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Dakota View Cabin: Just 15 Feet to Fishing & Fun! Open October-December Dates.

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Right at the water's edge - 'Dakota View' Cabin on scenic Lake Traverse.

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Last updated: 12/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
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Lake Traverse cabin description

Welcome to our year-round cabin, “Dakota View”, on the Minnesota side of Lake Traverse. The name says it all as the cabin faces NW for beautiful, scenic views of the South Dakota hills and islands across the lake.

If you're looking for a lake get-away to a clean, cute and comfortable cabin, then this is the place for you! Our cabin is very versatile and a great place for:

* Vacationing families of all ages
* Groups of fishermen or hunters
* Ladies who want to have a “Girls' Getaway Weekend”
* Family reunions or get-togethers
* Out-of-towners who need lodging for local weddings, class reunions, graduation/birthday parties or holiday gatherings

THE CABIN:
Built in 2003, our single-story cabin sits on a flat, 75’ wide lot, on a dead-end road, literally just steps from the lake. With over 1,800 square feet, there are four bedrooms and it sleeps up to nine people.

* The largest bedroom has a king-size bed and French doors that open out to the lake and patio area. There's plenty of space for a crib in this room if you have a small child.
* The second bedroom also has a king-size bed.
* The third and fourth bedrooms each have two twin beds.
* There is also a twin hide-a-bed in the living room.

Since we know how important it is to have a good night’s sleep, especially when you’re on vacation, all of our bedroom mattresses are brand-name and high quality. We also only use 300 thread-count linens.

There are two bathrooms in the cabin – one with a full tub/shower combo and the other with a shower. We also have a washer and dryer to accommodate guests.

The fully-equipped, well-appointed kitchen has all the comforts of home, including a dishwasher and microwave. All of the appliances are stainless steel. The spacious dining room table seats eight people – the perfect place to eat all those fish you catch! Our favorite part of the cabin is the lakeside living room. It has five huge picture windows, making for amazing, panoramic lake views.

New for 2014, we just added Wi-Fi and a landline phone so our guests will be able to stay connected during their stay.

Outside the cabin, there’s a gas grill and lakeside fire pit to enjoy after a fun day on the lake. We also have a dock and boat lift for your use (from approximately late April to mid September). Guests will also be able to enjoy the brand-new swimming raft and paddle boat that we just put into the water earlier this spring.

No boat? No problem! The nearby Wheaton Service Center offers pontoon rentals as well as guided fishing trips and pontoon cruises on Lake Traverse. In the winter months they also rent fish houses for ice fishing. For more info, go to: www.wheatonservice.com.

Please note that we do not allow pets, but exceptions may be made for hunters who want to bring their hunting dogs, keeping them kenneled in the garage.

THE LAKE:
Lake Traverse is a highly-regarded walleye lake. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the 2012 survey of the lake averaged 42 walleyes per gill net lift (normal range for this class of lake is 3.2-15.3). You fisherman will appreciate what an incredible number that is! Lake Traverse is the 12th largest lake in the state, with over 11,500 acres. The lake also has nice numbers of other species for a high quality fishing experience.

Because it’s a 'Border Lake' (the Minnesota/South Dakota state line runs right down the middle of the lake), the fishing season opened here on April 19th (April 18th in 2015), a full three weeks before the regular Minnesota fishing opener, so you can get a jump on the fishing season. Lake Traverse also follows South Dakota's regulation that allows you to fish two lines legally.

Our cabin is conveniently located just a few lots down from one of the lake’s public accesses, which is especially nice for ice fishing or snowmobiling in the winter.

In addition to fishing, there is plentiful public hunting land nearby, with dozens of Waterfowl Production Areas and Wildlife Management Areas within a 10-30 minute drive. Wildlife such as deer, pheasants, ducks, geese, and turkeys are abundant in the area.

THE AREA:
Dakota View is located away about 10 miles from Browns Valley, MN, and 13 miles from Wheaton, MN. Lake Traverse is just a few miles north of Big Stone Lake, another popular destination in western Minnesota. In terms of bigger cities, it's about:

* 3.5 hours from Minneapolis, MN
* 1.5 hours from Fargo, ND
* 2.5 hours from Sioux Falls, SD

Although we're located in a small-town/rural setting, all the basic amenities you need can be found nearby: grocery and hardware stores, restaurants (sit-down and fast food), convenience stores, bait shops, a movie theatre, a public outdoor heated swimming pool, a bowling alley, a public nine-hole golf course - all without the craziness that’s typical of the bigger tourist areas. That’s one of the reasons we love it out here so much; it’s peaceful and low-key.


We only rent our cabin to those who are responsible, courteous and will leave it in the condition that they found it in. A lot of hard work has gone into our cabin and we ask that guests respect it by treating it as if it were their own home. Thank you for understanding.

