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Vintage Lakeside Log Cabin with Panoramic Views ... Fish, Swim, Relax!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 1 Bath (Sleeps 1-6)

The charm, comfort, and beautiful setting of our vintage Northwoods log cabin will make your cares melt away. Our cabin sits so close to the water, you'll feel like you're floating on stunning Lake Wabedo. Inside the home, you're treated to comfortable furnishings, a well-appointed kitchen, and amazing views of the lake from nearly every room in the house; outside, you're literally steps away from swimming, paddling, and world-class fishing

What will you do with your day? Watch the sky turn early-morning pink over the lake without even leaving your bed. Enjoy your coffee from the lakeside deck in the company of the many birds that visit our feeders. Perhaps you'll head out in the canoe to visit Fish Island, or explore the winding channel that connects Lake Wabedo to Little Boy Lake. Bring or rent a boat and fish the waters of them both, nearly 2600 acres total, and reel in everything from panfish to walleye to trophy-sized muskie (of course, fishing's not bad from our dock either). Enjoy a cool drink and watch the kids swim off the dock while you relax in a chaise lounge. In the evening, take in the sunset from the deck and listen to the ghostly call of the loons.

Should the weather be inclement, no worries--our cabin has a spacious open floor plan, and everything in it has been carefully chosen with comfort and relaxation in mind. There's plenty of comfortable seating for everyone to hang out and watch a movie, play a game, or just enjoy the company of good friends and family.

Feel the need to get out? Visit one of many charming nearby towns, including Longville, just a few miles away and home to world-famous turtle races! Hit the links at nearby Ridgewood Golf Course, or putt-putt at Birdie's in Longville. Try your luck at the Northern Lights Casino in Walker, or take in a movie at the Bear Pause Theater. Hike or bike the many local trails, and visit Deep Portage Conservation Reserve for a variety of outdoor activities and classes.

Whatever you choose, the backdrop for it all is the calling loons, towering pines, and lapping waters of Lake Wabedo. You will leave feeling rested, rejuvenated . . . and eager to come back

More Details

Kirk Buster
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Kirk Buster

I grew up in northern Minnesota, just a couple of hours east of our cabin. I have so many fond memories of fishing with my dad and brother, camping with the family, hiking with Boy Scouts and exploring with friends. When I got married, I talked my (agreeable) wife into a Northwoods, Boundary Waters, house-boating honeymoon. She was instantly hooked on Minnesota and we've vacationed here most summers since.

Kirk Buster purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Kirk Buster chose Brainerd Lakes

We were looking for the classic Minnesota lake cabin and knew we were at home the first time we saw this early-40s log cabin.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family of four mid-thirty and mid-sixty year old's spent a long weekend at Wabedo Cabin in late September. The cabin was as charming, comfortable and thoughtfully furnished as we had expected. The countryside, wildlife, autumn colors, and general ambiance were over and above what we had anticipated, even having read the reviews!

We hiked gently sloping trails and canoed when we were't hiking. We saw beaver, eagles, loons and other waterfowl on the lake. At the end of the day we paddled into the sunset while the occasional fish rippled the water, then headed back for cooking and conversation. We were able to put together some very good meals in the well appointed kitchen, and read ourselves to sleep in wonderfully comfortable beds.

Brilliantly colored foliage illuminated by the rising sun and reflected in the mirror-smooth lake is my take away visual for the weekend. Wabedo Cabin is the very essence of it's locale. Thank you, Kirk and Shannon, for finding that essence and making it comfortably available. Ours was a wonderful family weekend.
Sep 2012
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Longville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom fully renovated for 2013 -- claw foot tub with shower, pedestal sink, vintage hex-tiled floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Twin/King - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , extra-long twin beds push together to form a king
    Queen - 1 queen
  • All beds are super-comfortable pillow-top models.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Vintage Lakeside Log Cabin with Panoramic Views ... Fish, Swim, Relax!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 52 reviews
Ham Lake, MN

Love this place.

  • 5 of 5

We are repeat guests. This cabin has all the comforts you need. We really look forward to the tranquility and fishing fun each year.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, dog friendly, vintage lakeside getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Great cozy lake cabin to getaway for an autumn week... pictures accurately show the authentic look and feel of this little gem. Really appreciated all the help from Kirk ahead of time which led to a great experience. Also appreciate that this spot offers an affordable and lovely, high quality experience for those of us with well behaved four legged companions. My westie loved being able to join us. We all loved the patio as a spot to sit and enjoy the personality of various moods of the lake. We also used the kayaks one afternoon to tool around the pretty lake and saw both loons and eagles along the way. The town is nearby and groceries/gas available easily. The kitchen and mouse-proof pantry was well stocked and accessible for meals. Easy day trips to the Lost Forty, Lake Bemidji and Itasca State Parks were also part of our week. Since we had to work a few of the days, it was also helpful to have both internet and phone quality. The beds were comfy and the shower worked great too. We had a great time enjoying 'our cabin' for a week and would not hesitate to return or recommend it to others!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as pictured and decsribed.

