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Winter Wonderland in a Classic, Cozy Cabin - Strawberry Lake Cabin

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Property
cabin
People
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cabin in Ogema - Aamodt's Strawberry Lake Cabin

1 Bedroom Main Floor, Loft with Bed & Lakeview, 1 Bath

Here Up North, we know about winter. How to get cozy, enjoy good company, and, of course, how to deeply appreciate the downy white blanket of snow that envelops us for several months of the year.

With our winter smarts and fondness for the season, we created what we think is the ideal wintertime getaway here at Strawberry Lake Cabin.

Built in 2013 by local Minnesota craftsmen, our cabin’s floors boast radiant heat (great for defrosting your toes after a snowy hike), its comfy indoor spaces are great for long conversations and warm drinks, and its brand-new kitchen encourages you to prepare some snowed-in comfort food together.

Not to mention the world of winter activities waiting just outside the cabin. Watch thick snowflakes drift to the snow-blanketed ground and frozen lake through the prism of the cabin’s cathedral windows, which reach from the living area to the lofted bedroom. Then venture out to explore the glittering, snowbound landscape for yourself!

A RETREAT FOR COUPLES, FRIENDS & FAMILIES

Couples love it here at our Strawberry Lake Cabin—no matter the season.

Experience the easy romance of tucking into nature together and shaking off the stresses of everyday life. From the cozy, lofted bedroom, views of an unpolluted Minnesota sky full of stars will lull you into a deep sleep, and a winter wonderland will greet you in the morning.

When you and your sweetheart are ready to venture out, a whole slew of winter activities await. From ice fishing, to traversing 250 miles of snowmobiling trails, to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing across beautiful landscapes…including at lovely Pine Lake in the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, just 3 miles from the cabin, or at the winter-sports haven Maplelag Resort, located 6 miles away.

Friends’ getaways of two to four people—complimented by a bottle of Minnesota wine, maybe?—find a wonderful setting here, as well.

And families find a home-away-from home at Strawberry Lake Cabin. We have a highchair, a baby crib, and a washer/dryer for warm, fresh clothes for everyone mid-week.

If the conditions are just right, Strawberry Lake will offer up one of winter’s classic treats--ice-skating! If it’s cold outside, but not buried in snow, you can hit the ice, and afterward, build a bonfire in the outdoor fire-pit and sip hot chocolate beside the warming flames. Unfortunately, our fickle winters don’t always allow for this, but keep an eye on the lake if you visit to see if it’s a possibility!

MAKE NEW MEMORIES WITH US

There’s a timeless quality to Strawberry Lake and Northern Minnesota. As the setting for many of my own happy childhood memories (and the place where I proposed to my wife), the woods and lakes Up North hold a special place in my heart. I love being able to share the magic of this place with others—at a cabin built by people who live here in the area, too. We’ve decorated the house with items that mean a lot to us, collected locally and around the world.

We’d love to have you here at our version of paradise in Strawberry Lake!

Contact us today to book!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Don Aamodt
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 December, 2016
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About Don Aamodt

As a farm boy raised on an apple orchard in Stillwater, MN, I grew up loving the outdoors. With my father and grandfather, I spent my childhood hunting, fishing and camping in the woods 'Up North.'

Though my wife (who grew up in Sonoma, CA wine country) and I now live in the Central Valley farming region of California, our love for woods and waters of Minnesota ensures that we make time for yearly visits to Strawberry Lake Cabin. With its tucked-into-the-trees setting next to sparkling, spring-fed Strawberry Lake, we've found no better place in the world for recharging together. And we think you'll agree!

Don't hesitate to contact us with questions about the cabin and the surrounding area of Detroit Lakes - we're happy to help!

Sincerely, Don and Cheryl Aamodt

Don Aamodt purchased this cabin in 1997

Why Don Aamodt chose Minnesota

When I came to see the lot on Strawberry Lake, I was hooked. This lakefront property - though overgrown and in the need of TLC - captured everything I loved about my youth in Minnesota: a thick cover of trees to mark the passing of the seasons and to keep the cabin secluded, a sandy lakefront for launching canoes, and acres of crystal-clear water. The cabin itself is a new construction - built in 2013 - and provides lots of amenities we didn't have back in my days of camping in the MN woods, including a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a downy bed for restful nights, and radiant heated floors throughout.

What makes this cabin unique

Too many to name! Mostly, we love its Off-The-Beaten-Path secluded feeling, in the dense trees, the big front deck facing the water, the private boat dock, and the lofted bedroom that feels like a treehouse - a place where you can escape the rest of the world for a while.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Winter Wonderland in a Classic, Cozy Cabin - Strawberry Lake Cabin
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

A great place to enjoy lakeside views, feeling of being in the woods and all the comforts of home.

  • 5 of 5

My two adults sons and I enjoyed a fall get away at this cabin and hit the weather perfectly to offer us bon fires at night, afternoon enjoyments on the back deck and a great place to relax with all the amenities of home.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place for a vacation

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was immaculate and every necessity was provided. Well worth it!!

