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Beautiful Brand New Cabin on Balsam Lake! 5500 SF! 75 Min from MSP! Cozy & Quiet

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 5,500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

7 Beds, 5 Bath, 12+ Seating, Vaulted Ceilings, Amazing Shore, 2 Lake Restaurants

Only 75 min from St. Paul, Minnesota, this beautifully remodeled resort in Polk County, Wisconsin was COMPLETELY remodeled in 2015/2016. It is situated on the east side of Balsam Lake - where you’re able to enjoy its beautiful waterscape sunsets from both the cabin or the large, 8 person seat at the end of the dock.

This lodge is very spacious with over 5,500 square feet, complete with 7 bedrooms, a living room, family room, entertainment room, spacious kitchen, mud room, and much more. The living room has vaulted ceilings and a log fireplace where you can curl up on the couch for late night movies on the 60” TV. The family room area is great for the kids to hang out and play or watch their own movies on another 60" TV. Or enjoy a game of pool, ping pong, Foosball or shuffleboard - all in the lower level! And the entire family can enjoy meals together in the fully equipped kitchen and huge, 18' custom dining table that seats your entire group!

The cabin’s 7 bedrooms are furnished with 6 queens and 7 bunk beds (14 twins). Every bedroom has a closet large enough to fit a crib mattress and/or Pack & Play – doubling as a separate sleeping space for families. The cabin also has 5 bathrooms, complete with 9 sinks, 2 showers and 2 shower/tub combos.

The property has a large, level yard and a huge, 1,000 SF dock with plenty of space for your boat to tie-off. Up to 2 boat lifts are also available for an additional fee. The end of the dock is a spacious, 16’x12’ sundeck and is also furnished with a 12’ bench that comfortably seats 8 adults – perfect for enjoying sunsets or the frequent, late night fireworks from neighboring cabins around the lake. Your children will absolutely love the sandy shore/lake bottom and the 10’ waterslide! Plus, out 100 feet from shore, the water is just 3-4 feet deep – plenty of ‘safe’ water for your kids to play for hours! The fire pit will also satisfy the evening sweet-tooth for those who enjoy s’mores or other campfire meals and treats.

Balsam Lake itself has much to offer – 2000+ acres of beautiful water, sandy lake bottom and great bays for water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing and all other water sports. With 7 occupied islands (and many smaller ones) and over 65 miles of shoreline, you’ll never run out of lake to explore! There is also great fishing (panfish and sport fish - including walleye), a restaurant you can reach by boat, and a marina with pontoon and fishing boat rental and a gas pump for fueling up on the lake! Plus, the natural springs that feeds the lake help to keep the water circulating and cleaner than manmade lakes. Wild life at the lake is a bonus enjoyment – turtles, loons, ducks, eagles, deer and even black squirrels! Downtown Balsam Lake is a quaint little strip and also fun to explore – great ice cream shop (a must-visit spot if your group has little ones), antique store, bait and tackle shop, dollar store, taverns, restaurants and more.

Winter activities are also a highlight of this cabin. Snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snow shoeing are all enjoyable activities on the frozen tundra or the 18 mile Cattail State Trail. Plus, Balsam Lake’s ice fishing could arguably top its summer fishing! After a short 25 minute drive, you can find yourself at either of the region’s best downhill ski areas – Wild Mountain or Trollhaugen! Not to mention, both have awesome outdoor summer fun activities as well.

We know a great, large lake place is hard to come by. That’s why we are excited to share ours with you! We hope you’ll feel right at home as you walk in the door of our cabin… We know you will make special memories together as you enjoy both the cabin and this beautiful lake in this peaceful “Up North” setting.

Please contact us with any questions; we are happy to help!

More Details

Bradley Arkell
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Bradley Arkell

Our family of 19 had rented cabins for years - with great stress of finding a place that could actually accommodate us all. Countless hours would go into the search for the best place each season - only to be repeated again because accommodations were never perfectly suitable. We're cabin folk, and we love a good time with family at the lake.

Bradley Arkell purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Bradley Arkell chose Balsam Lake

We took the plunge in 2014 and decided to buy a property to use ourselves but decided it was so perfect that we should also share with other families - like you!

