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Craftsman Character & European Antiques in this Stunning Lakeside Retreat!

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Craftsman on a Rural Lake, Upscaled with European Antiques!

Summit Lake Lodge is a beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3100 square foot home located on Summit Lake in Hadley, MN, with 125' of shoreline. The house sleeps 10 (with a max. of 12 to allow for infants & small children)

This 1930's Craftsman is filled with European antiques to offer you a getaway like no other. The home offers a full-service kitchen, television with DirectTV and DVD player, on-site laundry, fresh linens and towels, and a game room complete with board games and table soccer. We offer a canoe and life jackets free of charge for our guests, as well as two additional canoes, a pedal boat and a row boat available for daily rentals, a boat dock to fish from, and a fire pit with firewood available for purchase. We'd love to have you and your companions enjoy a ladies getaway, scrapbooking or quilting retreat, family reunion or vacation getaway here!

Summit Lake Lodge features appealing landscaping with a bench along the shore to watch and listen to the wildlife, let the children play and swim along the shoreline, pet the horses in the pasture or sit out on the deck enjoying the quiet and peacefulness of rural Minnesota. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish, crappie and largemouth bass here.


Guests will have the opportunity to spread out in this large home and have the freedom to explore around this quiet, family-friendly lake. With a large, fully-equipped kitchen, you can prepare your meals as you like as you spend your day enjoying your friends and family. Come to Summit Lake Lodge to recharge and renew your spirit. You won't be sorry!

Slayton is only 5 miles away and has much to offer for all ages and interests. Step back in time in the historic Dinehart/Holt House and the Murray County Historical Museum (my favorite time to see it is when they have it all decked out for a haunted Halloween). Pick apples at the apple orchard north of Slayton, splash in the zero entry pool or zip down the giant water slide at Slaytona Beach West in the summer, and enjoy one of the several parks anytime of the year. With a bustling downtown, Slayton offers a wide variety of shops. Stop by the local bakery early so that you don't miss out on their fabulous glazed yeast donuts, then head over to Left Bank Cafe for fresh roasted coffee. Now that you have fuel for shopping, you'll have to decide whether you'd like to pick up something unique and flashy at One Stop Diva Shop or admire the beautiful home decor items at The Hut. If you're looking to update your wardrobe, you won't want to miss a stop at Geyerman's. My personal favorite store in Slayton is Second Wind Antiques & More, which has a wide array of bargains and a continually changing inventory. After you've worked up an appetite, you will have a number of restaurants to choose from including Pizza Ranch, Subway, Hub Drive Inn, Left Bank Cafe, or The Grain Exchange. Pizza Ranch will deliver to Summit Lake Lodge as well, or you can take subs back to enjoy on the deck.

A stay at Summit Lake Lodge will provide you a private lakeside getaway just off Hwy. 30 between Lake Wilson and Slayton. For reference, Pipestone is 23 miles to the west, Marshall Is 38 miles to the north, and Worthington is 35 miles to the south, and it is 74 miles from Sioux Falls, SD. The renowned Wilder Pageant in Walnut Grove, MN, is a quick 35 miles away, and on the way is the Wheels Across the Prairie Museum in Tracy, MN. For some family-friendly hiking, playgrounds, a lookout tower and a historic cabin, spend the day exploring 700 acre Garvin County Park, which is north of Slayton on Hwy 59.

More Details

Property Manager
Stephanie Korver
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Stephanie Korver

Kyle and I grew up in the area, married just out of high school and attended college together at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. Kyle commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force in 1997 and we have been stationed in Oklahoma, Alaska, North Dakota, Belgium, Kansas and Germany. In fall 2010, the kids and I moved to this home in SW MN to be near my parents while Kyle deployed to Qatar for 16 months. This home now houses our antiques that we acquired from our overseas travels, provides us a vacation home while we continue our Air Force adventure, and is our long-term 'forever home' which we plan to move back to when Kyle's Air Force career has reached its end.

