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Private Log Lodge Nestled In Chippewa National Forest On Secluded Lake.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8 comfortably.

Nestled in the Chippewa National Forest 3 1/2 hours north of the Twin Cities and 5 minutes out of Remer is 17 acres with a handscribed log lodge on Upper Milton Lake waiting for you to come relax and enjoy nature. It is a birdwatcher’s paradise with eagles, osprey, herons, bitterns and many other songbirds calling it home. The North Country National Scenic Trail intersects the driveway lending access to miles of trails and wilderness where you’ll find wildflowers, berries, grouse, woodcock, deer, bear, and timber wolves. Whether you want to cast a line off the floating dock in everyone’s “secret” fishing lake, gather around the campfire watching the northern lights or sit cozily inside by the fireplace this Northwood’s retreat is the place for you.

Amenities: Come get away from it all.. The log lodge was built in the 1980’s by the owner and her husband with the logs taken from the land on which the house stands. The shoreline with its water lilies floating alongside the dock was left natural so all could enjoy the way nature intended it to be. New Screenhouse with lakeview being constructed!

The Lodge is 2 ½ story walkout with deck around the main level. The upper loft is a bedroom with a queen-size bed overlooking the living room and a panoramic view of the lake. The main floor has an open floor plan with kitchen, dining room and living room. The gas fireplace is ready with a flick of a switch. There is also a bedroom with twin beds and a full bath on this floor. A spiral staircase leads to the lower level that has a bedroom with queen-size bed, a family room with pull out couch, full bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room.

Down at the lake is a floating dock with a Otter Island Swim raft, along with a new aluminum paddle boat, 2 kayaks, and a 12 ft aluminum row boat.

Activities and Attractions: Birdwatching: Many of the most sought-after birds in North America can be found. These include the Great Gray Owl, Bald Eagle, Boreal Owl, Northern Goshawk, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Black-backed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee, Gray Jay, Connecticut Warbler, Yellow Rail, Herons, Bitterns and Swans. In the winter you can also see the Snowy Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, Northern Shrike, Gyrfalcon, and Snow Bunting, crossbills, redpolls and winter finches.

Fishing: Fish right on Milton or other area lakes, Graves, Sand, Thunder, Woman or Long Lake which are minutes away. Minnesota’s premier walleye lakes, Leech, Big Boy, Winnibigoshish are within a 40 miles radius.

Boating: Bring your canoe, kayak or motorboat for the many area lakes. Boy River, 10 miles away, is a canoe route; maps available through the Chippewa National Forest.

Photography: Whether its wildflowers, birds or wildlife you are sure to find many subjects to snap. DNR has been doing a wolf/ deer study just out our backdoor.

Fantastic Hunting and Birding Lodge: Northwoods Log Lodge is a prime area for bird watching, bird hunting and big game hunting. Special rates for hunters. Public land out your doorstep for 5 miles. National Scenic North Country Hiking Trail runs down the dirve into the house. Close to Johnson Lake Grouse hunter hiking trails and numerous logging roads. Pheasant hunting game farm within 15 miles. Big Rice Lake just south of Remer for duck hunters and many pot hole lakes in Chippewa National Forest. Deer hunting paradise out the back door on owners land.

More Details

Eileen Menefee
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018

About Eileen Menefee

In 1980, my husband, Roger and I moved north to fulfill our dream of living in the north woods. We lived in a tepee until the end of Oct. while we attempted our first construction project of building the basement for our to be log home. We had many friends come and help. It took many years to complete the log house as we had minimal money and equipment. The logs are from the property and were all hand peeled by myself while pregnant! We basically lived off the land eating fish, venison, rabbit, and all organic garden produce. Sadly my husband, Roger, passed away in 2006 from cancer. I dam attempting to keep this piece of my heart so turned it into a vacation rental to cover the costs of owning it. I have since married a wonderful man, Ed, who also lost his wife to cancer. I had to move north to Squaw Lake as we run a 1000 hive apiary. We live in another beautiful home that Ed and his wife, Nancy, built. Keeping bees keeps us busy!

Eileen Menefee purchased this house in 1975

Why Eileen Menefee chose Remer

The beauty of the woods and privacy of the lake sold me on this land 41 years ago. You get a sense of calm from being in this area.

What makes this house unique

It is very private and the wildlife, wildflowers, and beauty abound in this area.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Remer in Slater

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Basement Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Main floor Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Main floor bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Basement Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Loft bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Twin bed is in small room off of bedroom.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Barbecue ...
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Smoking only allowed outside.


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Private Log Lodge Nestled In Chippewa National Forest On Secluded Lake.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 36 reviews

We had a wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Eileen is a great host. very accommodating. We spent 6 days there with our family of 6 and a three-year-old and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place that has everything!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at this property. This place literally has everything you need to have a nice relaxing time. We were able to catch enough fish for a great fish fry and the grandkids had a blast catching the small fish right off the dock. The swim platform provides a great place to enjoy the lake. Youll find the location to be a great place to relax. It's a ways off the main road and very secluded. Eileen is wonderful to work with and responds to questions or concerns in a timely manner.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time fishing, water play, and relaxing together in this beautiful setting. Plenty of room to spread out and enjoy each other's company. Thanks for the honey, and for providing a wonderful place to vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at an amazing cabin

  • 5 of 5

This is our 5th year at this home. We again had an amazing time. The owners take amazing care of this beautiful cabin. Everything you need is there, from indoor kitchen needs to outdoor water fun. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and Secluded

  • 5 of 5

We were a large family group of 10 from age 2-61. Plenty of room in this very nice log cabin. Really no issues, well supplied and close to town too. You can get most anything you need in Remer. Thanks Eileen!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean, charming log home in the woods with lots of privacy and amenities.

  • 5 of 5

We used many of the watercraft-paddle boats, paddle boards, kayaks and enjoyed the wildlife around the lake. We saw herons, a group of otters who were so charming, beaver house and many hummingbirds who spend their days at the feeder on the deck. It was a perfect place to unwind, relax and share time with family. The kitchen is supplied with what you need to cook gourmet meals, the eating areas are varied from the gazebo to the deck and dining room table. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Remer, USA

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £196.1
Pet Fee £19.61 + Tax
Cleaning £78.44 + Tax

Weekly $900 - $1400
Depending on season weekly rates are $700 off peak to $1400 peak season.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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