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Gorgeous Newer 'Up at the Lake' home with modern features! Great Value!!!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Fabulous/gorgeous cabin perfect for a small group or a family getaway!

Welcome Home to gorgeous Big Blake Lake, a fabulous fishing and recreation lake in Western Wisconsin, located within an hour of the Twin Cities metro. This area features so many outdoor activities: swimming, kayaking, canoeing, water sports, boating, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, ice fishing, snow shoeing, snowmobiling, winery tours, bike trails, casinos, shopping, and so much more!

A rustic “feel” with modern conveniences! Our goal when building this home was to create a cozy, “at the lake” feel, while still providing all of the modern conveniences of home. Wi-fi, cable, smart DVD/BluRay Player and more! We just completed construction and final touches May 2014, so everything in the home is new.

The Cabin on Blake is our “Little Slice of Paradise”, we truly hope that you enjoy it as much as we do! (Please check out our own personal website and VIDEO with slideshow for more details and a better "feel" for the cabin! Link Below )

Main Floor: The oversized windows and sliding doors flood the main floor with natural light and provide gorgeous views of the lake and wildlife! The open floorplan- kitchen, dining room, and living room is perfect for entertaining or family time. Custom log features, such as our amazing log railings and knotty pine feature wall make this home feel like an up north cabin!

Kitchen: Everything you'd possibly need to cook for two or a full house! The kitchen features modern conveniences with new appliances, dishwasher, flat top stove, microwave, many small appliances, and is fully stocked with utensils, pots and pans. The oversized butcher block island is surrounded by a large amount of additional countertops, more than enough for even the most ambitious chef! Custom log barstools, custom log and mason jar light fixtures, and so much more make this an amazing space.

Dining Room: The Dining Room is surrounded by two sets of 7-foot sliding glass doors, so even when dining at the table you still feel like you are outside enjoying the views. The log kitchen table can easily fit 6-8 people.

Living Room: The Living Room is anchored with a large sectional and recliner chair and offers a 50”+ flat screen TV mounted in the corner so it is able to be seen from anywhere in the open floorplan area. The TV has a Bluray/DVD player with a large selection of DVDs (many childrens) and cable with several hundred channels to choose from.

Main Floor Bathroom: The main floor bathroom is custom finished with knotty pine wainscoting, a full bathroom with a shower and bath.

Master Bedroom: The crown jewel of the bedrooms! This bedroom features a King bed, a 46” TV, gorgeous custom log furniture, and a sliding glass door which allows you the ultimate views from bed! Drink a cup of morning coffee right from bed and enter onto your private section of the enormous deck with views of the quiet serene lake.

Bedroom #2: The second bedroom also features custom log furniture, a full bed, and 2 additional twin beds.

HUGE wrap around Deck: Our deck is a masterpiece of its own! The deck spans 2 entire sides of the 28’ x 40’ cabin. Whether your needs are outdoor dining, socializing with friends, or quiet lounging space…. Cabin on Blake can accommodate you! It also features our gas and charcoal grill.

Lower Walk-out Level:

Family room: Oversized Family Room includes a sectional couch, large 50” TV with smart Bluray/DVD player, extra kitchen table for playing games or extra dining space, and an almost full 2nd kitchen. The large windows in this space provide an amazing view of the lake and full walk-out basement to the shore!

2nd Kitchen/Kitchenette: This space is located in the open concept family room. It is complete with a full-sized refrigerator and freezer, sink, many cabinets and a large counter space. This space is perfect for a bar area, extra prep station for meals, or meal prep for outside meals down by the lake.

3rd Bedroom: Huge lower level bedroom features the following beds- 1 queen, 1 full, and 2 twin beds. We also have a twin trundle bed if requested.

Lower Bathroom: The lower level bathroom is generous in size and hosts a ¾ bathroom set up, with a shower available.

Laundry Facilities: We do offer washer and dryer facilities at our home. We have a free dryer for convenience of drying wet clothing from the lake. The washing machine is coin operated.

Outdoor Activities and Facilities: The following items are featured and included in your stay at Cabin on Blake:

• Kayak

• Paddle Boat

• Dock space to bring your own boat (please notify us in advance) Public Boat launch is only one property to the south of the cabin. Extremely convenient.

• Sandy Swimming area

• Nice flat walk-out from home to lake (no steep stairs)

• Bonfire pit

• Patio furniture

Blake Lake is an amazing fishing lake, and some of the very best fishing is right off of our dock and to the left. The ice fishing can be fantastic too!

Blake Lake is the starting point for snowmobile trails that run all of the way up to Superior, WI and beyond. Many residents on the lake bought their property there because of this feature!

We do require a 3-5 day min stay during the summer months, but if you see a spot available on the calendar and are looking for less, please don’t hesitate to call/email and ask!

**Per Polk County Zoning Ordinance, there is an 8 person maximum allowed on premises at any time. This includes daytime visitors to the cabin.**

To inquire, please message us and we will get back to you within 24-48 hours. Our calendar is kept up to date!

