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Serene 1BR Lakefront Cabin Just 3 Miles from Downtown Brainerd w/Wifi, Deck & Amazing Lake Views - Great Year-Round Fishing

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Brainerd, Minnesota

Have the ultimate lakeside retreat by escaping to this peaceful Brainerd vacation rental cabin. Situated directly on the shores of a beautiful, quiet lake that connects to the Mississippi River, this wonderful lakefront home is the perfect place for those looking to simply relax and enjoy nature!

Featuring brand new construction, this property is actually a reconstructed boathouse nestled on the shores of the lake, meaning you can walk out the door and be in the lake within mere steps! The house itself offers 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, and enough room to comfortably accommodate 5 guests throughout 1,000 square feet of tastefully appointed living space. Should you need more room for your travel party, there is a sister property available for rent located directly nextdoor. Sleeping arrangements include a plush king-sized bed and 2 twin-sized beds in the main bedroom, plus a nice queen-sized air bed located on the home’s second floor, all of which will ensure a good night’s sleep before each new day of lakeside adventures. The moment you arrive, you’ll find yourself in awe of the amazing lakefront scenery and flourishing wildlife surrounding the property - large windows and sliding doors open up to an incredible lake view, and the sunsets here are practically guaranteed to take your breath away. 

You and your companions will have plenty of room to unwind throughout the cabin’s warm and welcoming interior, featuring an open concept floor plan with majestic vaulted ceilings and an abundance of glorious natural light, creating a very bright and cheery atmosphere for your vacation. All the necessary comforts of home are here, including wireless internet access, cable TV, a supply of board games and puzzles for your entertainment, and a fully equipped kitchen, complete with all the essential cooking appliances. A canoe is also provided for your use and enjoyment while at the property. At the end of the day, look forward to relaxing outside on the cabin’s private deck, where you’ll have a front row seat to observe the spectacular display of colors strewn across the sky as the sun crashes into the horizon.

The fishermen in your group should definitely plan to bring their fishing gear along, as the lake bordering this cabin offers great walleye and bass fishing year-round. This lake is also terrific for boating, canoeing and swimming, as well as cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the wintertime. A shared canoe will be available for use between the two sister properties, on a first come first serve basis. You’ll find a convenient boat landing nearby, in addition to fantastic hiking and walking trails close by. If you’re looking to explore a bit further, be sure to check out Paul Bunyan Trail for hiking and biking trails, Paul Bunyan Land, or French Rapids, which has more hiking and biking trails, plus a 16K course for nordic skiing. 

Even though you may feel a million miles away from the stresses of daily life while at this serene lakefront property, this cabin is only 3 miles from downtown Brainerd, with easy access to grocery stores, restaurants, and shopping. Ivan’s on the Bay is close by and a local favorite for great happy hour specials. You can find more restaurants and shopping options over in Niswa, reachable in a 20-minute drive.

Other notable attractions and activities in the area include Brainerd International Raceway, North Central Speedway, movie theaters, Cuyuna bike trails, hot air balloon rides, Pirates Cove miniature golf, Grand Mille Lacs Casino, Military Camp Ripley Museum, and the fascinating Historic Log Village in Cross Lake, only 10 miles away. The cabin is also conveniently just 1 mile away from the airport for easy access. Whether you’re traveling to Minnesota to experience the region’s phenomenal fishing opportunities or to simply relish in the area’s supreme natural beauty, this delightfully charming Brainerd vacation rental cabin will quickly become a place you want to return year after year!

Key Residence Features:

- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, private deck, wireless internet access, cable TV, puzzles and board games, and a shared dock and canoe provided for guest use on the property

- Phenomenal lakefront location with amazing lake views and excellent walleye and bass fishing year-round!

