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Relaxing and Private Family Retreat on Balsam Lake.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

A quick 1.5 hr beautiful drive close to the Twin Cities and there you have it the 'up north feel'. Balsam Lake is a premier lake that has plenty to offer. The lake is 1901 acres of great fishing, several islands, public beach perfect for a summer get away. Boat to one of many restaurants on the lake and easy access the marina. This lake makes it relaxing with all it has to offer.

Cozy up to the bonfire over looking the lake and listen to the wildlife sing. We enjoy looking at the lake at all hours, and every time we capture something different. Swing in the hammock that over looks the lake or just lay back and relax in the sitting deck. Perfect breeze hits you on all sides, the smell of summer is in the air.

The cabin is a easy to access one story. it is roughly 1000 sq ft with updated amenities. Sit on the deck that overlooks the lake. In the cabin we have updated everything to make the stay extra easy. One of my major needs as a mother of 3 was a washer and dryer in which is located in the bathroom. The cabin has 2 bedrooms, 1bath, and a pullout sofa in the porch. The kitchen is equipped with everything you should need. It is a great space for entertaining your family. Plenty of parking down the winding driveway. I am all about comfort when i step foot at the lake.

There is a public boat entrance if you decide to bring your boat or you can rent ours for a additional fee. There is so much i could keep adding with the perks , but i will let the pictures speak for themselves!

We hope you have a pleasant stay and look forward to this being a yearly trip for you!

More Details

Owner
Melissa Schrader
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

5 star

This is the kind of place that you don't want to tell anyone about because its like a hidden gem! But Melissa and Andy are great so I must gush about our stay. Our family of 5 was able to have a quick get-away this July and the cabin totally met our needs. We have been looking for a cabin where we could return year-over-year - and, we found it. Inside, the cabin was cozy and comfortable and had everything we needed. Outside, we took advantage of the deck and fire pit every day/night. The lake is beautiful and clean so we enjoyed casting our lines and swimming off the dock. My kids are younger so we didn't use the back building but I could see how teens would like it as a hang-out. Can't wait to be back next year!



Looking forward to future stays,

Kelly
Jul 2015
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Amenities

Balsam Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility

Reviews

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(9 traveler reviews)

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Relaxing and Private Family Retreat on Balsam Lake.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at this cabin. They have everything you would want. It's clean and stocked with fun things to do. Great inside and out. Thanks Melissa, we loved it.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Paul, MN
5

Timeless

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cozy cabin and busy, timeless lake. Definitely more of a boaters lake than kayakers, but fun to watch people go by from the many spots to relax. It felt private and like we could just walk right in and be on vacation! So close to the Twin Cities! We swam in the super-clear (and warm!) water, went on walks on the paved road, and road bikes. Thank you for sharing your spot!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tiptonville, TN
5

Everything about the property and more.

  • 5 of 5

No detail forgotten. Cabin well appointed. Great view overlooking water. Caught fish from dock. Quite relaxing location, however, kids could have a ball. Necessities 10 minutes - food, beer and bait. Can't wait to do it again.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy lakeside retreat with beautifully situated lakefront the whole family will enjoy

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to the Schrader family for sharing their home. Balsam lake truly lived up to its reputation, and my husband and I can hardly wait to visit again!

Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Homer Glen
5

Great Nights Sleep

  • 5 of 5

We had a very comfortable week on Balsam Lake! Very close to neighboring cities! The cabin was very clean and well maintained. Great fire pit and yard for some outdoor bonding. Will definitely be back when in the area!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas, USA
5

Balsam Lake cabin getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful 9 day vacation in Balsam Lake, and felt right at home in the lovely cabin. The cabin is snug with a great furnace (which we needed for part of the week due to cold weather), a fantastic, multilevel setting on the lake. Dish TV came in handy on some of the evenings when it was just too cold and wet outside. It was too early in the season to swim but we could still sit right down on the dock and enjoy the lake, the loons, the view. There is also a handy fire pit with ample supplies of dry, chopped wood for campfires. There was also a deck with table and chairs for outside dining (as well as a BBQ grill, which we did not use). The owners were responsive to our needs (washing machine underwent speedy repairs during our stay). Plenty of hot water, plenty of clean towels and linen, plenty of power walking around the lakes (Balsam and Half Moon) with lots of marshes and wildlife habitat to enjoy, plenty of nesting Sandhill Cranes (who did not appreciate our power walking) = plenty fun. We will be back.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Pet Fee $40
Damage Deposit $350

Maximum Speed boat available for rent for $125 a day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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