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Craftsman Character & European Antiques in this Stunning Lakeside Retreat!

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Craftsman on a Rural Lake, Upscaled with European Antiques!

Summit Lake Lodge is a beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3100 square foot home located on Summit Lake in Hadley, MN, with 125' of shoreline. The house sleeps 10 (with a max. of 12 to allow for infants & small children)

This 1930's Craftsman is filled with European antiques to offer you a getaway like no other. The home offers a full-service kitchen, television with DirectTV and DVD player, on-site laundry, fresh linens and towels, and a game room complete with board games and table soccer. We offer a canoe and life jackets free of charge for our guests, as well as two additional canoes, a pedal boat and a row boat available for daily rentals, a boat dock to fish from, and a fire pit with firewood available for purchase. We'd love to have you and your companions enjoy a ladies getaway, scrapbooking or quilting retreat, family reunion or vacation getaway here!

Summit Lake Lodge features appealing landscaping with a bench along the shore to watch and listen to the wildlife, let the children play and swim along the shoreline, pet the horses in the pasture or sit out on the deck enjoying the quiet and peacefulness of rural Minnesota. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish, crappie and largemouth bass here.


Guests will have the opportunity to spread out in this large home and have the freedom to explore around this quiet, family-friendly lake. With a large, fully-equipped kitchen, you can prepare your meals as you like as you spend your day enjoying your friends and family. Come to Summit Lake Lodge to recharge and renew your spirit. You won't be sorry!

Slayton is only 5 miles away and has much to offer for all ages and interests. Step back in time in the historic Dinehart/Holt House and the Murray County Historical Museum (my favorite time to see it is when they have it all decked out for a haunted Halloween). Pick apples at the apple orchard north of Slayton, splash in the zero entry pool or zip down the giant water slide at Slaytona Beach West in the summer, and enjoy one of the several parks anytime of the year. With a bustling downtown, Slayton offers a wide variety of shops. Stop by the local bakery early so that you don't miss out on their fabulous glazed yeast donuts, then head over to Left Bank Cafe for fresh roasted coffee. Now that you have fuel for shopping, you'll have to decide whether you'd like to pick up something unique and flashy at One Stop Diva Shop or admire the beautiful home decor items at The Hut. If you're looking to update your wardrobe, you won't want to miss a stop at Geyerman's. My personal favorite store in Slayton is Second Wind Antiques & More, which has a wide array of bargains and a continually changing inventory. After you've worked up an appetite, you will have a number of restaurants to choose from including Pizza Ranch, Subway, Hub Drive Inn, Left Bank Cafe, or The Grain Exchange. Pizza Ranch will deliver to Summit Lake Lodge as well, or you can take subs back to enjoy on the deck.

A stay at Summit Lake Lodge will provide you a private lakeside getaway just off Hwy. 30 between Lake Wilson and Slayton. For reference, Pipestone is 23 miles to the west, Marshall Is 38 miles to the north, and Worthington is 35 miles to the south, and it is 74 miles from Sioux Falls, SD. The renowned Wilder Pageant in Walnut Grove, MN, is a quick 35 miles away, and on the way is the Wheels Across the Prairie Museum in Tracy, MN. For some family-friendly hiking, playgrounds, a lookout tower and a historic cabin, spend the day exploring 700 acre Garvin County Park, which is north of Slayton on Hwy 59.

More Details

Property Manager
Stephanie Korver
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Stephanie Korver

Kyle and I grew up in the area, married just out of high school and attended college together at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. Kyle commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force in 1997 and we have been stationed in Oklahoma, Alaska, North Dakota, Belgium, Kansas and Germany. In fall 2010, the kids and I moved to this home in SW MN to be near my parents while Kyle deployed to Qatar for 16 months. This home now houses our antiques that we acquired from our overseas travels, provides us a vacation home while we continue our Air Force adventure, and is our long-term 'forever home' which we plan to move back to when Kyle's Air Force career has reached its end.

Stephanie Korver purchased this house in 2010

Why Stephanie Korver chose Hadley

Kyle and I wanted a home in SW MN, near family, that would provide the kids and I a retreat while he served our country during a 16-month deployment. We love antiques, homes with Craftsman character, and the serenity of rural lake life, and this home fit our family perfectly. It just so happened that my parents had done much of the work years earlier when my dad purchased pasture land surrounding Summit Lake in Hadley, MN, as an anniversary gift for my mother in 1997. Over the years, they developed the property, parceling out large lots and selling them to the public. They moved their 1936 Craftsman home from nearby Iona, MN, in 2002, placing it on a full basement, attaching a 3+ garage and remodeling the kitchen. My parents agreed to sell the home to us in 2010, and it allowed them to downsize to a smaller home across the road. We look forward to being able to spend more time there in the future with the incredible views, relaxing lake activities, and the calm of nature. Summit Lake Lodge symbolizes family, togetherness, and the simplicity of rural lake life and holds a very dear place in our hearts.

