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The Hideaway: A Family-Friendly Escape Overlooking The Length Of Ten Mile Lake!

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, With An Optional Guesthouse And Stair Access To The Lake.

Situated right off of a paved road, the Hideaway Cabin is easy to get to and can accommodate even large family gatherings! The main cabin has a master bedroom with a king-size bed, three guest rooms with a queen bed in each, a spacious living room and fireplace, furnished kitchen, and three bathrooms (two full, one 3/4). We also have a pull-out couch in the basement. And if you still need more room, the nearby guesthouse (available April-October) can be added to your rental for an additional cost and will provide two more queen beds and another bathroom. It feels like home - except you won't have to do the cleaning!

Property Manager
Amber and Paul Engelkes Owners, Sarah Engelkes Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Amber and Paul Engelkes Owners, Sarah Engelkes Manager

My husband and I grew up in rural MN, in farming country in the SW corner of the state. We met, married, and raised a family there, but we always dreamed of owning a lake home. Now, our five kids are grown, some with kids of their own, and the time came for our dream to become a reality! We searched the Ten Mile Lake area until we found the home for us. Of course, we still have our home in the south of the state, so we won't be here all the time; so, we want to share our home with you! May it be a home away from home, and may your memories here be as sweet as ours!

Amber and Paul Engelkes Owners, Sarah Engelkes Manager purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Amber and Paul Engelkes Owners, Sarah Engelkes Manager chose Hackensack

The Hackensack area of Minnesota has lovely driving, twisting through woods and around lakes, but civilization is not too far away for those who like to hit the gift shops or even for a quick grocery run. Ten Mile Lake is clean and quiet. It has shallow edges that make for great swimming, yet it plunges to depths of hundreds of feet for great fishing. Our property is easy to access - it is right off of a paved road, making it a great option for winter stays (for snowmobiling, ice fishing, or a cozy get-away) as well as summer.

What makes this cabin unique

This property is a beauty! Lovely living areas, knotty pine interiors, a welcoming fireplace, family-friendly amenities, and a private stretch on a gorgeous lake. The stair approach to the lake will help keep the little ones from wandering too close to the water without supervision, but we also have a walking/riding path for those who struggle with stairs. The cabin's porch is perfect for late night chats or early morning reading, afternoons in the sun or listening to the call of the loons in the hours around dawn. The large, two-story windows that face the lake let you enjoy the outdoors from the comforts of the couch, and the fire place will take the chill out of watching the snow fall - or even just a cool evening. The guesthouse can also be included in your rental. It's an additional space for an individual family, a romantic tryst for a young couple, or a place to put all your teens who want to stay up extra late!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Hackensack

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • When booking online/paying online you are then agreeing to all the terms in The Hideaway Cabin rental agreement.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , off of the master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , main floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , basement
  • There is an additional 3/4 bath (shower, sink, toilet) in the Guesthouse.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , basement bedroom with egress window
    Pull-Out Couch - 1 sofa bed/futon , in basement
    Guesthouse (optional rental) - 2 large double bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • snorkelling
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
An outdoor fire pit for hot-dog roasting, s'more creating, and late-night talking! Private dock. There is currently no electrical access on the dock. We hope, however, to be able to provide this at some point in the future. If the stairs to the lake are going to be an issue, we do have a path down the side of the hill as well. Please understand that some of the grade is steep. Fish cleaning station in the garage. Public access 1.5 miles away. During the winter we have a ice fishing house that seats 4 people, along with a gas buddy heater and auger. Please, refill gas when done.


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average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Relaxing and peacful! God's Country!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Engelkes Family, Our family had such a wonderful time together at The Hideaway! There was ample room for all of us in your home and the great outdoors right outside the door can't be beat! We came away from our week at The Hideaway fully rested and feeling pampered. You have a lovely lake home with everything we needed and more to make our stay very comfortable! The Hideaway is the ideal place to get-away! Peaceful! Can't wait to go again! ~The Vermeer Family~

  • Review Submitted: 27/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great destination

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable and relaxing great place for our family get together!

  • Review Submitted: 13/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a family vacation with 10 kids (8 and under) and 8 adults and had the most perfect time in this house! We found everything we needed to cook & prepare meals in the kitchen. There were water toys/rafts and extra life jackets in the garage for the kids as well as some toys in the basement. There was a large table and chairs/furniture on the deck for seating. The weather was perfect, the lake was clear and calm.

The only negative comment I would have is that there were a lot of stairs to get from the house to the dock/beach so it made it hard if we needed to run in for a diaper or snack or whatever. But we certainly got our exercise in!

Overall, we loved our stay and would recommend it to families and people who can manage stairs.

  • Review Submitted: 03/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 11 had a great time doing water sports, lawn games, fishing, visiting local sites such as Paul Bunyan, shopping in Walker, Big Dipper in Hackensack (the BEST), Paul Bunyan's girl friend by Birch Lake and others. The accommodations were clean, well equipped and very comfortable. The owners were very responsive and accommodating in meeting our needs. We hope to return again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 13/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thief River Falls, MN, USA

Great Private Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week at this home and had a fantastic time! The location is very private and it is a beautiful, well-kept property. We had temps in the 90's so the lack of air conditioning in the house was tough but not enough to affect the rating. The layout of the house was phenomenal and allows for a large amount of people at the house.

We also rented the guest house and it made for a great extra space for us. The swimming at the lake was great and really helped with the hot weather. Great clean water and sandy bottoms. The owners called us right when we got there to make sure we had arrived and to offer advice on how to enjoy the area which we really appreciated! With their fishing advice, we were able to catch some nice walleye and bass and enjoyed fish a couple nights.

Another comfort that you don't always get in vacation homes was the fabulous beds in every room! We all slept really well every night! The leather sectional was another favorite by all and the house was just great overall. I would highly recommend The Hideaway and we hope to stay there again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 01/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Slayton, Minnesota


  • 5 of 5

It was the best! So relaxing and the lake was clear and clean! The house was perfect for us! The beds were comfy and new and it was so beautiful! We can't wait to come back!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 19/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Stompin' Grounds Bar & Grill, Akeley
Car: necessary

Right on Ten Mile Lake, 9 miles from Hackensack and 10 miles from Walker. Snowmobile trail nearby (1 mile away) goes all the way to Brainerd (50 miles) and Bemidji (42 miles), accessing over 1200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Ice fishing on Ten Mile Lake is good! The Northern Lights Casino is 11 miles away in Walker and hosts the Moon Dance and Sun Dance events every summer.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Hackensack

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nightly Rate
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Guest House AU$388.26 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$647.1
Cleaning Fee-Guest House AU$64.71
Cleaning Fee AU$194.13
Tax Rate 6.88%

Please note that under the Manager’s Cancelation Policy that is not our policy. We are unable to remove that form the site. Our cancelation policy is as follows:
4 weeks-Full refund on deposit and rent
3 weeks- Deposit retained and 1/4 amount of rent retained
2 weeks- Deposit retained and 1/2 amount of rent retained
1 week- Deposit retained and all of rent retained

Manager'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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