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Lake Retreat Close to Town and Enjoy Nature on Bike Trail

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Lodge, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Cozy cabin home on beautiful, shady, tree filled lot on private North Lake Drive of Lake Kampeska. Close to Kampeska Lodge for hunting and fishing advice and supplies, also convenient to Highway 20, for easy drive to Watertown and shopping or Lakefront dining at Lunkers Restaurant. There are three large parks and bike trails encircling the lake. Bike trail access is across the road going by the property.

South Dakota is famous for it's fishing and hunting. You can fish on the many nearby lakes for walleye, pike, and bass. Pheasants are heard daily from the property and duck, goose, and deer hunting are popular in the fall.

Watertown is known for the Terry Redlin Art Museum, Historic Goss Opera House, Casino Speedway Racing, and many other fun activities.

This property is 3.5 hours West of Minneapolis, MN on Hwy 212, 2 hours North of Sioux Falls, SD on Interstate 29, or 2.5 hours South of Fargo, ND on Interstate 29. Watertown is centrally located on the Eastern side of the Coteau Des Prairies Lake Region. It is an easy one day drive from The Black Hills of South Dakota and Mount Rushmore.

Keywords: lakefront home, dock, on north shore of Lake Kampeska

More Details

Paula Christensen
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

Why Paula Christensen chose Watertown

We grew up in the area and always enjoy the people, recreational options, and the change of seasons.

What makes this lodge unique

This property provides good family or group accommodation value compared to local area motels.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in Watertown

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Main level bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Upstairs bathroom in loft bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 bunk bed , Loft bedroom, also contains twin daybed, area sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) trundle bed in loft alcove upstairs, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen sofabed in living room, Bunk Beds (1) twin bunk beds in loft alcove upstairs
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • video player
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Dock with Bench and Ladder. NO beach in front of home, shoreline on North Lake Drive has big rocks. Swimming NOT recommended due to possible fishing tackle caught in the area from former guests


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(26 traveller reviews)

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Lake Retreat Close to Town and Enjoy Nature on Bike Trail
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 26 reviews

Paula was great. Answered questions promptly .

  • 5 of 5

Close to the lake..had all that we needed in the house. Loved the loft!had women from age 23 to 63 staying for a sister trip weekend and the property was just what we needed.Thanks to Paula for helping me through my first VRBO experience!

  • Review Submitted: 06/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. We try to keep the property in good shape, and I was glad that you emailed about the lawn chair that was was not immediately noticeable until you SIT on it. We just replaced the sofa bed also, so hopefully it is more comfortable for sleeping. We hope that you can come back again.
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We could have used a bit more space.

  • 3 of 5

There was no wi-fi, but I didn’t ask either. Very few TV channels. Had a great time out and about in the town!!! Totally enjoyed the Terry Redlin museum, shopping downtown, Goss Opera House, and many other places!

  • Review Submitted: 24/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. The cabin is rented more often in the summertime, and with the ability to go out into the lake and picnic areas, it seems less crowded! Hopefully, the fireplace made a cozy living room for your stay. We also like the Redlin Art Museum. We are glad that the weather was decent for your stay. Some winters, the weather makes it more difficult to travel.
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Great home base

  • 4 of 5

We met up with friends for the New Year's weekend. The weather was subzero so the gas fireplace was lovely. The kitchen was roomy but the floor was cold. That must be the old part of the home without a basement. So we wore shoes in that room. I loved the loft and think it'd be great for a family with small children. We didn't do much outside other than check out the Terry Redlin art center which was very informative. We did some beer tasting at Watertown Brewing company and wine tasting at Ghost Town winery. Overall, it was a great weekend. The house could use a little TLC with new paint but everything else was good- looked like the walk in shower was a newer and hot water wasn't a problem. I would love to come back in warmer weather.

  • Review Submitted: 01/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We try to keep the home in good repair. The walls get a little scuffed when guests rub against them. We touch up paint in the spring every year, with our spring carpet cleaning. The COLD weather the week of your visit (minus 15 degrees) made it difficult to keep ANYTHING warm! I am glad that the home heater was doing its job! It sounds like you enjoyed the areas attractions. We , too, like the Redlin art center, and Watertown has some new Brew pubs, and restaurants. We hope that you can return again to Kampeska rental.
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Very nice, casual and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six grand children, and eight adults had a lovely time at this home. It is lake side property, and the children spent all of the time they possibly could in the water. The water was clean and a nice temperature. They played for hours, and were very entertained. It was enjoyed by all of our family, and we will plan on another outing next summer at the same place. Thanks much. Sincerely, Pat and LeRoy Christofferson.

  • Review Submitted: 06/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. Although we cannot guarantee the weather or water temperature, Lake Kampeska has been known for its water sports/ activities. Often, water skiers skim by and are very entertaining. We are glad that you had a good stay, and hope that you can return again!
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Nice house

  • 4 of 5

We never could get the fire pit to light and/or stay lit. Otherwise everything was great.

  • Review Submitted: 21/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comment. If we had known about the fire pit while you were still there, we could have done some trouble-shooting, and fixed or replaced it. It is difficult to light when there is wind.... it is kind of like an open BBQ!! We hope that you can stay again in the future.
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  • 4 of 5

The only thing that could have maid it better is WiFi.

  • Review Submitted: 28/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We are thinking about WiFi, and will update the web site if we add it.
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Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Memorial Park or City Park on Lake Kampeska
Car: necessary

Lake Kampeska is noted for its recreational activities. Jet ski rental available in Watertown. Canoes can also be rented in Watertown.

Terry Redlin Art Center in Watertown is worth the visit.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$679.65

If stay cancelled within 60 days of occupancy or after final stay funds due, refund will be given in full if unit can be re rented to another guest for the same time period. Funds will be held for a future stay, if refund not allowed.

Guests agree NO SMOKING and NO animals allowed at any time.

Guests are adults over the age of 25 and responsible for safety.

Extra charge for over 6 guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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