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Charming, Log Cabin, on Kego Lake, Fifty Lakes, Mn; Near Crosslake and Emily

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Last updated: 04/05/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-180 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 bedroom, sleeps 6, 1 bathroom, kitchen, washer/dryer, 1100 sq ft,

Cabin is 15 feet off lake and sits privately on 8 acres of natural woods with a dock for your boat or our Pontoon, Canoe, and/or Kayak rentals. Swimming, fishing, water skiing, jet skiing, kayaking, and canoeing are fun activities on the lake. (Boat / Watercraft Rentals are available for you to arrange with us, local rental companies or boat dealers.) This lake is approximately 300 acres which accommodates 29 houses / cabins. The Pine Ridge Hunters and Hiking Trail is within walking distance of the property. You are likely to see Bear, Deer, Beaver, Otters, Bald Eagles, Heron and Loons during your stay. Many restaurants, 4 golf courses, 2 grocery stores, entertainment and shopping are within 2 to 10 miles.

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Restaurant details: Restaurants ranging from Bar and Grill to Family Style to Fine Dining are as close as 2 miles to 10 miles.

The Cabin Property: The atmosphere is casual, fishing for Sunnies, Crapies, Northern and Bass.. Swimming is best in late June through mid August, unless you don't mind cool water.

Gatherings around the campfire in the evenings is a must. We provide the wood. (No wood from out of the area, please, to protect the forest from infections and pests causing infestations. (It's the law).

Sunsets are beautiful, stars are brilliant and the rays of the moon falling across the water is peaceful and serene. Fall to sleep with the call of the loons.

Get away from it all or take a short jaunt to town to mix it up with the locals and other area visitors. Lively entertainment available most weekends. It's YOUR CHOICE.
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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/05/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    There are 2 swing sets on the property. There are 2 kids and 2 adult bikes available....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    If you smoke outdoors, please properly dispose your Cigarette Butts....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    House trained dogs are welcome with prior knowledge. Owners assume all responsibility for their pet(s). Waste clean-up applies. Local kennels/Vets are available nearby....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • A daybed, with 'trundle', located in the great room can be used as two twin beds or hook together converting to a King bed. One log double bed is on the enclosed porch overlooking the lake (the favorite). The other log double bed is partitioned off the great room with a wall and curtains. Bedding and bath towels are included. Please bring your Beach towels. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • A full size washing machine and dryer are located in this room. Eco-friendly Bath, Body, Shampoo and Laundry soaps are provided. ( If you wish to go back in time, we have kept the 'Out House' for emergencies.)...moreless

Other Amenities

  • There are two steps up to enter the cabin front door and one step up to enter the bedroom patio door. Four (4) adult, basic life jackets are provided. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Used paperbacks - take a book, leave a book; and some children's. ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    board games provide entertainment during inclement weather. ...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Network Satellite...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    32' Samsung Flatscreen TV, New in 2012....moreless

  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lake View:

    You can see fish in the water from the Sunroom. ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Only 15 feet of land separate the cabin from the lake. This unique setting could not be duplicated in today's environment. The closest residence is 500' away and not visible from the cabin allowing a 'private' setting....moreless

  • Rural:

    The location of the cabin is private, on 8 acres of land with 800' of private lake shore. ...moreless

  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront:

    Only a few feet from the water is where the cabin is located. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Table in Great room sits 6 comfortably....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    New 2013, Wall mounted heater/air conditioner....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Private use of tenant. Clean Lint remover after each cycle to limit fire hazard and run most efficiently....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric Baseboards in Bedroom and Bathroom. Freestanding space heater in Great Room + heated Mattress Pads on 3 beds....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Bring your own Beach Towels, please....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great Room with Day Bed and 4 Chairs...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Outdoors, close to cabin....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Room for 3 vehicles and a boat trailer on the property. The driveway is 1/4 mile long, East of Kego Lake Rd. ...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Boat trailer can be stored on the property while renting....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, Hand and Wash clothes are provided. Ladies, please use makeup remover clothes provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Private use of tenant. Eco-friendly Laundry Soap is provided....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Owners are available to assist if heat from this source is needed....moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee with 10 cup capacity. Filters provided....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Need something special? Ask Fred or Ruth and if we have it you may borrow it....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plates, bowls, glasses and silverware are provided. Many bring disposable items to minimize clean-up. We request paper products that recycle easily....moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Full size appliances include a glass cook top with convection bake oven. Filtered drinking water eliminates the need for costly bottled water and it makes great ice cubes. Dish soap is provided....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave:

    Great for thawing, quick warm-up, and popcorn...moreless


  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles:

    2kids bikes, one ladies bike & one men's bike....moreless

  • Boat:

    Pontoon Boat rental is $50/Day or $200/Week with one tank of mixed gas....moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    Pontoon boat doubles as a floating deck....moreless

  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gazebo:

    A 10' x 10' screen house is positioned under the shade of white pine trees, overlooking the lake. A nice place to read a book or enjoy a picnic lunch without the famous Minnesota Mosquito or pesky flies that sometimes like to be a little too friendly....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    $10/day rental for each....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Sandy ground not conducive for plush lawn especially with lots of traffic....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Webber Charcoal full size. Charcoal is provided with an easy start Chimney starter....moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    a couple of flotations are available for your use. We provide 6 Type II adult size life jackets. Please provide safety for your young children...moreless



