Remote Northwoods Cabin on Big Mantrap Lake(0 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible sofa-bed, 1 Bath
Named for its many bays, inlets, and channels, Big Mantrap Lake is known as a Muskie lake, but it is also home to large and small mouth bass, northern pike, and crappie. This 1,700 acre lake boasts many miles of undeveloped shoreline, making it a wildlife haven for deer, otters, beavers, foxes, loons, eagles, ospreys, and numerous other birds and animals.
The 1,400 square foot cabin was built in 1965, as a guest cabin for the cabin next door. It has had many improvements over the past six years to make it more comfortable and efficient. The interior is finished in knotty pine, giving it a true north woods feel. The 24' x 24' Screened-in Porch that overlooks the lake is perfect for bug-free eating and relaxing. It is also a great play area for kids, particularly during inclement weather.
The waterfront is highlighted by a 100 foot dock which has a large platform, as well as a boat lift for a ski or fishing boat. The dock is perfect for sunning, swimming, dock fishing, or just sitting and enjoying the privacy it affords; it also provides a jumping-off point for kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, tubing, fishing, and other water related activities.
Sleeping space is maximized. One bedroom is outfitted with two sets of bunk beds, and the other has a queen-size bed. A double bed is located on the porch, and a sofa in the living room converts to a double bed.
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Member since: 2009
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- CD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Towels Provided:
Because of the high amount of iron in the well water, guests are advised not to wash anything of really good quality in the washing machine - less the items take on a peach coloring or stains....moreless
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Extra Person (up to 2) $100 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Pet Fee $100 + tax
- Tax Rate 7%
The fees noted are for a party of six or fewer for a one week stay. An additional charge of $100 per week will be added for each additional person up to eight persons.
The rates for parties staying for more than one week are as follows: two weeks: $1,900; three weeks: $2,750. Every additional week: $850.
Property is rented Saturday to Saturday. Check-in time is 3:00 PM or later, and Departure Time is 9:00 AM. The 9:00 departure time allows the cleaning crew to start their work in a timely manner. Late departures will be charged an extra $50.
Half of rent and all of damage deposit are required upon booking. Remainder of rental fee plus sales/use tax are due 30 days prior to arrival. Damage deposit is required of first time renters and is returned after the cabin has been cleaned and inspected. Repeat renters are not required to pay a damage deposit.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 1959
About the owner: Jim and Anne Crabbe are the owners. Jim's parents purchased this northwoods paradise in 1959, and Jim and Anne honeymooned there in 1962. Since then, they and their three children (and now eight grandchildren) have spent time almost every summer in this remote getaway. With their retirement in 2008 (which meant time to spend entire summers "up north"), Jim and Anne built a second cabin for themselves on the property. The second cabin meant that the existing cabin could be used by their kids and grandkids, friends, and renters who love the northwoods as much as they do.
Why the Owner Chose Park Rapids, MN, USA:
We love the wildness of the area and the privacy of the site, and we think others of similar interests will enjoy vacationing on Big Mantrap.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
As an avid fisherman, Jim enjoys being on a lake with minimal fishing traffic. Both Jim and Anne are golfers and can often be found on the challenging Headwaters Golf Course in nearby Park Rapids. This property is not for those who are looking for bright lights and a fast-paced vacation. Rather, it for those who prefer to wear jeans and t-shirts while they kick back, enjoy the serenity of nature, and take part (or not) in water and outdoor activities.
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Exterior of Cabin; screened-in porch is in the front.
Bunk-room, which sleeps four
View of waterfront from land
Screened-in porch with lake in background
Living room with lake in background
The dock and waterfront; cabin is to the right behind the trees.
Alex and his Dad with 51" muskie caught in Big Mantrap.
Double bed on screened in porch
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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