Northwoods Private Vacation Home is set on the shores of Turtle Lake with 30 acres of tall pines and tress. This 20-person secluded-private home has seven bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms an extensive yard with plenty of space for our family enjoyment.
This private, seven-bedroom cabin retreat is cozy and spacious with a central stone fireplace and stunning custom woodwork. The fully equipped modern kitchen is stocked with cookware and new appliances, while an open dining area and adjacent breakfast bar provides plenty of eating space for the whole group.
You can sit and relax in either of the sitting/living room areas or on the out side deck. On the main floor it is furnished with plush sofas, deep armchair with an ottoman, gas fireplace and satellite TV. There is a four season porch with a table and chairs surrounded by windows over looking the lake. The ground level has pool table, bar sink, futon couch, couch and a half, satellite TV and walks out to the fire pit with two picnic tables and Adirondack chairs. The large deck overlooking the lake has deck furniture and a a gas grill. Sunsets are amazing from here!!!
Outside you can enjoy the expansive yard, fire pit surrounded by bricks, Adirondack chairs and picnic tables or relax on the dock, play on the swim raft, build sand castles at the sandy beach or use the play set with the kiddos. We do offer pontoons, boat and motors, canoes, kayaks, hydro bikes, paddle boards and paddle boats for rent at Camp Holiday Resort & Campground. During the winter you can hop on the snowmobile trail, snow showing, hiking and ice fishing.
Sleeping arrangements: Northwoods Private Vacation Home has seven bedrooms furnished with a master suite with king-sized bed overlooking Turtle Lake, one king-sized bed, five queen-sized beds, three twin-sized beds, futon couch and a chair and half. There are also 4.5 baths with TWO jetted tubs!!
Things to do!
Our guests at Northwoods Private Vacation Home are perfectly set up to enjoy their vacation time both indoors and outdoors, in any weather. This home is situated right at the lake’s edge with a private boat dock and a small sandy swimming area that is shallow enough for wading.
Turtle Lake is a great place to fish and explore, with a scenic shoreline and 100 acres of shallow water reaching a max depth of 32 feet. Turtle Lake connects to the larger Partridge Lake via a narrow channel that can be fun to navigate with pontoons, canoes and kayaks. These lakes are full of largemouth bass, northern pike, crappie and sunfish.
When you’re not on the water, you can venture out into the surrounding countryside for mountain biking, trail biking, golf, hiking, shopping from antiques to knick knacks to clothing, movies theaters, Grand casino Mille Lacs, concerts and unique local restaurants. All within 5 to 40 minute drive.
We do not allow jet skis, ATV's, side by sides, Campers or RV's
We stayed here in the winter time. Overall we loved our experience here. The cabin was very warm and spacious. The staff was always available when we had any concerns and questions.
This was a perfect spot for our Xmas celebration! We had 15 people here and this place is in a great location and the house has large size rooms for alot of space. Wide variety of kitchen utensils and pans, dishes, etc. We would highly recommend this home for your whatever you need. The owner was very accomadating. Beautiful weekend!
this place was very nice. My kids and grandkids stayed here over Thanksgiving weekend. Therese was very helpful when we had questions. we would definitely stay here again
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We stayed here for our annual family reunion. The place was spacious, private and had a lot of outdoor space for the kids to run around. Loved the bonfire and easy access to the lake. The kitchen was large enough for a lot of bodies to move around and the two fridge was a bonus. Would definitely recommend this place.
We really enjoyed our stay! House was beautiful and we had plenty of space for everyone. I highly recommend staying here. Owners were accessible and very friendly. Thank you for a fantastic vacation.
Absolutely great place to stay! Beautiful home with lots of room and very private. We loved it! I would highly recommend!!
We loved this property for our family of 14. We could spread out and the two refrigerators in the kitchen was a real bonus! We enjoyed the lake, nice yard and the privacy.
We had a great time at the Northwoods cabin. The staff at Camp Holiday Resort were very friendly and accommodating. The house worked beautifully for me and my sisters families. Ample space , great kitchen with everything we needed and an awesome clean lake. A couple suggestions I have for the owners- maybe clear some of the trees to give a better view of the lake from the house and the wifi was useless (which was fine for most of us as we were looking to escape technology, but one of the brother-in-laws had to send a couple work emails and ended up having to go into town). Otherwise, great place and hoping to come back soon!
