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PRIVATE, EXCLUSIVE LODGE ON WOMAN LAKE WITH BEAUTIFUL VIEWS

Susie & Del Overholser

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Sleeps25
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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PRIVATE, EXCLUSIVE LODGE ON WOMAN LAKE WITH BEAUTIFUL VIEWS

Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday lodge in Longville - Overholser Lodge

7 bedrooms including a 10 person bunk room. Great for large groups.

We would like to thank you for taking time to explore the possibilities of Overholser Lodge, our 7 bedroom 6 bathroom private lodge that sleeps 22 very comfortably. Just completed in 2012 we constructed the lodge as our private family retreat. Once you experience it you'll understand why we want to share it.

Welcome!

Approaching the main entrance you will walk up large cut stone steps to a flagstone patio that leads you to the bluestone portico. In front of you are two large hand carved wooden doors. As you enter our home you will immediately feel engulfed by nature. The elements of wood, metal and stone are used throughout. The log stairs lead to the bridge level which incorporate a metal cutout railing depicting nature scenes with numerous animals hidden for the kids to discover. The great-room is two stories high and has a large flagstone fireplace and massive log trusses. It makes the ideal gathering place. The expansive walls of glass open up the lodge to the impressive views of the main part of Woman Lake.

Accommodations

This exquisite lodge features three private suites all with en suite bathrooms. On the main level is the Master suite, which walks out to the lakeside deck. It includes a romantic gas fireplace and a king size Tempurpedic bed while the en suite bath has a large stone shower and an exquisite all copper bathtub. Capacity: 2

On the lower level are the other two bedroom suites with en suite baths. On the lakeside is the Brown Room which walks out to the lower patio and has a queen size timber frame bed. Its bathroom has a vessel sink and glass shower. Capacity: 2-3*

Across the hall on the roadside is the Green Room. It has a queen size sleigh bed and its bathroom has a bathtub with shower. Capacity: 2-3*

One of the nicest bedrooms in the lodge is the Blue Room up on one end of the bridge level. Although it shares a large bathroom with the bunk room from across the bridge it can be set up as its own private suite with en suite bath by closing the outer door to the bridge. The bedroom has a cape cod style queen size bed. There is also a fun place for the kids to play in or sleep-out. The bathroom has two sinks and a jetted bathtub with shower. Capacity: 2-3*

Across the bridge is the Squirrels Nest Bunk Room. There are four timber frame bunk beds each with two single beds. On opposite ends are two hidden nooks each with one twin bed. Capacity: 10

On the opposite end of the lower level from the Brown Room and Green Room is an Art Room that is set up as a bedroom by means of a full size Murphy bed. Capacity: 2-3* Across the hall is the Library that can serve overflow sleeping with its pull-down full size Murphy bed. Capacity: 2

Serving the Art Room and Library sleeping quarters is the lower level game room bathroom that has a full glass shower and two sinks.

(*= with rollaway, bedroll) All king, queen and full size beds have pillow top mattresses for the most luxurious sleep you can imagine. All linens and towels (except beach towels so bring your own) are included and there are two sets of full size washers and dryers, one on the bridge level and one on the lower level in the exercise room. You will find an iron and ironing board in the Blue Room and Brown Room.

Areas of Enjoyment!

Back on the main level opposite the great-room is the dining room with its massive custom barnwood table made from recycled wood from two-hundred year old New England barns. Adjoining is the open kitchen that allows interaction with the rest of the family during meal preparation. The appliances are all top-of-line stainless steel such as a six burner Wolf induction cooktop and full-size Jenn-Aire double convection oven. The Fisher-Paykel dishwasher is two drawer for convenient clean-up. There is a large Jenn-Aire refrigerator/freezer in the kitchen and also a additional full-size refrigerator and full-size freezer in the separate cater's area. On one end of the large kitchen is the coffee/wine bar with wine cooler, coffee makers and sink. On the other side of the kitchen is the copper farm house sink and in the center is the large granite island with built-in microwave and five stools. Just outside is the grilling deck with a large gas grill for those barbecues. Everything needed to prepare a meal is at hand such as pots, pans, many baking and cooking utensils, blender, food processor, plastic storage bowls, etc. and of course place settings. We even include spices, aluminum foil and cellophane wrap, tea and starter coffee with filters.

