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Hideaway: Private, Secluded Retreat on Pristine Wasson Lake

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The Hideaway with New Steps from the Driveway


Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3+ BR, 3 Baths, Sleeps 8, Spacious, Refurbished, On a Private Lake

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.

Fishing: Wasson Lake is approximately 500-acres in size and spring fed. It has 17 feet of clarity with a maximum depth of 67 feet. With 4 islands and numerous bays, boggy shore areas, and submerged trees, it provides an idea fish habitat. The lake has northern pike, large- and small mouth bass, crappies, and recently a few Walleyes have been taken from the lake; however, they are not native to the lake. We have always used lures, minnows, or worms as bait. The near-by Scenic Pines Store sells bait and can give you specific advice.

Hunting: We are not hunters ourselves so I can only tell you what our cabin neighbors have told us. In season, you'll find White Tail Deer and we've been told that the Grouse hunting is good. Although we are located in the George Washington State Forest, we do not allow hunting on our land and most of the lake owners do not as well--it's just too populated. However, there is ample public land in the state forest as well as nearby county and federal forests.

Here are some links to additional hunting/fishing information in Itasca County.

Minnesota is strict about moving boats from one body of water to another as a way of preventing invasion of damaging species. So far Wasson Lake is free of any such species!

**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!
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Infants in arms, no charge. Must be less than two years old. We provide one Pack 'n Play with sheets, one high chair, and one booster seat. There is a child safety gate at the top of the stairway from the main level to the lower level of the cabin....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Renters wishing to bring pets (dogs only) must receive prior approval. Owners reserve the right to refuse any requests to accommodate pets. 2 pets maximum. $150 pet fee/stay. Must be house broken and well-behaved....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Single sink with vanity storage....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Single sink with vanity cabinet....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Single sink with vanity cabinet....moreless

  • Toilet tissue, shower curtains, and bath mats provided. **NOTE: Guests are required to bring their own towels and other personal items....moreless


  • Books:

    Large library of reading materials. Please read and enjoy then leave the books in the cabin....moreless

  • Games:

    Board games and jig-saw puzzles. Please do not remove from the cabin....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DISH satellite. Instruction booklet is on the TV cabinet in the lower level of the cabin....moreless

  • Television:

    32" flat-screen TV. Instruction booklet is on the TV cabinet in the lower level of the cabin....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Grand Rapids and Hibbing for major shopping; Bigfork for decent grocery, hardware store, family restaurant, gift shop, post office, and liquor store. Scenic Pines Store for groceries, etc....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Cabin sits 400 feet back from the lake, which is accessible via a short walk; partial lake view from the cabin. Gazebo is 50 feet from the lakefront with a full view of the lake....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    600' of typical Minnesota lakefront with 100' of sand bottom. Screened gazebo with table and chairs for casual dining, Adirondack chairs and bench, private dock, fishing boat with motor, and canoe. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining table expands to seat 8. Extra leaf for the table is stored in the Twin Bedroom....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Electric dryer. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Propane gas, forced air furnace. New in 2012....moreless

  • Internet:

    Northland Connect satellite internet connection is for e-mail and text transfer (e-books) only. We do not have the capacity to handle video streaming (movies, etc.). No password is required....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bedding provided. Guests must bring their own bath, kitchen, and beach towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sofa, loveseat, and easy chair with coffee table, end tables, and lighting. Cozy area with the wood-burning stove as the central focus....moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample parking near cabin. Please do not park on the septic field. Extra parking is available in the clearing to the left of teh drive in....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    High-efficiency washer. Use detergent provide by the owners....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Logs for wood stove provided....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Filters provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, flatware, glassware for 12. Fully equipped for cooking and eating convenience....moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped with dishes, flatware, pots & pans, bake ware. Ample storage for produce, meats, and dry goods. We provide one or two kitchen towels in case you forget!...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Over-the-range microwave oven....moreless

  • Oven:

    Gas oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Guests furnish own food, charcoal, and lighter. Some spices, condiments provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator/freezer. Small dorm-size refrigerator on lower level....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Screened porch on main level, suitable for casual dining. Table seats 4. View of the lake....moreless

  • Boat:

