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Luxurious Wilderness New Log Home Borders Bwca, National Park

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Crane Lake Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Lodge, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Boat or snowmobile access only 2 miles from the end of the road. Pull up to your private dock and you are minutes by trail or boat to Boundary Waters Canoe Area ( one of the most pristine wilderness canoeing in the world), Voyageurs National Park ( the only accessible by boat National park with hundreds of miles of interconnected waterways for boating or snowmobiling) and the Canada with the wilderness water park Quentico.

Some of the best fishing in the north country can be found on Crane lake and the many interconnected lakes. Walleye are plentiful along with Lake trout, bass and crappie. Some of the hotspots on the lake is right off your dock in your own private wilderness retreat. Take your catch and grill on your deck as you enjoy the plentiful wildlife. Pick blueberry's out your back door. Take a short hike to the top of the cliffs to great views of the wilderness area. Wildlife abound with bald eagle's, deer and grouse , birding, mushrooming, and unspoiled wilderness.

This is a brand new 3100sq. Ft log home build 2 miles from the end of the road. Boat or snowmobile access only. Detail has been put in to present to you a very upscale vacation while you explore of one of the worlds great treasures Voyageurs National Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe area. Use this as your home base. A place for the family to gather to share their adventures of today.

This Log home will accept its first renters starting May1 2012. Their is another cabin available also to rent if you have a large group or family reunion's ( Home Away # 957675).. The inside pictures will be loaded by March 1, 2012. so you can see the luxuries provided. A full size pool table is in the loft game room. Crafted furniture will give the comforts of fine living. Feel free to call to get specific details about furnishing.

Rental boats and snowmobiles are available if needed. Give a call and I will arrange it with a local supplier.

Good solid large crib dock is provided for boat tie up.

Keywords: lodge

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Gary Nesseth
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 26, 2016


based on 17 traveler reviews

Luxurious Wilderness New Log Home Borders Bwca, National Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Top shelf lake home with a great location. Handbergs Marina staff were very accommodating. Owner is responsive and clearly takes pride in this unit. Family enjoyed the fishing, hiking, and swimming. Thank you for letting us spend a week.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Wonderful Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We booked a multi-generational family getaway at this beautiful home. It was our first experience on Crane Lake and we all fell in love with the area. The house made for a wonderful experience. Great memories were made in the kitchen, pool room, and on the deck! Handberg's Marina was a great resource and is where we rented our pontoon. Voyagaire was a great stop for breakfast or drinks and appetizers. Our pontoon trip up to Kettle Falls was a spectacular trip that we will all remember. The house was very comfortable and has great views. We found the lake to be very quiet. We truly felt like we got away from the chaos of life and were in beautiful and relaxing retreat home. Staying at a boat-in only property was definitely exciting. The house was very well stocked. The hot water and WiFi was slightly limited. Our kids (ages 4, 5, and 7) loved it! The house is spacious, but there is no yard, so we were either in the house or on the water. We plan on staying here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really nice accommodation

  • 5 of 5

It was a very nice cabin

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with several adults and 7 children and had a wonderful time. There are definitely fish to be caught off the dock and swimming to do, though as someone else mentioned water shoes are a must, really almost everywhere around this area as it's mostly rocky shore. The cabin is clean and well stocked; the kitchen in particular has more "stuff" in it than usual, including knives that work and spices/sugar. There isn't much around the area for groceries though, so whatever you want to have with you, you should bring.

We rented a pontoon boat from Pine Point Lodge and the owners Jeff and Cathy were great; they gave us a map marked with all the places to check out including several little beaches that were tucked away and a lot of fun to explore, and were just a couple minute boat ride away when we needed bait (or realized we forgot toothbrushes).

There is another cabin right next door, and if there are people there you will be sharing the dock area with them. Our "neighbors" were very nice, and it's no big deal, but maybe good to know that you will be in close proximity to other people if that cabin is rented.

One other small thing to note; there is Wi-Fi, but when I tried to use it I got a message saying that it had all been used for the month. Obviously one isn't there for the Wi-Fi-, but as I was planning to download my book onto my iPad once I go there, that was kind of a bummer. Take care of any important online tasks before you get there.

