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Relax in the Massive Stillness of the Great North Woods

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


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About the property

2 Bdrms home + Convertible sofa, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6);3rd Suite at addit $490

Westwood is surrounded on three sides by forest and fronts on 250 feet of lakeshore on the beautiful, clear water Moose Lake. Reservations are all done only through the contiguous Moose Lake Resort and typically are Saturday to Saturday

We are about a four hour drive North of Minneapolis, 30 minutes east of Bemidji and two miles into the woods off the Scenic Highway between Casslake and Blackduck.

Westwood has a private dock and available fishing boat. Pontoons are available for rent from the adjacent Moose Lake Resort. Should your needs exceed sleeping for six, additional similar cabins are available nearby.

Westwood has a new kitchen with panoramic views over Moose Lake. The area is beautifully landscaped. Several golf courses are close by and a onsite course is under expansion. Awaken to the sound of loons in the morning and enjoy all manner of birdlife during the day.

Some of our renters have been coming for over 40 years. Last minute openings may occur and so do not hesitate to call. Rental is usually by the week from saturday to saturday.

If you have the option of timing, May to mid-June and late August and September are beautiful in our area and the rates are less than summer

At the request of some renters, a master bedroom suite has been added for use starting with the 2012 season. This is available at extra cost.

Keywords: This cabin is one of 10 cabins/homes on the family resort on Moose Lake. It has a new kitchen and 3rd master bedroom added b/4 the 2012 season. Option as 2 or 3 bedroom.

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, My wife Nilla will interpret in any beyond english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2015

About The Owner

My wife, Nilla, and I have traveled many times to all continents over the last 40 years and still do. For her, there is nothing like her homestead in Bavaria. For me, there is no where in the world as peaceful and rewarding as Moose Lake. It is our little 'lake wobegon'.

The Owner purchased this house in 1972

Why The Owner chose Minnesota

Westwood is a part of our lakeshore Stennes and Buhn Moose Lake Resort property purchased by my Aunt Elvera and husband in 1947, the first time I visited there. Growing up on a farm not far away gave us opportunity to visit there in the summer. My brother Paul and partner Jack Buhn purchased the property in 1972 and have been remodeling and landscaping ever since. Even though I have lived in San Diego for 45 years, Moose Lake is still home to me.

What makes this house unique

Did you ever go somewhere and take along a bunch of stuff to do...and come home with it undone. Fly from San Diego over our wonderful country and see the scenery change. Gaze out the window at the lakes below as you descend into Bemidji. Two miles down a winding tree lined road and the outside world is forgotten. You have arrived at Nirvana. For guests, it is all manner of restful 'inging'. For me, that is pontooning, transplanting trees on the 100 acres, mowing lawns, landscaping, ect, and continuous communing with nature, good friends, and long time guests.


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(1 traveller reviews)

Relax in the Massive Stillness of the Great North Woods
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Holly Lake Ranch, Texas

A home away from home

  • 5 of 5

After spending years trying to escape the Texas summer heat in Northern Minnesota, we finally found the perfect retreat in Westwood. You have it all here---a beautiful private waterfront setting that is part of the Moose Lake Resort. This resort complex is truly unique with its massive manicured grounds, sandy beach area, and a spectacular lodge with a computer room, pool table, kitchen facilities and even a bar with tap beer at your disposal. Although Westwood is our accommodations of choice,one could not go wrong by selecting any of the other cabins at the Resort----each is very special in an unbelievable setting with the ultimate in amenities.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thankful that our guests appreciate this wonderful utopia as much as the owners do. And now with a new kitchen picture window and new kitchen as well, westwood will be even more enjoyable! Richard
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Bemidji, Minnesota
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Scenic Highway
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
At contiguous Stennes and Buhn Moose Lake Resort

This is an exquisitely beautiful, secluded and relatively private setting on Moose Lake. Some folks like to move in and enjoy the solitude for the duration of their stay. Others like to take advantage of the contiguous Resort Lodge and communing with other guests. If available, you should try for two weeks or more. Kitchen is newly remodeled. One bedroom suite added in 2012. Additional one bedroom suites may be available at my new private home close by should your group need additional space. Private bar is available at contiguous resort and many public bars and restaurants are close by and accessible by boat or road. The Mississippi chain of lakes is close by and fun for canoeing. Spring is great for bird watching and the fall with color changes is, I think, the best time of the year to visit the region.Renting is typically Sat to Sat. with a 4 night minimum.Calendar is controlled through the resort reservations system.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Blackduck, Minnesota

Additional pricing information

Rental is typically Sat to Sat with a minimum of 3 nights within any Sat to Sat period. 20% of weekly rate per night

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Available arrival
Calendar not updated in over 2 months and may not be available. Look for rentals with Request to Book or updated calendars.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Blackduck, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) King bed in a new master bedroom suite with views to lake and woods. Option to rent as original 2 bedroom at 1295/week or 1785 with 3rd bedroom, Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Couch in living room makes into a bed
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
This cabin has free access to all the amenities of the adjacent resort including lodge and new playground in 2011

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