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Northwoods Retreat on Bad Medicine: Prime swimming, watersports and snowmobiling

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cabin
People
8
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cabin in Ponsford

This is a unique property on pristine Bad Medicine Lake! Once the owner's cabin of 'Red Top Resort,' a three-cabin property active since the 1930's, it has been converted into a northwoods-style year-round lakehouse while retaining its rustic charm.

The house features two bedrooms and two bathrooms, two fireplaces, a full kitchen, a living room, and an all-season porch. The all-season porch has a pull out couch for additional overnight guests (this is practically on the water and the best opportunity to hear the loons while you sleep!). The unfinished basement has a washer and dryer for your use, and a ping-pong table for those not-so-nice days or evening entertainment. There is also a pool table in the garage, and a basketball hoop in the driveway for pick-up games!

The kitchen includes an oven, stove, microwave, and refrigerator/freezer. Other small appliances and cookware, serveware and eating utensils are also included. Guests must bring their own food and life jackets.

Lake Information

Bad Medicine Lake is consistently one of the clearest, cleanest lakes in Minnesota. Minnesota Monthly rated it as the best lake for swimming in 2008! It's not uncommon to catch snorkelers and even scuba divers around the lake! Watersports such as tubing, waterskiing, and even sailing are very popular.

Bad Medicine Lake is a great spot for Rainbow Trout and Walleye fishing! It's stocked with Rainbow Trout every year! A public boat launch is only 10 minutes away. Other excellent fishing lakes are easily accessible and close by.

Excellent snowmobile trails are located just off the lake! The trails are groomed, well-maintained, and connect directly to many restaurants, gas stations, and Lake Itasca State Park.

Nearby Activities

Lake Itasca State Park is an approximate 20 minute drive away. Walk across the headwaters of the Mississippi or enjoy excellent biking or hiking trails. Snowmobiling here in the winter is also a lot of fun!

Nearby towns of Park Rapids, MN and Detroit Lakes, MN offer a lot of entertainment for both kids and adults. Fun shopping and good restaurants are easy to find. Park Rapids offers 'Evergreen Fun Park' for the kids, complete with bumper boats, laser tag, mini-golf, and more. Detroit Lakes offers family-friendly activities nearly every weekend.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Krista Stenerson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 November, 2016

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Northwoods Retreat on Bad Medicine: Prime swimming, watersports and snowmobiling
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
5

Lake home with lots of personality

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean and comfortable. We felt at home there right away. It was a great fall get away that we will always remember. it's chilly in the North woods this time of year so the fireplace was wonderful. Without it, the heating system kept us warm and cozy.

The owners were very responsive, but we only had one question, and needed them for nothing else. We would come back to this little slice of heaven anytime.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful sunny weather on beautiful Bad Medicine

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home on a pristine lake. We were on the water daily enjoying swimming, boating and fishing. Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Amaizing lake

  • 4 of 5

Everything was very nice. They were building a house next to cabin, so noise was a little disappointing on a few of the days, but we still enjoyed long days on the sandy beach. Great for kids swimming shallow, sandy and crystal clear water. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very well cared for with functional and pleasant kitchen, bathroom and grills on the deck. Views of the lake from the deck and 3-season porch were lovely! Quiet area and we appreciated the use of the paddle boat and swingset along the water. The neighbors were very friendly and our dog was able to stretch his legs and enjoy some water time too! Property owners are quick to respond and thorough in providing details, directions and answers on our follow-up questions. We were looking for a secluded retreat for the weekend and this was perfect! Would love to come back again :)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Vacation Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Cabin was clean and had all of the amenities you could ask for! A great deck to grill on over looking the lake. Beautiful 4 season porch with windows on 3 sides to capture views of the lake. Fire pit with plenty of firewood. Awesome beach with clear water and sand. Kayaks and Paddle Boat!

We enjoyed a long holiday weekend. The owners were great with accommodating a slightly early arrival. The neighbors were also very nice and came over and said hello! Our 2 pugs enjoyed the stay as well. Love that they allowed pets! Also, close to Itasca State Park where we did a lot of hiking and crossed the head waters of the Mississippi River. Explored the town of Park Rapids, lots of cute little shops and restaurants. Overall, strongly recommend this cabin. Would love to come visit again!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best Getaway so far

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The cabin was fully loaded with breakfast items and especially the workout tools. We are a team of fitness freaks and we are quite surprised and happy to see the gym equipment in the basement. Cabin was kept very clean as in the photographs, lots of dey wood was arranged for us.

Most importantly, Ginger (pur lab puppy) learned how to swim in the clear water lake and we were very excited to see her swim.

Nice neighbours and excellent getaway.

Would definitely come back for this cabin, planning the winter stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Ponsford, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
June 3 - Sept 2 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,346
for 7 nights
£1,346
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
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3 night minimum stay
£489
for 3 nights
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£163
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £397
Pet Fee £79

Rates based on 6 person occupancy. Add $25 per night for each person over 6.Maximum of 8 persons.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Ponsford, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1536 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - Double - 2 Double Bed
    All-season porch - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 1 - Main - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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