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Gay Reese & Russ White

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

Year-Round North Woods Lakeside Executive Elegance - Amazing Fishing!

8 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Marcell Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Gorgeous Lake & Ultimate Privacy!

Burns Lake Cabin is a luxurious gorgeous, lakeshore, executive log home on 70 acres of private woodland surrounded by Chippewa National Forest! Relax and de-stress in absolute privacy and north woods beauty. Burns is one of the most beautiful lakes in the area (about 350 acres), with great fishing. This hand scribed log home was built by executives who loved the woods and is meticulously maintained. You will never find a lovelier setting for your ultimate relaxation in the wilderness. Listen to the lake, paddle in the kayaks, fish, soak in the hot tub, ski, snowshoe, hike, hunt, or mountain bike on logging roads and private paths. We're open all year!

All bathrooms are tiled and luxurious. Relax in the 24 foot tall great room with the full-height fireplace. Gourmet cooks will love the kitchen - with calphalon professional cookwear. The house has been completely refurnished, with oriental rugs and luxurious leather furniture, a home gym, lounge area with wet bar, and rustic log beds by a local artist, with a new chimney, roof and log staining in 2015. Burns Lake Cabin even has an automatic back-up generator system, so no power failures will mar your vacation!

Year round, this beautiful cabin at the center of Minnesota sports and recreation country is available for your vacation of a lifetime. There is something for everyone! Sports enthusiasts will love the boating, fishing, hunting, golf, kayaking, sailing, swimming, running, hiking, snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross country skiing, just outside your door. The more restrained will have a wonderful time strolling on logging roads, canoeing, gently cycling and walking along miles of national forest paths and roads. Then come home for a picnic by the water.

The Chippewa National Forest in northern Minnesota covers a huge proportion of Itasca County. We live among hundreds of thousands of acres of wilderness and very little private land. The Forest itself consists of 1.6 million acres, and hosts the largest population of nesting bald eagles in the lower 48 states. During your stay, you may see osprey, eagles, pileated woodpeckers, hawks, red foxes and of course lovely white tail deer. winter evenings think about the great day outdoors and curl up in front of your own huge stone fireplace with hot gingerbread and coffee, a mystery novel or the love of your life!

Keywords: North Woods, Lake, Fishing, Cabin, Lodge, Peace, Quiet, Woods, Forest, Seclusion, Executive, snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing, fitness room, hot tub, kayaks, all seasons, fishing

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gay Reese & Russ White (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish

About Gay Reese & Russ White

I'm a researcher and an author (Martha Grace Reese), my husband is a consultant for not-for-profit boards of directors. We love our land and the lakes in the north woods! We kayak as many of the 1000 lakes in our county as we can. Please come north to join us in the most gorgeous place on earth!

Gay Reese & Russ White purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Gay Reese & Russ White chose Minnesota

Burns Lake Cabin is 'next door' to the cabin we built and live in - 'next door' is 1/2 mile down our private road and a mile through woods from the public road! We have 70 acres of prime woodland and over 3000 feet of shoreline. Burns Lake Cabin is at the end of the property, in the oldest, most beautiful woods, and right next to Chippewa National Forest. So you, as our guest, share our home woods and the place we love best in the world. Burns Lake is gorgeous (and great fishing!), the woods are so quiet and peaceful - the house is one of the most beautiful and elegant in the area. Unlimited long distance calls, Wifi and cable TV included.

What makes this cabin unique

Fishing, boating, swimming, sailing, long walks in the woods, over private roads. We love hiking, snowshoeing, nordic skiing! We have a terrific restaurant in the area, and one of the most exciting live theaters and art galleries in Minnesota (go figure!) Come join us!

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

Year-Round North Woods Lakeside Executive Elegance - Amazing Fishing!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Fowler Indiana
5

Best family vacation ever!!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation was the best ever! The cabin is beautiful, modern but still has that On Golden Pond feel. Private, secluded but not so much that you feel completely alone. There isn't a lot of activity on the lake so you pretty much feel like the whole lake is yours. The fishing was excellent. My husband and I would go out and spend hours just sitting and fishing, enjoying the peace and quiet while occasionally hearing the loons. Our children enjoyed the vacation as well, they got to relax, they pretty much stay busy all summer with sports! We definitely want to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waseca
5

The One!

  • 5 of 5

We have been trying to find a cabin that would fulfill the needs of our two families and I believe we have found the one! In fact, after the first day we all agreed, we want to come back next year!

LOCATION - The cabin is located near the National Chippewa Forest with smaller towns near if you need anything. The area surrounding the cabin is secluded, peaceful and beautiful.

LAKE - The lake is so quiet and peaceful that when we were out on the boat in the early mornings, we could hear the sound the loon's wings as they flew above! It's not a big lake, but the perfect size for us and the five loon we shared it with :)

FISHING - Each day plenty of fish were caught for our traditional shore lunch meal. (mostly crappie, sunfish and bass) The dock had plenty of room for two boats and the fish cleaning area by the lake worked out great!

