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Ruth or Fred Strohmeier

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Charming, log cabin, on Kego Lake, Fifty Lakes, MN; near Crosslake and Emily

45 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 180 nights

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1 bedroom, sleeps 6, 1 bathroom, kitchen, washer/dryer, 1100 sq ft,

Cabin is 15 feet off lake and sits privately on 8 acres of natural woods with a dock for your boat or our Pontoon, Canoe, and/or Kayak rentals. Swimming, fishing, water skiing, jet skiing, kayaking, and canoeing are fun activities on the lake. (Boat / Watercraft Rentals are available for you to arrange with us, local rental companies or boat dealers.) This lake is approximately 300 acres which accommodates 29 houses / cabins. The Pine Ridge Hunters and Hiking Trail is within walking distance of the property. You are likely to see Bear, Deer, Beaver, Otters, Bald Eagles, Heron and Loons during your stay. Many restaurants, 4 golf courses, 2 grocery stores, entertainment and shopping are within 2 to 10 miles.

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Restaurant details: Restaurants ranging from Bar and Grill to Family Style to Fine Dining are as close as 2 miles to 10 miles.

The Cabin Property: The atmosphere is casual, fishing for Sunnies, Crapies, Northern and Bass.. Swimming is best in late June through mid August, unless you don't mind cool water.

Gatherings around the campfire in the evenings is a must. We provide the wood. (No wood from out of the area, please, to protect the forest from infections and pests causing infestations. (It's the law).

Sunsets are beautiful, stars are brilliant and the rays of the moon falling across the water is peaceful and serene. Fall to sleep with the call of the loons.

Get away from it all or take a short jaunt to town to mix it up with the locals and other area visitors. Lively entertainment available most weekends. It's YOUR CHOICE.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ruth or Fred Strohmeier (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Ruth or Fred Strohmeier

Fred's Grandfather purchased the property in 1935. Grandpa, Dad and 2 Uncles built the cabin in 1955-56 by hand with trees off the property. They cut, pealed and bleached the logs devoting many hours when not working their regular jobs so that we could enjoy the outdoors with shelter to return to in inclement weather.

We enjoy observing and interacting with nature. It is our place to get away-from-it all, not worry about getting all prim and proper unless we want to. Of course, we can get creative and find many things to do outdoors and attending local activities available in the communities around us too.

Our Grandchildren love coming to the cabin, exploring the woods, swimming, boating, fishing, wild berry picking in season, eating well, making up games, running around, building camp fires, making smores and listening to stories; some real some made up (if you can imagine that).

Ruth or Fred Strohmeier purchased this cabin in 1955

Why Ruth or Fred Strohmeier chose Minnesota

This is a unique experience. No hustle or bustle, good fishing and swimming, private location, limited noise of other people and their kids. Our goal is to provide a vacation experience with positive memories to take home.

What makes this cabin unique

Screen house among the trees to enjoy lake breezes without our famous mosquitos and direct sun. Great for lunches, reading books, and board games.


based on 45 traveler reviews

Charming, log cabin, on Kego Lake, Fifty Lakes, MN; near Crosslake and Emily
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 45 reviews

A dream vacation

  • 5 of 5

We could not have designed a better place to relax and rejuvenate.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The best RRR available (Rest, Relax and Rejuvinate)
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Red Wing, MN

Kego Cabin: Spring 2016

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was very nice. We are repeat guests and have always enjoyed each visit. Ruth & Fred are wonderful hosts and always have the cabin and grounds in perfect condition. The peace and quiet of the location is important to us. The lake is only a few steps from the cabin and the dock works great for your fishing boat. There is even a pontoon available if you are so inclined for a trip around the lake. Outstanding golfing and dining are located nearby but dinner grilled on the Weber is hard to beat. A small fire in the fire pit for cooking s'mores after dark is a great ending to a low key day.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always enjoy seeing your family and the care and respect you demonstrate for the property. We look forward to your next stay later this summer. Thank you. Ruth and Fred
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Red Wing, MN

