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Tony J Elfelt

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Luxurious, Secluded and Serene 4- bedroom Lake Home on Two Lakes and 30 Acres

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house


Minnesota House Rental Photos and Description

Modern lake home, 4 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 13). 30 acres.

Wow! Vacation homes like this don't come around very often. The Lady Slipper Lodge is modern and fully equipped with everything you will need. We are located in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest in north cental Minnesota just 3 1/2 hours north of the Twin Cities. It offers privacy and serenity on a 30-acre woodsy point between a 47' deep 80-acre lake and a 25' deep 60-acre lake. The Lodge is just 90' from the the lakes on both sides with a gradual slope. There is a lake view out of every window and nothing but forest as far as you can see.

The Lodge is the only home on one of the two lakes and it shares the other lake with only one other lake home. All the rest of the land all around both lakes is National Park, state or county land.

Our 30 acres are full of walking trails and the property is close to snowmobile trails and ATV trails as well. You would need to go miles to the north, east or west before you would run into another home. If you want to get away from it all, this is the place to for you.

In spring and winter it is advisable to have a 4-wheel drive to handle the 3/4 mile Forest Service road that leads to the Lodge.

Although we know that most young people are responsible, we prefer to rent to families and to groups of experienced adults.

Keywords: Cabin, lodge, private, fishing, reunion, family, quiet, wi-fi, pontoon, hiking, ATV, snowmobiling, woods, acres, lake home, Lady Slipper, fireplace, hunting, icefishing

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Tony J Elfelt (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

About Tony J Elfelt

Denise and I live in Nowthen, MN, which is a rural community 45 minutes north of Minneapolis. We have three adult children and five grandchildren. Denise runs our auction company called AAA Auction. I am a lawyer, but she lets me take the microphone and work as an auctioneer from time to time too.

Tony J Elfelt purchased this house in 1992

Why Tony J Elfelt chose Minnesota

As a teenager, I camped and fished at Big Winnie quiet a bit. I loved to hunt grouse too and on our trips to Winnie when we drove through the Remer area, I always thought that I would like to have a place where I could hunt grouse and fish right out my back door.

So when I began looking for a property, fishing, hunting and serenity were my main goals. I didn't want close neighbors and I wanted elbow room for kids, dogs, shooting guns and general revelry. I looked for two years before I found this property.

My wife, Denise, allowed me to have my dream when we bought this property in 1992. At that time there was only an old tar paper shack with cracks in the wall that were so big birds could fly in. It was love at first sight. Quiet. Beautiful. Majestic. I could close my eyes and see all of the memories that my family and friends would make in the years to come ---and we did.

What makes this house unique

Although the Lodge is modern and comfortable with many amenities, the comment that we hear most often is how peaceful the Lady Slipper Lodge is. It is truly a rare piece of land. It is the only piece of private property on Lower Milton Lake and when you are there you will see more wildlife than you will other people. Its We cut many trails on our land and if you are more adventuresome, there are many mile of hiking and ATV trails right out the back door that lead deep into the Chippewa National Forest.

While we don't have walleyes or a sandy beach, we do have great panfish, northerns and bass and a very nice beach is located on Little Sand Lake nearby. many people come to this area as well for deer hunting and its superb grouse hunting.


based on 12 traveler reviews

Luxurious, Secluded and Serene 4- bedroom Lake Home on Two Lakes and 30 Acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Mandan, ND

Seclusion At It's Finest!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for relaxation or a place to take the family for a fun time : look no further! My wife and I spent a week enjoying it's comforts. The lodge is very secluded, but actually within minutes of a small town ( in case you need anything!). There's a very good chance you'll see many types of birds, some deer, and other harmless small animals. Boating, hiking, outdoor games : you name it. The lodge itself is amazing and very well kept. Just about everything you'll need is already there. And plenty of movies if you want to be a couch potato... plus the WiFi works very well. If you like fishing, bring your gear. Either from a boat or off the dock is spectacular. Many bluegills and crappies of various sizes : plus a bonus largemouth or northern might surprise you! The Lady Slipper Lodge is one of the nicest places you'll visit, and probably won't want to leave. Tony is an excellent owner and makes sure your stay is a pleasant and memorable one.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Early Spring Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My brother and I stayed for 3 nights in late April. Tony was very quick at answer emails/phone calls, and was a pleasure to deal with! The property is amazing! Loons, muskrats, frogs, and a deer joined us. Swans showed up the day we left. Cabin had everything you could want, and then some! Very relaxing! We didn't realize there was a spot to do a little shooting, but definitely a plus for next time! Trails with spots to sit and enjoy the scenery were everywhere, and I did't get to explore them all. Will definitely be visiting again, this time with fishing gear as well! The driveway/forest road would be very tough to navigate in a smaller car, but by brother's Pilot handled it no problem. Thanks Tony for sharing the cabin!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nate. I was there right after you. Thanks for leaving it in such good shape. I am glad you enjoyed it as much as I do. Tony
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Our Family Superbowl Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Hi Tony!

I have been wanting to send you an email ever since we returned from our stay at the Lady Slipper Lodge but life is so busy these days!! [��]

We had a fabulous time at your beautiful home & really appreciate the pleasure of staying at such a gorgeous location!! The fisherman in my family had a great weekend of catching many northerns & almost 50 crappies for the weekend total it was simply amazing!!

We did have a bit of fun leaving due to the snow & blowing snow we had on that Sunday but you had prepared me well & we were equipped with a tow rope so the cars that couldn't quite get up the hill were easily pulled with the four wheel drive! [��] Thankfully the person taking care of the road had it plowed out for us early that morning.

