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Ken Edmondson

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Hayward/Minong Area - An Artist's Shangri-Lodge on Minong Flowage

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Northern Wisconsin Chalet Rental Photos and Description

This tasteful, artist-owned, quality Cedar 'Chalet' on the Minong Flowage has a Northwoods theme that fits perfectly with this Canadian wilderness-feeling lake. The interior is warm and inviting and very tastefully decorated.

The stunning vaulted & beamed great room with a floor to ceiling wood burning fireplace opens with a window-filled wall to a large upper level lakeside deck equipped with comfortable patio/lawn furniture and a gas grill. Wildlife prints and paintings by the owner can be seen throughout the home. No matter where you find yourself there are plenty of places to gather with friends and family or just to relax by yourself. Equipped with washing machine, dryer, and dishwasher. 8 miles west of Minong, Wisconsin; 30 miles west of Hayward, Wisconsin.

The Master Bedroom in the loft, has a flat screen TV and a bathroom with shower. A second bedroom with a queen bed is located on the main level. Directly across the hallway there is a third bedroom with bunk beds and a full bath with a fourth bedroom and bathroom on the lower level. Experience book lover bliss in the readers chair and ottoman in the loft overlooking pines and the lake. In the spacious Great Room you can curl up next to the Fieldstone Fireplace to unwind, or play one of the dozens of games that can be found or simply catch a game or favorite show on the flat screen TV. The lower level of the lake home has an additional great room with a large sectional sofa, a 55' projection screen TV and stereo. Perfect for when the kids need their own space. Bring your favorite DVD movies, x-box and CD's or watch a DVD from our collection of over 100 movies to play on the surround sound stereo system.

The attractively landscaped yard features a stone pathway that winds it's way to a patio area and firepit overlooking the lake. We've placed a table on the dock for a great place to catch some sun.

If you need any supplies there is a great General Store located within 3 miles of the Lake Home. This store provides groceries, liquor, wine and beer, dvd rentals, fishing licenses and bait, gas, propane, and a full selection of hardware tools and supplies as well as a post office.

You won't find a more quiet or private place to relax, fish and just have fun. We are only 5 miles from Black Bear Golf course, an 18 hole, par 72, public course. There are many other golf courses within easy driving distance. You may also enjoy hiking or canoeing/tubing on 2 nearby rivers (Totagatic and Namekagon - the latter being a federally protected wilderness waterway). Perfect for a home-base for biking or golfing and a perfect place to gather with friends for scrap-booking. Daytrips to Hayward, Spooner, Duluth and the Apostle Islands are common diversions. You will be hard pressed to find a finer vacation home in the area. There is a non-smoking policy in the home for this rental.


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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ken Edmondson (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Why Ken Edmondson chose Northern Wisconsin

The 'whispering' pines. Set in a stand of mature pines, on a beautiful bay, ShangriLodge is the definition of serenity.

What makes this chalet unique

Peaceful yet convenient to many amenities.


based on 17 traveler reviews

Hayward/Minong Area - An Artist's Shangri-Lodge on Minong Flowage
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Minneapolis, MN

Gorgeous, spacious Northwoods cabin

  • 5 of 5

My group of seven friends absolutely LOVED the cabin. It was decorated with a wonderful Northwoods vibe, and there was plenty of room to lounge both indoors and out. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed. One of the best things was the access to three kayaks, a canoe, a rowboat, and other water toys. We had a ton of fun exploring the Minong Flowage. I am sure I will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy & beautiful

  • 5 of 5

I'll start with the pictures don't do this place justice. When you first walk up, the house and the landscaping is absolutely gorgeous! The decor inside is welcoming and fun. The place was equipped with everything we needed and more. We even had fresh baked cookies waiting for us! There are so many spots to relax at Shangri Lodge...the front porch, screened in porch, back deck, two fire pits, dock, and several seating areas inside. It's great for kids too! Our's loved running around the yard, fishing off the dock and taking rides on the paddle boat and kayaks. There are several dishes and cookware to make cooking easy. We really enjoyed making our own meals and eating on the deck. The scenery is just beautiful! And watching the sunsets from the fire pit was a sight you don't want to miss!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Shangri-Lodge was the perfect gathering rental for our group of 5 friends. The home is very comfortable and does not feel like a rental. There was plenty of space with 4 bedrooms and three bathrooms. The lake was warm and perfect for kayaking or just floating on a lounger. The home was equipped with everything we needed to prepare meals and the deck was a beautiful place for dinner each night. Thank you Ken and Claire for sharing your beautiful home with us, we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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  • 5 of 5

From the moment we got there we were very impressed by how well kept the cabin / landscaping was. Upon arrival we noticed a bunch of items for s'mores which was a nice addition and greatly appreciated. If you were thinking of bringing any games to play you should leave them home as they have what seems to be over 50. The trees down by the lake provide some much needed shade for when the weather gets a little too warm. The fishing was pretty good as well as the first day I caught a Bass & Walleye in the first 15 minutes or so. Everyone in our group talked about how we'd love to make it an annual trip and we'd love to thank Ken for answering every question we had in a timely manner.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It doesnt get any better than this!

  • 5 of 5

Shangri Lodge - Its a perfect place for a getaway. Its got everything you want. An awesome house that gives you a feel of Wisconsin. The minong flowage right behind it. Loads of board games. Kayaks and canoes that you can take out to the flowage. Places to light campfires. I could go on and on. We were a group of 8 friends from all across the country - DC, Miami, Texas, LA and NY. We all agreed that this is one of the best places we have stayed in. It's got a great view and tons of stuff to do. You could just spend your entire vacation at the house, relaxing with a book or playing games or taking the kayak, canoe out to the water and return feeling totally rejuvenated. Definitely recommend the place to anyone looking at staying in the area.

Thank you Claire and Ken!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing, fabulous house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast for this New Year's when we visited the Shangri-Lodge. Such an amazing house - well-kept, clean, roomy, cozy and with an atmosphere of rural Wisconsin. Everything was in perfect order, all just like described, and then some - the owner did not mention that the house is a perfect friends-and-family destination. I appreciated the effortless communication with the owner as well, easy to deal with.

I highly recommend this property to everyone, you will have a great time!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent canoeing on Namekagon River just 15 minutes away (St, Croix National Scenic Riverway), several golf courses less than 20 minutes away (Black Bear is 10 minutes away), great fishing on the flowage and

surrounding lakes, wildlife viewing (eagles, deer, bear, loons, geese, etc, ), boating on Lake Superior just an hour away, 4-Wheeling, lots of local festivals/activities including the Birkebeiner cross-country ski race, Hayward Muskyfest and Lumberjack festivals, Spooner Rodeo, Minong Summerdays and Gordon Good Neighbor Days.


Rates & Availability

Minong Chalet Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 5.5%

The above are summer rates. Please ask about off-season rates. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

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Northern Wisconsin Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Fireplace with Log Mantle, Central Air, Direct TV, VCR, 3 DVD players, confection oven, deep well (great water), coffemaker and french press, ALL LINENS, FULLY STOCKED KITCHEN WITH EVERY COOKING UTENSIL/APPLIANCE PROVIDED, Stainless Steel Gas Grill, Canoe, 2 person paddleboat, 2 kayaks, dock with seating, screen sunporch with slate floor, TVs/VCRs and DVDs in bedroom and Great Room and in newly finished basement rec room area (great for kids) Free High Speed Wireless Year-Round. Game closet on lower level with Scrabble, Monopoly, Texas Hold'em and other popular games. Outdoor games such as Badminton, Bean Bag Lawn Toss, Horseshoes and Bocci Ball. Amenities subject to change without notice.

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