Joten Lake Acres is a barn converted into a beautiful living space and lodging rental located on 45 acres of open land with oak trees and a large slough.
There is also a rentable Granary converted into a 2 bedroom guest house. The cost is $50 per room per night; payment made directly to the on-site caretaker at time of rental. This would bring bedroom space up to 4 and allow up to an additional four guests sleeping in beds.
*The barn has two bedrooms each with a queen bed.
*There is a single futon couch in the living room that folds down into a bed.
*There is a large Barn Loft that houses 4 futon couches, each convertible into twin beds.
*For an additional $50 per night per room you can rent a separate, on site guest house, which is a two story two bedroom "grainery" with a full bed in each room. The guest house rental is payable separate at time of rental arrival to the care taker.
Joten Lake provides bedding for all the beds at this rental. We also have towels for guests using beds in the barn or grianery. We have soap for sinks but we do not provide items you need for showering.
The barn loft is a large open space you are welcome to bring additional cots or air mattresses if wish to offer more sleeping in that space but you must bring your own bedding for that.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, pots, pans, dishes and glassware. There is a gas grill on the deck.
There is a stereo amplifier with a cord to connect to a smartphone to the in-ceiling speakers for listening to music.
There is a large deck for enjoying your morning coffee or an evening sunset with tables and chairs. There is a firepit by the storage unit for an evening of smores and hobo dinners!
Bring your bikes to enjoy the MN Central Bike Trail or canoe! The barn is located on a large slough and has no formal swimming access.
Accès des voyageurs
There is a long winding driveway and the road is gravel and dirt. There is plenty of parking for guests. Please drive slowly down the dirt road as it is very curvy and the area has a lot of deer.
We live in the lower level / garden level of the barn which is separate from the guest space (by the way, we own 1 chocolate lab that stays with us in the basement and is super friendly and good). We have our own private & secure entrance. The rental is all your space - you have your own kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, and space. The laundry room is share space with Jack and Jill doors.
The Grainary guest house has heat and AC but no running water or bathrooms.
There is an outhouse. Again, if you want to rent the grainery there is an additional cost of $50 per room per night payable to caretaker at time of the rental or being on-site.
All the guest doors have a different code for access. There is a security system however we manage it to be off when guests are expected to arrive.
We DO NOT encourage pets and yet if you bring your pet there will be a $100 fee.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We really have this rental for you to have your own space to privately enjoy your friends and family. We are happy to socialize, we are happy to help you understand the resources in the area.
The area has: local dining, bike and snowmobile trails, other services like massage and local artist. There is a nature center in Fergus Falls, some great local museums in Alexandra and Fergus Falls. There are swimming areas and golf courses in the area as well. Let us know how to help you plan your stay.
This is a large private piece of land - it was farmed years ago and the land is not perfectly flat as some lumps and bumps exist on the ground! Wildlife exists but must not be hunted or trapped.
I am from the twin cities but love the rolling hills and peaceful beauty of Ottertail County in Dalton, MN.
I have traveled extensively for work and tried to design the interior of the old barn with a New York clean & contemporary look and feel.