Stephanie Korver purchased this house in 2010

Why Stephanie Korver chose Minnesota

Kyle and I wanted a home in SW MN, near family, that would provide the kids and I a retreat while he served our country during a 16-month deployment. We love antiques, homes with Craftsman character, and the serenity of rural lake life, and this home fit our family perfectly. It just so happened that my parents had done much of the work years earlier when my dad purchased pasture land surrounding Summit Lake in Hadley, MN, as an anniversary gift for my mother in 1997. Over the years, they developed the property, parceling out large lots and selling them to the public. They moved their 1936 Craftsman home from nearby Iona, MN, in 2002, placing it on a full basement, attaching a 3+ garage and remodeling the kitchen. My parents agreed to sell the home to us in 2010, and it allowed them to downsize to a smaller home across the road. We look forward to being able to spend more time there in the future with the incredible views, relaxing lake activities, and the calm of nature. Summit Lake Lodge symbolizes family, togetherness, and the simplicity of rural lake life and holds a very dear place in our hearts.

What makes this house unique

This home is a true gem because it is wonderfully decorated in European antiques and treasures picked up in Belgium, France, and Germany. It has Craftsman character, oak floors, and a view of the lake that is sure to lower anyone's blood pressure. Summit Lake Lodge is a perfect mix of high class design and relaxed livability. Even with all of our world travels, rural Summit Lake in SW MN is truly our favorite place to be!


Hadley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Level Bathroom Attached to Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Three full baths, each with its own tub/shower combination. One bathroom per level.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main Floor Bedroom - 1 queen
    Sunrise Room Upstairs - Red Room - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed
    Sunset Room - Upstairs - 1 king , King can be separated into two twins
    Master Suite in Lower Level - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Can be arranged as three twin beds
  • King size beds (2) One king bed upstairs which can be made into two twins, as well as one king bed in the ground floor bedroom which can be made into two twins, and a third twin bed in that room., Queen size Beds (1) One queen bed in main floor bedroom would be great for someone with limited mobility and not wanting to go up/down stairs., Double Beds (1) One double bed in upstairs bedroom with twin daybed and additional pull-out mattress., Twin or Single Beds (6) The possibility of 6 twins (plus an additional pull-out twin) in 3 bedrooms if no king beds are needed., Child Beds (1) Toddler daybed in upstairs sitting area was handcrafted from an antique 3/4 bed from France., Baby Cribs (1) Pack and play available to be set up in any room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We have a fire pit outdoors, and fire wood is available locally or you may bring your own. Horses nearby are always available for petting, and occasionally for a group wagon ride at no cost to our guests. (Although Dale will graciously accept tips!) There is good fishing in the lake, with a variety of fish including 3 ft northern pikes that have been caught right off the bank by the house. Just a short walk away, we offer a private, small, sandy beach to our guests that will give the kids great memories of swimming in the lake! Our property offers a unique, European bed and breakfast feel combined with Minnesota hospitality, the privacy of a home on the prairie, and a genuine escape from the busyness and stresses of normal life. Get away from it all at Summit Lake Lodge...and leave refreshed, re-energized and recharged!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Craftsman Character & European Antiques in this Stunning Lakeside Retreat!
average rating of 4.65 based on 40 reviews

Hadley House

  • 4 of 5

This is the third time we have stayed in this home and our stays are always very pleasant. The home is comfortable and very convenient for our family. Stephanie has done a great job of decorating this home and our grandkids love playing here.

Nice home!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!!

  • 4 of 5

Loved it! The guys especially loved the lake. Will definitely be coming again.

Please vacuum under the sofa cushions too

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We will do that! Thanks for the feedback!
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Relaxing Labor Day weekend for family of 5...just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Our family was looking for a low-key, relaxing Labor Day getaway- far from the crowds of the State Fair and the packed lakes. We found that perfect weekend here. While the house can easily accommodate a large get-together, we fit nicely with our family of 5. The game room was perfect for the kids to spread out in, and the basement walk-out provided easy access to the semi-private lake and dock. We spent the whole weekend fishing right from the dock. All 3 kids caught fish daily- catfish, sunfish, and walleye. Rudy (Cindy and Dale's dog) came by frequently and was a welcome fishing companion. We tried to take advantage of the canoe provided by the owners, but the wind was so wild all weekend, it made it hard to navigate. Next time!

The home was very clean, comfortable and filled with unique decor and antiques. Our kids are a bit older, 16, 14 and 12, so we had no issues with the antiques, but I'd be concerned with younger children running around the house. We spent one night around the fire pit and several meals out on the deck.

