Two stone fireplaces, pool table with ping pong overlay all on the same level as the kitchen, dining and 3 bedrooms all on main. Two bright and spacious bedrooms on the second level, and a walk out basement with four twins.
Spacious 4,200+ sq ft lake home located on large private lot(nearly 2 acres) with 270 feet of shallow rock lined beach with a hard sandy bottom . (no pets allowed on the grounds) This home has 5 bedrooms with 1 king, 4 queen and 5 single beds, and 1 queen sofa sleeper. 3 full bathrooms, 2 stone fireplaces, 2 refrigerators, a large living room, game room, kitchen and washer/dryer on the main level. New dining table that seats 9-10. There is another finished area in the basement with 4 additional twin beds and TV..
Recently remodeled with some modern improvements including new flooring throughout the entire main common area and master bed/bathroom. Enjoy expansive windows and large wrap around deck. In the front yard there is a basketball hoop, tetherball, swing set, and playhouse for children. Just added 4 new Stand Up Paddleboards(SUP's) that come with the rental! We have a newer pontoon boat that is available to rent for an additional $750/week. Sorry, no jet skis may be brought in.
The house is conveniently located 10 miles east of Brainerd and 8 miles west of Garrison and also the famous Lake Mille Lacs walleye factory. The Brainerd Lakes area is also known as Minnesota's resort capital and home to many championship golf courses. Portage Lake is one branch of the Crooked Lake chain with over 900 acres of clear water for boating, swimming and fishing. The property is available year around and is a great place for winter sports. There are many groomed biking, snowmobile, and cross country ski trails close by. Ice fishing is also popular with small villages of ice fishing houses springing up on the lakes when the lakes ice over.
Master Bedroom: 1 king-TV in room
small BR1: XL twin over queen handcrafted bunk bed
small BR2: XL twin over queen handcrafted bunk bed
large bedroom: queen plus twin bunks -
jack-n-jill full bath between the rooms
medium bedroom: queen plus twin sofa bed
Basement: 4 twin mattresses and TV
Game Room: queen sofa bed, pool table, brand new 70" TV, ping pong overlay for pool table, stone fireplace, game table, many board games and puzzles.
Outside: plenty of room for croquet, volleyball, badminton, whiffle ball, frisbee....al of which are included. Swingset is overlooking the VB net and lake and has 2 swings for many ages and one swing for infant. There is an outdoor firepit lakeside for hot dogs and smores! Two charcoal grills and a 6 burner new propane grill are provided.
PLEASE NOTE THE SUMMER CALENDAR IS ACCURATE, PLEASE DO NOT MESSAGE ME IF THE CALENDAR SHOWS FULL. MINIMUM TIME JUNE THROUGH AUGUST IS SATURDAY TO SATURDAY.
Hope to hear from you soon!
Keywords: House, pool table, lake shore, ping pong table, pontoon boat, wrap around deck, private
We came for a yearly family gathering. The property and home were the perfect setting! The home is spacious and there’s so much to do even when winter. We played in the snow and sledded. There were nearby activities like snowmobiling, snow tubing, skiing, and ice fishing! The home provides so many things for your needs. We enjoyed the fireplace and there’s two gathering areas which include pool and ping pong! The kitchen is wonderful and fully stocked! Marjorie is a delight and so easy to work with. The lake is right there and location is beautiful and peaceful! Our adult kids want to do this again! Our 2 1/2 yo granddaughter lived the swings and playhouse! It was a big win!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Communication with Marjorie was quick and easy, as was check in and out. We love the location and will definitely stay here again!
This property was perfect for our family of 17. Plenty of room for all.
The home is beautiful and kitchen had everything we need to cook our dishes. Owner was very attentive and responded quickly to my texts. Thank you Majorie, we really enjoyed our stay this weekend.
Had a great experience with the property and management. The house was exactly as described, and clean. Although it was too cold outside to jump the lake, the firepit within 10 feet from the water made for a beautiful evening near the water. Management provided timely communication throughout the entire process. I would definitely recommend this property for a group of friends or family looking to enjoy any season outdoors.
This was a great place to stay for a big group friends. Loved the working wood burning fireplace for the fall weekend. Plenty of space for everyone. Great communication. Would definitely recommend!
