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Modern Cabin Nestled in Towering Pines on Crystal Clear Lake With Sandy Beach

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Nevis Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms and 1 pull-out futon. Large deck with an amazing view of the lake!

Our family-friendly cabin, located on West Crooked Lake Resort, is a very clean, modern, and well maintained cabin. The large main bedroom contains a queen bed and the second bedroom a full bed. The living area has a comfortable futon that can sleep 2, so the cabin sleeps up to 6 people. The main bedroom has a sliding glass patio door with access to an extra large deck where you can relax under the shade of pine trees and enjoy a wonderful view of the resort and West Crooked Lake.

The cabin has a large deck, picnic table, gas grill, lawn chairs, satellite TV/DVD, A/C, and comes with a fully equipped kitchen that includes a microwave, stove, oven, coffee maker, and all the accompanying dishes, pots and pans, and utensils.

We provide complete bed linens. We supply toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, and hand soap. Free Wi-Fi is part of your stay. This is a non-smoking cabin.

A dock slip is included with the cabin for the fishermen in the group. We have a pontoon and fishing boats to rent if you don't have your own but want to fish or tour beautiful West Crooked Lake.

West Crooked Lake Resort, nestled along 400 feet of lakeshore, is a family-friendly resort located in the Paul Bunyan State Forest, surrounded by towering pines situated on the northeast shore of West Crooked Lake. Located in a quiet wooded area, the cabins sit on spacious grounds overlooking a secluded, beautiful lake. While our location is quiet and serene, we are only 15 miles NE of Park Rapids, MN and 15 miles SW of Walker, MN, where opportunities for shopping, dining, and recreation are plentiful.

We provide activities on the resort for everyone. West Crooked Lake Resort offers relaxation and enjoyment for the entire family. You can enjoy sun bathing on the sandy beach, swimming in the clear water, playing on the Rave Water Park, or reading a book in the shade. Listen to the loons calling, watch eagles soar overhead, glide through the clear waters in a canoe or paddleboat, or just bring a book, relax, and catch some rays on the sandy beach. For the fishermen, West Crooked Lake hosts a large variety of fish including Walleye, Northern, Bass, Perch, Crappie and Sunfish.

Although most of our guests like to fish, if that isn’t your thing, there are many other opportunities to enjoy.


•Hiking and walking trails – many are nearby


•Supervised kids’ activities

•Kids’ movie night

•Playing and swimming at the sandy beach – a kid favorite!

•Rave water trampoline – small and big kids alike love this

•Paddleboat – take a quiet stroll on the lake


•Canoe – ride out and explore the lake, maybe paddle to a loon or two!

•Pontoon rental

•Centrally-located campfire

•Playground next to the beach




•Tire swing



•Yard games

•Books, movies, and games to check out for everyone

•Nature and wildlife viewing – spot an eagle or other birds throughout the day

•Fall hunting

Many area attractions are just minutes from the resort. Biking/walking trails, golf courses, casinos, a fun park, a local winery (tours available), horseback riding, shopping and restaurants, and the Headwaters of the Mississippi in Itasca State Park are just a few of the attractions you will find.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Randy & Kathy Soldwisch (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Randy & Kathy Soldwisch

We grew up in Iowa but spent many summers vacationing in the beautiful Northwoods of Minnesota. We loved being up here every time we came, and knew this is where we wanted to be.

Randy & Kathy Soldwisch purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Randy & Kathy Soldwisch chose Minnesota

When we were ready to purchase a resort, we knew what we had in mind for a resort. After looking at many resorts, we visited West Crooked Lake Resort and both knew instantly this was the one. Located in a quiet wooded area, the cabins sit on the spacious grounds overlooking a secluded, beautiful lake. This is definitely a family vacation spot, with something for everyone - a large sandy beach with a water trampoline, canoe, and paddleboat; boats for fishing, or just touring the lake; activities for the kids; plenty of nature seeking; and of course, listening to the loons calling.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I visit in the early summer and again in the fall and can't wait to get to this cabin. Even if it rains, it is so cozy to read a book inside. Can fish off the dock right below the cabin
May 2011
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Modern Cabin Nestled in Towering Pines on Crystal Clear Lake With Sandy Beach
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 7 reviews

Snowy Wonderland

  • 4 of 5

Cabin was very clean. Staff at resort was very helpful when ever we called for help.

