About the property
- House1800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8 comfortably.
Nestled in the Chippewa National Forest 3 1/2 hours north of the Twin Cities and 5 minutes out of Remer is 17 acres with a handscribed log lodge on Upper Milton Lake waiting for you to come relax and enjoy nature. It is a birdwatcher’s paradise with eagles, osprey, herons, bitterns and many other songbirds calling it home. The North Country National Scenic Trail intersects the driveway lending access to miles of trails and wilderness where you’ll find wildflowers, berries, grouse, woodcock, deer, bear, and timber wolves. Whether you want to cast a line off the floating dock in everyone’s “secret” fishing lake, gather around the campfire watching the northern lights or sit cozily inside by the fireplace this Northwood’s retreat is the place for you.
Amenities: Come get away from it all.. The log lodge was built in the 1980’s by the owner and her husband with the logs taken from the land on which the house stands. The shoreline with its water lilies floating alongside the dock was left natural so all could enjoy the way nature intended it to be. New Screenhouse with lakeview being constructed!
The Lodge is 2 ½ story walkout with deck around the main level. The upper loft is a bedroom with a queen-size bed overlooking the living room and a panoramic view of the lake. The main floor has an open floor plan with kitchen, dining room and living room. The gas fireplace is ready with a flick of a switch. There is also a bedroom with twin beds and a full bath on this floor. A spiral staircase leads to the lower level that has a bedroom with queen-size bed, a family room with pull out couch, full bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room.
Down at the lake is a floating dock with a Otter Island Swim raft, along with a new aluminum paddle boat, 2 kayaks, and a 12 ft aluminum row boat.
Activities and Attractions: Birdwatching: Many of the most sought-after birds in North America can be found. These include the Great Gray Owl, Bald Eagle, Boreal Owl, Northern Goshawk, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Black-backed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee, Gray Jay, Connecticut Warbler, Yellow Rail, Herons, Bitterns and Swans. In the winter you can also see the Snowy Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, Northern Shrike, Gyrfalcon, and Snow Bunting, crossbills, redpolls and winter finches.
Fishing: Fish right on Milton or other area lakes, Graves, Sand, Thunder, Woman or Long Lake which are minutes away. Minnesota’s premier walleye lakes, Leech, Big Boy, Winnibigoshish are within a 40 miles radius.
Boating: Bring your canoe, kayak or motorboat for the many area lakes. Boy River, 10 miles away, is a canoe route; maps available through the Chippewa National Forest.
Photography: Whether its wildflowers, birds or wildlife you are sure to find many subjects to snap. DNR has been doing a wolf/ deer study just out our backdoor.
Fantastic Hunting and Birding Lodge: Northwoods Log Lodge is a prime area for bird watching, bird hunting and big game hunting. Special rates for hunters. Public land out your doorstep for 5 miles. National Scenic North Country Hiking Trail runs down the dirve into the house. Close to Johnson Lake Grouse hunter hiking trails and numerous logging roads. Pheasant hunting game farm within 15 miles. Big Rice Lake just south of Remer for duck hunters and many pot hole lakes in Chippewa National Forest. Deer hunting paradise out the back door on owners land.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Eileen Menefee
In 1980, my husband, Roger and I moved north to fulfill our dream of living in the north woods. We lived in a tepee until the end of Oct. while we attempted our first construction project of building the basement for our to be log home. We had many friends come and help. It took many years to complete the log house as we had minimal money and equipment. The logs are from the property and were all hand peeled by myself while pregnant! We basically lived off the land eating fish, venison, rabbit, and all organic garden produce. Sadly my husband, Roger, passed away in 2006 from cancer. I dam attempting to keep this piece of my heart so turned it into a vacation rental to cover the costs of owning it. I have since married a wonderful man, Ed, who also lost his wife to cancer. I had to move north to Squaw Lake as we run a 1000 hive apiary. We live in another beautiful home that Ed and his wife, Nancy, built. Keeping bees keeps us busy!
Eileen Menefee purchased this House in 1975
Why Eileen Menefee chose Slater
The beauty of the woods and privacy of the lake sold me on this land 41 years ago. You get a sense of calm from being in this area.
What makes this House unique
It is very private and the wildlife, wildflowers, and beauty abound in this area.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Quiet and Secluded
We were a large family group of 10 from age 2-61. Plenty of room in this very nice log cabin. Really no issues, well supplied and close to town too. You can get most anything you need in Remer. Thanks Eileen!
Very clean, charming log home in the woods with lots of privacy and amenities.
We used many of the watercraft-paddle boats, paddle boards, kayaks and enjoyed the wildlife around the lake. We saw herons, a group of otters who were so charming, beaver house and many hummingbirds who spend their days at the feeder on the deck. It was a perfect place to unwind, relax and share time with family. The kitchen is supplied with what you need to cook gourmet meals, the eating areas are varied from the gazebo to the deck and dining room table. We'll be back!
Great cabin, very secluded. It is stocked with everything
Awesome fun place, clean and everything you need.
Two family vacation including a 22 year and 13 year old. This home had something for everyone. Fun water toys for all ages. Enjoyed fishing got a nice bass out of the lake. We had all the comforts of home slept well on the beds. We just had to bring our food and clothes. Loved the nature setting, saw turtles laying eggs and listened to the loons in the ebening around the fire. Peaceful and relaxing. We would love to go back. Eileen was easy to communicate with and very helpful. I would recommend this home to all ages it was great.
A great getaway!
We stayed here over Memorial Day and it was wonderful. Eileen and Ed were so easy to work with and had everything ready to go for us. Our favorite part was using the kayaks, canoe, pedal boat, and paddleboard to get out to Otter Island. The house was well stocked with games, life jackets, bedding, towels, and firewood. We loved sitting by the fire pit at night and on the deck for meals. The spiral staircase was a bit scary with our young kids. And, the cabin wasn’t super soundproof when one of the kids woke up in the middle of the night. But, the open main level made it easy for our group to socialize. We went to town for ice cream, visited cute antique shops, and the kids played at the awesome park at the school. It was a relaxing, secluded, authentic log cabin. A great getaway!
Thanks for the stay and taking the time to review. Glad memories were made! Eileen and Ed
Such a wonderful place to stay!!
We had such a great time hiking, sledding, cross country skiing, playing board games, reading, watching movies as a family. Much needed get away during New Years for our family of 5!! Thank you for sharing your slice of heaven with us :) Definitely will go back!!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Weekly $900 - $1400 Depending on season weekly rates are $700 off peak to $1400 peak season.