- Only 3 miles from downtown Brainerd with easy access to restaurants, shopping, and other local attractions

Bedroom Configuration:

- Master Bedroom: 1 King-sized Bed and 2 Twin-sized Beds

Additional Sleeping:

- A Queen-sized Air Bed on the Second Floor can accommodate 2 extra guests


- No smoking

- Dog friendly with fee (maximum 2 dogs allowed, 65-pound weight limit, well-behaved dogs only)

- Pet Fee: $75 Per Stay (Max 2 Dogs Allowed, 65-Lb Weight Limit

- No cats allowed

- Please note that this is 1 of 2 properties on this site, so there may be other travelers on site

- Must be at least 25 years old to book

- Additional fees and taxes may apply


More Details

Property Manager
Owner / Property Manager
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Owner / Property Manager

Evolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for travelers. Our dedicated Travel Advisor Team is available 7 days a week and our simple online reservation system allows you to book securely with a credit card! Please feel free to call us at 1.877.818.1013.


Brainerd Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Master Bedroom
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Tennis
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Serene 1BR Lakefront Cabin Just 3 Miles from Downtown Brainerd w/Wifi, Deck & Amazing Lake Views - Great Year-Round Fishing
average rating of 4.4375 based on 16 reviews
Grand Rapids, MN

Great place for a girls weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at the cabin, but this review is for the big cabin, not the boathouse which is what we had reserved initially. The owner, Patricia, was great to talk to on the phone! She informed me that there was a water issue with the boathouse cabin that we had reserved so she was moving us into the larger cabin on their property. Lucky us! There were five of us getting together for an after Christmas get-away and this cabin was perfect! Super cute and clean and yet still felt very "cabin-y"! There were four bedroom and two bathrooms and plenty of tables all around for eating, playing games, etc. We spent the whole weekend in the cabin as it was a freezing cold weekend, so we didn't partake in outdoor activities at all. We did have a great time indoors (as we always do) and ate great food, had good cocktails, played games, laughed lots, and did some adult coloring too! Again, Patricia was very kind and helpful with any needs we had, which weren't many because everything was perfect! We are already planning another getaway next winter in this same lovely cabin!!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and Quite !!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay @ The Boathouse. Very comfortable just as we desired. Even though we stayed during the off season we found plenty to do. Our only disappointment is that the dining options in the Brainerd area a quite limited. We highly reccomend The Boathouse if you are looking for that true cabin on the lake experience you won't be disapointed.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded spot for a nice getaway

  • 4 of 5

Nice secluded spot for a fall getaway for my husband and I. Close to town but feels like the woods. Electric burners and convection microwave with direction card provided a different experience. Thanks for the filtered water provided. Someone complained of sewer smell but must have not been used to lake water smell. Probably could be fixed with a filter system. Serenaded by a pair of loons in the evening was lovely. Thanks for the hospitality.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Could be great

  • 1 of 5

Beautiful house right on the lake but we are sorry we did not know there was no A/C. You need to fix the sewer gas smell.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, thank you for your feedback, we have passed along your comments to the homeowner. The homeowner has never had any type of issue or complaint of smell. The property is located on a lake so we apologize if there was something going on during your stay. A/C is not listed as an amenity for this property, as this property is not equipped with A/C. We hope to assist you in your future travels. Cheers! ~ The Evolve Team
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Beautiful views and peace and quiet

  • 4 of 5

The cabin and the location are both beautiful and peaceful. I never met the owner, but she was always available by text or call. I have one complaint and that is the lack of air conditioning. Most of the days we were there the weather was cool, but any raise in temp and it is not comfortable. Otherwise, the cabin is gorgeous and views are amazing. There is everything you need..even a grill. I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene getaway in a fun area of Minnesota

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed ourselves very much during our trip to the Brainerd area. There is much to do in Brainerd and the surrounding areas. The property itself was clean and the view of the lake gorgeous. The bed was very comfortable. I do not think this would be a comfortable stay for two couples as essentially you would share a bathroom and sleep in the same bedroom. For a couple with children that would be fine. Also there is no oven or stove so you need to be mindful of that when doing meal planning. There is a small grill and two chairs on the deck area and that is all that fits there, so once again you might not want to plan a trip with another couple. Aside from that, drug store / grocery store / and several restaurants are very close and convenient. We did not take the canoe out because we wanted to do some fishing so we ended up at Gull lake. All in all, a nice property, as advertised, and a good value.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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