The Wilds Resort & Campground: Loon’s Nest Cabin

An Osage, Minnesota vacation rental

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  • Share this MN cabin rental

  • Bedrooms - 3
  • Bathrooms - 1
  • Sleeps - 7
  • Pets Considered
  • On Shell Lake
  • WEEKLY ONLY early June through mid August

This Shell Lake cabin lives up to what you’d expect a MN Resort cabin to be like: Paneled in Jack Pine, vaulted ceilings, great views of the lake, spectacular sunsets, northwoods-style setting tucked between Smoky Hills State Forest and Tamarac Wildlife Refuge. Cabin includes a private dock, fourteen foot fishing boat, campfire ring, picnic table, deck chairs, charcoal grill. What more can you ask for?

Inside is a well stocked kitchen with dishwasher, stove, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, dishes/utensils, garbage bags, toilet paper. This specious 900 square feet cabin on the lake also has large screened in porches & resin chairs to relax in.

The Lodge, beach and playground are the heart of Wilds Resort & Campground. We have 6 resort cabins that are surrounded by 50 acres of towering pines and bright white birch trees. If you need more rooms, just ask us about large group availability.

We can cook up a variety of sandwiches, dinner baskets or pizzas at the Lodge. Stay entertained on a rainy afternoon in the Lodge’s viewing room with 100’s of DVD’s and a large-screen tv. Or get competitive in the game room by playing pool or one of the video games.

Sleeping arrangement: 2 bedrooms with queen size beds, and one bedroom with two twin beds. Need more sleeping space? request a roll a way or a blow up mattress (additional fee).


  • Pets Allowed
  • Linens Provided
  • Furnished Kitchen
  • Guest Laundry Service
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Deck and/or Patio
  • Vehicle and Trailer Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Outdoor Grill
  • ATV/Snowmobile Trail
  • Fishing Boat Available
  • Pier/Dock
  • Free Firewood
  • VCR/DVD Player
  • Year-round Rental
  • Sand Beach
  • Playground
  • Tent Camping Allowed
  • Canoe/Kayak

Unique Features

Guests can enjoy all these shared activities and features: boat launch, volleyball, basketball, playground, fun bug, kayak, canoe, swimming raft, paddle boats, horseshoes, tether ball and bocci ball.

Our unique location allows guests to slip away for an afternoon and explore 2 amazing Parks. The Loon’s Nest Cabin at Wilds Resort is only 45 minutes from Itasca State Park, and right next door is the Tamarac Wildlife Refuge. Ask us about shops, golf courses, amusement parks, horseback riding, local festivities in Detroit Lakes and Park Rapids.

Things To Do

You won’t believe what you’ll see from the resort grounds. Loons, bald eagles over the lake, chickadees, hummingbirds, warblers, finches, squirrels and chipmunks. You won’t believe what you’ll catch. Try for sun fish from the dock, then hop on a boat and try for Walleye, Northern, Large Mouth Bass, Perch, Sunnies and Crappies! Bring your own boat/motor or rent one from the resort and get out there!

When you step away from The Wild’s Resort to explore the Park Rapids Lakes Area, you’ll find hundreds of pristine lakes, miles of trails, and unique shopping. We invite you to visit Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter! Since you book directly with us (Barry and Kristy Wilde, resort owners) you can ask us about all the seasonal things to do.

Bringing your ATV’s? We have maps of the East and West Trails. Bringing your cross-country skis, snowshoes, ice fishing poles, snowmobiles? We get it! The woods and hills are dressed in winter white and look like a post card. Cabin time during winter means a quiet time at the resort. A cup of hot chocolate at your Shell Lake cabin awaits!

Rates & Specials

$270 - $270 night

$1350 - $1660 week

Rates based on 6.

Early May through early June and after mid August: $270/nt and $1350/wk
Early June through mid August: $1660/wk

Deposit of $100 per bedroom is required. Group rates of three or more cabins require one half of the total cabin rental fee in advance. All visitors must register at the office upon arrival ($5 per person per day). Check in time is 4:00 p.m. Check out time is 9 a.m. Additional fee of $100/week or $15/day for pets.

Contact Information

45120 Maple Drive
Osage, MN 56570
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About the Owner/Manager

We bought the property that would become The Wilds Resort and Campground in 2001 with a dream of raising our family in an unspoiled natural setting. We moved north with our five children and put all of our accumulated skills in carpentry and decorating to use by renovating the seven existing cabins and the lodge.

The resort is always a work in progress, with the most recent major renovations being the new build of the two-story Wolves Den cabin and the remodeling of Loon’s Nest in 2007. Together, we have cultivated the ideal location to spend quality family time with our kids — and we love to share the space with other families. Welcome to the Wilds!

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