8 Bedrooms & 1.50 Baths- A Log Cabin & Sauna House All On 45 Private Acres
About Nicole Wolfe
We have 5 kids and live in Minneapolis...
Nicole Wolfe purchased this Cabin in 2014
Why Nicole Wolfe chose Orr
We saw the aerial shot of Strand Island and were amazed enough to go take a look- the idea of a 45 private island I think appeals to anyone- it is wild, private and the home has the unique character of a 100 + year old lodge... we fell in love with it.
What makes this Cabin unique
Great fishing! Hike the island... you are all alone on a private 45 acre island- boat house, sauna, log cabin. Complete Privacy
Not allowed inside the home
Ask owner about pet policy
Great place to roam and play.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Family reunion island retreat
We had an excellent stay with my siblings, nieces and nephews and our dad. Fishing right off the dock, excellent view from the porch, and fire pit. Kids enjoyed having thier own bunk house, and separate game room building, along with another separate building that had a comfortable couch for folks to watch movies when they weren't outside enjoying the lake, playing games in the yard or picking wild raspberries from the property. Water pump system pressure for main lodge and shower/sauna room didn't work once or twice over the week, but maintenance guy Jay was great to help get us back up and running. Sauna would not work which was a bummer, nor did UV light for house water plumbing system so had to pack drinking water. Nice clean water to swim in and do water sports on the lake. There are quite a few deadheads in the lake that stick above the water line and can be seen, we happened to run in to an unlikely submerged one couple feet below the waterline which messed up a prop. The lake has a lot of rock near shore and in shallows, but seemed to be marked very well on the main body of water. Main lodge has great layout, it was warm, welcoming and worked well for everyone to be together, but yet space to be apart. Kitchen was set up well for large group cooking. Nice gas grill outside. The wrap around porch was our favorite. Definitely secluded and private. All and all, it was a great stay, will definitely make the trip back again.
still one of our favorite annual trips
This was our 4th trip to Strand and we love it every year. it is nice for the kids who have lots of outdoor activities to wear them out. And great views and relaxing atmosphere for the adults. We will be back next year.
One of a kind!
If you’re looking for a wonderful, relaxing, Midwest outdoor vacation, this is it. 6 kids and 6 adults for 7 days, no Wi-Fi, and no complaining from anyone. More than enough fun activities for everyone, and I was ready to go back a couple of days after being home. If you want to
spend your money on experiences rather than things, this is definitely an experience worth having!
The lodge is old, spacious & charming. Being the only humans on the island afforded privacy. Being old, it is well worn, but the grounds are well maintained, just wish there was a trail cut that we could have hiked.We liked the 2 large refrigerators & large freezer. And we could easily feed 20 at the table. Sorely missed a dishwasher though! The vintage Atari/nintendo game was totally awesome and the TV building provided a plethora of movies. The sauna was wonderful. And the kids loved catching pan fish right from the dock. You will love this island retreat.
Summer retreat at Strand Island
I loved the remoteness and seclusion of our time on the Island and it was great having enough space to comfortably fit my extended family. Pelican lake is beautiful, although it is a little shallow and somewhat hazardous for unfamiliar boaters because of submerged rocks. The lodge was fun and full of history. I loved how the rooms were arranged in it, especially the wonderful wrap-around screen porch with the hanging beds that looks out on the lake. Everyone in our group had a wonderful time and there was lots to do for all ages. I will say however that the property does need
some maintenance. Docks needed repair, some of the floor boards in the porch were cracked and you had to consciously avoid walking on them for fear of breaking through the floor. The sauna was not working, and other little things just needed repair. That being said none of that took anything away from our visit and I would absolutely go there again in the future.
Another fabulous vacation at Strand Island
This was my family’s second time coming here and we loved it! So spacious, great beach, fishing, loved sitting on the massive screen porch admiring the lake. Dogs had a great time too! Thanks Nicole