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Private Lakeside Cabin on 13 Acres - Weekly and Long Weekend Available

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps up to 12

Enjoy your vacation in the time-honored Wisconsin tradition--UP AT THE LAKE. This family-owned cabin is located on Lake McKinley which is eight miles northwest of Spooner and two hours northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Warm, honey-colored knotty pine paneling surrounds you as you enter the great room. The decor is rustic but do not let that fool you--all new carpeting, bathroom fixtures, and appliances (even washer and dryer for your convenience) all immaculate. The three bedrooms are all paneled in different versions of pine and the main floor bathroom has a wall history of the cabin. Scoot down the spiral staircase to the family room in the walk-out basement with a Franklin wood stove for those chilly evenings. There is a large bathroom down here for the shower after swimming. A spacious deck on both levels gives you a wonderful view of the lake. Nearby is the small guest house with bunk beds which the kids love.

Cabin Setting: The cabin has one quarter of a mile of shoreline and 13 acres of heavily wooded land which affords you a degree of privacy seldom found. Situated on point, the cabin overlooks a 105-acre lake (30 feet maximum depth) that provides excellent fishing with northern pike, various panfish, bass and some walleye present. A plus for the younger non-swimmer is the shallow depth at shoreline with gradual increase in depth. No drop offs. A 16-foot fishing boat with 25 hp. motor as well as a canoes, rowboat, and kayak are available.

Area Activities: Plan a canoe trip down the Yellow or Namekagen River, both close at hand. Play golf at the Spooner Country Club or the renowned Voyager Village course, both open to the public. Visit the Tommy Thompson fish hatchery in Spooner, largest in the state and tours are given. Go to the Potter's Shed in Shell Lake and watch them fire Raku pottery or have them glaze your own pot. Hike the trail through the wooded 13 acres surrounding the cabin--you might surprise a deer. Play tennis on the Olympic-sized court right on the property. There is a basketball hoop if HORSE is your game. And, of course, fish and swim.

Great fall hunting (deer, ducks, grouse), leaf viewing, and cranberry picking on the property. Enjoy the winter with warm fires and downhill skiing at Telemark and cross country on Lake McKinley. Snowmobiling and ATV use is easy with many bordering trails. Excellent ice fishing just in front of the cabin.

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Jay Rasmussen
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We saw deer everywhere day or night. Our favorite by far was the call of the

loon. Your cabin felt like home to us, both comfy and convenient. We couldn't

have asked for more.
Jun 2006
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Spooner Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Main floor bath has sink, toliet, tub. Lower level bath has sink, toliet, and shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lower Level
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bunk Beds
  • Main floor bedroom #1, with queen bed, has beautiful lake views. Main floor bedroom #2 has a full bed. Main floor bedroom #3 has bunk beds. The queen futon in lower level is located in recreation room. The bunk house has a full futon and bunk beds. The bunkhouse is located approximately 50 ft. from main cabin. Bunkhouse has AC.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Two canoes, one kayak, and one rowboat are provided free of charge. Life jackets and paddles are provided as well. A 16ft. Alumacraft fishing boat with 25hp Mercury motor and trolling motor is available(all gas provided). A firepit is on the deck (firewood provided free of charge). Gas is provided with the outdoor gas grill.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Private Lakeside Cabin on 13 Acres - Weekly and Long Weekend Available
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 45 reviews

Very nice cabin.

  • 4 of 5

Cabin and location were great. Off season. We had the lake to ourselves

The only thing that kept this from being 5 stars is the cabin needed some deep cleaning. Lot of cobwebs and sticky surfaces. But the cabin itself and the history provided about the cabin and surrounding areas was great. All in all it was a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic decision

  • 5 of 5

Although the weather didn't fully cooperate, my stay at the cabin was fantastic. The best thing is probably just how quiet it is out there and the sheer amount of privacy. Definitely a place for board games, movies and the like. Very beautiful land right on the shore of a lake. Spotted a couple osprey and bald eagles in the early morning. Very clean and well maintained, surprised at the quality. Very "homey", which is a plus. Seven of my friends and I stayed up there for a week. The description says it houses 12 people, but I'd say comfortably it should be around 9 assuming 2 people sleep in the queen and full bed. Probably will rent it out in the summer sometime, going out on the lake would be AWESOME. Also we all really enjoyed the facts about animals and wildlife in the bathroom on the upper floor. It kept us busy for hours, and we learned so much. Definitely recommend renting it out for a week.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cabin Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We have been to this wonderful private cabin multiple times and each time we relish the feeling of going back in time to a place that provides thoughts of bygone days and nostalgic charm. The hand crafted knotty pine walls throughout the cabin, along with the windows which offer a panoramic view of the lake and surrounding woodland, provide a real sense of peace and serenity.

