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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Brainerd Lakes Cabin on Horseshoe Lake Near Gull Lake & Nisswa

27 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Overview

Brainerd Lakes Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

This is a classic Minnesota cabin. Fabulous beach. Crystal clear water. Bald eagles and herons. Tall pines. The kind of place you envision when you hear "northwoods cabin." And it is only two and a half hours from the Twin Cities.

We love this cabin - the hand-hewn logs, the fieldstone fireplace, the beams in the main room, the loft with its little windows. Built in 1946, it's a place with history and one that's been cared for through the years. We love the scale of the buildings relative to their surroundings - they rest on 2 acres of land and the cabin itself is respectfully situated near the lake.

The cabin can sleep up to 8 comfortably plus two more in sleeping bags. There are two bedrooms, each with a queen bed. Upstairs in the open air loft, you will find 2 twin beds under one rafter and a queen futon snuggled under the other.

In the summer, one of our favorite spots is out on the screened porch. We like to listen to the peepers in early summer and later, the hum of the cicada. There’s a lovely cross breeze that moves the air about. And plenty of seating for late night chats with friends and family. For quieter moments, relax on the couch with a good book and let the ceiling fan keep you cool.

Outside, enjoy 275 feet of lake shore. There are no rocks, so kick off your shoes and walk carefree. The lake has gradual elevation into the water so you can be watchful, not worried, about your little ones on the beach. Children will love digging in the sand, fishing and jumping off the dock.

There is plenty of space in the yard for a game of Frisbee or soccer.

When you’re ready to venture further afield, head over to Mission Township Park and enjoy the short biking/walking trail or the charming park built under a canopy of pines. There’s a grocery store in Cross Lake, just 5 miles away, and a liquor store too.

Bring your bikes, pick up the Paul Bunyan trail at Lake Hubert and head into Nisswa for some summer fun: turtle races on Wednesday afternoons; lots of shops; Rainy Days bookstore, one of the finest independent bookstores you’ll ever enjoy; ice cream and coffee shops; breakfast, you name it. Enjoy a meal at one of many area restaurants or golf at one of the renowned nearby courses which, when combined, provide 450 holes waiting to be played.

At the cabin, there's only one rule: "Everybody does what they want." It's an easy rule to keep and ensures that each one of you has a good time!

Keywords: Cabin

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 27 traveler reviews

Brainerd Lakes Cabin on Horseshoe Lake Near Gull Lake & Nisswa
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
5

Perfect Lake Cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was exactly as pictured, clean, with not only a true lakefront, but a large beach area, as well. while there, I was awakened to fawns visiting right outside my bedroom window and some of the most spectacular sunrises I have ever seen. The screened in porch is perfect for a lazy afternoon. I'll definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect cabin on a lake.....

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here in June 2016 while my son was at a sleep away hockey camp nearby. We did not want to leave. It was truly a wonderful place. It was super clean and well manicured. The beach is nice as is the long dock that my husband fished from every day. We made smores at the bonfire every night and read in the sun porch. The design of the cabin was adorable and I can not say enough great things about our stay. The owner was also very prompt in his replies when we had questions. This was a fantastic cabin and we would go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay the cabin. The view can't be beat- we spent a lot of time in the lovely porch watching/ listening to the birds. The kids loved the downstairs playroom! It was very quiet and relaxing, which is exactly what we wanted. We're already planning to return!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome, relaxing weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Curt for sharing your cabin with us! It is a little slice of paradise there! It was one of the first cool weekends and we were excited to enjoy the weather and get away from the city! The cabin is cozy, super clean and stocked with anything you could need! I love to cook and was so happy that the kitchen has everything you could ever need or want! The sun porch is perfect for watching the sunrise while enjoying a cup of coffee. There is a beautiful view of the lake from all of the main rooms and a great fireplace for those cool nights. We did a little antique shopping, and sampled local beer at the Gull Dam brewery on Saturday. I will

Be back, can't wait to share with my family from South Carolina this quaint way of Minnesota life!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Memorable Girl's Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This "cabin" was referred to me by a friend who has stayed here multiple times. This place is wonderful! Great beachfront on a very quiet lake. Listened to the loons in the morning, watched the eagles during the day (two right on the beach) and hung out around the fire at night. A cup of coffee out in the sun porch in the morning was a great way to gather the morning thoughts and plan for the day. Close enough to towns if you feel to need to get out, but though that was our plan, we had all the amenities we needed and didn't want to leave. They keep it very clean and inviting. Communication with the owner was immediate and very accommodating. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. The ONLY thing I can think to "complain" about is that it took a while to boil water for the fettuccine! And that we didn't choose to stay longer.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Piece of heaven.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful cabin on a beautiful lake. We had a wonderful time with our kids and grandkids last week. The cabin is so peaceful and comfortable, beautifully decorated and filled with wonderful books and games for all ages. The porch was our favorite spot from morning to evening. The beach was great for the little kids and the water was crystal clear. I was sad to leave and hope to go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Lake shore is walkable for miles around the lake, a rarity in Minnesota. The entire lake has a walkable sand shoreline.

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Rates & Availability

Brainerd Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
May 27 2016 - Sep 5 2016
6 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,600
 
 
Winter 2016-2017
Dec 1 2016 - May 25 2017
6 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
 
 
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
6 night minimum stay
$525
$3,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $150

* 4th Night Free for Fall or Spring Stays
* 30% OFF FOR EARLY JUNE STAYS!
* 30% off rate for last minute discounts.
*Deposits will be refunded one week after cleaning and inspection.
*$150 Cleaning Fee
*$300 Security Deposit, fully refundable if nothing damaged
*Payment must be received in full 90 days before rental.
*Note that you can avoid the VRBO booking fee by booking off of the VRBO website and paying us directly by check. Just send an inquiry through the VRBO website and we'll take it from there!

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Amenities

Brainerd Lakes Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3) 3 Queen Beds: 1 in each bedroom, 1 in the loft., Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 Twin Beds in the loft.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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