The home was beautiful, roomy and had so many fun activities to keep us all entertained. It was the perfect getaway with the family and everyone’s enjoyed themselves. Renting this home was super easy and the manager was so great at responding to any questions I had.
The main thing was the communication with the owner. It was if she was family. We had ample room and when rain set in we had plenty to do inside. Pool, pinpong, and many other games. Best vacation ever. 😎👍JR.
There are not enough words to describe the wonderful experience our family had. From the moment we walked in, we felt at home. Absolutely beautiful with so many things for everyone to keep busy. Marjorie was so accommodating and caring. Everything was very clean and organized. The lake is very quiet and peaceful.
Marjorie’s place was awesome. There were a lot of activities that can be done at her place. Was cleaned and nice when we checked in. She was awesome with keeping in touch with us the whole entire stay there. Messaged back within minutes of reaching out to her. Only a little negative thing is neighbors are close by but they are very respectful. Highly recommend for anyone who wants a get away from reality!
Everything we needed was already there especially in the kitchen. Wonderful place to have everyone together. Made a lot of great memories over our short stay.
We LOVE this cabin. It's the perfect size and has all the conveniences of home. You can tell a lot of love went into this place. The photos are great but I promise the cabin will feel bigger once you walk in. There is a bed for everyone. The rooms are comfortable. There are 3 bathrooms and they're all a very good size. We have a large family and no one was ever fighting over bathroom space. The cabin is on a beautiful lake. We've always gone in the winter but I can only imagine how spectacular the views and activities are in the summer. We did a little ice fishing but weren't too serious about it. This is our second time back and we've decided it will be our annual spot. I can't say enough amazing things about this cabin. It really is the perfect spot, with amazing owners, and everything you could think of included. I don't have one bad thing to say about it. Thank you for another amazing stay. See you this summer and again in the winter!
Big group of friends up for the weekend. Plenty of space. Everything was great!
A nice cozy place to enjoy a lazy winter weekend with friends and family. They had everything we needed and plenty of space for 16 guests. If you are thinking about renting this property, we highly recommend it!
The host was great! Communication was very easy. Everyone had a blast . Would definitely highly recommend this place for a family get together . This house was well equip to keep kids busy for the weekend !
My sisters and our families stayed at this property for Christmas. Marjorie was very quick to answer any questions we had and was very accommodating to our large group. The cabin was clean and very comfortable. There was even a Christmas tree up for us to enjoy upon check in. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have already been trying to plan our next stay! We can not say enough good things about this VRBO rental and I would definitely encourage others to stay!
We really enjoyed our family weekend together at your home this December. We filled every bed and were grateful to the many spaces for family togather to play pool, ping pong, or board games; piece puzzles, watch movies, or cook. Accommodations were nice, house was well stocked, and beds were comfortable. Booking and check in went smoothly and Marjorie responded to all our questions about the house or area. We hope to come again!.
Beautiful cabin with EVERYTHING anyone would need! The kids had a great time in the soak tub every night. Fresh towels. Very clean and cozy with two fire places. I loved that there were two separate living rooms with a fireplace each. That way some people can hang out in one and the others can still get some peace and quiet at the other. Marjorie was always checking in via text message making sure we had everything we needed. And we unfortunately had to switch dates due to an unforeseeable incident in our family, and Marjorie was very accommodating and flexible about it. The only down side was that we had to change dates and go during the snow so we couldn’t really enjoy any outdoors, although the kids had a good time in the playground and making snow angels! Love the spacious master bed room with cable, the kids enjoyed watching movies on the king bed, while the parents got some well deserved relaxEd time :) And my husband LOVED the fact that each room had their own thermostat, so people can adjust according to their liking. Wish we could of been able to enjoy the wrap around balcony in warm weather, but either way we were all very pleased with everything. There was one night where we we didn’t get any more hot water, the kids wanted to use soak tub again so we had to wait a few hours, but I think it was because we were running the dishwasher washer and kids were taking turn taking baths. Would definitely go here again in a heart beat! ♥️
Great place to stay. Love the open space in the kitchen and the play room.
