Ortonville, MN, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Ortonville

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The SpaceThis was a family home until the l930's, when the upstairs was converted into two apartments. We rent the lakeside & new this year, the tower. Guests have about 1,000 square feet and private entrance. Also new to the Lakeside Suite is a day bed, with new mattress (twin). We live on the main floor and try to be available if you have any questions. Guest AccessWe have a new driveway as of 4-20-16. It does require an AWD or 4WD to maneuver the hill, otherwise parking is above in our usual parking spots. There are stairs and we are happy to help with luggage. I can provide coffee for the c.maker. If you wish to cook, the kitchen has the necessary equipment--you bring the food. Otherwise, there is a sweet coffee shop about 3 blocks away. Interaction with GuestsWe try to be accessible at all times, but respect our guests wishes for privacy. We have a very friendly black Labrador, who can stay out of your way or be a new best friend--as you wish. The NeighborhoodLakewood Lodge is a great place for dinner & just up the road a mile. We have a new coffee shop coming soon to downtown. Ortonville was a tourism hot spot at the turn of the century, and parts of that time are still alive in our downtown. Many local artists show their work there. For being on the prairie the immediate area is very hilly, thickly wooded, and situated at the south end of Big Stone Lake. You can expect to watch nature up close. My husband & I have lived here all our lives and can direct you to anything you wish to see. Getting AroundWe are within walking distance of nearly everything in town and have lots of personal knowledge of the area if guests want ideas of places to see, where to eat, etc. Other Things to NoteIn our yard, you can go down to the lake, though the beach is just a block away. We have a small basketball court and a fire pit for smores. There are several kinds of bike rides, serene nature-filled flat rides to as many hills as one could ask for if in training. Fishing & hunting are big activities here, and swimming, and so much nature to see--virgin prairie, birds of all types, the wildlife refuge, the lake, the Nielson Park Trails, and my personal favorite, all sunsets right out front.
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View of the Minnesota River valley. Quiet. Bird song. Sound of the wind. Spring-fed lake. Big sky cloud watching. Prairie grass waves. Home design fits the landscape. Organic vegetable garden ready to pick. Good eating and good reading.
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30br 2-star Hotel
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Situated in Milbank, this motel is 10.8 mi (17.4 km) from Big Stone Lake Museum and 11.1 mi (17.9 km) from Central Park. Ortonville Municipal Golf Course is 12.7 mi (20.4 km) away.
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    The cabin is fully furnished and has a beautiful view of the lake. It is also located in an area which has only a turn around road so the traffic is very limited so the area is very quiet. The cabin is located on BigStone Lake which is a border lake (MN and SD) It is know for being one of the best fishing lakes around and you can expect to catch many species of fish.......including walleye, bluegill, perch, crappie, large mouth bass and a few others. If you have a boat to fish out of or if you would rather fish off the dock ....expect to have very good luck with whichever you choose. I know some great areas to fish that I can help you with. Also if you would rather rent a boat there are a couple places on the lake to rent from and I suggest booking a boat prior to arriving as in the summer it gets very busy. I also can guide you and bring you out on the lake if you so desire. I have room for 4 in my boat including me. THE CABIN WILL BOOK FOR THE SUMMER QUICKLY SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BOOKING DO SO SOON. THANK YOU AND I HOPE TO SEE YOU THIS SUMMER.
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      Our home is on 200 ft of private shoreline on Big Stone Lake, which is 26 miles long shared by SD/MN. Also called a border lake. What makes this trip unique is for the avid fisherman, a MN licence is sufficient, so there is no extra cost to purchase a fishing license if you have a MN licence. A renowned walleye lake. Water activists, this lake is for you. Miles of water and not heavily populated. We have a dock and boat lift you can use. Just think of having your boat accessible all week out the door, steps from the 12ft sliding glass door. Our 2600 sq ft home in reclaimed materials from antique barns in the midwest, which will give a rustic cabin feeling. Feel free to use the paddle boat and swim in our bay, zero depth entry and gently gets deeper. Cold? Feel free to throw on a few logs in our 8ft x 17ft natural stone fireplace. Our goal is to give you an experience you want to have again. We also have a firepit outside. Grilling essentials, like to grill? We can supply you with white oak cut offs with our scraps from our business. We will also give you a discount on any reclaimed materials you like. Just look around the house! We have it. Thank you for considering our reclaimed lake house. Very quiet, quaint home and neighborhood. 1/4 mile drive on gravel to get to home. Easy to find. 3 miles from closest convenience store to gas up or get snacks. Big Stone Lake is 26 miles long and 1 mile wide. Known for walleye, (I caught a 10 lb. 2 ounce walleye). The lake is not heavily populated, so fish or play, it's open!