Click on the 'Get An Instant Quote' button to get pricing on available dates. To book a stay or ask questions about Dakota View, please fill in your information (be sure to include name, phone, e-mail address and a brief message to us - incomplete inquiries will not be replied to) and send a request to us.

We invite you to stay at Dakota View on scenic Lake Traverse. We’re sure you’ll love it as much as we do. Hope to see you soon!

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1824 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

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

            30 (people under the age of 30 are allowed if their parents are also staying.)...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Simmons Beautyrest Pillowtop. Room for crib....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            Serta Vera Wang Chignon Plush....moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            Both are Sealy Posterpedic Plush...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

            Simmons Beautyrest (1 Pillowtop, 1 Plush)...moreless

          • Hide-a-bed (twin) in living room.

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Also contains the washer and dryer....moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Officially licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health as a vacation rental for the year of 2014. Well was certified as meeting the State of Minnesota and EPA guidelines for safe drinking water on 11/15/2012....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player:

                Does not play Bluray discs....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Lakefront:

                    Just 15 feet from the lake. Hard sand/gravel bottom. Dock ladder for lake access. Very few weeds. Gradual drop-off from 4.5 ft. deep at end of dock to 5.5 ft. deep at swim raft (30 ft. out)....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Central air....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Garage:

                    Heated. Has water spigot and area to clean fish....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet:

                    Wi-Fi...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    ....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Room for 2-3 vehicles to park in front of the garage. Additional space to park at public access, which is four lots down. ...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Landline (only local out-going calls)....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Guests need to provide their own towels: Beach towels, bath towels, hand towels, wash clothes, dish towels, kitchen towels/rags. ...moreless

                  • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Cuisinart...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Dinnerware for 16. Large and small plates, bowls, silverware, glassware, coffee mugs, wine glasses, serving spoons, dozens of kitchen utensils, etc. Has everything that a regular kitchen at home has....moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Fully-stocked with everything you will need to prepare meals and serve them. Full inventory list available at request. ...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Guests need to provide their own staple items including spices, condiments, bottled water....moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove:

                    Electric with ceramic glass cook top....moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Inner tubes, swimming noodles and life jackets available to guests. Swimming raft 30 feet off the end of the dock...moreless

                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter 2014-2015
                  Dec 1 - Apr 16, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $175
                  $1,050
                  Spring 2015
                  Apr 17 - May 21, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $200
                  $1,200
                  Mem Day Wknd (w/ late ckout)
                  May 22 - May 24, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  $675
                  flat fee
                  Summer 2015
                  May 26 - Sep 13, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $200
                  $1,200
                  4th of July Week
                  Jun 28 - Jul 4, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,600
                  flat fee
                  Labor Day Wknd (w/late ckout)
                  Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  $675
                  flat fee
                  Fall 2015
                  Sep 14 - Nov 30, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $200
                  $1,200
                  Winter 2015-2016
                  Dec 1 - Apr 21, 2016
                  2 night min stay
                  $175
                  $1,050
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $175
                  $1,050

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Tax Rate 6.875%

                  Notes:

                  * A $200 REFUNDABLE deposit is required upon booking, which then converts to a damage deposit which will be returned to guests if there has been no damage to the property.

                  * The remaining balance is due ONE MONTH PRIOR to arrival.

                  * If property is booked within one month of arrival date, entire amount is due upon booking.

                  * Check-in: After 4 PM; Check-out: Before 11 AM.


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                  Last updated: 12/19/2014
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                  Location

                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Wheaton Municipal Airport
                  14 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  The Rusty Anchor
                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Wheaton Public Golf Course
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Minnesota State Highway 27
                  14 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Country Corner Cafe, Subway, American Legion
                  55 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Andes Tower Hills
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Traverse County Park

                  Wheaton Attractions and Events: Lake Traverse Ice Fishing Derby (Approximately last Saturday in February 2014), Walleye Master's Lake Traverse Spring Fishing Tournament (first Sat-Sun in May), Traverse Co Sportsman's Club Annual Walleye Fishing Tournament (first Sat in June), Ducks Days (fouth Saturday in June), Traverse County Fair (fourth weekend in August), Wheaton Farmer's Market (Every Thursday in the summer months), The World's Largest Mallard, Traverse County Museum, Traverse County Sportsmen's Club (Gun Range), Gopher Theatre, Wheaton Pool (Heated outdoor pool - open early June through late August), Falk Park (Playground equipment, basketball courts, picnic shelter, two outdoor skating rinks, sledding hill, warming house).

                  Browns Valley Attractions and Events:

                  Browns Valley Man Historical Marker (commemorating the oldest human remains found in Minnesota and one of the oldest found in the western hemisphere)

                  Sam Brown's Log Cabin (from 1866), Carnagie Library, Continental Divide.

