Situated behind a corn field, Stoney Run Lodge is an old farmhouse near Ortonville, Minnesota, available for hunting parties, family reunions, or people with other pursuits in an area not known for hotels. We rented the house for two nights while conducting a geneology search nearby. We felt as if we'd gone back in time---everything was the way Grandma would have left it. Our choice of bedrooms (the house has room for ten people, more if some sleep in the indoor porch) and bathrooms (there are two, each with a shower). Full laundry facilities w/detergent. Adjacent buildings for pool and games. A horseshoe pit. Outdoor porch and grill. Kitchen complete with everything you'll need, including dishes, cooking ware, coffee maker w/coffee, and distilled water dispenser. Hiking and snowmobile trails, Dish TV. There was also a bonus. On our second night, in the twilight hour just after the sun had set, five deer---two does and three fawns---gamboled across the lawn, browsing for food. After nibbling for awhile, they began what looked like a dance, mothers jumping over fawns, fawns quickly catching on but able only to jump over each other. We watched for about twenty minutes, after which the deer disappeared around a corner of the corn field. We put them down as the most "Unexpected Experience" of the trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stoney Run Lodge is located on 8 acres of land for you to enjoy. It is a renovated farm house with alot of charm. Everything is included but you and your food. All the linens and towels provided. The kitchen has applicances for you to make your own meals with. 4 bedrooms on the 2nd level, and 2 bathrooms on the first level with showers. Washer and Dryer are provided for free also.Stoney Run Lodge has a separate game room, for additional fun.Firepit and wood provided, as well as swingset.You will LOVE it here! ... more less