Two wood fire pits, a gas firepit, a hot tub, great fishing, plenty of board & yard games. It is well suited for your large family. Located 3:05 from Maple Grove and 1 hour from Fargo - it is a great getaway. Please see below for all the details. Cotton Lake is provides a rare combination of size (1800 acres is a big lake) and solitude. Even on the busiest of weekends, the lake is quiet compared to most large lakes. Unless you try really hard, you will not see the neighbors. This is a big differentiation vs most properties in the area. On most properties your neighbors will be close enough where you can hear their conversations and they can hear yours. At our place, we need to be respectful of the neighbors but you will not see them from the beach area at all. You can see the road from the West facing windows but that is it.
It is the epitome of an 'up north' cabin with soaring eagles and howling loons. I guarantee you will see plenty of both during your stay. If you are interested, pontoon boat rental is available as well for an extra charge from a 3rd party that will deliver the pontoon right to the lake.
For 2021, we are renting a 22 foot pontoon. This is not included as part of the rates advertised above but is available with an extra rental agreement and for a fee. It is not too fancy but is clean and runs like a champ. For an extra $200 per day, it is a deal as the local marinas will charge much more.
Despite its solitude, the cabin offers all the creature comforts of a year round home including a dishwasher, WiFi with 50mps speed, two TVs and Air Conditioning.
If the weather tuns or you just want to run into town, the City of Detroit Lakes is 9 miles south. DL is a great touristy town with great little shops, boat and jet ski rentals and a population of about 8,800. Detroit Mountain, about 7 miles to the south, is a year round recreation center with downhill skiing in the winter and mountain biking in the summer. Both bikes and skis are available for rent. DM has great XC skiing trails as well but if that is your thing, you may want to head to Maplelag which is 22 miles north.
Five miles west is a gun range if you want to shoot stuff. Five miles south you can tube the Ottertail River with an outfitter for $10 per person which is fun and is a great way to kill two hours on a sunny afternoon.
Cotton Lake has it's own restaurant, Curley's which has great food including steaks, prime rib, burgers with a pool table and juke box etc. Curley's is a ice fishing destination as they plow an ice road every year. Although you can walk directly from our place in to pop a hole in the ice, you may opt for a quick 1 mile drive to Curley's so you can drive your rig ( UTV, truck etc) directly onto the ice. You can take your snowmobile directly from our driveway to the lake. Minnesota DNR Snowmobile trails 272 and 275 both run across Cotton Lake. Park your sleds in our driveway and access hundreds of miles of trail, we take the run from Cotton Lake up to Elbow Lake a few times per winter.
The cabin has great views of the lake and of sunsets but that also means steps to the lake. Although there are 27 steps from the house to the beach, there is a private gravel road to the beach area as well should you prefer to drive up and down. We own this road and it a great way to get grandma and grandpa up and down (although our 92 year old grandpa can make the trip via stairs).
Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge flanks the North Side of Cotton Lake for those interested in birding, hiking or biking. TNWF, at 66 sq miles, features a learning center with regularly scheduled programs. If you are into horseback riding, take a peek at Timberline Horse Ranch about 6 miles away, for $45 Ann will take you on an hour long trail ride on one of her awesome horses.
The big grocery store is 10 miles away with a convenience store located two miles down the road.
In summary - there are plenty of things to do in the area should you be interested in something other than enjoying your very own beach :-) If you have any questions about our place or the area, please let me know and I will be glad to help. We use the place quite a bit in the summer time but are happy to rent M-F during the summer. During fall, winter and spring, we are happy to rent nearly anytime.
Three notes -
The second bathroom is a 3/4 bath (sink, tub and toilet - no shower).
WiFi doesn't work everywhere - just in the main are of the cabin.
We ask that you leave the place clean including washing and drying the sheets and towels prior to departure to ready the place for the next guest. Of course we clean between guests but the laundry takes awhile so we need your help there.
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Policies and Rules
|Check In||2PM - Flexible|
|Check Out||12PM (noon)|
Check in will depend on the time of the year. We like to meet our guests to give them a quick tour then quickly get out of their way. More and more often however, we share the rotating electronic key code and you check yourself in and out.
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Privacy. 320' of Shore Line. Detroit Lakes. is a Cabin located in Rochert, Minnesota, United States. This Cabin is available for short term lodging and accommodates 11 guests
Privacy. 320' of Shore Line. Detroit Lakes. has 4 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Aug 2020
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