An Elite MN Property With Private Lake, Home And Outbuildings


I'd like to welcome you to view this elite Minnesota property located in the heart of lakes country.  When you are done watching the video and looking at the pictures come back and read the write up as I can only hope my description can live up to what this property truly is. This property is extremely unique in the fact that it offers up everything a property in the state could possibly offer up.  From the 3000+ sq foot home to the private lake, to the 2000+ feet of lake frontage on a public lake to the mature hardwoods, to the open fields,  to the low ground bedding areas, to the extensive trail system, to the flowing creek that connects the lakes, you name it this property has it. The home is nestled among the towering pines on the east end of Dumbbell Lake.  It is very well maintained and is the perfect size for family and guests.   It boasts plenty of room for entertaining, hot tub room, game room, wrap-around deck, walkout basement and sunset views that are unrivaled  There are 3 legal bedrooms with 2 more downstairs that could be legal with egress windows and 3.5 bathrooms. The 40x88 shop is large enough to house all your land maintenance equipment needs and provides plenty of room for storage.   There is a boathouse, detached garage, wood and tool shed and an attached garage. The home and buildings are not overbuilt for the property but match the up north ambiance perfectly. The land encompasses Dumbbell Lake which is a private lake that boasts some of the best late-season waterfowl hunting in the state.  We are talking about thousands of ducks in the fall use this body of water on their journey south.  Shell lake is known far and wide for its excellent waterfowl hunting and this property not only has 2000+ feet on Shell it includes all of Dumbbell Lake.   The rice, natural points and land bridge on Dumbbell all lend themselves to some of the best waterfowl shoots one could ask for.  There are several duck blinds on the lake but it is just as easy to hunt from the land bridge, any point or shore as it is to get into a blind.   The fall migration is something to behold. The lake also holds panfish, pike and bass.  What a tremendous opportunity! The woods is made up of rolling oak-studded ridge tops, mature maple, mature aspen, pine, balsam, tamarack and ash.   There are open fields, willow bottoms, pinch points and sloughs for excellent bedding cover.  The land is literally made up of everything MN has to offer. There has been little to no deer hunting pressure on this property for the past several years and as you can tell the habitat is perfect for growing, holding and producing top-end deer year in and year out.  As a matter of fact a true Boone and Crockett deer was taken just a few miles south of this property in 2018.  My imagination can run wild from time to time but I can't imagine that this property doesn't have the potential to produce top-end deer year and year out!   Couple in the fact that the turkey, grouse and bear numbers are very strong on this property and you literally have a world-class hunting and recreational property. I guess to summarize this property, one simply needs to look at what it has to offer and then compare that to any other property on the market and you will quickly realize that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a legacy property that is world-class.  Call to set up a private showing. 

Property Details

  • Exclusive private estate
  • Just shy of 700 contiguous acres
  • Dumbbell Lake is a private lake that is 100% part of this property
  • 2000+ feet of lake frontage on Shell Lake
  • Mature hardwoods
  • Unrivaled sunset views
  • 3000+ sq foot home
  • Wrap around deck
  • Hot tub room
  • Game room
  • 40x88 shop
  • Several outbuildings
  • Boathouse
  • Extensive trail system
  • Multiple access points
  • Top end waterfowl hunting
  • Very little deer hunting pressure over the last several years with trophy potential
  • Turkey, Grouse, Bear
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Duck blinds
  • Land bridge for pass shooting

45944 S Shell Lake Road, Lot#WP001
Osage, Minnesota 56570