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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

48 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 180 nights

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Overview

Fifty Lakes Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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.

View more pictures on our link: http://sdrv.ms/KyCPo7

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.

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Suitability:
  • 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.

Reviews

5
based on 48 traveler reviews

Charming, log cabin, on Kego Lake, Fifty Lakes, MN; near Crosslake and Emily
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 48 reviews
Minneapolis
5

I hate to say perfect

  • 5 of 5

...because I don't want to share Kego Lake with anyone else. Our stay, as always, was perfect. We have all the creature comforts we need and then some. We especially love the ambiance of the hand built cabin in 1955 (a year very special to my husband and me) This cabin is well-cared for and so completely tucked away from the noise and stress of other lakes, this adds to the specialness. Lastly, our dog is always welcomed by Fred and Ruth, Jacques and Skye, we just cannot imagine a vacation anywhere else. But we don't want the secret to get out.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Shorewood, MN
5

July 2016 We're so Fortunate!

  • 5 of 5

We and the dogs, again, had the best time at Kego. As always, everything in and out of the cabin was clean and ready to use. We have become so used to Fred and Ruth's attention to detail, we must stop and acknowledge just how fortunate we are to have found their exceptional

cabin! Even inside, the lake is so close, we got a photo of a heron on the dock! During the same week, a deer was by the firepit, as we watched from the door. We feel so spoiled! As we arrive, we have charcoal to start dinner on the Weber grill, and split logs for a 'crackling' evening bonfire while on the wood swing (with dogs). I also think anyone would appreciate the spacious bathroom with tub, shower, washer and dryer. We love taking the pontoon boat for "a spin around the lake", with the dogs, hoping to see the loons. Fred always has a tank of gas hooked up so the pontoon is ready when we are. The boat, the quiet lake, the wooded privacy, the comfort of the log cabin, the wildlife, and the Owners, Fred and Ruth, are why we can't wait for our second week at Kego this fall!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are truly blessed to own this property and be able to share the experience with others that appreciate the atmosphere by the lake in the north woods. We are also appreciative of the guests that take care of the cabin and its contents, the pontoon boat, the canoe, the kayaks and the grounds. It is refreshing to know there are so many good people in this world, during these times of turmoil around the globe. God Bless America! Ruth & Fred
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Minneapolis
5

Cozy and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This is our 7th stay over 4 years with another visit coming up next month. As always, the cabin is charming, spotless and the surroundings peaceful. We love that the cabin sits just 15 feet from the water on a very pine forested piece of private land. The closest neighbors are at least 1/ 4 mile away. The lake is not very populated which cuts down on boat and ski activities.

The owners, Fred and Ruth are very attentive to our every need yet give us our privacy as well. One of the big advantages to this cabin is they allow dogs, therefore our doodle Murphy gets to join us on vacation and he seems to enjoy every moment.

We pay to rent their pontoon which is worth it.

We highly recommend this property and look forward to our return trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I guess what goes around, comes around. Great renters like these are always welcome back. We appreciate their visits to the house. Whether it be to borrow something they forgot or a special item not provided at the cabin or just to say 'hi'. Our dogs enjoy them and Murphy too. There are truly many good people in this world.
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5

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
5

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
5

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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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.

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Rates & Availability

Fifty Lakes Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer, 2016
May 27 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$195
From
$215
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,295
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 11 2016
3 night minimum stay
$175
From
$195
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,195
 
 
Closed for the season
Oct 12 2016 - May 3 2017
180 night minimum stay
$1,295
 
 
Spring 2017
May 4 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$196
$1,196
 
 
Early Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,296
 
 
Holiday
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,296
 
 
Fall
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$196
$1,196
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$195
From
$215
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,295
 

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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Amenities

Fifty Lakes Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.)
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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