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Make Memories at this beautiful get away! Golf, fish and frolic on the water!

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,240 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, can sleep up to 17 in beds! Party Bunkhouse for games etc

River Venture is a stunning new vacation rental on the peaceful but entertaining Otter Tail River with lake views and access. This expansive property is within walking distance of bars (Zorbas and Beach Bums), restaurants, sandy public beaches and the quaint "Corner Store". Bring your boat! River Venture is closely located to the Otter Tail public boat launch. With a private swimming beach on the river you can kayak out your front door down the river to two connecting lakes or take a quick portage to premier Otter Tail Lake. Fish off your own private dock or walk across the bridge to the fishing pier.

Activity packed days at River Venture lead to relaxing afternoons on the covered wrap around porch. Your group will enjoy gathering around a cold beverage and planning the evening. For those guests that enjoy a little night life, Beach Bums and Zorbaz are open late and serve American and Mexican cuisine and offer live music regularly. Guests who wish to spend a quieter evening will be delighted guests with the outdoor grill, ample seating around a cozy fire and the ambiance of the peaceful Otter Tail River.

River Venture is perfect for all types of groups. Cozy gathering spaces are abundant throughout this sprawling property. The main level of the home features a master bedroom with ensuite luxury full bath, a laundry room, 3/4 bathroom, modern gourmet kitchen with a large granite island, dining area and open living area with a flatscreen smart TV. The second level includes two bedrooms, a full bathroom, a workout area, a second family room with a flat-screen TV and game tables. Extra beds will accommodate an additional four people. An attached, heated and air-conditioned bunk house features a full kitchen, lots of ample tables and seating, and a flat screen TV. This comfortable extension of the living space includes two bunk beds. This is a great area for large family meals or game area, seats 40 plus easily.

The master bedroom on the main level has a walkout to the porch with a view of the river. A TV and ensuite with a soaking tub & walk in shower make this a luxurious retreat. The second and third bedrooms upstairs feature full and queen size beds respectively. Two additional queen size beds are situated in the main living area on the upper level. The entertainment/bunk house living area is heated/cooled on the main level has bunk beds and sleeps four. Your group of up to 14 people will be easily accommodated!

More Details

Property Manager
Stacy Cannady
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Stacy Cannady


Welcome to my vacation home and family gathering place. I took my 20 years of Residential New Construction design and sales experience to design and build my own dream home and now would like to share it with you. This newly completed property was christened and been enjoyed by many of my family members this last year. I wanted a welcoming home that would accommodate my children, spouses, grandchildren, nieces, nephews.... you get the picture! I could not have been more pleased to experience all of the great memory making moments we have shared.

My career has taken me back to the Minneapolis area so I am opening my home up to other families to make their own memories. I created an owners retreat for myself that I will visit as often as possible and maintain my many gardens and the expansive yard.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I have been vacationing in the Ottertail Lake area my entire live and owned the property for 14 years. There are so many things to do in the area but most of my visitors want to come and relax while drinking in all of the natural beauty Ottertail has to offer.

Blessings to you and hope you enjoy!


Stacy Cannady purchased this house in 2016

Why Stacy Cannady chose Battle Lake

I think you fill find that the Ottertail Lake and Battle Lake area to be a remarkable family vacation destination. The natural beauty of the area, crystal clear, sand bottom Ottertail Lake and Ottertail are ideal for both water sports and excellent fishing which is a hard combination to come by.

The home and grounds will offer your family and friends about 2 1/2 acres of private, luxury living not found at a tradition resort setting. The house itself was designed for entertaining with ease and comfort.

The Bunkhouse is finished in rustic barn wood and steel but has a very cozy feeling with in floor heat, flat screen tv, full kitchen and seating for 50 plus or a great area for card games or corn hole .

What makes this house unique

This is a unique blend of the "Up North" feel including the incredible water views, wildlife that frequent the property and natural beauty along with the convenience of walking to a local hotspot, Zorbas on Ottertail or Beach Bums. You can get gas for you "water toys", pick up snacks, ice cream or staples at the Corner Store along with fresh bread, carmel rolls etc baked daily. While you are there pull up a stool and have a frosty beer with some of the locals and get the daily "news". Bottom line this area is made up of good people coming to have good times with their friends and families... many of which like my own go back a few generations!


Battle Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3240 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Main Floor - toilet , tub , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The main floor master bath features a free standing double slipper soaking tub with river views, a two person walk in glass walled shower and a walk in closet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master - Main Level - 1 queen , This bedroom has a master bath and walk out to the porch
    Second Bedroom - Upstairs - 1 queen
    Third Bedroom - Upstairs - 1 double
  • In addition to the 3 bedrooms, there are 2 queen size beds in the upper level family room/loft area and 4 bunk beds in the bunk house/entertainment area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Make Memories at this beautiful get away! Golf, fish and frolic on the water!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Another Awesome Year, Never Disappoints

  • 5 of 5

Stacy is awesome to deal with and her home is perfect, the location is the best in Ottertail County. You have lake access and the river in the back yard, can’t think of a better lay out. My kids didn’t want to leave and want to go back again next year. It is the perfect place to make family memories and traditions.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place.

  • 5 of 5

We throughly enjoyed our stay. The setting could not have been any better. If available, we will be back again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yorktown, Va

Fantastic, comfortable, spacious and homey.

  • 5 of 5

Our week at the river was too short. We kicked it off with a family reunion on Saturday, had close to 50 people and it was perfect. We had good weather but even if it had been rainy there would have been plenty of seating in the bunk house. Received many comments on it being a perfect place to have our reunion. The rest of the week was spent by our immediate family at the river,on the dock and beach area. Even got some catch and release fishing in. I want to thank Stacy for sharing her beautiful home with others. She has it well stocked with just about everything needed for cooking, indoors and out. Our daughters made more than one trip to the corner store and Zorbas and sitting on the porch was wonderful. Most of our time was spent outdoors so we didn’t get to play many of the games provided. It really is a great place to spend a memorable vacation/reunion. Our twin great granddaughters spent numerous hours on the tricycles. The only problem was they both wanted the red one. A GREAT TIME was had by all. Thank you Stacy.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

River Venture will not disappoint, pictures do not do this beautiful home justice. From the layout to the location it is perfect. Our families had fun fishing on the lake and the river in the back yard, kayaking and floating down the river. This was our first VRBO experience and couldn't ask for a better person to work with. Stacy was very friendly and super easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host your family's vacation! You all have beautiful families and I am so glad you have already booked for next year. I hope you can build many wonderful family traditions and memories at the Ottertail River Venture as my family has.
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Relaxing environment with everything that you need to enjoy a vacation with friends and family.

  • 5 of 5

We thought this met our needs for our group. The outside environment was so relaxing from having coffee on the patio or dock to having cocktails on the deck. The river is a perfect spot to float down or get a relaxing paddle board. I you have a boat you need to find accommodations for it on the lake but the launch is close by. Thank you for a great week!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect vacation paradise

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views and direct acess to the river make staying at this beautiful property the perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to have Renee and her family stay at the Ottertail River Venture. The large party/event space allowed them to host their mothers 80th birthday party and he wrap around porch, perennial gardens and water views gave a great backdrop for some great family times and pictures. If you are thinking of hosting a family reunion, graduation, party or wedding give me a shout and find out how easy it is to host at the OTRV. Stacy
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Battle Lake Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Zorbaz, Beach Bums and Corner Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Balmoral and Thumper Pond Golf Courses
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Amtrak - Detroit Lakes, MN
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Zorbaz on Ottertail Lk and Beach Bums w/i walking
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Detroit Mountain Detroit Lakes
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Ottertail Lake Public Beach
Car: necessary

River Venture is located on the beautiful Ottertail River right across the street from Otter Tail Lake public boat launch. Restaurants within walking distance on the lake include Zorbaz pizza and mexican restaurant and Beach Bums.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Insurance $99
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Please contact me directly if your travel plans do not line up with my booking parameters... I have some flexibility.

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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