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The Cabin on Amelia - LARGE year-around lake home on beautiful Lake Amelia!

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 dining rooms and LARGE rec room in center

We look forward to your visit to The Cabin on Amelia. In the heart of Central Minnesota’s lake country you will find the perfect place to enjoy a getaway with family and friends with something for everyone!

Lake Amelia is a 934 acre spring-fed lake with great water clarity. It is Pope County’s second deepest lake with a depth of 69 feet at its deepest point. The lake has something to offer for everyone. The public access is directly across the lake for your watercraft. Lake Amelia is perfect for swimming, fishing and water sports. The dock and lake shore shed are yours to use during your stay. You will enjoy fishing off the dock for pan fish and the occasional bass. The game fish sit on the edge of the drop-off very close to The Cabin. Just south of Amelia on State Highway 28 you will find a 24 hour bait shop.

The Cabin on Amelia is a year around rental, located on a beautifully landscaped hill. With 150 feet of shoreline it has fantastic views of the lake and stunning sunsets. Our large yard is perfect for yard games and includes a swing set for the kids. Have fun on the lake with 2 paddle boards, 2 single kayaks, a paddle boat and a canoe available onsite during your stay. Enjoy outdoor seating on the lakeside with beautiful views. At the end of the day you will find that there is plenty of room around the fire pit to relax, roast marshmallows and tell fish stories.

Our home is really 2 cabins in 1! It consists of TWO 3 bedroom cabins separated by a 1200 sq. ft. common room. This area has two screened porches… one for relaxing with a good book or good company and one of which boasts a Foosball table, multi-use game table and large stand-up freezer. We also have a collection of board and yard games, something for everyone! The sunken living area is set up with a bar, refrigerator, electronic dartboard, Bluetooth enabled portable stereo, a large seating area and a big screen “smart” television with DVD player, Direct TV and Netflix. FREE Wi-Fi is included. You will have all of the room you need and plenty to do indoors and out!

Each side of the cabin has 3 bedrooms, a full kitchen and living room with fireplace for cool evenings. The North side has two bathrooms, 2 king size beds, a crib, 2 bunk beds and a pull-out couch. The South side has one bathroom, 2 king size beds and a full size bed. Laundry facilities can be found on both sides. The Cabin sleeps 16 comfortably with 20 max. Each kitchen is fully equipped, bedrooms are supplied with plenty of comfortable bedding and each bath is equipped with towels for your indoor use.

Just a few hours drive from the Twin Cities your vacation will begin! From Alexandria, it will take you about 20 minutes to reach the northern shore of Lake Amelia. Located in Pope County, the lake is about 4 miles northeast of Glenwood. Villard is just a few miles away. These communities are home to many wonderful parks, lakes, recreational areas, shopping and community events. What could be better than going to The Cabin!

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Josh and Maren Ettesvold
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Josh and Maren Ettesvold

We are the Ettesvold Family! Though our rental on Lake Amelia is new, our time on Lake Amelia has been a life time! My husband and I grew up in Granite Falls, MN. Friends and family brought us to Lake Amelia and from that moment we were hooked! In 1997 we moved to Phoenix, AZ and missed lake time so much. We purchased a cabin just down the way in 2003 and sold it in 2013. After building a cabin in the White Mountains of Arizona, we found ourselves missing the cabin and our time on the lake.

Josh and Maren Ettesvold purchased this house in 2015

Why Josh and Maren Ettesvold chose Glenwood

Our goal for the cabin ultimately has always been to bring people together and build relationships! We met the previous owners of The Cabin on Amelia (La Quinta) years ago and we always thought it would be perfect cabin to bring people together and make memories. Fast forward to spring of 2015 - we found this cabin for sale. Perfect timing!

What makes this house unique

Our home is unique for so many reasons! 2 kitchens, 2 dining rooms and 2 laundry rooms (2 sets of front loading washers and dryers) is one of the biggest advantages. The rec room in the middle of the home is so perfect for adults and children alike. Have people who want to go to bed early? No problem, the home is large enough to accommodate that and still have a lively get together on the other side!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Glenwood

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 28 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Northside Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Northside Bedroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Southside Bedroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Northside bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Northside Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
    Southside Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Southside Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Southside Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
    Northside Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 cot
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The 15-20 guests have 3 pull out beds to choose from - 1 queen bed sofa pull out on the north side, 1 full bed sectional sofa pull out in the rec room and 1 sectional sofa pull out bed on the south side of the cabin.


