Mark and Kathy Haen
About Mark and Kathy Haen
Hi, I'm Mark Haen. I am a media specialist (graphic arts, photography, video & audio). I am an avid sailor, bowler, oil painter, musician, songwriter. My wife Kathy sells real estate for ReMax. We have two kids, Joe and Jackie. Five grandkids, Mav, Brody, Charlotte, Nolan and Duncan. We love meeting new people.
Mark and Kathy Haen purchased this Cabin in 1997
Why Mark and Kathy Haen chose Atwater
We have been working on this property for almost twenty years! What we initially loved about was the privacy and relaxing atmosphere.
What makes this Cabin unique
Because the property has three separate buildings for sleeping it is more private than most. If you like woodsy rooms, there is plenty here. The property on the lakeside of the cabin is tiered into three levels. It's just lush! Set up for a relaxing getaway.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
No smoking inside the buildings.
This pertains animals that can shed.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We did a birthday weekend with board games and this place was just perfect! The hot tub was wonderful, all of the spaces were great and very cozy! Even in the winter it was great access to the lake to do snowshoeing! Really enjoyed our stay!
We can’t emphasize enough how welcoming our hosts were and how genuinely happy they are to share their accommodations with you.
They make sure to let you know of any community events that may be going on during your stay and what is nearby that you may be interested in.
The most memorable activity that they offered was the invitation to Curiosity Cabin, no matter what your level of being able to keep a beat they made it very comfortable to participate.
Looking forward to a summer time visit!
We stayed here for our family Christmas. It was the perfect place for our family!
We loved this rental! The living area has f the main cabin was perfect for family gathering... meals, games, etc. The guest house worked perfectly for a little separation of kids/adults when needed! ;-) Mark and Kathy were very kind and gracious hosts!!! We highly recommend this rental property!
Winter in Paradise
We recently spent a relaxing 3 days together with our family at Paradise on Diamond Lake. Mark was very helpful in suggesting some local activities to enjoy with the grandchildren. We took time to do some ice fishing, viewing a Christmas light display, playing board games and relaxing in the hot tub. The main cabin and guest house were perfect for accommodating 6 adults and 3 children. Plenty of beds and room for us to spread out if the noise got too loud! Beautiful property and beautiful lake scenery as you sit by the fireplace, sip your coffee and enjoy the view out the living room window.
My families second year
Mark and Kathy are great people, and the property lives up to its name, Paradise
Our group of 11 arrived from different places and gathered at this awesome location! It was perfect for our large group and Mark and Kathy were so accommodating! We absolutely loved being able to hang outside and play games, paint, read, and just have fun! The JAM SESSION in the Curiosity Cabin with Mark was extra special for our group!! Incredible experience. We plan to come back again!!!
info for just about everything vacation in this area: http://www.willmarlakesarea.com/
Located 1 1/2 hrs west of Mpls.
The fishing is one of the best around with Walleye, Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Bluegills, and Crappie in this picturesque 1,600 acre lake. Bait is available at county park 4 and at North Breeze resort on Diamond lake.
Nearby activities include: Big Kahuna Fun Park with go-carts, mini golf and more (Spicer), Sibley State Park (New London), Little Crow Ski Team performances (New London), Amazing Farmyard (Eden Valley), Kids fun park (Spicer),New Kids park and beach Robbins Island (Willmar), gift and specialty shops (New London), movie theater (Spicer & Willmar), bike trails (Spicer to Willmar), Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center (Spicer), Bowling center with food/drink (New London) Snowmobile and cross country skiing trails (New London), ice fishing.
Area Golf Courses
Nearby golf courses: Little Crow Golf Course (New London) 27 hole, Island View Golf Course (Atwater) 18 hole, Eagle Creek (Willmar) 18 hole, Valley Golf Course (Willmar) par 3 course.
Local Dining Options in the Willmar Lakes Area
It is approaching lunchtime and I ponder…what to have for lunch today? I realize there are so many great options to choose from in the Willmar Lakes Area.
Some of our favorite local restaurants include:
Johnny O’Neil’s in Spicer – this is one of my favorite places to go! They have incredible food, a warm and inviting atmosphere and live music weekly. On my last trip to O’Neil’s, I had the Turkey and Wild Rice Flatbread. It was made with hand-pulled Jennie-O Turkey and Minnesota-grown wild rice. It was amazing and I would definitely recommend trying it.
Westwood Café in Spicer – this family friendly restaurant has a wide variety of menu options. I really like their Minnesota Crunch and their Chicken Spinach salads. They also have wonderful breakfasts that are served all day long and daily lunch specials.
Middle Fork Café in New London –The Middle Fork Café is often a stop for me while visiting the specialty shops in downtown New London. On my last trip there, I had a great lunch with my family. I had the Chicken Salad sandwich, which was to die for. We enjoyed our delicious meals on the patio, while watching the hustle and bustle of downtown New London. The Middle Fork Café also has incredible desserts, which you must try while visiting.
McKale’s in New London – has a diverse menu of home cooked food! Your entire family will find something great to eat at McKale’s Family Restaurant. They serve breakfast all day and have amazing caramel rolls. If you are staying at a local resort or a campground, you may want to try out their Take-N-Bake pizzas.
The Handle Bar in Atwater – they have great daily home cooked lunch specials. The food is always wonderful and the price is right. They also have great happy hour specials. My favorite food at The Handle Bar is the Hickory Burger, but on my bucket list is The Handle Bar Burger. It is the town’s favorite burger with peanut butter, habanero jelly and pepper jack cheese.
The Food Garage in Lake Lillian – this unique café’s décor pays homage to the past, when this now restaurant was actually a Ford garage. Great food, fun décor and worth the stop in Lake Lillian.
Kaffestua in Sunburg – down home Scandinavian style dining in an informal atmosphere. Klub, Rommegrot and Lutefisk are all served on special occasions. Other times, you will get delicious home style cooking.
Ruff’s Wings and Sports Bar in Willmar – they have incredible boneless wings!! Try them on Sunday as an order is only $5.99. Honestly, they are better than some of the chain restaurants that are famous for their wings. They also have excellent burgers. My favorite is the Smokehouse but you can’t go wrong with any of them. They have weekday specials and live music every Friday night.
Azteca in Willmar – excellent authentic Mexican food. All your favorites and more! Great food and excellent prices.
Jake’s Pizza in Willmar – one of the area’s best pizza places. All fresh ingredients and handmade dough. Be sure to try the Taco Pizza!
Frieda’s in Willmar – a hidden gem in downtown Willmar! Frieda’s is a family owned café that offers exceptional homemade food. They have daily lunch specials, but arrive early as this home cooked food sells out fast! Breakfast is also exceptional! While in the Willmar Lakes Area, this is a must stop!
Yep, I am officially ready for lunch… but how will I ever decide?
go to http://www.willmarlakesarea.com/
for the most recent information on just about everything vacation. Attractions, bars, dinning, event and kids activities.