Real Estate

Your Vacation Home

Not just a lake place… Your lake place

The “up north” Minnesota cabin is an icon. It calls to mind not just a structure or place – but a mood. Trapper’s Landing Lodge will become your special place. A place of family traditions, a place to celebrate your special events, a place where life’s distractions are held at bay. And, a place for those defining memories that are passed from generation to generation.

Trapper’s Landing Lodge provides a unique opportunity for you to own a vacation home on Leech Lake, one of Minnesota’s finest recreation lakes. With several ownership plans to choose from, we know the most difficult decision will be deciding whether whole ownership or a fractional share is best for your family’s lifestyle.

This special eighteen acre property is canopied with mature trees that provide natural beauty in all seasons. The Leech Lake shoreline measures 1600-feet and includes a sandy swimming beach that is perfect for warm sunny days. And, unique to this resort property is a protected marina with 51 boat slips and one of the few private boat landings.

Our luxury lakeside homes offer features and interior comforts that families desire today – open living space for cooking, dining and gathering, spacious master bedrooms, master baths with spas and walk-in showers, kitchens with Cambria® countertops, stainless steel appliances and custom cabinets. And of course… a lakeside screen porch designed for catching an afternoon nap.

Design detail is found on the exterior of each home as well. Liberal amounts of beach stone grace our entries and fireplaces. Log purloins and brackets will set off the cedar shakes and board and batten siding highlight the exterior with a splash of color.

Trapper’s Landing Lodge offers affordable lake home ownership with all of the lifestyle advantages of resort accommodations. These Minnesota lakeshore cabins allow you to fully enjoy your entire vacation, while we take care of the housekeeping and maintenance upkeep.

Lake Homes

Hudson Bay Cabins

Maintenance-free
Our housekeeping and maintenance staff will have your home ready to welcome you upon arrival. This allows you to spend all of your vacation time, actually relaxing and enjoying yourself with leisure activities, not with typical cabin chores.

Resort Amenities and Activities
All of the activities programs created for guests of the resort are also available for you to enjoy…have fun at the pool, relax in the sauna, watch the kids enjoying the complimentary waterskiing and tubing, build yourself a campfire with the pre-cut wood and of course partake in the number one favorite resort activity, smores!

Rental Revenue Potential
The rental management program is optional for owners at all Odyssey Resorts. It is a desired program by the vast majority of owners who know their vacation home investment is well looked after and maintained, while being well marketed to maximize rental revenue and property values. Owners receive 50% of rental revenue, shown on monthly owner statements.

Reputable Builder / Long-term Management
The reputation of Odyssey Development goes back 25 years and spans multi resort properties including four under its current management model. That is the single biggest point of difference – what has been built by Odyssey Development is still managed by Odyssey.  The design and construction are built to last, as are our relationships with guests and owners alike.

Premier Lake / Premier Location
Leech Lake is Minnesota’s fourth largest lake and especially well known for its fishing and recreational activities.

Owners of Odyssey Resort vacation homes have chosen well. The lifestyle advantages begin with a maintenance-free vacation home…this is not your parent’s cabin where half of your vacation time was spent cutting the grass and making home repairs.  This is Your vacation home, to suit your family’s needs and comforts. You’ll arrive each trip to a freshly cleaned home, and leave without a care knowing that the housekeeping staff will see to the clean up. You’ll have the equity of ownership with the ease of rental, and the advantage of amenities like a pool, marina and boats without the associated cost and upkeep.