Just off the cater's area is a powder room with a barn-wood cabinet and vessel sink.

There is a wrap around deck covering the entire lakeside that has a nice comfortable seating area for quiet conversation or that relaxing morning cup of coffee. Mornings are our favorite time on the upper deck, just sitting and taking in the peace and solitude and watching the squirrels jumping from tree to tree. It makes our morning cup of coffee feel like so much more. Step down from the deck onto the bluestone terrace where there are a number of tables and chairs for eating. Here you will be looking for that waiter as if you're at a five star resort.

Back downstairs in the lower level is the Game Room with a wet bar with refrigerator, sink and dishwasher. Next to the bar is a exercise room with a treadmill and elliptical to keep you in shape. Around the corner from the bar is a two person sauna which can be used wet or dry. The entertainment area takes up the remaining space and includes a gas fireplace, a large 65' LCD 3D TV with satellite receiver, a DVD player and a Xbox 360 game console. There is a pool table, a foosball table and a multi-game video and finally the juke box. Just off the game room is the private library for your reading getaway (new books are always welcome). Step outside of the game room onto the outside lower patio and you'll see a hammock, an outdoor shower and another flagstone patio with a six person hot tub that overlooks the lake for relaxing after a fun filled day. Nearby you'll find a fire pit for those evening gatherings of storytelling and roasted marshmallows.

For extra fun and the best view you'll find a spiral staircase up to the lookout tower. This is the perfect place for some solitude.

Down the breezeway just past the tower stairs you'll find a staircase that will lead you up to the Cinema, an actual eighteen person theater for your private movie enjoyment or business meeting. The 1080p HD projector is supplied by media from a BlueRay DVD player, Satellite TV or AppleTV with access to Netfilx. There is a wet bar with refrigerator and a full size popcorn maker.

The lodge is family friendly with different zones for different activities. You'll find areas to engage in conversation, areas for fun, as well as areas for privacy and relaxation.

For music lovers enjoy the Russound Collage system with ten locations of in-wall music with access to local radio stations or play your personal music streamed directly from your own iPod.

For those who feel the need for connectivity to the outside world, there is Wi-Fi Internet with reception from everywhere inside the lodge not to mention almost anywhere on the property including the decks. Its password protected for your personal use.

Lakeside

Although the lodge is a getaway in itself, Women Lake is the real draw and it's just steps away. Walk down the meandering paths and find yourself at a large dock complex. Here there are steps into the water for easy access to swimming or if you prefer, run and jump off the end of the dock! The shoreline is boulder like however the lake bottom is hard sand with small rocks disappearing as you move out. The water depth is less than two feet at the steps and approximately six feet at the end of the dock. There are two benches to sit on and watch the kids swim or the activity of the lake. Around the corner are two covered slips each with 17' Alumacraft fishing boats both equipped with depth finders, live wells and trolling motors. Each are available for rental either daily or weekly. For some exercise and fun enjoy the two person paddle boat. There is space off the third dock to tie up your boat if you prefer to bring your own. The docks are shared with our Guest Cabin.

Our driveway area can easily park six vehicles with another two parking spaces across the road so no need to park and walk a long way.

If your group needs even more space or a smaller space consider renting our Guest Cabin next door. You'll find it on VRBO under listing number 375696. It's a beautiful log cabin that sleeps up to ten. Rent both and receive a discount.

If you are seeking a rustic retreat filled with luxurious amenities on the shores of Woman Lake then we invite you to check us out. We would be honored to have you vacation in our private lodge and feel the peace and quiet that we love to enjoy.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Susie & Del Overholser

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Susie and I are high school sweethearts and natives of Minnesota. We are concerned for the environment and strive to do our part to improve the world we live in. We love nature, fishing, sailing and the arts. We love to share what we believe are beautiful experiences.

Susie & Del Overholser purchased this lodge in 2010

We vacationed on Woman Lake years ago. When the opportunity for us to build our own private family lodge on the lake arose we couldn't be more excited. We love views as well as the lake itself so we chose a location that gave us both.