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The Cabin on Amelia - LARGE year-around lake home on beautiful Lake Amelia!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews

Perfect for Large Group!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect getaway for our group of 19. We loved having the two "separate" with large area in-between. The owners were great and answered all questions quickly. We look forward to hopefully booking again with them in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 26/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A short family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed getting away to the Lake Amelia cabin. It was large enough that everyone could spread out and enjoy activities. Unfortunately it was a very cold (-20) weekend so outdoor activities and use of the porches weren’t able to happen. Throwing darts made up for it, but doesn’t burn off as much energy as skating on the lake! Maren and Josh were very responsive to our needs. Happy New Year to you both as well as your families. Carol

  • Review Submitted: 02/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic for large family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at the Cabin on Amelia! The home is decorated very nicely and was so comfortable for our family Christmas. Everyone had plenty of space and the two kitchens made preparing meals for 20 people a breeze! The large center room with darts and Netflix was a hit with the teens and tweens. It was too cold for the games in the three season porch, but in the summer, I'm sure the foosball table would have been well used, too! The owners were so helpful and answered questions quickly. Thanks for such a great time!

  • Review Submitted: 27/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with lots or room for our extended family, just as presented online

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at this wonderful home on Lake Amelia for a retirement celebration for my mom. We loved the layout with two full private sections with full kitchens and a large central gathering area. The lake, dock, yard, outdoor equipment, fire pit were well used and in excellent condition. Multiple fridge/freezers were very handy. Maren was great to work with, check in/out was smooth and she checked in regarding home temp and wireless connection during our stay. Would definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 04/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always so happy to hear of happy guests! I will say it is guests like you that make our job so much easier! Hope to see you again in the future!!
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Great place for large family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is roomy, yet cozy. The two sides works well for our family, allowing time together, and yet space to get away if you want. We enjoyed the paddleboards and paddleboat. The kids loved the playset, and we were able to sit around the campfire two evenings. The dartboard is a fun extra. We LOVE the extra freezer and fridge. Makes it easy to bring prepared meals and have a place to store them. The caretaker is friendly and very helpful if you have any questions. Our second trip here. We hope to return again!

  • Review Submitted: 24/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. We are so happy you enjoyed your time and happy to have you return! Hope to see you again soon!!
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Awesome Place!

  • 5 of 5

Had everything! Great weekend getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 21/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our property and so glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope to see you again soon!!
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Nearest Airport
66 Miles
St. Cloud Regional Aiport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Duffy's Roadhouse
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Minnewaska Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Duffy's Roadhouse
Car: recommended

Glenwood, Mn is home to Waterama! (From

"Our multiple day festival is located on the shores of beautiful Lake Minnewaska in Glenwood, Minnesota. Waterama offers something for everyone with a 100-unit Parade, Kiddie Parade, Water Shows, Pageants, Dances, Sporting Events, Races, Contests, and a Medallion Hunt. We offer Minnesota’s only Lighted Pontoon Parade followed by State of the Art Fireworks.

Other activities include Crazy Days Sales, Art and Craft Shows, Car Show, Community Worship Service in City Park and Kids Tractor Pull. These activities and more, along with times and dates, are listed on the Events Page.

With all these happenings, you’re sure to work up an appetite. Don’t miss Waterama’s food vendors! They offer hot eats and cool treats galore on the corner of South Lakeshore Drive and 2nd Street SW by City Park.

Waterama is always held the last full weekend in July. We invite you to come and enjoy everything Waterama has to offer. You’ll see why we’re the largest community celebration of its kind in West Central Minnesota!"


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Glenwood

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2018 part 2
8 Jul 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2018
30 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$371.72 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,351.7

Tax ID number 4059335
Additional rental rates and cleaning fees may be assessed with more than 16 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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