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Reservation Deposit

A reservation deposit totaling 50% of the rental charge is required to secure all reservations. For reservations placed between January 1st and April 1st, the deposit is due within two weeks of the reservation being made. Deposits for reservations made after April 1st are due at the time the reservation is made. Reservations for bookings in the following year require a $100 deposit when the reservation is made. The balance of the required 50% deposit is due no later than January 31st of the year in which the reservation is scheduled to take place. Failure to pay the required deposit as set forth above will result in the reservation being cancelled and forfeit of deposit.

Cancellation Policy

Reservation deposits are non-refundable. The deposit for a cancelled reservation may, however, be applied to another reservation within a twelve month period provided DSLR receives notification of the cancellation 14 days or more prior to the scheduled check-in date. The entire deposit is forfeited if a new reservation is not made within twelve months. The entire deposit is also forfeited if the reservation is cancelled 13 or fewer days prior to the scheduled check in date and DSLR is unable to rent the unit to another party during the same time period, for the entire duration of the cancelled reservation. DSLR also reserves the right to cancel any reservation at any time for any reason whatsoever, with or without notice.  Please take notice that as DSLR considers the future re-development and construction of the resort, DSLR maintains the right to cancel any reservations at any time. 


Damage Deposit

A damage deposit equal to 1 night stay or not to exceed $250 will be charged at check-in. This requirement can be met with either a valid credit card or a check. Charges will be applied to the credit card or the check will be cashed only in the case of:

  • damage to the property or furnishings

  • excessive mess, dirt or debris in or around the property

  • any other cost incurred by DSLR due to the renters stay

Guests are asked to inform management immediately of any damages they find when they check-in to avoid being charged for such damages at check-out.


Check-in is at 3:00 pm or later. This allows staff the time necessary to adequately prepare for the arrival of guests. Early check-ins are not available. Guests are asked to call ahead if they plan to arrive later than 8:00 p.m. Pursuant to Minnesota state law, guests must check in at the office immediately upon their arrival. The following items are required at check-in:

  • A completed reservation form to include the following information:

    • Names, home addresses, and ages of all guests staying in the vacation rental

    • Make, model, license number (including state of issuance) for each vehicle.

    • Signature acknowledging receipt and acceptance of the Terms and Conditions

  • ID of the person responsible for the vacation rental

  • Security deposit

  • Balance due


  • Check-out is at 10:00 a.m.

  • When available, check-out may be extended for a fee of $15 per hour, for a maximum of four hours. Prior approval from management is required.

  • Keys may be left in the vacation rental or brought to the office upon departure.


Smoking and e-smoking (vaping) are not permitted inside any vacation rental. Evidence of smoking inside a vacation rental, including odors, may result in charges against the security deposit. Smoking is not permitted in outdoor common areas including, but not limited to, the patio, beach, volleyball court or playground. Smoking is permitted outdoors in the areas directly adjacent to the vacation home or cabin being rented by the person who would like to smoke.


In accordance with Minnesota state law and DSLRs check-in policy, all visitors of guests of DSLR are required to register with the office before proceeding to the cabin/home they are visiting. DSLR reserves the right to limit the number of individuals visiting registered guests. A fee of $10.00 per person will be charged for all day visitors. A fee of $15.00 per person will be charged for all overnight visitors.


Dogs are welcome to stay with guests at the resort subject to the following conditions:

  • The required pet addendum is completed

  • There are no more than two dogs per cabin/vacation home

  • Dogs are leashed at all times while outdoors

  • Dogs are not left unattended inside or outside the vacation rental

  • Pet waste must be cleaned up immediately

  • The pet fee is $10 per night per pet. The maximum pet fee is $50 per week per pet.


