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Lake Front Home, Minutes to Bike or Snowmobile Trails & boat landing. """

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom 1-1/2 bath plus Boathouse Bedroom right on the lake

Modern remodeled home includes the following:

galley kitchen - Granite counter top, Double Oven, Flat cook top, Dishwasher, Hickory cabinets, silverware, all needed cookware and dishes. Gas and Charcoal grills are also available for outside grilling.

Heat/Air depending on the season. Hardwood floors, Knotty pine interior - Half round log sided exterior.

Cable TV, Wireless High speed internet for those that do need to keep up with work or communications. Computer and printer for use if needed. Top quality mattresses on each of the 7 beds. 1 King, 1 queen, 1 Full, 3 Twins and a Queen Air in the guest room. 2 bedrooms upstairs and 2 main plus the boathouse. Linens provided for all beds.

Walk in Shower, 2 Washers and Dryers. Beach towels, shower towels and kitchen towels provided.

100' dock allows fishing from the dock. Dock stairs and ladder allow for easy access to the water. Water is ankle deep at the shore and approximately 3 feet deep at the end of the dock. Sandy bottom with NO drop offs in the area in front of the cabin.

Pontoon rental available from us. We have numerous Life jackets and sizes to fit most any size . Waterski's, Kneeboards or tubes for use behind your boat are also available.

Boathouse has a balcony over the lake and is accessed through the sliding patio door. There is nothing like falling asleep to the sound of the waves lapping up on shore beneath you and waking to the call of the loons in the morning. Also has a natural Gas fireplace for those that want to sleep there in the winter - vaulted knotty pine ceiling, Birch hardwood floors.

Patio off the main living room looks over the lake. Adirondack chairs and picnic table line the patio around a controlled fire area for evening fires.

Hammock is conveniently hung between two shore side pines and is a great place to read, nap,talk with your significant other or have deep conversations with your kids or grandkids.

Ample blacktop parking space to accommodate family and friends along with a garage mounted backboard - basketball also provided. Air hockey and darts in the basement for the times when it is raining.

More Details

Property Manager
Matt Prigge
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Matt Prigge

We are an early 50's couple with 2 college age kids and live and work in the Rochester MN area. I was born in the Rochester area and met Ann while at college. She was raised in the Lakes area of MN near lake Mille Lacs about 30 miles from our cabin.

Matt Prigge purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Matt Prigge chose Deerwood

My wife had been looking for the right place for over a year. - No weeds, no mud, not too many steps to climb up or down when we get old etc. When we drove by my wife recognized it from earlier listings she had seen. It was, for us, the perfect setting and had the potential that we were looking for.

What makes this cabin unique

One of the few places with split field stone retaining walls and foundations. Also the Boathouse is an added plus since you cannot build them anymore only maintain the ones that already exist. As I have mentioned it is one of the cleanest lakes you will ever experience. No resorts or supper clubs on the lake make it very quiet. Views of the lake are available from 3 of the 5 sleeping rooms.


Deerwood Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We may be flexible on check in/out times depending on previous/next renters stay dates. Please call if interested - we will make changess if possible
  • Our Cabin has beds for 10 and can have additional air mattresses if needed. we charge an additional $25 per person/day over 10 occupancy.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 1.5+
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Air
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , North upstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , South upstairs bedroom
    Detached Unit - 1 queen , Boathouse
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) Boathouse and Queen air in guest room, Double Beds (1) Upstairs lake side room plus a twin, Twin or Single Beds (3) 2 twins in second upstairs bedroom
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Cross country, Roller blade, World Class MTN Bike and Snowmobile trails are minutes away. Skateboard park is 3/4 mile away in Crosby. Swimming beach, park, playground and Boat launch are located 3/4 mile away in Crosby as well. Bait and fishing guides available at Oar's N Mine 1 mile away in Crosby 1-218-546-6912.


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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Wonderful Cabin on the Lake!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is as described and it was perfect for our 2 families with children age 12-17. We were able to snowshoe on the lake and cross country ski. The cabin is very close to Crosby and a short drive to Nisswa where we spent the day on Saturday. Everyone had plenty of space and the cabin is bright and sunny and clean. The boathouse was perfect. Thank you for an awesome stay-cation to break up the long winter!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our third stay, we love the location. The house is very functional. Top features include living room, patio, lake house, garage, yard and parking. Owners are available for questions.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 plus days at the Prigge cabin and were extremely happy with everything about the cabin and Serpent Lake.

What a beautiful place. The patio and lawn were a great place to sit in the afternoon and evening .

The amenities inside the cabin were first rate. The kitchen was stocked with everything you might need to cook meals . The large table in the dining area doubled as both a place to eat and was a great space to play board games on a rainy Thursday.

The cabin has good A.C and when the temp. dropped into the 50's on Wednesday night and all day Thursday the furnace was a godsend.

Parking is more than ample and the public boat launch was just across the lake; fantastic arrangement.

The town of Crosby is minutes from the cabin; in fact a good brisk walk to get you uptown will take 15 minutes or less , or you could drive it in 3 minutes!

Thanks to the Prigge's for opening their special place to us. Hopefully we can organize a trip North to the cabin again next year.The personal attention by the owners , and their generosity in not a common commodity anymore.


Bill C.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice comfortable and boathouse.

  • 4 of 5

Everything was as we expected.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & peaceful! Perfect place for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 3 days at the cabin and wished we had reserved it for longer! Everything from the view of the lake from inside the cabin, the comfortable king size bed, to the loons, eagles and ducks nearby and use of the pontoon boat and beautiful sunsets, this cabin exceeded our expectations. Owners were wonderful to work with and we hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property and not only was it beautiful and relaxing, but Matt and Ann are very easy to work with. The lake was beautiful and calm, the loons were visiting and relaxing evening walks were ideal. The private setting was nice and the fish were biting! You truly cannot go wrong with this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Numerous-Rutgers, The Deacons and more
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Numerous - some offer home delivery
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Local Cross Country trails
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
Car: necessary

Located in the central lakes area of Minnesota there are many activities to pursue on this lake or within minutes of it. The lake association continues to keep this one of the cleanest lakes in the state. Less congested than the Brainerd Baxter area which is 15 minutes away, the Deerwood-Crosby area is very relaxing and offers some of the best antique shopping, winter or summer trails, fishing in the state. The Mountain Bike trails are some of the best in the country.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fees - Charged 1X per stay $150

Departure time 10:00 am
Check - in 4:00pm
These times are in place to allow adequate time for cleaning service between guest stays.
There is an additional per person charge for groups larger than 10. We charge an additional $25/person/night for each additional person more than 10. (A group of 12 would pay an additional $50 per night.)
Damage protection can also be purchased at your discretion in addition to the damage deposit. You are responsible for any and all damages in excess of the damage deposit and any purchased insurance.

50% deposit at booking - Balance due 30 days prior to arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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