We had such a great experience at Deerwood. The place was nice and spacious for our friends and family. Marjorie was very responsive and easy to work with, also very flexible with check in and check out! We would definitely rent again, if needed!
Had a fantastic experience! Already planning a longer summer trip!
Even though the weather did not cooperate, we had a wonderful time! The place has lots of space, board games, pool table, etc.
The place was perfect for our girls weekend getaway. Everything we needed we had there!
This property was amazing! We have stayed at a number of homes through VRBO and Airbnb, looking for the perfect one that could accommodate our growing family and this one was it! We are already trying to find the week that will work for all of us next year. This home has it all; toys, games, puzzles and books for the little ones, yard games, pool, ping pong, paddle boards, a canoe, and more for the adult kids. We ALL enjoyed the pontoon boat! We are a family of 10 adults and 4 little ones under the age of 5. There was plenty of room for all of us. The huge wrap around deck is amazing! Everyone had a blast here! We could have easily never left the property, the weather was perfect and there was so much to enjoy right at the house! Marjorie was so accommodating! If any question came up she responded right away. I honestly cannot say enough good things about this experience. It was our best experience yet!
Jet skis are not allowed at this vacation rental. We wish that was not the case... We used the pontoon boat to pull the tube for the children but, we recommend a bigger motor for the boat. It could not go very fast. Kayaks would be a nice addition as well, especially when there are so many people doing different activities. Since there is no refund on this rental we had to buy cancellation insurance policy. This place has a beautiful private, setting and house is well stocked with supplies. The lake is beautiful and a short distance from the house. We would rent again!
This was a wonderful property for all ages. We loved the lake which was very warm and clean. The grounds are wonderful for children to run and play. Ride their bikes on the circular driveway. And the treehouse and swings were a big hit for the Littles. We loved our time there. Thank you Marjorie
This wonderful property and owner were exceptional for our 29th year of St.Olaf housemates and our families. The cabin is wonderfully laid out with an activity area (loved the pool table!) and a relaxation area to overlook the lake, read a book, play cards, etc. The A/C was needed our week as it was wonderfully warm and a great week to be on the lake. The pontoon operated smoothly and allowed for us to enjoy amazing sunsets. The house was well labeled and made for easy use around the kitchen for our meals. So many accoutrements and toys as well for the kids to enjoy. A spacious yard allowed for killer games of corn hole (which we brought) or volleyball, if that's more your thing. We brought bikes, but there were even bikes and paddle boards to use for those that wanted them. We hope to be back - what a great week. Thank you Marjorie! We loved our week!
I have to say that every detail was well thought out about a families stay. The house was very nice from quiet areas to the game room. Spending time on the balcony enjoying the lake and fun on the lake made our stay awesome. The privacy and comfort was good, including the country type neighborhood. Something we did not expect was the array of sporting things and toys. The children kept themselves entertained which made for a relaxing stay for us adults. The best part for me was the customer attention. I had contact with the owner every step of the way. Our only regret was not having enough time to stay longer.
Awesome property for big groups. Clean and well maintained and has enough beds and linen for our big group of 11 folks. Enjoyed our stay for weekend. Good view of the lake from the long deck along the backside of the house.
We stayed at this property for a weekend retreat with friends. Many compliments on the space, the attention to our group and making sure everyone was satisfied. The view of the lake was nice, and we would love to see what it looks like in the summer! A very nice and well kept property.
We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the house. There was plenty of room for our large group. Loved that the kitchen was labeled so that it was easy to find pots and pans. Majorie did a great job communicating before and during our stay. We will definitely come back but during summer so we can enjoy the lake.
We loved our stay here! When we first walked in we thought that the pictures do not do this place enough justice. The living room and the game room in particular were much more spacious than we anticipated. Everything was clean and organized. The provided information binder is SUPER helpful and answers anything you could think of. There is plenty to do here. My sisters loved the puzzles. They made it a mission to complete one before the end of the weekend. We used the pool table / ping pong table daily. It's incredibly nice. There is a Casino and plenty of restaurants nearby. There was still some snow on the ground and it was just a little too chilly to have an outdoor fire yet. Instead we used one of the indoor fireplaces. There are two (living and game rooms). The kitchen is amazing - fully stocked with utensils, pots/pans, plates, glasses, etc. Everything is labeled and where you would expect it to be. We saw the plans for the kitchen renovations and it looks awesome. Can't wait to see it when it's done. We had plenty of room to sleep. We have a big family; 17 of us stayed the weekend. All of us had a bed and were very comfortable. There were also 3 bathrooms. We never felt like we were too close or overcrowded. I could continue on for days gushing about how great this place is. Bottom line, you should book it. Marjorie is so helpful and nice. The place is one of the best we've ever stayed. This just might be our new reunion spot!
