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Private Vacation Lake Home On 47 Acres Of Breathtaking Woods In Mn Lake Country

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 8,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

8000 Sq Ft Of Living Space Incl 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, 2 Kitchens And Sleeps 12

This secluded four season Minnesota lake home is available for rent for the first time, beginning summer of 2016!

The long private driveway welcomes you to 47 acres and 2000 ft of shoreline on peaceful Holbrook Lake, just 10 miles south of Detroit Lakes. Tucked among the trees, Holbrook Farms sits on an old maple syrup farm. Bring your paddle board, relax in the kayak or take a walk on the trails and enjoy the solitude and nature that surrounds you.

Enter the great room to see panoramic views of the property. The fully equipped kitchen and island with 14 dining chairs accommodate a large group. Cuddle up on chilly nights to the large gas fireplace with stone hearth that soars up to the vaulted ceiling and enjoy happy hour on the spacious cedar deck.

First level master bedroom has a queen bed, daybed with trundle and 3/4 attached bath and laundry. Off the master enjoy a private conversation in the sitting room with walk-out patio overlooking the gentle slope to the lake.

Two additional first level bedrooms each have 2 single beds.

Four single beds make up the large "blue room" along with an attached full bath, including sauna. A large 29' x 15' room overlooking the property offers the ideal space for business meetings, scrapbooking retreats or yoga/ exercise.

The original attached rustic cabin lined with knotty pine tongue-and-groove walls provides an additional retreat for two, including a bedroom with two single beds, attached 3/4 bath, second laundry room, living area and full kitchen. Enjoy a workout in our well-equipped lower level fitness room. The home comes with your own private dock. Wi-Fi included.

Holbrook Farms is ideally suited for group gatherings, corporate meetings and retreats and/or simply a beautiful place to relax and enjoy all Minnesota Lakes Country has to offer! Start a new tradition and make lasting memories on your vacation!

More Details

Property Manager
Melissa Lorentz
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Melissa Lorentz

We are three military families who have served in the U.S. Air Force a combined 65 years. After grieving the loss of several loved ones and friends who lost their lives serving their country, we felt called upon to give back to those families who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We decided to share this beautiful piece of property and together we converted Matt & Micaela Brancato's family maple syrup farm into a peaceful and healing retreat.

In 2014, Holbrook Farms opened its doors to the first group of military survivors. The all-expense-paid weekend provides our survivors a place of solace, respite and relaxation among others who have endured similar tragedies, so together they may help one another heal. A typical itinerary includes a lake day and BBQ, yoga and paddle boarding exercise, an afternoon of massage and pampering, educational speakers and an evening out complete with dinner and entertainment.

Why Melissa Lorentz chose Northwest

We are incredibly grateful to you, our guests, for the revenue generated from your stay at Holbrook Farms directly funds our military survivor retreats. We wish to THANK YOU for making a very special contribution to this project. Each year we continue to serve our nation's survivors and have plans to add additional retreats so that we may serve many more.

If you wish to learn more or sponsor a survivor, visit our website.

Holbrook Farms Retreat is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization so all donations are tax deductible. 100% of Holbrook Farms donations go towards sponsoring a survivor to attend a retreat or improving the experience for retreat attendees. (EIN: 47-1431994)

Our growth is largely based on word-of-mouth, so we ask you share Holbrook Farms with others and consider staying with us during your next vacation, corporate retreat, or special event!

What makes this house unique

Holbrook Farms vision is to provide a peaceful place where family, friends and colleagues can gather to remember, celebrate & make new memories in the heart of Minnesota Lakes Country!

Your stay with us helps fulfill our mission to provide a retreat to families who have made the ultimate sacrifice to our country through their military service.


Detroit Lakes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Sauna provided off this bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single
    CABIN Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Daybed includes trundle to sleep an additional person
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , X2 Single Beds can be converted into one King Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , X2 Single Beds can be converted into one King Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Private Vacation Lake Home On 47 Acres Of Breathtaking Woods In Mn Lake Country
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Absolutely amazing.

  • 5 of 5

1st off the manager Melissa is so great to work with. Answers questions promptly, messages to check in if anything is needed during the stay.

We had a group of 14. 10 adults and 4 children, a total of 5 families and there was plenty of room for the group size. The set up of the house gives ample amounts of privacy if wanted and plenty of room to spread out.

The house had everything you need and more. (Dishes, appliances, towels etc) The only thing I would recommend is to rake out shoreline of lake there is a lot of seaweed.

For a fishing group, Pelican Lake and Lake Melissa are very close to the cabin. However, we never caught anything on Holbrook. The lake was amazing for kayaking, paddle boarding and paddle boats though, very private lake.

Highly recommend the cabin. We had an amazing stay! Thank you so much!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Top notch property

  • 5 of 5

Space was perfect, home was clean and well take care of. Supplies and amenities were on point. Beautiful property. We are proud to support the mission of Holbrook Farms and serve military families. We will definitely be coming back! Thank you, Holbrook Farms!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely exceeded all our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing! We were a little hesitant booking a place as we had never done anything like this before. Melissa was so helpful and provided us with all details and information we needed for our stay. The kids and grandkids all had such a fun time on the lake -- Our granddaughter caught her first fish! Our 3 year old grandson referred to it as "Grandma's House and Grandma's Lake" (oh how I wish)! On those rainy days when we couldn't be outside, there was more than enough space to play games inside. We would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a grand time. The house is huge and well -appointed. Plenty of room for all. I would stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome place for a family or business retreat.

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion at Holbrook Farms Retreat and everyone loved the house with great rooms, a sauna and kayak and paddle boats on a quiet lake. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Hosts we've ever had!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I have been renting lakeside cabins over New Year's Eve weekend for six years now through VRBO. This was, hands down, the BEST stay we've ever had, and most of it has to do with the attentiveness of the hosts. To start, Melissa called me before our stay to go over a few last minute details, she texted to make sure I had arrived safely, she texted to see if we needed the driveway plowed after receiving a few inches of snow, and was responsive to my texts when there was a slight problem with an oven (which was actually no big deal, as there are two kitchens in house). As stated, between everyone in my group, we've rented at least 25 properties through VRBO and no one comes even close to Melissa's communication, attentiveness and responsiveness. I mean, someone texted to see if we made it safely?? That has NEVER happened before.

What's more, the property itself is BEAUTIFUL. My friends and I used the sauna, we had a very rowdy ping-pong tournament, we rode our fatbikes out on the lake and went snowshoeing through the woods. There were multiple locations in the house great for board games (a HUGE living room upstairs but also two smaller areas downstairs for jigsaw puzzles and more intense board games).

We can't WAIT to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Fargo, ND
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Detroit Lakes
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Detroit Mountain
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Detroit Lakes House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Jul 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Jul 31 2017 - Jul 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
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Aug 1 2017 - Aug 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Aug 2 2017 - Aug 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
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Aug 3 2017 - Aug 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Aug 7 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/ New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 30 2018 - Apr 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 30 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day 2018
May 25 2018 - Jun 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jun 4 2018 - Aug 26 2018
Changeover Day: Monday
6 night minimum stay
WE Fest 2018
Jul 30 2018 - Aug 4 2018
6 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall 2018
Sep 4 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/ New Year 2018
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 1 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $240
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 7.38%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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