We wanted to build a family retreat that presented itself as a true up-north lodge of yesterday yet have it include all the comforts that we all expect today. We call the style of the lodge 'rustic elegance'. The lodge is constructed of Lodge Pole pine and was created by the same company that built Wildness Lodge at Disney World. The logs are actually recycled because there were standing dead timber from Montana. We included into the construction of the lodge three main elements; wood, stone and metal.

Sleeps25
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

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Longville Brainerd Lakes
Sevenoaks, England
5

Pre-Labour Day Family Get Together

  • 5 out of 5
The lodge is nothing short of spectacular, with spacious accommodations, wonderful views and all the facilities one could ever wish for. The family gathering for my upcoming 50th birthday spent at the lodge could not have been better. We had four wonderful days, with children of all ages and family members with a variety of interests and needs. We were able to accommodate everyone easily in the lodge and also to enjoy activities across all age groups, even though the weather was mixed. We particularly enjoyed the incredible 18 seat cinema, the pool table, foosball table, Jacuzzi, sauna and video games. We also rented one of the motor boat which was well suited for fishing and also for giving people tours of beautiful Woman Lake. I would recommend the lodge to friends and family for any larger family occasions. Sue and Del, and the main caretaker Jason, were all incredibly warm and helpful to us whenever we had any questions regarding the property.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Longville Brainerd Lakes
5

2014 Cabin Trip

  • 5 out of 5
This property exceeded all of our expectations. What a beautiful home...it has everything and more that you need to have a wonderful vacation. We will return to this home again! the owners were very gracious to open their home to us and they were a pleasure to work with. What a week!
  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Longville Brainerd Lakes
5

Felt like royalty in our log cabin castle!

  • 5 out of 5
We had never met Susie and Del, yet every single piece of our rental experience made us feel like beloved family members. They went above and beyond to prepare the home for our intimate family only wedding weekend. They were patient and thorough in communicating with us before we arrived and did everything they could to accommodate us including buying extra seating and having the place decorated with flowers for our arrival. They went far beyond the requirements of hosting us and were happy to comply with our crazy hot tub in the winter request (which our family loved!). They kindly had paths shoveled for us to access the lake, bonfire pit, and surrounding areas so we could enjoy every amenity, which we did thoroughly! The weekend was immensely enjoyed by all ages as we partook in movie watching, sledding, cooking, star gazing, catered dinner by the Lucky Moose (per Susie's wonderful recommendation), reading, playing Foosball and pool, and giving countless kisses and hugs. Our wedding vows were exchanged in the gorgeous great room where all of my 6 year old fantasies about my wedding day were dramatically outdone! Susie and Del's kindness and generosity in sharing this space with us will be a memory that will be retold again and again and held dear to our hearts for a lifetime. You must experience this place and incredible hospitality!
  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Longville Brainerd Lakes
5

5 Star Lodge, 6 Star Owners

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed only 2 nights at the Overholser's lodge, but it was well worth the money and the drive. Everything about this property is top notch...the workmanship, the details, the layout..all superb. We were a group of 5 families, and there was plenty of room for everyone. Every single one of us were in awe of the property, and dreaded the last day when we all had to gather our stuff and leave.

There's plenty for everyone to do, including swimming in the lake, relaxing in the outdoor Jacuzzi, playing pool in the downstairs family room, to just hanging out at the enormous kitchen and dining area. All the kids loved the property, and never once came to us asking if there's anything else they could do...they just kept busy the whole time which made the parents just able to relax and enjoy the gorgeous views and the house itself.

It was also great that the owners left 4 walkie talkies available for use as the place is so big that sometimes it was a good idea for the kids to hold onto one of them so that we could find out where they were. The movie room, which we called the "West Wing" (as it is separate from the main area, connected via walkway) was a hit for the bigger kids, and the little ones loved the watch tower which they made into their own little getaway.

Once you stay at this property, other places may not be able to live up to your expectations, so be ready for that. We would defineately recommend this property to anyone planning a getaway with family or friends..it's a great location away from the hustle and bustle, and just a treat in every way.

