Family Friendly! See the Kids in the Crystal Clear Water of Deer Lake!

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Last updated: 08/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Call Steve directly to book, and save $$$! Secluded, quiet, and beautiful little corner of the world! Families have been coming to Pineridge for generations! Cozy comfortable cabins, each with it's own deck and picnic table situated on one of only 5 'Blue Water' lakes in Minnesota! Come experience this incredible 'get away' on pristine Deer Lake, 'The Lake of Changing Colors.' 4300 sq acres, 7 islands! The turquoise water makes you feel like you're in the Caribbean of the North.
1 - three bedroom (sleeps up to 8) and 6 - Two bedroom house keeping knotty pine cabins (sleep up to 6) are 25 feet from the water, so you can see the kids in the water, and fall asleep to the sound of waves and loons.

Deer Lake is known for world class muskie, bass, and walleye fishing. 14 foot aluminum boat included with cabin. Motors for rent or bring your own. FREE harbor docking for your large boat.

Safe sandy swimming beach, 2 docks for fishing, swim raft, 2 - Stand Up Paddle Boards, paddle boat, 2 kayaks, 2 canoes, game room with billiards, ping-pong, foosball, and air hockey, horse shoes, volley ball, bocce ball, tether ball, play area with teeter totter and swings, are FREE to use, and room for any other activities you like!

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Kid wonderland! Kids LOVE it here! This must mean we are all kids, because adults do too!!!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoke outside please....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    $25 extra charge per pet per day. 2 pet maximum per cabin. Pets must be kenneled at all times inside, and leashed outside. Pet waste must be picked up by owner. If rules are not followed it is unfair to present and future guests, and will result in you having to kennel your pet in town for the remainder of your stay. Thank you!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 double


  • 6 - Two bedroom cabins and 1 - three bedroom cabin with queen and double beds, and a double air bed if needed in living room. Inquire about 3 bedroom rate....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom has sink, mirror, toilet, and showers only in 2 bedroom cabins, tub and shower in 3 bedroom cabin. Inquire about 3 bedroom rate....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Everything imaginable is available in the many shops, restaurants, and attractions in the nice town of Grand Rapids which is about a 10-15 minute drive....moreless


  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Game Room with Pinball, Billiards, Ping Pong, Air Hockey, and FoosBall. ...moreless

  • Games:

    Game Room with Pinball, Billiards, Ping Pong, Air Hockey, and FoosBall. Horse Shoes, Volleyball, Bocce ball, Tether ball, Croquet, Swings, Teeter totter, Board games available in lodge....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    Lake level, 25 feet from the crystal clear waters of Deer Lake! Safe sandy swimming beach!...moreless

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    All cabins are 20-25' from the water, most at lake level!...moreless

  • Resort:

    7 cozy cabins and a lodge, all on secluded beautiful lake front!...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    The Lake!...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Community Bonfire pit and portable units with FREE firewood!...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi in Lodge and surrounding 150 feet...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Bring your own towels for bathroom and beach please!...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking


  • Coffee Maker:

    Bring your own coffee....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you should need, ask owner for unique items!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full housekeeping, remember to bring your own towels!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Feel free to bring yours!...moreless

  • Boat:

    14' Aluminum fishing boat comes with cabin. Motors for rent $40 per day....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Each cabin has it's own deck and picnic table....moreless

  • Golf:

    3 great courses nearby!...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 Kayaks 2 canoes 2 paddle boats 2 - Stand Up Paddle Boards All FREE to use!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas or charcoal grills available for guests - gas provided, guests bring charcoal...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 10 - Jul 1, 2017
5 night min stay
$950 $2,950

Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Jul 2 - Sep 4, 2017
5 night min stay
$1,125 $3,750

Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Sep 5 - Oct 21, 2017
3 night min stay
$950 $2,950
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6.875%


No Credit Cards accepted, cash or check only!!! All Deposits are non-refundable. Please call to book and you will save $$$!!! We reserve the right to charge for day guests - $20 per guest over 2 years old per day. Pet fee is per pet per night, and all pets MUST be in kennel whenever in the cabin and leashed outside. Pet waste must be picked up immediately by owner. If your pet barks or we find you have not been kenneling it while in the cabin, you will have to take them to a kennel in town as it is not fair to other present and future guests. Thank you!

