About the property
- Cabin1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
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.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within two days
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 11, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Overall stay was awesome also friends that showed up said the same very clean nice people to talk to
Was very quaint enjoyed the scenery nice location everywhere around people are awesome
beautiful, quiet getaway!
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.
What a gem
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.
Long Awaited Get-Away
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!
A wonderfully peaceful and cozy cabin offering a great escape to revive the soul.
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
Very nice cabin.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.