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Up North Retreat Lake Cabin - Year Round!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Gather your family and friends and enjoy a fun or relaxing getaway in the beautiful lakes area of Minnesota. Whether it is hiking, biking, fishing, crafting or relaxing, this is the perfect place to hang out. It is a great retreat for any couple, family or group of friends. If you are looking for that “up north” feel with most of the amenities of home, this is a great place to enjoy your vacation.

The cabin is fully equipped and available all year round, so you can enjoy your week doing what you want, whether it is fishing, swimming, exploring, relaxing, crafting, hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, shopping! This wonderful lake cottage located near Pequot Lakes is minutes from shopping, restaurants, golf, Paul Bunyan Trail and lots of up north activities! Perfect for a fall retreat, it is located feet from the Veteran Memorial Trail that takes you through a woodsy path. Winter is great for ice fishing, skiing, sledding and snowmobiling. Summer boasts a nice sand beach, gorgeous sunsets and great fishing! There is a firepit near the lakeshore, nice dock and public launch for your boat. The large deck and charcoal grill invite an outside dining experience to enjoy nature.

Pequot Lakes is about 2.5 hours from the Twin Cities and 25 minutes from Brainerd. It is close to lots of quaint shopping in the various small resort areas adjacent, as well as in close proximity to major golf courses like Maddens, Rutgers and Breezy Point. It is 5 minutes to Jenkins VFW, voted Best Meat Raffle! Paul Bunyan Trail is about a mile away and offers a great way to enjoy the scenic up north. Fall and winter activities include hiking, biking , winter skiing, tubing, sledding and snowmobiling. There seems to be something for everyone here!

Keywords: Lakehome, cottage, retreat, Brainerd area, clear lake

More Details

Peggy Johnson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Peggy Johnson

Born and raised in Minnesota, we have grown up enjoying the lakes areas of Minnesota. When we were finally able to purchase our own cabin, we chose the Pequot Lakes area for its close proximity to the Twin Cities. The home and lake are so perfect that we could just drive up north and relax!

Peggy Johnson purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Peggy Johnson chose Central

The Pequot Lakes area is within the drive distance that we are comfortable with for a weekend. The home was turnkey for us and in great condition. Plus it had the lake qualities that we wanted – sand beach and shallow slope to shore.

What makes this cabin unique

One of the greatest perks of the cabin is the sunsets. They are consistently awesome! Another surprise was the presence of the loon family and the fact that it seems they like to swim in our bay! In addition, we have seen numerous other waterfowl, birds and even deer chilling in our yard!


Pequot Lakes Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs main bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Lower level bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa in upstairs living room and LL living rm
  • Queen size Beds (5) Each bedroom has a queen bed and there are 2 queen sleeper sofas, Bunk Beds (1) The larger bedroom also has a set of twin bunk beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Up North Retreat Lake Cabin - Year Round!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Perfect size and amenities for our family

  • 5 of 5

The beach was perfect for our little kids. Nice dock. House fit all our family perfectly, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, comfy beds, plenty of room in common spaces. Beautiful view. Nice deck. A private isolated location close to all kinds of places nearby. The minor critiques are; the deck was just high enuf off the ground to be scary for little toddlers to fall off, night lites would be nice since the house is unfamiliar and a fly swatter. All minor things. Wonderful owners to work with. The basketball hoop was good for the older boy. Sadly, this place is up for sale. We would've liked to stay here again next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

EXCELLENT Vacation Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I joined a group of 8 of our 20 something friends for a long weekend up north away from the hustle of our busy lives in the city and couldn't have enjoyed it more! Everything was great, from the prime location, to the large property, to the amazing cabin and quiet lake. The pictures do NOT do this place justice! The cabin is spacious, on a beautiful location, and it exceeded the expectations of every single one of us by a LONG shot! We enjoyed wonderful days soaking up the sun on the lake, grilling, and spending evenings around the well-placed bonfire by the beach. Our more adventurous friends even took a bike ride into Brainerd on the nearby bike trail!

This is the perfect cabin rental for anyone looking to enjoy some time away on a quiet, beautiful lake while enjoying a cabin that provides all of the amenities that you could ask for (they definitely undersell this place!). And if you're looking for the icing on this cake, just catch one of the sunsets - you will NOT be disappointed! We weren't! We'll definitely be back to enjoy this gem!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matheu, I am so glad you enjoyed the cabin! I appreciate your feedback and compliments for my cabin. Thanks again for renting from us and please come back again. The cabin is available all year long, so consider it for a fall retreat or winter getaway! Peggy
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Lonsdale, MN

Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for allowing us to rent your cabin last week. My daughter and two grandchildren spent the first couple days up there and had the rest of the family come up toward the latter part of the week. You have a beautiful home and lake. The sunsets were spectacular! The cabin was very nicely decorated and equipped. (You should have some interior photos posted on your site. It is a beautiful place!) The lake was perfect for the little ones, ages 2 and 4 1/2, and they enjoyed playing in the shallow water. Your floats were great for us adults and allowed us some peaceful relaxation as well. The family said it was the "best location ever" and hope to come back in the future. Next time we will all bring bikes as the bike trails are so close and the ice cream shop in Pequot Lakes so inviting.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn Center MN


  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful stay at the cabin. While my son, daughter in law and grandchild played in the lake, my husband and I went to the casino. Great food and we love to gamble. My family enjoyed making a camp fire in the evening and WOW what a beautiful sunset. We thought it was nice that you had books and games for us too. The cabin had everything you could ask for and was nicely decorated. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Paul, MN

Newlywed Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved this place! My husband and I rented this cabin for a week getaway from the cities. We are a young couple who likes to party but we also love to relax and take in the outdoors. This lake front cabin had everything we needed. From the amazing views, fishing, swimming, lounging on the deck, walking trails, to the local pubs for meat raffling and bar bingo! Honestly, the photos do not even do it justice. The cabin is immaculately clean and organized. Surprisingly spacious. The beds are very comfortable with plenty of sleeping space to choose from! We will definitely be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time. Thank you!!

  • 5 of 5

We were so impressed by the cabin. There were eight of us on a girl’s weekend. Great time! The cabin was spacious and very clean. Plenty of room for all of us and our gear. I really liked the location. Close to all the bars and restaurants, Brainerd, and Breezy Point. We couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay. Can’t wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 371

The property is near walking and biking trails, snow mobile trails in the winter.


Rates & Availability

Pequot Lakes Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 7 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.88%

Reservation deposit becomes refundable damage deposit, providing there is no damage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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