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Charming, log cabin, on Kego Lake, Fifty Lakes, MN; near Crosslake and Emily

Bedrooms 1
Space 102 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 180 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, sleeps 6, 1 bathroom, kitchen, washer/dryer, 1100 sq ft,

Cabin is 15 feet off lake and sits privately on 8 acres of natural woods with a dock for your boat or our Pontoon, Canoe, and/or Kayak rentals. Swimming, fishing, water skiing, jet skiing, kayaking, and canoeing are fun activities on the lake. (Boat / Watercraft Rentals are available for you to arrange with us, local rental companies or boat dealers.) This lake is approximately 300 acres which accommodates 29 houses / cabins. The Pine Ridge Hunters and Hiking Trail is within walking distance of the property. You are likely to see Bear, Deer, Beaver, Otters, Bald Eagles, Heron and Loons during your stay. Many restaurants, 4 golf courses, 2 grocery stores, entertainment and shopping are within 2 to 10 miles.

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Restaurant details: Restaurants ranging from Bar and Grill to Family Style to Fine Dining are as close as 2 miles to 10 miles.

The Cabin Property: The atmosphere is casual, fishing for Sunnies, Crapies, Northern and Bass.. Swimming is best in late June through mid August, unless you don't mind cool water.

Gatherings around the campfire in the evenings is a must. We provide the wood. (No wood from out of the area, please, to protect the forest from infections and pests causing infestations. (It's the law).

Sunsets are beautiful, stars are brilliant and the rays of the moon falling across the water is peaceful and serene. Fall to sleep with the call of the loons.

Get away from it all or take a short jaunt to town to mix it up with the locals and other area visitors. Lively entertainment available most weekends. It's YOUR CHOICE.

More Details

Property Manager
Ruth or Fred Strohmeier
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
5 April, 2017

About Ruth or Fred Strohmeier

Fred's Grandfather purchased the property in 1935. Grandpa, Dad and 2 Uncles built the cabin in 1955-56 by hand with trees off the property. They cut, pealed and bleached the logs devoting many hours when not working their regular jobs so that we could enjoy the outdoors with shelter to return to in inclement weather.

We enjoy observing and interacting with nature. It is our place to get away-from-it all, not worry about getting all prim and proper unless we want to. Of course, we can get creative and find many things to do outdoors and attending local activities available in the communities around us too.

Our Grandchildren love coming to the cabin, exploring the woods, swimming, boating, fishing, wild berry picking in season, eating well, making up games, running around, building camp fires, making smores and listening to stories; some real some made up (if you can imagine that).

Ruth or Fred Strohmeier purchased this cabin in 1955

Why Ruth or Fred Strohmeier chose Minnesota

This is a unique experience. No hustle or bustle, good fishing and swimming, private location, limited noise of other people and their kids. Our goal is to provide a vacation experience with positive memories to take home.

What makes this cabin unique

Screen house among the trees to enjoy lake breezes without our famous mosquitos and direct sun. Great for lunches, reading books, and board games.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Fifty Lakes

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 102 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • A full size washing machine and dryer are located in this room. Eco-friendly Bath, Body, Shampoo and Laundry soaps are provided. ( If you wish to go back in time, we have kept the 'Out House' for emergencies.)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
  • A daybed, with 'trundle', located in the great room can be used as two twin beds or hook together converting to a King bed. One log double bed is on the enclosed porch overlooking the lake (the favorite). The other log double bed is partitioned off the great room with a wall and curtains. Bedding and bath towels are included. Please bring your Beach towels.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • deck chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There are two steps up to enter the cabin front door and one step up to enter the bedroom patio door. Four (4) adult, basic life jackets are provided.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(51 traveller reviews)

Charming, log cabin, on Kego Lake, Fifty Lakes, MN; near Crosslake and Emily
average rating of 4.9607844 based on 51 reviews

Cozy and Beautiful Lakeside Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent an extended weekend here for our anniversary. The cabin is just what we wanted-cozy, comfortable, private, and beautifully situated on Lake Kego. The fall colors were amazing in early-mid October. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking your own meals, and Crosslake is about 15-minutes away with bars and dining.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That is one of the beautiful things about this family cottage. You can enjoy privacy, cook your favorite meals or in a few minutes you can participate in the various community activities and excellent restaurants in the area. It is our privilege to share the experience with others. Ruth & Fred
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Red Wing, MN

Labor Day 2016

  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful visit to the Kego Cabin. Thanks again to Ruth & Fred for making the cabin and grounds perfect for our stay. We have stayed here many times and seem to enjoy each visit more than the last. Can anything beat grilling steaks on the Weber and watching the sun set on the west end of the lake? Peace & privacy is key at the cabin. Several of our grandchildren have experienced their 1st swim in a lake, boat ride, campfire, horseback ride, etc. Great golf, dining and the conveniences of home are just a few minutes away, if necessary. Ruth & Fred always make our stay the best- thank you! We are already looking forward to our next visit in May.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your family are so kind and take such good care of the cabin. We are appreciative for the opportunity to meet and get to know such nice people who come into our lives. See you in May, 2017. Ruth and Fred
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Amazing, private cabin

