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Up North Majestic Pines Retreat Lodge

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Emily house description

Relax, unwind, get away, play,sun, swim, boat, explore, hunt, snowmobile, reunite, or just sleep in among 60 foot 150 year old whispering pines. This home built in 2006 is clean and spacious. Watch eagles, fish off the dock, sit on the deck or around a crackling campfire, with the moon and the stars overhead. 1200 acres of water await your splash. We provide a 2400lb. boat lift. Some of the nicest northern black crappies are found here. Take a walk in the forest. Trails for biking, walking, snowmobiling, abound. Restaurants like the Bungalow are accessible by boat. The Village Inn, The Narrows, and Granny's, are nearby with great food. The antique capital of the world is just a short drive into Crosby. Cross Lake is just 12 beautiful minutes away with gift shops, window shopping and touristy things to do. Nisswa is the tourist shopping king of the area.

Snowmobiling is king in the winter, with the heart of the northern trails beginning in Emily and right out our back door.

ATV trails also provide outstanding riding, more are in development every year.

The three levels of the house give you great separation, privacy, and multiple things to do. There are two gas fireplaces to cozy up to. A pool table, electronic darts, ping pong in the garage, and entertainment center in the walk out basement. There are 2 King size bedrooms with TV and cable, 2 Queen size bedrooms, one with a twin extra bed. A loft with 2 Queen beds, a Queen pull out sofa, fulfill the sleeping requirements for at least 13 people. 4 bathrooms 3 with bathing, and a master suite laundry and a lower level laundry, give you more than the comforts of home.

A fire pit with seating, and a pontoon for rent pretty much keeps you outside where the true north touches the soul.

Pack light. Come and here the wind whisper through the pines, the gentle waves against the shore and a step back into time where things are much simpler and back to nature. The people of the Emily area are the nicest friendliest people bar none.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Cindy Gottwalt
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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About Cindy Gottwalt

The new owners of this beautiful lake home are Gene and Cindy Gottwalt. We reside in Royalton, MN and have six children, all of them are married. We have 24 grandchildren. Owning a lake home has been something we have always hoped to be able to accomplish. When our children were young, we were farming and envied other families who would head for the lake or even go camping. We will keep our home kid friendly with added games, movies ,toys etc. (any suggestions). It is our intention to keep up the excellence of the past renters and their experience with this vacation paradise.

Cindy Gottwalt purchased this house in 2014


based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

Up North Majestic Pines Retreat Lodge
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely girls' weekend. Home was spacious and clean with everything we needed and then some! Comfortable beds, and great space to gather. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakeville MN

We really enjoyed the cabin!

  • 4 of 5

We were there for a girls weekend and there was enough space to find a corner to read or to sit and visit as a group. We really enjoyed the cabin.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay was just fine. The home was everything we hoped it would be.

  • 5 of 5

The property was accurate as it was portrayed in pictures. It was clean and ready for us. The kitchen was well supplied - we added a couple of minor things like a cutting board and a juicer. The lake was a highlight for swimming and the fishing was good enough for a Friday night fish fry. When a major storm came through without warning in the middle of the night, family members of the owners were there first thing in the morning to assess damage, clean up downed trees and brush and make things quickly usable for us. My one suggestion might be that it would be helpful to have the owner or a representative come by the first day to talk through operation of pontoon boat, hot tub, etc. Having the large double garage available for storage was very helpful as were washers and dryers. We hope to come again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, spacious home fully equipped with almost everything you need inside and out., we did bring our own fishing gear. We had 16 people total and had plenty of beds and pullout couches. We never did find the ping pong table but had fun playing pool. They do have a small, sandy beach area which was a nice surprise and worked perfectly for the kids. It was a little rocky in the water so water shoes would be good to bring. Did have some issues with the pontoon but called owner and someone was out quickly to fix it. It truly is a beautiful home, we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. Also, It was nice to crawl into a fairly comfy bed that smelled so fresh and clean.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Storm Lake, IA

Beautiful lake home

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from a family vacation on Mary Lake. The home is beautiful and very spacious. We had 12 in our group and had plenty of room. No complaints about the home except the water smells and tastes bad. We used bottled water and it alas fine. There is NO fishing gear so if you see that on the optional list, do not choose it. Cindy sent us a very prompt refund. The pontoon boat is nice but not powerful. We almost got stranded once. I called and they suggested I go buy a new battery. Did that and replaced it myself and it worked after that. Not sure that should have been my responsibility. I was promptly refunded the cost of the battery but no accommodation for my fixing the boat. Overall, an excellent home with just a couple of small issues.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sioux Falls, SD

Four family fun

  • 4 of 5

Overall, I would recommend this vacation home as it was better than others, but price does dictate what you get. We never tired of the view from deck and fire pit area was great with big logs to use. Double garage worked well during two brief rain storms. Kitchen pantry and island were just the ticket for the 11 of us who ate all meals in. The home was stocked with extra towels, toilet paper, trash bags and the small appliances including waffle makers, toasters, crock pots, etc. were welcome. as was the second fridge in the garage. All four couples had their own bedrooms; that left the loft for three children and there were still two double beds and pullouts not used. Having 3 and 1/2 baths was also convenient.

Where could this unit be improved? Communication was very poor right from the start. Add to that we were fortunate the cleaning lady was there when we arrived as the code we received did not work. Called the owner, left a message, she left her own message with the same code. The hot tub was not very clean; someone came to clean it Tuesday but it still get very dirty quickly. I think another reviewer mentioned perhaps leaving chemicals, instructions, etc. Speaking of instructions, there was a sheet of them but it was outdated. Basket with sample toiletries? Not there. Cabin phone number? No phone. We also missed having a cutting board - were the two plastic sheets hidden behind the toasters in the appliance garage the cutting board?

All in all, it was a vacation home that allowed us to make wonderful memories of summer 2016.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Emily, Minnesota

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer/peak 2017
13 May 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £81
Pontoon £399
wi fi £16
hot tub £62
cleaning fee £119

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Emily, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • rural
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 5 - LOFT
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1) railed crib, Baby Cribs (1) Pack n Play and a railed crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sofa sleeper, Bunk Beds (1) sleeps 3
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • roller blading
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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