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Remote Northwoods Cabin on Big Mantrap Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible sofa-bed, 1 Bath

Situated on the tip of a peninsula that extends three-fourths of a mile into Big Mantrap Lake, this three and a quarter acre property has almost 1,100 feet of shoreline. The rental cabin shares the point of the peninsula with another cabin.

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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More Details

Anne Crabbe
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2017

About Anne Crabbe

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.

Anne Crabbe purchased this cabin in 1959

Why Anne Crabbe chose Park Rapids

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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.


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bemidji, MN
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
Headwaters Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
16 Miles
Nevis, MN
Car: necessary


Park Rapids Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Bed in main bedroom, Double Bed on porch, Sleep Sofa in living room, two sets of Bunk Beds in the second bedroom
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
It is recommended that guests bring their own drinking water, as the iron in the well water, while perfectly safe to drink, is not particularly tasty. A few resorts on the lake rent boats. If interested, please contact the owner to receive more information.


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Remote Northwoods Cabin on Big Mantrap Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The cabin is fabulous, and the lake beautiful. Great fishing. Great laying back and kicking off our shoes and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Extra Person (up to 2) $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

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.

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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