About the property
- Cabin1020 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
If you are looking for the 'cabin experience', this quintessential cabin in the pines won't disappoint. The property was originally purchased and built by my grandparents in 1958 and has been in our family ever since; it was completely renovated by my wife and I in 2011. A small but efficient layout, the cabin has a wonderful screen porch, sitting area with gas fireplace, and dining room; all with panoramic views of the lake, which is only steps away. It has one bedroom on the main level (king), and a semi-private loft with two queen size beds. There is one 3/4 bath, and a great outdoor shower with views of the lake for those true Minnesotan's. The inside space flows seamlessly to a large lakeside patio with grill, outdoor dining area, fire pit and coffee sitting area. The rental comes complete with a pontoon boat (2014 Bennington), a 4-person paddleboat, a canoe, and of course a hammock in the yard. For those that can't disconnect, the cabin also includes two high definition TV's with DirecTV (DVD/Blu-Ray on main TV) and free Wi-Fi! And don't worry, you won't be roughing it, the 2011 renovation also brought all new mechanical systems including air conditioning, new appliances, and a new Kinetico softened water system!!
Situated 5 miles east of the town of Crosslake, crystal clear Lake O'Brien is spring fed with a water clarity of 24', the cleanest lake in the entire watershed district. The lake itself is surrounded by mature pines. There is approximately 5 miles of shoreline, of which about a quarter of the lake is undeveloped state owned property. During the summer, this recreational lake is perfect for fishing, skiing, wake boarding canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding and all water based activities, including floating on an air mattress!! There is a sandbar where you can walk across the lake which is a favorite gathering spot for 'kids of all ages'!! It's location on a quiet tar township road make it perfect for a morning walk or bike ride. During the winter months the lake is perfect for ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and is a perfect base camp to access the endless miles of groomed snowmobile trails.
Our property is perfect for a family of up to 6 or a few couples. We have a strict limit of 6 due to the size of the cabin and the single bathroom. We do keep our calendar updated and so if you are seeing availability then it's likely available. Upon reservation confirmation you'll receive a complete 'what to bring' list so you are prepared for your time up north. Feel free to inquire with any questions you may have and we’ll be prompt to reply! We pride ourselves on keeping our property and structures/equipment pristine and are certain we'll exceed your expectations in that regard. And further, since we also live on this lake, should any questions or problems arise we can respond quickly. In fact, your only disappointment will be when you have to leave!!
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The best service, amenities, and extras!!
This is our third stay with the Balmers and every time we walk in we feel like were in a home away from home. Its so cozy, beautifully decorated, and they are more the generous with setting us up with amenities and little extras. Supplying the firewood, propane, laundry and even some coffee to start with goes a long way and is not something you will find included at most cabins. The lake is quiet and it always makes us feel like we have our own slice of heaven. Thank you so much for keeping your cabin so inviting. We cant wait to book again!
We had a wonderful time last fall at the little red cabin. It was on a beautiful spot on the lake and as well appointed as the pictures online showed. Everything was clean and well stocked. The owners were quick to reply with a few questions we had during our stay. We look forward to hopefully staying here again, maybe this time during summer?
We enjoyed everything about our stay! The cabin was even more beautiful than in the photos. We loved the fire pit and the views are incredible.
Everything about our stay at Jeff & Lindsay's cabin was phenomenal. The cabin was clean, gorgeous, homey and comfortable. Their communication was clear and we felt welcomed and valued. It was evident that they enjoyed making this cabin a place for all to enjoy.
So many details were thought of and the list of supplies at the cabin was so helpful. We cooked almost all of our meals at the cabin and appreciated all of the amenities of home.
Beds were super comfortable and clean and the decor was quaint and cute. We appreciated their collection of books as well. The neighborhood was so quiet and peaceful with many instances of wildlife nearby.
We were thrilled with our stay and are confident that others will have just as great of a stay. We will be back!
Cute and cozy
We enjoyed our stay. The cabin is cute and cozy and has everything you’ll need. Owners’ communication was great. They were on vacation when we were using the cabin and they replied to us very timely when we needed them.
Perfect weekend getaway
We really enjoyed our stay at this picturesque cabin. There is a great ice rink within an easy walk, close proximity to some great breweries and many outdoor activities.The owners were very helpful and were great hosts.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
50% non-refundable deposit All full week rentals are Friday to Friday. Check-in is at 4:00, check out is at 11:00 am. Please call with any questions or special requests.