We had a mini family reunion and there was plenty of room for everyone.
Had a great time here with friends! Enjoyed our stay. We got to fish, swim, and grill! It was spacious for our big group and just enough rooms for the whole group. The owners were great and communicated well with us. We also rented a potoon as well and got tk explore the lake. Would definitely come back again.
We had a fairly large group here and the stay was awesome. It was clean and there was adequate space for all of us! Very open communication and an easy check in/out process. The whole reservation was very relaxed and went smoothly.
We enjoyed the stay at this up north retreat! It was in a great location near trails for snowshoeing and enjoying the mild winter weekend. Plenty of room for all our annual retreat. Hosts were very accommodating and we were able to have a early check-in for off-season and a leisurely check-out on Sunday. Well-stocked kitchen for all we needed to prepare our new Pinterest finds!
For our blended family of thirteen it was an equally wonderful two night stay on the lake as last year. Exchanging our gifts the first night gathered by the fireplace was followed by games and goodies at the ample space table in the kitchen. The evening found us out around the fire ring rejoicing in the fact that we made it happen another year!
The property was perfect for a quick weekend getaway. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely book again. We only booked a long weekend (Fri-Sun) and it was nice that the location was fairly close to the cities. The kitchen had plenty of plates and other basics which is always appreciated - and having two refrigerators was an additional perk that we didn't realize how much we would need. The layout of the house is excellent for larger groups and having two main rooms (one up and one down) was nice to go between. Our Saturday was perfect for being outdoors and the yard between the house and lake was perfectly laid out to be able to enjoy a bonfire and play yard games. The only blemish to the weekend is that the master bedroom bathroom doesn't flush easily. Luckily they had a plunger nearby probably for that exact reason but sometimes people would forget to hold the handle down for longer than normal and it would create issues. I would recommend a little note to leave in that bathroom (similar to the reminder of what to flush) would save a lot of people from having to utilize the plunger.
Therese & Paul were great to work with. We had 20 adults and kids stay over MEA weekend, and the cabin was perfect! Therese & Paul take great care of this cabin, and it shows. We walked into a clean, warm, and inviting home. The cabin is very spacious and there were plenty of beds for all of us with little ones. The resort was closed down over the weekend we stayed which made the stay private. The cabin is closed to Garrison, so there was a lot to do besides exploring the property. All in all, we had a great experience, and I highly recommend this property if you're looking for a getaway with a large group.
Easily one of the best VRBO that our family has gone to. Enough space for 15+ people. Theresa was always available when we had an issue and the dogs got worn out from too much play. Kids were fishing for bluegills all day and had a blast, they also loved the pool table. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be coming back for more.
Very nice property and friendly people. Loved it!!
Wonderful property, location, home. I can say enough how great this rental is. We have a large family and there was plenty of space to spread out and have some personal space. The property is the perfect location andbeautiful. Mature trees and thick surrounding woods. We were able to set up a hammock town right in the back yard, five hammocks and space for more. Horse flies will attack in the woods and roads if you go running, but not in the yard. The lake is on the small side but so fun for fishing, kayaking, swimming, just being in the water. We rented a pontoon and loved going for rides and fishing. The channel to lake partridge is fun. Best rental house we've have for our up north extended family getaways.
We had a great stay at this large, lovely cabin. Plenty of space to gather, sleep, play in yard and swim at beach. Great communication with hosts - very responsive and pleasant to work with. We would definitely considering staying here again.
We had another wonderful stay at this beautiful home! Theresa is very easy to communicate with and makes sure you have what you need. We have a large group and utilized every part of this home. Thanks again for a wonderful vacation!
Cabin location is awesome and planning to visit next year. Good location for a small vacation and family vacation. Ample space in the cabin to accommodate 20 people and a good amount of amenities.
We had a large group in the cabin for an annual gathering of friends and we had a wonderful time! Thank you for sharing your property with us!
