8 bedroom Retreat on Big Pelican Lake

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

The "Retreat” at Big Pelican Lake

You will need to set foot on this property to truly visualize and appreciate the amazing retreat. The Retreat at Big Pelican Lake is truly a unique property that sits on nearly an acre of land and 135 feet of lakeshore frontage with a main house, boathouse/bunkhouse, and a guest house on the backlot with a great view of the lake. There is also a garage that has been converted into a rec room complete with a bar, foosball table, darts, bean bag toss, TV and much more. Great place to hang out if the weather does not cooperate or in the evening. The main house hosts 3 bedrooms (including a master suite), 2 full baths with vaulted ceilings, a woodburning fireplace, huge living room, and an updated kitchen. The guest house has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and a kitchenette. The lakeside boathouse/bunkhouse – probably one of the coolest structures on the entire lake – has another 1 bedroom, 1 bath and kitchen. The great lakeside deck is where the adults can watch the kids play in the lake! Nice hard, sandy bottom that is great for swimming and a large Galv-a-Dock system and canopy for your boat. Plenty of room for entertaining! This is the perfect property to host extended family or large groups, as there is plenty of space and multiple buildings in which to spread out and have your own space.

We invite you to come and see why Pelican Lake is one of the most sought-after lakes in Otter Tail County. This lake hosts great fishing, many options for swimming and water sports, sand bars, resorts and just a short boat ride for dinner and drinks at Zorbaz.

The property will be able to host approximately 20 guests in beds/sofa sleepers. Pets are welcome with prior permission and a pet fee will apply.

Boat and other rentals are available for an extra charge. Please note that our rates are based on an average stay of 8 people, and a per-person charge will be added for groups larger than 10. Please contact us with toddlers.



  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking


  • Lake


  • Lake View


  • Boating
  • Water Sports


  • Boat
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Tennis
  • Deck/Patio


  • Game Room
  • Foosball
  • Toys
  • Games
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • Smoke Detector


  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Heating
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace


  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Toaster
  • Stove


  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher


  • Romantic
  • Family


  • Dining Room
  • Dining Area

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 21


Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

4 Reviews

    Beautiful and Spacious Retreat

    5/5 Stayed Jun 16, 2021
    Submitted Jun 26, 2021

    Our family has been renting cabins on Pelican for several years now. The Retreat on Pelican has been the best so far! Great space for everyone to spread out with a nice open layout for meals and other gathering times. The property manager and his team were great communicators and responsive to a couple requests we had. We will certainly be coming back to this property!

    family get away

    5/5 Stayed Oct 1, 2020
    Submitted Oct 8, 2020

    was beautiful sunrises. the fire sitting area was my favorite. it was nice to have separation from each other as needed. very quiet and wished I booked during boating season. next time will bring boat. firewood places in 3 spots. had everything u needed. will consider again

    Beautiful home!

    5/5 Stayed Nov 1, 2019
    Submitted Nov 3, 2019

    We had a group of 10 adults and 5 kids and there was plenty of space, clean and comfortable beds. We didn’t have access to the boat house but we still had plenty of space. The wood burning fireplace was so nice to cozy up by at night. The kitchen is well stocked - just missing potholders. Would definitely come again!

    Gorgeous home

    4/5 Stayed Sep 13, 2019
    Submitted Sep 26, 2019

    We stayed at this beautiful home in September and had a wonderful time. The place was more beautiful in person and is so spacious. The owner was very friendly and helpful with all my questions and need. Definitely will be returning soon.


      Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

      Rates & Availability

      4 Reviews
      Minimum Stay 2 Nights

      Your dates are Available!


      Includes taxes and fees