Ultimate Northwoods Retreat

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Last updated: 10/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

LaBri is the ultimate Northwoods retreat. LaBri means shelter or calm place in French, and you will understand why as you pull down the drive to an inviting one level log cabin. The kids will run around to the lakefront, passing a hammock strung between trees, en-route to the multiple watercraft lined up for their enjoyment. Canoes, kayaks, inflatable water toys, a 14 foot fishing boat await them. The pier invites them out, as they gaze longingly at the swim raft.

Meanwhile, you will enter the living space to find a real Northwoods retreat. The kitchen is equipped with every modern appliance, including the sub zero fridge, and the cabinets reveal every cooking and baking spice you may wish for during your stay. 2 wood burning fireplaces and a large screened in porch will begin to paint the picture of your time to come. Games for all ages are available and the martini glasses stand proud in the cabinet.

Serenity surrounds you as you listen to the haunting cry of the resident pair of loons, zealously protecting a chick or two in the spring or early summer. The eagles will be circling, also looking for the newborn loon chicks. Check out the multiplicity of wildlife, including birds, squirrels of many colors, otters, and the ever present deer. Fill up the bird feeder and watch from the kitchen window, as the deer come through in a parade at night.

Grab a sundowner in the gazebo, and listen to the happy screams of your children playing in the lake. Muskellunge await the clever fisher people, whilst the little fisher people will find the little fishes all day long off the end of the dock.

The fire pit by the lake has hosted countless schmoors parties, and awaits you. Remain quietly after the kids are gone, and you may well be visited by the hoot of the owl.

The forest and trails that surround LaBri make for endless hiking and biking in the summer, and snowshoeing, and cross country skiing in the winter. The slopes of Indianhead and Powderhorn mountains lie just 45 minutes to the north in the UP of Michigan.

Summer or winter LaBri will massage your soul. Come stay with us. It is very likely you will return.

Keywords: Log Cabin


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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pet fee depending on size and type of pet...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 2 canoes, multiple kayaks and mountain bikes, cross country skis and snowshoes, games for all ages, swim raft, outdoor fire pit, screened in porch, hammock....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Boat:

    Pontoon boat available for rent $750/week. 14' aluminum fishing boat included. Canoes/kayaks/play boats included....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    cross country skis, snow shoes...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub


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7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 10%


Pontoon boat available for rent $750 per week.

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Last updated: 10/27/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: Rick, Helen, Christopher, Taylor and Anna Sweitzer are the proud owners of LaBri. Rick owns and runs an adventure travel company, The Northwest Passage, and Helen is an artist, who runs the Women's program for a large refugee resettlement agency in Chicago. We all love the outdoors, with an emphasis on quiet sports. Skiing, hiking, biking, and paddling are high on our list of loves.

Why the Owner Chose Boulder Junction:
We chose this place because of its evident and very good Karma. Located a very easy and drivable distance from Chicago, and smack dab in the midst of the boreal forest, it offers us the instant peacefulness required.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
You will enjoy the fact that LaBri is not a 'rental' unit. It is our second home, replete with books, artwork, nice furnishings, and tastefully 'knickknacked'. Old skis and snowshoes adorn the walls and the quiet will force you into calm.

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  • Welcome to LaBri!

    Welcome to LaBri!

  • Pier and boats

    Pier and boats

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Shoreline


  • Twin bedroom

    Twin bedroom

  • Pier and swimming raft

    Pier and swimming raft

  • Garage toys

    Garage toys

  • Picnic area

    Picnic area

  • Wildlife galore

    Wildlife galore

  • Class A Musky Lake

    Class A Musky Lake

  • Year round fun

    Year round fun

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Screened porch

    Screened porch

  • Play time!

    Play time!

  • Kitchen


  • Dining room and kitchen

    Dining room and kitchen

  • Gazebo- fully screened

    Gazebo- fully screened

  • Fire pit

    Fire pit

  • Back deck

    Back deck

  • Welcome to LaBri

    Welcome to LaBri

  • Gazebo interior

    Gazebo interior

  • Little Crooked Lake

    Little Crooked Lake

  • Master bedroom fireplace

    Master bedroom fireplace

VRBO #282085

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, November 27, 2015

Minimum stay: 7 nights
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