What makes this house unique

This home is a true gem because it is wonderfully decorated in European antiques and treasures picked up in Belgium, France, and Germany. It has Craftsman character, oak floors, and a view of the lake that is sure to lower anyone's blood pressure. Summit Lake Lodge is a perfect mix of high class design and relaxed livability. Even with all of our world travels, rural Summit Lake in SW MN is truly our favorite place to be!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Hadley

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Level Bathroom Attached to Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Three full baths, each with its own tub/shower combination. One bathroom per level.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main Floor Bedroom - 1 queen
    Sunrise Room Upstairs - Red Room - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed
    Sunset Room - Upstairs - 1 king , King can be separated into two twins
    Master Suite in Lower Level - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Can be arranged as three twin beds
  • King size beds (2) One king bed upstairs which can be made into two twins, as well as one king bed in the ground floor bedroom which can be made into two twins, and a third twin bed in that room., Queen size Beds (1) One queen bed in main floor bedroom would be great for someone with limited mobility and not wanting to go up/down stairs., Double Beds (1) One double bed in upstairs bedroom with twin daybed and additional pull-out mattress., Twin or Single Beds (6) The possibility of 6 twins (plus an additional pull-out twin) in 3 bedrooms if no king beds are needed., Child Beds (1) Toddler daybed in upstairs sitting area was handcrafted from an antique 3/4 bed from France., Baby Cribs (1) Pack and play available to be set up in any room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • porch/lanai ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We have a fire pit outdoors, and fire wood is available locally or you may bring your own. Horses nearby are always available for petting, and occasionally for a group wagon ride at no cost to our guests. (Although Dale will graciously accept tips!) There is good fishing in the lake, with a variety of fish including 3 ft northern pikes that have been caught right off the bank by the house. Just a short walk away, we offer a private, small, sandy beach to our guests that will give the kids great memories of swimming in the lake! Our property offers a unique, European bed and breakfast feel combined with Minnesota hospitality, the privacy of a home on the prairie, and a genuine escape from the busyness and stresses of normal life. Get away from it all at Summit Lake Lodge...and leave refreshed, re-energized and recharged!


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Relaxing Getaway at the Lake!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation at the cabin by the lake! Enjoyed the quiet, peaceful lake, some great fishing for the kids, and the local hangout in Hadley! Canoeing was a blast with the family! :)

  • Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hadley House, Christmas 2017

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed in this home 5 years now and it has worked out well for us. The property manager lives across the street and is very attentive to any needs that arise.

  • Submitted: 2-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Modern lodging option on the prairies

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the comfort and location of this home during a family Christmas gathering. The home and yard provide plenty of space for indoor and outdoor activities no matter the season.

  • Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Three coworkers and myself stayed at this property for a few weeks in December and it worked out exactly as we planned. The beautiful views from the house made for a very relaxing work place while we were here. We literally watched the lake completely freeze over in a day, and by the end of our trip we were watching locals set up and ice fish which was really neat. Dale and Cindi across the street were extremely helpful and always willing to try and make our stay as comfortable as possible. They have an absolutely adorable dog that would come and visit everyday when we pulled up. We referred to him as the walking whiskey barrel, you'll know what I'm talking about when you see him! Great place and great people. Slayton is five minutes from the house which has good places to eat and shop for necessities. The only thing that I can think of that would have made the trip better would be the water pressure, which may have had something to do with the time of the year that we were there. All in all a great place to stay and relax. Thank you for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: 19-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Was a great get away! Quiet & relaxing! Can't wait to come back!

  • 4 of 5

Had lots of room for us 3 famiiIes. Kids enjoyed the dock, lake, & canoe. Us ladies took in the shopping in Slayton but disappointed a few downtown shops were closed due to the Labor Day weekend. Husbands enjoyed 2 days of golfing in Slayton. Definitely a great weekend!

  • Submitted: 4-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Great location for our families to have a mini-reunion. Wonderful views and well-appointed home. The kids all loved the games and the canoe. Our second time staying at the home and we hope to come again in the future.

  • Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Small plane airport on west side of Slayton
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Hadley Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Slayton Country Club, well-designed 9 hole course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
County Rd Hwy. 30, State Hwy. 59
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Numerous options in Slayton, MN
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Small beach for guests at Summit Lake
Car: necessary

Fishing, boating and swimming in 81 acre Summit Lake. Walking trails, park, ball field (featuring Hadley Buttermakers) and a Community Center with meals, refreshments and ice nearby. A short walk away, Camp Summit offers full hook-up sites for RVs and campers, as well as a Rainbow Playground.

Added features include bustling downtown shopping (antiquers and bargain shoppers will enjoy Second Wind on Main Streetand The Hut has gorgeous decor items), restaurants, churches, parks, grocery store, and beautiful 9-hole golf course 5 miles away in Slayton, MN. The swimming pool in Slayton is a fun stop for families with a zero entry pool with sprinklers, twisting water slide, and diving board. Murray County's largest lake is Lake Shetek, only 15 miles away.

Murray County also hosts a looped portion of the Casey Jones Bike Trail near Currie. Heading north on the bike trail from End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum you observe farm crops up close, tall corn, soybeans thick with pods and new mown alfalfa perfumes the air. Then Lake Shetek named by the Dakota (means Lake Pelican) meanders north around the headwaters of the Des Moines River at the Currie Dam. Here kingfishers dive for minnows and families picnic while watching their fishing poles. Rest spots, scenic overlooks, the Shetek Monument, Smith Lake, wildflowers, birds and animals enhance the bike trail and when you return to End-O-Line Park, a tour and indoor/outdoor fun for the whole family can be enjoyed. The bike trail is approximately six miles of hard surface, easy-rolling hills.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Hadley

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Summer Season
May 26 2018 - Jun 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest
High Peak Summer Season
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest
Peak Summer Season
Aug 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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