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Brainerd Lakes Cabin on Horseshoe Lake Near Gull Lake & Nisswa

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018


Merrifield Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 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.
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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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(29 traveler reviews)

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Brainerd Lakes Cabin on Horseshoe Lake Near Gull Lake & Nisswa
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is an exceptional property. The perfect place for my wife and I to bring our grand daughter. Clean, safe and tons of fun.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second visit even better than first!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this amazing property and it was even better than the first. The weather was beautiful. There's so much to do with boating, tubing, skiing, fishing, board games, reading, sand castles.....we see no reason to leave the property the entire week! My kids caught tons of fish off the dock again this year with cane poles and a can of corn. We brought our boat and easily tied it to the dock. The lake is usually very quiet and perfect for skiing and tubing. Thanks again for a wonderful week of memories!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 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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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: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $150

* 4th Night Free for Fall or Spring 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!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.