Labor Day Visit: 2015

  • 5 of 5

Our visit to the Kego Cabin was again perfect. We have been vacationing here since 2007 and each visit has been everything we are looking for. The cabin & grounds are alway in great shape. The key here is the peace & tranquility of our stay. The owners, Ruth & Fred, could not be more accommodating & friendly. Our 8 month old granddaughter Piper experienced her 1st boat ride & swim in the lake. Already looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always our pleasure to share these accommodations with good people. There are are a lot of "good people" who visit us which renews our faith in the good all around this country.
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Perfect cabin getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is cute and quaint, and Ruth and Fred are wonderful hosts. You are guaranteed to have a wonderful time in a quiet and relaxed setting.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the opportunity to share with other families who enjoy the tranquillity of the setting, in the woods, by the lake. There is always something to do and explore.
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The perfect, private getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had such a wonderful time at this cabin. It was very private, had plenty of space, went boating everyday, fishing, and oftentimes felt like we had the lake to ourselves! An "active" day both during the week and weekends was two other boats including ours on the lake. Plenty of space for sleeping, and having a washer/dryer there was an added bonus for families who do a lot of laundry! There is also filtered water in the kitchen. About a 10-15 min drive to the nearest grocery store and about 45 min - 1 hour away from Brainerd. Thanks for a great stay, Fred and Ruth! You were very accommodating and welcoming. We would recommend this spot to anyone looking for a cabin vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are privileged to be able to share this beautiful, private spot with so many nice family's and couples who otherwise couldn't experience the peace and tranquility of the area. If you're stressed at work, have a ton of responsibilities and need time for yourself, this is the place for you.
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When One Week Isn't Enough

  • 5 of 5

This is our third visit to Fred and Ruth's charming cabin but our second time booking two weeks back-to-back. We're getting spoiled, we may need to throw in a third week just to handle withdrawal. The cabin offers plenty of sleeping room and one of these times we hope to have our children and grandchildren visit since there are three unused beds going to waste. Fred and Ruth are the perfect hosts especially allowing our golden doodle to join us. We had a blast fishing, kayaking and canoeing. While the weather in Cross Lake was close to 90 it was at least 15 to 20 degrees cooler on Kego...natural air conditioning. They added a larger newer television which pretty much is wasted on us, since the outdoors is what draws us to Kego. We kept the campfire burning, relaxed to the sounds of nature and I was lucky enough to plow through 8 books during our vacation. Everything is kept in tip top shape and very clean. They even offer a food processor, electric skillet for frying your catch or morning pancakes, coffee maker and well-seasoned cast-iron skillets. We truly are in heaven when we leave the cities and head to Kego Lake and Fred and Ruth's cabin.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Brainerd Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Fifty Lakes Municipal, Pizza & Tacos available
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Golden Eagle Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
County Rd 3 and County Rd 1, Fifty Lakes, MN
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
The Bungalow, Emily
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Crosslake, MN
Car: necessary

Just 25 miles north of Brainerd and 8 miles from Crosslake and Emily, in the heart of Lake Country. Boat Rentals, Fishing, Hiking, wildlife, nature at it's best, Horseback riding, Golf, Tennis, Artisans, Shopping, Antiques, Parks, Restaurants, Spa, Library, Exercise facility, Medical and Dental facilities.

Other Activities: Pontoon boat and canoe available for rental. Pontoon Boat $50/Day, $200/Week; Canoe $10/Day; Kayaks $10/Day each..

Golf: 4 Golf Courses: Golden Eagle Golf Course, rated in Minnesota's top 20, is just 2 miles away., Fairways @ Fifty Lakes is 3.5 miles away, Emily Golf and Crosswoods Golf are 8 & 10 miles away. The level of your game can be satisfied at any of these courses. There are multiple other options within 30 miles.


Rates & Availability

Fifty Lakes Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer, 2016
May 27 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 11 2016
3 night minimum stay
Closed for the season
Oct 12 2016 - May 3 2017
180 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 7.38%

No charge for pets. We do expect you to clean the yard of pet droppings and excess hair be removed inside and outside the cabin. Please advise us of breakage or of non functioning items. Pontoon Boat, Kayaks and Canoe rentals are handled at the end of your stay based upon usage. The canoe and kayaks are shared with the owners. If you need more than 4 standard Adult Life jackets, please bring them with you. Child life jackets are your responsibility, we do not supply these.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Minnesota Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • A full size washing machine and dryer are located in this room. Eco-friendly Bath, Body, Shampoo and Laundry soaps are provided. ( If you wish to go back in time, we have kept the 'Out House' for emergencies.)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • A daybed, with 'trundle', located in the great room can be used as two twin beds or hook together converting to a King bed. One log double bed is on the enclosed porch overlooking the lake (the favorite). The other log double bed is partitioned off the great room with a wall and curtains. Bedding and bath towels are included. Please bring your Beach towels.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There are two steps up to enter the cabin front door and one step up to enter the bedroom patio door. Four (4) adult, basic life jackets are provided.

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