Your Minnesota lake home comes with complete access to an extraordinary variety of recreational opportunities. Explore the Paul Bunyan State Recreational Trail, Heartland Trail, Chippewa National Forest, Itasca State Park and dozens of other venues for hiking, biking, in-line skating, kayaking, and canoeing. The Leech Lake area offers diverse fishing with a variety of species. Experience the thrill and excitement when the last cast snags the big one. Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskie, Bass, Panfish — we have it all. Miles and miles of open water with many bays make Leech Lake perfect for sailing crafts of any size. There are many area golf courses, including two championship courses – Long Bow Golf Club and Tianna Country Club. The autumn months attract hunters from all over the Midwest in search of deer, duck and grouse. Wintertime in the Leech Lake area creates a sparkling white playground for all ages. With the snow comes an abundance of activities to suit everyone’s tastes. There are literally hundreds and hundreds of miles of groomed trails for snowmobiling. The famous Heartland and Paul Bunyan Trails are two of the best! The Shingobee Recreation Area provides miles of trails for cross-country skiing and the sledding hills also provide great fun for kids of all ages – the warming chalet is also available to give those fingers and toes a quick warm-up. Ice Fishing wasn’t invented in Leech Lake … just perfected. All winter long, everything is biting…but perch are the specialty. Whatever you seek, the Leech Lake area offers memorable year round Minnesota vacation adventures, with a variety of recreational activities.

The Walker Lakes area is home to an array of unique festivals celebrated every season. The following are just a few:

The Moondance Jam Music Concert is held each July and can be considered Minnesota’s largest Rock-n-Roll concert with the likes of the Steve Miller Band, Guess Who, Little River Band, Heart and the Doobie Brothers – currently in its 16th season.

The Leech Lake Yacht Club hosts the Annual Leech Lake Regatta in August. The Regatta is a multi-class boating race that sailors of all levels of experience will enjoy. The Regatta and its festivities last for three days and entice sailors from all over the country. Racing is a combination of distance and triangle races on both Walker Bay and the “Big Lake”.

The International Eelpout Festival in February has been tempting masses of pouters and tournament patriots to Leech Lake for over 25 years. Heralded as Minnesota’s finest display of sportsmanship and ice antics, the Eelpout Festival is an experience not to be missed. The activities during the Eelpout Festival are plentiful. The celebration begins with the Opening Ceremony, the rest of the day is spent out on the lake fishing for the perfect Eelpout. You won’t want to miss out on the Best Eelpout Encampment — come see the custom-made fish houses, and the ice races on the lake always draw a crowd.

Just a short drive away Walker, Park Rapids and other nearby communities each present their own style of shopping, local culture, history, sports and the arts. Music, theater, live entertainment, and competitive athletic events take place all year long. Museums and art galleries present the talents and stories of those who settled the area. The Northern Lights Casino is just minutes away and features national entertainment, as well as gaming. There are activities for every interest from the sportman’s club to the tour at Forestedge Winery. Seek out and discover local artists and craftsmen, one–of–a–kind restaurants and specialty shops, and little, out–of–the–way spots that will become part of your Minnesota vacation memories.

Lake Homes

Three Bedrooms
Whole, Quarter and Sixth Shares available

Hudson Bay Cabins

 

Two or Three Bedrooms
Whole and Quarter Shares available

Shares

Whole Share 52-weeks/year
Quarter Share 12-13 weeks/year
Sixth Share 8-9 weeks/year

Fractional and Whole Ownership Options

The first thing you need to know, is the difference between purchasing a Fractional Ownership, Shared Ownership or timeshare.

Fractional and Shared Ownership are used interchangeable. As defined by Wikipedia (1.18.2011) fractional ownership is a percentage share of an expensive asset. Shares are sold to individual owners. A fractional owner enjoys priorities and privileges, such as reduced rates, priority access on holidays and income sharing. Typically, a company manages the asset on behalf of the owners, who pay monthly/annual fees for the management plus variable (e.g. per-hour, per-day) use fees.

A timeshare is defined by Wikipedia as: A timeshare is a form of ownership or right to the use of a property, or the term used to describe such properties. These properties are typically resort condominium units, in which multiple parties hold rights to use the property, and each sharer is allotted a period of time (typically one week, and almost always the same time every year) in which they may use the property. Units may be on a part-ownership or lease/”right to use” basis, in which the sharer holds no claim to ownership of the property.

Many owners prefer to purchase the whole unit for 52 weeks of use per year. This of course allows them unlimited flexibility on when to personally use of their lake home or cabin, or if they are in the rental management program, when to rent their home for rental income.

