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Osage Schoolhouse: Renovated, Sleeps 23, Spacious and Comfortable

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

A Vacation Home Near Straight Lake, Park Rapids/Itasca Area, ATV/Snowmobile Trl

Fully renovated in 2015, this former school house is the perfect gathering place for large groups of friends, family, or coworkers. It has lots of table space for games, crafts, viewing trail maps, and planning your next business venture. Enjoy the big screen TV and Wi-Fi or take advantage of the many outdoor recreation options in the area. Osage Schoolhouse has plenty of space to eat, sleep, and play!

BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS...... 5 bedrooms and 2 bunk rooms, 16 beds sleep 23, plus room for portable child beds, with 3 full baths and 2 half baths. Linens and towels are provided as well as a washer and drier.

DINING & KITCHEN...... The dining area seats 32 at four large tables and a bar height counter. Additional seating for 8 in adjoining room. The kitchen is designed for large groups and includes two refrigerators, two ovens, a five-burner stove, with tons of pans/dishes and space to work. There is a third refrigerator on the lower level and a propane grill on the deck, with 2 picnic tables outside.

LIVING ROOMS..... Huge main floor living room has comfortable seating, large wall TV, DVD, board games, desk, computer, printer, and more. The lower level has a second living area.

Wi-Fi and plenty outlets to charge your devices.

Gas, snacks, liquor, dinning, auto and ATV/snowmobile repair, post office, church, boat landing, beach, and picnic shelter are all available right in Osage with groceries and everything else available in Park Rapid (10 miles) and Detroit Lakes (35 miles).

Snowmobile/ATV trails and the Lake Country Scenic Byway connect to the parking lot which is large enough for 12 vehicles plus trailers.

Hike, bike, fish, hunt, ATV, snowmobile, motorcycle, and other recreation options are available at:

...... Straight Lake (0.3 miles)

...... Smokey Hills State Forest (2 miles)

...... Two Inlets State Forest (4 miles)

...... The Heartland Trail (10 miles)

...... North Country National Scenic Trail (16 miles)

...... Tamarac National wildlife Refuge (17 miles)

...... Paul Bunyan State Forest (30 miles)

...... Itasca State Park (32 miles)

More information is available on our website OsageSchoolhouse(dot)com

Keywords: Vacation Home, Year-Around, Weekend, Renovated, Spacious, Osage, Park Rapids, Itasca, Groups, Reunions, Teambuilding, Retreats, Wedding Parties, ATV, Snowmobile, Motorcycle, Hike, Hunt, Fish, Swim, Scrapbook, Quilt, Crafts, Games, Wi-fi, Air Conditioning, Trailer Parking,

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Osage Schoolhouse: Renovated, Sleeps 23, Spacious and Comfortable
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

I booked for our group of 15 who go four-wheeling every year. Everyone was pleasantly surprised when they got there! This place is absolutely beautiful and very roomy!! The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could possibly need! Plenty of refrigerator space for a large group and plenty of beds! I'm sure we will be back!


  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Site for Extended Family Outing

  • 4 of 5

We were well impressed with almost everything about the Osage Schoolhouse. Rooms are attractively painted with several chalkboards, a (well used by us!) checkers and chess table, three containers of children's toys, three davenports and one comfy chair, two computers and a large TV screen for family fun -- perfect for our evening sing-alongs. A well-stocked and attractive kitchen area for cooking, with dishwasher. Several dining tables. Three bathrooms upstairs, two downstairs. All furniture and bedspreads are high quality. Our only problem occurred when plumbing plugged up and we were unable to do laundry or use the master bathroom for the last three days. The manager was outstandingly friendly and helpful, even brought us cornstarch on Sunday so we could make family-style gravy with our meat, potatoes and veggie supper! We felt like - minus the laundry episode -- we experienced the best of Minnesota country hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A gem

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at the Osage Schoolhouse. We can't say enough good things about this rental. It is the perfect fit for our annual family gathering, offering just the right balance of togetherness and privacy. There are so many sleeping spaces, so everyone gets a good sleep (comfortable mattresses and fun room themes) and the shared living space is very large and beautifully decorated, with so many detailed touches of creativity. Even with several electronic devices in use, the Wifi is fast. The kitchen has all the right supplies, right down to the Keurig with lots of choices of beverages to try. The owner and manager are very responsive to messages.

The only item to note is that if you have kids using the upper bunks, there aren't side rails. Our kids are old enough that it isn't much of an issue and they love the bunk room--they feel like it is a slumber party!

We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a large, comfortable place for a large group of people.

  • 5 of 5

This remade old schoolhouse has a lot of character. It is tastefully decorated, with large rooms to gather and visit. We have stayed twice in this residence, and both times it is impeccably clean! It is close to a boat dock for fishing and close to a swim area. The town is quiet, and there is a restaurant /bar/convenience store right across the road. It is excellent for family reunions, or couples to stay and play.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place for our family weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 21st annual "BrendenFest" gathering with family members from MN, SD and MO. Every year we spend a long weekend together eating, laughing and enjoying family time. We have stayed at 21 different locations around the midwest and this was by far the best accommodations we've had! We had 16 people this year and I believe this is the first time everyone has had a bed! The gathering areas were perfect for games, eating, relaxing and even nerf gun wars! The kitchen was stocked beyond expectations! Two coffee pots, two crock pots, every pan and dish you can imagine...it was awesome as we cook all our meals together. We had our ladder ball tournament outside and enjoyed time on the deck. While it may not be the most picturesque setting we've stayed at it was certainly the best facility. And Linda was amazing...even brought us fresh-picked strawberries!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, well maintained, well equipped home.

  • 5 of 5

We had our four children, their spouses and several of our grandkids together for a family reunion. It was wonderful to all be together in a very roomy, comfortable house.

We would love to go back and do it again someday, as we all decided we had discovered a "gold mine".

The house manager was very helpful and wonderful to work with, thank you Lynda.

Thank you to the owner old this old schoolhouse, what a great place!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your experience at the Osage Schoolhouse! - Merrily & John, Owners
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Osage Bait & Tackle
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
dozens of courses
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Osage Bait & Tackle
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Straight Lake
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £48
Pet Fee £8

Non-smoking property. Children and dogs welcome.

Cancellation Policy:
3 weeks prior required for full refund of deposit.
60% refund of deposit 1 week to 72 hours prior to arrival.
No refund of deposit less than 3 days prior to arrival, can apply toward a future stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Osage, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 32 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Main Level Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Lower Level Bath 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Lower Level Bath 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Main Level Restroom 1 - Toilet
    Main Level Restroom 2 - Toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • A Master Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , Main level with Master Bath
    Bunkroom 1 - lower level - 6 twins: 3 up, 3 down
    Bunkroom 2 - lower level - 2 twins: 1 up, 1 down
    Airplane Bedroom - 2 Large Double Bed , lower level
    Bicycle Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Lower level
    Motorcycle Bedroom - 2 Large Double Bed , Lower level
    Upper Level - off living room - 1 Single Bed
    Automobile Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Lower level, walk-in closet
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming

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