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Technicolor Autumn in a Timeless Cabin - Strawberry Lake Cabin

People6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 792 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Few places can brag about autumns as astonishingly brilliant as the ones we enjoy Up North in the wilds of Minnesota.

And this log cabin, built by local Minnesota craftsmen in 2013 and tucked into a wooded lot bordering Strawberry Lake, welcomes you to a cozy getaway right in the center of some of the country’s most vivid fall beauty.

FALL COLOR TAKES CENTER STAGE

Every window at our Strawberry Lake Cabin frames a kaleidoscopic view of trees bursting into red, yellow, and orange. This is especially true of the cathedral windows encompassing the entire front of the cabin—from the main living area to the lofted bedroom. The vaulted ceiling and knotty pine/basswood walls increases the splendor of this part of the cabin, which also overlooks glittering Strawberry Lake.

Cozy up on the bench on the spacious deck facing the lake—a steamy mug of hot chocolate or coffee in hand—while the birds in the bright trees and on the mirrored water sing their last songs before heading south.

Or, on a sun-drenched day, sear some burgers on the gas grill and enjoy them on the screened porch. Then have a bonfire as the late-day sun’s gold light filters through the trees.

Did we mention the radiant, in-floor heating? Nothing beats it on a chilly autumn morning, or when you return from a crisp afternoon hike. Leave your boots at the door and give your toes a treat!

A RETREAT FOR COUPLES, FRIENDS & FAMILIES

Couples love it here at our Strawberry Lake Cabin. Experience the easy romance of tucking into nature together and shaking off the stresses of everyday life. Unbound lake views greet you in the morning from the cozy, lofted bedroom, and a clear Minnesota sky full of stars lulls you into a deep sleep.

Plenty of autumn activities await active couples here, from hiking through golden forests, to biking lovely back roads, to exploring the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge (just 3 miles from the cabin) as the animals scurry to prepare for the long winter ahead.

Friends’ getaways—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.

No matter who you’re traveling with, we highly recommend a canoe trip out on Strawberry Lake. We provide the canoe for you! And the water here is calm and peaceful, with less motorboat traffic than on many of the lakes in this area. Not to mention the water clarity: spring-fed Strawberry Lake is so clear, you can see almost 17 feet straight down to the bottom!

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, and often leave a surprise or two for our guests.

NEW BOATING EXPERIENCE

In the past, guests have asked us if we had a boat and motor they could use. Now, we are excited to announce we do have a boat and motor to help you explore and fish Strawberry Lake! Available for rent, is our 14 ft. fishing boat and 9.9 hp motor at the following flat rates:

2-3 night stays: $90.00 (1st tank of gas free)

4 or more night stays: $190.00 (1st tank of gas free)

Our canoe continues to be available to you at no charge.

If you'd like to learn more about our accredited Strawberry Lake Cabin through the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce, you can find us on the chamber's webpage.

Contact us today to book your fall getaway!

Don & Cheryl Aamodt, Owners

More Details

Owner
Don Aamodt
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2017

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!

What's most important to us is helping you create happy and hopefully lasting vacation memories. If there's any possible way, we can enhance your vacation experience at our property please contact us by phone, text or email...we aim to provide you a first-rate service.

If you'd like more information about us or a more personalized booking process, please visit us at the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce website under the 'Where to Stay' - 'Vacation Homes' link.

Sincerely, Don and Cheryl Aamodt, Owners

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.

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.

NEW unigue benefit!...As of the summer of 2017, we have

a 14 ft. fishing boat with a 9.9 hp motor for you to rent at the following flat rates:

2-3 night stays: $90.00 (1st tank of gas free)

4 or more night stays: $190.00 (1st tank of gas free)

Canoe available at no charge.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Ogema in Becker County

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 792 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Sunday check in is after 4:00.
  • Traveler agrees to provide Owner with the best contact mobile phone number and email address.
  • Traveler reads, agrees to & electronically signs the rental agreement, including the rental agreement's section "Special Waiver # 6 a, b & c."
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
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 6
  • 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:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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. If you'd like a YouTube virtual tour of our Strawberry Lake property, click on the space to the left of the primary photograph on the main page.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

Excellent Vacation

  • 5 of 5

A little remote, a lot of comfort and probably every amenity you could ask for in a cabin on a beautiful lake. Immaculate well designed cabin lives larger than it is technically. Can easily accommodate 4. Wish I owned it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

The absolute perfect place for our honeymoon. We woke up to the sun rising over the lake at our feet, spent hours exploring the lake on the canoe, and relaxed by a fire every evening. Everything we needed was provided and the owners and caretakers were attentive and helpful. Could not recommend this cabin highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bloomington, Minnesota
5

Upscale yet rustic get away.

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was wonderful. The owners were great, and the property manager Les and his wife were always very nice (they made us coffee cakes and left us wine).

We wanted to get away from the busy city life and enjoy a few days by the lake which was amazing. They have a canoe that we used, the lake was wonderful and weather was perfect. At night we lit a bonfire and grilled some hot dogs.

This cabin is very modern and has a lot of the utensil you would need to cook, clean, or do laundry. The kitchen is equipped with many pots and pans from cast iron to regular non stick. Although a drive back into town isn't to far, I'd suggest you remember to bring what you need to make life easier unless exploring is your thing.

I really enjoyed our stay here, and will be looking to book again in the future. Maybe with another couple friend.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Season
6 Sep 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£579
for 2 nights
From
£151
From
£191
Fri,Sat
£1,175
 
 
Winter Season
6 Nov 2017 - 26 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£532
for 2 nights
From
£127
From
£151
Fri,Sat
£1,080
 
 
Early Season
27 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£579
for 2 nights
From
£151
From
£191
Fri,Sat
£1,175
 
 
Summer Season
1 Jun 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£802
for 3 nights
From
£175
From
£207
Fri,Sat
£1,398
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£603
for 2 nights
From
£163
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £55.5
Damage Deposit £222

$300.00 damage/security deposit is refundable.

Extra person fee applies to over four quests.

14 ft. fishing boat with 9.9 hp motor available at these flat
rates:
2-3 night stays: $90.00 (1st tank of gas free)
4 or more night stays: $190.00 (1st tank of gas free)
Canoe available free of charge

The "My Standard Rate" of $205.00 is the average nightly rental rate for all four seasonal rates.

The rental amount displayed for the Traveler on our homepage, is a default setting set by HomeAway/VRBO. It may not accurately reflect the actual avg./night cost of $190.00.

Credit cards are accepted; payments by personal check are also accepted.

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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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