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      When you stay at Schmidts Landing Resort in Big Stone City, you'll be within the vicinity of Ortonville Municipal Golf Course. This motel is within the region of Central Park and Big Stone Lake Museum. Make yourself at home in one of the 14 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchens with refrigerators and stovetops. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include microwaves and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided weekly. Amenities Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a private beach, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and a picnic area. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
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      2.5-star Hotel
      Situated in Big Stone City, this motel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Big Stone Lake Museum, Central Park, and Ortonville Municipal Golf Course. Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge is 11.5 mi (18.5 km) away.
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      2.5-star Hotel
      Situated in Big Stone City, this motel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Big Stone Lake Museum, Central Park, and Ortonville Municipal Golf Course.
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      37br hotel
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      Enjoy your visit to Sisseton with a stay at Super 8 Sisseton. You can get a morning swim in at the indoor pool, and the spa tub makes for a relaxing end to the day.
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      30br hotel
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      Situated in Milbank, this motel is within 16 mi (25 km) of Big Stone Lake Museum, Central Park, and Ortonville Municipal Golf Course.
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      39br hotel
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      Situated in Milbank, this motel is 10.9 mi (17.5 km) from Big Stone Lake Museum and 11.2 mi (18 km) from Central Park. Ortonville Municipal Golf Course is 12.7 mi (20.5 km) away.
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      Schmidts Landing Resort is a great choice for a stay in Big Stone City. Freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks, and guests can keep active with onsite volleyball. Rooms feature bonuses like sofa beds, refrigerators, and microwaves.
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      Schmidts Landing Resort is a great choice for a stay in Big Stone City. Freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks, and guests can keep active with onsite volleyball. Rooms feature bonuses like sofa beds, refrigerators, and microwaves.
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      32br hotel
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      Situated in Ortonville, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Big Stone Lake Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Central Park and Ortonville Municipal Golf Course. Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge is 7 mi (11.3 km) away.
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      The SpaceThis was a family home until the 1930'd, when the upstairs was converted into two apartments. We rent the lakeside & new this year, we present the tower suite. Guests have about 1,000 sq. ft. & private entrance. We live on the main floor and try to be available if you have any questions. Guest AccessWe have a new driveway as of 4-20-16. It does require AWD or 4WD to maneuver the hill, otherwise parking is above on the road as usual. I can provide coffee for the c.maker. If you wish to cook, the kitchen has the necessary equipment--your food (: Otherwise, there is a sweet coffee shop about 3 blocks away. There is a small basketball court. We have lake access, though it's steep stairs to the water. It's very hilly & forested--so beautiful. The city beach & pier are just a block away. Interaction with GuestsWe meet you upon arrival & that is all unless you have any questions. Paul & I know the area very well & are happy to help you with directions or any questions you have. The NeighborhoodThe lake has so many moods depending on the weather. We watch glorious sunsets & impressive storms. I walk daily from lakeshore to forested hills & enjoy the changes in nature & the animals. I take a lot of pics--if you know of Instagram see theater on my gallery, named: mbtmn. Last but not least, the people are so friendly. This is a great area for biking, fishing, golfing, & has some wonderful restaurants. There are also a lot of artists, many showing their creations in local stores. Getting AroundIt's easy to drive anywhere or bike--you can choose between the challenging hills or the flat bike friendly areas & the 10 mile bike tour. Other Things to NoteWe have a dog downstairs & I'll be sure to keep home out of your way. If you like dogs, he's a friendly black lab.
