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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.

More Details

Jay Rasmussen
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 31, 2018

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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.


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Private Lakeside Cabin on 13 Acres - Weekly and Long Weekend Available
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 49 reviews

beautiful, quiet getaway!

  • 5 of 5

A great place for a girl's weekend! The cabin was clean and you could tell it has a deep history. We enjoyed reading about the family and the local wildlife.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a gem

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was everything I hoped for, peaceful, quiet, lovely. The loon is such a added bonus. We saw trumpeter swans, a Pileated Woodpecker, never saw one before plus I caught several pan fish off the dock. Evening were spent on the deck with a fire and a glass of wine. I was worried about going so early in May but the weather was perfect, cool in the evenings, 60's during the day so fewer bugs, except the lake flies, but a hat made it tolerable. Thanks so much for sharing this lake house, I will never be able to afford a lake house so making this available was wonderful.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Awaited Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our cabin stay and fell in love with the area! It was interesting reading about the cabin and family history, along with the history of the area. We were on a cabin hunt of our own and were grateful to be accommodated on such short notice. We woke up to gorgeous views from the main bedroom. Beautiful property for a morning walk. Everything you need is there.Extremely homey feel! Loved it!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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A wonderfully peaceful and cozy cabin offering a great escape to revive the soul.

  • 5 of 5

My family and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the McKinley Lake Cabin over our spring break. We enjoyed playing many of the games that were provided, sitting by the wood fire crackling in the Franklin stove, and hiking the MLT trail many times. We enjoyed reading about the history of the cabin and thoroughly appreciated the craftsmanship and vintage decor that its founder and descendants so generously invited us to experience. Thank you!

The Triplett Family, Rockford MN

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: September 2016
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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: March 2016
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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