House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)
About Steve Looysen
I am an outdoors person who enjoys the beauty of nature and all the joy that goes with it. Hiking, biking, fishing, swimming and sightseeing are some of the things I enjoy about the area. Log Home living enables me to surround myself with nature and still enjoy the comforts of modern American life. PS I forgot to mention RELAXING. A great place to get away with friends and family.
Steve Looysen purchased this Cabin in 2007
Why Steve Looysen chose Garrison
My brother and I built this Log Home in this location because of the beautiful view of Mille Lacs Lake to the East and the picturesque marshlands to the west. We originally built this home as a Model for our Log Home company and have since decided to open it to the public for their weekly rental enjoyment.
What makes this Cabin unique
The unique benefits of this property are the breathtaking views and the centralized location halfway between Historic Duluth and Minneapolis St. Paul for vacation planning. Just about any outdoor activity you enjoy is within minutes of this beautiful home.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Absolutely NO Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties Allowe
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Garbage is limited to the two (2) garbage cans provided. Any additional bags of garbage will be charged $10 per bag.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Highly recommend this property. With five adults and four young children, the log home was spacious and allowed each family to have their own space, for quiet time, and for four energetic little people (ages 5, almost 2, and 16 month old twins) to roam. The sunrises and sunsets over the lake were spectacular! We took advantage of the fire pit and enjoyed our late afternoon and evenings around the fire. Loren, the property manager, was wonderful, extremely accommodating and went out of his way to make our stay a great experience. We definitely will return at some point for another family getaway.
Fabulous log home
Very warm & inviting with all the amenities. Clean, quiet & comfortable. Perfect for our stay. Exactly as advertised. Highly recommend.
Excellent summer retreat
Great place to stay for a guys get together. The house is immaculate and had comfortable beds with extra air mattress and blankets if needed. There is a dock across 169 that we had access too. We rented a pontoon for the day and just docked it when we needed to come in. Steve was an excellent communicator and very punctual with his responses. I would definitely recommend this home for any kind of gathering!
We enjoyed our stay. House was immaculate and gorgeous!
Fantastic Cabin for a great rate
Went beyond my expectations in all areas. Would definitely recommend as a great place for a larger group. Thanks!
Perfect Weekend Getaway
I'll start by addressing my two concerns, and why they are non-issues that should not get in the way of you deciding to rent this property. Proximity to the road and the non-refundable fee.
The non-refundable fee is the easy one. This property is exactly what you see in the pictures. No gimmicks or creative camera work. Plan ahead and commit to your dates and you'll be more than happy you did.
Second, while close to the road, it ends up being almost unnoticeable even with truck traffic. The cabin is well insulated and the road noise goes unnoticed most of the time. Traffic at night wasn't bad at all and never got in the way of sleep.
There is more than enough space for people to spread out or gather at this property which is great depending on how the day went or when people wake up. Great lake views from the second floor as well or just lounging in the great room in the morning/afternoon/evening. There is also a generous amount of space in the kitchen.
The kitchen is also a huge plus here. Sometimes vacation properties are lacking in the basics even though they have a kitchen. You will not be disappointed by this kitchen. You will have what you need for the majority of meals. Definitely worth a night in to save money or just enjoy the property at night.
The beds and bedding are also top notch. Honestly better than most hotels. Cleanliness of the bedding was also superb. Looks and feels new.
I could keep going on, but this property is best experienced. This was worth every penny and you will be getting your money's worth.
Ideally located in St. Albin's Bay, Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota's premier fishing lake in scenic north lake country. Centrally located between historic Duluth 100 miles to the north and Minneapolis St. Paul 100 miles to the south. Brainerd is only 18 miles west for additional sightseeing, restaurants and shopping. Outdoor activities are too numerous to mention within close proximity.