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Seven Bedroom Home On Turtle Lake, Sleeps Up To 24 People.

Bedrooms 7
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

7 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 24 (Great for large family gahterings)

This home is great for large family gatherings and is located in Brainerd/Mille Lacs/Crosby area. It has seven bedrooms, two living rooms, four bathrooms with two having Jacuzzi tubs, gas fireplace, large dining/living room area, large deck, outdoor fire pit, central air and three season porch.

On the resort property we have two beaches with slides and rafts, two playgrounds, basketball and volleyball court, tether ball, horse shoes, game room, sauna, store with groceries, bait and tackle.

Turtle Lake is 100 acres and is connected to Partridge Lake that is 200 acres. Both lakes have bass, northern, crappies, and sunnies. Great bass lake! If you are looking for walleyes, there are many lakes around us. Mille Lacs and Bay Lake are 5 minutes away from us.

During the wintertime we have the Turtle Lake snowmobile trail right out the back door. Cross country skiing within 20 minutes and ice fishing on our Lake or one of the many lakes surrounding us.

More Details

Paul & Therese Erickson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About Paul & Therese Erickson

Paul & I have been married since 1993. We have two children and two dogs.

My parents purchased Camp Holiday Resort in the spring of 1979. My dad worked in construction, so my mom raised 3 kids and ran the business. In 1989 they purchased the resort next door and combined them. In 2003 Paul and I purchased the Resort.

Paul & Therese Erickson purchased this house in 2003

Why Paul & Therese Erickson chose Brainerd Lakes

Being able to raise our kids and be with them all the time was one of the main reasons we took over the resort from my parents. I remember as a child how much fun it was to be able to have new friends every week. Plus learning a great work ethic.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Deerwood in Crow Wing County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No ATV's, Jet Skies or motorized toys.
  • No Bachelor Parties!
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Towels not supplied
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Master Bedroom and Bath - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Main Level, Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Main Level, Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Lower Level, Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Lower Level, Bedroom 5 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Lower Level, Bedroom 6 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Lower Level, Bedroom 7 - 2 Double Bed
  • All bedding is included
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We do not charge a cleaning fee!


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Seven Bedroom Home On Turtle Lake, Sleeps Up To 24 People.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Minneapolis Area

Annual Family Time

  • 5 of 5

This was our 8th annual family trip to Camp Holiday. Each of our stays has been in the reunion cabin. The cabin fits our needs well, with four families there are 12-16 people that come and go during the week. We have enough bedrooms and beds so that each family has its own "Space" but we are able to be together for the fun. We find the cabin well stocked, the kitchen is fully supplied with almost everything you might need, has a large table in the dining area that is great for meals (if we're not eating outside) and provides a great place for games during the day or at night. There is a TV with a satellite connection which I must admit is seldom on when we are there. A second TV downstairs in the general area may be used a little more when the adults aren't there. There is always hot water, and we don't have to fight for the bathroom (it might be because of the 8 kids under12 7 are boys!) Having the large outdoor area just out the back door for a variety of outdoor games is a plus. When the kids were younger, having the play area there was even better. The kids do appreciate the wi fi (as do the adults) for their games. The beach area is small but the kids like the trampoline and the floating dock as well as swimming after the large contingent of ducks that occasionally swims through . The younger kids find great pleasure in the task of pulling in small sun fish from the dock closest to the cabin. There are many boats, paddle bikes and boards as well as pontoons available for rent and two lakes to explore. On Rainy days (unfortunately there are a few now and then) the game room (recently remodeled and rebuilt) is a favorite destination and we have found that the water park or movie theater in Baxter or Brainerd is only a short drive away. On the clear days, not much beats the sunsets over the lake as viewed from the dock or from the swing that overlooks the lake, unless its the almost nightly family time around a campfire with the loons calling in the backround. We have thoroughly enjoyed out visits to Camp Holiday and especially finding a vacation cabin that was and is big enough to accommodate all the family easily and give us the opportunity to spend time together in a relaxing atmosphere. The coming year will be our 9th.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia, Mn. North East Mn.

12 school friends

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year staying at Camp Holiday. We are twelve high school, college friends coming from both Southern and Northern Minnesota. We have been getting together every fall for the past 30 some years.. Camp Holiday is the best. We have more than enough room in the large reunion house. It meets all of our needs. Teresa and Paul are wonderful. We have recommended Camp Holiday to many many other friends. Thanks for a great weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! The family reunion house was wonderful and just what we needed. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes and utensils. The house was very clean and comfortable. We were concerned about the water heater keeping up for all 13 of us but it wasn't a problem at all. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. If we had any complaint at all it was that we weren't told that the house was the resort storm shelter until we arrived and since we were there during a week of thunderstorms it was a little frustrating. We all certainly understood the need for other customers to have a safe place to stay but it was very awkward having strangers come into the place where we were staying. We felt has if we had to be the hosts. They came in wet and with dogs and needing to use the bathroom. It would have been nice to have a staff member there to be the host and to clean up after they left. We were also concerned about what would happen if the storm shelter was needed when we were away. If we left for the day and the shelter was needed who would be there to let them in and make sure they stayed out of our personal belongings. There were no locks on the interior doors to keep strangers out of the bedrooms. After the first night of having to host strangers we just decided that someone needed to be there at all times which meant someone was always missing an activity. We kind of wondered why the store, which is also underground, wasn't used as a storm shelter….or why the new rec room wasn't built with a storm shelter. Just kind of inconvenient and something that is probably only an issue a few times a year. We just ended up with a bad weather week and had to deal with it. Other than that we absolutely loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi J, It was great meeting and family/friends. I'm glad to hear that you guys had a great time. We look forward to having you back again. Thanks for letting us know your concerns about this home being use a shelter in severe weather. We are going to change our policies and make sure there is a staff member there when we have to use this home as a shelter. This home only gets used for shelter in severe weather, typically tornado warning once or twice a year. We will make sure that it is in all confirmation letters that this is a severe weather shelter. Our office is also use for severe weather shelter the campground and cabins. We were very lucky that the storms missed us. I could not imagine what the resorts are through up by Gull Lake. Sincerely, Paul and Therese Erickson Camp Holiday Resort & Campground
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Nashville, TN

Great Place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We love coming to Camp Holiday each year. The reunion house has all the amenities and comforts of home with that great MN feel. Paul and Therese always take great care of us. Perfect place for large groups or big families.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakeville, MN

great place!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible time at Camp Holiday, staying in the reunion house. It was large enough for the whole group of 18 and still had some empty beds. Wonderful huge kitchen with all the right tools, and an island to put all of our snacks on. Some played cards early into the morning and the sounds did not carry to the bedrooms, so the ones who wanted to sleep were able to.

Magnificent hiking in the snow covered woods, and a beautiful sunset to finish off an amazing weekend.

Thanks Therese and Paul, we look forward to staying at your place next year

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Brainerd Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
JJ's Birds Nest
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
120 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy !8
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lonesome Pine Resturant
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Ski Gull

There are three golf courses in a 20 mile range from us. Great shopping in 30 minutes or less.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Deerwood, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
17 Jun 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
13 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend
1 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
4 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Weekly £77.3 + Tax
Nightly £15.46 + Tax
Pet Fee £77.3 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Pet Fee is $20 a night or $100 Weekly per pet.

We are a family Resort & Campground, and do not take reservations for bachelor parties.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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