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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

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 Detroit Lakes

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: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • The Fitness Center is intended for ADULTS ONLY. In the interest of safety, absolutely NO CHILDREN under 16 allowed.
  • The Cabin wood burning fireplace is inoperable. DO NOT attempt to burn wood.
  • If the heat/ AC is on, please help us keep energy costs down and close the windows.
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


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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Fargo, ND
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Detroit Lakes
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Detroit Mountain
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $249
Damage Insurance $79

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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