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Walhall Retreat - Relax, Revive, Explore!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7)

Relax, Revive, Explore ... at Walhall Retreat

Nestled on a 1-acre wooded lot in west-central Minnesota's Otter Tail County, Walhall is a furnished 2-bedroom, 1-bath, pet friendly, 800 sq foot idyllic cabin located just off the crystal-clear waters of beautiful Lake Clitherall.

Relax...watch and hear the loons, experience the sunsets, sit by the fire, gaze at the stars.

Revive...go fishing, swimming, biking, golfing, hiking, or just sit around the campfire.

Explore...Minnesota’s heart of the lakes region: Take a nature walk at Glendalough State Park; Visit shops of local crafters in nearby towns; Enjoy an afternoon of music on the patio at a local Winery.

Walhall is just 19 miles north of Interstate 94, 4 miles south of the town of Battle Lake, MN.

Your Walhall Vacation ... Minnesot-Ahhhh! :-)

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Keywords: Cabin, Lake, Home

More Details

Owner
Kurt Maethner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Kurt Maethner

Kurt and Scott Maethner are brothers who grew up in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Kurt is a businessman who has been living in the Battle Lake, Minnesota area since he graduated from Saint Cloud State University in 1988. Kurt, his wife Tanya and their daughter Addison enjoy living on Lake Clitherall. Scott retired from the United States Air Force after 25 years of service. He graduated from Concordia College (Moorhead, Minnesota) in 1990. Scott, his wife Terri and their three children Emily, Allison and Thomas currently live in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Kurt Maethner purchased this cabin in 1975

Why Kurt Maethner chose Minnesota

Walhall has been in the Maethner family for over 37 years. The cabin was originally built in 1970 by a friend of the family. In 1975, Art and Judie Maethner (Kurt and Scott’s parents) purchased the cabin as a summer retreat. Art and Judie were both educators so the entire family was able to enjoy lengthy summer breaks while school was not in session. The Maethner family built many wonderful memories at this cabin throughout the years to include fishing, swimming, nature watching and relaxing. After Art and Judie retired and Kurt and Scott left home to start their own lives, the cabin saw increasingly less use. After Art passed away in 2006, Kurt and Scott purchased the cabin from Judie. They converted it to a vacation rental to allow others to experience this wonderful place.

What makes this cabin unique

Clitherall Lake is one of the cleanest and clearest lakes in Minnesota. If you are out on the lake fishing, you can see the bottom of the lake at a depth of 16 feet. You can literally see the fish come up to your hook to take a nibble. The lake is 2500 acres, has 14.1 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 70 feet. The area in which Walhall is located has been in tune with nature for many decades. Township, city, county and state government entities respect, appreciate and nurture our natural environment, keeping it as a top priority in all of their planning and development activities. The permanent residents of the area are also very good stewards of the environment. During your stay, you too will enjoy nature's blessings to include the ability to interact with a wide variety of wildlife. You will make friends with chipmunks and squirrels, observe otters, beavers and mink at work, and run across turtles swimming and sunning themselves. If you are a bird enthusiast, you will be able to observe many species to include loons, ducks, geese, robins, blue birds, finches, woodpeckers and many more. Fish that reside in lake Clitherall include walleye, northern pike, bluegill sunfish, black crappie, largemouth bass, rock bass, yellow perch and tullibee.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As soon as you enter the Walhall property, you feel relaxed and happy. Thank you for opening your beautiful home! We will be back!
Oct 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
89 Miles
Hector International Airport, Fargo, ND
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Battle Lake, MN
Nearest Golf
11.5 Miles
Stalker Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Minnesota Highway 78
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Battle Lake, MN
Nearest Ski
41.5 Miles
Andy's Tower Hills
Car: recommended

5 miles from Glendalough state (with walking and bike trails); 10 miles from Inspiration Peak (2nd highest point in Minnesota); 15 miles from Central Lakes Bike Trail; Local winery; Turtle races in Battle Lake; Granny's Pantry (candy & ice cream); Art of the Lakes Gallery, Prospect House Museum; Lakes Area Community Center; Fort Juelson; Henning Watermelon Day.

Amenities

Battle Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jacuzzi Tub, Sink
  • Towels included, toilet paper included.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Super-fun loft sleeps 2 on 2 inflatable 'Aerobeds'; Sofa/Futon (sleeps 2) & Chair Futon (sleeps 1) in living room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Pet Friendly, Local boat rentals available, Boatlift available ($50 per week); Lake slide available ($70 per week); Fishing gear provided upon request; Outdoor patio with fire pit (firewood included); ceiling fan; Private 1 acre wooded lot; Cabin located 500 feet from main road; 100 feet of lake shore; 40' dock which includes 8'x10' platform with 2 swivel chairs, table & ladder; electric air toy pump; iron and ironing board.

Reviews

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5

Great labor day weekend at Walhall retreat

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed a 4-day labor day weekend stay at the Walhall retreat. Very peaceful and relaxing. We especially enjoyed the numerous settings to enjoy a meal, cup of coffee, etc (deck, dock, firepit, breezeway). Eagles and loons were observed every day. Loved the biking that is close by. We've stayed at many vrbo locations and this one probably was the best equipped with high quality accessories (grills, utensils, etc). Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

Walhall is really a special place. The owners have created a great, comfortable and unique little vacation spot. We so enjoyed our week here and loved all of the little touches of Minnesota and Nordic culture around the cabin. Lake Clitherall is a beautiful lake and there is plenty to do around the area. We golfed every day at a different golf course, boated, swam, fished, took long walks, visited the state park nearby, and loved sitting out by the fire every evening. The cabin is quite small, but perfect for our getaway just the two of us & has every amenity we could have ever needed. Thank you for a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Inviting and convenient in every way.

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful and private. Our granddaughters caught fish off the dock every night and loved it! Swimming in the clear lake was grand. The kids had fun in the loft. We played games on the lawn and had evening campfires. Fine memories!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our fourth stay here. Continues to be a great place. Absolutely everything you would need.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful lake, property, a cabin is perfect for our young family of six. Fishing is excellent for the kids with great swimming area right off of the dock. Just bring your clothes and lake toys. Battle Lake also has a terrific grocery store & bait shop with everything you need. Don't forget Granny's Pantry! Thanks again Walhall!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect setting for a relaxing week on the lake.

  • 5 of 5

It was the most charming and Cozy spot for our summer vacation. Our 4 year old loved the loft to play in. I had never been to clitherall and it is my favorite so far! So clean and clear. We hope to come back for many years to come!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome as always!

  • 5 of 5

Great weather, beautiful lake, fun swimming and fishing. Cabin is absolutely darling and comfy. This is our third time here, we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us again and we hope to see you next year!
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Lake Slide ($80/week) $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Boat Lift ($50/week) $50 + Tax
Cleaning & Laundry Fee $85
Tax Rate 7.38%

$85 cleaning & laundry fee applies to all stays. Additional fees apply for optional boat lift rental ($50 per week), lake slide ($80 per week). No tax on cleaning fees. No tax on stays longer than 30 days. $200 extra for premium week reservations (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day).

A first payment equal to 25% of the total bill at the time of the reservation. The advance payment will be applied toward the rent. Please make payments in the form of traveler's checks, bank money orders, cashier’s checks or personal checks payable to Walhall Properties, L.L.C. The advance payment is not a damage deposit. The BALANCE OF RENT is due sixty (60) days before your arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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