SWIMMING - Knowing there wasn't a beach area for the little ones down by the lake to play and swim, we brought along a small pool which we set up on the back patio. This worked out great since where there was plenty of room for them to play and splash and for us to sit and watch them.

OUTSIDE SPACE - The spacious yard worked out great for our traditional corn hole and ladder golf tournaments! The kids enjoyed racing around the circular driveway and playing ball in the yard. One cooler rainy day, a few of the adults enjoyed the warmth of the hot tub.

FIRE PIT - The fire pit area was perfect! Plenty of areas to sit, wood to burn and the view of the lake with the sounds of the loon couldn't get any better!

CABIN- Clean, spacious and beautiful!! With 13 people total, it can be a challenge to find enough room for everyone to sleep and to have a little time for themselves. This was not an issue at Burns Lake Cabin!! Everyone had a bed and a comfortable one at that! The three different levels worked out great, especially when it was nap time for the little ones. The upstairs wet bar/reading area was a perfect spot for a little R n R and the front porch overlooking the lake with the rocking chairs was wonderful! The kitchen had a nice pantry area, plenty of counter space and almost everything we needed! We did lose power one night, but within seconds, the generator took over - great resource to have available!

GAY & RUSS - Fantastic to work with!! We didn't see them during the week, but knew if we needed anything, they were not far away.

We all had a great time and looking forward to our return next year!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing, Pictureseque Lake Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The lake and its surrounding were gorgeous! Coming from NYC, we were seeking a peaceful, bucolic experience and we were not disappointed! The cabin was spacious enough for two families to share comfortably. It was very clean and well-appointed. We would definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at this cabin last summer. There were 15 of us and we were all able to stay comfortably with an additional air mattress downstairs. The cabin is spacious, clean, and beautiful inside and out. We have started a family tradition at Burns lake and we all look forward to returning in a couple weeks.

Burns Lake cabin is great for kids! They can swim and fish off the dock, run in the yard, go on family hikes (sporting fancy and very exciting compass whistles provided by the cabin owners ), kayak, and see all kinds of wild life.

All you need is bug spray, sunscreen, food, and family to have a great time. The lake is also big enough to tube and ski.

Fall asleep to the sound of loons instead of other campers at this private and quiet oasis. A great price for the space!

NOTE: There are stairs down to the lake so this could be an obstacle for those with disabilities.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Drexel Hill, PA
5

Respite in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! The cabin met every expectation for our family adventure based on the listing and was the blank canvas for our extended family vacation for 18 people--including toddlers to teens. The kayaks gave our kids easy access to the lake to fish and swim at a moments whim. The kitchen, deck and fire pit gave us the perfect venue for simple family dinners and snack times together. We played board and lawn games throughout our stay and spent many hours drinking coffee, talking and "unlaxing" on the porch swing and rocking chairs.

The rooms were very comfortable and the hot tub provided an extra bit of luxury that we all enjoyed. My in-laws, who have mobility challenges, were comfortable in the master bedroom/bath on the main level. We had plenty of room to spread around the cabin and do various activities.

I would highly recommend this place for this place for anybody looking to get away from it all and spend some quality time with much loved family and friends!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wayzata, MN
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (daughters 6 and 9) loved this cabin. There was plenty of room to host another family (or two) but we really enjoyed having it to ourselves. Beautiful log cabin with great living spaces. Kitchen stocked with nice cookware, plates, etc. Bedrooms all had comfortable mattresses and sheets. Very clean and well maintained (did not feel like a rental cabin at all). Lake very nice, clear, and quiet with loons, bald eagles, and great fishing. We enjoyed every day of our stay and can't say enough about how nice everything was. We have rented several other cabins and this was far and away our best experience. Our girls are already talking about wanting to return next summer. Thank you Gay and Russ!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you up at the cabin! Thanks so much for the kind words. Hope to see you back soon.
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Hibbing, MN
Car: necessary

Owner speaks English, French, Spanish

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Rates & Availability

Marcell Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall 2016
Sep 11 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,495
$6,495
 
 
Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,395
$5,695
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,895
$7,995
 
 
Fall 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Jun 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,495
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,895
$7,995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.88%

Two superior kayaks are available (with paddles and ife vests) for an additional $150. Firewood provided.
No pets or smoking - we want to safeguard the space for our guests with allergies. Thanks!

Non-refundable $300. deposit is paid at time of reservation. The balance of your rent is due on or before three weeks before your first day at the cabin. Minnesota sales tax is payable on the rental amount. We reserve the right to charge your credit card for extraordinaty cleaning or damage costs to us resulting from your stay. Visa, MC, AMEX

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Marcell Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sitting room area with queen sized futon
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom with en suite bathroom & private screened in porch, Queen size Beds (2) Two different queen-bed bedrooms, one on ground floor, one on 2nd floor, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 hand-crafted log beds by local artist in one twin - bedded room with gorgeous view of Burns Lake, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two queen-sized futons
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Kayaks, dock, fireplace, picnic/firepit area, inside gym/fitness equipment, Clavinova (very high end digital piano). Owner speaks English, French, Spanish.

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