Tents are allowed at the resort subject to the following conditions

  • The tent must be used by a registered guest or visitor of such guest renting a vacation home/cabin

  • A tent fee of $25 + tax will be applied to the bill of the vacation home/cabin with which the tent is associated

  • No more than one tent per vacation rental is permitted

  • Placement of the tent must be approved by management

  • Quiet hours must be observed


DSLR offers a variety of small, non-motorized watercraft, such as paddle boards, paddleboats, kayaks and canoes free of charge for guest use pursuant to the following conditions:

  • Pursuant to Minnesota state law, lifejackets must be worn by all those using DSLR watercrafts at all times.

  • Non-motorized watercraft are available on a first come, first served basis and cannot be reserved. Guests are asked to share the equipment with other guests.

  • All children must be directly supervised by an adult

  • Non-motorized DSLR watercraft must stay within sight of the resort and must be returned before dark


DSLR provides multiple docks for guest use. Dock space is not reserved and is available on a first come first served basis. Guests are encouraged to bring their own boats and tie up to DSLR docks during their stay. Guests are required to observe all state watercraft operating laws while boating at DSLR.


Each cabin/vacation home has a fire ring where guests can build campfires pursuant to the following conditions:

  • Only wood or charcoal may be burned.

  • All fires must be contained within the designated fire ring.

  • The fire may never be left unattended.

  • The fire must be put out by midnight in observance of quiet hours.

In accordance with Minnesota DNR regulations, only firewood purchased from a local DNR approved firewood vendor may be brought onto DSLR property. Approved firewood is available for purchase at the resort.

Quiet Hours

Quiet hours are between 11:00pm and 8:00am. Campfires may continue until midnight as long as guests are quiet.

Housekeeping and Cleanup

DSLR does not offer daily housekeeping service. Guests are asked to observe the following housekeeping guidelines:

  • Place all garbage in receptacle outside the home/cabin. Staff will collect it from there.

  • DSLR towels should stay inside the rental cabin/home and not be used at the beach.

  • All pet waste must be cleaned up immediately

  • Clean up pet waste

  • At check-out, guests are asked to wash and put away the dishes used and leave the cabin/home generally tidy. Charges may be applied against the damage deposit if the property is left excessively dirty.


  • Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only.

  • Parking on the service road is permitted

Septic System

DSLR operates using a septic system that can become clogged when anything other than toilet paper is flushed. Guests are asked not to flush feminine products or anything other than toilet paper. Failure to follow this rule may result in charges against the security deposit.

Severe Weather

DSLR has two designated severe weather shelters. They are:

  • Basement of Virginia Lodge

  • Basement of Main Building/Office (accessible through side ramp)

Refunds will not be provided due to severe weather.


Fireworks are not allowed on resort property. Setting fireworks off on resort property is not permitted and doing so may be considered grounds for immediate eviction.

Child Supervision

Parents are responsible for supervising their children and insuring their safety while at the resort. There are no lifeguards on duty. Please use the swimming beach and watercraft safely.

Issues and Concerns

Guests are encouraged to bring any issues or concerns to the immediate attention of the resort hosts. The hosts are generally available between 8:00am and 9:00pm. They are available 24 hours per day to assist with emergencies.

Contact Information

Host Contact Information
Mike and Katie Osboe

Phone Numbers
218-485-8164 (OFFICE)
218-260-5034 (CELL)
Or ring the office doorbell

Office Address
94154 County Hwy 61
Sturgeon Lake, MN 55783

The undersigned hereby expressly and voluntarily assumes all of the risks associated with the use of the privately owned Vacation Home/Cabin, resort property, facilities and amenities. The undersigned agrees that his/her and his/her guests use of the Vacation Home/Cabin, resort property, facilities and amenities is voluntary and on behalf of the undersigned's heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, hereby releases, indemnifies and holds harmless DSLR, LLC, its related entities, owners, officers, agents, managers, and/or employees harmless with respect to any and all injury, disability, death, or loss or damage to person or property, to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, the undersigned, for him/herself, his/her heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, does hereby release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue DSLR, LLC, its related entities, owners, officers, agents, managers and/or employees for any claim related to personal injury, accidents or illnesses (including death) and property loss arising from use of the Vacation Home/Cabin, resort property, facilities or amenities.

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