What makes this cabin unique

It's huge! And it really is an amazing cabin. Beautiful inside and an amazing lot and lakeshore outside. What more can we say?


Balsam Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 25 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Main Floor Half Bath - Off Mud Room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main Floor Master
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor - Main Bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Second Floor - Back Bath
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower Level Bath
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , 2nd Floor - Lake View & Balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor - Lake view & Balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor - Lake View from Balcony
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed , Lower Level
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed , Lower Level Bunk Room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2nd Floor - Large closet with twin bed - Lake View & Balcony
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Main Floor Master with Twin & Trundle Bed - Slight Lake View
  • All bedrooms have closets large enough for a crib mattress and/or Pack & Play Crib (2 of each provided). A few are walk-in closets and are large enough to serve as small toddler rooms.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful Brand New Cabin on Balsam Lake! 5500 SF! 75 Min from MSP! Cozy & Quiet
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Awesome space for a large group!

  • 5 of 5

My group had 14 people and I would bet this place had enough room for double that. The great table was perfect for group dinners and the dock provided plenty of hangout room to boot. Everything was perfect upon arrival and Brad was very helpful in making sure we had all the information we needed both for the house and the community to have a good time. I would definitely come back if the need arises again!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect place to bring our family together

  • 5 of 5

We were able to bring our son's families together for a great time. There was so much to do, the game room downstairs, the beach, slide, and pier. The grandkids loved the water and being able to run freely with the huge grass area. The home was also good for family meals, we could all sit around the table. Because of the three levels if someone wanted time also there was space to get away. We also were blessed to see so much of the wildlife there, a bear visited one morning. One afternoon a baby woodpecker fell out of the tree and we were able to watch his mother guide him back home., One grandson caught his first fish and was able to see an Eagle catch one. He told us that it was the best day of his life. It was a great memory for us all and we look forward to go again.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing in every way!! WOW!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family was completely blown away by the beauty of this stunning lake home. Every need was met; beds were comfortable, kitchen was well-stocked, space was ample, and the lake was so easily accessible and a joy to splash around in!!!! Brad and his family were such a pleasure to work with and answered all of our questions promptly and with care. We absolutely loved our stay and hope to come back every year!! Thank you so much for the amazing hospitality and for sharing your little piece of heaven with us!! We made memories to last a lifetime! ~Dorothy's Crew~

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Beautiful! We will be back!!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do this cabin justice - it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Very spacious. Comfortable beds. Clean. Well-stocked kitchen and bathrooms. Awesome views. The lower level with ping-pong, shuffleboard, pool, checkers, etc. is great! The lake is nice and clear. Nice bench on the dock to watch the gorgeous sunsets. And, we were catching sunfish and bass right off the dock. Owners were awesome to work with and quick to respond to any questions we had. I can't say enough good things about our experience. My only regret is that we didn't have more time there. We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Christmas retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the best time at this beautiful cabin. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas, our grandkids loved the tall tree. The cabin was very spacious and had everything we needed. We really enjoyed the game room and sledding on the lake. It was fun making Christmas dinner with the family in the fully stocked kitchen. We had a great time and would love to celebrate family time in this wonderful cabin again. Thank you so much for sharing your great house with us!

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We had our family vacation here from 07/23/17 thru 07/27/17 and it was awesome! Everyone had a great time. Fishing was really good also! One of the grandsons (he is almost 6) wants to go back to the cabin and stay for 100 days!! It was a very comfortable stay and Brad answered all of my questions very quickly and was very accommodating!!

Thank you Brad and family for everything!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We worked very hard to make our place perfect for multi-generational families. We've heard that several kids have said they never want to leave - we don't either! Blessings to you.
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Nearest Airport
77 Miles
Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Paridise Landing
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Five Flags Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Paridise Landing
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Cleaning Fee $290 + Tax
Boat Lift - Pay $200 $0
Property Damage Protection $59

Rates are subject to change until Reservations are confirmed.
Check-In Time: 4:00pm
Check-Out Time: 10:00am
Rules & Guidelines will be sent prior to your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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