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Beautiful, elegant, and recently restored Historic Lodge in Northern Minnesota

Bedrooms 4
Space 278 m²
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

4 bedroom up 10 people in a beautiful Minnesota Northwood's settin

Marcell Lodge is the newest lodging opportunity in the Edge of the Wilderness area and is located on Ranier Lake. The Marcell Lodge is a recently restored 2,500 sq ft 4 bedroom, 2 bath log cabin that is on the National Register of Historic Places. This unique, elegant, and beautiful lodge has a full kitchen, air conditioning, 3 levels, large indoor porch, private dock, swimming area, 2 bathrooms, laundry machines, and a very large great room! The Lodge is in a private setting but is located on the site of the Edge of the Wilderness Discovery Center so you are in close walking distance from a picnic shelter, interpretive trail, other historic buildings, a fishing pier, outdoor amphitheater, and the Discovery Center itself which includes modern interpretive displays, a gift shop, and environmental education programs throughout the summer. The Marcell Lodge also connects to the sidewalk system which leads to various businesses in Marcell and the Marcell Recreation Area which has a playground, tennis courts, and a paved trail.

Terrific Fishing

Located on Ranier Lake and the site of the Edge of the Wilderness Discovery Center

Private Dock & Swimming Area

Near Numerous Outdoor Recreation Opportunities

Campfire Pit


Boat w 15 hp motor, canoe, and paddle boat Included with rental

More Details

Property Manager
Tim Johnson
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2017

Why Tim Johnson chose Minnesota

We want to share this property, its history, and its stories.

What makes this lodge unique

This is a very unique and special property with terrific fixtures, historic appearance, heating, cooling, washer/dryer/, privacy, lakefront, dock, swimming area, and recreation activities for the entire family out the front door! Boat with 15 hp motor, canoe, and paddle boat are included.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in Marcell

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 278 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs - toilet , shower enclosure
    Main Level - toilet , bath (no shower)
  • bath, sink, stool upstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Main Level Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Main Level Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Upstairs Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
    Upstairs Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed
    Great Room - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beautiful, elegant, and recently restored Historic Lodge in Northern Minnesota
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

Exceeded my expectation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family week at the Lodge was wonderful! The Lodge is gorgeous, spacious and just so special historically! Great fishing, swimming and the sandbox for the kids was a huge hit! Great boats provided. Enjoyed the bonfire pit every night!

Staff was extremely friendly and very prompt on our request for more wood!

My family and I loved it and will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Cabin and Area!

  • 5 of 5

We had heard great things about this cabin and property from friends that had stayed here before. The cabin is beautiful and has all the accommodations you will need for an amazing getaway. The washer and dryer is a fabulous bonus and was appreciated since we have a larger family (5 kids)! The kitchen is beautiful and there are plenty of bedrooms and beds and dressers. The cabin is nicely maintained, clean and stocked with just about everything you need (from kitchen appliances to bed and bath linens and life jackets for adults and kids).

As a bonus, you get a nice boat and motor (normally an extra $50/day at most resorts) as well as a canoe and a paddleboat (kids loved the paddleboat)! The fishing was great as we caught a lot of pan fish and quite a few nice sized bass. We also enjoyed being able to walk to the naturalist programs held periodically. The nearby town of Marcell has a nice cafe and a very nice bait shop and convenience store.

Everyone was extremely nice and overall it exceeded our expectations! I would definitely recommend this cabin, especially if you have kids!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful lake & cabin. Pleasant & accommodating hosts. Much to do, and water craft ready for use.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful grounds that are well maintained. Great overall area for outdoor activity.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway!

  • 4 of 5

This cabin was just what we were looking for to have a nice, relaxing getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minnesota DNR style log cabin with resort cabin amenities - very nice!

  • 5 of 5

I've always admired the Minnesota DNR log cabins that were built in the 30's, and thought it would be fun to live in one for a few days.

The Marcell Lodge is just that, with some modern cabin amenities that add to it's comfort.

We spent a long weekend enjoying the rustic log cabin, that has been amazingly well maintained. For example, my wife recognized that logs in log cabins will collect dust, but the Marcell lodge was not dusty, and no cobwebs.

In fact it has some very comfortable amenities - a sizable kitchen, modern bathroom, air conditioning, and beds for ten!

Lake water quality is excellent, and there's a nice little beach for swimming.

We tried fishing with the boat (included) and quickly found that the lake is VERY deep. So - the family fished off of the lodge dock and fishing pier catching lots of sunfish, and some nice sized Large Mouth Bass. The park held a raptor demonstration while we were there, featuring a Falcon, Hawk and Owl. If you don't want to cook, the Timberwolf Inn is a nice, nearby restaurant and bar. The only concern for some might be the steep hill down to the lake. Otherwise it's a fun historical place to stay. We're considering an extended family event there next year!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Marcell Lodge is wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

We had so much fun at this beautiful cabin. Ranier Lake had lots of fish (perch, sunnies, bass...), a nice little sandy beach for the kids to play in and great boats to take us across. The cabin is clean and had everything we needed to prepare meals in the modern kitchen. We enjoyed the large kitchen table and also ate a few meals outside at the picnic tables after grilling our dinner.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Hibbing/Chisolm Airport Hibbing, MN
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Timberwolf Inn
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Golf on the Edge Bigfork, MN
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 38
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Pine Cone Soup and Sandwich Shoppe
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Mount Itasca
Nearest Beach
On site
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday lodge in Marcell

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
20 May 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$15 per night, per additional guest
2018 Peak Season
25 May 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee A$15.13 per person per night
Damage Deposit A$252.22

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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