We had a very nice time being together for an extended weekend with family. We were very comfortable in this home. It has lots of room and lots to offer. This is the best home we've stayed at and would return again if the opportunity comes again. The owner was available to answer questions we had - it was great! Thank you for allowing us to stay in you beautiful home.
Best time ever and best place to stay! We highly recommend it
We were a large group of friends who rented this cabin for a winter weekend. Everything at the cabin was exactly as described in the posting. Very nice location, responsive owner, goodwill amenities, close to everything. I would definitely rent again.
This was the best vacation in 2018
This was a very nice place, that is perfect for a group. It has a lot of room inside and out. The owner was prompt in responses and accommodating. Our family enjoyed a holiday celebration and appreciated it even having a tree up! It is equipped with everything you need. We wouldn’t mind staying again. Our only complaint is that VRBO had extra service charges/fees and was surprised at the high non refundable cleaning fee. Memories were made and time enjoyed by all.
We had a wonderful stay. The bedrooms don't feel cramped and the living spaces have enough space and diversity the let large groups do different things comfortably. Would definitely recommend to other people.
We would definitely stay again. Very engaged and friendly owner. We had everything we needed and then some.
Stayed for two nights. Lots of space with many beds. Right next to the lake.
We’ve done an annual golf trip around MN and this year we went to Deerwood based on the cabin. The cabin was perfect for 16 guys with lots of room, and never felt cramped. Lake is average at best, I certainly wouldn’t go for the lake, but the cabin was top notch and exactly how it was described.
Our stay was wonderful!! Our party consisted of 8 people and we all fit comfortably. The house was beautiful and the owner was exceptionally accommodating. She responded very quickly to any needs we had and was professional. The area is gorgeous! The house is right on the lake and there are plenty of activities. If you are looking for a peaceful place to vacation and enjoy fishing this is your spot! I will be recommending to my friends and family :)
Had a wonderful time. It was our 5th time staying here and fits our family perfect. Fishing was great, lots of bass, northerns and crappies. Great place to go tubing and skiing. The property was clean and well stocked with dishes
Our family of 9 adults and 3 children had a great time at Portage Lake Lodge! We have rented many VRBO through the years - always searching for one we could return to - we all felt this was it! Favorites were how clean the 5 bedroom, 3 bath home was, the large table that could seat all of us, the pool table, the great tube we pulled behind the pontoon boat and a rented jet ski, how clean the lake was, very good fishing, views of the lake and prompt responses from Marjorie to the couple questions that came up! Loved it and would highly recommend. (just don’t take our week😉!)
Our family of 12 vacationed at this wonderful lake lodge for a week in early July. The home is both warm and inviting yet spacious at the same time. We were able to spend the week together without being on top of one another. This is the third year that we have stayed in this home and the first year with the new owner, Marjorie. Marjorie recently completed some updates and improvements that gives the home a more modern look and feel. We really enjoyed the addition of the pool and ping pong table and all the little extras such as the basket of treats to make brownies and s’mores, and the Portage Lake Lodge ornament. Marjorie was very easy to rent with and checked in a few times during our stay to make sure that we had everything that we needed and that we were enjoying our vacation. We rented the pontoon and enjoyed spending time on the lake swimming and fishing. The weather was wonderful and we also enjoyed sitting on the front deck and camp fires in the evening watching the sunset over the lake. The lodge is a perfect place for family’s to gather and make memories.
