|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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
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.
Geocaching, 4 Wheeling, bird watching, hiking, gravel grinding, hunting, fishing,
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest|
|Cleaning Fee||$65 + Tax|
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%
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