I will highly recommend anyone who is looking for a fabulous place to stay to check out the LSL!!!

Thanks again Tony it was a awesome weekend with my family!!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Circle Pines, Minnesota

Girls' weekend

  • 5 of 5

My four sisters and I rented this home for our annual getaway. It was one of our all time favorites and we've stayed at many VRBOs throughout the years. The home is on a really lovely and secluded piece of land that far exceeded what we'd imagined. The interior was nicely done and the kitchen well stocked for all of our cooking and baking. I would love to visit again during the warmer months to take advantage of the beautiful lakes and all the water crafts available. Thanks so much! We look forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing your enjoyment. I get almost as much pleasure sharing the Lady Slipper as I do when I am there myself. Thanks again. Tony
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had the great pleasure of staying here for a long weekend in December. The setting was wonderful and very private. The home is beautiful, and was complete with a fire set up for us to use at our leisure. While there were only two of us, there was plenty of space for many more. We certainly will consider visiting again, perhaps in each of the other seasons.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Larry, Thank you for your kind words. I also hope it works out for you and your wife to return sometime. Tony
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3 generation family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our 3 generation family, ages 2-68 throughly enjoyed our week at Lady Slipper lodge. We were able to launch 2 boats plus we made extensive use of the kayaks, paddle boat and canoes that came with the lodge. The 6 kids had a blast swimming from the swimming dock, fishing, hiking, tubing, kayaking, riding bikes and exploring. We used the fire pit most evenings. The lodge itself is gorgeous! The kitchen is well supplied. Loved the extra refrigerator and freezer in the lower level. We enjoyed the stars at night and the sounds of the loons. We had 3 dogs along too and they enjoyed the outdoor time too. We played cards and watched movies in the evening. Caught some nice crappies too. Plenty of room for everyone to have a little quiet time too.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that your family was able to relax and enjoy the Lady Slipper. Thank you for your kind words.
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Little Sand Lake
Car: necessary

The Lady Slipper Lodge is on a point, a stone's throw from two lakes. The main attractions are the executive-style home and the serenity provided by our 30- acre point surrounded by miles of Chippewa Forest on all sides. Fishing is greast and most of the time you will be able to fish without seeing another soul on the lakes. There are also hundreds of miles of trails open to snowmobilings and ATV's. We also supply with the rental three canoes, two kayaks, two small fishing boats and ar paddle boat. A pontoon with a 40 -horse Merc is also available for $295 for the week. Also, after enjoying the magnificent sunsets, you may choose to visit one of the local taverns for some kareoke and refreshements or travel about 40 minutes from the lodge to a large casino in Walker, Mn..


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Weeks 3 and 4
May 21 2016 - Jun 3 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
Week 5
Jun 4 2016 - Jun 10 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
Week 6
Jun 11 2016 - Jun 17 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
Week 7
Jun 18 2016 - Jun 24 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
Week 8
Jun 25 2016 - Jul 1 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
Week 9-- July 4th
Jul 2 2016 - Jul 8 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
Weeks 10 to 14
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 12 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
Week 15
Aug 13 2016 - Aug 19 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
Week 16
Aug 20 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
1 night minimum stay
Week 17
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 1 2016
Changeover Day: Thursday
1 night minimum stay
Week 18 -- Labor day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
1 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - May 5 2017
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.79%

Note: Substantial discounts apply when renting for more than 3 nights in the Non-Summer season. Summer rentals are from Saturday to Saturday only. There is a minimum $500 rental fee plus clenaing and taxes. Also, the rents listed are for a total of eight people over the age of three (under 3 do not count). For each person over the age of three that exceeds a total of eight, there is an additional $25 per night fee. Also, please note the minimum rent for Memorial Weekend, Christmas and New Years is $1,000. A pontoon is also available for rent for $295 for the week. Dogs are $100 for a full week or $50 for a partial week.

Payments for summer rentals are paid by check. A non-refundable reservation fee of 25% is paid within one week of making the reservation. The balance is paid two weeks before the rental period. A $350 damage deposit is also sent to us in a separate check at the time of the second payment.

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Minnesota House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The main bathroom has a jacuzi tub and a both bathrooms have walk-in showers.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Queen size Beds (1) All bedrooms have queen-sized beds. One has a twin bunk on top. The are also two foutons in the lower level of the Lodge., Twin or Single Beds (1) There are 2 foam twin mattresses that can be used anywhere. There is also one twin bunk above one of the queens and one hide-a-bed in the lower level of the Lodge., Baby Cribs (1) Actually, we have a playpen, not a crib., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) There iare two futons in the lower level of the lodge., Bunk Beds (1) One of the queen-sized beds has a twin bunk bed on top.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
If you like peace and quiet, this is the place for you. You will be more than a mile from the nearest tar road at the end of a 1/2- mile driveway where nearly the only sounds you will hear will be those of nature. You may see another boat on the lake because there is a public access and it is a great fishing lake for sunnies, crappies, bass and northern. However, during the week, there is a good chance that you won't see another person at all. The Lodge was built in 1996. It has 23' high vaulted ceilings in the great room and an open foor plan so people in the kitchen can still be part of the festivities. The walls in the great room are knotty pine for that 'up north' atmosphere and the walls of the 3-season porch are a wonderful aromatic cedar. The Lodge is a 2-story walkout with a deck on 2 sides. The upper level is the main living area with 2 bedrooms with queen-sized beds and walk-in closets. The lower level also has 2 bedrooms with queens.

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