TURTLE LAKE VINTAGE LOG CABINS

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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TURTLE LAKE VINTAGE LOG CABINS

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Cabins: one has 2 Bedrooms 1 bath and Detached Unit has 1 bedroom 1 bath

Two charming log cabins - one for you and the other for family or friends. Enjoy vacationing together while having your own privacy! You can rent one or both, whichever meets your needs. The cabins sit on Big Turtle Lake in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest just north of Grand Rapids, MN. A fisherman's paradise where you can catch Walleye, Bass, Northern, and big Crappies on this pristine, spring-fed, 2,000 acre lake. The area provides opportunities to go 4-wheeling, biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, or boating. This beautiful lake boasts of up to 17 ft. water clarity and is home to 16 different islands. Having your first cup of coffee out on the deck, just 50 ft. from the lakeshore, while listening to the call of the loons is an awesome way to start your day! Come evening, build yourselves a campfire in our large fire pit and share ghost stories while roasting marshmallows over the fire under the moon and the big pines. You will never see the stars shine as bright and if you're really lucky... you just might see the northern lights.

The 'Painted Turtle' log cabin has 2 bedrooms each with full size log beds. The living area has a comfortable futon, reading lights and 2 chairs that nestle a cozy gas fireplace. There is a fully stocked kitchen with a dining table that will seat 6 comfortably. $1,100.00 per week/$175.00 per night each cabin.

The newly remodeled 'Timberdoodle' is a 1 bedroom log cabin, with a 3/4 bathroom, a full kitchen, living room, dining room, and can accommodate up to 6 people. $1,100.00 per week/$175.00 per night each cabin.

Keywords: Cottage, log cabin, up north get-a-way, retreat, lodging, cabin, resort

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Charlie & Pam Hile

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Hi! Our names are Pam and Charlie Hile and this is our family. We have been coming up to this area for over 25 years and it's our 'home away from home.' Some people think we're crazy to drive 4 hours to get out of the cities, but we think it's worth every mile. Why? Because the area is absolutely beautiful! Turtle Lake is over 2,000 acres, spring fed, has up to 17 ft. of water clarity, hosts 16 different islands, and is NEVER green! It is always clear, cool, and inviting. Turtle Lake is one of the premiere lakes in Minnesota for fishing Smallmouth Bass and it's also known for it's abundance of big Walleyes, Northern, and Largemouth Bass, along with Sunnies, Crappies and Perch. Sportsmen and sportswomen will also appreciate the fabulous hunting opportunities this area provides for deer, woodcock, grouse, geese and duck. Big Turtle Lake is a quiet, lazy lake and since it's over 2,000 acres, you will leave behind the crowded and noisy lakes of the cities. It's a bit of a step back in time, although the area offers fine dining, antiquing, and a quaint place to get a cup of coffee or an ice cream cone... the town is small, the people are friendly, and you go at your own pace. Sleep when you're tired, eat when you're hungry, and enjoy the time in between however you choose. Whether it's sitting on the log swing watching the sun set or the eagles fly, kayaking around the lake, playing horseshoes, geocaching, reading a good book, mountain biking at nearby Suomi Hills, Scenic State Park, or the hundreds of miles of logging trails, or fishing, hunting, hiking, and golfing... we're confident that you will find enough things to do to keep you and your family busy. Or better yet, come on up with no agenda and let your adventure unfold before you!

Charlie & Pam Hile purchased this cabin in 2005

We decided to buy a cabin in the northern woods of the Chippewa National Forest because this area has always had sentimental meaning to my husband. His father worked at a CCC camp in the area after coming home from WWII. In later years he returned with his family to share with them the place he had learned to love for its wild beauty and quiet peacefulness.

