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Private Northwoods Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Our unique Northwoods cabin offers a picture perfect location for your vacation! You will be pleasantly surprised with the scenic country roads which lead to your destination; a cozy retreat in the woods. The cabin interior features a pine loft with a birds eye view of the land, vaulted pine ceilings and walls add overall warmth on wintery nights. Unique wildlife mounts and Northwoods decor are sure to appeal to the woodsman in your life.

This 3-story cabin nestled on 6 wooded acres is spacious and has all the comforts of home! Whether you are seeking quiet relaxation or a fun filled day; it is yours to explore. Does hiking in the backwoods, biking the Gandy Dancer Trail or perhaps reading a book at your leisure appeal to you? We are strategically located within minutes of prime fishing lakes Balsam, Half Moon and Bone Lake for you avid fishermen. Ultimately; you will experience a piece of the North in this beautiful part of the country! Take a drive to the St.Croix Riverway/Interstate Parks, it will be well worth the 20 minutes-what a gorgeous site! Balsam Lake features Indianhead Supper Club, Paradise Landing, gift shops, and friendly surroundings! The list continues with

St.Croix Casino, St. Croix Chateau Winery, and St. Croix Cinema Theater to name a few. With many more charming shops in nearby communities, this could be your chance to pick up that last minute gift! Look no further for your perfect getaway, we would love to share our Northwoods Cabin where the #1 priority is your comfort and satisfaction 'guaranteed'!

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Brenda Strilzuk
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2017

About Brenda Strilzuk

Hello, My husband and I are owners of a

Landscape, Nursery and Greenhouse

business! We enjoy the outdoors, love

our five boys, and live in the country.

Our Half Moon Kennel business gives

us enjoyment with labradors and now

our very first Great Dane is going to

have babies. Naturally we are excited

to have puppies this spring, it seems

to be a renewal of life with little pups

running around in the green grass!

With new puppies we can expect

weekend visitors which is fun for


Brenda Strilzuk purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Brenda Strilzuk chose Northwest

The location is prime, nearby lakes and woods provide scenic beauty and various wildlife will visit

quite often. We feel there is a need for families and friends to build relationships,enjoy one

another in a relaxed enviornment, and celebrate those special occasions in life!!

What makes this cabin unique

When the night is clear you will see starry skies with galaxies too many to name. Nothing can compare to the smell of a roaring bonfire and the food cooking to perfection on the outdoor grill!!


Balsam Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Private Northwoods Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

A great experience in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

Brenda and Greg were very accommodating, welcoming, and available. The cabin was a perfect setting for our family reunion- large, clean, close to the lake, and fully equipped!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Place for a Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Private Northwoods Retreat! I have rented other properties from HomeAway, but this was perfect. The owner had towels, linens, and really anything you needed for a great getaway. The cabin was spacious with a great kitchen and we really loved the upstairs bedroom with coffee porch. Would highly recommend to anyone seeking a little peace and quiet!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious for 3 families!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this property with 3 families (3, 3, and 4 family members each) and it was great! Each family got a floor to themselves with a bathroom for themselves. The 4 person family stayed in the (walk-out) basement because there's 2 bedrooms down there, one is less private because it's at the foot of the stairs, so that's where the kids slept. The loft is nice and feels like the master suite.

The fish-eye lens is deceptive, the LR, DR, Kitchen, and deck actually are bigger than they look. We had no problem seating 8 around the DR table. The kitchen had everything we needed: coffee maker, cutting boards, basic spices, crock pot, serving utensils. The only things that I would bring with next time, is a big 12" saute pan and a good chef's knife. We had a nice campfire, and enjoyed taking long walks on the quiet, rural roads, and visiting beaches that were a short drive away.

I would definitely consider booking this place again, it was perfect for our group. The owner (Brenda) was quick to communicate and very easy to work with!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great gathering spot

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed this home. The open concept main floor was perfect for cooking and eating together. There was plenty of sleeping space and the home is cozy. We will most likely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. The owners were very accommodating. The house was very clean and nicely furnished. We slept 13 people comfortably. I have no negative comments what so ever. The family of black bears that paid us a visit was an added bonus.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We chose this home for a girls weekend. The home was more than we expected; the pictures don't fully capture how wonderful this property really is. The homeowner was accommodating, easy to work with, and extremely helpful. The home was clean, comfortable, well equipped, and there was plenty of room for the five of us to stretch out and relax. The deck was a favorite place to sit and visit while enjoying the beautiful wooded view. We were well taken care of and hope to return again next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Balsam Lake Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee 7 $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 5.5%

Deposit required: 1/2 down to confirm the reservation.

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.

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