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This Is How You Remember Cabins When You Were Growing Up!

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

The cabin is just a few feet from the lake

Perfect location, even better setting. Listen as the wind whistles through the pines and get ready to relax. This 'cabin' is a touch of Northern Minnesota nostalgia with all the necessities to make your vacation completely relaxing. Don't want to cook - there are plenty of fun restaurants nearby. The fully stocked kitchen has a refrigerator, oven, cook top, microwave, coffee pot, and all the dishes and utensils. Sleeps 6 - the bunk beds are great for kids, the bedroom has a double bed. Every room offers an up close view of the lake. The stone fireplace will be a great way to warm up during the cool evenings. Use the fire pit just a few feet from the lake for s'mores and campfire stories. The private dock is a perfect place to tie up your boat after a day of tubing, fishing or just sightseeing and enjoying a day on the lake.

Whether you're looking for a great family getaway, a guys fishing trip, or a relaxing girls trip, this is the place. The wildlife is abundant, the fishing exciting, the relaxing world class. Fall asleep to the call of loons and the feeling that life has gotten back to the pace we can all to a cup of coffee on the deck and listen to the world come alive around you. The Lost 40 is less than half an hour away and a treasured Minnesota Forest icon with trails and some unbelievably large pines.

More Details

Lance Pogones
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
2 June, 2018

About Lance Pogones

My business partner and our wives own the cabin right next door. We always wanted to purchase this cabin and renovate it. We love the proximity to the lake and really feel like it's the best 100' on the lake. The feeling is as if you've stepped back in time....

Lance Pogones purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Lance Pogones chose Deer River

We looked all over Minnesota and Wisconsin! We loved Jessie Lake the first time we visited and were attracted to the view and the closeness to the lake and nature. We have loved learning about and listening to the loons, always marvel at the bald eagles, and have seen wolves, fox pups, deer, and a bear - and lots of large fish :-)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Deer River

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Main Bath - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Main Bedroom - 1 double bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • swimming


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This Is How You Remember Cabins When You Were Growing Up!
average rating of 4.2727275 based on 11 reviews

Quiet and serene, beautiful sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a stress free place to unwind and we found it. The cabin was perfect especially for our dogs. We loved watching the birds and water fowl. The owners were very accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: 21/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice time.

  • 3 of 5

Hello, We did enjoy our stay. The cabin is cute and close to the water. The beach was ok, needed to be raked and cleaned up. Due to the water being so shallow the dock should have been longer. The cabin is very close to the other cabins which is fine is you don't mind being within talking range to the neighbor. The lake is a more quiet lake then around the Brainerd Lakes area, which we found to be super nice. Saw many eagles and Pelicans. I would advise the owner to put screens on all windows as we could not open the kitchen and bedroom windows due to no screens and it was hot a couple of days. The breeze from the lake was great as it always was directed at the cabin which helped because there is no air conditioning. I would advise the owner to have more movies and games. The one major complaint we do have is that the cabin water was full of sulfur. The smell was terrible anytime any of the water was run. My sterling rings all turned color and my husband had some stomach issues do to the sulfur. We advise don't drink the water, buy water or bring your own. The owners are very accommodating and nice.

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not very impressed

  • 2 of 5

Ok, you keep pressuring me for a rating. I didn't want to say anything but here we go. The trailer was very nice and clean, we were deceived by the advertising of a big screen TV which was there, but had no service! The propane tank on our grill was empty! While we were there we put up with two days of major construction on the beach next-door. Dump trucks, backhoes, bobcats, and constant unloading of five dump trucks or more of rock, chainsaws cutting down tree branches so the equipment could get in to build a rip rap rock beach in front of the owners home! We were instructed to put our garbage in the garage, which we did, but the garage doors had holes chewed in them by raccoons !! Well guess what we found in the garage the next morning, all of our garbage bags ripped open and shredded been torn apart by raccoons. Had to clean up that mess! The small rowboat that was supplied with the cabin was sunk in the lake halfway up to the front seats. I could keep going but I need to get back to work. I would highly recommend the owner maybe get a better property management company.

  • Review Submitted: 12/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great up north cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our vacation on Jessie Lake. The cabin was even better than the pictures. It was clean and ready when we arrived and had everything we needed to enjoy our trip. The windows facing the lake make for a great view almost everywhere in the cabin. The large deck facing the lake was fantastic to relax on or eat a meal. The kitchen was large and had all the utensils we needed and the gas grill on the deck worked great (it was very new and nice). We used the row boat for fishing and caught fish right out in front of the cabin! The owner and his family were next door and very nice even allowing us to use their paddle boards. Lance was very responsive to emails and texts leading up to our trip and while we were at the cabin with questions. Would recommend this cabin to family and friends and would definitely book it again in the future. The only critique we had was the shower did not drain well. I have no doubt the owners will address the issue as you can tell they really care about providing a quality experience. Thanks so much for a great relaxing vacation, it was exactly what we were looking for when we booked.

  • Review Submitted: 13/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding anniversary trip

  • 4 of 5

Owners are wonderful to work with - they are 5 star. They have obviously made every attempt to make this a comfortable and homey place to stay. Love wall of windows facing lake. Chairs, sofa and beds were comfortable. Previous negative comments about refrig not cooling & no bedroom curtains have been fixed, further evidence of owners desire to make the stay great. Lake is beautiful with cabin/deck right on lake & offering spectacular view. It was very relaxing and private. Enjoyed excursion to 'Lost Forty' and dinner at Riley's Supper Club. Only 30 minutes from Grand Rapids, so convenient to pick up whatever you may need. Only negative was an off smell (NOT mold) in the cabin emminating from inside kitchen cupboards (which might benefit from scrub down with bleach solution, or some other solution to eliminate order); might have been related to initial rainy cool weather & windows being shut, but electric outlet air fresheners from store resolved it. Damage deposit was promptly credited back to my charge card so appreciate that courtesy.

  • Review Submitted: 09/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful hidden gem! The cabin was beautiful and the view of the lake was spectacular!!!! My fiancé and I loved the peace and quiet, while our black lab spent numerous hours jumping off the dock to chase loons and ducks. This was our first vacation free from basically all technology (we did have limited phone service). A nice touch was having a TV and DVD player in the bedroom to watch movies on those rainy days. Personally, the adults loved it, but our teenagers were having withdrawals :) That was easily remedied by having a nice dinner at a local restaurant. I would can not express the tranquility I felt during our stay.....better than any spa!!!!!!!! I can not wait to return, hopefully next year! Thank you for exceeding our expectations and the wonderful stay!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 13/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$101.05
Pet Fee AU$67.37
Damage Deposit AU$404.19

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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