The cabin is appointed with warm furniture and decorations that harken back to times when cabins were a place for family and friends to reconnect.

The surrounding property offers many recreational activities from fishing to a private tennis court to nature watching. We have seen loons, eagles, herons, large turtles, deer, and a variety of fish. The lake is small which allows you to take a kayak or canoe, which are provided, and explore all of it. If you like to hike you can do so right on the property and the surrounding communities provide a rich amount of recreational activities and attractions.

The history of the cabin and details of the lake, as well as information about the surrounding area, are provided to those who stay at the cabin. I am a foodie and therefore always on the lookout for a good home-style diner and they have one just up the road from the cabin in Trego called the Dinner Bell. The Dinner Bell also had a wide assortment of pies. The area is also known for their fish frys and I enjoyed some of the best walleye I have ever had at Gruzy’s Italian Beef House and Pub in a nearby town. The town of Spooner is a few miles away and it has a wide variety of restaurants and shopping, including a wonderful bakery.

The cabin and the surrounding communities really provide the best of all worlds. The cabin is secluded and has all modern amenities and is great for families of all sizes. You can really tailor your experience while staying at this wonderful cabin to whatever brings you contentment.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spring weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a private cabin, not a resort, for a long weekend rental to do some spring fishing with my wife. What is important to us is seclusion, a quiet atmosphere, and comfortable amenities. This rental offered it all.

The cabin has character, its not a knotty pine modular style home, but offers tasteful wood carvings, comfortable furniture, and a well equipped kitchen with the rare luxury of sharp knives. Having two floors provides ample room, the lower level shower is large and modern. The front deck has a nice large grille, and a small free standing firepit which we did not use because it was a breezy weekend. We bobber fished from the dock, and although the lake is small (105 acres) we caught crappies, bluegills, and a few northerns. I brought along a small outboard motor and explored the lake with the rowboat.

There is a hiking loop which I walked a few times, scenic, but check for ticks afterward.

Needless to say, we enjoyed the cabin a great deal, and plan to rent again. It's not easy to find a private, well kept lake cabin like this.

The short drive from Mpls is also a plus.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A unique and relaxing stay.

  • 5 of 5

Lake McKinley Cabin is a truly amazing place. Where can one find a secluded more-than-modern cabin in the Northwoods on a beautiful lake with no public access? If you're looking for quiet and beauty, it is there. If it sounds too good to be true, you have to see this place.

The cabin is spacious and even has a bunkhouse for extra guests or kids. Inside are full-length windows for lake viewing, comfy furniture and three bedrooms. It really is a family friendly place. I visited this past Spring and Fall, so I got to experience the beauty of nature from the large deck, the walking trail through the wooded property and from the fishing docks. Fishing was great, by the way.

What is something you wouldn't expect to find at a Northwoods cabin? How about an amazing tennis court and spiral stairs to the family room and walk-out basement? I still can't believe the care and originality of the owning family to make the Cabin special in so many ways.

I can't wait to go back next Spring. The loons nesting off the back dock will be calling. I'm sure you will love it, too.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Dee. I'm glad you had a good visit.
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Perfect place to unwind, and experience the beauty of the North Woods

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had the joy of staying in your beautiful cabin for a week in September. It was a joy to spend time in such a quiet and peaceful retreat. There was also excitement as while walking the trail, we actually saw bear tracks. And we were able to see a lot of other wildlife and just enjoy these beautiful creatures from the comfort of this beautiful cabin.

While I and another friend had never been to the area, this beautiful place really gave us the ideal experience. We found ourselves just wanting to stay there. We left determined to make our way back as soon as we have a chance.

Thank you so much for being willing to share your beautiful cabin that has obviously been created and loved over the years, and where everything is so well thought out, we were left wanting for nothing during our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
200 Miles
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Twin Oaks
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Spooner Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Twin Oaks
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Spooner Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Sep 3 2016 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
May 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.5%

Rates are based on occupancy of up to 8 persons. Extra persons beyond the 8 (up to 4) are $50/person extra. A $400 long-weekend (any three nights and four days) is available during the low season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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