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BIG MANTRAP LAKE - REDUCED RATES MAY & SEP -FAMILY CABIN ON THE WATER!

Steve or Ann

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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BIG MANTRAP LAKE - REDUCED RATES MAY & SEP -FAMILY CABIN ON THE WATER!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Park Rapids Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft + Den, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

Come enjoy a quiet relaxing vacation in our REMOTE wooded cabin located roughly 30 minutes from Itasca State Park (headwaters of the mighty Mississippi River). Nearby are the restaurants of Dorset (15 miles) and the bigger towns of Park Rapids (25 miles) and Bemidji. If you are here during Dorset days I highly recommend attending! I saw the world’s youngest mayor (four year old Bobby) on my last visit.

We start renting in May and end the first weekend of October, the water pipes are not insulated and the dock has to come out before the ice forms. New for 2013; we updated the kitchen, fireplace and TV.

Bring your boat; the fishing on Big Mantrap Lake is typically phenomenal! And, lots of fishermen come to our bay as their favorite spot. Big Mantrap is known for its Muskie fishing but you can also enjoy catching largemouth bass, walleye, crappies, sunfish and northern pike. You can catch everything off the dock (I've seen it done!) but heading out on the water is sooo fun. We have kid skis and plenty of life jackets in the garage. There are companies nearby that rent boats and deliver them to the public landing if you don't want to haul yours from home.

Sleeping arrangements are as follows: Master bedroom with a queen bed, a loft with a queen bed, two day beds (one on the enclosed porch the other in the den) and one sleeper sofa (also on the porch). So, technically, the cabin sleeps 8 but I will say the place is not real big and you will have to be family or real close friends that don’t mind sleeping near each other. I just slept in the queen bed in the master bedroom for the first time. My Grandparents and then Mother always slept in the bedroom previously but on our last visit nobody wanted to listen to my snoring! It wasn't bad, the new mattress is comfortable but my favorite bed is still the loft. Even after knee surgery and temporarily walking with a cane I managed to get up the vertical ladder to the loft. My kids and wife thought I was nuts. But, I have to sleep in my bed at least once per trip!

More important than sleeping arrangements, there are TWO restrooms inside the cabin and one outhouse. The main bathroom has a tub/shower and the other is a half bath with a clothes washer and dryer.

SMOKING POLICY: Please no smoking inside the cabin. While I support your right to smoke I cannot permit smoking inside the cabin because the smell is bothersome to non-smokers. Please go outside to enjoy your tobacco products. If our caretaker reports the smell inside the cabin we may be forced to impose an additional cleaning fee.

NOTE: I added directions to the public landing near the Boy Scout campgrounds in the map view and I added two links to maps on the Minnesota DNR website. Also, we have had recent email issues where messages are going directly to 'junk'. If you don't get a return email within a week, please call the contact number.

Sincerely, Steve

Keywords: house, secluded, rustic, wooded, Dorset, remote, Park Rapids, Nevis

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Steve or Ann (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Steve or Ann

Third generation military family living in SC and GA. I recently retired from the Air Force but still work on base. Additionally, we as a family operate several small businesses in SC and GA.

Steve or Ann purchased this cabin in 1954

Why Steve or Ann chose Park Rapids

My Grandparents vacationed on Mantrap while stationed in Minneapolis during the early 1950's. They purchased a very small hunter cabin and the property in 1954. The cabin was then rotated so the kitchen window looked out onto the lake and additions were added over the years. First was the bedroom and indoor plumbing. Thank you Grandaddy! (Outhouse is still usable) The dining area and half bath were added in the 1970's. I as a child spent every summer at the cabin and my kids spent many summers there as well. When I fully retire I will be able to return more often but for now I have to work.

What makes this cabin unique

We have great fishing just off the dock. Both Northern Pike and Muskie have been caught from the dock. We have a large metal live well cage in the garage you are welcome to use. I have always loved listening to the Loons and watching for deer. There are even two American Bald Eagle nests between the cabin and the public boat landing. Oh, there is a map of the lake on the porch! Up until a few years ago we only had 1 TV channel, we now have DirecTV. Cell phone coverage in the cabin is improved by a repeater antenna but service is still spotty, texting seems to work best. Out on the water away from iron deposits and trees there is plenty of service.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Big Mantrap Lake - Reduced rates May & Sep -Family Cabin On the Water!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
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Park Rapids Minnesota
5

Three weeks vacation on Big Man Trap. This was our second year to return from Nebraska.

