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TURTLE LAKE VINTAGE LOG CABINS

Charlie & Pam Hile

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Charlie & Pam Hile

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
62%
Calendar last updated:
December 22, 2014
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TURTLE LAKE VINTAGE LOG CABINS

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

Overview

Marcell Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Charlie & Pam Hile (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
62%
Calendar last updated:
December 22, 2014

About Charlie & Pam Hile

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

Why Charlie & Pam Hile chose Marcell

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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.

Why HomeAway

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

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Turtle Lake Vintage Log Cabins
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
business
Turtle Lake Vintage Log Cabins
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357948vb
-612-865-6190
Marcell Minnesota
4

End of summer get away

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I stayed in the Timberdoole cabin. We brought our 17 foot boat. The driveway is pretty steep-we pulled in with the boat on the trailer but we used the neighbors driveway (that connects) to take the boat back up. The public launch is close so that was nice. Fishing was not as good as expected. We did have evenings/mornings of rain the weather cooled pretty quickly that week - so that may have switched the fish off. The cabin was clean and comfortable with modern amenities (gas range, microwave, gas fireplace, Dish TV with limited channels). The bed is a double. The floor plan is very open which is nice. The deck is large and gets afternoon sun, so it's a nice place to soak up some rays. The water in the cabin is MN north hard (rusty) water - so as suggested bring water to drink. The waterfront is soft sloping with sandy bottom. The sandwich cafe in Marcell was nice little break. They're open for breakfast and lunch with a decent selection and have free wi-fi. The grocery store in Big Fork is big enough for all your needs food and a few essential needs. The Plum Tree Antique store in Marcell is quaint and worth the visit.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
business
Turtle Lake Vintage Log Cabins
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357948vb
-612-865-6190
Marcell Minnesota
Minneapolis
4

Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5
Cabins are on a beautiful lake. Nice dock for fishing off of. Wonderful wood swing by the lake for relaxing. Bonfires a must :) Sweet little childrens playhouse on the property. Lots of hiking in the area and a couple restaurants close by with good food.
The lake is filled with the calming sounds of the loons, very peaceful.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello Angie & Family,
We're thrilled to hear that your family enjoyed the time you spent on Big Turtle Lake! It is a peaceful place and the wood swing by the lake is one of our favorite spots to too. We hope you'll consider staying with us again next year, we'd love to have you back!
Charlie & Pam Hile
business
Turtle Lake Vintage Log Cabins
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357948vb
-612-865-6190
Marcell Minnesota
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5

Great time fishing and relaxing at Timberdoodle on Turtle Lake

  • 5 of 5
We had a relaxing and peaceful time at this awesome cabin at Turtle Lake. It's quite and secluded. There is another cabin on the property nearby, but you still have plenty of room to spread out and relax. The cabin is very well kept up and was clean and modern. We enjoyed swimming off the dock. Fishing was great for bass and crappie. The kids playhouse on the property was also a great bonus for our young daughter.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
business
Turtle Lake Vintage Log Cabins
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357948vb
-612-865-6190
Marcell Minnesota
Cedar Rapids, IA, USA
4

Turtle Lake, Marcell Minnesota, July 2014

  • 4 of 5
Timberdoodle was a great little cabin on a beautiful lake. The cabin was nicely decorated, well appointed, and in good repair. The weather stripping on the sliding door wouldn't stay in place and the screen doors were temperamental, but aside from those minor things it was trouble free. The property was beautiful with a nice big grass covered yard under several large pine trees that provided great shade. There was a private dock, horseshoe and fire pits, and a neat little log cabin play house. The driveway was too steep and narrow to safely bring my boat down onto the property so I had to park it on the road above the property on the night before our departure (the rest of the week it was tied to the dock). Other than that, the trip was utterly trouble free. I hope to come back here in the future.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Turtle Lake Vintage Log Cabins
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357948vb
-612-865-6190
Marcell Minnesota
Saint Paul, MN
5

Wonderful Location for Making Family Memories

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the Painted Turtle Cabin and couldn't have been happier. It's vintage feel was exactly what we love, and the two bedrooms were ideal for giving some privacy for our family. Everything was as advertised and worked properly. The cabin was easy to find and access. Our boys loved the play house and we had great luck fishing using the handy lake map provided by the owners! This really was a great retreat for the week. We were lucky to have such wonderful people in the other cabin - so fun to make new friends on vacation. Next year we may see if some of our family want to come up and stay in the other cabin as well!
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Katey & Mark - We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay! We're glad to hear that your boys had fun in the playhouse and that the fishing was good. We sincerely hope that you'll stay with us again and please do bring your family for the other cabin! If you do decide to go this route, please reserve the 2 cabins early as this year we had both cabins completely booked and sadly had to turn some families away. Enjoy the rest of your summer and we'll see you next year when Turtle Lake calls you back!
Thanks again for your business and the great review.
Pam & Charlie
business
Turtle Lake Vintage Log Cabins
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357948vb
-612-865-6190
Marcell Minnesota
Princeton, Minnesota
5

Simply put "Outstanding"

Simply put "Outstanding"
  • 5 of 5
My wife walked into the cabin when we first arrived and came out with a giant smile on her face. She said "this is the cutest cabin that we have stayed at". I walked in, looked around and agreed with her 100%. We really enjoyed the cabin. Another nice perk was the beautiful fire pit with a ready supply of wood. We sat around the fire several evenings and of course had a few marshmallows. Having electricity at the dock was a big plus also for charging the trolling motor batteries.

To sum it up, the week was "outstanding" and I highly recommend it to others.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, 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 Barpub
7 Miles
Timberwolf, Hayslips Talmoon, Wilderness Bigfork
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Edge of the Wilderness Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 38
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Timberwolf Inn and Pine Cone Marcell
Nearest Beach
Swim beach on the property
Nearest Point of Interest
Boat Ramp
Nearest Point of Interest
Ranger Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Timberwolf Inn
Nearest Point of Interest
Frontier Bait
Nearest Point of Interest
Snowshoe Liquor Store & Antiques
Nearest Point of Interest
Marcell
Nearest Point of Interest
Bigfork
Nearest Point of Interest
Golf the Edge
Nearest Point of Interest
Wilderness Lodge
Nearest Point of Interest
Pine Cone Resturant
Nearest Point of Interest
Arcadia Lodge
Nearest Point of Interest
Scenic State Park
Car: necessary

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

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Rates & Availability

From $1,100 Per week

Marcell Cabin Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65 + 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

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Amenities

Marcell Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
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 ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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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