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Northwoods Retreat on Bad Medicine: Prime swimming, watersports and snowmobiling

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,536 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

This is a unique property on pristine Bad Medicine Lake! Once the owner's cabin of 'Red Top Resort,' a three-cabin property active since the 1930's, it has been converted into a northwoods-style year-round lakehouse while retaining its rustic charm.

The house features two bedrooms and two bathrooms, two fireplaces, a full kitchen, a living room, and an all-season porch. The all-season porch has a pull out couch for additional overnight guests (this is practically on the water and the best opportunity to hear the loons while you sleep!). The unfinished basement has a washer and dryer for your use, and a ping-pong table for those not-so-nice days or evening entertainment. There is also a pool table.

The kitchen includes an oven, stove, microwave, and refrigerator/freezer. Other small appliances and cookware, serveware and eating utensils are also included. Guests must bring their own food and life jackets.

Lake Information

Bad Medicine Lake is consistently one of the clearest, cleanest lakes in Minnesota. Minnesota Monthly rated it as the best lake for swimming in 2008! It's not uncommon to catch snorkelers and even scuba divers around the lake! Watersports such as tubing, waterskiing, and even sailing are very popular.

Bad Medicine Lake is a great spot for Rainbow Trout and Walleye fishing! It's stocked with Rainbow Trout every year! A public boat launch is only 10 minutes away. Other excellent fishing lakes are easily accessible and close by.

Excellent snowmobile trails are located just off the lake! The trails are groomed, well-maintained, and connect directly to many restaurants, gas stations, and Lake Itasca State Park.

Nearby Activities

Lake Itasca State Park is an approximate 20 minute drive away. Walk across the headwaters of the Mississippi or enjoy excellent biking or hiking trails. Snowmobiling here in the winter is also a lot of fun!

Nearby towns of Park Rapids, MN and Detroit Lakes, MN offer a lot of entertainment for both kids and adults. Fun shopping and good restaurants are easy to find. Park Rapids offers 'Evergreen Fun Park' for the kids, complete with bumper boats, laser tag, mini-golf, and more. Detroit Lakes offers family-friendly activities nearly every weekend.

More Details

Owner
Krista Stenerson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

Amenities

Ponsford Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1536 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - Double - 2 double
    All-season porch - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - Main - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Northwoods Retreat on Bad Medicine: Prime swimming, watersports and snowmobiling
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews
Mankato, MN
5

Awesome family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Weather was a little cool, but fireplace in porch was very nice. Cabin was clean and everything we expected upon arrival

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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4

Nice place, well kept and beautiful

  • 4 of 5

Great place to get away, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Lake home with lots of personality

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean and comfortable. We felt at home there right away. It was a great fall get away that we will always remember. it's chilly in the North woods this time of year so the fireplace was wonderful. Without it, the heating system kept us warm and cozy.

The owners were very responsive, but we only had one question, and needed them for nothing else. We would come back to this little slice of heaven anytime.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful sunny weather on beautiful Bad Medicine

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home on a pristine lake. We were on the water daily enjoying swimming, boating and fishing. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Mankato, MN
4

Amaizing lake

  • 4 of 5

Everything was very nice. They were building a house next to cabin, so noise was a little disappointing on a few of the days, but we still enjoyed long days on the sandy beach. Great for kids swimming shallow, sandy and crystal clear water. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very well cared for with functional and pleasant kitchen, bathroom and grills on the deck. Views of the lake from the deck and 3-season porch were lovely! Quiet area and we appreciated the use of the paddle boat and swingset along the water. The neighbors were very friendly and our dog was able to stretch his legs and enjoy some water time too! Property owners are quick to respond and thorough in providing details, directions and answers on our follow-up questions. We were looking for a secluded retreat for the weekend and this was perfect! Would love to come back again :)

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Rates based on 6 person occupancy. Add $25 per night for each person over 6.Maximum of 8 persons.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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