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Eileen Menefee

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Private Log Lodge Nestled In Chippewa National Forest On Secluded Lake.

20 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

Minnesota House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 11

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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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Eileen Menefee (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

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 Minnesota

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 20 traveler reviews

Private Log Lodge Nestled In Chippewa National Forest On Secluded Lake.
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
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It was really nice stay, so quiet and nice views

  • 5 of 5

Nice, so quiet,we enjoyed our stay.

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Great vacation place

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place for a peaceful vacation. We caught a lot of different kind of fish. Everything you need just like being home. Beautifully furnished and decorated. The owners were very pleasant and had a thoughtful welcoming package of local honey and wild rice. If we ever come this far North again we would book this cabin again

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your great review. As always it makes us happy to hear of our guests having a wonderful time. Making memories is what it is all about. Our only regret is we don't get to meet all these awesome people! Eileen and Ed
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5

A Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Words do not adequately describe the beauty and majesty of this place. My friends and I planned a cabin trip that had 3 main requirements. The cabin had to 1) give a sense of privacy, 2) not feel cramped, and 3) be a good value. This place absolutely blew us away.

Privacy:

If you're looking for a stretch of land that has 15 lookalike cabins stamped on top of each other, then look elsewhere. If, however, you are looking for an area that you can feel at peace, this is, hands down, the place. Your neighbors will be Hummingbirds (and lots of them), trees, frogs, and water. We saw an average of 1-2 people/day come by the property line. I was highly skeptical of the pictures regarding this property because if you have a keen eye, many of the renters on this site use angles to make it feel like you are alone only to find out that there is another family renting their own cabin 15 feet from your front deck. This is NOT that kind of place. You have privacy and peace. There is one other cabin on the other side of the lake and that's about it.

Space:

Calling it a cabin really does not do it justice. For one; it is actually made of timber logs. This isn't plywood and vinyl siding. This is something that was crafted with a sense of quality and purpose. The lodge has 5 bed: 2 queens and 3 singles; not to mention 2 couches. Additionally, there are two kitchens and two bathrooms: one with a tub and another with a shower. Not one single moment did I feel cramped. The spaciousness doesn't end there, either. There is a large deck, picnic table, and gazeebo to eat outside with. The dock on the lake is sufficiently spacious and there are plenty of water toys to occupy the whole gang. This is without even mentioning that this property borders the Chippewa National Forest that is chalk full of hiking and biking trails or that Milton lake connects to a river.

Value:

After reading the above, you might be thinking the asking price seems like a great value. You're right. This is without even mentioning the fact that the owner is not trying to run a for-profit business. She is honest, honorable, communicative and works very hard to make your stay something that you will likely never forget. Ms. Eileen goes above and beyond the call of duty to make your time there enjoyable. The only thing needed to bring is food for your tummy and clothes for your back. Bring food and clothes, everything else Eileen will have covered.

Cannot recommend enough!

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I believe that is the most eloquent description of our place yet! Thank you! I do want everyone to feel that this house is their special place. Since I can't be there I can't begin to describe the satisfaction it brings me that guests are immersing themselves and having an incredible stay. And maybe someday I actually will make money on it. So far all of the money has gone into maintaining and improving. Thank you for recognizing that. It is a labor of love.
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5

Wonderful stay and wonderful owners

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at this property. The cabin is comfortable and well outfitted for all of our needs. The lake is beautiful and quiet. Our teens enjoyed swimming in the lake off of the swimming dock. The paddle board was a big hit. I was very impressed with the owners and their quick response if we had any questions. Since this was our second year, we were also impressed with the upgrades from our first year. The property was great the first year, but the owners are always looking for ways to improve their guests experience. We are planning to stay there again this year.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks So Much! This family was incredibly understanding. The house got hit with electricity and wiped out the AC! But, it didn't upset them and even though I was able to get an electrician there that next day, it wasn't able to be fixed for their week. I am so happy knowing memories and fun on the water are happening at our log home.
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The property is beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at such a beautiful place. The campfires at night listening to the birds sing. Loved the location, nestled in the woods with no one real close to ya. The family rhino trip was a blast. Found some mud and water for the boys to play in. Would definitely recommend this place to everyone and we will be back!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review Northwoods! I know how time is precious. I am tickled to have families spend time in the incredible outdoors! Campfires always are great and the smell and memories will remember forever! Hope to have you back! Eileen and Ed
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place and great people to rent from.

Have rented two years in a row and am planning on more.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review my house! It makes us proud to have happy guests and repeat guests! We do try very hard to make it a welcoming home. Eileen and Ed
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Rates & Availability

Remer House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.88%

Weekly $900 - $1400
Depending on season weekly rates are $700 off peak to $1400 peak season.

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Amenities

Minnesota House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Basement Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main floor bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Basement Bedroom - 1 queen
    Loft bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Twin bed is in small room off of bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Smoking only allowed outside.

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