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 08/20/2016
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9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pokegema Golf Course
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cedar Creek Grill

The town of Grand Rapids (Population 9000) is less than a 15 minute drive away and has everything imaginable for your convenience.

There is also a local convenience store and Cedar Creek Grill about 3 miles away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1971

About the owner: Once upon a time, many years ago...1971... We drove down the winding road into Pineridge and felt we'd left the cares of the world behind. Before us lay the beautiful aquamarine waters of Deer Lake, a sandy beach, and cute cabins at the waters edge, all surrounded by stately pines and birch. We had been looking for a new direction in life; a way to raise our children in a more peaceful atmosphere. Pineridge was for sale. To make a long story short, there we were in the summer of 1972, running the resort...

Why the Owner Chose Grand Rapids, MN, USA:
Deer Lake is probably the biggest reason folks keep coming back to visit. It is often called the most beautiful lake in Minnesota. Surrounded by thick forests of pine, balsam, birch and cedar, the lake is 4300 acres with 7 islands to explore. We are located on the southeast part of the lake so we get the best sunsets in the county. Those of you with children will be glad to know we have a safe sandy beach! We have about 2000 feet of shoreline, and about 800 feet of broad sandy beach. The swimming area goes out gradually for about 200 feet with no holes or drop offs. One of the things we really like about Pineridge is it's small size; there are never many people around. The mood of the place changes from week to week, and is shaped by those who are here. The closest thing to a scheduled activity is our weekly bonfire. Sometimes we do a little singing to the accompaniment of Gail's guitar...others who play an instrument are encouraged to participate, and sometimes the kids in camp will delight us with an impromptu talent show... The playground area has a teeter totter, bars, swings, tether ball, horseshoes, room for croquet, badminton, volleyball, and bocce ball which are all available for free. Sometimes we'll have a volleyball game in the water. The game room has pool, fooseball, air hockey, and ping pong. There is a swimming raft, and if you share a beer or a smile Steve may take you water skiing or tubing. Enjoy free use of the paddle boat, canoes, and kayaks! The nearby area offers many recreational and educational side trips. Grand Rapids has several tennis courts and some of the prettiest golf courses in the state. The Forest History Center with it's turn of the century logging camp is a ten minutes away, and the famous iron range open pit mines are within 45 minutes.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Deer Lake's many miles of shoreline and underwater structure provide a challenge to those who fish. Deer is probably best known for it's production of trophy muskie, but it also produces lots of nice walleye and smallmouth bass! Due to its cool water, Deer Lake seems to have its best fishing during the hotter weather when other lakes in the area slow down. We'll show you our favorite fishing spots as long as you share your pictures! If you are too lazy to take a boat out, just fish from the bench at the end of the dock. You'll catch mostly smallmouth and rockbass, but ocassionally a walleye or a pike. Each cabin comes with a 14 foot aluminum boat. We have motors for rent or you are free to bring your own. Comfort Cove harbour will protect your large boat. We feel fortunate that over the years we have been able to attract some of the world's nicest people... And now, some of their kids are bringing their kids... In 1972, our first summer at Pineridge, we hung a small sign in each cabin encouraging people to be conscientious of their surroundings...thanks to everyone's help, this seems to have made a difference. While many parts of the earth have suffered, this little piece has remained the same, and we will strive to keep it that way. We are proud of Pineridge, and we will do our best to keep it as a sanctuary for those who want to leave the real world for a little peace and quiet. Thanks for your support... Bob & Gail

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Tubing fun!

    Tubing fun!

  • Easy dock fishing fun!

    Easy dock fishing fun!

  • Clear water!

    Clear water!

  • Cannon Ball!

    Cannon Ball!

  • Cocktail time!

    Cocktail time!

  • Bear island from above.

    Bear island from above.

  • As always, another great sunset!

    As always, another great sunset!

  • The Caribbean of The North!

    The Caribbean of The North!

  • The Lodge porch

    The Lodge porch

  • Clearly Deer Lake!

    Clearly Deer Lake!

  • Big Wallys abound!

    Big Wallys abound!

  • 200' dock at twilight

    200' dock at twilight

  • The 'land of sky blue waters'

    The 'land of sky blue waters'

  • Best sunsets anywhere!

    Best sunsets anywhere!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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