    14 ft. Lund fishing boat with 9 HP Honda outboard motor. One tank of gas provided There is no public access to Wasson Lake; guests may NOT bring their own boats or other water craft....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    On lower-level. Partial view of the lake....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    17 ft Grumman standard aluminum canoe. Paddles provided. There is no public access to Wasson Lake; guests may NOT bring their own boats or other water craft....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Screened gazebo and storage area by lake. Dining table seats 6. Gazebo has a small storage cabinet for disposable plate and table ware. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large cleared area in front of cabin, fire pit for late night bonfires and toasting marshmallows. Cut wood provided for wood stove and fire pit....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Standard Weber charcoal grill with side table at cabin; Smokey Joe grill with work table at the Gazebo....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Two hard surface courts at Balsam Community Center, about 15 minutes south on Hwy 7....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Oars, canoe paddles, life jackets, boat anchors. Use the life jackets!!!...moreless



Write a review 4.5
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 28 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017
May 26 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Fall 2017
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Pet Fee $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6.875%


-2017 rates quoted are for up to 4 adults. $30/night for each additional person up to a maximum of 8 people. Minimum 3-night stay.

-The VRBO service fee is added to your total quotation. This is a processing fee collected by and for VRBO; the fee does not go to the owner.

-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.

Manager's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Grand Rapids, MN; Hibbing, MN; Duluth, MN
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Scenic Pines Restaurant and Bar; Antler Lake Bar
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
Grand Rapids; Bigfork
100 Miles
Nearest Train
Duluth, MN
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Itasca County 52
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Scenic Pines, DJ's; Antler Lake
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
McCarthy Beach State Park, Hibbing, MN

Car: Necessary

o Grand Rapids: Forest History Logging Camp

o Grand Rapids: Reif Performing Arts Center, MacRostie Art Center, Children's Discovery Museum, Judy Garland Home, Itasca Heritage Center and Judy Garland Museum, Blandin Paper Company Tours, Nordic Ridge Gardens, Antique Shops

o Grand Rapids--Ely: Mesabi Bike Trail

o Hibbing: Minnesota Discovery Center, Minnesota Museum of Mining.

o Bigfork: Scenic State Park

o Grand Rapids--Effie, MN: Edge of the Wilderness Highway

o BlackDuck: Rabideau CCC Camp National Historic Landmark

o Bigfork: Edge Center for the Arts

o Bigfork, Grand Rapids, Hibbing: Hospital

o Balsam Community Center: Urgent Care Facility


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1975

About: 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 1977, 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.

Why Bigfork, MN, USA:
25 acres of private woodlands on a beautiful lake with no public access. Heaven in the woods!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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  • The Hideaway with New Steps from the Driveway

    The Hideaway with New Steps from the Driveway

  • Porch and Patio View

    Porch and Patio View

  • Living Room.

    Living Room.

  • Humming Bird delight.

    Humming Bird delight.

  • Master Bedroom with King-size Bed.

    Master Bedroom with King-size Bed.

  • Double Bedroom.

    Double Bedroom.

  • Shore and Gazebo from Dock

    Shore and Gazebo from Dock

  • Gazebo and Shore from the Lake

    Gazebo and Shore from the Lake

  • Lake View with Canoe

    Lake View with Canoe

  • Lake side

    Lake side

  • Bald Eagle Nest with Eaglets.

    Bald Eagle Nest with Eaglets.

  • Welcome to the Hideaway!

    Welcome to the Hideaway!

  • Hideaway from Driveway

    Hideaway from Driveway

  • Beautiful Evening.

    Beautiful Evening.

  • Screened Porch with Lake View.

    Screened Porch with Lake View.

  • Kitchen with New Dishwasher and New Gas Range

    Kitchen with New Dishwasher and New Gas Range

  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

  • Wasson Lake

    Wasson Lake

  • Gazebo from Cabin Path

    Gazebo from Cabin Path

  • Lake View

    Lake View

  • Fishing Boat and Dock

    Fishing Boat and Dock

  • Gazebo--Inside View

    Gazebo--Inside View

  • Blue Moon July 2015

    Blue Moon July 2015

  • BBQ Time at the Lake

    BBQ Time at the Lake

VRBO #457589

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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