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Eileen Menefee

Member since: 2011
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Private Log Lodge Nestled In Chippewa National Forest On Secluded Lake.

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Remer holiday house

3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 11

Nestled in the Chippewa National Forest 3 1/2 hours north of the Twin Cities and 5 minutes out of Remer is 17 acres with a handscribed log lodge on Upper Milton Lake waiting for you to come relax and enjoy nature. It is a birdwatcher’s paradise with eagles, osprey, herons, bitterns and many other songbirds calling it home. The North Country National Scenic Trail intersects the driveway lending access to miles of trails and wilderness where you’ll find wildflowers, berries, grouse, woodcock, deer, bear, and timber wolves. Whether you want to cast a line off the floating dock in everyone’s “secret” fishing lake, gather around the campfire watching the northern lights or sit cozily inside by the fireplace this Northwood’s retreat is the place for you.

Amenities: Come get away from it all.. The log lodge was built in the 1980’s by the owner and her husband with the logs taken from the land on which the house stands. The shoreline with its water lilies floating alongside the dock was left natural so all could enjoy the way nature intended it to be. New Screenhouse with lakeview being constructed!

The Lodge is 2 ½ story walkout with deck around the main level. The upper loft is a bedroom with a queen-size bed overlooking the living room and a panoramic view of the lake. The main floor has an open floor plan with kitchen, dining room and living room. The gas fireplace is ready with a flick of a switch. There is also a bedroom with twin beds and a full bath on this floor. A spiral staircase leads to the lower level that has a bedroom with queen-size bed, a family room with pull out couch, full bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room.

Down at the lake is a floating dock with a Otter Island Swim raft, along with a new aluminum paddle boat, 2 kayaks, and a 12 ft aluminum row boat.

Activities and Attractions: Birdwatching: Many of the most sought-after birds in North America can be found. These include the Great Gray Owl, Bald Eagle, Boreal Owl, Northern Goshawk, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Black-backed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee, Gray Jay, Connecticut Warbler, Yellow Rail, Herons, Bitterns and Swans. In the winter you can also see the Snowy Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, Northern Shrike, Gyrfalcon, and Snow Bunting, crossbills, redpolls and winter finches.

Fishing: Fish right on Milton or other area lakes, Graves, Sand, Thunder, Woman or Long Lake which are minutes away. Minnesota’s premier walleye lakes, Leech, Big Boy, Winnibigoshish are within a 40 miles radius.

Boating: Bring your canoe, kayak or motorboat for the many area lakes. Boy River, 10 miles away, is a canoe route; maps available through the Chippewa National Forest.

Photography: Whether its wildflowers, birds or wildlife you are sure to find many subjects to snap. DNR has been doing a wolf/ deer study just out our backdoor.

Fantastic Hunting and Birding Lodge: Northwoods Log Lodge is a prime area for bird watching, bird hunting and big game hunting. Special rates for hunters. Public land out your doorstep for 5 miles. National Scenic North Country Hiking Trail runs down the dirve into the house. Close to Johnson Lake Grouse hunter hiking trails and numerous logging roads. Pheasant hunting game farm within 15 miles. Big Rice Lake just south of Remer for duck hunters and many pot hole lakes in Chippewa National Forest. Deer hunting paradise out the back door on owners land.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Eileen Menefee (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Eileen Menefee

In 1980, my husband, Roger and I moved north to fulfill our dream of living in the north woods. We lived in a tepee until the end of Oct. while we attempted our first construction project of building the basement for our to be log home. We had many friends come and help. It took many years to complete the log house as we had minimal money and equipment. The logs are from the property and were all hand peeled by myself while pregnant! We basically lived off the land eating fish, venison, rabbit, and all organic garden produce. Sadly my husband, Roger, passed away in 2006 from cancer. I dam attempting to keep this piece of my heart so turned it into a vacation rental to cover the costs of owning it. I have since married a wonderful man, Ed, who also lost his wife to cancer. I had to move north to Squaw Lake as we run a 1000 hive apiary. We live in another beautiful home that Ed and his wife, Nancy, built. Keeping bees keeps us busy!