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from 51 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Closed for the season
Oct 12 - May 10, 2017
180 night min stay

Spring 2017
May 11 - Jun 2, 2017
3 night min stay
Early June
Jun 3 - Jun 9, 2017
3 night min stay
Early Summer 2017
Jun 10 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
3 night min stay
Jul 8 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 2 - Oct 9, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 7.375%


No charge for pets. We do expect you to clean the yard of pet droppings and excess hair be removed inside and outside the cabin. Please advise us of breakage or of non functioning items. Pontoon Boat, Kayaks and Canoe rentals are handled at the end of your stay based upon usage. The canoe and kayaks are shared with the owners. If you need more than 4 standard Adult Life jackets, please bring them with you. Child life jackets are your responsibility, we do not supply these.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/05/2017
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Brainerd Airport
3.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Fifty Lakes Municipal, Pizza & Tacos available
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Golden Eagle Golf Course
3.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
County Rd 3 and County Rd 1, Fifty Lakes, MN
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Bungalow, Emily
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Crosslake, MN

Car: Necessary

Just 25 miles north of Brainerd and 8 miles from Crosslake and Emily, in the heart of Lake Country. Boat Rentals, Fishing, Hiking, wildlife, nature at it's best, Horseback riding, Golf, Tennis, Artisans, Shopping, Antiques, Parks, Restaurants, Spa, Library, Exercise facility, Medical and Dental facilities.

Other Activities: Pontoon boat and canoe available for rental. Pontoon Boat $50/Day, $200/Week; Canoe $10/Day; Kayaks $10/Day each..

Golf: 4 Golf Courses: Golden Eagle Golf Course, rated in Minnesota's top 20, is just 2 miles away., Fairways @ Fifty Lakes is 3.5 miles away, Emily Golf and Crosswoods Golf are 8 & 10 miles away. The level of your game can be satisfied at any of these courses. There are multiple other options within 30 miles.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1955

About: Fred's Grandfather purchased the property in 1935. Grandpa, Dad and 2 Uncles built the cabin in 1955-56 by hand with trees off the property. They cut, pealed and bleached the logs devoting many hours when not working their regular jobs so that we could enjoy the outdoors with shelter to return to in inclement weather. We enjoy observing and interacting with nature. It is our place to get away-from-it all, not worry about getting all prim and proper unless we want to. Of course, we can get creative and find many things to do outdoors and attending local activities available in the communities around us too. Our Grandchildren love coming to the cabin, exploring the woods, swimming, boating, fishing, wild berry picking in season, eating well, making up games, running around, building camp fires, making smores and listening to stories; some real some made up (if you can imagine that).

Why Fifty Lakes, MN, USA:
This is a unique experience. No hustle or bustle, good fishing and swimming, private location, limited noise of other people and their kids. Our goal is to provide a vacation experience with positive memories to take home.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Screen house among the trees to enjoy lake breezes without our famous mosquitos and direct sun. Great for lunches, reading books, and board games.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/05/2017

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  • Cabin from Dock May 2012

    Cabin from Dock May 2012

  • Kitchen Entry

    Kitchen Entry

  • Day Bed; Glider chair/ottoman, 2012

    Day Bed; Glider chair/ottoman, 2012

  • Curtained-off Bedroom

    Curtained-off Bedroom

  • Sunroom late afternoon in August.

    Sunroom late afternoon in August.

  • Pontoon Boat for rent

    Pontoon Boat for rent

  • Out House. View is ausome while taking care of business (optional, emergency)

    Out House. View is ausome while taking care of business (optional, emergency)

  • Bedroom with Queen Bed

    Bedroom with Queen Bed

  • Clear Sky over the lake.

    Clear Sky over the lake.

  • Another beautiful Amber Sky.

    Another beautiful Amber Sky.

  • Fishing outside the reeds.

    Fishing outside the reeds.

  • Cabin arrival view

    Cabin arrival view

  • Kitchen, Dining

    Kitchen, Dining

  • Great Room wood stove and audio/video center. 2012

    Great Room wood stove and audio/video center. 2012

  • Sunroom. The favorite sleeping area.

    Sunroom. The favorite sleeping area.

  • Northwoods Pontoon Boat, available to rent $50/Day or $200/Week with 1 tank gas.

    Northwoods Pontoon Boat, available to rent $50/Day or $200/Week with 1 tank gas.

  • Fire Pit, Cedar Swing, Out House option in emergency (with a view).

    Fire Pit, Cedar Swing, Out House option in emergency (with a view).

  • Bald Eagle, a common sight

    Bald Eagle, a common sight

  • Misty Morning in August.

    Misty Morning in August.

  • Amber Sunset; a common occurrence

    Amber Sunset; a common occurrence

  • Cabin from the lake.

    Cabin from the lake.

  • Fred, Ruth, Sky & Jacque
July 2014

    Fred, Ruth, Sky & Jacque July 2014

VRBO #134444

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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