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Burrows Lake: Private 91-Acre, Year-Round Restored Lake Home - National Forest

Bedrooms 2
Space 232 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

For complete information, see our full website - link below!

Absolutely unique, ultimate privacy on 91 acres with 1630 feet of hard, sandy lakeshore (perfect for swimming) on a beautiful Burrows Lake in the heart of Minnesota Wilderness. Rent your own classic Minnesota lake retreat in Minnesota resort country.

The house (the ONLY house on the property!) has been painstakingly renovated and updated for year-round use. Perfect for summer swimming and boating. Glorious for winter sports and fall hunting. The house is completely winterized, with a great fireplace. Roads and the driveway are plowed all winter.

Come to Burrows Lake Cabin for the ultimate in privacy, 400 thread count sheets, luxury mattresses, a huge, old rock fireplace, formal dining room, glorious views of the lake - all 25 feet from your own private 1630 feet of sandy lakeshore!

Field of Dreams and Bob Dylan fans: See our full web site (link below) for wonderful Moonlight Graham and Bob Dylan connections to this property!

We can help you design a custom wilderness vacation, specializing in gorgeous sandy swimming and boating beach. Great for swimming kids! Mountain bike, hike, camp, hunt. In winter, ATV and Snowmobiling on miles of trails. We help you arrange wilderness weeks for women (kayaking, then high tea in the gazebo lakeside before your massage, anyone?), real comfort for hunters, snowmobilers, and outdoors types. Renters, you have permission to hunt on prime deer and grouse land during your stay. If you're feeling cuddly rather than adventurous, snuggle down with a mystery novel in a leather lounge chair by the fireplace with muffins and coffee for a lazy, snowy afternoon! The woods await you!

For a full description and many pictures, see our website below.

Keywords: Minnesota Lake, Wilderness, cabin, house, privacy, seculsion, woods

More Details

Gay Reese & Russ White
Member since: 2005
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Gay Reese & Russ White

We love Northern Minnesota - Itasca County, in the middle of the Chippewa National Forest is gorgeous. My husband is a consultant for not-for-profit boards (SouthCabinGroup), I am a researcher and author (Unbinding the Gospel Series). We love the woods - this is where we'd rather spend time than anywhere! We hope you enjoy the place we love best!

Gay Reese & Russ White purchased this house in 2006

Why Gay Reese & Russ White chose Minnesota

It's remote, gorgeous, private, restored classic cabin on a beautiful fishing lake and one of the most unique properties in lake and woods country. Only house on 91 acres with 1630 feet of shoreline (unbelievable amount of land and lakeshore)!

What makes this house unique

Owner speaks English, French and Spanish


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Bovey

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 232 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • conservatory
  • Yard
  • long term rentals available
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful Rock Fireplace (gas), Sealy Posturepedic pillowtop mattresses, sofa bed, Toaster Oven, Gourmet Cooking Utensils (commercial grade Calphalon), Luxury Linens provided, Washer & Dryer in Laundry Room, Dining Room, Breakfast nook, limitless hot water, Fully screened gazebo, All Beautiful New Furniture, No Pets. Owner speaks English, French, Spanish


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Burrows Lake: Private 91-Acre, Year-Round Restored Lake Home - National Forest
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

A breath of fresh air

  • 5 of 5

Our whole family has been gushing about our week at Burrows Lake since we got home last month. Our time there was simply a breath of fresh air for all of us. Our children loved the freedom to run and frolic and fish and splash in the water. The lake bottom is sandy, but firm, and shockingly was still weedless in August! We loved kayaking on the calm still lake, and fishing from the dock (tons of fish of different sizes and types to be caught!). We were thrilled to pick our fill of ripe raspberries and blackberries as we walked the property. But perhaps the very best part was the distraction free, quiet, atmosphere. We were so thrilled to step out of our van upon arrival and listen closely and hear.....nothing!

I know most people want to know the nitty-gritty when they are reading the reviews. I know I am always curious to know if a VRBO is clean and well appointed. This cabin had a beautiful layout, was very clean, and all beds and furniture were very comfortable. There were plenty of towels/dishes/etc and the hosts have thought of just about every detail to make it a very comfortable place to stay. Our favorite place in the house was the dining room with huge windows overlooking the lake--it's the perfect place to savor a cup of coffee in the early morning!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We recently visited this cabin for the second time. Our entire family looks forward to kayaking and enjoying the beautiful surroundings. The cabin is comfortable and well kept. The lake is quiet and serene. Great place to relax and get away from it all! We will definitely be back a third time!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to recharge

  • 5 of 5

This year was our second stay at the Burrows Lake Cabin and it was delightful. The cabin has everything you need and is very comfortable. Gay and Russ are experienced at vacation rentals and that makes it to much more comfortable to stay there. As children our family owned a cabin just a few miles from Burrows Lake and we so miss the serenity and untamed wilderness this area has to offer. It is like no other place, the lake is clean, sandy and free of leaches and other water bugs so the swimming is endless. Walks are refreshing and full of wildlife and berries. The cabin is on the east side of the lake so plan on walks or fishing in the morning, swimming after the sun warms up, a quiet dinner while enjoying the sunset over the lake and then fireside for some stargazing. That is as good as it gets and this cabin is where it’s at.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Blissful Haven

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was blissful way to unplug for a week and enjoy the peace and comfort of family and nature. The cabin was absolutely perfect! We had everything we needed already there! The service that the owners, Gay and Russ, provided was impeccable! The lake, woods, and wildlife were majestically beautiful. We will most certainly be returning soon! I would absolutely recommend taking a week to visit the cabin and unplug from the world and plug into family and nature and restore.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prior Lake,MN

Beautiful place that is very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here for the past few years and have enjoyed the privacy and fishing. Owners are very nice and respond to questions promptly. I would recommend the cabin to anyone looking to get away and have some peace and quiet. There were several afternoons we went fishing and caught fish and also watched loons.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, MN

Magical place! An annual tradition for our family.

  • 5 of 5

We've made it a tradition to stay at Burrows Lake Cabin almost every year since 2007. It's absolutely one of our favorite places to simply get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and re-connect as a family. The 91-acre property is incredible (we LOVE it in the fall) and the cabin has always had something about it that feels familiar to us. We've enjoyed all sorts of activities at Burrows: fishing off the dock, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, hiking down the long driveway, sitting around the fireplace on chilly fall evenings, campfires by the lake, putting together puzzles in the dining room with the great view of the lake, and just taking it easy. We only live 30 minutes away, but if feels worlds away when we spend time at Burrows. Also, the owners are some of the nicest and friendliest people you'll ever meet. We highly recommend booking a stay at Burrows Lake Cabin.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Hibbing (HIB), Minnesota
Car: necessary

Canoeing, Ice Fishing, ATV trails, Scrapbooking, Stained Glass Making, skiing, snowshoeing


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Bovey

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017 Reduced!!!
17 Jun 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall-Spring 2017-18 Reduced!!
19 Aug 2017 - 15 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.85%

Guests assume all liability for their safety at the lake. We do not recommend this cabin for families with very young children since it is so close to the lake. If you DO book the cabin, please make sure to watch children carefully and have them wear life vests outside. We reserve the right to charge your credit card for any damages or unusual cleaning costs.

$200 to reserve the cabin, balance due upon checkin.
Two kayaks available for rental for $100 for both, paddles and life vests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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