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Kirk Buster

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Kirk Buster (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)
Vintage Lakeside Log Cabin with Panoramic Views ... Fish, Swim, Relax!
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 47 reviews

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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Great updated log cabin on Beautiful Northern Minnesota lake

  • 4 of 5

Had a fantastic time with a family of 4. Rustic log cabin updated with care and all amenities. Beautiful, wide deck overlooks pristine lake. The loons and the eagles love it, so who are we to argue!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We just finished up our stay at this beautiful cabin. The cabin is wonderful, comfortable, homey and well stocked. Kirk communicated with us and was very accommodating. Beautiful view of the lake from inside and outside. We could hear and see the loons and eagles right from the cabin, porch and dock. My husband rented a small fishing boat and he and my son were out on the lake everyday usually catching something. They also caught Northern and Bass right off the dock. The Bass a keeper and the Northern they put back. The lake was beautiful and quiet. We also took the boat through the channel to the adjourning lake. The channel was beautiful, the adjourning lake a little busier. My daughter and I rented SUP's for the week and had a great time on the lake paddling around. We also used the kayaks that come with the cabin. The town of Longville had everything we needed; grocery store, coffee shop, a little bit of shopping, bait and fishing store. I would highly recommend this cabin and the lake for anyone who wants to relax, fish, enjoy the quiet of the lake. We would definitely like to come back. My children are 23 and 20 and back home for 6 weeks. This was a great way to spend a week of family time with 2 young adults. It would also have been great when they were little.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Princeton, MN USA

Wonderful little cabin

  • 5 of 5

Wabedo Cabin

You won’t regret renting this little cabin – you will feel like you are in a true “up north” Minnesota cabin with the rustic walls and floors. The attention the owners have given to all amenities is incredible. You will find everything you need from kitchen appliances to comfortable beds and linens. There are cute little touches everywhere - like sliding “barn doors” on the bedrooms and a claw-foot tub in the bathroom.

The view to the lake is amazing – you almost feel like you are right on the water. And there is a wonderful deck overlooking the water, complete with dining furniture.

We had an interesting start to our week at the cabin. Our first night there, a major storm came through the area and many trees came down. Luckily there was no damage to the cabin, but we were without power for 20 hours. The remainder of the week was not typical July weather (cool, windy and rainy), but we still found the cabin to be a wonderful retreat. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Pinnacle of relaxation

  • 5 of 5

My wife, son, and I had the privilege of staying at the Wabedo Cabin during the 4th of July week, 2016. What can I say about this place that could actually do it justice?! We absolutely loved staying here. There is nothing like sitting on the back porch for dinner, watching some wildlife and listening to the lake; or sitting on the dock watching the lake, the loons, the occasional bald eagle, and just feeling as though we left the world behind for the week! I would highly recommend this cabin for anybody that loves the north country (or would like to check it out for the first time).

On another note, this lake brought back memories for me as I came to Wabedo as a child with my father and grandfather. Even better yet, this cabin was a part of a resort that my great-grandparents owned many years ago so my grandfather grew up on the property!

We absolutely loved it and can't wait to get back!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Ham Lake, MN

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to Wabedo Cabin since 2012 and hope to continue for years to come. Great accommodations, no skimping on making you comfortable. The cabin brings you back to the good old days and yet it has everything you would want. If you love fishing, the lakes give you plenty of opportunities to bring in a good variety of fish. If you love peace and quiet, this is the place to relax. If you love the outdoors and wildlife, you are guaranteed to enjoy both. Yet there are many activities to do also. Great coffee shop in town and plenty of friendly people. The Busters do a super job making sure your vacation is perfect.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Season
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 1 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Season
May 6 2017 - Jun 3 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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Longville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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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