Eileen Menefee purchased this house in 1975

Why Eileen Menefee chose Minnesota

The beauty of the woods and privacy of the lake sold me on this land 41 years ago. You get a sense of calm from being in this area.

What makes this house unique

It is very private and the wildlife, wildflowers, and beauty abound in this area.


based on 26 traveller reviews

Private Log Lodge Nestled In Chippewa National Forest On Secluded Lake.
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews

A wonderful, peaceful cabin.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here as a family, ranging in age from 9 to 70. It was the perfect location, as it has beautiful, easy walks and several options for boating on the lake. We loved taking out the kayaks, canoe, row boat and paddle boats to just cruise around the lake. We fished, watched for beavers and otters, and saw several eagles. The cabin is comfortable, clean, and very cozy.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted that you had such a great time! Love it when families are able to all enjoy it no matter what the age! Thank you and please visit us again! Eileen and Ed
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Very quiet and private with all the comforts you need and more.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for returning for another visit! I love having you back enjoying yourselves. Eileen and Ed
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Beautiful place and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Eileen is so easy to communicate with and her cabin is wonderful. There is so much to do if you want to just stay there. We fished, paddleboated, paddleboarded, kayaked, canoed, and walked some trails. It's so quiet, and being one of two cabins on the lake makes the lake just as quiet. The cabin had almost everything we needed which made traveling from Ohio easy because we didn't have to lug all that extra stuff with us. There are some neat towns if you want to go do something. This was our second time staying at the cabin, and I definitely think we will go back. It's wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you thank you!, You were wonderful guests. Looking forward to having you and your family back anytime!
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Getaway to the north woods

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent time at this lovely log cabin in the woods last week. The cabin sits on a hill so the deck is tree level and we had a great view of many of the birds in the area. Of course the 4 hummingbirds were at the feeder multiple times a day and always provided entertainment. We enjoyed the quiet and total isolation on the lake. We enjoyed the kayaks, paddleboat and row boat. We also played bocce one night on the lawn. It was Harvest Festival in Remer where we wandered in to hear the music and check out the antique stores. It was a perfect combination of action and much needed rest and relaxation. Many thanks for the honey-we had it daily on toast and in oatmeal. We'll be back again for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. I am glad you had a relaxing nature filled time. Please do come back! Eileen
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Northwoods cabin stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at this cabin. Very private and quiet, great to have the lake basically to ourselves, (I think we saw one other boat there during our stay). We enjoyed the great space, room for all of us with extra to spare. It was a great place to relax and just unwind. The owners do a great job of stocking the pantry with the basics which was great! Great that it was air conditioned and of course my kids were very pleased to have wifi.:) Fishing was ok, had to work to get the fish that we did for our fish fry but it was good none the less!

Owners were super cooperative and easy to communicate with for our stay and they had everything ready when we arrived. We travel to Itasca State Park and other attractions in nearby Grand Rapids. Don't forget to Loving Scoopfuls in Reemer! Delicious!

Highly recommend to anyone to consider this place for a stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive comments! Great to have the family enjoy the local attractions and the lake! Eileen and Ed
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It was really nice stay, so quiet and nice views

  • 5 of 5

Nice, so quiet,we enjoyed our stay.

Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review and comment on our Log house. Love to have you back. Eileen and Ed
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Remer, Minnesota

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3 night minimum stay

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Refundable Damage Deposit A$326
Cleaning A$131 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.88%

Weekly $900 - $1400
Depending on season weekly rates are $700 off peak to $1400 peak season.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Remer

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Basement Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Main floor Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main floor bedroom - 2 single bed
    Basement Bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Loft bedroom - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , 2 sofa bed/futon , Twin bed is in small room off of bedroom.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wooden decking
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Smoking only allowed outside.