More Details

Joe and Caarin Pannkuk
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

About Joe and Caarin Pannkuk

The Pannkuk's currently reside in the Twin Cities, but have been part of the Big Blake community for 28 years. Mrs. Pannkuk grew up going to Big Blake Lake through her childhood. Now with 2 young daughters, yet another generation is able to enjoy the magic and fun of Big Blake Lake!

Joe and Caarin Pannkuk purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Joe and Caarin Pannkuk chose Balsam Lake

Pride in ownership is found throughout this cabin! The Pannkuk's built this home with the guests' needs in mind, and almost every detail is custom designed. The cabin sits on a perfect lot to enjoy the lake and has wonderful views! No large stairs to get down to or from the lake here!

What makes this cabin unique

This cabin is special! Large amounts of care were taken with custom features throughout the cabin. Log handrails, custom rustic furniture, and a special cabin charm is something you find in every nook and cranny. There is a lot of love, care, and planning that has gone into this home. The lot and lake access are perfect for any group large or small. Great firepit, boating, fishing, swimming, in the summer. Great snowmobiling access, ice fishing or just relaxing in the winter!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We truly enjoyed our stay!! These family memories will be treasured. Our boys couldn't get enough of the outdoors. They're already asking when we can go back.
Jul 2014
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Balsam Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Full Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 3/4 Bathroom
  • 2 large bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom w/ sliding door to deck.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Bedroom #2- 1 full, 2 twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 queen, 1 full, 2 twins, and 1 trundle bed
  • Beds for 13 people, but occupancy with the county licensing allows for 8 maximum on the premises at any time.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
To inquire about a booking, please visit our website at Visit our calendar page and fill out the inquire information. We will return your email within 24-48 hours. Thank you!


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average rating of 4.8 based on 35 reviews

Can't Wait to go Back!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed a wonderful vacation at Cabin on Blake. This property was everything and more than we expected. The property was really well taken care of and clean. Plenty of room to roam around on the rainy days. My grandkids loved the closet filled with toys!! Really had some serious cabin life withdrawl when we got home.

Peg Lane - St. Paul

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Overall great stay...

  • 4 of 5

We rented this cabin for my husband's 50th birthday...just us two and two dogs. It was a great week. The best part is the location, very, very quiet, nice lake, kayaking, hiking/walking. The cabin is large, we only used the main space. This would be a great place for multiple families and children. Lake is small (200 acres), but nice for a boat or pontoon. It is 10-15 minutes away from Balsam Lake which is 2,000 acres. We saw many baby snapper turtles and eagles. I would recommend others to stay at this cabin.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cabin get-away

  • 5 of 5

We booked this beautiful home for our family vacation with our children and grandchildren. We were very happy with the location - right on the lake with easy access for fishing and kayaking. We had small children along and found the yard and deck had plenty of room for them to play, safe from the water. We spent more time indoors than expected due to rainy weather and found the home spacious and comfortable throughout the stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice! Such good family time.

  • 5 of 5

Our weather was perfect every day! There were plenty of toys for outside fun, young and old alike. The water isn't very clear but we jumped in the middle of the lake to swim so no problem! We did rent a pontoon for 3 days and we had a jet ski with us. There was plenty of room for the 7 of us and we enjoyed cooking, sitting by the fire and playing games. Caarin was very quick to respond to anything we needed. Highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent experience

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying with these owners on Blake Lake. Both times, the cabin was fully stocked, decorated with a log cabin feel, enough room (and then some) for 8 people. It's great how it's dog friendly. We had a wonderful time, we'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic time at the fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

This has been fantastic Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends. The property is great and is located on wonderful Big Blake Lake. Although, weather has not permitted us to fish due to frozen lake, we have already made a decision to come back here in the warmer months. The cabin is fully equipped with all the items you will need and owners responsiveness is great with anything you will need. If you are looking for a cabin getaway in a secluded location on an amazing lake, this is your spot. We all have loved it a lot.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
MSP- Twin Cities International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Eagles Lounge, Thirsty Otter, Sherrards (on lake)
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Luck Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy 8
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Eagles Lounge, Crickets, Thirtsy Otter & others!
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Wild Mountain Ski (and water park)
Nearest Beach
Big Blake Lake (on site), many others nearby
Car: necessary

Located in a convenient location! Fabulous activities to do on the lake, or the adjoining small river. Kayaking, boating, great fishing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, jet skiing (bring your own), eagle and loon watching, and so much more! Located near to the following areas and attractions: Turtle Lake Casino, Cumberland, Wi, Amery, Wi, Balsam Lake, Wi, tons of small wineries with tours, Wild Mountain Ski and Waterpark (alpine slides), Taylors Falls (rock climbing), not far for a day trip to Hayward, Wi, Luck Golf Course, and so much more!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $75
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Rental rates are subject to change without prior notice.

Security Deposit- $500 (Fully refundable with no damage, proper care and cleanup. Will be refunded 14 days after check out.)

Pet Fee- $75/pet. Please contact us for additional information regarding pets before booking.

Please print, fully sign, initial and return the contract to Cabin on Blake with in 7 days. You may email it to us at If this is not complete, your reservation can be cancelled and any funds can be forfeited.

If you wish to rent the pontoon, please send us a separate message as the pontoon rental is not done through this site.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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