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      My place is close to Big Stone Lake. You’ll love my place because of Private lake front with private dock. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families (with kids), and big groups.
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      2br Home/Apartment
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      The cabin is fully furnished and has a beautiful view of the lake. It is also located in an area which has only a turn around road so the traffic is very limited so the area is very quiet. The cabin is located on BigStone Lake which is a border lake (MN and SD) It is know for being one of the best fishing lakes around and you can expect to catch many species of fish.......including walleye, bluegill, perch, crappie, large mouth bass and a few others. If you have a boat to fish out of or if you would rather fish off the dock ....expect to have very good luck with whichever you choose. I know some great areas to fish that I can help you with. Also if you would rather rent a boat there are a couple places on the lake to rent from and I suggest booking a boat prior to arriving as in the summer it gets very busy. I also can guide you and bring you out on the lake if you so desire. I have room for 4 in my boat including me. THE CABIN WILL BOOK FOR THE SUMMER QUICKLY SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BOOKING DO SO SOON. THANK YOU AND I HOPE TO SEE YOU THIS SUMMER.
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      3br Home/Apartment
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      Our home is on 200 ft of private shoreline on Big Stone Lake, which is 26 miles long shared by SD/MN. Also called a border lake. What makes this trip unique is for the avid fisherman, a MN licence is sufficient, so there is no extra cost to purchase a fishing license if you have a MN licence. A renowned walleye lake. Water activists, this lake is for you. Miles of water and not heavily populated. We have a dock and boat lift you can use. Just think of having your boat accessible all week out the door, steps from the 12ft sliding glass door. Our 2600 sq ft home in reclaimed materials from antique barns in the midwest, which will give a rustic cabin feeling. Feel free to use the paddle boat and swim in our bay, zero depth entry and gently gets deeper. Cold? Feel free to throw on a few logs in our 8ft x 17ft natural stone fireplace. Our goal is to give you an experience you want to have again. We also have a firepit outside. Grilling essentials, like to grill? We can supply you with white oak cut offs with our scraps from our business. We will also give you a discount on any reclaimed materials you like. Just look around the house! We have it. Thank you for considering our reclaimed lake house.
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        For more information we also have a website. We can't directly list the website on tripadvisor so put bigstonelakevacation into your search bar with a .com behind it and you will find our web address. You can also find reviews on our website. This Big Stone Lake Vacation Cabin Rental is located in Meadowbrook on Big Stone Lake which is about seven miles north of Ortonville, MN. It has three nice size bedrooms and two bathrooms. One bathroom is a master bathroom and the other is shared by the other two bedrooms. The Meadowbrook area is considered one of the better fishing areas on the lake, and is close to many other hot spots as well. The cabin can comfortably sleep 6 adults. You are welcome to bring an air mattress or cots for the more adults and/or kids (up to 10 total occupancy). You can expect fresh sheets washed with natural detergent that is allergy free. The Cabin is air conditioned and heated. It has a kitchen with dishes, silverware, glasses, pots and pans, dishwasher, refridgerator etc… There is a washer and dryer for use (in case you need to dry swim suits etc). There is a 50 inch flat screen tv with hundreds of DISH network channels. There is a fish cleaning shed for your big catch that also includes a toilet (which comes in handy if you are playing outside in the backyard and don’t want to walk in to the cabin). There is a charcoal grill, and fire pit for marshmallow roasting. Many fish have been caught right from this shoreline and dock. Get a line wet while sitting around the fire! The lot is very large and there is plenty of room for activities (bean bags, wiffleball, washers etc). When you aren’t on the lake or in the cabin, there are many places nearby including Lakewood Lodge, Shady Beach Supper Club, SoDak Restaurant, and the city of Ortonville and Clinton. While there is a little swim area at the cabin, there is a fantastic (much sandier area) beach less than a mile away at the Big Stone State Park and a little further up the lake is Hartford Beach. Lakeshore RV park also has a great swimming pool and mini golf. Ortonville has a very nice golf course, and there is a National Wildlife Refuge right outside of Ortonville with great hiking and biking trails. Big Stone is known for walleyes and has hosted many major walleye tournaments and has been spotlighted on many outdoor shows for it’s great perch and walleye fishing. There are also many great small lakes in the area with great fishing as well. We will be adding some great hunting packages in the fall.
