|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Formerly listed as 'Hideaway' with Loon Point Resort.
Refurbished year-round lake home with knotty pine interior on 25 acres of Minnesota woodland, 600 feet of lake frontage with 100 feet of solid sand bottom at the dock area. Perfect for couples, honeymooners, or families on vacation.
Spacious main level with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large kitchen/living area with wood-burning stove, and screened porch with table/chairs for outdoor dining; on lower-level, 1 additional bath and large rec room/bedroom that opens on to outdoor patio; rec room includes satellite TV and Internet access (e-mail or text only; no streaming video).
Central heating, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. Bedrooms: 1 king bed, 1 with 2 twin beds, 1 with a double bed, 1 pullout queen sofa in lower level.
Private dock and screened gazebo; fish cleaning table, life jackets, 14' Lund fishing boat, Honda 9HP motor, 1 tank of gas, and Grumman 17' Standard Aluminum canoe provided. There is no public access to Wasson Lake; guests may NOT launch their own boats or other water craft.
Lakes holds pan fish, bass, Northern, and crappies. We can't guarantee it but last season a couple of decent Walleye Pike were pulled out of the lake. Remember to bring your fishing gear.
**NOTE: All bedding (sheets, blankets, pillows) is provided; however, guests must bring their own kitchen and bath towels, other personal items, and fishing gear. Guests provide their own meals.
Much of the forest around Wasson Lake is second and third growth and is currently dying. Thus, in 2013, we began an overdue project of forest stewardship by selectively harvesting overgrown poplars and aspen, and planting over 4500 new red pine, white pine and hardwood seedlings. Within a very short time, we will see a beautiful new forest begin to emerge. This summer we spotted Red Pine that are now almost 3 feet tall. The forest is coming!
We are retired university professors with deep connections to the beauty of northern Minnesota. When we moved to Rochester, NY from Minneapolis (in 1989), we kept this cabin because we knew we could never replace it with anything better. We build the original cabin in 1975, remodeled it extensively around 2008, added new appliances around 2013, and have tried to make it an enjoyable place to relax, commune with nature, and restore our "souls."
Our local managers are Casey and Jessika, who will be available for your questions and needs during your stay at The Hideaway.
Jessika & Casey, Managers purchased this cabin in 1975
25 acres of private woodlands on a beautiful lake with no public access. Heaven in the woods!
Private, secluded, quiet, beautiful, relaxing, comfortable, just enough connection with the noisy world! Fully equipped for gourmet cooking and dining, comfortable sleeping, and relaxing days at our lakefront.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the hideaway. The cabin was beautiful and had everything we needed. One of the main reasons we picked this property was that the cabin also included the use of a boat and motor. We spent most of our time on the water fishing with great results. We really lucked out , the fall colors were spectacular and the weather was perfect. We would highly recommend a stay at the hideaway and we plan to do the same again next year.
My significant other and I had a lovely time at the Hideaway. We arrived late on Labor Day so the lake was quiet that evening and throughout the week. We took the boat out on the lake most days to fish and enjoy the sunsets. We enjoyed cooking and grilling every night. Be sure to bring charcoal and lighter fluid with you! The local Scenic Pines Store does have charcoal and a few other essentials if you forget anything and don't feel like driving too far. We made campfires most nights, too. The house is spacious but still cozy. We used the kitchen table for doing puzzles and the table on the screen porch for meals. We had family visit for a night and the kids loved having their own twin beds. The amount of land was astonishing to me as a city dweller. My dogs were in heaven.
We brought our bikes and were able to do some bike riding. I was limited with my cruiser bike on the gravel roads around Wasson Lake but my significant other had a lot of fun with his mountain bike. We also biked once to the Scenic Pines Bar & Grill, which is next door to the store. I had the advantage in that bike ride!
