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Don Aamodt

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Technicolor Autumn in a Timeless Cabin – Strawberry Lake Cabin

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Photos and Description of the Ogema vacation cabin rental

1 Bedroom Main Floor, Loft with Bed & Lakeview, 1 Bath

Few places can brag about autumns as astonishingly brilliant as the ones we enjoy Up North in the wilds of Minnesota.

And this log cabin, built by local Minnesota craftsmen in 2013 and tucked into a wooded lot bordering Strawberry Lake, welcomes you to a cozy getaway right in the center of some of the country’s most vivid fall beauty.


Every window at our Strawberry Lake Cabin frames a kaleidoscopic view of trees bursting into red, yellow, and orange. This is especially true of the cathedral windows encompassing the entire front of the cabin—from the main living area to the lofted bedroom. The vaulted ceiling and knotty pine/basswood walls increases the splendor of this part of the cabin, which also overlooks glittering Strawberry Lake.

Cozy up on the bench on the spacious deck facing the lake—a steamy mug of hot chocolate or coffee in hand—while the birds in the bright trees and on the mirrored water sing their last songs before heading south.

Or, on a sun-drenched day, sear some burgers on the gas grill and enjoy them on the screened porch. Then have a bonfire as the late-day sun’s gold light filters through the trees.

Did we mention the radiant, in-floor heating? Nothing beats it on a chilly autumn morning, or when you return from a crisp afternoon hike. Leave your boots at the door and give your toes a treat!


Couples love it here at our Strawberry Lake Cabin. Experience the easy romance of tucking into nature together and shaking off the stresses of everyday life. Unbound lake views greet you in the morning from the cozy, lofted bedroom, and a clear Minnesota sky full of stars lulls you into a deep sleep.

Plenty of autumn activities await active couples here, from hiking through golden forests, to biking lovely back roads, to exploring the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge (just 3 miles from the cabin) as the animals scurry to prepare for the long winter ahead.

Friends’ getaways—complimented by a bottle of Minnesota wine, maybe?—find a wonderful setting here, as well.

And families find a home-away-from home at Strawberry Lake Cabin. We have a highchair, a baby crib, and a washer/dryer for warm, fresh clothes for everyone mid-week.

No matter who you’re traveling with, we highly recommend a canoe trip out on Strawberry Lake. We provide the canoe for you! And the water here is calm and peaceful, with less motorboat traffic than on many of the lakes in this area. Not to mention the water clarity: spring-fed Strawberry Lake is so clear, you can see almost 17 feet straight down to the bottom!


There’s a timeless quality to Strawberry Lake and Northern Minnesota. As the setting for many of my own happy childhood memories (and the place where I proposed to my wife), the woods and lakes Up North hold a special place in my heart. I love being able to share the magic of this place with others—at a cabin built by people who live here in the area, too.

We’ve decorated the house with items that mean a lot to us, collected locally and around the world, and often leave a surprise or two for our guests.

Contact us today to book!

More Details
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Don Aamodt (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english


Nearest Airport
79 Miles
Hector International Airport, Fargo, ND
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Richwood Winery
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Three Bears Country Club (9 hole)
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Amtrak Station, Detroit Lakes, MN
Nearest Motorway
23 Miles
Highway 10, Detroit Lakes, MN
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Ice Cracking Lodge
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Maplelag Ski Resort (cross-country skiing)
Car: necessary

Strawberry Lake's pristine water clarity makes it a premiere destination for swimming, boating and fishing. This spring-fed lake provides clean, clear water with 12-15 foot visibility to the lake bottom.

Consider a dawn or dusk trail bike or car ride to nearby Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge; then, walk, run or ride the miles of backwoods trails to view the exceptional array of wildlife - Bald Eagle, Nesting Osprey, Trumpeter Swans, perhaps even a Woodcock or Gray Wolf...all of which we've seen in the refuge, and so many more wildlife viewing wonders.

During the Winter months, Tamarac offers more hiking and wildlife watching on cross-country skis, snowshoes, boots or by car.

Itasca State Park (headwaters of the Mississippi River) is 42 miles from Strawberry Lake Cabin - a lovely 53 minute drive.

Pilots and passengers are welcome - Strawberry Lake is a float plane accessible lake.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Ogema, Minnesota

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Season
Sep 7 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Season
Apr 28 2017 - Jun 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$167
Damage deposit C$402
Tax Rate 7.38%

$300.00 damage/security deposit is refundable.

Extra person fee applies to over four quests.

Credit cards are accepted, but payment by personal check is preferred.

A Service Fee is collected and retained by VRBO when payments are made using a credit card.

Check-in time is 3:00 pm M - Sat. & 4:00 pm Sun.; Check-out time is 11:00 am

Don & Cheryl Aamodt, Owners, Strawberry Lake Cabin

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Ogema

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 792 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Extra large shower with seat. Shampoo & Soap available.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom-Loft 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Portable crib
  • Master bedroom downstairs with queen sized bed. Loft with new 'Casper' queen sized bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge entrance is a three mile drive from our cabin. Itasca State Park (headwaters of the Mississippi River) is a forty-two mile drive from our cabin.

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