Last but not least, the owners are great people...very good communication, quick responses, and just good people.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Longville Brainerd Lakes
Eden Prairie, MN
5

Cross Country Team Outing

  • 5 out of 5
Thank you so much for the opportunity to stay at your beautiful lodge on Women Lake. What a beautiful home with all the amenities you could ever want. We all had a wonderful time! We took advantage of the lake, hot tub and sauna along with the gaming system, video game, pool and foosball tables. We watched the sunsets (which are spectacular) each evening from the deck and had meals on the patio. (We even spotted an Eagle flying overhead while eating on the patio!) We had a great time picking out and watching movies in the theater each night and we even put together brackets for playoffs for the pool table and video games. The group I came up with are on the Cross Country Team so each day they ran the loop on the road that runs in front of the lodge to keep up with their training. It was so quiet and relaxing! I have been told by the team that they would like to make this an annual trip!
  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Longville Brainerd Lakes
Downtown Minneapolis
5

Lovely Weekend Getaway

  • 5 out of 5
We arrived on a Wednesday after recent heavy snowfall, so it was a tad "rustic" getting to the lodge, but once we arrived it was ABSOLUTELY DIVINE. We enjoyed undisturbed privacy and uninterrupted views of the lake. The late-night hot tub stargazing was just surreal. The amenities in the lodge were modern and far exceeded our expectations. Although the description of the property included steep downhill climbs to the lake, we didn't have any difficulty at all, and were able to easily enjoy shoreside ice fishing in our shanty. Overall, we had a very memorable experience, and will be requesting that week again next year!!
  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Brainerd
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
State Hwy 84
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Correl Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Ridgewood Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Patrick's
Car: necessary

Overholser Lodge is located on the Woman Lake chain of lakes which encompasses over 5,500 acres of water. You can boat directly into the nearbye town of Longville. Every Wednesday the town hosts the weekly Turtle Races right on main street.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday lodge in Longville, Brainerd Lakes

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Late Season
5 Sep - 15 Nov
2 night minimum stay
$2,769
for 2 nights
From
$1,090
From
$1,170
Fri,Sat
$7,135
 
 
Early Season
15 Apr - 23 May
2 night minimum stay
$2,716
for 2 nights
From
$1,063
From
$1,122
Fri,Sat
$6,948
 
 
High Season
15 Jun - 15 Aug
2 night minimum stay
$3,956
for 2 nights
From
$1,683
From
$1,763
Fri,Sat
$10,689
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$3,795
for 2 nights
From
$1,603
From
$1,705
Fri,Sat
$10,202
 

Additional information about rental rates

Excess cleaning deposit $100
Property Damage Protection $89
Cleaning Fee $400
Tax Rate 6.88%
Notes Check-in time is 4 pm and check-out time is 11 am.
Docks are installed mid-May and pulled mid-October.
Boats available for rental: two 2009 Alumacraft 165 Classic CS (16.5ft) w/50hp Yamahas, Trolling motors, Fish/Depth Finders and Live Wells for $150/day each or $900/week each.
For special pre-approved events a $500 event fee applies.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Longville in Brainerd Lakes

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 9000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bridge Bathroom - combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Large beautiful bathroom with two sinks
    Powder Room - Main level powder room with vessel sink
    Master Bathroom - tub , shower , En suite bathroom with a large walk-in shower
    Brown Bathroom - shower , En suite bathroom with single vessel sink and glass shower.
    Green Room Bathroom - combination tub/shower , En suite bathroom with single sink and bathtub
    West (Game Room) Bathroom - shower , Two areas, 1st has two sinks, 2nd has glass shower/toilet
  • All bathrooms include bath, hand and face towels, soap, shampoo with conditioner and hair dryers.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Large master suite with fireplace and ensuite bath.
    Blue room - 1 queen , Beautiful cape cod style bedroom on upper bridge level.
    Green room - 1 queen , Lower level roadside with ensuite bath.
    Brown room - 1 queen , Lower level lakeside walkout with ensuite bath.
    Library - 1 murphy bed , Lower level lakeside Library with Murphey bed.
    Art room - 1 murphy bed , Lower level roadside art room setup as a bedroom.
    Bunk room - 2 twin/ single , 8 bunk bed , The 'Squirrels Nest' bunk room on the upper bridge level.
  • All beds include bed linens and blankets. There are also three rollaways and one Pak-n-Play available. We ask that the rollaways are confined to the Green Room, Brown Room and Art Room bedrooms. Sleeping on couches is not allowed.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Foosball
  • Music Library ...
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • fishing
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