Large living spaces with full 3 season front porch. Great house for gathering.
About Sue Lockwood
We live in the country a few miles outside Ortonville city limits, some chickens and our two Goldendoodles Hammer and Sophie, and our cat TP. Greg's parents are from the area and he has been hunting and fishing in Big Stone County his entire life. Moving to the area and ultimately retiring here was a no brainer, and two of his brothers have followed suit. Sue works for a local granite quarry and loves the slower pace that the area offers. Renovation projects and hosting good times are what we enjoy most, so The Lincoln House has been a perfect combination of both. We also own and run Ortonville Mercantile & Gallery, a unique gift shop AND Ortonville Mystery Games, which is fun entertainment in the form of escape room games and mystery room games. Stop by 33 2nd street and give it a try when you are in town.
Sue Lockwood purchased this House in 2016
Why Sue Lockwood chose Ortonville
When we found this property, it had not been updated in many years. The bones were great and it just needed some love and attention. Located just up from Ortonville's main street it seemed like an ideal location for a VRBO property for people coming to the area for any number of reasons, and would allow them to have family and friends from the area in for lunch or dinner or just some catching up on the front porch.
What makes this House unique
The Lincoln House is centrally located for all that Big Stone County has to offer. It is also only 15 minutes away from Milbank, SD. For those used to driving city distances to get to anything, a 15 minute drive is nothing. Also, The Lincoln House offers comfortable sleeping accommodations for up to 8 adults without sleeping on top of each other. All the rooms are very spacious. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking meals and the dining room can accommodate 8-10 comfortably. As hosts, we are committed to making sure our guests have what they need, so they can enjoy their stay.
Ask us about hosting bridal/baby showers etc.
Pets must be in kennel when left alone at property
All children count as a guest
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Property in quiet residential neighborhood, please respect neighbors and keep noise to a minimum especially from 9 pm to 7 am
Please put garbage and recycling in outside bins, towels in tub or shower, and load/run dishwasher prior to leaving property.
Please call owners immediately with any questions or if any damage occurs. We understand things happen, but need to know ASAP when they do.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Me and my daughter stayed up here for a fishing trip on big stone very clean and good location the owners were great will rent again. Love the big kitchen area.
Always very clean and great location.
It was a great house and a great neighborhood. Close to everything I needed to be close to. Thank you Tim
We have been to newer, fancier digs but this one is tops in our book. Just like visiting granny's house. More new equipment than we could ever use...provisions abundant in the pantry and cabinets, even ice in the freezer. Great cable(dish) and wifi works. Grandkids loved the stairs(they creaked) and now want a stairhouse of their own. They live in the land of flat houses. Easy to find and good off-street parking. Will probably see you next year. Oh..back porch lite bulb is out and I was not tall enough to change it. Also we fried a biscuit in the microwave...sorry about that.
RET, Thanks so much, Lincoln House is indeed not new and shiny and much more like granny's house with all the modern conveniences found in new and shiny properties. Lincoln House was actually built in 1895, and was considered one of the "Grand Houses" in Ortonville in it's heyday. Lincoln House is now home to quite a few pieces of art and furnishings from our grandparents, and they seem to fit the feel of the house. Being grandparents ourselves probably technically makes those items antiques. We are glad you and the grandkids enjoyed, and will look forward to actually meeting you if you come back next year. Also, thank you for caring for the property like it was your own (or your grandmother's). Having respectful, conscientious guest like you makes it that much easier to prepare a great experience for the next guests, so we really appreciate your efforts there. Thanks for letting us know about the light bulb, we will get that taken care of and inspect microwave too! -Sue and Greg Lockwood
Very nice , enjoyed the comfy bed.
Cozy house, perfect for our group!
The Lincoln house was perfect for our hunting group. The house is comfortable, with plenty of space. The fully stocked kitchen was great for meals, and the grill was a big plus. The house is also located within walking distance of bars, restaurants, the grocery store, and the meat market. We’ll definitely stay again!
Ortonville is located at the foot of Big Stone Lake (a Walleye Professional Fishing Circuit Lake). It is a small town with all the hospitality that goes along with small towns. Fishing, golfing and other outdoor recreational sports are available to take advantage of. Or, just kick back and relax and enjoy small town life, it is quite peaceful!