Guest Reviews


Amazing Girls Weekend

It was an amazing trip - and your cabin certainly created the perfect ambiance for our girls weekend. What we loved: -Well set up kitchen (hello, garlic press!) - bring your gourmet meals and get ready to cook! -clean cabin with everything ready to use -quiet lakefront, neighbours present, but VERY quiet!!! -we saw an eagle!!! We heard an owl! Amazing to be so close to/in nature -Wonderful up-to-date information in the binder of the surrounding area. -Wi-fi access a must (and was appreciated) because cellular is not an option on the lake We didn't use the canoe. It was rainy on Saturday, we stayed inside mostly, and then went to the winery. BUT, it would have been easy and fun to do! Maybe next time?

by Adine S. from Twin Cities. Submitted Date of Stay:

Fall Getaway

My husband and I had a great stay at the cabin, which lived up to our expectations in every way! From the beautiful decor to the well-supplied kitchen, it felt like home. With a gorgeous view! Although the weather was cool, we enjoyed hiking on nearby trails and got out in the canoe a few times on Saturday to paddle through water, as still as glass. The fire pit and CDs provided entertainment for us each night, as well as the owls and whatever was splashing around in the water. We even saw a few shooting stars! Thank you for supplying such a relaxing and comfortable space. We hope to return someday.

by Kristine D. from St. Louis Park, MN. Submitted Date of Stay:

Spring Season Vacation

It was a lovely time -- including major dragonfly and mayfly hatches! Very peaceful and comfortable. Enjoyed your DVD collection most every evening. Caught up with many of my classmates that are still in the area, as well as family. A delightful two weeks. We'll definitely be back.

by Ward Benshoof from Glendale, CA.. Submitted Date of Stay:

October Getaway

It was a great visit. We brought the two kids along, went canoeing twice, built a fire in the pit, grilled dinner, daughter made leaf piles, and had a nice overall time. We'd like to come again one day or maybe build one of our own. We have the cabin fever now.

by Kevin B. from Moorhead, MN. Submitted Date of Stay:

August Vacation

Our stay was fantastic. We loved the cabin, lake, and area. It was a really relaxing stay and we would love to come back next year. The weather was mostly ideal. We had some rain Saturday night into Sunday am. Then it was cooler, but warmed up by Tuesday. We took the canoe out on the lake twice and did some fishing in various places, but did not catch much. We were sitting on the dock one day and a bullhead catfish came swimming around. I have never heard so many loon calls and it was really great for us to just listen to them out there. We saw some on the lake while out canoeing, but they were shy.

by Jack W. from Rochester, MN. Submitted Date of Stay:

Perfect Lake Retreat

Thanks Don! We had a great time at your cabin. It is so beautiful at Strawberry Lake and your cabin was perfect for us. We would love to visit again. Me and my husband and 1 year old daughter were looking for a nice lake retreat to enjoy while we were in Minnesota - we found it at Strawberry Lake Cabin.

by Kat Coughlan from Boulder, CO.. Submitted Date of Stay:

June stay at Strawberry Lake Cabin

My husband, adult daughter and I enjoyed our stay at your lovely, open and airy yet cozy cabin. Everything we needed was there, including charcoal for the grill and fully stocked kitchen. We enjoyed eating out on the deck and we were able to take the canoe out to explore the lake a couple of times when the weather permitted. The beds were comfortable and your wide collection of movies was appreciated on a rainy afternoon. You have a very lovely lake place and grounds and I thank you for sharing it with us.

by Jackie M. from Mahtomedi, MN.. Submitted Date of Stay:

Strawberry Lake Cabin in the Spring

We had a wonderful stay at the cabin! I wish the weather would have been better, but we made the best of it! We appreciated all of the movies, especially since we were inside more than we would have liked. The cabin was very clean and inviting. My husband and son even braved the wind and waves and took the canoe out. They came back a bit wet, but with smiles on their faces! I would love to bring back some ladies to the cabin in the future. I have a group of women from across the US who are my "Safari Sisters." We are always looking for a little reunion. We met hunting in Africa, so I guess you could say we like adventure! I will definitely keep Strawberry Lake Cabin in mind.

by Tamar B. from Bismarck, N.D.. Submitted Date of Stay:

Perfect Mini-Getaway with our Baby Girl

If I could rate this Cabin a 10 I would, because we enjoyed every second spent at this Cabin which was super cozy with spectacular and breathtaking views, especially from the loft area where we slept with our baby girl. On our stay we would wake up in the morning and make coffee, then we would watch a cartoon that was actually provided by the owner along with two large baskets of Movies. We would relax and cuddle all day drinking teas also provided by the owners and doing absolutely nothing but watch movies. Take me back now!!...this is truly a Gem that I am so glad I came across and decided to rent and we for sure will be back again with our baby girl during the summer time. I would also like to Thank Don for providing everything necessary for our stay with our baby like the highchair and crib and also for making the renting process so easy for us. Thanks to Les for leaving the door open for us once we arrived and trusting us before even meeting us with the Cabin and leaving it cozy and warm, and Les's Wife Gayle for that finger licking oh so yummy coffee cake that we finished on our drive back home =) we want more!! Thank you and thank you for everything!

by Lejla P. from Blaine, MN. Submitted Date of Stay:

What a Great Mini-Vacation at Strawberry Lake!

We just loved spending 4 days at Strawberry Lake Cabin near Detroit Lakes! It was private, beautiful and very comfortable! The cabin is new and had all the amenities of home! We were very impressed with all of the communication from the owner of the cabin, and the hospitality of the caretakers who actually brought us a freshly baked coffee cake to make us feel welcome! We will definitely be coming back for future vacations!

by Sue C. from Fridley, MN. Submitted Date of Stay:

Highlight of the Vacation was RELAXING at Strawberry Lake Cabin

Everything about this cabin was perfect for our Anniversary retreat to MN.. it was all the little details that made it so special (the art, the cross stitch, the throw quilts, the books, etc.). The yard is as beautifully landscaped as the pictures show. The view of the lake from the loft is amazing. We grilled each night and ate on the deck watching fisherman (and even a knee boarder). We spent lots of time after dark on the screened porch listening to the sounds (which included no disturbances from the neighbors). We found all flavors of hot tea to enjoy. There was charcoal for the grill. All the things we would have forgotten to buy were provided. We spent rainy days listening to CD's with the french doors opened watching the rain. And, comfy nights curled up watching movies. We travel to a different state each year on our anniversary to take in the natural beauty of the state and just relax with no disturbances. This cabin - with the perfect setting, perfect view, and the provisions that left us with no worries, made MN one of our highest ranking trips yet. We appreciate everything the owners have done and the property manager sees to that it is a wonderful retreat!!! Next trip we will stay to fish or deer hunt :)

by Kenny and K'dora Couch from Fayetteville, Arkansas. Submitted Date of Stay:

The most peaceful, relaxing vacation with plenty of nature and solitude!

I stayed here with my fiance to have a relaxing, quiet weekend cabin vacation. I could not have asked for a more enjoyable stay. The cabin was beautiful, well insulated, quiet, and surrounded by trees. I couldn't believe how many stars you could see in the sky. The backyard has a bonfire pit so we roasted marshmellows and made smores. We also went canoeing out on the lake, and saw many different bird species. We did not want to come home! The nature up there is not to miss out on. I am already looking forward to when we can go back. I would highly recommend this rental cabin to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation!

by Chrissy K. from Minnetonka, Minnesota. Submitted Date of Stay: