About the property
- House2000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms; sleeps 6, maximum 8.
Pauls’ Guesthouse is a fully-renovated & newly furnished 1980’s split level home situated on pristine Big Bass Lake, located approximately six miles north of Outing, MN in southeastern Cass County (approximately 150 miles or three hours north of the Twin Cities). Bass Lake is a stunning mid-sized lake, with amazing 20-foot water clarity; it consists of three main bays with virtually all shoreline being fully natural with mature white and red pines reaching down to water’s edge. The lake has public access & is perfect for pontooning & fishing. The Guesthouse sits on 2.5 acres and is located across the mid-section of the lake’s main peninsula; it is a private setting with no sightlines to surrounding cabins. The location is ideal – the Guesthouse is situated in Land O’ Lakes State Forest with immediate access to snowmobile trails in the winter & ATV trails during the remainder of the year.
Accommodations: The trail system offers routes to bars and restaurants in nearby towns including Emily, Outing, Remer and Longville.
The Guesthouse comfortably sleeps six to eight people. It has three bedrooms and a large bathroom with walk-in shower on the upper level. Two bedrooms have queen-sized beds and the third has two twin beds; all are nicely appointed. The lower level consists of the kitchen, living room (with queen-sized sofa sleeper), dining room, laundry facility, half bath, and there is access to the attached garage. The Guesthouse was completely renovated in 2011 and all appliances and furnishings are new. This is a non-smoking facility. Pets will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Ammenities: Amenities include a gas-fired potbellied stove in the living room, central air conditioning, dual hot water tanks, phone, wireless Internet, flat-screened TV with a full range of cable and local channels, screened porch with picnic table, propane BBQ grill, fire pit with lounge chairs, and a 16’ dock. The Guesthouse kitchen is fully furnished for all of your cooking needs.
Fire pit, free firewood (local), dock, nearby boat or pontoon rental with delivery, surrounded by Land O' Lakes State Forest with access to ATV and snowmobile trails, large bathroom with walk-in shower, cabin fully renovated in 2011, newly furnished in 2011, completely private with no sightlines to other cabins, located on peninsula with water on two sides, quiet non-party lake, lake has 20-foot water clarity, great fishing, no invasive species.
Attractions: For your convenience, the local marina (Land O’ Lakes Marine in Outing) rents pontoons, fishing boats and speed boats. Rentals range from daily to weekly and they’ll deliver the boat to the dock prior to your arrival. Also, there are several favorite local restaurants to sample: The Village Inn in Outing (great full menu), The Deer Haven Supper Club (great for walleye and ribs), and The Anchorage Inn on Lake Inguadona (great for homemade pizza). Shop the shops and boutiques in nearly Longville, Emily, Crosby, Crosslake, Pequot Lakes and Nisswa; all are located within an hour of the Guesthouse.
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
About Paul Kirkman
Paul & I are full-time residents in the adjacent property. I own Itasca Leathergoods, a leather company that manufactures handcrafted moccasins, handbags, belts, and other assorted leather goods. Our manufacturing facility is nearby and we operate a retail store in nearby Crosslake MN, among others. Paul V is an IT director of a small software development company and works remotely from home.
Paul Kirkman purchased this House in 2006
Why Paul Kirkman chose Thunder Lake
We're really excited to offer this Guesthouse for rent. Originally we remodeled the property (originally built as a caretaker's residence for the main cabin) to use as overflow housing when entertaining family and friends. Upon completion we realized that we could rent it out when it wasn't in use for our own guests. The home is spotless, has NO musty smell, and is a thoroughly modern facility. We're adjacent to snowmobile trails, ATV trails, and near cross country ski trails and reasonably close to the Cuyuna Range mountain bike trails in Crosby/Ironton. The Guesthouse is also a great base camp for hunting (grouse, turkey, deer) and the fishing in Bass Lake can be spectacular.
What makes this House unique
The Guesthouse has a propane-fueled potbelly stove, central air conditioning, a screened in porch (perfect for outdoor dining), a huge fire pit, and a dock in the water in the summertime. It's clean, doesn't have the typical musty smell of a cabin, and we're dog friendly.
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Had a great time riding the trails. Perfect place to call 'home'.
accomodations are excellent, hosts are super. Could not ask for a better experience. I guess that is why we keep coming back!
Beautifully furnished and well stocked cabin.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the location on the peninsula was perfect.
Enjoyed the fire pit and dock. The lake was clear and calm. The owners certainly know what they are doing. We hope to come back one day. Highly recommended!
thanks Paul and Paul!
Great family get together cabin
If you are looking for a cabin to rent, this is the place to rent for your family. Paul and Paul are the perfect hosts, from the welcome basket to the pontoon ride around the lake one night. They make you fell very welcome and you do not have to worry about anything.
The fire pit is outstanding, you can sit around the fire at night and listen to the loons, what a great sound. The fishing is also fantastic right off of the dock or you can rent a pontoon like we did from land o lakes marine. I caught the biggest pumpkinseed off of the dock, over 1 pound.
You will not be sorry if you rent out this cabin. We are planing on renting it out again next year.
A retreat to rebuild body and mind
Paul's guest house on Bass Lake is a place where families may share time and entertainment of the outdoor variety , go to sleep with lake splashing against the docks and the call of the Loons. There is space for togetherness and enough space to just get away from every one. There are interesting small communities in every direction to visit.And be certain to visit Itasca Leatherworks . You will want a sample of their work. The hosts of all this are generous and the setting beautiful. We want to return.
The guesthouse was very nice and the property was well kept and private. The lake looked prestine ,although too cold to use at this time of year. There was also plenty around the area to keep us entertained. We took my truck on an off-road trail nearby which brought us through some beautiful scenery. It's definitely the kind of place to stay when trying to "getaway from it all" while still not having to go far to reconnect. Thanks for everything guys!
Awesome location and cabin
Right on the water, fishing off the dock was great. Bathrooms very nicely done. We had a great time.
The Guesthouse is situated on the main peninsula of pristine Big Bass Lake in southeast Cass County, approximately 150 miles (about three hours) north of the Twin Cities. The setting is perfect for a week-long get-away, with numerous activities at your disposal. With natural shorelines and mature pine trees, Big Bass Lake is great for fishing and pontooning and we're located in Land O' Lakes State Forest with easy access to snowmobile and ATV trails. Great golf courses can be found in nearby Emily or 50 Lakes. New mountain biking trails have been established in Cuyuna. There is great shopping available in nearby towns. Crosby has numerous antique stores and the boutiques are fabulous in Nisswa, Pequot Lakes and Crosslake; all are located within an hour of the Guesthouse. Nearby towns offer great dining opportunities and local bars. The setting is entirely private and the lake is serene. Other Activities: Snowmobiling, 4-Wheeling (ATV), Geocaching, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Mini Golf, Shopping, Kayaking, Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling
Additional information about rental rates
There are no additional cleaning charges. No puppies or ill-behaved dogs. Pets must be pre-approved. An additional $50.00 will be added to total rental. Deposits will not be refunded if reservations are canceled.