  • 4 of 5

We had excellent communication with the owner. Everything was in working condition. The kitchen is stocked with more than you could expect to find in a cabin. Just like home. I actually brought apples up to the lake and made my yearly applesauce. Town is just a few miles down the road and you will be able to find whatever you need. Gas, bait, groceries, antique shopping and even DVD rentals are all within walking distance.

The star attraction Bruno, the town dog is there to welcome you to Longville. Loons and deer abound. This is our eighth VRBO rental and we have never been disappointed.

I would recommend.

Thank you Kirk,

Brad and Mary

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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True Up North Experience!

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I wanted an easy going, northern Minnesota week at a lake – and Wabedo Cabin was the perfect find! Kirk and Shannon clearly take pride in this gem and have done a great job maintaining the rustic charm of their cabin while making comfortable updates – the back deck, remodeled bath, fantastic Wi-Fi connection, and chairs at the end of the dock. We enjoyed days outside as much as evenings inside watching movies with a glass of wine. All the little details were not lost on us. Love that both bedrooms have lake views. The pictures are spot on!

The kitchen was well stocked with cookware and pantry staples. We even made peach cobbler! Plenty of room in the fridge and we planned a few grill meals on the gas grill off the kitchen. The garage is full of float toys for the lake, life jackets and another fridge for bait. Wabedo Lake has just the right amount of activity. A few boats going by, canoes and kayaks here and there and loons calling 24/7.

A week was just right to fit in days doing nothing but enjoying the view and water from the dock and deck. Since the location is convenient to Itasca State Park and Walker we went on day trips to both…and then joked that we just wanted to get back home to the cabin! Visiting Longville on Turtle Race Wednesday is a must. Enjoy some ice cream and keep an eye out for the town dog mascot, Bruno. If you’re into vintage/ antiques, stop by Off the Beaten Path and say hello to Susan and Rog – true up north folks. They had to ask us in a very Minnesotan way to leave one afternoon because there was hay to bring in. They are friendly (might even offer you some coffee) and run a great shop.

We were sad to leave on Saturday…a sign of a great vacation. All in all, a fantastic experience. Thanks Kirk and Shannon – you guys are great hosts, even from afar!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tinley Park

Comfortable, Cozy, Beautiful Up North Cabin

  • 5 of 5

The pictures posted are what sold my husband and I to book this cabin for our August 2016 trip. Well, the pictures don't do this beautiful cabin justice! We were amazed how absolutely charming it was! It was so cozy and impeccably clean. Everything we needed was there for us, from the fully equipped kitchen, soft bath towels and the most comfortable bed we were lucky enough to sleep in! The views of the lake can be seen from every room and there's nothing like waking in the morning to the sounds of distant loons and hearing the gentle waves lapping against the shore! We did have a few days of strong winds (can't control Mother Nature) which kept us off the lake but the days on the lake the fishing was very good! We loved our stay at this beautiful place of Heaven on earth and highly recommend the cabin! You won't want to leave!!! We can't thank Kirk enough for sharing this lovely cabin and cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely log cabin full of charm and comfort!

  • 5 of 5

Truly a beautiful log cabin in the woods on the lake! It is the perfect mix of comfort and coziness, yet you feel like you are in a Minnesota Northwoods cabin (not a house). Kirk is a wonderful host. I felt very confident that everything would be in order, and it sure was! The cabin is nicely stocked and it was clean as a whistle. There are little details added that were fun and thoughtful (I’ll let you be surprised!) I could tell that the owners took great pride and care of this property. They do a great job!

The well stocked kitchen was ample, and there is a LOT of storage space in the mudroom. It was great to have that mudroom buffer between the outdoors and inside the cabin itself. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen table was big and sturdy, and we had a great view of the lake while sitting at it.

The lake was cool and refreshing. I will say that if you are a swimmer (or lounger with a floatie) – you’ll need to navigate through a bunch of weeds to get out to the open water. Once through.. it’s lovely. In a perfect world, I’d prefer a clear swimming path. Still, very minor compared to everything else that is so terrific!

We probably spent the most time on the wonderful deck overlooking the lake. It was so relaxing listening to the loons, enjoying the cool breeze coming off the lake, and taking it all in. Due to the woodsy trees surrounding the cabin, there was usually both sun and shade on the deck throughout the day (I prefer the shade, my mom the sun – we were both very happy!) We highly recommend this place and we are definitely re-booking for our next trip ‘up north’!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
190 Miles
Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Docksider
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Ridgewood Golf Course
Nearest Train
180 Miles
Minneapolis - St. Paul Midway Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Minnesota Highway 84
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Canoeing and kayaking


Rates & Availability

Longville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Season
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 7.38%

Well-behaved dogs OK with owner permission.
Dog fee is $200 per dog and requires a fully refundable $200 pet deposit.
Must be at least 25 years old to rent.
Minnesota sales tax will be added.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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