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        3br Home/Apartment
          For more information we also have a website. We can't directly list the website on tripadvisor so put bigstonelakevacation into your search bar with a .com behind it and you will find our web address. You can also find reviews on our website. This Big Stone Lake Vacation Cabin Rental is located in Meadowbrook on Big Stone Lake which is about seven miles north of Ortonville, MN. It has three nice size bedrooms and two bathrooms. One bathroom is a master bathroom and the other is shared by the other two bedrooms. The Meadowbrook area is considered one of the better fishing areas on the lake, and is close to many other hot spots as well. The cabin can comfortably sleep 6 adults. You are welcome to bring an air mattress or cots for the more adults and/or kids (up to 10 total occupancy). You can expect fresh sheets washed with natural detergent that is allergy free. The Cabin is air conditioned and heated. It has a kitchen with dishes, silverware, glasses, pots and pans, dishwasher, refridgerator etc… There is a washer and dryer for use (in case you need to dry swim suits etc). There is a 50 inch flat screen tv with hundreds of DISH network channels. There is a fish cleaning shed for your big catch that also includes a toilet (which comes in handy if you are playing outside in the backyard and don’t want to walk in to the cabin). There is a charcoal grill, and fire pit for marshmallow roasting. Many fish have been caught right from this shoreline and dock. Get a line wet while sitting around the fire! The lot is very large and there is plenty of room for activities (bean bags, wiffleball, washers etc). When you aren’t on the lake or in the cabin, there are many places nearby including Lakewood Lodge, Shady Beach Supper Club, SoDak Restaurant, and the city of Ortonville and Clinton. While there is a little swim area at the cabin, there is a fantastic (much sandier area) beach less than a mile away at the Big Stone State Park and a little further up the lake is Hartford Beach. Lakeshore RV park also has a great swimming pool and mini golf. Ortonville has a very nice golf course, and there is a National Wildlife Refuge right outside of Ortonville with great hiking and biking trails. Big Stone is known for walleyes and has hosted many major walleye tournaments and has been spotlighted on many outdoor shows for it’s great perch and walleye fishing. There are also many great small lakes in the area with great fishing as well. We will be adding some great hunting packages in the fall.
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          3br Home/Apartment
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          The Lincoln House is close to the foot of Big Stone Lake for boating/fishing/swimming fun and family-friendly activities in Big Stone County all year long. You’ll love The Lincoln House because of the people, the ambiance, the outdoors space, the safe family neighborhood, and the longer days on the west side of MN. The Lincoln House is great for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families (with kids), big groups, and furry friends (dogs).
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          3br Cabin
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          This Big Stone Lake Vacation Cabin Rental is located in Meadowbrook on Big Stone Lake which is about seven miles north of Ortonville, MN. It has three nice size bedrooms and two bathrooms. One bathroom is a master bathroom and the other is shared by the other two bedrooms. The Meadowbrook area is considered one of the better fishing areas on the lake, and is close to many other hot spots as well. The cabin can comfortably sleep 6 adults. Sleep more with an air mattress or floor space
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          This lake home is located in the W Meadowbrook area on the MN side of Big Stone Lake. It features a 30' glassed in porch, 3 sleeping areas, stone fireplace and 2 additional guest cottages. It has been redone and designed with an eye toward cottage style. Hand painted Scandinavian art by Gold Medalist Rosemaller Karen Jensen is featured throughout. Walk up to the french doors and see all the way through to the water. A rosemalled staircase, and striking wood interiors (incl bullnose) make for an inviting place for family gatherings. Shaker style kitchen cabinets and a claw foot tub in the main bathroom lend a vintage feel. The open floor plan conveys a sense of ease and sophistication and the character of this home is emphasized by the quality and style of furnishings. An outdoor bathhouse/bathroom provides a whimsical spot to shower after swimming. So if you are looking for a great place for your whole family to come and make memories, share a meal, take a nap or just sit and enjoy the breeze in the porch, this may be the getaway for you.
