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Naturally Beautiful, Clean, Spacious Woodland Retreat

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Last updated: 10/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Do Hiking, Do Star-Gazing, Do Fall Colors! #dothelake 25% discount during off-peak season. Check out the upcoming attractions under the Location Tab. Our cozy cabin is right in the heart of Minnesota's Vacation Land. Mille Lacs Lake is just 1/2 mile away. Tucked in the woods, abounding with wildlife and beautiful seasonal foliage, our cabin offers privacy but also access to many amenities around the Lakes. This scenic area caters to fishermen, ATV ers, golfers, specialty shoppers, archeologists, hunters, snowmobilers, wind surfers, jet skiers and tired travelers looking to just relax, and read a book. Our shelves are filled with the classics. Our road connects to the pine center ATV trail. Our 3 bedroom Cabin sleeps 7 comfortably with 2 hideabeds for extra guests. Lovely new construction on the lower level features a King size bed with mirror, dimmer lights and cedar ceiling. 2 comfortable hide-a-beds sleeps 4 with an extra cove for a single bed. You'll like the bathroom with new fixtures and pine cabinetry. Handy Kitchenette with microwave and refrigerator in dining area. The pine stairwell takes you to two rooms with double beds, living area & laundry. A spacious kitchen overlooks the woods. Creative decorating reminds you of home.

Our air conditioned cabin is fully furnished with towels and Bedding, dishes and pots and pans, even a food processor and deep fat fryer. In addition there are 2 small charcoal grills, blender, toaster, coffee maker, with locally roasted coffee beans, tea and hot cocoa. Accommodations include 3 comfortable sofas, easy chairs and 2 TVs with VCR and DVD Player. Play cribbage on hand-crafted diamond willow board. Use our deck of cards and game board or bring your favorites. Sit on the deck outdoors or make a fire in the fire pit, wood included. There is plenty room to park your boat or rig or Park your boat at Terrys boat harbor just 1/2 mi away .or Little White fish resort just a few miles away. Fish for Walleye, crappies, sunnies, bass northern and muskie, tulliby and perch. Rent a jet ski or just bask in the sun on one of the many beaches. Go to the many specialty shops in Garrison, Aitkin or Isle or visit the Mille Lacs Lake Indian Museum, or Paul Bunyan amusement park, or Grand Casino. Dine at the many restaurants around including the Blue goose, Twin Pines, The Y Club, Spirit Lake Steak House, the Farm Mkt Cafe and many more.

WINTERTIME: GOT SNOW? WE DO! Check out the wintertime scedule of events! Arctic Blast (Feb. 10th) Ducks Unlimited fishing tournament (Feb 18th). Ice Race Weekend, with snow mobiles, dirt bikes, cars and 4 wheelers (Feb. 24), Kite Crossing (March 2nd) Phil's Myr Mar Golf on Ice, (March 3rd) softball on Ice (Mar 10-11th) Christmas light tours, ice fishing, Grand Casino Shows.

ROMANTIC ADVENTURE play our new game 'Stones Throw to romance' ! Romance is literally just a stone’s throw away with this delightful game. We provide you with 18 enchanting cards that are laminated and are really quite lovely. On each card, you will find something romantic to do with or for one another. Spread out the cards, toss the stones, and watch the story unfold .Or try the amazing Kiss Cards. Have the cards handy while watching your favorite show together. Or Hide them around the house. This puts a whole new twist on hide and seek. This game puts a smile on anyones face and rekindles the fire.

SUMMERTIME Activities include car shows, wild flower and mushroom walks, farmers markets, State Park Programs which include fishing canoeing and climbing the 100 foot fire tower, garage sales, summer gospel concerts, classes on basket weaving, demonstrations of ricing and maple syrup making at the historic trading post, pow wows, bird watching, fireworks on the many lakes, parades, live blue grass, jazz and country music, dancing, New Mille Lacs Indian Museum, shows at the Casino and theater, fishing launch, biking and hiking trails, canoeing or tubing down the river, . Our area is home to most major denominations and faith. Our community is warm and friendly. You'll see!
Extended area activities include:
Dinner theaters, Charles Lindberg museum, most popular Brainerd race way events, world famous Aitkin fish house parade, Crosby motorcycle run, Pirates cove mini golf, water slides, go cart tracks.