The area is remote and really beautiful. Most of the places we went we had to ourselves. We absolutely loved it, and will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Superb!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Log Home and Hilltop cabins for our "familymoon", including Grandparents, Kids, friends. We had such a great week on Crane Lake, and enjoyed immensely the Log home and Hilltop cabin. Both places are really great and well-kept. Thanks Gary!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Lake Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had 10 total guys for a weekend fishing trip. The cabin was comfortable and had great outdoor living space, we never felt like we were on top of one another. The fishing was tuff that weekend but having a nice place to go back to made it all worth it. A couple of things you should know: 1) there is moderate boat and float plane traffic in front of the cabin; nothing that should deter you from renting this place. 2) check with the owner to see if anyone is using the cabins next to this one, they are really close together. All in all I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice place to relax. Lake was amazing, wilderness abound and the float planes are fun to watch. Cabin was stocked with all essentials including stuff not normally found (spices, garbage bags, etc...) Pleasently surprised by the upkeep and willingness to help from Gary.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Seaplane to dock at cabin or Orr, MInn. is 16 mile
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several bars
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Handberg Road
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several restaurants
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sand beach in Voyageurs National Park
Car: not necessary

Gateway to the Voyageurs National Park, within minutes of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, and Canada's Quentico Wilderness Area gives this special new log cabin a super location. Park starts at the north end of the lake. Motor boat and fish all day on different lakes Fishing is very good with many types of fish species. Lake trout, walleye, northern, bass, crappie, perch and more, with more lakes to explore out number the type of fish. Canoe from cabin to enter the BWCA with a few hours. Crane Lake offers great fishing and swimming. Swim and fish of the dock or take a 5 minute boat ride to the north end of the lake in the Park and float your boat in to a sandy shallow beach, put the beach chairs and cooler in the lake and enjoy! Must sees are the Vermillion River waterfall dumping into Crane Lake, park service has a dock at the bottom of falls to park and take the trail to the top, quite a sight. Sandpoint Lake features pictographs from our early inhabitants of this area. Go hike the surrounding granite cliffs from the log cabin and enjoy the fantastic views, birding, mushrooming, beach combing, blueberry picking for the pancakes on the griddle is usually very good out you back door from mid June to mid July. The water is super clean and great for water skiing, tubing, and swimming. Sit back on the deck and enjoy the sunsets and moon rising. Enjoy the numerous wildlife with loons coming and going, bald eagles perch form the tops of the tall white pines looking for their fish diner, spruce grouse commonly cross your trail. You are on the edge of the great wilderness of the Minnesota Canada border and the preserved wilderness parks from each, yet after all the exploring come back to the log home for all the comforts you could want on an upscale luxury vacation.


Rates & Availability

Crane Lake Lodge Rental Rates

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Dec 20 2016 - Mar 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

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Booking/Prep $79
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.8%

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Crane Lake Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • River
  • Ski-In ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2) Two master bedrooms with queen beds and both have full baths off each. Reclaimed custom barn wood bedroom set from Ryan's Rustic Railing. Ceiling fans and both bedrooms have great lake views from your beds or your bathrooms, Double Beds (1) Leather sofa on game room loft opens to a comfortable serta double bed, Bunk Beds (1) In upper loft third bedroom features a bunk bed with double on bottom and twin on top
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Large master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and large walk in closet. Spacious windows overlooking lake. Upscale reclaimed barn wood rustic furniture from craftsmen Ryan's Rustic Rialings. Private master baths (2) with lake views. Third bedroom is a hidden loft. Features a double bed and a single. Only a few stairs away from the game room. Perfect for the teenagers. Fourth sleeping accommodations in the main loft with a leather sofa with a pull out double upscale serta sleeper. Granite counter tops & large copper hammered hood with wildlife over upscale commercial gas cook top stove & convection/microwave double oven will make the chief of your group have fun in preparation. Viking commercial stainless steel cookware and the super quite dishwasher. Enjoy your meals in the dining area on a large reclaimed barn wood crafted solid dining table lighted by the custom Tiffeney dining light.

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