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          Great lake home for your family vacation. Private lake access right next to the home. Grill, deck area, room for parking your vehicle or even a camper. Located next to a Supper Club, for a night out for supper. Also located close to the Golf Course. Home has 3 bedrooms each with a queen bed. 2.5 Baths. Full Kitchen, laundry. Keywords: Lake Access and Dock, Great Fishing, Beautiful Sunsets, Secluded, walking distance to Great Food. Hunters Welcome!
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          Our gorgeous getaway is the perfect spot for anyone looking to relax and enjoy natural beauty, sunrises and sunsets, the howling of the coyotes, the sound of fish jumping, ducks, geese, deer and more! *Romantic Getaways * Hunters * Fisherman *Girls Getaway Weekends *Guys Getaway Weekends *Scrap Booking *Family Reunions *Birthday Celebrations *Traveler's that are in the area for weddings, holidays, reunions or just checking out the area! Enjoy s'mores by the campfire, scenic views, relaxation, family bonding, private setting. We have two kayaks, a canoe and a paddle boat waiting for your arrival! Culligan water drinking system is also provided, no need to pack bottled water! *Contact us for last minute booking needs! *Fishing- Walleye, perch, northern, and pan fish off the dock! Remember, we are on a border lake, so you can have two lines in while you fish!!! Or contact Steve at Steve's Service In Wheaton at 320-563-1400 to book a guided fishing trip! *Private boat ramp on the property, no need to go to a landing! We will be adding an ice fish house to our rental this winter!! Contact us for rates!!! Near Wheaton, MN, the hub of Traverse County MN. We have great fishing right off the dock.
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          This Big Stone Lake Cabin Rental now has high speed internet and has been recently remodeled with new floors! This Big Stone Lake Vacation Cabin Rental is located in Meadowbrook on Big Stone Lake which is about seven miles north of Ortonville, MN. It has three nice size bedrooms and two bathrooms. One bathroom is a master bathroom and the other is shared by the other two bedrooms. The Meadowbrook area is considered one of the better fishing areas on the lake, and is close to many other hot spots as well. The cabin can comfortably sleep 6 adults. You are welcome to bring an air mattress or cots for the more adults and/or kids (up to 10 total occupancy). You can expect fresh sheets washed with natural detergent that is allergy free. The Cabin is air conditioned and heated. It has a kitchen with dishes, silverware, glasses, pots and pans, dishwasher, refridgerator etc… There is a washer and dryer for use (in case you need to dry swim suits etc). There is a 50 inch flat screen tv with hundreds of DISH network channels. There is a fish cleaning shed for your big catch that also includes a toilet (which comes in handy if you are playing outside in the backyard and don’t want to walk in to the cabin). There is a charcoal grill, and fire pit for marshmallow roasting. Many fish have been caught right from this shoreline and dock. Get a line wet while sitting around the fire! The lot is very large and there is plenty of room for activities (bean bags, wiffleball, washers etc). When you aren’t on the lake or in the cabin, there are many places nearby including Lakewood Lodge, Shady Beach Supper Club, SoDak Restaurant, and the city of Ortonville and Clinton. While there is a little swim area at the cabin, there is a fantastic (much sandier area) beach less than a mile away at the Big Stone State Park and a little further up the lake is Hartford Beach. Lakeshore RV park also has a great swimming pool and mini golf. Ortonville has a very nice golf course, and there is a National Wildlife Refuge right outside of Ortonville with great hiking and biking trails. Big Stone is known for walleyes and has hosted many major walleye tournaments and has been spotlighted on many outdoor shows for it’s great perch and walleye fishing. There are also many great small lakes in the area with great fishing as well. Please Bring With: Towels Toiletries-shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc. Water Charcoal and Lighter
