About the property
- Cabin2000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
3BR, 2BA, Large Open Living Room/Kitchen with Lake View
A perfect retreat for your next get-away vacation!
All the amenities of home, but in a private, natural setting with beautiful views of Girl Lake.
Enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, skiing, and more on the Woman Lake Chain; one of Minnesota’s finest lake chains. Minutes to town, but located on a quiet dead-end road with huge pines and lots of wildlife.
Property is natural with 'no blade of grass,' but beautifully landscaped with perennials and a water feature to enhance the natural north woods beauty. There is a fire pit down by the lake to roast marshmallows and enjoy the cool (or hot!) summer nights.
The cabin is modern with gorgeous natural log accents and handmade log furniture. Living room and kitchen are open, exposing beautiful views of the woods and lake. Living room has a wood-burning cozy fireplace. Kitchen is fully stocked, ideal for those who like to cook. Enjoy lunches or dinners outside on our large deck, complete with outdoor furniture.
Sleeping arrangements are ideal for a large family or two or three couples. Loft is large and has queen bed and double bed. Main floor bedroom with a double/single bunk-bed is adjoined to main bath. Bathroom on the main floor has a large jacuzzi tub to relax after a long day on the lake. Finished basement has 3rd bedroom next to 3/4 bath.
Finished basement has a custom-built bar and pool table, as well as an entertainment center and sliding glass doors to walk-out patio.
Plenty of dock space for your own boat. Our lift will accommodate most runabouts. There are also plenty of options to rent a pontoon or fishing boat in town. Please inquire.
Lots of water sport options! Kids can enjoy swimming, as we have a sandy-bottom and a swimming raft. We have a canoe, stand-up paddleboard and kayak for use. The lake is perfect for boating, skiing, and fishing.
At the end of the day, the area down at the lake is quiet -- perfect for lounging or sipping cocktails and watching the sunset over the lake.
We love our cabin and are excited to share it with you!
Jim Van Dusen
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 6, 2018
About Jim Van Dusen
I bought the lot in 1998 and gradually built my dream cabin. Growing up going "to the cabin" for summer weekends was my motivation to have a place of my own where my family could have "get aways" together. The Minnesota north woods has become my favorite destination for it is variety of activities - boating, fishing, hunting, enjoying beautiful scenery and simply relaxing! With two small children, it makes it difficult to use the cabin as much as we would like, so am happy to share it with you!
Jim Van Dusen purchased this Cabin in 1998
Why Jim Van Dusen chose Kego
If you love the north woods, this place is for you. We don't believe in meticulously grooming a lawn. This isn't Lake Minnetonka! We do believe in keeping the property very natural, to make it feel like you are very secluded in the north woods, with the birds and trees all to yourself. BUT, we do appreciate a nice, cozy bed and air conditioning (only when absolutely necessary) and the comforts of home. We love cooking and have a well-stocked kitchen, ready for you to make it your own for a week.
What makes this Cabin unique
The view is spectacular. Our lake home is very comfortable and a perfect place to get away, relax and enjoy. Whether it is reading and lounging on the dock, fishing from dawn to dusk, or taking a jacuzzi bath at the end of the day and cozying up to a fire in the fireplace, rest assured you will be relaxed and refreshed by the end of the week. You won't want to leave!
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Great private cabin on a quiet, calm lake.
Loved our stay! The cabin was very nice and had everything you would ever need. We had a couple of rainy days, so we got to play billiards in the basement, work on puzzles or watch movies. My two young girls loved playing with the books and toys they had stocked in the cabin also. Just beware of the poison ivy around the yard. As long as you stay on the woodchip patch you should be okay. We rented a pontoon while we were there, which I highly recommend. Girl Lake was calm- even on a windy day, and not much traffic. We did boat our way to Woman Lake which is much bigger and the water was so rough. My family loved catching fish off the dock. We even used the paddle board and kayak that came with the cabin which was a lot of fun too. I would highly recommend staying here. I would love to visit again!
Once again another great time up north. Weather, fishing and most of all, location exceeded expectations.
The best week of the year...
As always, our vacation at the Van Dusen home was a quiet relaxing time. It's like being at your own home, away from home. Wish we could live here all summer!!
Another wonderful trip. The house provides everything one would need. Town is close enough if needed, but far enough you don't know it's there. Will be back.
Wonderful Place, Great Fishing
Definitely "Northwoods" or at least the feeling of seclusion that you'd expect. Beautiful home in a beautiful setting on a very nice lake. The home had all the amenities that were listed and then some. About the only thing we missed from other rentals we've had was a powered/covered boat lift, and therefore power to the boat for charging and relieving the need to cover the boat every night due to inclement weather. There is a what I'd assume is a 4000lb manual boat lift available which was at least adequate, if not a workout! Ha! Other than that one small thing in the big picture this rental is any bit of 5 stars.
We came here for the fishing, and Woman Lake did not disappoint. Everyone in the family caught plenty of fish, and memories. Fishing off the dock on Girl Lake was plentiful for panfish, and even a few small Northerns. It became immediately evident that if Muskie is your fish, Girl is your lake. We're Walleye people, so we pretty much stuck to Woman Lake.
Longville is the closest town (minutes away), and has most of the necessities although at a fairly inflated price, which is on par for small isolated towns close to resorts. Come prepared. If you have children, don't miss out on the turtle races in Longville on Wednesdays, and a stop at Frosty's is a must. Beyond that Walker is a short 30 minute drive away, and was a very enjoyable afternoon of shopping for all when the fishing shut down for a while. Reeds Outfitters was awesome and had a very knowledgeable and friendly staff who were more than happy to chat.
All in all... great rental, professional owners, beautiful environment.
No complaints here, house was great. Nice people to deal with. Would go back again. Kitchen was stocked with everything needed. Loved that
Surrounded by lakes and forests, Longville, Minnesota has been a popular vacation destination for many years. Located in North Central Minnesota, the area provides some of the best fishing, boating, water sports, hiking and biking in the summer and fall and cross country skiing, ice fishing, and snowmobiling in the winter and spring. Nowhere is there more diversity of scenery and recreational events and activities as there is in the Longville Lakes area.
Longville is famous for its Turtle Races! Every Wednesday afternoon from June through late August, swimming beaches go strangely quiet; cabins, motels, cottages and resorts empty out; and streams of cars descend on the little town of Longville on the shores of Girl Lake to race turtles.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We require a $500 Security Deposit. This can be a written check, sent by mail with the signed Short Term Rental Agreement. The security deposit shall be refunded within 10 days of the Check-Out Date, provided there is no damage to the property.