                  Other area attractions: With the Wind Winery near Rosholt, SD (15 miles), Dakota Magic Casino and Resort - Gaming, Concerts/Music, Dining, Golf (35 miles).

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2011

                  About the owner: What do a chemical engineer, advertising exec and grain farmer all have in common? They own Dakota View Cabin! We are three family members who love being at the lake – all for different reasons. One loves to fish. One loves to boat and jet ski. And one just likes to relax and enjoy the view. As owners we are very involved and hands-on, actively managing our property and rental business. You can rest assured knowing that we take great pride in our property and making sure that everything is as perfect as possible for our guests so they can enjoy themselves and can have a wonderful experience.

                  Why the Owner Chose Lake Traverse:
                  Two of us grew up in Traverse County and have always known what a hidden gem Lake Traverse is. When this property became available we decided to go ahead and fulfill our dream of owning a lake home. It had everything we were looking for: a spacious home with a great layout, plenty of storage space in the three car garage/shop, lots of windows with spectacular views, awesome fishing, mature trees, nice neighbors, plus it was close to family and friends...it was perfect!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                  We just love the open feel of the cabin and how close it sits to the water's edge. When you walk out the lakeside door you're on the dock within a few seconds. Even when you're sitting in the living room, it feels like you're outside with all of the large windows. You will find yourself just staring out the windows, admiring the panoramic view. It's incredible!


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                  Photos

                  • Right at the water's edge - 'Dakota View' Cabin on scenic Lake Traverse.

                    Right at the water's edge - 'Dakota View' Cabin on scenic Lake Traverse.

                  • New for 2014: A swimming raft & paddle boat for guests' use.

                    New for 2014: A swimming raft & paddle boat for guests' use.

                  • Plenty of room for everyone - our maple dining room table seats eight.

                    Plenty of room for everyone - our maple dining room table seats eight.

                  • Open, yet cozy, living room with big, huge windows to the lake.

                    Open, yet cozy, living room with big, huge windows to the lake.

                  • Awake to the lake! BR #1: King bed with lake view. French doors to the patio.

                    Awake to the lake! BR #1: King bed with lake view. French doors to the patio.

                  • BR #3 gets lots of sun on the house's southern corner and has two twins beds.

                    BR #3 gets lots of sun on the house's southern corner and has two twins beds.

                  • BA #1: Tub/shower combo and large vanity.

                    BA #1: Tub/shower combo and large vanity.

                  • Enjoy watching the wildlife that wanders through the neighborhood.

                    Enjoy watching the wildlife that wanders through the neighborhood.

                  • Welcome to Dakota View! Here's the front of cabin as you approach.

                    Welcome to Dakota View! Here's the front of cabin as you approach.

                  • Heated garage with frig/freezer, water & fish cleaning area. Water toys too!

                    Heated garage with frig/freezer, water & fish cleaning area. Water toys too!

                  • Take in the beautiful summer sunsets over South Dakota from the end of the dock.

                    Take in the beautiful summer sunsets over South Dakota from the end of the dock.

                  • The double, cement-ramp public access is just a 30 second drive away.

                    The double, cement-ramp public access is just a 30 second drive away.

                  • The view from the lakeside door. Just a few feet to fishing and fun!

                    The view from the lakeside door. Just a few feet to fishing and fun!

                  • A nice, fully equipped kitchen, featuring all of the comforts of home.

                    A nice, fully equipped kitchen, featuring all of the comforts of home.

                  • Another look at the large kitchen/dining area. Living room is to the left.

                    Another look at the large kitchen/dining area. Living room is to the left.

                  • Vaulted ceilings add to the room's spaciousness. Twin sleeper sofa at far end.

                    Vaulted ceilings add to the room's spaciousness. Twin sleeper sofa at far end.

                  • Another king bed! BR #2: King bed with partial lake views.

                    Another king bed! BR #2: King bed with partial lake views.

                  • BR #4 also has two twin beds and is just off the main living area.

                    BR #4 also has two twin beds and is just off the main living area.

                  • BA #2: Shower stall.

                    BA #2: Shower stall.

                  • Front door entry area. Garage is just across the way.

                    Front door entry area. Garage is just across the way.

                  • Guests have access to the first stall of the three-car garage.

                    Guests have access to the first stall of the three-car garage.

                  • Grill and dine on the lakeside patio where mature trees provide all-day shade.

                    Grill and dine on the lakeside patio where mature trees provide all-day shade.

                  • Bring your boat! Our vertical lift with full, boat bunks supports 4,000 lbs.

                    Bring your boat! Our vertical lift with full, boat bunks supports 4,000 lbs.

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

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