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Secluded log cabin within 30 minutes of Whitefish Chain and NIsswa Shopping.

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 6 - 13 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 12)

Spectacular family-sized cabin in beautiful wooded seclusion on a quiet, clear Minnesota lake. Excellent fishing (Walleye, panfish, and northern). 30 year-old, hand-scribed log home with giant timbers aloft. Two large wood fireplaces, soft, comfortable bedding, and a completely new, fully equipped kitchen make this the ultimate relaxing retreat space.

The main level features a massive stone fireplace, newly remodeled & fully-equipped kitchen with island workspace, comfortable seating, and 12-foot long dining room table that seats 10. The adjacent reading nook serves as the perfect spot for quiet conversation or loud snoozing. (A full-sized, pullout sofa bed is there in case you decide to stay.) A large family-sized deck looks out across wooded acres and beautiful Bowen Lake. The spacious, lake-facing master bedroom has queen-sized log bed and private deck access.

A delightful loft sleeping area is reached only by climbing the one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted spiral wood staircase. Watch your paws as you climb into the ideal sleeping space for kids- or just "kids at heart." Beware! Bears abound! How many can you count? Be sure to try out each of the four twin-sized, log-post beds before choosing. At least one golden-haired visitor recently reported our loft beds to be "too soft, too lumpy, too hard..." and one that was finally "just right."

The walkout lower level features a 2nd master bedroom with queen-sized log bed, stone fireplace, large screen television with DVD and 100+ movies to choose from, (Netflix and Amazon Prime also available), dry sauna, dart board, and pool table. A cabinet filled with games and puzzles are an added bonus for your stay. Laundry room with full sized washer and dryer are also there for your personal use.

This lovely home sleeps 12 easily. (2 queen-sized beds, 4 twin-sided log beds, one full-sized pullout sofa, and futon sleeper. We even have inflatable air mattresses for extra guests.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, American Sign Language
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 10, 2018

About Valerie

David is a retired school teacher. After spending 15 years as an excellent teacher, he decided to try something different and now he is the manager and maintenance guy of this property. Valerie is still slaving away in corporate America, but she loves what she does.

Together, we really enjoy when people stay at our place and are surprised with how special it is. We work hard to create a place where you can come and relax and enjoy some quiet time, or time connecting with family and friends. Every day we are thinking of ways to make this place better and better.

Valerie purchased this cabin in 2017

Why Valerie chose Backus

We named it Treetop Lodge for reasons you will understand when you stay there. This place is so special. One of our guests said it was "majestic" and we so agree. The forest has such grand trees that we love. The lodge is made from giant logs and has so much warmth and charm, it's the perfect place to feel like you have had a real vacation.

The lake is awesome as well. It's not huge, but it is very peaceful.

We respect our neighbors and ask that you do too and keep outdoor noise to a minimum.

What makes this cabin unique

At the Treetop Lodge there is two great fireplaces inside and a wonderful fire pit outside.

The kitchen is fully equipped. The only thing missing in the kitchen is a crockpot and blender. Everything else is in place, including 2 refrigerators.

There is a pool table, TV, sauna, laundry room, and dart board.


Backus Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
  • The ball and claw tub works well for bathing the little ones. The bathroom with the shower is right next to the sauna.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 4 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has queen bed; 2nd bedroom has queen bed; loft had 4 twin beds; hide-a-bed with memory foam topper sleeps 2, two air mattresses can be set up and 2 couches.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming


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Secluded log cabin within 30 minutes of Whitefish Chain and NIsswa Shopping.
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
Nevada, IA

Perfect vacation for us!!

  • 4 of 5

Such a beautiful cabin! The amenities are endless! Enough bedding and linens including beach towels for everyone! The lake is small but absolutely gorgeous. It’s totally surrounded by trees and down in a valley so the water was like glass. Most of the week we had the whole lake to ourselves....not a single other boat on it. Great for skiing and tubing. Fished a little but didn’t have much luck (or maybe skill 😁).

There is an awesome fire pit in the front of the house with enough seating with benches and swings for at least 16 people. They have yard games and bug spray. There are 8 or so bicycles in all different sizes with helmets to ride!! The dock was excellent and there were 2 kayaks and a canoe. They have a little shed down there with extra life jackets and floaties.

There were 2 eagles and a family of ducks that hung out by the dock all week too! I’m telling you they thought of everything here. Valerie and David contacted us on our way there to give us information and then they checked in after we got settled in and again half way through the week to make sure all was going well. We’ve stayed at several VRBO’s and have never had that kind of service.

The only drawback for us was the stairs (30) down to the lake. They were pretty steep and it’s tough for the littles and grands to get up and down. But this cabin and lake are well worth the money if you are into rustic, quiet, beautiful vacations.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Breeze Point
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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