Our family had a wonderful time at the Northwoods Vacation Home. We loved it! Thank you! It was just what we needed for our family get-together. We so appreciated that the house was dog-friendly. Therese was very helpful and accommodating before and during our stay, which we also very much appreciated. Many warm memories were made around the fireplace. Highly recommended!
Beautiful peaceful location. Loved the fireplace and the TWO fridges. We all slept like babies! Right on the lake and not far from groceries or liquor store. Very nice owners. Easy to work with! Would rent again!
This property was excellent for our group. We had an extended family Christmas trip with guests from 70+ to 8 months plus 3 dogs and there was plenty of space for everyone. We had a lovely time. The home was clean, beautiful, and comfortable. We were very grateful to have our pets along. We had a lovely extended family trip here and would like to try again in the summer. The hospitality for $$$/night was a little lacking. We would have thought it reasonable to have hand soap at every bathroom sink, the front step shoveled clean instead of fully iced over (difficult for our 60+ age group to get in the front door on the day of arrival over ice with luggage), and maybe a few more hand and dish towels in the kitchen for hand washing dishes. It would also be appropriate to keep all cleaning supplies locked away. It seemed all the toilets had just been scrubbed and every toilet brush was out next to the toilet with water in the toilet brush holder. We had several toddlers walking around trying to grab freshly used, wet toilet brushes which we had to hide in cupboards or place up high out of reach. Maybe this is not regularly used in the winter but it would have been nice to have some of the lake cleared for a skating rink also. Just a thought for the price of the stay to have some winter outdoor entertainment. Lastly there were an enormousness amount of light switches. One set of switches in the front entry was labeled but the rest of the house was guess and test. If there's enough interest to have one set labeled perhaps labeling the rest would be helpful. Overall we definitely enjoyed the time and the space and the ability to bring our pets and will try again in the future. Thanks for having us!
Having spent our blended family holiday celebrations at a hotel for the last 18 years, our total delight upon arriving at our VRBO on Turtle Lake was expanded as the snow began gently to fall. We found All that we needed for our two night stay including a shovel in the garage so the lake could be cleared for the skaters, and snowball fights. Purchased wood for the fire ring flamed into the snowy night before sizzling ashes had us retreating inside for pool games, board games at the more than accommodating table by the fireplace, and varied fare of snacks and drinks available upon the large granite island in the kitchen invited us. Bedrooms and bathrooms made all eleven of us content as we happily shared hours at this truly beautiful home, in it’s spectacular setting.
Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your home. Your home was beautiful and had more space than what we expected. We will definitely re-book again in the future! Thank you again!!
Nice kitchen, plenty of space and a great spot for a bunch of people!
We had an amazing time! Everything we needed was at the house and couldn't have asked for a better place for our group of friends to get together. We will definitely be back again!
This was our annual gathering of friends. Six couples in one building. Plenty of space and beds and bathrooms. A beautiful kitchen and large table for our meals and games. Nearby trails for snowmobiling and beautiful views of the woods and lake. I would suggest to the rest of our group to hold this gathering here every year. Thanks Camp Holiday!
Our family group of 10 adults, 4 kids and a baby had a wonderful stay in this home. It is beautifully designed and decorated and the layout is perfect to accommodate a larger group. We were very impressed with the two refrigerators, two coffee makers, etc. The view of the woods and lake is beautiful and I can only imagine how much fun it would be to stay in the summer. Our group has been booking various places for the past 5 or so years and this was easily our favorite place and one we hope to return to. Thanks for the great stay!
Lovely hosts, who made us feel welcome. The place was enormous, perfect for our whole family. Comfortable. The only downside to the place was the poor lighting in the living room. SO dark for aging eyes (3 of us) and for reading. The strip lights by the ceiling glared too much, and not good for reading, knitting, etc. This home is well-stocked, we had many board games and cards played in that kitchen, as well as arts and crafts by our youngest granddaughter.
We had a wonderful time, the house was perfect for our group of friends. Would definitely go back. Loved the fire pit in the backyard, the guys had a good time fishing. The house was beautiful.
Plenty of space, beautiful home, delightful beach, campfire...an excellent vacation!
