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Private, Exclusive Lodge on Woman Lake with Beautiful Views

People24
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Space 9,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

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 sleeps 20-22 adults in beds plus there are 2 roll aways to bring the capacity to 24. We also have a pac and play for the baby available and a toddler cot. 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 with log furniture and a full size 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. This season we bought a boat lift for renters boats or pontoons to protect our dock system. We have sustained damage to our docks and don't allow tie ups. This lift can be used by the lodge or the guest cabin upon request, free of charge. 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.

More Details

Owner
Susie & Del Overholser
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2017

About Susie & Del Overholser

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

Why Susie & Del Overholser chose Brainerd Lakes

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.

What makes this lodge unique

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Longville in Cass County

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 9000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Powder Room - Toilet , Main level powder room with vessel sink
    Green Room Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , En suite bathroom with single sink and bathtub
    Brown Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite bathroom with single vessel sink and glass shower.
    West (Game Room) Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Two areas, 1st has two sinks, 2nd has glass shower/toilet
    Bridge Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Large beautiful bathroom with two sinks
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , En suite bathroom with a large walk-in shower
  • All bathrooms include bath, hand and face towels, soap and hair dryers.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large master suite with fireplace and ensuite bath.
    Blue room - 1 Large Double Bed , Beautiful cape cod style bedroom on upper bridge level.
    Green room - 1 Large Double Bed , Lower level roadside with ensuite bath.
    Brown room - 1 Large Double Bed , Lower level lakeside walkout with ensuite bath.
    Library - 1 Murphy Bed , Lower level lakeside Library with Murphey bed.
    Bunk room - 2 Single Bed , 8 Bunk Bed , The 'Squirrels Nest' bunk room on the upper bridge level.
    Art room - 1 Double Bed , Lower level roadside art room setup with a full log bedroom.
  • All beds include bed linens and blankets. There are also two rollaways, one Pak-n-Play and a toddler cot available. We ask that the rollaways are confined to the Green Room, Brown Room or Art Room bedrooms. Sleeping on couches or floors is not allowed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Private, Exclusive Lodge on Woman Lake with Beautiful Views
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Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The lodge is absolutely stunning--like a five-star hotel, with gorgeous, top-of-the-line furnishings and amenities that just won't quit, such as a game room, movie theater, sauna, workout room, hot tub, and much more. The kitchen was really well stocked, and included appliances such as two refrigerators, a panini sandwich maker, two waffle irons, multiple coffee makers, and on and on.

We rented it (and the guest house next door) for a family reunion/80th birthday/50th wedding anniversary gathering, and it suited our purposes perfectly, with plenty of beds and bathrooms to give everyone privacy. Plus we took advantage of all the amenities: used the big tv and wii for games and dance contests; played foosball and pool; viewed movies; played outdoor games; made puzzles; swam and fished; took saunas and sat in the hot tub; had a sing-along around the fire pit. Something for everyone.

The mattress in the master bedroom far surpassed our mattress at home. The lake-side setting was a gorgeous. The various outdoor seating areas provided lots of options for gatherings in the sun and in the shade. All in all, we were living in the lap of luxury.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent home for a corporate retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 18 for a corporate retreat and the lodge was wonderful in every way. There was so much space, the home’s design was upscale yet comfortable, and the setting could not have been more beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect home for a reunion group - beautiful, spacious, so much to do!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 12 women enjoying a long weekend reunion. It was so great to take advantage of the fire ring all three nights, the beautiful scenery every day - the lake in the afternoon and evening and the front patio each morning, the pool table, hot tub, gorgeous kitchen, and, of course, the movie theater! We have so many great memories and weeks later are still dreaming of the wonderful time we had at Overholser Lodge. If you need room for a crown, do yourself a favor and experience this fabulous place!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

I loved everything about the place, I brought my team of employees for a work retreat and we had a wonderful time. The amenities were great, we loved the movie theatre and hot tub was great. I would love to make this a yearly trip. Thanks Susie and Dale for letting us share this wonderful experience at your lovely lodge.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented the Overholser Lodge late August for our intimate wedding of 17 family and friends, as well as the guest cabin for the officiant and his wife (who loved everything about it, also a 5 star cabin). Upon arrival you are taken back by the lodges beauty and impressive craftsmanship. As each guest arrived you could see the look of astonishment on every face.

Inside you find that no detail had been overlooked. Whether your a movie goer or a nature lover, this place had a little bit of something for everyone. Every couple had their own private bedroom and bathroom, with the single gents in the bunk room. Large entertaining spaces perfect for a rainy day wedding, and an exceptional kitchen with everything you will need. Not to mention the views of gorgeous Woman lake.

Sue and Del went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed and were comfortable and happy.They put a lot of themselves into this to make it a dream home and we are so grateful they shared it with us for our special day.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magnificent!

  • 5 of 5

Loved, loved, loved it! The property is everything all the reviews say and even more. We just returned from a family reunion/90th birthday celebration for my mother. We rented Overholser Lodge, along with the adjoining guest cabin, to accommodate my mother, her eight children and spouses, and her grandchildren. We filled all the bedrooms and most of the bunkbeds. We never felt crowded as all the rooms are spacious, and there are so many common areas and bathrooms.

We knew it was very nice by the photos online but we didn't expect it to be quite as beautiful as it really was. So much thought and detail was put into the construction, decor, and furnishings. The quality is evident everywhere. Other than a couple morning golf outings for the guys and pontoon rides on the lake, we never left the place - nor did we want to! The kitchen is beautifully equipped and we had no problem making meals for the entire group. The caterer's kitchen was so convenient for storing the groceries we brought and the extra refrigerator/freezer was indispensable. Loved the custom-made 12 seat dining room table!

The owners, Del and Susie Overholser, were always responsive and helpful. They truly want the best experience for their guests. Well, they achieved that with our family. We came together from seven states and two countries and made wonderful family memories to last a lifetime.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Brainerd
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Correl Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Ridgewood Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
State Hwy 84
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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Longville, 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
 
Late Season
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£2,196
for 2 nights
From
£871
From
£932
Fri,Sat
£5,681
 
 
Winter Season
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£2,520
for 2 nights
From
£1,033
From
£1,094
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas Holiday
23 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£4,830
for 4 nights
From
£1,094
 
 
Winter Season
31 Dec 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£2,520
for 2 nights
From
£1,033
From
£1,094
Fri,Sat
 
 
Early Season
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£2,067
for 2 nights
From
£806
From
£867
Fri,Sat
 
 
High Season
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
£8,233
for 6 nights
From
£1,276
From
£1,337
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£2,885
for 2 nights
From
£1,215
From
£1,292
Fri,Sat
£7,743
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £303.28
Property Damage Protection £75.06
Excess cleaning deposit £75.82
Tax Rate 6.88%

Check-in time is 4 pm and Check-out time is 10 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 1st day, $250 for 2 days, $350 for 3 days, $450 for 4 days, $550 for 5 days, $650 for 6 days and $750 weekly rental for each fishing boat. TO BRING A BOAT: size, type, space available at shared dock and boat trailer MUST be set up ahead of time with your reservation. We don't allow Jet Ski's and tying to our dock is not allowed.
For special pre-approved events a $500 event fee may apply.
The HOT TUB is winterized.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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