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          The GuestHouse is a private art gallery which showcases local artists and is a vacation rental. Regarding the house: as a local artist and writer, I renovated this 1905 home with high attention to quality interior design. At 1100 ft.², it is an excellent example of small space living. There are two bedrooms and one bath. Enjoy morning or afternoon coffee on the porch with a view of Big Stone Lake. Maple hardwood floors are throughout the living room, dining room, and bedroom. There is air-conditioning, a five-burner stainless steel gas range, microwave, a quality appointed kitchen, reverse osmosis drinking system, a winter humidifier system, a main-floor bedroom with a queen bed, an upstairs bedroom with a full bed, and a pullout living-room couch sleeper. The main floor bathroom includes an old-fashioned cast-iron tub, shower, and a Whirlpool washing machine and dryer. Wireless Internet, a 38” flat screen television with an internet audio and video player (internet access to Netflix, Hulu Plus , You Tube and Pandora), and an ample library of DVDs. The dining room table seats four, but has three extra leaves. The GuestHouse is centrally located in downtown Ortonville, just two houses away from The Ortonville Pier and Lakeside Park, walkable to the library, The Granary Food Co-op, Java Jules, a favorite coffee and lunch spot. During the summer, enjoy the Saturday farmer’s market along the lake. I try to use natural cleaning products. Towels and sheets are 100% cotton and are of high quality. I strive to buy organic cotton when I can. The GuestHouse has been inspected and licensed by the state of Minnesota, which means it meets safety and cleanliness criteria. Mattresses are encased with a hypo allergic and bed-bug barrier, there are smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, a carbon monoxide alarm, etc. This summer, 2016, I launch my third summer season of having The GuestHouse. It amazes me where people come from. I’ve had guests from all over the United States including Hawaii. I have people who come here to see family and reconnect with their roots, people attending weddings, honeymooners, girlfriend getaways, people who want to see what our region is like and explore real estate. I have also attracted people specifically because of this house, which makes me incredibly happy! Because The GuestHouse is also an art gallery, I have the opportunity to be a curator, which means I select the type of show I want to have for the season and specific artists. Because I am an artist myself, I am familiar with artists in our region and with their work. So I begin to think of shows long in advance and imagine who the artists might be. This year I decided to have a contemporary art exhibit. The showcase artist this year is Lisa Bergh out of New London. I met she and her husband a number of years ago, we were both on an art jury together. Her work is very contemporary and reflects (to me) moving fabric in a breeze or in a bundle. She has a MFA in Spatial Arts from San Jose State University in California. She is a very well established artist, art instructor, artistic entrepreneur, and the Executive Director for The Hutchinson Center for the Arts. Personally, I was interested in how her work would look in contrast to a 1905 home, I love the twist of old and modern to showcase her work! Her work is deeply bold and original. I discovered Phyllis Joos’ work at the PRCA gallery in Morris. Once upon a time, a long time ago, I explored woodblock printing. She has taken woodblock printing to a whole new level in creating images of clothing. I immediately fell in love with her work and really appreciate how avant-garde it is. Everyone who has been in the house and sees her work is absolutely nuts about it! She is a perfect addition to this year’s show. And then there is John George Larson. I am deeply intrigued by his work. I was able to visit his art studio outside of Milan and see his two kilns. He lived in South Korea for a year studying with a ceramic master. It is only a matter of time before he is discovered – with a larger audience – for his truly innovative creativity in ceramics. I’m absolutely delighted to have three-dimensional sculpture as part of this year’s show. Having his work raises the quality of The GuestHouse to a whole new level. And then there is my wonderful friend Vicky Radel’s work. Ironically, I met Vicky about eight years ago in California, we were both attending a conference on dreams. Years later, we met again HERE, and we are now part of a dream group here in Ortonville. What are the chances of that? I absolutely love her encaustic art. With this specific art form, she incorporates photographs onto a beeswax resin mixture with pigment, the colors are earthy and fantastic. I truly think she has found a unique niche and definitely has a lot to offer this specific form of creativity. I’m always excited to see her latest work. Last but not least, I am deeply honored to showcase the work of the