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The Rusty Anchor ★ Lake Home + Guest Cottage ★ 4BR

Entire cabin
hosted by Andy
  1. 15 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 10 beds
  4. 4 baths
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Includes Lake House + Guest Cottage with 100 ft of shoreline! The 2 homes are about 20 steps apart, and is great for large groups that love traveling together, but like their own space and privacy. We are located a mile from the downtown boutique shoppes and fine dining in Ortonville. Big Stone Lake, a 26-mile long lake on the MN/SD border, is a booming destination for perch, walleye, crappie, and bluegill fishing. The west facing lakeshore delivers stunning sunsets to end the perfect day.

The space
We are excited for you to make lasting memories during your stay at the Rusty Anchor Getaway! Designed to accommodate a large group that sleeps up to 15 comfortably....ideal for 2-4 families. Both the lake house and guest cottage are available year round for guests and offer geothermal heating and cooling for your comfort.

We are located on Big Stone Lake in Ortonville, MN, 2 hours north of Sioux Falls, 2 hours south of Fargo and 3 hours west of the Twin Cities. The lake is 26 miles long and approximately 12,000 acres. The lake has been featured on Midwest's best fishing TV shows for its great fishing. The lake is also fully recreational so you can enjoy boating, tubing, jet-skiing and swimming. There is a dock with steps and railing into the water for your enjoyment (no walk-in beach).

The main house has a full kitchen, 3 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms, plus a loft (4th sleeping room), laundry room, game room, 3 season room and other great common spaces. The bedrooms are spacious with Smart TV's and are all on a different floor providing added privacy. The master bedroom is upstairs with a king size bed and twin/double bunk bed with a large closet and an ensuite full bathroom. Outside the master is a loft with 2 twin beds. The main floor has a bedroom with a queen bed, large closet and adjoining full bathroom. The lower level has a bedroom with a queen bed, loveseat, large closet and a 3/4 bathroom nearby (shower, toilet and vanity). The main floor also has a sofa/sleeper (queen).

The guest cottage has a full kitchen, dining table, living room, bedroom and bathroom with shower, toilet, vanity and laundry (washer and dryer). The cottage has an open concept floor plan, with a queen bed, double bed and comfortable sofa and loveseat.

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Both kitchens have all kitchen supplies, pots, pans, plates, glasses, coffee cups and utensils, dish soap and rags, paper towels, toilet paper, paper plates, full fridge/freezer, oven, microwave, cleaning supplies, garbage bags, iron and ironing boards and 2 Amazon Echo bluetooth speakers with Amazon Unlimited Music. The main house has a Keurig® K-Duo® Single-Serve & Carafe Coffee Maker, and the guest cottage has a Keurig® K-Supreme® Single Serve Coffee Maker and 12-cup drip coffee maker. Both have electric coffee grinders. If something is not listed, just ask and we may have it.


During the summer months we provide a dock for fishing and swimming, 2 kayaks, 2 paddle boards, pedal boat, Aqua Lily Pad, yard games, campfire chairs, fire pit, marshmallow sticks to roast hot dogs and make s'mores, miscellaneous life jackets and floaties and 2 gas grills (one at each house). If you enjoy ice-fishing, we provide a 2 Person Flip Down Ice Fishing Shelter for your use.

Other than the beautiful property and lake access, the near-by town of Ortonville offers plenty of fun activities for families, couples, and individuals. Only 0.8 miles away is the Ortonville Golf Course that overlooks Big Stone Lake. After a round of golf, relax on the deck at Off The Green Restaurant and Bar that also overlooks the golf course and Big Stone Lake. Be sure to visit Lingonberry's Pastry and Coffee Shop for the best pastries I've ever had, and for dinner order pizza for delivery, carry-out or dine-in at Berkner's Pizza! There will be information available at the cabin detailing local restaurants and bars (even a few that are accessible by boat and land), and other points of interest.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 bunk bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Lake view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Free washer – In building
Free dryer – In building

Where you’ll be

Ortonville, Minnesota, United States

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Hosted by Andy

Joined in November 2010
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Andy grew up in White Bear Lake, MN and attended Minnesota State University, Mankato. After graduating he became a volunteer fire fighter in Maple Grove, MN, and his passion for fire fighting became his full-time career as a fire fighter in St. Louis Park, MN. He was recently promoted to Lieutenant. Andy's husband, Nick, grew up in Springfield, MN and graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a degree in K-12 education. He is currently working in Special Education. We recently sold our Wisconsin cabin to buy a cabin in Ortonville to be closer to family. We love hosting vacations through AirBNB, and like to continually add more amenities and updates to our Lake Home and Guest Cottage to make sure our guests are highly satisfied! At the cabin, our 3 children love boating, swimming, fishing and searching for other living creatures in and out of the water. They also love to make S'mores and to dance around the campfire.
Andy grew up in White Bear Lake, MN and attended Minnesota State University, Mankato. After graduating he became a volunteer fire fighter in Maple Grove, MN, and his passion for fi…

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