Our cabins are located in a unique area for many reasons. One being that we have hundreds of great fishing lakes within a 1 hour drive... Lake Winnibigosh, Spider Lake, Jessie Lake, and Bowstring being just a few. There are also several lakes known for their great Muskie fishing such as North Star Lake, Deer Lake and the Big Fork River. There are 5 Golf courses within an hour's drive for those who love to golf. A local park offers a playground and tennis courts. No matter what the season, but most especially in the fall, the nationally registered 'Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway' leads you over winding and rolling hills through the forest pines. Spectacular views of the passing lakes await you at each curve of Highway 38. The 'Lost Forty' is forty acres that were never surveyed and therefore missed being logged by lumberjacks. It has an interpretive walking trail where you will view virgin red pine, black spruce and white pine trees that are over 300 years old! Visiting the 'Joyce Estates' allows you to get a feel of what was once a millionaire lumber Baron's vacation hideaway. Suomi Hills and Scenic State Park are two places we love to return to time and time again for hiking, mountain biking, and cross country skiing. Although there are many opportunities for day trips and adventures, we enjoy spending most of our time right within our own property or on the lake. We love to spend the day fishing or swimming. In the evenings we grill a nice meal and enjoy a good beer or a nice glass of wine on the deck just feet from the lake. Once it gets dark we head over to the fire pit and lose ourselves in the flames. Mostly we enjoy our getaway as a place where we can truly relax, recharge, and reconnect with nature. We have found that some of our best memories with family and friends have taken place on Big Turtle Lake where time just seems to move a little slower.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Turtle Lake Vintage Log Cabins
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Turtle Lake Vintage Log Cabins
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357948vbi
612-865-6190
Marcell Minnesota
Towanda, IL
5

This is Marvelous Minnesota!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We rented both cabins for a week and could've stayed longer. We were perfectly content hanging around the premises enjoying the scenery/wildlife, swimming by the dock, boating, fishing, and taking walks. The title of these cabins indicate "vintage", but they are also modern as well as charming and comfortable. There's a great yard to enjoy, firepit, sandy entry to the water, and a playhouse for the kids. There's even a neighborhood dog that would show up every so often, which our kids got the biggest kick out of. The owners were a pleasure to work with. They provided helpful information about the lake and were always willing to answer any questions we had. If you're looking for a great place on a lake in MN, we'd recommend this one!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Turtle Lake Vintage Log Cabins
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357948vbi
612-865-6190
Marcell Minnesota
5

Came in from NJ

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Wow! This place is even cuter in person! Looks great in pics but I held my breath as we pulled up hoping it was all that it seemed. It was that and more!
Such a sweet place on the water. We had an absolute blast! Our 2 year old loved the little playhouse with all the toys in it. Him and his 11 month old brother loved the water as well :) We rented a pontoon from arcadia lodge, but could have easily rented one from neighboring Wilderness lodge which was a short walk down the road. What a great vacation! Bring your own drinking water as Charlie suggests. Thanks Charlie and Pam!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Turtle Lake Vintage Log Cabins
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357948vbi
612-865-6190
Marcell Minnesota
Minneapolis
5

Great experience, great lake, and great cabin!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
The Timberdoodle Cabin is perfect for a couple or two! Great updated appliances but still has that "cabin feel" we were looking for. The lake is amazing with its clear water and many bays to anchor for some swimming or fishing. Boat launch was close by as well as a small market if you need to refill any supplies. Take a 1/2 day trip to Scenic Lake Park for some good hiking as well. Only stayed four days but next time will make it a week!! Nothing negative to say about the entire experience. It was awesome!!
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Turtle Lake Vintage Log Cabins
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357948vbi
612-865-6190
Marcell Minnesota
Minneapolis
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
The Painted turtle was quaint, clean and perfect for that up north experience. Everything you need, nothing you don't. Perfect lake for fishing and swimming. The fire pit and children's play house were huge bonuses as well. The two small towns nearby will get you by for needs and a few wants as well. The Forestry station in Marcel is a must if you have kids are care about knowing more about the north woods. We'll be back again but will plan to stay longer next time.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Turtle Lake Vintage Log Cabins
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357948vbi
612-865-6190
Marcell Minnesota
moundsview mn
5