late, JoAn Melchild. JoAn was a beloved Ortonville artist with a deep and hearty laugh and a twinkle in her eye. I have to be honest, at first, I would look at her work and not quite get it. She would paint pink Pepto-Bismol Lake cabins, farm sites that have almost an elementary, primitive, folk art look. But over time, I really came to love her courageous use of colors and her style of brushstrokes. In regard to this specific show, she gives a nod to our rural region, with a whole new perspective. I am showing her work, on loan, through the generosity of two private collectors. Returning artists showcased this year at The GuestHouse: Kathleen Marihart is a lifelong artist. Along with fine arts, she is a master award-winning quilter. I believe that her work with colors through fabrics, have had a strong influence in her paintings. She’s a prolific artist and is constantly taking classes to expand her knowledge and explore different mediums. I am always fascinated by what she is doing and how her work is evolving. Corina Kells is getting a degree in photography. Although she is quite young, in her mid-20s, she has been exploring different types of art for years. Creating yupo art is something that she is really enjoys doing with her mother, Kathleen Marihart. Kathleen has an art studio on Big Stone Lake, so when the two of them are painting, Corina often will take a break and go for a swim in the lake. Not too shabby. Becky Stattelman was born and raised in this area. She loves life on the farm and lives it with panache and style. I would have to say that her life itself is a form of artistic expression. The beauty that surrounds her, the horses with their swishing tales, the strutting chickens, and her welcoming farm dog, are all part of her personal expression. It’s no surprise that she is able to communicate her appreciation of farm life and nature through her stunning photography. She and her husband are the proud hosts of The Meander location titled The Red Barn. Their site attracts about 900 people a year! I am also a returning artist. However, I ran out of wall space this year, so the only pieces I have displayed are the historical painted photographs. They are important to me because they honor history--not only the land that this house is on-- but to Ortonville and our area. I am deeply honored to have these artists at The GuestHouse. Each of them bring years of creative expression to their work. Fun idea: a recent client was here for a large family reunion. She hosted an open house at The GuestHouse and invited me to talk about the art. This was something novel for her family to do, and it was certainly fun for me to meet people from various parts the United States and showcase our local artists. Artists at The GuestHouse are: Lisa Bergh of New London, Phyllis Joos of Hancock, John George Larson of Milan, Vicky Radel of Norcross, the late JoAn Melchild of Ortonville. Returning artists are: Corina Kells, Kathleen Marihart, Becky Stattelman, and myself, Edie Barrett. With some advanced notice, studio tours can be arranged. PLEASE NOTE: an art show runs from May through the end of October. If you rent this house in the "off" season, there will be art on the wall just not the art that is photographed on VRBO. This house will not be re-photographed until May 2017.
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          2br Cabin
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          “Lakeside Oasis” is an affordable two bedroom cabin on Big Stone Lake SD/MN that sleeps from 8 guests. The cabin has awesome views of the lake from the living room, den, screened in porch and deck! This cabin has some of the best dock fishing you will find anywhere! Big Stone Lake is widely known as one of the area’s top fishing lakes! The Big Stone Area offers up a wide variety of fun things to do for kids of all ages! Amenities Include: Television! Firepit! Games! Screen Porched! Deck! Dock with excellent fishing! Our cabin has everything you could want for next family getaway! Full kitchen, spotlessly clean! Beautifully decorated with all the comforts of home! It just doesn’t get any better than sitting on the porch or deck enjoying the view of the lake while catching fish from the dock! Big Stone lake has public boat access ramps all around it’s 52 miles of shore line. We have plenty of parking for your vehicles or boat! Contact us if your interested in bringing a tent or rv. There are numerous places and parks for swimming and picnics all around the lake as well. Lakeside Oasis cabin’s name says it all! To bring your pet, you need to get prior approval and pay a pet fee. Please call or email.