Other uses for our cabin: Use our cabin as a prayer retreat or retreat for pastors or missionaries, accommodate relatives during weddings or graduation celebrations. Use our 'honeymoon suite' for your honeymoon or anniversary. Crafters, get away for the weekend. Too tired to clean? Host your shower or a birthday party at our cabin You are only limited by your imagination. Our cabin will be decorated for the Holidays. A perfect place to spend a few days with your family.


Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    18 yr. old without supervision...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    may smoke on porch...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    we will help you work out details...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    no ramp...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 7-11

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 baby crib

    portable crib...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    sleep sofa in LR...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    sleep sofa in LR...moreless

  • there is a cove in Living area lower level for a single bed mattress and there are 2 sofa hide-a-beds for a capacity of 11 people total. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    2 sinks and Laundry...moreless

Other Amenities

  • smoking outdoors only no wi-fi at the cabin. wi-fi 3 minutes up the road or in Garrison at the McDonalds...moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    we have bean bag toss and Norwegian golf, and board games including cribbage...moreless

  • Stereo


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    We are 1/2 mile from Mille lacs Lake and approx 3 miles from Little white fish and 3 miles to camp lake. The casino is about 5 min....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room:

    2 living areas...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave:

    (2) one on lower level as well...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    sugar, coffee, other drink options, salt and pepper...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    additional frig downstairs...moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    one picnic table and two benches that adjust to make a second picnic table. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Newly renovated golf course just a few minutes away. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    lots of flowering plants...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 small charcoal grills and one large charcoal grill ...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    4 lawn chairs - with additional lawn chairs...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
off peak
Sep 8 - May 14, 2016
1 night min stay
$139 $169
Fri, Sat, Sun
$750 $1,500

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Nov 26 - Nov 27, 2015
2 night min stay

flat fee
New Years
Dec 31 - Jan 1, 2016
2 night min stay

flat fee
Mar 26 - Mar 27, 2016
2 night min stay

flat fee
Peak- May-Aug.
May 15 - Sep 6, 2016
2 night min stay
$145 $225
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$139 $169
Fri, Sat, Sun
$750 $1,500

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Propery Protection Fee $50 + tax
  • Pet Fee $15 + tax
  • Tax Rate 3%


You may pay by mail with a check or money order or credit or debit card with paypal.


Naomi Iserman

43895 Timber Trail Rd.

Onamia, Mn. 56359.

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Holiday prices (Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, New Years, Valentines Day, are same as weekend prices when they fall during the week .

In order to secure your reservation we ask for a $200 deposit. A booking fee of $50 is non-refundable If you decide to cancel your decision must be made within 2 weeks of the booking. We will then refund $150 of your deposit. If something unforeseeable requires you to cancel at a further date we would be happy to refund your $150 deposit if we are able to rent it to another guest.

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Last updated: 10/06/2015
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3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Y club
2.9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Northwood Hills at Mille lacs-18517 Captive Lake
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 169
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Twin Pines
29 Miles
Nearest Ski
Aspen Ski Resort Baxter, Mn

Car: Necessary


April 12

Trout in streams

May 10

Trout in lakes

May 10

Walleye, sauger, northern pike

May 24


June 7



Sunfish, crappies, catfish, bullheads

GOT SNOW? WE DO. Go to for a great map showing all snow mobile trails in the area. You will notice our location is right on the trail!

