COVID-19 precautions information: Surfaces are cleaned & sprayed with anti-bacterial spray. Upsala's population is 425 & solidly in farm country. See what the stars looks like! Property features a hot tub on fenced 2 acres, just 3 miles from Cedar Lake Memorial Campground (boating, fishing & magnificent descending beach). 27-mile Soo Line Trail offers hiking, biking & snowmobiling. Free Wi-Fi. Full bath with shower. Park, bar-n-grill & restaurant in walking distance. Diversity is most welcome.
“What a cool stay in an unexpected spot! Stylish cabin with all the amenities but the artistic flair, gardens, and chickens took the stay up a notch. Warm welcome and Great Communication from hosts. Highly Recommended.”
COVID-19 precautions information: Surfaces are cleaned and sprayed with anti-bacterial spray. Upsala's population is 425 and solidly in farm country. Come and remember what the stars look like! https://www.huffpost.com/entry/city-light-pollution-night-sky-star-protection_n_5dc9d1fee4b00927b2381233?ncid=newsltushpmgnews StarGazer sits at the highest point of the area; offers a vaulted ceiling, 53 windows (stained & leaded) and skylights. It reflects our love of LOTR. Magical and restful.
“The tldr is that you are at the end of your search. This is the place you want. Book it now! It seemed like this place was built specifically for my wife and I. It was the perfect romantic getaway for our 19th wedding anniversary but this would also be a great place for a small family to visit. In fact, we think we are going to come back with our son this winter. The Stargazer is so freaking cool, especially if you are into Lord of the Rings (which we are) but even if you're not. Something is magical about this place. There is always a rainbow somewhere in the cabin, you notice something new every time you enter the room, and strangely every flower garden had a butterfly fluttering around it. It felt like we were in a virtual reality fantasy game. At one point, my wife and I were sitting on the "below" deck and a shrew climbed up and sat in an empty chair. I was waiting for him to start talking and give us a quest or something but instead he fell asleep for a few minutes and then hobbled off. We named him "Pippin" so you know in case you see him. We were lucky enough to be there during the Perseid meteor shower and sat out on the lawn by the solar panels watching the shooting stars come in. If you live in the city you'll see that the skies in Upsala are vastly more impressive. We could clearly see the Milky Way and managed some really good views with our telescope. Jill and Joan were fantastic hosts. Our privacy was respected, we had everything we needed and they kept in touch with us via the app. The place was safe, quiet, and welcoming. They have a pellet smoker/grill! It's a nice electric one. I do cabinet smoking with propane and the grill they have is way more user friendly than mine. Next time I'm bringing a brisket (Jill and Joan will have to help us eat it though!). Regarding COVID - Jill and Joan take this seriously. The Stargazer was sparkling clean and they left disinfectant for us to use. We had no contact with anyone the entire time. I'm a nurse and felt very comfortable with the precautions, the location, and the cleanliness. I highly recommended this as a safe stay during the pandemic.”
This lodge is on Lake Sylvia. It's close to ski areas, shopping, and trails. This lodge is warm with spectacular lake views and is a peaceful retreat! With a spacious layout there are great spaces for family and friends to gather. Lay by the lake, soak in the sun; cross-country ski, snowshoe across the snow filled trails and enjoy the firepit at night all year long. This lodge is wonderful for couples and family gatherings.
“What a great home for a large family get together. A beautiful setting, beautiful, clean lake and beautiful home. The home is comfortable and well equipped. The rental was smooth without any glitches. Eric was quick to respond to questions. We made lotsa memories that will last forever.”