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Lake Cabin on Beautiful Big Sugarbush Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Weekly rentals summer, 2 day min fall and spring if available

2 bedroom plus, spacious deck overlooking the peaceful and brilliant lake, private log cabin, full amenities including washer and dryer, full kitchen with all appliances, one of the clearest and cleanest lakes in Minnesota. A unique cabin hide-a-way set in the majestic deep Minnesota woods next to a fun and beautiful private sand beach, fire pit and true nature. Great for nature walks, relaxing, watching sunsets on the lake, good fishing. Enjoy the loon calls and lots of wildlife. Pontoon available for rent. Special boat conditions: any boats must be cleaned and certified as free of invasive species and jet skies are not allowed. Pets are welcome!

Penny Aguirre
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Penny Aguirre

My parents came to sugarbush when I was a youngster more than 30 some years ago and I now have a home there as do many of my relatives. It was such a gift to know and love this lake. I also own the local winery, Richwood Winery, and spend most of the summer in paradise.

Why Penny Aguirre chose Ogema

My parent's home is special as it has a beach, which is rare in this tree-lined , often steep banked lake. It is has been completely updated to provide modern conveniences while keeping the charm of the log cabin in the woods that my parents created.

What makes this cabin unique

Pontoon available for rent (the preferred method of cruising the lake), a canoe, kayaks, beach, very isolated on a private dead end road. Dogs are welcome and because it is so isolated, most have been able to freely run round without worry. Internet, cable, Netflix, blue ray are also there if you want it. To be on one of the cleanest lakes in Minnesota with wild life abundant is an experience I want to share with others.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Ogema

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Toilet paper will be available.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Main floor bedroom has a new queen bed, fully furnished with a fully lit closet and large scenic window with a view of the thick and gorgeous woods. Second floor has an open studio type space with a quality futon and comfortable mattress next to another large ceiling to floor size scenic window that overlooks the lake. Next to the studio space area is another bedroom with two queen beds, fully furnished with a small closet and side secret storage built into the walls. This space looks like a quaint little attic and feels like a comfy sanctuary. It also has a ceiling to floor scenic window that overlooks the woodland in the front of the cabin.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Lake Cabin on Beautiful Big Sugarbush Lake
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Rochester, mn

Awesome family weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I with our 4 young kids rented this cute cabin for Labor Day weekend. We had so much fun. The cabin was really cute, nice updated kitchen with everything you could need. It was really clean and we all slept great. We rented Penny's pontoon boat which was awesome, did tons of fishing and swimming. There is a little sandy beach which my kids loved to play. The water around the dock is shallow and clear sandy bottom, great for wading and splashing around. My boys caught baby snapping turtles (we saw 3!) and a baby snake too. Our last night we had a fire and smores. It was nice to have access to the canoe and kayaks and the washer and dryer were good to have too because the kids got really dirty playing outside. There is also a hammock by the lake which was a nice touch. Penny was a great host, helpful and easy to get a hold of. The only thing I would suggest is if you bring a toddler who is not great with stairs yet, you might want to bring a baby gate along, out 18 month old loved the stairs going up stairs and just had to watch her really close since we couldn't really keep her off of them. We really hope to return someday, we had a great time!

  • Review Submitted: 09/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a great time and I was glad to have stopped by just in time to see the baby snapping turtles. I Will get a baby gate for the cabin great idea. I hope you will make it your lake home again sometime. Penny
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st paul mn

Very comfortable cabin on the lake north of Detroit Lakes

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed spending a fall weekend at the cabin. Comfortable furniture , pretty views of the lake. Steps away from the water...Just a very cozy feeling that made us feel at home right away. The cabin is in a woodsy location maybe 25 minutes north of Detroit Lakes.

  • Review Submitted: 08/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your lake time at my cabin up North!! Penny
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Great find! Beautiful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Very quiet, relaxed atmosphere on Big Sugarbush Lake. This cabin was perfect for our family. Penny was easy to work with and very accommodating. This was our first vacation with our dog, and she loved it! Our kids enjoyed boating (we rented the pontoon at the property), kayaking, and exploring Northern Minnesota. We appreciated having the beautiful lake nearly all to ourselves, and we loved seeing eagles, loons, and otters around the lake. Fun vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 19/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Nikki, I am so glad that you enjoyed the cabin. It was fun to see little Ruby running around free and to see you all enjoy the lake toys. enjoy the rest of your summer and come back sometime! Penny
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Beautiful Cabin In The Woods!

  • 5 of 5

Penny was a gracious host! Her remote cabin in the wood was just as pictured. Our Garmin was a little confused as to where it was but we did find it. It was about a mile from where the Garmin stopped us.

We did see various woodland creatures during our stay and the fishing was good. Most days we had the lake to ourselves. We had boat problems and Penny was very helpful with a battery charger and extension cord for us to use.

What would have been helpfully was detailed directions for the use of the TV. Hubby figured it out.(We just aren't techie people)

If staying at Penny's cabin make time to visit the Richwood Winery which she also owns. Beautiful view of the vineyard with a backdrop of the water.

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent cabin- private, great location near Detroit Lakes & Park Rapids, all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

Penny was a perfect host and great communicator. The log cabin was beautiful with nice decor - updated while still having that up north cabin feel. Quiet and private - nice dock, fire pit, and pontoon. Great kitchen and family room with all of the electronics you want. Perfect rental!

  • Review Submitted: 18/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelly---So glad you had a good time, come back again!! Thanks so much for the review! Penny
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Nice, quiet location for vacation!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this cabin for a week. It was just as explained in the description and the pictures. The cabin was well stocked with towels, chairs, and kitchen utensils. The cable wasn't working, but that didn't matter to us as we weren't there to watch TV. The lake was beautiful! Very quiet and peaceful. The sandy beach was perfect for our kids. We enjoyed using the kayaks in the evenings. We had some maintenance issues with the cabin that needed to be addressed during our stay, however Penny and her cousin were helpful and accommodating in getting these issues fixed in a timely manner. Visiting the winery nearby is a must!

  • Review Submitted: 18/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
79 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Richwood Winery
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Three Bears Country Club (9 hole)
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
23 Miles
US Hwy 10
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Ice Cracking Lodge
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Detroit Mountain
Car: necessary

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge, lake activities, Shooting Star Casino only 25 minute drive, Richwood Winery only 7.5 minutes away with music on the weekends.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$94.62
Pet Fee AU$67.59

Friday to Friday preferred!
Cancellation up to one month prior to arrival is required to receive a 100% refund.
Credit Card required at checkin time to cover any repairs or damages.
Pontoon Rental is available for $60/day or $350/week plus tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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