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Susie & Del Overholser

Member since: 2012
Speaks English

Private, Exclusive Lodge on Woman Lake with Beautiful Views

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

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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 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. 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.


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.


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.


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.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Susie & Del Overholser (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks English

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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)
Private, Exclusive Lodge on Woman Lake with Beautiful Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Family celebration of 80th birthday and 60th wedding anniversary.

  • 5 of 5

Week long celebration of family at this beautiful lodge in late December. Where to start? The kitchen perhaps because that seems to be where our family congregates. It was well equipped and the freezer/refrigerator space was VERY adequate. The overall space was big enough for lots of "cooks in the kitchen". With 18 to 20 family members from 18 months to 80 years of age participating in games, puzzles, conversation and movies at the same time in different areas of the house everyone had their space. The theater was used a lot for watching movies and sporting events. The hot tub was a hit as was the outdoor fire pit. Ice fishing not so good but that's the chance you take! Susie and Del were always available via emails for questions. The décor, detail and cleanliness of this house is commendable . The Overholsers have created a beautiful, comfortable lodge for making memories. Some of our extended family rented the guest cabin which was a plus!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing girlfriends getaway

  • 5 of 5

A group of 25 of us rented the lodge and guest house for a 2-night girlfriends getaway. We were amazed by the view and loved all the features the lodge had to offer. We enjoyed meals on the patio, soaking in the hot tub, movies in the theater, an outdoor fire, and just relaxing and catching up. We thought all the beds were very comfortable. Susie was very helpful in answering all of our questions prior to our stay. One point to warn folks on, however: although it says it sleeps 25, I think 20 adults would probably be the maximum for comfort.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best weekend of our lives

  • 5 of 5

I just had my wedding at the lodge last weekend, and can't believe that it's over already! We all had an incredible experience. Everything that we discovered upon our arrival was even better than the photos and description. My (new!) husband and I were thrilled to wander around upon arrival and discover how unbelievable the layout and space are in the lodge. We also rented out the guest cabin (#375696), which is delightful as well! The view of the lake is the real scene stealer, complete with loons calling and eagles repeatedly flying by. There is no shortage of activities if you don't have anything already planned for a stay, and as all of the other reviewers have stated, Susie and Del are the most gracious and lovely folks to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a family vacation at Overholser Lodge. We had a group of 20, 5 couples & 10 children, ages 7-18. Having rented other luxury properties in the past our expectations were high and we were not disappointed. The house is meticulously maintained along with the grounds and has countless high end amenities. The layout was perfect and at no time did be feel crowded. It was a joy to cook in the gourmet kitchen and the teens watched movies every evening after sunset and fire pit conversations. We also enjoyed seeing deer & eagles daily. The lake is quiet for boating & water activities. Our family has been fortunate to stay at many rental properties, and everyone agreed Overholser lodge rates at the top and we hope to return again. Thank you Susie and Del for sharing your beautiful home. It was a great vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous retreat with welcoming owners and all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic rental with gracious owners and stunning views both inside and out. Great for entertaining and Woman Lake is top notch for fishing Smallies as well as Walleye.

Only drawback for our group was that we used the lodge for a corporate retreat and the internet wasn't reliable for business purposes despite the fastest subscription internet for the area. That's being up north though!

Overall we had a phenomenal stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nothing short of AMAZING!!

  • 5 of 5

The Overholser Lodge is AMAZING!!! Everything is perfect. Stayed for a ladies 10th Annual weekend. We all watched a slide show together in the movie theater. As in all gatherings, the kitchen is the center of everything going on. There is everything you could possibly need, and room for everyone to sit and eat together.

The lodge has everything and more and you would need for a great stay! Extra large fridge and freezer off the kitchen makes it so much easier for meals with a crowd. Make sure you have all your groceries you need before you get there, because once you are there you won't want to leave!

No detail is left undone. Would definitely recommend to others for all occasions!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
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
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Longville, Brainerd Lakes

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Season
5 Sep - 15 Nov
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Season
15 Apr - 23 May
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £304
Property Damage Protection £75
Excess cleaning deposit £76
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.
For special pre-approved events a $500 event fee may apply.
Hot tub is winterized.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Longville in Minnesota

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 9000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • 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

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