Cindy and Dale, the property managers, were attentive without being intrusive. Stephanie, the owner, was very responsive to any and all questions we had. She even accommodated our request for a later check-out. We definitely plan on coming back!

One thing to be aware of- there is weak to no wifi connection. Cindy and Dale have unsecured wifi, and allowed us to use their signal. However, we could only pull in a signal if we were in the front yard. This was not a big deal as we were trying to "unplug", but something to note.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great accomidations

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at the cabin. It was clean, and well stocked.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Lake, MN

The property was very much like it appeared on VRBO. It was a nice big house with a beautiful lot.

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my stay at Summit Lake. The lot is beautiful. The artwork inside was such a wonderful surprise - quite lovely. The house is clean and comfortable. Not too far from town either. All in all - a wonderful adventure. I would stay again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a large family group!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for us! Our group included my husband, daughter, mother, 3 of my siblings and my nephew (all adults). We attended a family reunion in the area and staying here gave our family a chance to spend some time together apart from the larger group. Cindy met us when we arrived and was very helpful - it was fun to learn about the house and what was going on in the area. We loved being greeted by Rudy the dog when we arrived and whenever we returned to the house. We really enjoyed the large kitchen and dining room - we cooked one group meal and it was wonderful to be able to have everyone sit together. It was great to have bedrooms and bathrooms on each floor as it gave everyone some privacy and gave us ample space to get ready in the morning. The beds were all configured as I had requested (kings converted to twins).The pictures online do a good job of representing what the house and rooms look like. My nephew enjoyed using the canoe on the lake and we enjoyed watching a summer lightning storm from the side deck. Because of the reunion activities we didn't get to spend as much time at the house as we would have liked - it would have been fun to have had a fire in the fire ring outside. The setting with the lake is beautiful and peaceful.

We did go to the Hadley bar for a nightcap one evening - very welcoming and friendly. The grocery store in Slayton had everything we needed. We visited the bakery in Slayton and had some of their outstanding divinity filled bismarcks - as wonderful as I remembered them from when I was a kid. The Murray County Fair was going on while we were there, which we did get a chance to attend. Cindy had provided us with the schedule which was very thoughtful of her.

We all agreed that this was a great place to stay and would recommend it to others. Thank you Stephanie for being very quick to respond to my questions prior to our arrival. Staying here was a highlight of our trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Small plane airport on west side of Slayton
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Hadley Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Slayton Country Club, well-designed 9 hole course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
County Rd Hwy. 30, State Hwy. 59
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Numerous options in Slayton, MN
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Small beach for guests at Summit Lake
Car: necessary

Fishing, boating and swimming in 81 acre Summit Lake. Walking trails, park, ball field (featuring Hadley Buttermakers) and a Community Center with meals, refreshments and ice nearby. A short walk away, Camp Summit offers full hook-up sites for RVs and campers, as well as a Rainbow Playground.

Added features include bustling downtown shopping (antiquers and bargain shoppers will enjoy Second Wind on Main Streetand The Hut has gorgeous decor items), restaurants, churches, parks, grocery store, and beautiful 9-hole golf course 5 miles away in Slayton, MN. The swimming pool in Slayton is a fun stop for families with a zero entry pool with sprinklers, twisting water slide, and diving board. Murray County's largest lake is Lake Shetek, only 15 miles away.

Murray County also hosts a looped portion of the Casey Jones Bike Trail near Currie. Heading north on the bike trail from End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum you observe farm crops up close, tall corn, soybeans thick with pods and new mown alfalfa perfumes the air. Then Lake Shetek named by the Dakota (means Lake Pelican) meanders north around the headwaters of the Des Moines River at the Currie Dam. Here kingfishers dive for minnows and families picnic while watching their fishing poles. Rest spots, scenic overlooks, the Shetek Monument, Smith Lake, wildflowers, birds and animals enhance the bike trail and when you return to End-O-Line Park, a tour and indoor/outdoor fun for the whole family can be enjoyed. The bike trail is approximately six miles of hard surface, easy-rolling hills.


Rates & Availability

Hadley House Rental Rates

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My standard rate
Sep 6 2016 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Peak Summer Season
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
High Peak Summer Season
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Peak Summer Season
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My standard rate
Sep 6 2017 - May 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

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