-24degrees real temperature kept us from enjoying outside at night I.e. looking at stars and Northern Lights. Our family really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eau Claire, WI

Nice cabin on small resort

  • 4 of 5

Cabin was as expected and clean. Photos give accurate representation. Great resort for families with small children because all amenities are very close in proximity. Beach was nice. Plenty of lake side seating available. Water trampoline was fun but needed more air added towards end of week. Only 3 of 5 cabins were rented when we were there so it felt like we had the place to ourselves. Could be pro or con: resort owners do not check in on guests (to ask if need anything) in fact, have other full time employment. Not really Wi-Fi as advertised - it's in the owners cabin and we had poor coverage. The only satellite TV was in the lower level and seating for only 3 people (one chair and futon). The TV in the loft did not have satellite, only DVD player and only place to sit was futon. The only seating in the kitchen area is benches along table and stools - no comfortable seating. The cabin lacks a living room or great space area for a big group to gather as it has capacity for 14. Only one bath towel per 2 people provided and no laundry facilities near. Ran out of toilet paper and paper towels. Gas grill ran out of gas during our first use. Only one communal firepit and not appropriately dug into ground with adequate barrier so, fire could not be left unattended. Wood provided was all rotted and not good for burning. We ran out of wood every night we made a fire. Resort offered smores for guests on Wednesday night however, it was after my kids had bathed, had pj's on and were ready for bed. Nice pontoon however, would NOT rent per hour and was NOT negotiable. "Children's activities" was coloring crayons and paper :(. No place for kids to bike safely on property-don't bring them. Check out was 9:00am which I thought was uncharacteristically early compared to other resorts we have stayed. Neighboring small towns were fun. Visited Itasca State Park. Dorset for dinner. Walker for shopping. Nevis had a fun coffee shop/ice cream shop my kids liked. Local winery Forestedge was beautiful. Would recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate thoughts of previous guests so we can make necessary improvements. We do offer free WIFI as stated on our website. We mention on the welcome page in the cabin that it can be spotty but resort guests can use the table in the lodge (next to our home) for better connection whenever they’d like. We have satellite tv in each cabin and 2 tvs in the large cabin, and thought it may be enjoyable to have a tv for dvd viewing only, especially for kids. Our futons will seat four people comfortably; we know this to be true because we have one in our own home. Since kitchens are meant for eating, we didn’t feel it was necessary to put a couch in there. Many families with 10-14 people stay in the four bedroom cabin rebook and tell us they love it, that it’s perfect for their family. But perceptions vary, and we understand that. We provide one towel for each person in a cabin, and it’s up to the guests to let us know if they need more. If there are more people staying than we were initially told (as was the case for this reviewer), we wouldn’t have enough towels for everyone. We also provide clean towels (one per person) each Wednesday. Same for toilet paper and paper towels, guests need to let us know when they need more. We don’t know how much gets used, as each week is different. We will now state that more clearly in our cabin information. We actually had our firepit inspected and it meets Minnesota fire code. MN state policy says fires CANNOT be left unattended; and out of respect to other guests, we ask guests not to use all the fire wood if not sitting at the fire pit. Our wood was getting down to the end, and was soft and not great for burning, so that was our mistake and we apologize. This is NOT always the case. Going forward, we are not going to put out wood that will not burn well. We do state to let us know if more wood is needed. If no children show up at the scheduled activities time, then we don't have the activities. There is a photo on our website under resort activities showing an activity day, which kids staying with us love being a part of. Our watercraft policy simply states on the website and in the cabin we rent the pontoon daily and weekly. That’s our policy. 9 am is a normal resort check out time during the summer. The reason is to give us time to clean and prepare the cabins for the next group, same as we do for everyone. Most people are respectful of this summer policy. Check out is more flexible other times of the year.
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  • 3 of 5

i like it

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Iron Horse
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Park Rapids
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Car: necessary

Just 5 miles from Nevis or Dorset which provide access to the Heartland Trail. 15 minutes to Park Rapids, 20 minutes to Walker, 40 minutes to Bemidji. Nearby attractions include Northern Lights Casino, Palace Casino, Forestedge Winery, Dorset (enjoy Taste of Dorset celebration), Itasca State Park, Golf Courses, Museums, Summerhill Farm, Long Lake Theater, Woodtick Theater, Northland Bison Ranch.

West Crooked Lake is located in southern Hubbard County. West Crooked has a surface area of 279 acres and a maximum depth of 50 feet.

Other Activities: Boating, shopping, miniature golf


Rates & Availability

Nevis Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Summer
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 9 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.38%

Additional charge for people over the base rate-$25/person/night or $125/person/week.
No refunds for late arrivals or early departures.
Children 3 and under are free.
Less than a full week is accepted during non-prime season and winter months.
You are responsible for any damage, loss, or excessive cleaning required as a result of your stay. You will be billed for any extra charges incurred.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nevis Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • There is a sleeper sofa in the living area
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pedal Boat
  • Sand Box
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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