We love this home on the lake! (This was our 2nd summer of renting this cabin.) It’s evident a lot of time and thought was put into this home to make sure every guest is comfortable from the beginning to the end of their stay! We swam and caught fish off the dock and the option of renting the pontoon was an added bonus! We rode bikes, played tetherball and other yard games in the park like front yard. We spent evenings shooting pool and playing ping pong. There’s plenty of board games available also. The kitchen is spacious and fully stocked making meal preparation a breeze. You don’t have to drive far to find cute little towns with antique shops and bike/walking trails. Brainerd is nearby for shopping, groceries and entertainment. We would highly recommend this lake home. Our only wish is that we could have stayed longer!!
I was luck enough to be on a girls'/gals' week at this lodge in mid June. Upon walking in, I was impressed with how clean the lodge was and decorated so exquisitely, with an Up north feeling. It was stocked with everything one could want or need on a week's get away! We had a very relaxing time, just hanging out, and playing pool (love the table) and games and chatting on the deck- which was one of our favorite spots. It's so close to the lake- love that! We kept our eyes on families of ducks, the loons and the occasional eagle flying over. This lodge felt very private; there were neighbors, but not too close. I felt very rested at the end of the week. :) The only complaint that I had was that I didn't want the week to end! Will be back, maybe with family? But definitely with the gals! Thank you!
We had a great time. The house is fantastic. It cake stocked with items we usually has to purchase ourselves paper towels, napkins, toilet paper ect. The kitchen was stocked with appliances plenty of dishes for our party of 11. The kids loved the pool/ping pong table as well as the toys in the garage. Marjorie was wonderful to work with, answered questions usually within an hour.
Perfect spot on a quiet lake! The pontoon made it the quintessential lake experience! Loved the wide open floor plan, wraparound deck and great driveway! Thank you!!
We appreciated Dave sharing his beautiful lake home with us! We had 5 adult sized people and 3 child sized kiddos sharing a very spacious home with room to easily accommodate more. We also rented the pontoon which accomplished our goal of fresh fish for supper. The home has a park like front yard and a lake shore just yards off the back deck! The owners and property managers were easy to work with and quick to respond to any questions that arose. We hope to be able to return and possibly explore the small towns and neat lil shops, but then again, we may just want to stay put and enjoy the serenity!
We had a great family week at this lake home. The pictures don't do it enough justice. It is a very nice home and had plenty of pace to easily sleep our family of 10 (seven adults, three kids), and could have fit a few more without a problem. The yard is quite large, including a fire pit down by the lake, with firewood provided. The lake is fairly small and quiet, which I view as a plus, yet plenty large enough for tubing and water skiing. The fishing was great as well for bass and good size sunfish. Swimming was OK but not great off the dock, but there is a nice shallow sandy-bottom area to go to across the lake by the inlet from the other lake. We also like to jump off the boat in the middle of the lake, and the lake is plenty deep for that. We brought our own boat (note: the inlet into the lake is shallow but passable), but there is a pontoon for rent. David was excellent to work with, very responsive and helpful. We would definitely stay here again. We have rented several different lake homes in this area in recent years, and this was our favorite.
This lake home suited our needs perfectly! Very large and spacious home with air conditioning allowed us to feel right at home. Plenty of storage for groceries, seating for meals, open areas to relax, and parking for everyone. Really convenient location, the lake was beautiful, and with the wonderful pontoon, we enjoyed every minute. Loons, ducks, and a bald eagle visited daily. Large veranda out back was a favorite place for games and an Elvis entertainer. Best vacation, ever!
We rented this property July 2 - 9, 2011. We were celebrating an anniversary so our whole family was in attendance (15). We had a wonderful time, everything was as expected. The rooms were very roomy, just as in the pictures. Large driveway to acccomodate all our cars. The weather was hot and humid all week, thats when the pontoon was really appreciated, the lake was warm and clear for swimming, and floating on water toys. Some enjoyed the area golf courses, we dined at the Lonsome Pine, very good food. We spent a lot of time on the beautiful deck, and cooked hot dogs on the grill on the fire pit, along with good ole smore's. We would recomend this property to anyone looking for a good time, with plenty of room. The owner was very helpful in answering any questions we had, and the best part was it was not very far from the city.
Everything was perfect. We loved the layout of the house and the large yard for badmitton and other yard games. The lake was so warm and clear for snorkeling and tubing that we went every day. The location of the house was perfect for shopping or just running to the bait shop. We all would recommend this home to anyone looking for the perfect family get-away.