Perfect for weekly or longer term rentals, Sugarcrest offers something for everyone in your family or group. Two cabins with enough space for multiple families and friends, a sandy beach the kids will love, 700' of waterfront on spring fed, Caribbean colored Sugar Lake (one of Minnesota's cleanest and clearest lakes), several acres of flat, open and extremely PRIVATE land for your favorite activities (including our own 9 hole 'Duffer's' golf course) and 20+ acres of mature hardwoods and endless trails. Plus, you're just a stone's throw from Sugar Lake Lodge, which features Otis' Bar & Grill, a professionally designed 18 hole golf course, and hotel and townhouse accommodations for additional friends and family. Perfect for one-of-a-kind group and family experiences in a place filled with charm, privacy and acres of preserved beauty. If you want to make memories, this is the place!
Multi-Family Compound With Two Cabins, 700' Of Shoreline & A Mile Of Trails
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- Calendar last updated:
- 5 Nov 2018
About David Goehl
My family and I are thrilled to share this historic and magical retreat with you. We're lake lovers through and through and are big believers in blending the best of the past with modern day luxury. We grew up at the lake and, despite traveling the world and living throughout the U.S., haven't found anything that beats time at the lake making memories with family and friends. Whether we're hiking the trails, fishing the lake, battling it out in the "lake olympics" or telling stories about days past, one thing is clear: life is just plain better at the lake.
David Goehl purchased this Estate in 2015
Why David Goehl chose Cohasset
I'm sure we're a bit biased but Sugarcrest sure is a special and magical place. The open spaces, the forest and trails, the authentic Northwoods cabins perched above aquamarine Sugar Lake...when you're here you feel like you have a resort all to yourself. It's as if you've traveled back to a simpler time when life moved at a slower pace. The kids have space to run and play while the adults relax or join in the fun. Sugarcrest was first settled by pioneer Tom Hughes in the 1800s. He had his pick of the lake country and chose Sugarcrest as the best spot to call home. He traded with his Native American neighbors who had their own special brand of maple syrup, helped Art Otis build the original Sugar Lake Lodge and lived an epic life on the shores of Sugar Lake. In the years since, much has changed in the world and around the lake but all the best of Sugarcrest remains. We've poured our sweat and our love into this property and are thrilled to have the chance to share it with you!
What makes this Estate unique
Pioneer Tom Hughes selected current site as first settlement in 1892; 700 feet of prime Sugar Lake shoreline with a great sand beach and a sandy lake bottom with gentle water depth to end of dock; 20+ acres of beautiful hardwoods and 5 acres of clear, flat, mowed grass for all of your favorite activities and events; 9 hole 'short iron' duffer golf course; Over a mile of trails; Extremely private yet located two doors West of Sugar Lake Lodge; perfect for additional lodging, eating out (fine dining or a good bar and grill) or recreation (18 holes of golf, etc.). Two cabins oozing with authentic Northwoods character but with all the modern luxuries you would expect: fiber optic internet/wifi, cozy beds, open kitchen, original lake stone fireplace, etc.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Perfect for family reunion
The location is beautiful. The property is so pretty and private. We had 8 kids and 8 adults...and it was just enough space. The accommodations are shabby chic, with some rooms more updated and modern than others, (as true to the photos online.) We used the kayaks, canoes and paddle boards every day. Made s’mores and had a fire every night. Had perfect weather. It was a wonderful location for our multi-generational gathering. The steep stairs to the lake were hard on my dad’s bad knees, but the house being up on a bluff is part of why it’s such a beautiful spot. Just know that ahead if you have older family members. Dave is a very nice guy, highly responsive, and easy to work with. It was a trip we will never forget!
The lake was the most beautiful we’ve ever seen and the house/yard has a perfect view. Paddle boards kayaks canoes, golf, hiking trails, and volleyball left us with lots to do. The two houses were cute with an excellent kitchen in the main house. The owner checked in with us several times to make sure we were happy. We’re planning to come again. Thanks!
Beautiful “ rustic “ home feel with all the upgraded amenities you could ever ask for !
We stayed for 6 days and NEVER left ! Always something to do ... and explore , lots of extras on the property ! The houses were very clean , fully stocked with what we needed to cook for a large crowd , there were plenty of extras in the boat house and garage ( games Etc ) the owner greeted us on arrival and checked on us to see if anything was needed ! Hammocks hung in trees to relax by the water .... a volleyball net a life size Tee-Pee , wild life every morning and evening greated us as we sat by the campfire ! My only complaint is that I had to drive 15 hours to get to it 😉! Would definitely stay here again .
Sugarcrest is Amazing!
Our group of 10 couples invaded Dave's place on Sugar Lake and could not have been happier. This group of friends has been travelling every summer to various lake places around the state of MN and I can tell you without a doubt Dave has put together something really nice here. The property is very well maintained and updated to a very nice "upscale up north" feel. With the size of our group we used every inch of both cabins but never felt like we were on top of each other. The over all property is fantastic, we played the duffers nine every morning and enjoyed the huge yard, beach, and bonfire pits each day/night. In the almost 15 years I have been planning this friend trip we have never decided to come back to the same place the very next year...except this year. I've already looked at dates fro 2018 with Dave and hope to lock things down soon. This place is great, lake is great, location is great, Dave is great. Will be back again soon!
Fantastic Cabins on clean clear Sugar Lake
This property was more beautiful than the pictures show. Our family of 16 have been looking for a place that we could spend time together for years to come-- We have found it here! Everything was immaculate when we arrived. Beds were comfortable. Kitchen was well appointed. Bathrooms were great. Each day of our one week stay, you could find a threesome or foursome on the duffer golf course on the property usually at 9am and again in the evening-- so much fun! The boathouse contained chairs, noodles, and anything you needed on the lake. There is a beach to use and kayaks and paddle boards. We enjoyed every minute of our family vacation. This property provides enough space where large groups can be together but also have private space to read, listen to the loons, or just sit and enjoy the view! We will be back for many years to come!
Wonderful setting on beautiful lake. Plenty of room to be together yet have your own space.
We had great time with family. Grandparents hosted families. 13 of us and 3 dogs! We skied, tubed, fished, paddle boarded, canoed, had bonfires,cookout, hikes, yard games, races....so much to do!. Great fishing.
Sugar Lake is the prettiest lake I have ever seen. Water looks like the Caribbean.
Water sports were popular with the grand kids. One skiied and one surfed for their first time. So many great memories.
Would highly recommend for your family vacation.
Climb to the top of Big Thunder Peak, the Itasca County highpoint located just across the lake near the old Sugar Hills ski resort.