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Naomi or Bernie Iserman

Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english, Creole

Naturally Beautiful, Clean, Spacious Woodland Retreat

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Garrison holiday cabin

3 Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2 separate living & dining areas, sleeps 7+

* Our cozy cabin is right in the heart of Minnesota's Vacation Land. Mille Lacs Lake is just 1/2 mile away. Tucked in the woods, abounding with wildlife and beautiful seasonal foliage, our cabin offers privacy but also access to many amenities around the Lakes. This scenic area caters to fishermen, ATV ers, golfers, specialty shoppers, archeologists, hunters, snowmobilers, wind surfers, jet skiers and tired travelers looking to just relax, and read a book. Our shelves are filled with the classics.Now with internet you can keep connections with your business, family or friends or add streaming and watch movies. Our road connects to the Pine center ATV trail. Our 3 bedroom Cabin sleeps 7 comfortably with 2 hideabeds for extra guests. Lovely new construction on the lower level features a King size bed with mirror, dimmer lights and cedar ceiling. 2 comfortable hide-a-beds sleeps 4 with an extra cove for a single bed. You'll like the bathroom with new fixtures and pine cabinetry. Handy Kitchenette with microwave and refrigerator in dining area. The pine stairwell takes you to two more bedrooms, one with a queen and the other with a double bed, living area, full bath & laundry. A spacious kitchen overlooks the woods. Creative decorating reminds you of home.

Our air conditioned cabin is fully furnished with towels and Bedding, dishes and pots and pans, even a food processor and deep fat fryer. In addition there are 2 small charcoal grills, blender, toaster, coffee maker, with locally roasted coffee beans, tea and hot cocoa. Accommodations include 3 comfortable sofas, easy chairs and 2 TVs with VCR and DVD Player. Play cribbage on hand-crafted diamond willow board. Use our deck of cards and game board or bring your favorites. Sit on the deck outdoors or make a fire in the fire pit, wood included. There is plenty room to park your boat or rig or Park your boat at Terrys boat harbor just 1/2 mi away .or Little White fish resort just a few miles away. Fish for Walleye, crappies, sunnies, bass, northern and muskie, tulliby and perch. Rent a jet ski or just bask in the sun on one of the many beaches. Go to the many specialty shops in Garrison, Aitkin or Isle or visit the Mille Lacs Lake Indian Museum, or Paul Bunyan amusement park, or Grand Casino. Dine at the many restaurants around the area including the Coffee Cabin, Broadway Pizza, The Blue goose, Twin Pines, The Y Club, Spirit Lake Steak House, The Farm Mkt Cafe, Burger King, McDonalds and many more.

Do Hiking, Do Star-Gazing, Do Fall Colors! #dothelake

DISCOUNTS - 25% DISCOUNT during the off-peak season except for holidays.

WINTERTIME: GOT SNOW? WE DO! Check out the wintertime schedule of events! Arctic Blast (Feb. 10th) Ducks Unlimited fishing tournament (Feb 18th). Ice Race Weekend, with snow mobiles, dirt bikes, cars and 4 wheelers (Feb. 24), Kite Crossing (March 2nd) Phil's Myr Mar Golf on Ice, (March 3rd) softball on Ice (Mar 10-11th) Christmas light tours, ice fishing, Grand Casino Shows.

ROMANTIC ADVENTURE play our new game 'Stones Throw to romance' ! Romance is literally just a stone’s throw away with this delightful game. We provide you with 18 enchanting cards that are laminated and are really quite lovely. On each card, you will find something romantic to do with or for one another. Spread out the cards, toss the stones, and watch the story unfold .Or try the amazing Kiss Cards. Have the cards handy while watching your favorite show together. Or Hide them around the house. This puts a whole new twist on hide and seek. This game puts a smile on anyones face and rekindles the fire.

SUMMERTIME Activities include car shows, wild flower and mushroom walks, farmers markets, State Park Programs which include fishing canoeing and climbing the 100 foot fire tower, garage sales, summer gospel concerts, classes on basket weaving, demonstrations of ricing and maple syrup making at the historic trading post, pow wows, bird watching, fireworks on the many lakes, parades, live blue grass, jazz and country music, dancing, New Mille Lacs Indian Museum, shows at the Casino and theater, fishing launch, biking and hiking trails, canoeing or tubing down the river, . Our area is home to most major denominations and faith. Our community is warm and friendly. You'll see!

Extended area activities include:

Dinner theaters, Charles Lindberg museum, most popular Brainerd race way events, world famous Aitkin fish house parade, Crosby motorcycle run, Pirates cove mini golf, water slides, go cart tracks.

Other uses for our cabin: Use our cabin as a prayer retreat or retreat for pastors or missionaries, accommodate relatives during weddings or graduation celebrations. Use our 'honeymoon suite' for your honeymoon or anniversary. Crafters, get away for the weekend. Too tired to clean? Host your shower or a birthday party at our cabin You are only limited by your imagination. Our cabin will be decorated for the Holidays. A perfect place to spend a few days with your family.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Naomi or Bernie Iserman (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english, Creole

About Naomi or Bernie Iserman

Bernie and Naomi grew up in the suberbs of Mpls. and graduated from Minnetonka and /Edina Highschool repectively. Naomi fell into Bernies arms (litterally) at the Past Time skating rink , were married in 1985 and moved North to Onamia, Mn in in 1988. Bernie is a contractor and Naomi a Massage Therapist. Their 4 boys, Gabriel, Michael, Jon and Gene enjoy Music, Hunting, Fishing, Building and crafting. Gabe has crafted over 400 cribbage boards made from diamond willow inlaid with his favorite agates and built the stone fireplace you see in our cabin. Mike is navigating city life in Mpls working in sales and enjoys playing cards, and games, and dancing. Gene finished his 2400 mile trek down the Mississippi River in a kayak and works as a salesman in rural America. he loves to play his guitar. Jon married the love of his life, who gave us our first grandson. He works as an engineer, and loves to hunt.

