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Lounge at the Lazy Loon - Upper South Long Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Upper South Long Lake

Don’t miss your opportunity to lounge at the Lazy Loon! Take advantage of an up North experience in our updated, single level, 3 bed/1 bath home with a spacious, open floor plan, and fully equipped kitchen to meet all your cooking needs. Upper South Long Lake is 800 acres of fun, located just 2 hours north of the Twin Cities and less than 10 min SE of Brainerd.

Enjoy full-sun throughout the day and into the evening with our south facing exposure, 100 ft of sandy shoreline, a small sandy beach for the kids, and of course, fishing from the dock will promise to be entertaining. The property’s level elevation, with no sloping or stairs to the lake, make this an easily accessible set up for all ages and abilities. When you are ready for a break from the sun, relax under the large shade trees and enjoy dinner from the deck , while embracing the stunning lake views, the loons, or even an occasional eagle or two! Of course, don’t miss out on evening smores and gatherings around the firepit.

We have you covered for cool, rainy days inside with a variety of board and card games, puzzles, and plenty of family friendly DVD’s. Or, just snuggle in with your favorite book/ magazine in the secluded 3 season porch.

We have taken great pride in this home in the short time we have owned it, and would only hope that the families that consider choosing to share our home will appreciate and respect it as well. We are looking for responsible adults and/or families only please. Absolutely no parties and no smoking allowed!

More Details

Dee and Todd Wietgrefe
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Dee and Todd Wietgrefe

Our dream to become cabin owners became reality in October of 2013, after vacationing on this very lake! We are pleased to be able to share with you a part of our dream, in hopes that you too, may create unforgettable family memories.

Dee and Todd Wietgrefe purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Dee and Todd Wietgrefe chose Central

We have done a complete transformation of the interior in our short time of ownership. Everything from a new color scheme in nearly every room to creating a dining room area, and therefore opening the kitchen space, and adding coordinating appliances. We look forward to ongoing transformations as time elapses, but for now, please cozy in and relax.....let the work to us!

What makes this cabin unique

Whether lounging indoors or out, we are certain you won't be disappointed with the breathtaking views of the lake.


Brainerd Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , No tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with large walk-in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 3 season porch with Full size futon for additional sleeping options. We also keep a pack-n-play on site for our little guests.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Grand Casino Mille Lacs approximately 30 min away. Paul Bunyan Land/This Old Farm less than 10 minutes! Pirate's Cove in Baxter, approx 20 min away.


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average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews

Much needed get away!

  • 4 of 5

Such a nice week with the family on the beach! Our girls loved the beach/dock and it was very comfortable!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!! Would highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and well kept. Everything we could want or need was there for us. Loved the decor-very cozy. Dee was wonderful to work with and got back to us immediately with any questions that we had. She had a book with nearby attractions and closest grocery store/bait shop which was very helpful. Loved that they labeled everything as far as lights/fuse box etc. It was awesome to be able to use their canoe and fishing boat. We caught about 16 (very small :) fish off the dock one morning. It was very fun for catch and release! We had a rainy day and played their games and and watched a DVD. The house was just like home. We would love to come back again some time! Thank you Dee and Todd!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was even nicer than it appeared in photos!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at the lazy loon.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Lazy Loon. Everything we needed was provided and even had a garage area that we could stage all of our activities that we planned. The view was awesome, the entire side of the house is a window onto the lake and beach. The kids couldn't wait to get into the water. They loved the beach and chasing minnows. It was a very comfortable place to stay, everyone had their own room and even our twin boys had their own beds and some toys to keep them occupied during some rain one morning. The house is very spaceous and eveyrone could spread out and enjoy the day and evening. It is very quiet and relaxing and the neighbors were very friendly and helpful.

The location is nice as well, close to Brainerd for biking and the town and close to Mille Lacs for fishing and boating. The lake the cabin is on also has some great fishing. We caught walleyes within ear shot of the house and there were plenty of bass and panfish around. I wish I had some more time to really explore the lake as it has quite a bit of structure and opportunties.

Thanks agian and we look forward to visiting again soon!!

Chad, Dawn, Claire, Jackson and Reid.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin! Wonderful family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin! Well taken care of and very clean. Family friendly. Excellent response time and communication with the owners before and throughout our stay. We will be back!! Thank you Dee and Todd!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Spot on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

Our group thoroughly enjoyed the Lazy Loon. It's right on the lake with a beautiful view and a large beach for kids to play. The interior of the cabin is absolutely beautiful. We had all the amenities we could have wished for- anything and everything for cooking meals, washer, dryer, a garage to park in, grill, fire pit, etc. The owners are so accommodating and easy to work with. We look forward our next stay at the Lazy Loon!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Paradise Shores
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Minnesota 18
Car: recommended

Nisswa: A quaint town with an adorable downtown area, located about 30-40 minutes away, off Hwy 371. They have numerous boutiques, an ice cream and candy shop (The Chocolate Ox), and a few places to eat and drink.


Rates & Availability

Brainerd Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season 2017
May 15 2017 - Aug 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 30 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
Off Peak Season 2017-2018
Sep 25 2017 - May 10 2018
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2018
May 11 2018 - Sep 24 2018
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $300

CANCELLATIONS: Full refund of deposit for any cancellations greater than 60 days from Day 1 of your scheduled reservation. $150 refund of deposit for any cancellations 30-59 days prior to Day 1 of your scheduled reservation. Full forfeit of $300 deposit for any cancellations less than 30 days from Day 1 of your reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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