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Big Mantrap Lake -- Family Cabin on the Water!

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Cabin on the right. Garage with room for one car on the left.

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Last updated: 06/23/2016

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Come enjoy a quiet relaxing vacation in our REMOTE wooded cabin located roughly 30 minutes from Itasca State Park (headwaters of the mighty Mississippi River). Nearby are the restaurants of Dorset (15 miles) and the bigger towns of Park Rapids (25 miles) and Bemidji (40 miles). If you are here during "Taste of Dorset" I highly recommend attending! I saw the world’s youngest mayor (four year old Bobby) during a previous visit. Now he's been replaced by his 3 year old brother!

We start renting in May and end the first weekend of October, the water pipes are not insulated and the dock has to come out before ice forms. New for 2013; we updated the kitchen, fireplace and TV. In 2015 new carpet went in along with a new couch after the previous one fell apart as I was moving it for the carpet. Opps, sorry Mom. 2016 saw a new roof on the cabin along with a new grill.

Bring your boat; the fishing on Big Mantrap Lake is typically phenomenal! And, lots of fishermen come to our bay as their favorite spot. Big Mantrap is a deep water lake known for its Muskie fishing but you can also enjoy catching largemouth bass, walleye, crappies, sunfish and northern pike. You can catch everything off the dock (I've seen it done!) but heading out on the water is sooo fun. We have kid skis and plenty of life jackets in the garage. There are companies nearby that rent boats and deliver them to the public landing if you don't want to haul yours from home.

Sleeping arrangements are as follows: Master bedroom with a queen bed, a loft with a queen bed, two day beds (one on the enclosed porch the other in the den) and one sleeper sofa in the den. So, technically, the cabin sleeps 8 but I will say the place is not real big and you will have to be family or real close friends that don’t mind sleeping near each other. I just slept in the queen bed in the master bedroom for the first time. My Grandparents and then Mother always slept in the bedroom previously but on our last visit nobody wanted to listen to my snoring! It wasn't bad, the new mattress is comfortable but my favorite bed is still the loft. Even after knee surgery and temporarily walking with a cane I managed to get up the vertical ladder to the loft. My kids and wife thought I was nuts. But, I have to sleep in my bed at least once per trip!

More important than sleeping arrangements, there are TWO restrooms inside the cabin and one outhouse. The main bathroom has a tub/shower and the other is a half bath with a clothes washer and dryer.

SMOKING POLICY: Please no smoking inside the cabin. While I support your right to smoke I cannot condone smoking inside the cabin because the smell is bothersome to non-smokers. Please go outside to enjoy your tobacco products. If our caretaker reports the smell inside the cabin we may be forced to impose an additional cleaning fee.

NOTE: I added directions to the public landing near the Boy Scout campgrounds in the map view and I added two links to maps on the Minnesota DNR website. Read them carefully it is easy to get confused. Also, we continue to have email issues where messages are going directly to 'junk'. If you don't get a return email within a week, please call the contact number.

Sincerely, Steve

Keywords: house, secluded, rustic, wooded, Dorset, remote, Park Rapids, Nevis

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    NO SMOKING INSIDE THE CABIN PLEASE. Outside though is fair game just please clean up after yourself....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We love pets and they are welcome to stay in the garage. But, due to allergies they just can't be in the cabin....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Fire pit for those cool evenings. In the unlikely event power is lost there is an out-house behind the cabin just please don't squeeze the Charmin. You may however want to take some with you. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2016
May 6 - Jun 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$760
Late Summer 2016
Sep 2 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$760
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$850

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

A $100 deposit is required. If you need to cancel we will refund your deposit provided we can rent the week to someone else. If the cabin goes empty for the week because of your cancelation the deposit will not be refunded.


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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Location

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    Public Boat Landing View on map

    From the cabin take Hwy 7 towards Dorset. Turn RIGHT onto Hwy 24 to Emmaville. You will make a series of bends and as the road bends to the left before a long straight section you will see a Bingo Hall on the right along with signs to the boat ramp and the Boy Scout campground. I know this map doesn't look it but the lake is connected. There are two more maps of the lake in the "Links" section.

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30 minutes to Itasca State Park - headwaters of the Mississippi River

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1954

About the owner: Third generation military family living in SC and GA. I recently retired from the Air Force but still work on base. Additionally, we operate several small businesses in SC and GA.

Why the Owner Chose Nevis, MN, USA:
My Grandparents vacationed on Mantrap while stationed in Minneapolis during the early 1950's. They purchased a very small hunter cabin and the property in 1954. The cabin was then rotated so the kitchen window looked out onto the lake and additions were added over the years. First was the bedroom and indoor plumbing. Thank you Grandaddy! (Outhouse is still usable) The dining area and half bath were added in the 1970's. I as a child spent every summer at the cabin and my kids spent many summers there as well. When I fully retire I will be able to return more often but for now I have to work.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
We have great fishing just off the dock. Both Northern Pike and Muskie have been caught from the dock. We have a large metal live well cage in the garage you are welcome to use. I have always loved listening to the Loons and watching for deer. There are even two American Bald Eagle nests between the cabin and the public boat landing. Oh, there is a map of the lake on the porch! Up until a few years ago we only had 1 TV channel, we now have DirecTV. Cell phone coverage in the cabin is improved by a repeater antenna but service is still spotty, texting seems to work best. Out on the water away from iron deposits and trees there is plenty of service.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Cabin on the right.  Garage with room for one car on the left.

    Cabin on the right. Garage with room for one car on the left.

  • Front porch with day bed and couch.

    Front porch with day bed and couch.

  • Dining table looks good on the new carpet.  Half bath is to the left.

    Dining table looks good on the new carpet. Half bath is to the left.

  • Sleeper sofa added in 2015.

    Sleeper sofa added in 2015.

  • Bedroom

    Bedroom

  • Sorry it's so dark.  Small camera has a small flash.

    Sorry it's so dark. Small camera has a small flash.

  • My loft!

    My loft!

  • When you're desperate and out of options the outhouse is on the right.

    When you're desperate and out of options the outhouse is on the right.

  • Dock is missing the "T".  Plenty of room for your boat.

    Dock is missing the "T". Plenty of room for your boat.

  • American Bald Eagle.

    American Bald Eagle.

  • They followed the car for a good half mile.

    They followed the car for a good half mile.

  • Other side of the porch.

    Other side of the porch.

  • New TV and gas fireplace in the den.

    New TV and gas fireplace in the den.

  • Remodeled kitchen in 2013.

    Remodeled kitchen in 2013.

  • Fireplace with new gas insert built with rocks from the property.

    Fireplace with new gas insert built with rocks from the property.

  • New seating around the fire pit.

    New seating around the fire pit.

  • From the road across the bay.

    From the road across the bay.

  • Right out front of the cabin is one of the fishing hot spots.

    Right out front of the cabin is one of the fishing hot spots.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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