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Our Cozy Family Lake Home between Pine River and Hackensack

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)

Cozy lakeside year-round family home in beautiful natural setting. Excellent fishing, loons and eagles, toys for the kids and a pristine sand bottom lake. Everything you could want for a memorable 'up north' experience can be found at our wonderful house at Sanborn Lake!.

Sleeps six comfortably.

170 ft. lakefront with new dock.

Use of two kayaks and small sailboat. Small fishing boat available for additional rental fee.

Secluded lot with towering trees.

Sugar sand-bottom lake with gradual slope for great swimming. 15 ft water clarity.

Deck, grill and log sided fire pit.

Fully-equipped, eat-in kitchen.

Full bath supplemented by basement shower.

Central heat.

Fishing for Northern, Walleye, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, panfish.

Short distance to the scenic Paul Bunyan State Trail system.

Short drive to shopping, golfing, a movie theater and “up north” dining.

Located just off 371 North of Baxter on Sanborn Lake in Backus (Cass County)

No groups; this is a one family per rental week opportunity.

Keywords: cabin house lake lakeside minnesota family boating boat fish fishing hackensack backus pine river kayak dock loons brainerd baxter up north

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017


Backus House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Kitchen
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • swimming
170 ft. lakefront with dock, use of two kayaks and a canoe,secluded lot with towering trees, sSugar sand-bottom lake with gradual slope for great swimming, 15 ft water clarity, deck, grill and fire pit, fully-equipped, eat-in kitchen, full bath supplemented by basement shower, central heat, fishing for Northern, Walleye, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, panfish, new dock, short distance to the scenic Paul Bunyan State Trail system, short drive to shopping, golfing, a movie theater and “up north” dining. Ten minutes past Pine River, ten minutes south of Hackensack.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Our Cozy Family Lake Home between Pine River and Hackensack
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

More than we could have asked for!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first vacation in many many years and it was AMAZING. The cabin had so much to do! We fished, swam, played outside and played tons of board games in addition to movies. The homeowner even helped us book a pontoon rental. The lake was incredibly peaceful and quiet. The property is beautiful and the cabin is big enough for our larger family. Two things I still can't wrap my head around: the cabin was immaculately clean (wow!) and how was there not one mosquito in a full weeks stay?! Would absolutely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cabin Labor Day weekend with our 3 young children (10,9&8 years old). The cabin is perfectly stocked for anything that our family needed- with the addition of books, games, lake toys etc.. We fished off the dock and caught tons of fish from Northern, Large Mouth Bass to Crappies. The lake is smaller so we felt comfortable letting the kids take the kayaks out by themselves which they loved! There is a lot of activities to do in the area. We explored Hackensack, Walker and the surrounding small towns. The cabin is so peaceful, clean and super cozy. We had plenty of space to spread out and relax.

The owners were great to work with! We would highly recommend this cabin to anyone wanting a fun, easy cabin getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northwest Iowa

restful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The discription of the property was accurate. The carpet and furniture were a bit outdated but the peace and quiet more than made up for it. We only used one bed which was comfortable, the cabin is secluded pretty well from neighbors, its easy to find and it was just an awesome place to get away. The lake is on the small side but the water is clear, the wild-life was great, and the fishing for bass and crappie was really good. THe owners were prompt in responding to questions and very gracious in helping us work out the scheduling and making sure we had all the info we needed. There is also a great store just two miles away with everything from food items, hardware, to live bait. We spent some time on the Paul Bunyan Bike Trails which goes through Backus which is roughly 4 miles from the cabin. THe trails were awesome. We never went to a restaurant but their were several available with 8 miles. We did not spend time in the water. The area by the dock looked to be sandy but a lot of vegetation. The dock was good and the boat ramp was about a mile away. My wife and I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Pastor Norlyn! We are a bit "shabby chic," but there's nothing you can't put your feet on, which we consider a plus! I hope we'll see you again.
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Minneapolis, MN

The Simple Life

  • 5 of 5

Staying in this clean, cozy cabin with a warm setting was a delight. I love the big trees and the privacy. The cabin is cozy with a spacious interior and beautiful natural cedar woodwork.

The big deck right by the lake is great for relaxing, 'hanging out and catching some rays'. We had a blast fishing and swimming in Sanborn Lake - and then having an evening campfire in the fire pit.

This is a great place for making memories of "the simple life."

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eden Prairie, MN

Serenity and Beauty

  • 5 of 5

This cabin offered a terrific place to relax and recharge with nature, loons, and gently lapping waves. We visited to celebrate an "away from it all" anniversary, and enjoyed the peace even on a rainy day. It genuinely felt like home.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eden Prairie

Hunting and fishing location

  • 5 of 5

We came and stayed to hunt the roughed grouse in September and found plenty of hunting spots with no other hunters in the state land just 15 minutes away. The first night we bought a dozen red tailed chubs and caught an 18 inch walleye right off the dock for diner. Great cabin and easy to deal with. Lots of grouse and saw turkeys and woodcock as well.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Backus House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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