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NEWLY REDECORATED - LARGE year-around lake home on beautiful Lake Amelia!

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday home in Glenwood - The Cabin on Amelia

6 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 dining rooms and LARGE rec room in center

We look forward to your visit to The Cabin on Amelia. In the heart of Central Minnesota’s lake country you will find the perfect place to enjoy a getaway with family and friends with something for everyone!

Lake Amelia is a 934 acre spring-fed lake with great water clarity. It is Pope County’s second deepest lake with a depth of 69 feet at its deepest point. The lake has something to offer for everyone. The public access is directly across the lake for your watercraft. Lake Amelia is perfect for swimming, fishing and water sports. The dock and lake shore shed are yours to use during your stay. You will enjoy fishing off the dock for pan fish and the occasional bass. The game fish sit on the edge of the drop-off very close to The Cabin. Just south of Amelia on State Highway 28 you will find a 24 hour bait shop.

The Cabin is a year around rental, located on a beautifully landscaped hill. With 150 feet of shoreline it has fantastic views of the lake and stunning sunsets. Our large yard is perfect for yard games and includes a swing set for the kids. Have fun on the lake with 2 paddle boards, 2 single kayaks, a paddle boat and a canoe available onsite during your stay. Enjoy outdoor seating on the lakeside with beautiful views. At the end of the day you will find that there is plenty of room around the fire pit to relax, roast marshmallows and tell fish stories.

Our home is really 2 cabins in 1! It consists of TWO 3 bedroom cabins separated by a 1200 sq. ft. common room. This area has two screened porches… one for relaxing with a good book or good company and one of which boasts a Foosball table, multi-use game table and large stand-up freezer. We also have a collection of board and yard games, something for everyone! The sunken living area is set up with a bar, refrigerator, electronic dartboard, Bluetooth enabled portable stereo, a large seating area and a big screen “smart” television with DVD player, Direct TV and Netflix. FREE Wi-Fi is included. You will have all of the room you need and plenty to do indoors and out!

Each side of the cabin has 3 bedrooms, a full kitchen and living room with fireplace for cool evenings. The North side has two bathrooms, 2 king size beds, a crib, 2 bunk beds and a pull-out couch. The South side has one bathroom, 2 king size beds and a full size bed. Laundry facilities can be found on both sides. The Cabin sleeps 16 comfortably with 20 max. Each kitchen is fully equipped, bedrooms are supplied with plenty of comfortable bedding and each bath is equipped with towels for your indoor use.

Just a few hours drive from the Twin Cities your vacation will begin! From Alexandria, it will take you about 20 minutes to reach the northern shore of Lake Amelia. Located in Pope County, the lake is about 4 miles northeast of Glenwood. Villard is just a few miles away. These communities are home to many wonderful parks, lakes, recreational areas, shopping and community events. What could be better than going to The Cabin!

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Josh and Maren Ettesvold
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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About Josh and Maren Ettesvold

We are the Ettesvold Family! Though our rental on Lake Amelia is new, our time on Lake Amelia has been a life time! My husband and I grew up in Granite Falls, MN. Friends and family brought us to Lake Amelia and from that moment we were hooked! In 1997 we moved to Phoenix, AZ and missed lake time so much. We purchased a cabin just down the way in 2003 and sold it in 2013. After building a cabin in the White Mountains of Arizona, we found ourselves missing the cabin and our time on the lake.

Josh and Maren Ettesvold purchased this house in 2015

Why Josh and Maren Ettesvold chose Minnesota

Our goal for the cabin ultimately has always been to bring people together and build relationships! We met the previous owners of The Cabin (La Quinta) years ago and we always thought it would be perfect cabin to bring people together and make memories. Fast forward to spring of 2015 - we found this cabin for sale. Perfect timing!

What makes this house unique

Our home is unique for so many reasons! 2 kitchens, 2 dining rooms and 2 laundry rooms (2 sets of front loading washers and dryers) is one of the biggest advantages. The rec room in the middle of the home is so perfect for adults and children alike. Have people who want to go to bed early? No problem, the home is large enough to accommodate that and still have a lively get together on the other side!


based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

NEWLY REDECORATED - LARGE year-around lake home on beautiful Lake Amelia!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Wonderful cabin to accommodate a large group!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cabin for my husband and a group of guys for a golf/lake weekend. They loved the spacious cabin, and all of the amenities. They made great use of the lake (good fishing!), firepit, and indoor activities like darts and poker table. Maren was very responsive from the time of booking the cabin, and communication was great throughout the entire experience. We'd definitely consider this place again for a bigger group. It had everything we need, and more!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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  • 4 of 5

Great redo, tastefully done. 2nd year improvements were well done.

