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Cozy Minnesota Cabin - Winter Special $175/per night

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 94 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

If you are looking for the 'cabin experience', this quintessential cabin in the pines won't disappoint. The property was originally purchased and built by my grandparents in 1958 and has been in our family ever since; it was completely renovated by my wife and I in 2011. A small but efficient layout, the cabin has a wonderful screen porch, sitting area with gas fireplace, and dining room; all with panoramic views of the lake, which is only steps away. It has one bedroom on the main level (king), and a semi-private loft with two queen size beds. There is one 3/4 bath, and a great outdoor shower with views of the lake for those true Minnesotan's. The inside space flows seamlessly to a large lakeside patio with grill, outdoor dining area, fire pit and coffee sitting area. The rental comes complete with a pontoon boat (2014 Bennington), a 4-person paddleboat, a canoe, and of course a hammock in the yard. For those that can't disconnect, the cabin also includes two high definition TV's with DirecTV (DVD/Blu-Ray on main TV) and free Wi-Fi! And don't worry, you won't be roughing it, the 2011 renovation also brought all new mechanical systems including air conditioning, new appliances, and a new Kinetico softened water system!!

Situated 5 miles east of the town of Crosslake, crystal clear Lake O'Brien is spring fed with a water clarity of 24', the cleanest lake in the entire watershed district. The lake itself is surrounded by mature pines. There is approximately 5 miles of shoreline, of which about a quarter of the lake is undeveloped state owned property. During the summer, this recreational lake is perfect for fishing, skiing, wake boarding canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding and all water based activities, including floating on an air mattress!! There is a sandbar where you can walk across the lake which is a favorite gathering spot for 'kids of all ages'!! It's location on a quiet tar township road make it perfect for a morning walk or bike ride. During the winter months the lake is perfect for ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and is a perfect base camp to access the endless miles of groomed snowmobile trails.

Our property is perfect for a family of up to 6 or a few couples. We have a strict limit of 6 due to the size of the cabin and the single bathroom. We do keep our calendar updated and so if you are seeing availability then it's likely available. Upon reservation confirmation you'll receive a complete 'what to bring' list so you are prepared for your time up north. Feel free to inquire with any questions you may have and we’ll be prompt to reply! We pride ourselves on keeping our property and structures/equipment pristine and are certain we'll exceed your expectations in that regard. And further, since we also live on this lake, should any questions or problems arise we can respond quickly. In fact, your only disappointment will be when you have to leave!!

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Crosslake, Minnesota

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 94 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Main Level Bath - toilet , shower enclosure
    Outdoor Shower -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main Level Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Loft - 2 large double bed , Privacy Curtain
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Cozy Minnesota Cabin - Winter Special $175/per night
average rating of 4.98 based on 50 reviews
5

Great cabin, nice quiet location!

  • 5 of 5

We came to the cabin as a family for a winter getaway, and the cabin was perfect. The kids loved the loft, the kitchen had basically everything you'd need, and the location was very private. It definitely would be a great place to go in the summer as well!

  • Review Submitted: 21/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, MN
5

Winter Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing time with friends at the cabin! We hiked, went snowshoeing and cross country skiing. We are excited to plan our next trip. Lindsay and Jeff were fabulous to work with and the cabin was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 14/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eden Prairie
5

Lovely, Cozy, Winter Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Always a pleasure staying here in the summer months and winter was no different. Thank you to the Balmers for the extra holiday touches.

  • Review Submitted: 29/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our second stay here and we will go back!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy and perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 25/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Fall Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had wonderful weeklong stay at The Cabin this fall. The accommodations exceeded our expectations. Walks in the nearby State land allowed us to really enjoy the autumn colors. There is so much to do in the area. We biked the trails near Crosby. The Cabin is perfect location for a fall getaway!

  • Review Submitted: 23/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eden Prairie
5

Always a great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay and the fourth is booked. Always a relaxing stay and we look forward to the next. Thank you Jeff and Lindsay for sharing your cabin and thanks for that awesome weather;)

  • Review Submitted: 25/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owner

Jeff Balmer
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2018

Map

Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Multiple in Crosslake
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Crosswoods Golf Course - Multiple within 20 miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Many great options in Crosslake
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Mount Ski Gull and Tubing- Downhill Skiing
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Crosslake, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$223
AU$1,403
 
 
Spring 2018
21 Apr 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$383
AU$2,551
 
 
Early Summer 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
AU$3,188
 
 
Peak Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
AU$3,699
 
 
Late Summer 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
AU$2,551
 
 
Fall/Winter 2018-2019
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$319
AU$1,913
 
 
Spring 2019
20 Apr 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$383
AU$2,551
 
 
Ealry Summer 2019
15 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
AU$3,188
 
 
Peak Summer 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
AU$3,826
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
AU$3,699
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$191.31 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,275.4
Pet Fee AU$63.77 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.38%

50% non-refundable deposit
All full week rentals are Friday to Friday.
Check-in is at 4:00, check out is at 11:00 am.
Please call with any questions or special requests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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