  • 5 of 5

We have been trying to rent this cabin for at least two summers but our schedules always conflicted. We were so excited to finally spend a week there. Clean, cozy, beautiful lake and weather. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a "special" place indeed. We have a Great Grandfather and Grandmother for their forsight from the 1930's to thank. We enjoy sharing the experience and love the comments from our guests. Hope to see you back. Ruth & Fred
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I hate to say perfect

  • 5 of 5

...because I don't want to share Kego Lake with anyone else. Our stay, as always, was perfect. We have all the creature comforts we need and then some. We especially love the ambiance of the hand built cabin in 1955 (a year very special to my husband and me) This cabin is well-cared for and so completely tucked away from the noise and stress of other lakes, this adds to the specialness. Lastly, our dog is always welcomed by Fred and Ruth, Jacques and Skye, we just cannot imagine a vacation anywhere else. But we don't want the secret to get out.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can we say. We agree the property and setting is hard to beat, but then we are pregidous. We are glad that we can share our family cabin that we take care of and add comforts without detracting from the rustic nature of the experience. Ruth and Fred Strohmeier
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Shorewood, MN

July 2016 We're so Fortunate!

  • 5 of 5

We and the dogs, again, had the best time at Kego. As always, everything in and out of the cabin was clean and ready to use. We have become so used to Fred and Ruth's attention to detail, we must stop and acknowledge just how fortunate we are to have found their exceptional

cabin! Even inside, the lake is so close, we got a photo of a heron on the dock! During the same week, a deer was by the firepit, as we watched from the door. We feel so spoiled! As we arrive, we have charcoal to start dinner on the Weber grill, and split logs for a 'crackling' evening bonfire while on the wood swing (with dogs). I also think anyone would appreciate the spacious bathroom with tub, shower, washer and dryer. We love taking the pontoon boat for "a spin around the lake", with the dogs, hoping to see the loons. Fred always has a tank of gas hooked up so the pontoon is ready when we are. The boat, the quiet lake, the wooded privacy, the comfort of the log cabin, the wildlife, and the Owners, Fred and Ruth, are why we can't wait for our second week at Kego this fall!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are truly blessed to own this property and be able to share the experience with others that appreciate the atmosphere by the lake in the north woods. We are also appreciative of the guests that take care of the cabin and its contents, the pontoon boat, the canoe, the kayaks and the grounds. It is refreshing to know there are so many good people in this world, during these times of turmoil around the globe. God Bless America! Ruth & Fred
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Cozy and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This is our 7th stay over 4 years with another visit coming up next month. As always, the cabin is charming, spotless and the surroundings peaceful. We love that the cabin sits just 15 feet from the water on a very pine forested piece of private land. The closest neighbors are at least 1/ 4 mile away. The lake is not very populated which cuts down on boat and ski activities.

The owners, Fred and Ruth are very attentive to our every need yet give us our privacy as well. One of the big advantages to this cabin is they allow dogs, therefore our doodle Murphy gets to join us on vacation and he seems to enjoy every moment.

We pay to rent their pontoon which is worth it.

We highly recommend this property and look forward to our return trip.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I guess what goes around, comes around. Great renters like these are always welcome back. We appreciate their visits to the house. Whether it be to borrow something they forgot or a special item not provided at the cabin or just to say 'hi'. Our dogs enjoy them and Murphy too. There are truly many good people in this world.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Brainerd Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Fifty Lakes Municipal, Pizza & Tacos available
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Golden Eagle Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
County Rd 3 and County Rd 1, Fifty Lakes, MN
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
The Bungalow, Emily
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Crosslake, MN
Car: necessary

Just 25 miles north of Brainerd and 8 miles from Crosslake and Emily, in the heart of Lake Country. Boat Rentals, Fishing, Hiking, wildlife, nature at it's best, Horseback riding, Golf, Tennis, Artisans, Shopping, Antiques, Parks, Restaurants, Spa, Library, Exercise facility, Medical and Dental facilities.

Other Activities: Pontoon boat and canoe available for rental. Pontoon Boat $50/Day, $200/Week; Canoe $10/Day; Kayaks $10/Day each..

Golf: 4 Golf Courses: Golden Eagle Golf Course, rated in Minnesota's top 20, is just 2 miles away., Fairways @ Fifty Lakes is 3.5 miles away, Emily Golf and Crosswoods Golf are 8 & 10 miles away. The level of your game can be satisfied at any of these courses. There are multiple other options within 30 miles.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Fifty Lakes

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Closed for the season
12 Oct 2016 - 10 May 2017
180 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
11 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early June
3 Jun 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
2 Sep 2017 - 9 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$334.45
Tax Rate 7.38%

No charge for pets. We do expect you to clean the yard of pet droppings and excess hair be removed inside and outside the cabin. Please advise us of breakage or of non functioning items. Pontoon Boat, Kayaks and Canoe rentals are handled at the end of your stay based upon usage. The canoe and kayaks are shared with the owners. If you need more than 4 standard Adult Life jackets, please bring them with you. Child life jackets are your responsibility, we do not supply these.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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