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

Balsam Lake, WI, USA
  • Cabin2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

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!


Joe and Caarin Pannkuk

Member Since 2014
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 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 Georgetown

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!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 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.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower, Full Bathroom
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, 3/4 Bathroom
      • 2 large bathrooms

      Location Type

        • Beachfront
          Small beach located on site.
        • 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.
        • Waterfront
          Big Blake Lake- Great Lake for fishing, water skiing, tubing, wake surfing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming.


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Garage
                      small attached garage for water toys.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Year around- Furnace
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                      Sheets and pillows. Extra blankets are available for those that are forgotten at home.
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                      Towels are provided for bathing only. Please bring beach towels.
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Full set.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Gorgeous open concept kitchen with oversized kitchen island.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Some pantry items
                        • Refrigerator
                          2 Large refrigerators- one in lower kitchen and one in upper kitchen. Upper has ice and water maker.
                        • Stove
                          Flat top stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Custom log table has 2 caption chairs and 2 benches. There is also a kitchen island with 3 stools.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  Small selection of books.Free exchange library. Please feel free to take one and leave one!
                                • DVD Player
                                  Smart Bluray/DVD player offers Netflix access and tons of DVD selection!
                                • Games
                                  Many board games to choose from.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Premium cable channels
                                • Television
                                  Large flat screen TVs, with premium cable - 100's of channels.
                                • Toys
                                  Children's toys and other child items.
                                • Video Library
                                  Good selection of DVDs/Blurays. A large selection of childrens movies.


                                    • 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!
                                    • Golf
                                      Luck Golf Course 10 mins away
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      1 Kayak, 1 Canoe, 1 paddle boat.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Horseshoe pit, bonfire pit.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Propane Grill
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Wild Mountain Ski area and Trollehaugen Ski area both within 20 mins
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Life jackets provided. Please bring appropriate sizes if anything special is needed, especially for children.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                            • museums
                                            • churches
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • marina
                                            • cinemas
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • theme parks
                                            • water parks
                                            • winery tours
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • paddle boating
                                                • antiquing
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • bird watching
                                                • 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

                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • 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 www.CabinOnBlake.com. Visit our calendar page and fill out the inquire information. We will return your email within 24-48 hours. Thank you!

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                              26 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Excellent experience

                                                              Stacy S.

                                                              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!

                                                              Fantastic time at the fantastic place

                                                              Paul N.

                                                              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.

                                                              Had a great stay at Cabin on Blake Lake...

                                                              David D.

                                                              The cabin was clean and well lit. We had 2 two year olds along with us, so we really appreciated all of the toys and games that were provided. The neighborhood was very nice, and was always peaceful and quiet. There were 2 stores close by for any supplies like bait , or firewood. I would recommend this cabin to any family with younger children and we would definitely pick this site again for our family vacation next summer.

                                                              awesome lake house for families - especially good for kids and dog


                                                              We had a great long week at the Cabin on Blake. The cabin was especially good for kids (ours 2 and 5), particularly the yard for games, the fire pit for smores, the beach/dock for swimming, and the lake for tubing and fishing (also the selection of movies for the one rainy day). The kitchen was well stocked, the grill very handy, and the huge deck awesome for hanging out. The fishing (primarily bass and panfish) was very good and always kept the kids and adults entertained. I would highly recommend the Cabin on Blake for a family lake house vacation!

                                                              Very nice get away!

                                                              Dawn N.

                                                              It was a very good value for the money spent. We enjoyed ourselves and the grandchildren enjoyed jumping off the end of the dock. A good time was had by all!


                                                              Ann E.St Paul, MN

                                                              I'd highly recommend this property, especially to anyone with small children. I was specifically looking for a cabin with a sandy beach/shore and easily accessible for little feet. This cabin also came with tons of awesome kids beach and outdoor toys.

                                                              Adults had a wonderful time as well. Beautiful cabin inside, well stocked. The deck was awesome with beautiful views and comfortable seating areas. Great fishing, quiet lake. Caarin was friendly and very easy to work with. We would go back!


                                                              Balsam Lake, WI, USA

                                                              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!


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              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 CabinonBlake@gmail.com. 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.

                                                              26 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.8/5
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