When you purchase a fractional share at Trapper’s Landing Lodge, you are purchasing a deeded interest in a vacation home. This is a prime piece of Minnesota vacation real estate that you own, with all of the amenities of a luxury north woods resort, without the responsibilities of maintenance, repair or upkeep.

Your purchase entitles you to use the entire home – and all of the resort services. A quarter-share allows you one full week at least every month, all year long, for a total of 13 weeks. And a sixth-share allows you two weeks every season, all year round for a total of 8 weeks each year. Thus, when you purchase your home, you receive exclusive use to a “basket” of 8 or 13 weeks each year. These designated weeks begin on Friday night and extend to the following Friday at noon.

Your designated “basket of weeks” rotates on an annual basis. This gives every owner a chance to enjoy all of the major holidays and prime vacation weeks at least once during the four or six year cycle. It’s totally up to you to decide how to spend your time. Come and bring the family for a whole week. Or escape to the north woods for a day or two of personal time. Let a group of your friends use it. Donate one of your weeks to a charity auction. It’s your time to do with as you please. If there is a time when you would like to stay in your home during an alternate week, we will try to arrange a trade with the other owners. If you are unable to use your home during one of your weeks, we will look for a renter at your request*. Each Trapper’s Landing Minnesota vacation rental is a prime vacation property on Leech Lake.

Your Minnesota cabin is both a family home and a unique real estate opportunity. One of the most attractive features is that these properties-with all the amenities, support services and resort accommodations-are available at a fraction of the cost of what it takes to build, furnish and maintain a new home on Leech Lake. And the home is all yours for 8 or 13 weeks every year. You’re purchasing more than the amount of time most families ever spend in a vacation rental -with the freedom and financial resources to travel elsewhere at other times.

*The rental management program is optional for all owners through Odyssey Resorts.

Three Bedroom Lake-side Home

2040 Square Feet • Whole, quarter & sixth shares available

Patio
  • Board and batten and shake-style siding
  • Forty-year Timberline asphalt shingles
  • Lakeside wood deck (upper level)
  • Environmentally sensitive treatment of storm water from buildings
  • Professionally designed landscape plan
  • 2 x 6 exterior walls with vapor barrier
  • R51 ceiling insulation
  • Anderson® windows

  • Lakeside paver patio
  • Patio furniture for four
  • Gas grill

Main Level

Great Room
  • Stone surround fireplace
  • Plush carpeting
  • Surround sound stereo
  • Dining for eight
  • Tounge-in-groove wood ceiling
  • Flat screen TV/DVD with satellite system
  • Telephone / ethernet wiring
  • Owners’ utility room with washer, dryer, furnace, forced air & central air conditioning and locker
Master Bedroom & Bath
  • King sized bed
  • Tile & stone flooring in bath
  • Tiled walk-in shower
  • His and Her sinks
  • Custom designed steam shower
  • Custom vanity
  • Armoir with TV and DVD
Kitchen
  • Designer stainless steel appliances
  • Custom designed wood cabinetry
  • Cambria® granite-style island counter-top
  • Island with seating for three
  • Designer coffee maker, blender, toaster and appliances
  • Cutlery, crockery and glassware for eight
  • Tile flooring
Four-season porch
  • Wicker love seat and chairs
  • Large lakeside windows open for fresh lake air Decorator ceiling fan
  • Open to living room, dining room and kitchen.

Upper Level

Master Lakeview Suite with Bath
  • King-size bed with down blanket and custom bedding
  • Flat screen TV/DVD with satellite system
  • Stone surround gas fireplace
  • Lakeside walk-out Balcony
  • Microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, mini-fridge, dishes/glassware for two
  • Private bath with tile floor, designer counter/vanity with double sink, double whirlpool tub, walk-in tiled shower.
Guest Bedroom with Bath
  • Queen-size bed with down blanket and custom bedding plus upper single bunk
  • Flat screen TV/DVD with satellite system
  • Coffeemaker
  • Private bath with tile floor, designer counter and tub