Awesome family getaway!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
My wife and 3 daughters wanted to get away to the great north this year for the 4th of July and searched high and low for a good option. We decided to give the Painted Turtle a try and I can honestly say it couldn't have been more perfect! Roomy enough that we weren't on top of one another and small enough that it still felt cozy. Beautiful log cabin with a rustic feel. The lake was amazing. We also really enjoyed the surrounding community and what it had to offer. Great advice and tips at the local bait shop, miles and miles of hiking trails, and of course...awesome ice cream. :) If you are looking for a great place to retreat this is your spot! We are already talking about going back next summer.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bigfork Mn
"Golf on the Edge of the Wilderness Golf Course. 9 hole course complete with putting green, c..."
Frontier Sports
"Gas, Bait, Convenient store, sporting goods, Gifts, Fast Food"
Pine Cone Soup & Sandwich Cafe
"Food, Coffee, Ice Cream"
Scenic State Park
"Hiking, Biking, Fishing"
Edge of the Wilderness Golf Course
Turtle Lake
"Public Boat Ramp, access to Maple Lake too."
Marcell
Bigfork
"Gas, Food, Restaurants, Pizza, Groceries, Laundry, Liquor, Bars, Golf"
Timberwolf Inn
"Restaurant, bar, hotel"
Scenic Hwy
"Chippewa National Forest ranger station"
Arcadia Lodge
"Restaurant, Boat Rental, Gas available."
Arcadia Lodge
"Restaurant, Boat Rental, Gas available."
Snowshoe Liquor Store & Antiques
Hayslips Corner
Wilderness Lodge
"Boat Rental, Guide service"
Edge of Wilderness Antiques
K and K Stables
Bowstring Store
"https://www.gogobot.com/homeaway/guides/5330000000000007226?brand_id=vrbo&place_id=500000117..."
Kocian's Family Market
" Full service grocery store."
Pizza Palace
Huskie Cafe
Neighborhood Tavern
Bigfork Wilderness Bar Inc
Loggers Restaurant & Bar Inc
D & M laundry
Suomi Hills
"Hiking, Mountain Biking, Birding, Cross-country skiing."
Chippewa National Forest
"Gravel Grinding, Gravel rides, cycling, biking, biking logging roads, cycling, touring"
Joyce Estates
Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Bigfork
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 38
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Timberwolf, Hayslips Talmoon, Wilderness Bigfork
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Edge of the Wilderness Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Timberwolf Inn and Arcadia Lodge
Car: necessary

Geocaching, 4 Wheeling, bird watching, hiking, gravel grinding, hunting, fishing,

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Availability & Rates

Marcell Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
May 3 2014 - Jun 29 2014
$155
$175
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$950
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Peak Color
Sep 2 2014 - Oct 12 2014
$155
$175
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$950
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
$1,100
7 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.88%
Notes Painted Turtle: Occupancy 2, sleeps 6. (Two Bedroom + Futon) $950.00 per week/$175.00 per might each cabin.

Timberdoodle: Occupancy 2, sleeps 6. (One Bedroom + 2 Futons) $950.00 per week/$175.00 per might each cabin.
Additional Guest: Add- $27.50/Day $110.00/Week (Sales Taxes Included)

Sales Tax: 6.875% Lodging Tax = 3%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Marcell Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Painted Turtle 1 bath room, Timberdoodle 1 bath room
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Painted Turtle 1 bathroom, Timberdoodle 1 bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Detached Unit - 1 double , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The 'Painted Turtle' has 2 bedrooms each w/ dbl. beds and a futon sofa in the living-room; (Occupancy 2, sleeps 6) The 'Timberdoodle' has 1 bedroom (dbl. bed) and two mission style sofa futons in the living-room; (Occupancy 2, sleeps 6)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • horseshoes
  • boating
  • shopping
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • basketball court
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • equestrian events
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • hunting
Notes:
80ft. Dock, Fire Pit, Horse shoes, Large open lot for yard games, Kayaks available to rent, Paddleboat, Log swing on beach, Public boat launch just a few miles down the road
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