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Gorgeous Brand New 'up at the Lake' Home with Modern Features! Great Value!!!!

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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!
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

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

    Min age 25. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Lots of children's toys, baby equipment, tons of childrens DVDs, and more. Please just ask owner. (We do have childrens lifejackets available but PLEASE ALWAYS plan to bring your own that fit your child properly!) ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Some pets may be considered, please contact owner for more details. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master Bedroom w/ sliding door to deck. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

    Bedroom #2- 1 full, 2 twin beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 double, 2 twin/ single

    1 queen, 1 full, 2 twins, and 1 trundle bed...moreless

  • Beds for 13 people, but occupancy with the county licensing allows for 8 maximum on the premises at any time. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    Full Bathroom ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    3/4 Bathroom ...moreless

  • 2 large bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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! ...moreless


  • Books:

    Small selection of books.Free exchange library. Please feel free to take one and leave one! ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Smart Bluray/DVD player offers Netflix access and tons of DVD selection! ...moreless

  • Television:

    Large flat screen TVs, with premium cable - 100's of channels. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Children's toys and other child items....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Good selection of DVDs/Blurays. A large selection of childrens movies. ...moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

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

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Located on a gorgeous lake Big Blake Lake. This lake is the last of a chain of lakes, and is the original starting place for the Apple River. Nesting Loons, Eagles, and other wildlife is present. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Big Blake Lake- Great Lake for fishing, water skiing, tubing, wake surfing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming. ...moreless

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Custom log table has 2 caption chairs and 2 benches. There is also a kitchen island with 3 stools. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    small attached garage for water toys....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Year around- Furnace ...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets and pillows. Extra blankets are available for those that are forgotten at home. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are provided for bathing only. Please bring beach towels. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Pantry Items:

    Some pantry items...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    2 Large refrigerators- one in lower kitchen and one in upper kitchen. Upper has ice and water maker. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Flat top stove...moreless

  • Toaster:



  • Deck / Patio:

    HUGE wrap around deck, completely wrapping around 2 sides of the home. The size of this area will not leave you disapointed! Extra large custom concrete patio at the walk out level. Great spaces! ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Luck Golf Course 10 mins away...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    1 Kayak, 1 Canoe, 1 paddle boat. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Horseshoe pit, bonfire pit. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane Grill ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Wild Mountain Ski area and Trollehaugen Ski area both within 20 mins...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life jackets provided. Please bring appropriate sizes if anything special is needed, especially for children. ...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Season 2016-2017
Oct 16 - May 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,300 $4,500
Early Summer 2017
May 15 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$275 $299
Thu, Fri, Sat
Summer July/Aug Peak 2017
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$325 $350
Thu, Fri, Sat
Late Summer 2017
Sep 1 - Oct 15, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$275 $299
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,925 $6,750
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $75
  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 7.25%


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:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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    "Great hiking! "

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    "Great winery. Fun to visit!"

70 Miles
Nearest Airport
MSP- Twin Cities International Airport
Balsam Lake, WI, USA
Nearest Barpub
Eagles Lounge, Thirsty Otter, Sherrards (on lake)
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Luck Golf Course
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 8
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Eagles Lounge, Crickets, Thirtsy Otter & others!
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Wild Mountain Ski (and water park)
Balsam Lake, WI, USA
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!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Balsam Lake, WI, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Master Bedroom over looks Lake

    Master Bedroom over looks Lake

  • Pontoon avail. separately for rent. Kayak, paddle boat included.

    Pontoon avail. separately for rent. Kayak, paddle boat included.

  • Nice short drive with lots of fun stuff to see on the way up!

    Nice short drive with lots of fun stuff to see on the way up!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 29, 2017

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