Hudson Bay Cabins

1544/1316 (3BR/2BR) Square Feet • Whole & quarter shares available

Exterior

  • Board & batten with cedar lap siding and log accents at the center entrance and gable
  • Professionally designed landscape plan
  • Forty-year Timberline asphalt shingles
  • 2 x 6 exterior walls with vapor barrier
  • Lakeside wood deck or paver patio
  • Environmentally sensitive treatment of storm water from buildings
  • R51 ceiling insulation

Main Level

Great Room
  • Stone surround fireplace
  • Flat screen TV/DVD with satellite system
  • Plush carpeting
  • Comfortable seating for five
  • Tongue-in-groove wood ceiling
Master Bedroom & Bath (3 Bedroom Only)
  • King size bed with down blanket and custom bedding
  • Flat screen TV/DVD with satellite system
  • Private walk-out to paver patio
  • Private bath with tile floor, designer counter/vanity and walk-in shower
Kitchen / Dining
  • Designer stainless steel appliances
  • Cutlery, crockery and glassware for six
  • Custom designed wood cabinetry
  • Full compliment of counter appliances
  • Tile flooring
  • Appliances – (stainless steel package optional)
  • Dining room table for six
Screen Porch
  • Wicker love seat and chairs
  • Decorator ceiling fan
  • Tongue & Groove interior walls and ceilings
Utility Room (Owners’ only)
  • Washer and dryer
  • Storage locker
  • Gas furnace, forced air and central air conditioning

Upper Level

Master Bedroom
  • King size bed with down blanket and custom bedding
  • Flat screen TV/DVD with satellite system
  • iPod docking system
Guest Bedroom
  • Full-size bed plus single size bunkie to sleep three
Full Bath
  • Double sink vanity
  • Tub with shower
  • Tiled flooring

3 Bedroom

2 Bedroom

Odyssey Advantages
/Solid Reputation

The vision of Odyssey Development began in 1981 with “dirt and a dream”.Today, Odyssey Development is Minnesota’s largest developer of resort properties and leader of fractional vacation home ownership. Odyssey Resorts owns/manages six MN resorts including: East Bay Suites on Lake Superior in Grand Marais, Caribou Highlands Lodge at Lutsen Mountains, Grand Superior Lodge on Lake Superior, Two Harbors, Larsmont Cottages on Lake Superior, Two Harbors, Beacon Pointe Resort on Lake Superior, Duluth and Trapper’s Landing Lodge on Leech Lake near Walker, MN.

These resort properties along with Crow Creek Homes, a private home development, have provided hundreds of families with the ownership opportunity of their dreams in a Minnesota vacation home. Collectively, there are approximately 360 homeowners represented by 14 Homeowner Associations managed by Odyssey Resorts.

Odyssey Real Estate Group and Odyssey Construction offer relocation services and construction for resale of private homes, lakeshore and inland lots, and other vacation properties.

 

Ownership Benefits at all Odyssey Resorts

Premier Locations: From the North Shore of Lake Superior to the South Shore of Leech Lake, our vacation home locations offer something for everyone.

  • Maintenance Free: you have our professional staff for housekeeping and maintenance services, giving you more time to relax and enjoy.
  • Full Resort Amenities: swim in the pool, relax in the sauna, dine in the restaurant that’s an easy walk from your front door…everything the resort has to offer is yours to enjoy with your family and friends.
  • Beautifully Decorated and Fully Furnished: every unit is well appointed and move-in ready.
  • Floor Plans Designed for Family Living and Entertaining: Open floor plans, designer kitchens, bedrooms with private attached bath, and outdoor living areas make these an ideal getaway destination.
  • Experience and Reputation: Our history and reputation have led many to our doors. Our performance has retained some of the original owners since 1981, some of whom have invested in multiple Odyssey Resort properties.
  • Rental Management Program: When you are not able to enjoy time at your vacation home, you have a professional marketing staff working to rent the unit, with rental income shared between yourself and the management company.

The future vision of Odyssey Resorts is steered by five core values that embody all areas of our business.

Have Fun • Create Memorable Experiences • Act with Integrity • Be a Steward • Cultivate Relationships