I hosted my extended family at this vacation home and it was wonderful. We had several kids and 5 adult couples and everyone was thrilled with the accommodations - lots of space, clean and comfortable. We were extremely impressed with the well manicured lawn, lots of privacy and fantastic fire pit with lots of outdoor seating, grill, beach area, and lake access. The kitchen was very spacious and nicely appointed and there was plenty of dining space for our 10 adults and 6 kids. We all loved the size of the bedrooms and the quality of the mattresses and linens. Having Camp Holiday nearby was also great for rental equipment, their playground, and store. We highly recommend renting a pontoon along with the house, as it was great to have easily accessible to fish or swim or cruise around. The service from Therese and her team was also wonderful. Very attentive and helpful and made things very easy. Wi-Fi was great as well. I would highly recommend this house/lake/area if looking for a great getaway cabin for friends or family.
Our family stayed here to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary. The house was big enough to accommodate 20 of us easily without feeling like we were crowded. The kitchen provided a great variety of utensils, pots and pans and other items necessary for cooking. The house was clean from top to bottom, inside and out with a well manicured lawn and clean beach. The trees surrounding the property provided the privacy we were looking for without any neighbors other than the ones across the lake. I would highly recommend this house for a large group looking for a peaceful vacation!
We had a group of 11 (4 families, all adults) stay at this house for 4 nights and it worked perfectly for our needs. There are two bedrooms on the main floor (including master), two bedrooms upstairs and three in the lower area (walkout basement). The kitchen was large and had two refrigerators which was very nice for a large group. The furniture is very well done with leather couches and chairs in the living area and large dining table with bench seating in the kitchen area. There is a nice TV in the living room with satellite TV. Also, the wifi as very good in the house. There is a pool table in the basement and a nice washer and dryer on the main level. There is a screened in porch that we didn't use much but is very nice and a decent sized deck with a newer Weber gas grill. The backyard is large with a great fire pit in the middle. We brought boce ball and the yard made for some interesting play. We met the owner, Therese, a couple of times and she is very friendly and was willing to help make our stay great. Overall, the house was exactly what we were looking for and I would recommend this house to anyone.
This home was beyond gorgeous! The privacy and access to the lake can't be beat. Having camp holiday nearby allowed us to have access to boat and canoe rentals which were very reasonably priced. The home has 7 bedrooms which was perfect for our large group of extended family! Having 2 refrigerator's in the kitchen was super convenient and we had more space for food and drinks than we needed. The pool table was a hit for the kids and having 2 separate living areas was great for some separation between the kids and adults. Costco is a short 20 min drive away and the town of Garrison (5 min drive) had everything you needed. We have vacationed in MN and rented homes from VRBO for 6 years and we couldn't find a negative thing to say about this home..we loved it and are rebooking for next year!!!! Thank you to the owners for accommodating us and making sure we had everything we needed!!
We are veteran VRBO customers and this was among the best places we've rented. We were a smaller group(5-7) but double the number would have been very comfortable because of the amount of room. The accommodations are very nice, my wife was really impressed with the interior, the kitchen and family rooms were large. A nice screened in porch as well as a deck with a nice grill for cooking out. The lake wasn't very busy and there was easy access at their resort(don't fear its a 1/4 mile away) to fun rentals-canoes, kayaks, a pontoon. Therese was great to work with and very responsive, I would highly recommend!
As a group of 14 friends, this was a great space for us. The common areas were lovely and comfortable, the kitchen was beautiful and well stocked, and the bedrooms were comfortable. Having two refrigerators was a great help. Since we were there for a winter weekend and made soups and stews, I will remember to supplement bowls and spoons with paper/plastic ones when we return. We found ourselves washing them regularly. The kitchen table was lovely. When all 14 of us were not eating together, we were able to do puzzles and play games. I highly recommend this lovely home in a beautiful place. We were very comfortable, and the owners were very responsive. We called with a question, and they were able to help us. It was a comfortable weekend for a large group.
A group of 20 rented this cabin and it was perfect for us! The kitchen space was perfect [2 fridges!] Plenty of space for all of us to be in and not feel cramped. We really enjoyed this place and will be back!
This cabin was even nicer than the images. Plenty of room for our large group of 12 people, the beds were great, plenty of bathrooms, and great kitchen/dinning room. Great location - and the lake access was wonderful as well. The only thing that could have made this place better is a hot tub. Therese was very responsive and helpful throughout the booking process. Overall great experience, we'll be back!
