Cabin, 3 Bedroom + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
About Dave Lindroth
Dave and Deb Lindroth purchased the land in fall of 2003 with plans of building a log cabin. Three kids and two dogs later, we decided our camper was too small and we were ready to build that log cabin. Cabin was built in 2011.
Dave Lindroth purchased this Cabin in 2003
Why Dave Lindroth chose Orr
We enjoyed camping in the Boundary Waters every summer and found this location to give the Boundary Waters experience combined with some comforts of home. We wanted a cabin where we weren't looking into the neighbor's window. On our 40 acre plot, with 1300 ft shoreline we have found that.
What makes this Cabin unique
With the many distractions in life, we have found our cabin the place to get away and enjoy our family while experiencing the many
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
One of our best vacations ever!
August 2019 family trip (5 adults; 3 kids)
Property is exactly as advertised; remote and clean. We had a great time. The nits in my details below are not meant to be negative but more help prospective renters know the property.
Cabin itself: The pictures show it well. We had three kids up in the loft (each kid had their own futon for sleeping -- one is fairly small... maybe 5 feet long). The cabin being powered by solar power with a generator backup isn't a big deal at all (we didn't have to restart the generator). Nits: dining table is a bit small if you try to do an indoor dinner for 8, but fits the space it is in.
Outdoor area: There is a hill down to the lake (~40 foot vertically; at a grade that wasn't crazy). The path has plenty of rocks and roots for those that aren't sure-footed. The deck on the cabin is nice. A nit with it is you can't see the dock/lake easily (i.e. watching our mostly proficient swimming kids). Fire pit is good, plenty of space and wood. Ground is pretty rocky making for outdoor games like bocce ball risky. Fish cleaning works well with the table/bucket/hose.
Fishing: We mostly slow trolled the shoreline casting in towards shore while others trolled. Caught plenty of bass (mostly the casters, but trolling got probably 25% of the fish). Casters need to be on their toes not letting the lure/bait sink much near shore (don't get caught in rocks!). Casters mostly used spinners. A troller did hook a very large fish (probably pike) that took 5-10 minutes to get near the surface but was lost as he took his first run =( (east end of lake in 'channel' area). A few of the small bays on the north side had rocks out from the shore, careful over there. Included boat was great. It has three full benches, solid motor.
Swimming: Being so far North the water can be chilly. Dock was good for the kids to jump off of. Raft is cool, but a decent swim out to it. Shoreline being big slippery rocks is going to make it rough for little kids that would benefit from a zero-depth entry.
Other things: When Dave says to not count on cell phone service he means it. Was really only an issue when we wanted updated weather forecasts. The road in is fine, it's really just the last three miles that you need to take precautions by going slow (you don't need 4x4s or anything; my mom's Focus made it just fine)
grid free solitude
Exactly as advertised. Remote,immaculate, well tuned log cabin home surrounded by serenity.
We had a great time. Property was perfect
Everything was great. Secluded and super relaxing
Once again, we were not disappointed!
We have rented on VRBO for years and on other sites elsewhere over the years as well. We try to take 2-4 adventures a year to explore with our young boys because we think it is important to show them the beauty of Mother Nature. (Life is short.). This was our second time here to this cabin and it is officially our favorite place! Truly a place to be appreciated! We love the solitude. The peace, the comforts of the cabin. You will want for nothing! If you have a kayak you will want to bring it with! It was the most beautiful spot to kayak. It is ideal if you truly want to get away from it all. I am picky, so I’m told. :-) I can’t tell you how much my family and I appreciate and love this place. It is a bumpy drive and a truck or suv is needed but we even brought a trailer and had no issues. Gave us a great reason to go slow and appreciate the scenery. The location and bumpy drive is part of the adventure. We will be back next summer if cabin is available! Thank you so much Dave and family for sharing this gem with us!
See wild black bears up close at the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary outside of Orr.