Naomi or Bernie Iserman purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Naomi or Bernie Iserman chose Mille Lacs Lake

Bernie and I originally came up North to work with a camp called Timber Bay, a retreat center particularly for hurting youth but also for church and other various retreats. We live adjacent to Timber Bay and have made this our home. We originally built the vacation rental home for our retirement. It is only 5 miles from our home and we enjoy the creativity it takes to keep it up and running, for guests who come up North for their vacation. The new constructed part of it is about 7 years old.

What makes this cabin unique

The benefits include living next to a very popular vacation spot but also having the privacy and peace and quiet of the north woods. Its a 1 minute drive to the beach and wonderful activities around the Lake. We are surrounded by a variety of eateries, ATV and hiking and biking trails and beautiful sunsets and a star lit sky that will take your breath away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks! Cozy getaway for us. There was room to run for our toddler, and ample game playing space in the kitchen. All the essentials were available, and we enjoyed the fresh snow on the nearby roads. Great for a leisurely walk and pulling the granddaughter on a sled. Surrounded by a beautiful north woods.
Dec 2014
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based on 28 traveller reviews

Naturally Beautiful, Clean, Spacious Woodland Retreat
average rating of 4.714286 based on 42 reviews
Maple Grove, MN

Great location and layout. Quiet and clean

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for a weekend getaway. Close to the casino, restaurants. Also has satellite Internet so that was nice being connected when needed.

Cabin was clean and plenty or room for others for sleeping. Our 3rd visit and not the last. Would recommend for a nice weekend getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place was great. Nice area, very clean and a perfect place to bring the family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Both homeowners and guests take a small risk when each party to agrees to a sight unseen adventure such as Homeaway Vacation Rentals but I'll have to give kudos, not only to such great travelers, as we have had, but also to Homeaway, as they achieve such excellence in making it happen so seamlessly . We appreciate your review, as well! Thanks! Bernie and Naomi
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Very nice property

  • 4 of 5

Very nice property, secluded, clean and great customer service!

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love a good report, thanks so much, and I'd like to add, our renters are exceptional.
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  • 5 of 5

For the past 20 years, we have a group of 5-6 50 something guys that meet for a weekend somewhere around the Mille Lacs area at the end of January. It's really the only time we get together all year. The woodland retreat was perfect. We spent most of our time playing cards in the upper level kitchen overlooking the woods. Close to town to grab some snacks and drinks, but once settled in, there was no other reason to go anywhere. Very clean and comfortable. Two full levels with plenty of room and comfortable sleeping arrangements. Cabin had everything one could need, including coffee in the morning. Would highly recommend and will certainly be back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When I was naming our business, I tried to think of a name that expressed the feel of our cabin. Relaxing Escape said it all; you described it perfectly!
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Property was as described and clean.

  • 4 of 5

Naomi was great to work with. We enjoyed our stay and would go back again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. I get excited preparing for our guests. Its what i do. I guess you could call it Up North Hospitality! Naomi
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It was wonderful and feel at home right away

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is abolutely amazing to stay as a group of around 8 to 12 people or so because it's so privacy where you can laugh as loud as you want compare to many other cabins I have seen around the Lake Mille lac. The owner is definitely as friendly as I can see with so much easy going. That made my kids and all the kids in my group feel at home right away with so much enjoyment as the three nights we stayed.

The time we arrived at the cabin was the time where the Mile Lac Lake was band to fish valleys and it was late in the season, so the kids did not catch any fish at all. That's for sure disappoint the kids not catching fishes but they did enjoy the cabin. The benefit is that the cabin is in the middle of all activities around it where it was so easy to access them. We will definitely prefer to plan to go back again maybe earlier in the season so the kids won't be so disappoint catching fish....

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for a great review. I like that you mentioned that we are in the middle of a lot of activities yet our cabin is private. I love fishing myself and it helps to know the tricks of the trade. There are many varieties to fish to catch. It helps to have a guide, take a fishing launch or check with the local bait shop to find out what is biting, what bait is best, and where the fish are being caught. This will make your fishing experience rewarding. Keep in mind that there are five good lakes with in five miles of our cabin to fish on. Some are more accessible if you have your own boat and can use the public access and others you can rent a fishing boat or pontoon. The state park has free fishing programs where the whole family can go fishing, bait and poles provided. If you are a Minnesota resident no license is required. Call ahead and we will help you with your plans to help make your fishing dreams come true.
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Y club
Nearest Golf
2.9 Miles
Northwood Hills at Mille lacs-18517 Captive Lake
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 169
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Twin Pines
Nearest Ski
29 Miles
Aspen Ski Resort Baxter, Mn
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Garrison, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
25 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
24 Dec 2016 - 25 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
26 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
New Years
31 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Propery Protection Fee A$66 + Tax
Pet Fee A$20 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.0%

You may pay by mail with a check or money order or credit or debit card with paypal.
Naomi Iserman
43895 Timber Trail Rd.
Onamia, Mn. 56359.
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Holiday prices (Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, New Years, Valentines Day, are same as weekend prices when they fall during the week . Weekend rates apply to Sunday only if your weekend is Sat and Sun rather than Fri and Sat.

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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , 2 sinks and Laundry
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , 1 cot , portable crib
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , sleep sofa in LR
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , sleep sofa in LR
  • there is a cove in Living area lower level for a single bed mattress and there are 2 sofa hide-a-beds for a capacity of 11 people total.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
smoking outdoors only Newly installed internet service