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Private Cabin with acreage and waterfront

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Nice wooded and private one bedroom cabin. Cabin has frontage on a crystal clear creek just 50' yards downstream from West Battle Lake. Paddle your canoe, or kayak into the pristine Glendalough State Park. A short bike ride gets you directly onto the paved bike path into the park. The cabin has a full bathroom with an open loft style bedroom. Perfect family retreat with great wildlife viewing, biking, hiking, fishing, golfing, shopping and restaurants within minutes of the cabin. A canoe with paddles, lifejackets and anchor is free for use. The creek is sand bottom and full of fish. A perfect lazy canoe ride and the kids love it. Back to nature at its best. We also have a huge fire pit and wood pile for your stay. There is cable TV with DVD player for rainy days. All towels, linens, cooking utensils, coffee maker, toaster, and kitchen supplies included.

Patrick Donelan
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 November, 2017

About Patrick Donelan

We built the cabin on our property that has been in the family for 60 years. We decided to open it for rentals so others could enjoy it.

Patrick Donelan purchased this cabin in 1998

Why Patrick Donelan chose Battle Lake

Peace and quiet and very close to nature.

What makes this cabin unique

Closest rental property to the Glendalough State Park. Paddle or bicycle into the heart of the park.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Battle Lake in Otter Tail County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath with tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The bedroom is an open loft that looks over the main living space and has great views of the property. Wake up to see white tail deer and wild turkeys without even getting out of bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Owner is an accomplished chef, fishing guide, and wild food forager. Ask about guided fishing, mushroom hunting or chef prepared meal during your stay. The property was a significant Native American site and many artifacts have been found in the creek and grounds.


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

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Private Cabin with acreage and waterfront
average rating of 4.2222223 based on 9 reviews

A traditional cabin with all the amenities...

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the cabin even though the weather was not the best.

Loved the cozy loft, the kitchen had all the tools we needed, and the huge fire pit was great to sit around. We took advantage of Glendalough State Park which had great hiking, beach and kayaks for rent.

Battle Lake has wonderful restaurants and small town vibe.

Thanks for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean but not completely as "advertised."

  • 3 of 5

The property and interior was clean and pleasant. In my opinion, it was clearly a rental by a single male as many touches that would be "guest friendly" (that I woman might attend at the risk of sounding a little sexist) were missing. (BTW, lest you think I'm "soft," I've spent a week hiking and camping in mountain forests and wilderness before.)

The headline as being "waterfront" is misleading as the lake shore is 150 yards away and the access to it is left to asking neighbors if they'd mind letting us traverse their yard to get there. There is a canoe near a creek but it is not clear if that is the property owner's and for guest use or not AND there was only ONE paddle and NO LIFE VESTS if there were. One window was broken so I hope we aren't assessed for it and one window handle was barely functioning (but neither was a detraction from the stay or cabin). It hardly "sleeps four" unless they are related or very friendly. One mattress was an air mattress without a pad so it was very cold (I remade it with blankets under the sheet) BUT it lost a little air and there was no way to inflate it further. If it deflated, good luck, you're on the couch. There was one large very comfortable bed, though.

Everything worked just fine (kitchen and bath). Minor amenities would have been nice -- such as plastic wrap to protect food and inexpensive conveniences such as a small cache of sugar or cooking oil, salt and pepper, face cloths (towels were provided), etc. These are cheap but shows some forethought for potential guests.

The TV remote stopped working the first day and we were relegated to ONE channel (ESPN) without tinkering with the cable box (not chosen and rarely watched anyway but in trying to watch the news, no luck and using a cell phone eats data as there is no wi-fi -- nor expected).

One reviewer complained about bugs and mice -- no such problems for us. One grill was pretty gross but the other was usable but needed some cleaning.

All in all, a REASONABLE value but not if you were expecting either close lake access or water recreation and improvements in bedding for more than a single or couple would enhance its value at little cost. It's not a GREAT value because for a little more, nicer and with better access to recreation is available. It has nice proximity to Glendalough and the creek into Molly Stark > Annie Battle > Blanche Lake, which is a plus.

I'm not being overly critical as I grew up in the town, so I know whereof I speak

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Not sure how to even respond to this book length review...I am always available to address any issues instead of coming to address things in a review...If this guest would have talked to me instead of complaining about no paddles, can't figure out remote, no lifejackets, can't figure out how to get to the water....all could have easily been remedied with a phone call...we try and rent to people who appreciate the outdoors and privacy this cabin brings...
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St. Michael, MN

Peaceful and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have vacationed here a couple times and this cozy house in the woods is what makes this such a great experience for our family. Battle Lake offers many restaurants and outdoor activities for families and friends, but we wanted our kids to enjoy the peacefulness of being together at a cabin in the woods. This house is very clean and offers an open layout to enjoy cooking while all being together. There is a huge fire pit where we sit around and make smores, tell stories, laugh, and leave all our hectic schedules back in the city. It's truly one of the best little retreats and I highly recommend this for the busy families who long for a weekend of family bonding and fun.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plymouth, MN

Cozy Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This year was our second stay at the cabin. It is the perfect retreat for our family of five. The kids love to fish and canoe in the creek, roast s'mores over the bonfire and eat ice cream at "Granny's Pantry." The owner recommended great sandy beaches for the kids, as well as great restaurants to check out. Next year we are planning to return and do a guided fishing trip with the owner, the kids can't wait!!!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Weekend Away

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a long weekend away in August. We had a WONDERFUL time! It was so peaceful and relaxing. The cabin is tucked back in the woods with plenty of privacy and access to a canoe to paddle up/down the creek into the lake. The bonfire pit at night was perfect to sit around. Our little dog loved exploring around the cabin and swimming in the creek. Glendalough State Park is very close with an amazing beach and trails to explore. The town of Battle Lake had some awesome restaurants/bars to check out - our favorites were Shoreline (for breakfast), the Rusty Nail, Stubs, and Zorbazs! For dessert we definitely hit up Grannies Pantry - tons of candy and ice cream to chose from! The cabin was so cozy and clean too. We will definitely be coming back to visit.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worse than poor

  • 1 of 5

Cabin was dirty beyond dirty and had mice infestation ...

...kitchen if you can imagine putting your hand in a kitchen mitt and mice urine ( little black round pellets .. We were to spend 2 wks left as soon as possible having to change flight reservations ...owner never contacted us ....I took picture as mice were in our luggage( mice urine !!!! Nightmare !!!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would urge future guests to read other reviews if they would like valid information or to call me and discuss this review and reviewer.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Fargo, ND
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Battle Lake
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Battle Lake
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Battle Lake
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £75.05
Damage Insurance £74.3

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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