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Historic Waterfront Log Chalet on Beautiful Turtle Lake

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Chalet, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8)

Deep in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest, nestled in the pines along the shores of Beautiful Turtle Lake, you'll discover Wilderness Lodge. Wilderness Lodge is a historic log estate that offers accommodations in 5 unique, rustically elegant private guest cabins. We have the only private boat ramp available on the lake suitable for launching boats over 20' and 250 hp motors. We also have a private beach, docks with electric and a fish cleaning house with water & electric.

The Wildwood Chalet was the original ice house built in 1929. Although years of neglect had taken its toll on the structure, the owners lovingly restored and converted it to an incredible lakeside get-away that sits just a few feet from the water's edge and offers spectacular lake views.

The Chalet has wonderful hardwood and slate floors, a whirlpool tub in the bath, 3 sets of sliding doors that open to a lake side deck with a log bar to enjoy your morning coffee or evening drink. There is a main floor bunk room that sleeps 6 and a loft bedroom with a queen sized bed. The cathedral ceiling and huge windows offer incredible lake views! You also have a full kitchen, gas fireplace, gas grill, private fire pit and you are steps away from the beach.

The Looney Bin Cabin was the original owners's garage built in 1931. It too has been completely renovated and now offers luxury accommodations for up to 7 guests.

The Anglers Cabin was once a log garage before being converted in 2013 to a rustically elegant guest cabin. The cabin has a wonderful gas stone fireplace, antique cabinets with upscale stainless appliances, built-in beds and a great screen porch. Sleeps 8

There is also a quaint little log and stone barn that has been converted into the Trappers Cabins. This cabin is perfect for honeymooners or couples. It is an amazing combination of old and new and offers great lake views.

You don't want to miss the eclectic Tower Cabin which actually was a log water tower built in 1931. It is a primitive cabin with a few modern conveniences like an outside shower and outhouse, screened room off the deck, small refrigerator, coffee pot, microwave, toaster, tv with DVD and a charcoal grill. This cabin offers the "Bear" essentials for those who are a little more adventurous.

Each of our cabins is unique and offers different amenities so make sure to check them out on our website: thewildernesslodge.com

More Details

Sue Palavics
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Hungarian
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
5 April, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Bigfork in Itasca County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
  • The bathroom features a romantic 6' whirlpool tub where you can totally relax and unwind.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - Bunk Area
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) Loft Bed with ladder
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Beautiful hand scribed log Chalet exquisitely decorated for the ultimate Northwoods experience! We also offer 5 other unique log cabins situated on the property so there is plenty of room to host your next family reunion, retreat, corporate get-away or wedding. Our historic log Lodge is now a Retreat House offering 5 bedrooms with accommodations for 10-12 guests. We also host small intimate weddings in our Little Log Chapel in the Woods.


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Historic Waterfront Log Chalet on Beautiful Turtle Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Simply, the BEST!!!

  • 5 of 5

The Wilderness Lodge, is simply the best cabin resort of its kind! from the outstanding hospitality, to the breathtaking scenery, nothing beats this place! I've stayed at the Wilderness Lodge countless of times, and every single time I am made to feel like family. Sue and Jozsef make you feel loved, cared for, and welcome. If you're thinking of going anywhere for vacation or just to get away from the business of life, I highly recommend to you this wonderful and beautiful place. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winnipeg MB Canada

The Best

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Wilderness Lodge multiple times over the years and each season brings out its beauty in a unique way. The owners love people and go over and beyond what is expected. The cabins are beautiful, cozy and well-designed with every comfort in mind. Outside, the grounds are well maintained and the scenery is amazing! This is a very peaceful place. Our family enjoyed our stay in the Northwoods immensely and will definitely be returning again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lindale, Texas

A Rare Place of Beauty and Peace

  • 5 of 5

When I pulled up and parked among the enormous trees, I felt such a peace on this place. It was just beautiful. The cabin is very comfortable and has every modern convenience. The lake sparkles and the water is wonderful to swim in during the summer. The folks who own and operate the place have years of experience and will make your stay wonderful and memorable! We were there for a conference, and I have been aching to get back there!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami, fl

An oasis of peace and adventure

  • 5 of 5

I am so grateful for the time I spent at the wilderness Lodge. I went for a retreat but got so much more than that. There's so much to do at the Wilderness Lodge, from fishing, to boating, to relaxing by the water, to roasting s'mores on the fire pit. It is fun for the whole family! Enjoy the beauty of nature surrounding you in a typical log cabin setting and take a much-needed time out from regular civilization.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

I didn't realize how awesome this place was until my family and I stayed there for a week. The owners were very welcoming and hospitable. The cabins were emaculate and cozy with modern amenities. The atmosphere is so peaceful, serene and calming. The lake was gorgeous and we had a great view of a nest of eagles during our boat tour. The kids had a blast fishing all week and my wife and I enjoyed walks along the lake and through the resort. Oh, did I mention they have a beautiful chapel nestled in the woods where my wife and I renewed our vows? It was a momentous and life changing experience for us. We met so many wonderful people that will be life long friends. You won't be disappointed with your decision to visit the Wilderness Lodge!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I flew all the way from Stockholm Sweden to visit this breathtaking place and the beautiful people of the Wilderness Lodge. Everyone needs to visit this peaceful, amazing place and the loving people of The Wilderness Lodge!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Timberwolf Inn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Edge of the Wilderness Golf
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Scenic Byway 38
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Timberwolf Inn
Car: necessary

Wilderness Lodge is the perfect secluded hide-away for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax, renew, and rejuvenate. We offers 5 unique rustically elegant log cabins all set in a picturesque wilderness setting with incredible lake views and sunsets. The property also has a wonderful sand beach, picnic areas, playground for the kids, boat ramp, fish cleaning house, docks for your boat or rent one of ours, swim raft, areas for private meditation, and our own spa located in the historic log Lodge.

If you are looking for some adventure, there is much to do in this incredible Wilderness area.You will find numerous hiking trails nearby, over 1000 lakes in the county, a variety of gift shops, restaurants, bike, snowmobile and ATV trails. historic sites and acres and acres of National Forest to explore with abundant wildlife. For those who enjoy gambling, White Oak Casino & Restaurant is located just 25 miles south of the resort.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Bigfork, USA

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

We offer 6 very unique, rustically elegant, romantic log cabins ranging in size from a log tower which sleeps 2-4 up to a incredible 2 story log cabin that sleeps 10. We also have an onsite spa at the Lodge and will be adding yoga classes and spiritual enlightenment sessions for our guests.

$350 Non-refundable Deposit due at time of booking with balance due at check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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