Some ideas....

Wine glass broke

Door slam no adjustment for door...missing bolts.

Swing slide needs supports on top...child fell off.

Dishwater tabs and toilet paper

Bed Topper on north pullout

Blessings!! Don

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bethel MN

Very spacious with great upgrades. Easy access to lake with nice beach.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin layout offers a "community" feel for our large family with lots of opportunity for privacy. We thoroughly enjoyed the kayaks, canoe and paddle boards. It was also nice not to have to worry about enough outdoor chairs for us all. Many nights we enjoyed the dart board and pool table. The 2 kitchens, washer/dryers, extra fridge and commercial freezer greatly reduced any extra trips to the store. The new furniture and flooring offered an upgraded experience with tasteful decorating. It's hard to enjoy a cabin when you feel like you're living in someone's home, but this cabin is welcoming with a few special touches. We were able to find all the needed cookware with a little searching and the marked shelves were helpful to keep things organized. Our only main complaint was that a few of our older guests felt that the mattresses were not comfortable and the larger open space in the center of the cabin seemed a little crowded with the large sofa (but it is comfortable). We enjoyed our stay immensely and enjoy the little extras not found at other rentals. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glencoe, MN

Great place !

  • 5 of 5

Our family, 7 adults, 7 grandkids have rented houses on lakes for the past 8 years. This is the first time that we are going to re-rent for next year. Some of the reasons why: cabin owners were fantastic to work with, no matter how small the issue was, they were always available.

The cabin is huge. With 14 people, we never felt crowded. 2 sets of washers & dryers, 3 bathrooms! Another biggy for us was 3 refrigerators AND an upright freezer. We are a fishing family and it was HUGE that we were able to have enough freezer space to freeze all the fish we caught! We didn't have to worry about food unthawing in coolers. Grandkids had plenty to do if they didn't want to fish, paddle boat, kayaks, canoe, etc. In previous years we either liked the house and the fishing was awful or the fishing was great but the house was too small. The cabin on Amelia had it all! Great cabin and great fishing!

Jim & Bev

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

My brother, sister and our families took my dad on a trip to Lake Amelia. He does not like to travel but thought the cabin was great and the setting was completely wonderful! He said the only thing that could make it better is if he could have this cabin at home. It was a great place to spend time together, but with so much living space that you were not on top of each other. Everything you could need is there! It was a fabulous trip.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Newly redone and perfect for a fun time at the lake

  • 5 of 5

The owners were great to work with and they are rightfully very proud of this newly renovated lake home. I highly recommend this for families and groups who want to get away and spend some time together at the lake. You will enjoy the indoor amenities too.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
66 Miles
St. Cloud Regional Aiport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Duffy's Roadhouse
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Minnewaska Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Duffy's Roadhouse
Car: recommended

Glenwood, Mn is home to Waterama! (From www.waterama.org)

"Our multiple day festival is located on the shores of beautiful Lake Minnewaska in Glenwood, Minnesota. Waterama offers something for everyone with a 100-unit Parade, Kiddie Parade, Water Shows, Pageants, Dances, Sporting Events, Races, Contests, and a Medallion Hunt. We offer Minnesota’s only Lighted Pontoon Parade followed by State of the Art Fireworks.

Other activities include Crazy Days Sales, Art and Craft Shows, Car Show, Community Worship Service in City Park and Kids Tractor Pull. These activities and more, along with times and dates, are listed on the Events Page.

With all these happenings, you’re sure to work up an appetite. Don’t miss Waterama’s food vendors! They offer hot eats and cool treats galore on the corner of South Lakeshore Drive and 2nd Street SW by City Park.

Waterama is always held the last full weekend in July. We invite you to come and enjoy everything Waterama has to offer. You’ll see why we’re the largest community celebration of its kind in West Central Minnesota!"


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Glenwood, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Thanksgiving 2016
24 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Year Eve 2016
30 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer 2017
28 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
25 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4th of July 2017
2 Jul 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
9 Jul 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Labor Day 2017
28 Aug 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £822
Cleaning Fee £226 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.88%

Tax ID number 4059335
Additional rental rates and cleaning fees may be assessed with more than 16 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 28 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Northside Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Northside Bedroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Southside Bedroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Northside bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Northside Bedroom 3 - 2 Bunk Bed
    Southside Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Southside Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Southside Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Northside Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The 15-20 guests have 3 pull out beds to choose from - 1 queen bed sofa pull out on the north side, 1 full bed sectional sofa pull out in the rec room and 1 sectional sofa pull out bed on the south side of the cabin.

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