          Home/Apartment
          4br Home/Apartment
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          • Wifi
          Enjoy the best family retreat, summer or winter, in this beautiful year round lake home located less than one (1) mile off scenic Minnesota Highway 7! Great space for everyone in this 4-bedroom, 1.75 bath home. Two queen beds, two full beds, two twin beds on the loft, and a bunk bed (2-twin beds) will nicely accommodate your family of 10. You can also rest easy knowing you have a fully equipped kitchen and 1,900 square feet of living space to spread out while enjoying a great movie on the flat screen tv, quiet time on the upstairs balcony overlooking the lake, or a beachside bonfire. If you are looking for some activities why not throw horseshoes in the yard while the kids enjoy the great treehouse? Or enjoy a round of golf while the kids ride bike through the wildlife refuge. Whatever you are looking for, this home and the entire area has what you need to relax and enjoy your home away from home. And if you have friends or family that enjoy camping, invite them along. The Big Stone Lake State Park is just around the corner. They have a nice beach, camping spots of various kinds, and fun activities for the kids.
          Cabin
          2br Cabin
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          This cabin comfortly sleeps 9 and has a nice deck to sit back, relax and enjoy the sun on your face and the great view of the lake. There is a full kitchen, one bathroom, (now with soft water), one bedroom with a queen bed, a large loft with a queen bed, a single bed, and a bean bag bed. There is also 2 sofas and a futon for sleeping. The cabin has a nice parking area for your vehicles. There is a good place to set up a tent on the property. So if tenting is something you enjoy, bring one along. On the property is a firepit so you can sit around and have good conversations, or just relax and enjoy some s'mores. The cabin is just steps from the water on one of the best walleye and perch fishing lakes in the area. Bring your own boat and use the dock and boatlift during your stay. There is also a paddle boat to use for your convenience. There are several places on the lake that rent jet skis, boats, and pontoons. Dock fishing can be exceptional, or enjoy the 26 miles of lake with your own boat. There is also a fish cleaning station on the lake. Big Stone City is a quaint little town only 2 miles from the cabin so if you need supplies you are only minutes away. If you can't find what you need there, Ortonville is only a mile from Big Stone City. There are state parks on Big Stone Lake for hiking, swimming, and there is a biking trail that goes into the wildlife management area, so bring your bikes along. If you are an avid golfer, Ortoville has an 18 hole golf course that is one of the nicest in the area. It is very peaceful in the Chautauqua area where the cabin is located. There is not a drive through road so besides the awesome view of the lake and the fantastic fishing it is also a very quiet area. Remember to bring your camera, besides the awesome views, you will want to photograph the wildlife in the area.
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          13 reviews
          3br Home/Apartment
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          • Wifi
          Country Lodge 2-day minimum Sleeps 6 -8. The Country Lodge is a beautiful year-round home with country decor throughout. We invite you to make it your “home away from home!” It is located 12 miles north of Ortonville on State Highway 7. The lake shore drive from Ortonville to the Lodge is the most scenic drive in the area. The Lodge features a master bedroom with a king-size bed on the main floor, two bedrooms on the lower level, with a full bath on each level. Towels and sheets are provided. The Country Lodge has a fully furnished kitchen (just bring your own food and drinks), dining room and living room (with wireless internet, expecting to have TV hooked up in September as we are waiting on new lines to be installed) on the main floor, and a large family room and laundry room with washer and dryer on the lower level. Off the kitchen facing the lake is a three-season porch where you can enjoy your morning coffee overlooking beautiful Big Stone Lake. The porch leads to a split-level deck attached to a two-car garage. The yard has gas grill, fire pit, and a staircase leading to the private dock and the boatlift. Ortonville has one of the most beautiful 18-hole golf courses in west-central Minnesota, and the area offers fishing, ice fishing, hunting, nature trails, bird-watching in the Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge, and is a wonderful area to simply relax and get away from it all! Public access to Big Stone Lake is one mile away. Sorry, no smoking and no pets.
          Hotel
          2br Hotel
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          Great rental for retreats, family vacation, honeymoon, anniversary, or any occasion to "get-away"! Rural lakeside property, on residential lot with Main House/Owners. Beautiful private Patio and large yard for relaxing, outdoor games or Events. Dining room seats 6 comfortably. Sleeps 6 Adults(or 8 with children). WiFi. Cable TV. Electric Range. Private well. Wildlife right in your front yard! DNR Boat Landing next door. Amazing lake views and beach access on entire peninsula! Hot spot for perch and walleye fishing from shore, docks, or by boat! Hunter/Fishermen or Retreat get-away! Awesome location any season.