*Mille lacs Lake for a listing of events and activities

* Kathio State Park website for activities and events

*Mille lacs Indian Museum

*Explore Minnesota

*Garrison on Mille Lacs

*DECEMBER 14th, 2013



*Jan. 18, 2014


*Feb 2, 2014


*Feb 7 & 8th - tentative


*Feb. 13, 14,

Ice Race Weekend: Snowmobile and Car Racing

Feb 22 at Kathio State Park

This wildlife talk and demonstration will highlight eagles, owls, woodpeckers, deer, porcupines and other animals that forage and hunt in the area.

go to: for more info. [snowshoe and ski rental] [swim beach]

*Feb 20,21

Ducks Unlimited Ice Fishing Contest

Feb 28-Mar 2

10th Annual Kite Crossing Event

Endurance Snowkite Race out across Lake Mille Lacs

• Freestyle kiteboarding exhibition

• Kiteboarding lessons

*Mar. 1

Phil's Golf on ice

*Mar. 7& 8

Blue Goose Softball on Ice

Maple Sap Harvest Demos

Mille lacs Indian Museum

Join museum staff for a demonstration about traditional and contemporary methods for harvesting and processing maple sap. Participants will observe the process of gathering maple sap and boiling it into syrup and sugar. Samples of maple sugar will be available for tasting. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult..

Childrens craft days

Birch Bark ornament workshop

book Time

Ojibwe mitten workshop

Moccasin workshop

sweetgrass basket workshop

Grand Adventure - Kids playground! On grounds at Grand Casino.

children 6 wks and older have good care and plenty to play with.

Mille Lacs Events Stage Enjoy FREE live music!

Mille Lacs Events & Convention Center

June 2015 Cruisen for Autism

Kathio State Park

Bring your camera for an outdoor photography expedition with professional photographer Steve Kohls. Learn how to maximize the capabilities of your camera.

Hunters of the Sky

The Audubon Center of the North Woods will show live hawks and owls at this family-oriented program about Minnesota raptors.

I Can Fish! at Kathio State Pk.

Join us to learn all about fishing. We'll identify species, learn to cast, and more. Then fish with us along the shore of the Rum River. Equipment, bait and instruction are provided. Minnesota residents do not need a fishing license.

Archery in the Park

Want to learn how to shoot a bow in a safe, supervised setting? The Archery in the Parks program is designed especially for families with kids age 8 and above. Get hands-on instruction in shooting a bow and arrow from a certified instructor. All equipment is provided and no experience is necessary;

at Kathio Remarkable Reptiles

This family-oriented program about reptiles from Minnesota and beyond includes live turtles, lizards and snakes

July 25, 26, 27 Garrison Play Days Festival


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Bernie and Naomi grew up in the suberbs of Mpls. and graduated from Minnetonka and /Edina Highschool repectively. Naomi fell into Bernies arms (litterally) at the Past Time skating rink , were married in 1985 and moved North to Onamia, Mn in in 1988. Bernie is a contractor and Naomi a Massage Therapist. Their 4 boys, Gabriel, Michael, Jon and Gene enjoy Music, Hunting, Fishing, Building and crafting. Gabe has crafted over 400 cribbage boards made from diamond willow inlaid with his favorite agates and built the stone fireplace you see in our cabin. Mike is navigating city life in Mpls working in sales and enjoys playing cards, and games, and dancing. Gene finished his 2400 mile trek down the Mississippi River in a kayak and works as a salesman in rural America. he loves to play his guitar. Jon married the love of his life, who gave us our first grandson. He works as an engineer, and loves to hunt.

Why the Owner Chose Garrison:
Bernie and I originally came up North to work with a camp called Timber Bay, a retreat center particularly for hurting youth but also for church and other various retreats. We live adjacent to Timber Bay and have made this our home. We originally built the vacation rental home for our retirement. It is only 5 miles from our home and we enjoy the creativity it takes to keep it up and running, for guests who come up North for their vacation. The new constructed part of it is about 7 years old.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The benefits include living next to a very popular vacation spot but also having the privacy and peace and quiet of the north woods. Its a 1 minute drive to the beach and wonderful activities around the Lake. We are surrounded by a variety of eateries, ATV and hiking and biking trails and beautiful sunsets and a star lit sky that will take your breath away.

Contact us

Speaks: english, Creole

Guestbook comments from the owner

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