We also enjoyed going to Scenic State Park just about 20 minutes away and hiking the beautiful and unique Chase Point Trail. There is much more to do at the park, including a beach, free loaner fishing poles, and kayak/paddle board rentals. We went on from the state park to Bigfork and had a delicious pizza delivered across the parking lot to the local bar. The bartender there makes a very good Moscow Mule. The grocery store in Bigfork is a decent size and has anything you'd need to restock or supplement what you bring up with you. We were very happy that we brought groceries and alcohol with us and then just got a few things mid-week at the store in Bigfork.
It was a nice experience and we highly recommend this property to folks who want some quiet time in nature with modern conveniences.
You have a beautiful home and property!! It was fun watching the hummingbirds daily. We fished and canoed everyday and caught some fish! 3 big bass , one small mouth and 2 large mouth. 2 small northern a and some bluegills!! We saw 3 otters playing along the shore lines and the Eagles and their babies flying around everyday!
The screen room at the house and down by the lake were very nice as well. We were so busy having fun that we realized on our last day that we never even turned on the TV! Also had campfires every night!
It was a very nice vacation at a really nice home!
Enjoyed our week here. The cabin is very comfortable and has everything you need.
Arrived at the Hideaway on Saturday, August 6th. Knew things were not going to be good when I saw a mouse trap. Along the refrigerator there were four drawers holding silverware and one’s empty. In each drawer found mouse droppings. Immediately sent a text to the property manager asking if what I was seeing was in fact mouse droppings and if they have had issues with mice. I received a call back indicating that yes, the owners of the house had been staying at the house the last week and had caught two mice. She then told me that they had had issues with mice in the past but thought they had the problem fixed. We found mouse dropping throughout the kitchen and some downstairs. The Manager was very apologetic and acted like she wanted to make sure we were happy as they did not want a bad review listed on their property. I had told her that we would need to wash every kitchen item for fear that mice had been crawling around on them. In total, we caught 6 mice being there from Saturday – Friday. We ended up leaving Friday fed up with it all. Not my idea of a vacation when you have to store all your food items in either the microwave or oven for fear of mice getting in your food. And washing dishes by hand and storing in the dishwasher instead of cabinets.
The most frustrating part is the way this has been handled. I have sent several messages to the property manager hearing back a couple of times that they were conversing with the owners. Sent another message Sunday and Monday. The response back was she had sent another email right then and if she didn’t hear back, she would provide me their email address. Today is Wednesday and still no response. I can understand that when you are staying at a cabin you may have a mouse once in a while but 7 in one week (was told another one caught Friday night). I guess if I was renting out my property for the cost they charge and I was notified that there were mice in the house (especially when I knew about the mice as I had caught two the week prior) that I would have had an exterminator out there immediately. Plus when we arrived, there was no mention of any mice being caught and the possibility of the chance there could be more around. If I would not have questioned, we would have been eating off the dishes and using the silverware where mice could have been running and with the possibility of getting very sick from mice droppings.
The cabin itself is very nice. But our week was a nightmare.
My wife and I stayed in this cabin for a week. It is tastefully furnished, clean, and beautifully remodeled in knotty pine. It is clear that the owners go the extra mile to see that guests enjoy their piece of paradise. We used their boat and fished the semi-private lake and caught bass and several northerns that were returned to the lake. We saw the bald eagle, beaver, and witnessed a painted turtle deposit her eggs in the gravel driveway. I had forgotten how remote northern Minnesota is so don't think you're going to run down to Target in a few minutes to pick up something you need. But if you are looking for a classy private cabin, this fits the bill.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest|
|Pet Fee||$150 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
-Revised pricing for 2016. 2016 rates quoted are for up to 4 adults. $30/night for each additional person up to 8 people. Minimum 3-night stay.
-Note that VRBO is now charging a service fee, which is added to your total estimate. This is a processing fee collected by and for VRBO.
-Check in is 3:00 pm on the day of arrival; check out is 9:00 am on the day of departure.
-Limit of two pets, dogs only. Must be house broken. Pet fees apply. Contact owner for approval.