|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Reserve now for fall/winter of 2016 and winter, spring, summer, and fall of 2017!!!
This property has availability in May and June and mid August 2017. It is booked full in all of July, and first half of August, all of September, and most of October 2017. Please check the calendar before initiating an inquiry.
Non-summer weekends and weeks are filling fast and many are reserved weeks, months, or even years in advance. This is a great value. Try it! You will like it.
Delightful 3 bedroom - 2 bath year around home. Updated every year.
Two tiled bathrooms and full separate laundry area
Exterior fire pit and interior gas fireplace.
Relaxing recreational location
Large commercial grade kitchen special for family meal prep and relaxed gourmet meals or just serving a family reunion crowd.
Nearby access to Paul Bunyan and Heartland trails for great bicycling, inline skating, X-C skiing, and snowmobiling.
Great bass fishing ( 1 lb to 5 lb) from dock. Good walleye and northern lake trolling shallows and sand bars
Quiet, calm, and weed free lake good for canoeing, kayaking, water skiing and recreational boating. Ultra clear and clean spring fed lake with a sandy bottom
Loons live here. You should see/hear them every day/night.
Private dock with 3000 lb covered boat lift.
Supplied with Old Town Canoe and Lund 14' fishing boat. Outboard motor not supplied but available for rent at nearby commercial locations
Property has a security system including (24 hr X 365 day) exterior video surveillance.
CAN SLEEP UP TO TEN PERSONS IN A LARGE FAMILY. THIS MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR 8, 9, OR 10 ADULTS EACH REQUIRING PRIVACY. BEST SUITED FOR 3 OR FEWER ADULT COUPLES. EXTRA CHARGES FOR MORE THAN SIX PERSONS. See bedrooms discussion in website AMENITIES section for further explanation/clarification.
Not fully handicap accesible: Most of the house is on one level. One step up at entrance. One step down between most of the house and just a portion of the living area. 10 steps down to lake in front of house. The interior doors are generally 30 in. width. No ramps are provided. The lawn is gently sloped to the lake shore. Lake can be accessed from the lawn easily as well as the steps.
Nuclear Engineer. Reside in MD part time, and in MN part time.
Like to sail, swim, waterski, snow ski, hike, mountaineer, bicycle, XC ski, digital communications, and amateur radio
Own house in MN on lake, and condo in MD on Chesapeake Bay.
John Swailes purchased this cottage in 1993
Lived on this lake every summer for 65 years. Family on this lake for 95 years. Love it summer or winter! Family owns house next door to the north and the lot between the two houses.
My grandfather bought the property next door to the north shortly after he returned from World War I about 1919 and then built the first house on this lake in 1921. The original rustic log cabin was replaced by the current existing next door house in 1946, right after World War II. My parents honeymooned at that home in 1947. I visited this lake for the first time in the summer of 1950 two weeks after I was born. I have been here numerous times in each year between then and now.
I bought the property where my current home resides in 1993. It was the fourth time that the property had been for sale since a small frame home had been built upon it in 1926 by an aging German bachelor who was also a master carpenter. The carpenter retired to this property in the 1930's. I knew this gentleman very well. I hunted and fished with he and my grandfather on and around the lake. He owned the property and lived there most of the time until his death in 1965. He left the property to his cousin. The cousin eventually sold the property and a sequence of owners enjoyed the lake and that same original house until 1993. I bought the property in 1993 and modestly improved and remodeled the original house several times. That sequence of efforts evolved over years into the net very substantial upgrade that is this current home.
My grandfather passed away in 1962. My grandmother passed in 1988. My mother passed in 1992. My father passed in 2011.
The property to the north remains today in the hands of my brothers. Between us all we have 9 children all of whom routinely visit and stay at our homes on Horseshoe Lake. My brothers and I have planned for and hope to pass these wonderful living spots along to our children and are now well prepared to do so, when the time is appropriate
Small lake. Pristine spring fed water. Low boating traffic on the lake nearly all of the time as compared to White Fish Chain, Gull Lake, Ten Mile Lake, Leech Lake, Mille Lacs Lake, etc. More suitable for families in some ways. More suitable for children venturing out on their own. Better wake boarding and water skiing due to low wave height and quiet boating condiitions. Many bays on the lake. Always a calm spot for trick skiing and trick wakeboarding.
Generally good fishing. Great bass fishing. Good walleye fishing.
House is all new in 2013. Roomy 3 bedroom and two bath cottage. Full laundry. Full living area with separate kitchen and dining spaces. Beautiful bright sunroom sitting area overlooking the lake and beach immediately in front of the house. Spaces flow comfortably together so no one is left out but there are lots of nooks for quiet reading or work. Thoughtfully designed and highly functional house with top quality commerical grade gourmet kitchen. Natural sunlight throughout with plentiful glass for view out to the lake as well as surrounding woodlands. Bedrooms have full closets and dressers. Master bedroom has ensuite bathroom. Sleeping loft has areas for children or adult guests. Spent four years designing and preparing to build this. Corrected all of the flaws in the previous home and then some.
Fantastic cabin in a great location. The gourmet kitchen was well stocked with everything needed to prepare a complete Thanksgiving meal with ample room for the leftovers. Enjoyed the time spent with family, in a central location where we could all meet. The local hardware/grocery even had all the last minute items we forgot to pack with us. If ever the need arises for additional rest and relaxation, this would be our number #1 choice. Thank you John for sharing your home with our family. Best regards, Mark
We stayed at John's cabin for 5 nights in November 2016. Everything was as he advertised and everything was top notch. We loved it. John was always available if we needed something or had a question, great service. We highly recommend this place to anyone. We didn't do much as we were stormed in for 3 days and we were there to relax anyway. We did go out to eat a few times and all the restaraunts closeby were good. We especially loved the breakfast place in Hackensack called Viddles & Joe. Great atmosphere and great food.
John has an amazing cabin with a gorgeous view of the lake. It was the perfect honeymoon. I did not want to leave. Thanks John for sharing your cabin on my wife and I's special trip! We definitely want to come back.
Had a great relaxing Fall weekend here. Was the perfect place to relax, go for hikes (right across the street are some great trails) and make some wonderful meals in an amazing kitchen. Would highly recommend this place!
This place is amazingly beautiful. The house itself has everything you could possible need (and then some). The walks through the fall leaves were enjoyed by me, my husband and our three most important family members (our small dogs). As a 24th anniversary trip, it memorable and quite likely the nicest place we've ever stayed (and we have been around). Thanks for everything!
Supplied with Old Town Canoe and Lund 14' fishing boat. Outboard motor not supplied but available for rent at nearby commercial locations. Easier still, borrow or rent a motor and bring that one with you. 6 HP or less is preferred. Lake view accessible from dining room. Fire ring in terraced area with table and chairs. Picnic out while watching the kids swim and the sun set. Roast marshmellows. Walking trail through woods and ponds just behind house. Two miles distance to 80 miles of the Paul Bunyan bicycle trail. Paul Bunyan Trail provides access to added 70 miles of Heartland Trail.
|cleaning added, if not weekly rental||$150|
A cleaning fee of $150 will be charged for stays of less than 6 days.
Weekly rentals only in May - September. Prefer Saturday to Saturday Rentals in May. and June. I will occasionally rent by less than a week or other than Saturday to Saturday, if still open on short lead time. Ask, if interested.
Pets, if permitted by owner, will require extra cleaning fee and a refundable damage deposit