This house was perfect for our big family! our 5 kids and spouses and grandkids enjoy getting together in January to hangout, fish and play! We enjoyed this beautiful warm, big home was great! The garage was perfect for boots, fishing gear and went right into the laundry room that we needed as we had an oddly rainy weekend so the dryer and the fireplace helped with our many wet coats & mittens:-).... But the fish were biting! Crappies on the lake the house is located on and big ones on nearby Milacs. We were close to a great bait shop and all around the location was awesome! Best of anything Paul and Therese were by far THE nicest owners we have ever worked with!!! and we've been doing this for the past 5 years! They were so laid back and so willing to help with anything! It was a great weekend and so happy we found this gem!
We had a lady cousin reunion for two nights at the house. There were 13 of us and it was perfect. Only two of us had looked at it prior to the week-end but the rest were very impressed with our choice. They loved having their own beds and having plenty of bathrooms. The kitchen was great having a table that we could all sit at. I would highly recommend this vacation home.
Our group of 2 families of sisters and our daughters who grew up together in Northern Minnesota gather from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois to spend one weekend together in the Fall each year. This was our 26th annual Girls Getaway weekend at the Northwoods home. It fit our group of 16 - 19 perfectly for the weekend. After staying at many different properties around Minnesota over the years I can honestly say this was the cleanest, brightest, most private and inviting of all of them! We so enjoyed the gorgeous views of the lake, our own private dock and raft, long walks in the neighborhood, the bonfire pit, the decks, and the wonderful windows that light the place up! This home was spotless - clean floors, clean crisp sheets and clean bathrooms! Everything women want on a weekend away. We hope to be back for our 27th annual GG Weekend next year! Thank you for the hospitality!
The Northwoods home turned out to be even better than we imagined. We had 18 friends and relatives, young and old, help us celebrate our anniversary and this was the perfect place to celebrate. We had fun, fun and more fun. The accommodations were perfect (clean and up to date, spacious.) It was very private. I would recommend the home to everyone who wants a place for a large group!!
A group of us stayed at the Northwoods home for a bike tour we do every June in Brainerd. It is a beautiful home and it was perfect for our group of 14! We had plenty of room and took advantage of the deck enjoying the wonderful view of the lake as well as using the grill for dinner. Everyone had a great time and we have already talked about using the Northwoods home for another vacation!
We stayed here for a long weekend with some other close friends and had a blast. The property is beautiful, and very well maintained. Very clear that the owners have spared no expense. Awesome views from the deck, great yard for outdoor activities, and every necessary comfort inside made for an extremely fun and relaxing time. Could not be more pleased. All of us agreed we would book this house again in an instant.
It was a very nice place for my family to meet, there were 18 of us. The home was very beautiful and had great features that fit our needs. The resort was fun, we rented the pontoon, boat, water bikes and kayaks. We fished a few days too, the water was too cold to swim in. A few things that we didn't like were the squeaky floors and the floors in the basement bathrooms were wet from the humidity.
It was absolutely wonderful......except for the mosquitos :) The house was very accommodating, it was big enough we could have time together or time apart. It was absolutely perfect for our needs. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. This was a 50 wedding anniversary for family and I couldn't think of another place that would have provided for out needs. Thanks!
This house is incredible! We had a blast. We went for an ice fishing Tournament and a whole group of us stayed. There was so much to do and so much room. We played pool, watched TV sitting by the fire. The place was clean and decorated beautifully. If you like to cook, the kitchen is to die for - so much fun cooking. Would go back here in a heart beat!!
This house is beautiful. We came up here for a weekend to get away from kids and celebrate my birthday. It was easy to get to from the Twin Cities. The owners were very kind and they made everything easy for is. The living space is comfortable. One of the best features is the large kitchen with 2 refrigerators. It was very cold so we enjoyed snuggling by the fireplace and playing games. We had 4 couples and everyone had their own room and full bath. We could have easily fit 3 more couples. I want to come back here in the summer with our whole family. Summer or winter, friends or family, this house is perfect for any easy getaway.