4 Bedroom 3 bath Sanctuary at the Water's Edge
About Brenda Schmitz
The home is owned by a family that lives in Indiana. Property managers, Tim and Brenda, have known the owners for a long time!! The owners want others to experience and enjoy the "up north lake life" when they are unable to be there.
Brenda Schmitz purchased this House in 2002
Why Brenda Schmitz chose Bigfork
There is no better setting on Turtle Lake! Beautiful sunsets, great fishing and the peaceful call of the loons await you!
What makes this House unique
This home and property is easy to fall in love with. The minute you arrive, sit down and relax and let the hustle and bustle of everyday life fade away!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
Pets considered. Please inquire.
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.
This is a fantastic property in a beautiful setting.
From check in to check out we enjoyed every minute of our stay. We are already trying to arrange a return stay.
Northern Minnesota Retreat
This was our second visit to Turtle Lake and we were even more delighted than the first time. We felt as though the owners were truly welcoming us to enjoy their lovely home. Thoughtful touches abound and those little things really make the difference. The home was renovated since our last visit and as our son said, "Every thing that was done was an improvement." Not that that was necessary. The lake is pristine, the property restful, and the home exactly what you would want and more. Thank you for making our week a true respite.
awesome property, just bedroom issue
We love coming here. Almost everything is perfect. The only issue is bedrooms. You have to go through one bedroom to get to other bedroom so there isn't any privacy for either couple staying in these two bedrooms. Getting dressed, etc. It would be nice if they moved the office to the bunk room and made the office a bedroom so each couple could have there own space. This was our 3rd year here and absolutley love it, but we may not be able to come back because bedrooms really aren't working:(
We really enjoyed our summer vacation at this wonderful lake home. Hope to return again!
Our family of 7 had a wonderful vacation at this lake home. It had everything we needed PLUS MORE! Tim and Brenda were great to communicate with and answered all of our questions very promptly. We will certainly vacation here again!
A Perfect Cabin for a week of family and fishing.
We had a group of 8 including 2 young kids. This home was perfect for us. There are neighboring homes around but the yard is large and there are plenty of trees to provide privacy and give you a more secluded feel. The front of the house has a huge, flat parking area that was more than accommodating for multiple vehicles and a boat trailer. Even better it was a great place for our kids to ride their bikes. They loved it and it was very safe. The house was very comfortable and open with lots of different areas to hangout. The front yard is very large with lots of room to run around. A nice boat house and dock was handy and the boat lift was a huge bonus. I wish we could have used the personal boat ramp but the water was too low. The public ramp we found out is a little interesting to get to as it is all gravel and a little tight (and not well marked) I have an 18 ft bass boat so it was fine but I wouldn't want to try to get anything larger down there. Its a shallow ramp but we did not have any issues. Nice sandy beach at the house and clear shallow water to wade around in. The fishing was very good off the dock for bluegill, perch and bass. We came to fish and the large and small mouth bass fishing was really good. We struggled finding walleye which was a little disappointing but it being August on a clear lake, we kind of expected it to be tough. The lake itself is beautiful! Lots of undeveloped shoreline and islands. It truly feels like an up north experience. We saw eagles, loons, beavers. I should also mention there is a nice little restaurant (Timberwolf Inn) .5 miles from the house and a C-Store (in Marcell) that has an excellent selection of fishing items and bait. Part of our group went to Grand Rapids for a day and had a great time shopping and eating out. But you can get anything you need without going past Marcell. The home owner was great to work with and is local. We really enjoyed the trip and hope to come back.
Clean and quiet place to stay.
This was a great property! Had pretty much everything we needed and plenty of storage. Nice sandy beach area for the kids and the private boat launch and boat lift were a welcomed perk. Although both were somewhat shallow we made them both work. Loved the separation area between kids and adults and the master bed shower was phenomenal! Brenda was great before our arrival by directing our route around road construction. I didn’t hear any complaints from anyone on the beds and I found the master king to be comfortable. Central air worked great and we spent a lot of our indoor time in the porch playing games. In fact, my only complaint was the post on the bed was in the way of the tv in the master bedroom. Lol. I dealt with it. The property has lots of perks we found only after we got there. The lake is well marked with bouys for shallow areas, wasn’t very busy, and the green/blue water with incredible clarity was pretty cool. Did I mention the HUGE smallmouth bass? 16-20” ers for you fisherman. Caught a few catch and release walleyes at the other end of the lake but I had to work at it a little. Everyone agreed we will revisit this property. I hated to even give this review cause I wanted it all for myself.
Located in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest on pristine Turtle Lake. Enjoy all the amenities the northern, outdoor lakefront has to offer. Depending on the season, you can enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, hunting, hiking, biking, antiquing and snowmobiling. Savor the "Up North" solitude with convenient access to restaurants, bars, gas stations, grocery stores, golf courses, shops and more.