2 bedrooms + a loft for the kids surrounded on three sides by water
About Michelle Bautz
We grew up in North Dakota vacationing in the Alexandria area. We love everything about lake cabin life from swimming and boating to fishing and camp fires. We are the kind of people that blow up all of our "floaties" each spring to see which floating lounge chairs, air mattresses, and tubes need replacing! We do like winter activities in Minnesota but there is something so exciting about seeing the ice come off and the docks go in every Spring!
Michelle Bautz purchased this Cabin in 2015
Why Michelle Bautz chose Farwell
You might not even believe how unique this property is. It is located at the very point of a finger of land that extends out into Mill Lake. The cabin is almost right on top of the water...on 3 sides! There is great parking, even if you are bringing a boat trailer. There are two docks and even a boat lift if you want to bring your boat. The cabin faces the lake with a wall of windows and with a giant deck for watching sunrises and sunsets. Young kids literally go crazy for the lofted sleeping area. The interior of the cabin is finished with pine and has both a dining table and counter bar area with 4 stools.
Children allowed - Kids LOVE the lofted bedroom!Kids LOVE the lofted bedroom!
Max guests: 8
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.
Perfect long weekend getaway for the family
Super fun hangout and fishing spot for our family. Michelle was extremely communicative and helpful for everything we needed. I'll bring a cast iron and frying pan with us the next time (the few nonstick at the house have seen better days), but we had no trouble filling what we had with some great lake catches for a fish fry!
Peaceful retreat on Mill Lake
We spent a wonderful week on Mill Lake! Michelle was extremely helpful and easy to work with and her property is amazing. We relaxed in the hammock and on the deck quite a bit, but also found time to head down the road to Hardwood Hills Golf Course and into Alexandria to visit Carlos Creek Winery. This property is perfect for families who are wanting to get away, but also like the close proximity of restaurants, shopping and things to do. We loved our stay!
Very nice bath towels
Super stocked with everything
AC, big flat screen tv, great washer/dryer and excellent WiFi for added bonus!
Beautiful Private Setting!
Loved our stay!
Wonderful family experience at Mill Lake
Our family LOVED our experience at the Mill Lake cabin. Michelle was right on point when she said the cabin was well stocked! That was extra nice, it gave us more time to enjoy all of the fantastic things you can do (fishing, boating, tubing, s'mores and sooo much more). We definitely plan on coming back, as the kids can't stop talking about the awesome loft & the great fishing they've experienced! Thanks for letting us create many, many memories with our family.
Great location on the point!
We stayed for three weeks and everything was as advertised. Lots of privacy and a beautiful view of the lake. We were able to do some fishing off the dock, but also rented a boat from Mill Lake Resort on the lake and easily docked it at the cabin during our stay. We enjoyed the firepit many evenings with the firewood provided. When Michelle says all you need to bring is your clothes and food she is serious - the kitchen was fully stocked with paper products, storage bags, all cooking utensils, etc. All towels provided, indoor and some outdoor games, even a fishing kayak. We used the grill often as well. Michelle was readily available for any questions. Be aware the loft steps are very steep but sure older kids would love it. There was no wifi but hopefully they will be able to connect soon. The swimming area was somewhat weedy this year, but it's a lake so that's to be expected! We would highly recommend this cabin and would not hesitate to stay again!
You might not ever want to leave this quiet and beautiful lake. But if you do, some of our favorite local attractions include:
Zorbaz and Bugaboo-Bay for lakeside dining
6th Avenue Wine and Ale for great glass of wine or beer
Casey's amusement park for go-karts, bumper boats, and mini golf
Carlos Creek Winery for local wine and music
The Maritime Museum has a truly amazing collection of vintage boats
Downtown Alexandria for great boutique and antique shopping
Many local butchers (Grilling!) - Forada Meats is a favorite
The Interlachen Inn is an old-school supper club with great steaks
The Alexandria bike trails wind through lakes and woods
Lots of great golf - Geneva Golf Club is our favorite
Check the Theater Le Homme Dieu schedule for a unique experience
The movie theater, bowling alley, and mall aren't unique but are fun
No trip to Alexandria is complete without seeing the Big Ole statue
And here's what the official Alexandria web site says:
Alexandria is located in the heart of lake country in West Central Minnesota and serves as the county seat of Douglas County. The city population is 13,045 within city limits, but the unique layout of over 300 lakes in the county makes the service area more like 35,000 people. It’s a perfect balance of size which offers quiet and quaint relaxation, while also possessing comfortable full services and all the best shopping, dining and overnight accommodations that you can imagine. While all the lakes and woods provide great outdoor opportunities, you can also find plenty of fun around many of our attractions. Alexandria has a thriving Downtown district, excellent trails, plenty of arts, museums, parks, wineries and a whiskey distillery. (from explorealexandria.com)