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

great getaway in northern minnesota

  • 5 of 5

This is a great cabin about 30 minutes north of Detroit Lakes. We loved the place so much that we barely went anywhere else during our stay in the area. The cabin is beautiful with a fully equipped kitchen. There are also two grills to cook out on the back deck which overlooks Strawberry Lake. We also enjoyed a bonfire one night and use of the canoe which is included with the cabin. If you are looking for a getaway where you just want to relax in a great space, this is the cabin for you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful and serene

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is beautifully designed with comfort in mind. From the moment you step through the door onto the screen porch or find your way to the cozy chairs on the deck overlooking the lake, you will feel at home. I came by myself for some peaceful R & R and enjoyed every minute. Highlights included visits from hummingbirds, watching shooting stars during the Perseid meteor showers, and cooking special meals in the well-equipped kitchen and on the grill. (Both gas and charcoal grills are available and I found everything I needed at the supermarket in Detroit Lakes--about 25 minutes away.) There wasn't much lake traffic, though some loons called out as they passed by. (Loved that!) Booking was easy and the caretakers (a husband and wife team) stopped in to make sure I had everything I needed and brought me a home-baked treat to enjoy during my stay. I wish I could have stayed longer!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loving the Lake Life!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was clean, cozy and complete with everything we needed. The beds were super comfortable and the kitchen had every utensil you would ever need. The location right on the lake is perfect for boating, fishing, walking, or just sitting on the deck and relaxing while enjoying the lake life. It's a little off the beaten path which make it a great place for families to relax and spend time together. Thank you for making everything from booking to check out so easy! We're already talking about 2017!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spring escape to peace

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at your immaculate cabin home was a real treasure and treat. The chill in the air didn't dampen our spirits when we realized how lucky we were to have a secluded few days in a beautiful scenic area. The cottage itself had a feeling of comfort and thoughtfulness. There was a variety of hospitable items - geared to make any vacationer feel included in the experience and enjoyment of the tranquility that a weekend away or longer can bring.

Awakening in the loft area with views of the lake is a sight truly inspiring and healing. Taking short walks around the surrounding area also gave a feeling of freedom and gratitude to all aspects of nature.

There was not one utensil that wasn't available and a sense of true quality was represented in all aspects.

We also took a drive into Detroit Lakes and it was refreshing to shop at a different grocery store than what we are used to up in Canada. The owners have put a great booklet together of the surrounding area so it was easy to choose where to travel nearby.

We will definitely return again in the future and were diligent in leaving the cabin as clean and respected as when we arrived. I can imagine the beauty only gets even better as the warm weather approaches.

Highly recommended to all those seeking solace and some definite quiet time.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
79 Miles
Hector International Airport, Fargo, ND
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Richwood Winery
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Three Bears Country Club (9 hole)
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Amtrak Station, Detroit Lakes, MN
Nearest Motorway
23 Miles
Highway 10, Detroit Lakes, MN
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Ice Cracking Lodge
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Maplelag Ski Resort (cross-country skiing)
Car: necessary

Strawberry Lake's pristine water clarity makes it a premiere destination for swimming, boating and fishing. This spring-fed lake provides clean, clear water with 12-15 foot visibility to the lake bottom.

Consider a dawn or dusk trail bike or car ride to nearby Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge; then, walk, run or ride the miles of backwoods trails to view the exceptional array of wildlife - Bald Eagle, Nesting Osprey, Trumpeter Swans, perhaps even a Woodcock or Gray Wolf...all of which we've seen in the refuge, and so many more wildlife viewing wonders.

During the Winter months, Tamarac offers more hiking and wildlife watching on cross-country skis, snowshoes, boots or by car.

Itasca State Park (headwaters of the Mississippi River) is 42 miles from Strawberry Lake Cabin - a lovely 53 minute drive.

Pilots and passengers are welcome - Strawberry Lake is a float plane accessible lake.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Ogema, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter Season
1 Nov 2016 - 27 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£593
for 2 nights
From
£128
From
£149
Fri,Sat
£1,182
 
 
Early Season
28 Apr 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£662
for 2 nights
From
£162
From
£183
Fri,Sat
£1,280
 
 
Summer Season
2 Jun 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£875
for 3 nights
From
£179
From
£200
Fri,Sat
£1,506
 
 
Late Season
6 Sep 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£662
for 2 nights
From
£162
From
£183
Fri,Sat
£1,280
 

Additional pricing information

Damage deposit £238
Cleaning fee £99
Tax Rate 7.38%

$300.00 damage/security deposit is refundable.

Extra person fee applies to over four quests.

Credit cards are accepted, but payment by personal check is preferred.

A Service Fee is collected and retained by VRBO when payments are made using a credit card.

Check-in time is 3:00 pm M - Sat. & 4:00 pm Sun.; Check-out time is 11:00 am

Don & Cheryl Aamodt, Owners, Strawberry Lake Cabin

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Ogema, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 792 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Extra large shower with seat. Shampoo & Soap available.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom-Loft 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Portable crib
  • Master bedroom downstairs with queen sized bed. Loft with new 'Casper' queen sized bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
The Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge entrance is a three mile drive from our cabin. Itasca State Park (headwaters of the Mississippi River) is a forty-two mile drive from our cabin.

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