  • 5 of 5
The area is a favorite with good bass fishing, Northern Pike are abundant and our biggest reason to Man Trap is the Musky fishing. We seen 10 and caught none. We have fished this lake for years and camped in very nice grounds. Cabin has been refreshing to retired visitors. It offered every amenity we wished for. Well Internet conections were a problem. Everything else was in great working conditionn clean, handy for disabled with no inclines to water. Few steps. The owners are impeccable that we have high regards for. We did our utmost to respect there property. Best regards Betty Allison
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Park Rapids Minnesota
North Dakota
5

Fantastic family week at private, lakefront cabin

  • 5 of 5
Our family has outgrown some of the "resort" style lake destinations that often cater to younger kids. We had a perfect stay at this lovely home. With 1.5 baths, separate bedroom, sleeping loft, porch, deck, miles of countryside and lake, there's plenty of space for everyone to get away if they feel like it. Fire pit and grill make for happy together time, as do side trips to Walker, Dorset, Park Rapids, Itasca, etc. Rented a pontoon from Freemont's Point - easy access, great fun, nice people. The cabin is extremely clean, well-maintained and well-stocked, including towels and bed linens (bring your own beach towels). We set up badminton, but bocce, volleyball, croquet would also work just as well. The owners are delightful and accommodating. All in all, my husband, three sons (12, 16, 21), and I all had a wonderful and relaxing time and we love this cabin! It's a sturdy and sensible place that has been well-cared for and updated over the years and it's perfectly situated on an idyllic spot. Can't wait for next summer! (Research the area ahead of time and print out maps, etc., as there is no internet service and usually no cell service. There is cable TV and one flat-screen - as seen in pictures.)
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Park Rapids Minnesota
Apple Valley, MN
5

Great week away!

  • 5 of 5
We were looking for a quiet location for a get-away and we found it! We had a great week. The cabin was perfect for my husband, son, and I, and there was plenty of room. Our 14 year old son liked sleeping in the loft and having his own bathroom. He also caught a record size fish for him (32 inch Northern, off the dock!); he also caught a nice bass off the dock. We did a lot of catch and release, and were out fishing every day. It was a bit challenging finding the lake access for our boat, but once we figured that out, it was great to have our boat and the dock right out front. Most outings fishing were successful, and mainly stayed right in the small bay where the cabin was located. We enjoyed the fireplace on a few cooler mornings. Anne, the owner, called us the second day to make sure we were settled. I enjoyed talking with her for a while and learning more about the history of the cabin. We biked the nearby trails from Dorset to Park Rapids, and did some geocaching too. We also played Frisbee Golf a few times in Park Rapids. We fit a lot of activity in, but also had a lot of downtime to read and relax. Definitely would recommend this cabin to others!
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Park Rapids Minnesota
Waterloo, IA/Central U.S.
4

Much better than going to a resort

  • 4 of 5
Very nice place! The owner was very easy to work with and the cabin had everything you could need. The bay in which the cabin is located is very quiet and secluded. The lake is scenic and great for fishing panfish, bass, and muskie. If you are bringing a boat, I do recommend dropping it off at the launch before you unpack your car at the cabin. The road to the resort is very tight and it is difficult to turn the boat around once you have arrived. Other than that, this place is amazing.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Park Rapids Minnesota
Mora mn
5

loved it

  • 5 of 5
My stay at this cabin was wonderful. It had plenty of room and I brought way more then I needed to because the cabin was well supplied with all that I needed. It had towels, dishes, pots and pans, and most of all toilet paper. It also had fresh linin. My family and I had a great time. The fishing was not the best but we did have two good days so we were able to have two fish fries while we were there. I will be going to this cabin again. I also loved the privacy of the bay. Two thumbs up for this vacation.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Park Rapids Minnesota
United States
5

West and Weewaxation at Wast! ...E.Fudd

  • 5 of 5
What a perfect spot. My wife and I had not been on vacation since we were married, ten years ago. Sitting on the dock, the only visible human life was across the bay, on a tiny dock, about 1/4 mile away. Cozy and quiet. The outside deck is thoughtfully placed, so that in the hot afternoon sun, it's actually in the shade. Because the water is comfortable and shallow, I was able to clean all of our fish on the dock and not stink up the house. Caught some amazing fish right off the dock, including some palm sized crappies. We did not eat much of the food we brought, since the fishing was so great. Bonfires at night, billions of stars, and great weather. The cabin also has TWO bathrooms, so I could use one and my wife could use the other. No waiting! It was also nice to have a washer and dryer on the premise.
I LOVED this place. We will be booking soon for next year.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Public Boat Landing

30 minutes to Itasca State Park - headwaters of the Mississippi River

Photos

Photos

Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $750 Per week

Park Rapids Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2015
May 2 2015 - May 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Fall 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$840
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes A $100 deposit is required. If you need to cancel we will refund your deposit provided we can rent the week to someone else. If the cabin goes empty for the week because of your cancelation the deposit will not be refunded.
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Amenities

Amenities

Park Rapids Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Fire pit for those cool evenings. In the unlikely event power is lost there is an out-house behind the cabin just please don't squeeze the Charmin. You may however want to take some with you.

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