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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Fireplace


About the property

4 Bedrooms:Main Cabin w/3 Bedrooms, Sleeping cabin w/1 BR. (Sleeps 10) 2.5 baths

Our family-owned Minnesota lake home sits serenely on the north shore of Lower Whitefish Lake, which is the finest lake on the greater Whitefish Chain of Lakes. Our two story 2500+ square foot cabin and newly rebuilt one-room sleeping cabin boasts timeless, relaxed charm and promises a unique, full vacation experience.

Special features include a large deck by the swimming area, massive fireplace built from hand cut lake-rock, full log beams, a remodeled dining room and kitchen with wood floors, top of the line appliances, great clean city water, comfortable living room furniture, a full front deck with comfortable furniture and a large screened in porch. Small sleeping cabin 20 feet from main cabin has been completely rebuilt & renovated in 2015; has a QUEEN bed. Main cabin has a new KING bed, 2 queens & 4 twin beds.

Summer dates are filling fast! Look at the calendar and book now! NEW RATES for the summer $3450 per week!

Off season rates - please speak with manager.

Location: 11 miles from Crosslake (MN) and 15 miles from either Pine River or Emily (MN) on County Road 134; 45 miles north of Brainerd.

Keywords: Crosslake, Lower Whitefish Lake Beautiful Charming Old Family Cabin

More Details

Margaret Ferber
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Margaret Ferber

I am one of several family members who own the cabin. This photo shows my mom and her husband and me with my husband and two of my children working on shoreline restoration a few years ago. I am the manager and will do whatever I can to make you feel welcome and comfortable during your stay at our cabin. I was born and raised in St Paul and Eagan, MN and now live in Edina. My husband and I enjoy spending time here with our family and friends who all love it here! Our family as well as our extended family have spent many weeks at the cabin and formed lasting memories! It is one of our favorite places to be in the world.

Margaret Ferber purchased this cabin in 1952

Why Margaret Ferber chose Minnesota

Our cabin has a wonderful history. My grandparents discovered this beautiful property when my grandfather was the camp director at Camp Foley on Lower Whitefish Lake in the 1930's. My grandparents built the cabin in 1952 and spent every summer here with their 10 children. It is now owned by my mom, my aunt and me along with sister and brother and cousin....the next generation. We have extended family with cabins nearby so we all love coming up to have fun and spend time with family.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin has undergone several renovations with many upgrades over the years. So it has all the modern conveniences (including a state-of-the-art kitchen) but still retains the charm of the old days. Located on the north shore of Lower Whitefish Lake, it has the best swimming on the Whitefish Chain - hard, sandy bottom with no weeds! Cabin is beautiful, comfortable and lends itself to all kinds of family fun! Great for family reunions, entertaining family and friends. The fall is a wonderful time for quiet, restful weekends especially when the leaves are turning. Great place to enjoy 3 seasons of fun! Summer provides water sports & a place to escape the heat; Spring offers great fishing and hiking and shopping in nearby Nisswa and Crosslake; Fall is a panorama of amazing colors when the leaves change! Wonderful places for walks and we have a fantastic fire-pit on the bank overlooking the lake! There are also hundreds of great bike trails nearby!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are now a part of a very HAPPY PLACE! A perfect weekend with the most amazing old friends. Wendy

Life is good when you spend it with magical friends and a magical cabin! Linda

Thanks for the wonderful memories at the cabin. So great to spend special time with friends. Brenda

50 isn't so bad when you have gal pals to grow old with. Thank you for such a fabulous place to celebrate. Jeanine

What a way to bring in the 50th year! Thanks for sharing your wonderful cabin and lake with us! T
Oct 2016
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Pine River Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Bathroom off Kitchen
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom off Master suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom upstairs
  • 2.5 total. Main floor has master bathroom with shower and a guest bathroom off the kitchen. Second floor has a full bathroom with shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Lakeside bedroom, with attached 3/4 bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master BR w/sitting area, built-in desk, next to master bath
    Detached Unit - 1 queen , Brand new one-room sleeping cabin 20 ft from main cabin.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Woodside bedroom with attached 3/4 bathroom
  • 4 total bedrooms. 3 Queen size Beds, 1 King, 4 twins. Master bedroom with office area and attached bathroom has a King bed. Two second floor bedrooms: dormitory style/large bedrooms, each has a Queen bed plus 2 Twin Beds. These 2 second floor bedrooms share a bathroom w/shower. Small private sleeping cabin 20 ft from main cabin has 1 Queen bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Large screened-in porch, hard sandy lake bottom; extra wide dock with eight sections, a long bench and swimmers deck with ladder and umbrella.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Darling and Perfect Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin and property were spotless! Tons of room to spread out and amazing common areas to share with family. The views of the lake were gorgeous and my parents enjoyed every minute of relaxing and watching the birds. This cabin is perfect for any family looking for an amazing getaway! We will definitely be coming back next year!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin, fantastic spot!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for letting us rent your cabin last weekend. Appreciate your quick response and follow through. We had a wonderful time! The cabin is so charming. Beautiful old construction, but with many fabulous updates that made for a very comfortable stay. The small separate sleeping quarters was our favorite, everyone was fighting for that spot!

It was nice to be close enough to Crosslake to get there quickly and easily, but just far enough away to "get away".

The lake view is breathtaking! Looking forward to getting back there soon.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Our family found the cabin beautiful, spotless, and homey! The location, the view and the amenities were all wonderful.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a relaxing weekend! It was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had a WONDERFUL time here! A very relaxing weekend spent with good friends! I had not been her in 5 years and missed Whitefish SO much! We treasured our time and hope to make it back up very soon! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredibly peaceful and home like!

  • 5 of 5

Our family felt like we hit the jackpot when we arrived for our week at your cabin! Everything was so clean and had more amenities and extras than we expected. We loved the full kitchen and had fun baking cookies and bars!

Swimming in the lake was wonderful. We loved sitting on the deck and the sitting area out at the end of the dock at night! We especially loved sitting by the bonfire and roasting marshmallows overlooking the lake! The new small cabin was perfect for our college daughter! We will definitely be back! This was the full lake cabin experience we were hoping for! Thanks for everything!!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jasper, Indiana

Best one yet.....a little piece of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to be for relaxing and taking in the awesome views of nature and wildlife. We have stayed in cabins from Oregon to North Carolina and this is the best one yet!

The accommodations were completely satisfactory and exactly what we expected.

Thanks so much to your family for being able to share in your piece of heaven.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Moonlite Bay

Whitefish Chain, Whitefish Lake, Crosslake, Cross Lake, Rush Lake, Big Trout Lake, Bertha, Lower Hay Lake, Pine River


Rates & Availability

Pine River Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Fall & Early Winter
Oct 14 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600

Friday - Friday turnaround. Cleaning is included. We will work with you to address your family's special needs!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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