The new owners, Paul and Bridget Schneider, have been married for 20 years this November 2018. We have 4 Children, 3 boys and 1 girl. Bridget is originally from the Maple Lake area and has lived most of her life in Rochester, MN with her husband and family. The photo of our family is from a wedding in San Diego a few years back, it's one of our favorites.
Paul purchased this Cabin in 2017
Why Paul chose South Haven
We love the area, it is a very beautiful and peaceful place to get way for the season. Clearwater Lake has excellent fishing and water sport opportunities. Very relaxing as well.
What makes this Cabin unique
Close to the Twin Cities, it is only a 45 minute drive from the west side of the Metro area. Small family run resort located on a small channel between Clearwater Lake and Grass Lake and we have our own boat launch for you convenience.
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A Good Place to Stay
The online pictures of the cabins and property are quite accurate and represent what the property looks like when I stayed there. 2 separate bedrooms with comfortable queen beds plus pillows, and a sofa in the front room that folds out into a bed, which we didn’t use. One bathroom with a small shower. You must bring your own towels. Kitchen with pots, pans, utensils, dishes etc., for at least 4 people. Plenty of small rowboats, kayaks and a paddle boat for guests to use in the lake. The fish cleaning shack has the paddles and life vests. Swimming off the dock.
My suggestions for the owner- Please fix the rudder on the paddle boat. It is somewhat hard to steer/control. This is how we found it. Looks like a new bolt and screw would do it. Tankless water heaters are great usually but the one in cabin 22 gives you two options, cold or burning hot with about a 5 second warning in between. Lastly a dust buster would be helpful to vacuum the 6x8 throw rug in the front room. Hard to keep clean if sweeping with just a broom. My Verizon phone doesn’t work well out here but the AT&Ts do just fine. Nothing could be done, so know. I would definitely return!
Cabin Get Away
Stayed at this property with a group of friends for the 4th of July weekend and had a great time! Weather was great so we could enjoy the lakes. Loved the kayaks and paddle boats provided for us. The cabin itself had what we needed but may be a little cramped. We spent most of our time outside anyways! Paul was easy to communicate with and very quick to respond to my questions. Would stay here again!
My stay at Maple Hill Resort on Clearwater Lake
It appears to be clean and well maintained. The hot water has some issues because it comes and goes. Otherwise a very pleasant place to stay. The beds were comfortable and everything was as good or better than other places I even anticipated.
Glad you had a great time and thanks for letting me know about the hot water issue. I have a plumber called to take a look at it. Sorry if it caused you too much trouble. Hope to see you again!
Paul was great and very responsive to messages. Cabin was cute and clean, lake water was crystal clear, fish were abundant, kayaks, paddle boats and boats to use, loons were beautiful to see and hear, very quiet place with nice views from the cabin. We had a lovely time!
Good Fishing weekend stay
My family stayed here in mid May for a fishing weekend. The cabin was clean, and nicely presented. We had 5 men....but I think the size of the cabin would be more comfortable for 3 men.....or maybe for more if couples were bunked together in the 2 rooms.
The location was very nice. We could get to both lakes via the channel. The dock was close to the cabin, and was good for our boat.
We really liked the fire pit and being so close to the water. The views were beautiful, especially looking out over grass lake (keeping in mind there is a busy road right there between the cabin and clearwater lake....but that's obvious when booking so didn't surprise or bother us).
The fishing on the lake was good for us in certain areas.....though Clearwater lake is a pretty tough lake to boat on (very very shallow in large areas of the lake, requiring lifting the motor).
Overall, we enjoyed our weekend, and the cabin was a very good place to stay.
Thank you Justin! It was nice meeting you and your family. I am glad you had a successful fishing trip even in the abnormally shallow levels on Clearwater Lake. We did not have much snow up here this winter or rain in the spring either, so the lake is down about 1-1/2 feet from average making some of the shallows less than desirable. Normally these areas are very navigable. Hope to see you guys again sometime!!
Maple Hill Resort