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

Bedrooms 2
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 either the gas or charcoal grill.

If you’re snowmobiling, a right turn out of the driveway gives you access to the trails north of Crosslake. A left turn takes you on the snowmobile trail to the Crosslake trail heads (and to 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!

We are one of the closest lodging options for the Nordic Ridge Ski Trail system for cross country skiing. The ski trails can be accessed from the yard by following the snowmobile trail a short ways and pick them up where they cross the snowmobile trail or 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 7 with a queen bed in one room, a twin over double bunk 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 October, 2017

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. They enjoy snowmobiling, performing bluegrass music, hunting, and traveling.

Cindy Roggenkamp purchased this chalet in 2014

Why Cindy Roggenkamp chose Brainerd Lakes

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
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Sink/Vanity, toilet, shower, shelves for personal items
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • 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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Affordable Lodging on Snowmobile, XC-Ski, Bike/Hiking Trails in Crosslake
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful location, clean and tidy spot to stay!

  • 4 of 5

Very close to Crosslake, this two bedroom guest house is a lovely spot. There are beautiful wild flowers surrounding the place, and humming birds visited both days. The kitchen is clean and functional. Bedrooms were comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great space

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous property and close to everything you need for the weekend!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing cozy guesthouse

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. We have 4 small children and this was set up great so everyone was comfortable. Close enough to town for activities. Owners very helpful with guidance on trail system and other activities.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and peaceful setting.

  • 4 of 5

A serene, quiet and peaceful setting. Living areas are spacious however the 3/4 bath is very small and the 2nd bedroom beds only accommodate small children ie. bunk-beds.

The hostess is very friendly and knowledgeable of the areas activities and attentive to guests needs/requirements.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had such a nice time at the Buckskin Guest House! This was our first experience with renting a home for a get-away weekend w our kids and it couldn't have been better. The owners were terrific! Quick to reply to any questions we had which made our stay easy and enjoyable. The Guest house is set up to accommodate any season guests - summer, fall, winter, and spring. It's close to ATV trails, lakes, restaurants, snowmobile trails. Yet it's sits quietly in the woods away from it all. We'd love to return in the winter for snowmobiling. Thanks Cindy & Tim!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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From arrival, the place looked great. No notable issues about the place. Owners nice and responsive.

  • 5 of 5

Ever since my group of friends had arrived here, we thought it was a nice place. We thought it'd be bigger but it didn't bother us that much. The photo of the living area there is pretty much what you get when it comes to staying inside. Don't get me wrong though, if you and your family or group of friends have things to do, you'll never get bored. The place is very comfortable and had many things that were already there to help us do the daily things such as cook and clean. Being somewhat isolated is great too because we tend to get a little loud from time to time when playing games and just having a fun chat. The down-side was that the grills outside were still rusted and nearly unusable, so we settled with just pan frying all of our meats. The experience overall would be something worth counting for though. I wouldn't say we'd come here again, but going to new places would be much more fun.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry for your disappointment with the grills. We were on vacation in mid May when you stayed and the grill didn't get checked by the property manager at the time and it had a rusty grate. It now has a new grate. I thought the gas grill was fine...just fire up and brush it. But if it concerned you, it will others too. So I just ordered new grates and flavor bars for the Weber gas grill. Thanks for staying with us! Glad you liked the property and had fun!
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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

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
5 Sep 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$45 per night, per additional guest
21 Dec 2017 - 18 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$45 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2018
19 Mar 2018 - 23 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$45 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$45 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.38%

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