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Fish, Boat, Relax, Lakefront Cabin on Beautiful Lake Alexander

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Cushing Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

This cozy cabin on the shore of Lake Alexander has everything you need for a relaxing family vacation, girl's week away, or fishing trip up north. Enjoy the loons and other wildlife as you sip coffee or sunbath on the deck. Fish from the dock or bring your boat and try for muskee, walleye, northern pike or bass. Watch the beautiful sunsets in the west, and then go make s'mores and watch the stars from your bonfire. Golf courses within 15 minutes. Drive to Gull Lake, Brainerd, Little Falls or Staples in 25 minutes or less to enjoy the many activities these areas offer. Walk, boat or drive to restaurants on the Lake.

Keywords: near Brainerd, Lincoln Lakes area

only 2 1/2 hours from the Twin Cities

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016

About The Owner

We are a Minnesota family of 5 who enjoy the many things the MN seasons have to offer. A nurse and a truck driver with three kids in sports and school activities.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1996

Why The Owner chose Minnesota

I spent a lot of time on this lake with my grandparents who lived across the street from this cabin. My parents live on the lake just down the street. It is a great location, and right by the water. We have many happy memories of waterskiing, jet skiing, fishing, suntanning, playing volleyball and having fun with family and friends. The afternoon and evening sun on the deck make the summer days long and memorable. It is a great getaway, yet close to so much in nearby areas, like Gull Lake, Brainerd, and Little Falls, so there is much to do. Horsebackriding and gulf are nearby. You can walk to one of the restaurants - a sportsbar, and restaurant. There is a second restaurant at the East end of the lake. The lake is beautiful, with islands and bays. Boat traffic is not an issue, like it can be in some parts of MN.

Cabin has a full kitchen, satellite TV, 2 bedrooms, a pull out coach in the 3 season porch, and a futon. It is truly a great summer getaway.


based on 9 traveler reviews

Fish, Boat, Relax, Lakefront Cabin on Beautiful Lake Alexander
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Exceptional property!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed for a week. The accommodations were exceptional. The beds were very comfortable and we found we had every thing we needed, plenty of room. I was surprised how large the lot was. We enjoyed bonfires, watching the sunsets and playing bocce ball. The kids caught so many fish off the dock at dusk. My husband was impressed with the variety of fish and lake itself. My favorite were dinners on the deck and swimming. There were few weeds a sand bottom and clear water.

It was quiet during the week. Nobody was on the lake just us. The views in this cabin are spectacular and the loons were always around. Can't wait to return. It's an absolute gem very peaceful. The boat lift worked fine for us when it rained.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great trip for Dad and his boys

  • 5 of 5

Was a perfect spot for my 4 and 6 year old boys and I. Great fishing off the dock for everyone. Caught pan fish as well as a couple northern and bass.

Cabin was clean and amenities sufficient to allow a relaxing time. Quiet area, heard loons every morning and the cabin was nice and cool at night. Could not have asked for anything better. We plan on coming again next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Apple Valley

We'll come back next year!

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to find a cabin 6' from the water in MN ... regulations now require more like 30'. But this one is right by the water. Everything clean and in good shape and comfortable. Nice fire pit right by the water, grill, place to clean fish, easy to get to. Deep water right off the dock allows for great fishing without a boat, though there is a boat lift if you have a boat. We caught sunnies, bluegill, bass and Northern Pike right off the dock. We saw Eagles every day, hawks, Northern Flicker, Blue Jay and more birds. Two restaurants on the lake are of good quality. No resorts on the lake which makes for quieter, more peaceful traffic both on roads and lake. Close to state parks, Brainerd, hiking, nature and anything you need, but not so close to Brainerd that it's over-populated ... you are definitely away from any large towns. Owners are fantastic to work with! It looks like we may finally be starting a yearly tradition. I said to my sons ... "don't you want to go different places" and they are pretty set on coming back here ... which is just fine with me.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maple Grove. MN

Great place stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience and enjoyed the location of the cabin--right next to the water. We spent many summers on Lake Alex when we owned a cabin on the lake so staying here reminded us of those enjoyable summers. We look forward to renting it again next summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Way more then we ever expected. The 4 steps to the water was great! This was a fun way to spend our fishing opener! We usually camp and I am glad we did not this year as the temps were cool and the rain did not help! We had 4 guys and a spouse. Never felt crowded. Sitting on the deck right on the water was amazing. We had so much fun and the fishing was good too (after the helpful neighbor tipped us off to a couple hot spots). This is a good place for a guys/gals weekend or for a family to come up and jump off the dock. Thank you very much for sharing your lovely place and we all enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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zimmerman ,mn

Fishing 2013

  • 5 of 5

This is a great cabin for relaxing at the lake. We were a fishing party of 5 and this is a great set up. We ate our dinner of fresh fish every night at the picnic table on the deck 6' from the lake, it was heavenly.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Castaway
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Hwy 3
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Castaway
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Cushing Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
May 12 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
May 11 2018 - Jun 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 6 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125

Check in is after 3pm. Check out is before 11am.

Rent is by personal check in 2 payments as outlined in the rental agreement.
Separate check for damage deposit is held and returned to renter after stay, unless damages are present.

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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Cushing Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, heated floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Queen Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Pull out sofa and futon, ceiling fans, space heaters
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • water tubing
boat lift with canopy - weight limit 2000#, bonfire ring and wood

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