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Affordable Lodging on Snowmobile, XC-Ski, Bike/Hiking Trails in Crosslake

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath, private deck, 1st floor gear room, fireplace, large yard

Buckskin Guest House is nestled on 58 acres of beautiful woods yet is just a few miles from all that Crosslake and the Whitefish Chain have to offer. Its large private deck overlooks two environmental lakes and the view of the starry sky at night is incredible.

Hiking trails are right outside the door and the bike/walking trail through Crosslake is about a mile away. Close to the swimming beaches, golf courses, boat launches, boat and toy rentals, and more, the Guest House provides a central location for access to fun! And for a night out, enjoy convenient access to the many restaurants and take advantage of the shuttle service that will pick you up and bring you back to the Guest House. Or stay in and have a fire in the private fire pit or grill your own food on the gas grill on the deck.

If you’re snowmobiling, take the access path out of the back of the Guest House that leads right to the Fifty Lakes Trail. A right turn and you are heading north on the Fifty Lakes trail taking you to the trails north of Crosslake. A left turn takes you on the snowmobile trail to the Crosslake trail heads (only about 3/4 mile to trail heads, restaurants, gas, convenience and liquor stores) giving you many different ride options—a different ride every day. No long access spurs or bumpy, windblown lakes to get to the trails. We're on the groomed trail system!

Attention Hikers and XC Skiers!!--We are one of the closest lodging options for the Nordic Ridge Ski and Hiking Trail system for cross country skiing and hiking. The trails can be accessed from behind the Guest House using the access path. Or, if you prefer, take a short drive (about 2 miles) to the Crosslake Community Center (located across the lake) and access the trail system from there.

For bike enthusiasts, the Cuyuna Mountain Bike Trail System is only about 20 miles away! Now there's an adventure for sure.

The comfortable 2 bedroom, 1 bath second story Guest House has the “up north” feel with knotty pine, fireplace and all modern amenities. There is sleeping room for 6 with a queen bed in one room, another queen bed in the second bedroom and a double futon in the living room. The first floor “gear room” provides an easy place to store your gear and get it out of your way. The yard is large to accommodate boat or snowmobile trailers.

The modern Guest House is fully furnished and includes bedding and towels. The kitchen is also fully equipped with cookware, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, dishwasher and plenty of counter space. A first floor washer and dryer is also available.

More Details

Cindy Roggenkamp
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Cindy Roggenkamp

Tim and Cindy Roggenkamp have lived in the Brainerd Lakes Area (most recently in Nisswa) for most of their lives. Cindy was an executive in the financial services industry for over 28 years and Tim is a self employed CPA and Cindy is an Enrolled Agent in their Tax and Accounting Practice in Crosslake. They enjoy snowmobiling, performing bluegrass music, hunting, and traveling.

Cindy Roggenkamp purchased this chalet in 2014

Why Cindy Roggenkamp chose Crosslake

The Crosslake area combines small town charm and wilderness surrounding the Guest House with so many activities and convenient amenities that it's just a great place to get away to.

What makes this chalet unique

Secluded and Private.

Close to convenience store, gas, restaurants, liquor store, lake access, golf courses, snowmobile trail, hiking and biking trails.


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

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Sink/Vanity, toilet, shower, shelves for personal items
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • I also have a 'Pack N Play" crib available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews

Great place to stay in the Crosslake area

  • 5 of 5

Clean, quiet, comfortable... perfect place for the 3 of us this weekend. Hosts are very welcoming and responsive to questions. Will most definitely stay here again if we're back in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house itself is amazingly comfortable, modernity, and spacious!ous and fit our needs perfectly!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I rented the Buckskin Guesthouse while we were attending a wedding. I was doing the bride's hair and my daughter was doing the flowers. The house was perfect with an island for her to work on and an empty refrigerator to store the bouquets and corsages.

The bedrooms are a nice size as is the

open concept living area. We had no need for the fireplace but it is a nice touch. Everything was very clean, tastefully decorated, and the kitchen was more than adequately supplied.

Cindy was very helpful in working with our arrival and departure times and also helping us know the distance to the rural venue we were traveling to for the wedding.

Tim and Cindy appear to be very nice people very warm and helpful! We enjoyed Sunday morning coffee on the deck with a very nice hightop and comfortable chairs! Enjoyed a trail walk to the lake with various wildflowers

and vegitation. It was relaxing to just sit and watch the ripples in the water and the beauty of God's creation.

I definitely recommend a stay here whether just indoors for movies and games or to enjoy nature, hiking, or winter sports! You can't go wrong!

This was my first vrbo rental. Easy reservations, immediate responses, and personal e-mails from the owner.

Bless their ♡ for their warm hospitality and reasonable pricing!

  • Review Submitted: 23/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My family enjoyed the beautiful atmosphere and we can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and we enjoyed the unique set up of the cozy condo. It was a affordable lodge because it offered so..many unaccepted details. The view of the balcony was simply breath taking.

  • Review Submitted: 09/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful secluded weekend away.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The guesthouse was everything we were looking for on our weekend getaway. It was clean and had everything we needed. The area is secluded yet offers wonderful accessibility to XC skiing. snowshoeing and hiking. We even got some pictures of deer. Thank you Tim and Cindy for a wonderful weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 25/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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right on every type of trail

  • 5 of 5

Clean, wifi, on every kind of trail. We were very fortunate, it snowed all weekend. Kitchen was very well stocked. Cindy and Tim have a snowmobile/ ski trail right out the back door. It was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 15/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Proctor, MN

Very comgortable place.

  • 4 of 5

We loved the open kitchen and living room area. The best feature was the fireplace that added the cozy touch to make our stay warm and enjoyable !

  • Review Submitted: 13/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Moonlight Bay
Nearest Golf
3.7 Miles
Crosswoods Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Moonlight Bay
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Crosslake US Army Corp of Engineers Campground

Crosslake has a small town, neighborhood feel and features dozens of lakes, including the 14 interconnected lakes of the Whitefish Chain of Lakes. In all, the Whitefish Chain includes more than 13,500 acres of water, 119 miles of shoreline, and dozens of bays and islands. The Chain offers great opportunities for boating, fishing, skiing, swimming, and so much more. The dockside restaurants are a favorite in the summers and also provide beautiful views for winter sledders.

The Pine River Dam in Crosslake – at the U.S Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Area—just 3 miles from the Guest House is a sight to see on the Whitefish Chain. You can watch the rushing water from the overlook or cast a line and try your hand at fishing. The Cross Lake Recreation Area offers a wonderful sandy swim beach, nice shady picnic areas and a convenient boat launch with large parking areas. Crosslake is one of the most picturesque communities – year-round – in all of Minnesota. All four seasons are thoroughly enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Recreational opportunities are plentiful throughout the seasons.

And, Crosslake is more than just a stopping point on the road. It is a town offering an amazing hardware store (if you can’t find it there you probably don’t need it), a large, modern grocery store, over a dozen great restaurants (many lakeside), several banks, churches, gas/convenient stores, and shops. And, a sports rental shop is nearby that rents snowmobiles and jetskis. And all these conveniences are just 1-3 miles from the Guest House.

A great thing about the Guest House is how easy it is to get to town (a mile or so and it’s a fairly easy walk or bike ride in the summer and for snowmobilers, you just follow the groomed trail right from the driveway) yet enjoy the seclusion of the 18 acres of woods surrounded by wildlife areas and views of two environmental lakes.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chalet in Crosslake, Minnesota

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$47 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax includes MN sales tax of 6.875% and the Whitefish Area Lodging Assn. (WALA) tax of 1.0%. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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