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Affordable Lodging on Snowmobile, XC-Ski, Bike/Hiking Trails in Crosslake

Bedrooms 2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath, private deck, 1st floor gear room, fireplace, large yard

Buckskin Guest House is nestled on 58 acres of beautiful woods yet is just a few miles from all that Crosslake and the Whitefish Chain have to offer. Its large private deck overlooks two environmental lakes and the view of the starry sky at night is incredible.

Hiking trails are right outside the door and the bike/walking trail through Crosslake is about a mile away. Close to the swimming beaches, golf courses, boat launches, boat and toy rentals, and more, the Guest House provides a central location for access to fun! And for a night out, enjoy convenient access to the many restaurants and take advantage of the shuttle service that will pick you up and bring you back to the Guest House. Or stay in and have a fire in the private fire pit or grill your own food on either the gas or charcoal grill.

If you’re snowmobiling, a right turn out of the driveway gives you access to the trails north of Crosslake. A left turn takes you on the snowmobile trail to the Crosslake trail heads (and to restaurants, gas, convenience and liquor stores) giving you many different ride options—a different ride every day. No long access spurs or bumpy, windblown lakes to get to the trails. We're on the groomed trail system!

We are one of the closest lodging options for the Nordic Ridge Ski Trail system for cross country skiing. The ski trails can be accessed from the yard by following the snowmobile trail a short ways and pick them up where they cross the snowmobile trail or take a short drive (about 2 miles) to the Crosslake Community Center (located across the lake) and access the trail system from there.

For bike enthusiasts, the Cuyuna Mountain Bike Trail System is only about 20 miles away! Now there's an adventure for sure.

The comfortable 2 bedroom, 1 bath second story Guest House has the “up north” feel with knotty pine, fireplace and all modern amenities. There is sleeping room for 7 with a queen bed in one room, a twin over double bunk bed in the second bedroom, and a double futon in the living room. The first floor “gear room” provides an easy place to store your gear and get it out of your way. The yard is large to accommodate boat or snowmobile trailers.

The modern Guest House is fully furnished and includes bedding and towels. The kitchen is also fully equipped with cookware, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, dishwasher and plenty of counter space. A first floor washer and dryer is also available.

More Details

Cindy Roggenkamp
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Cindy Roggenkamp

Tim and Cindy Roggenkamp have lived in the Brainerd Lakes Area (most recently in Nisswa) for most of their lives. Cindy was an executive in the financial services industry for over 28 years and Tim is a self employed CPA. They enjoy snowmobiling, performing bluegrass music, hunting, and traveling.

Cindy Roggenkamp purchased this chalet in 2014

Why Cindy Roggenkamp chose Central

The Crosslake area combines small town charm and wilderness surrounding the Guest House with so many activities and convenient amenities that it's just a great place to get away to.

What makes this chalet unique

Secluded and Private.

Close to convenience store, gas, restaurants, liquor store, lake access, golf courses, snowmobile trail, hiking and biking trails.


Crosslake Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Sink/Vanity, toilet, shower, shelves for personal items
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Affordable Lodging on Snowmobile, XC-Ski, Bike/Hiking Trails in Crosslake
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Nice, clean and quiet!

  • 4 of 5

Guest house fit our needs completely. We wanted a weekend getaway to enjoy some quiet time and the campfire was nice too. Easy access and close to Crosslake.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Comfortable, relaxing visit

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I had a wonderful stay here. The beds were comfortable and we enjoyed grilling and having dinner on the deck, watching the sun set and listening to the loons on the lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding weekend

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay and the owners we more than happy to help us with anything that was needed!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing place to stay while enjoying the Whitefish Chain

  • 5 of 5

This VRBO rental was a great location to have our couples weekend! The main reason we chose it was they allowed you to stay for a minimum of two nights. That is hard to find when looking to vacation at the Whitefish Chain. We spent our mornings with a walk on the trails right outside of the rental and made breakfast. Our days were spent on the Whitefish Chain, Moonlite Bay let us dock our boat at there. After dinner we came back to the cabin to relax and played cards on the patio which overlooked the woods and wild flowers. Even some Hummingbirds decided to join us. Would highly recommend and plan on visiting again.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were here over the weekend and we really liked the guest house, it's very nice and cozy with lots of entertainment. We got everything we needed at an affordable cost. Owners are very helpful and we got to meet their dog. The dog greeted us in the morning when we were making breakfast. Nice quiet and private area, great for family bonding.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you need lake house

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property. Nice two bedrooms located in secluded lake location. Comfortable layout and furnishings, with everything you need. Big porch to look for birds (lots of them!) in the nearby woods. Lake an easy walk across the property. Owners very nice and helpful --even let us use their garage because of rain. Lots of amenities located nearby.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Moonlight Bay
Nearest Golf
3.7 Miles
Crosswoods Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Moonlight Bay
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Crosslake US Army Corp of Engineers Campground

Crosslake has a small town, neighborhood feel and features dozens of lakes, including the 14 interconnected lakes of the Whitefish Chain of Lakes. In all, the Whitefish Chain includes more than 13,500 acres of water, 119 miles of shoreline, and dozens of bays and islands. The Chain offers great opportunities for boating, fishing, skiing, swimming, and so much more. The dockside restaurants are a favorite in the summers and also provide beautiful views for winter sledders.

The Pine River Dam in Crosslake – at the U.S Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Area—just 3 miles from the Guest House is a sight to see on the Whitefish Chain. You can watch the rushing water from the overlook or cast a line and try your hand at fishing. The Cross Lake Recreation Area offers a wonderful sandy swim beach, nice shady picnic areas and a convenient boat launch with large parking areas. Crosslake is one of the most picturesque communities – year-round – in all of Minnesota. All four seasons are thoroughly enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Recreational opportunities are plentiful throughout the seasons.

And, Crosslake is more than just a stopping point on the road. It is a town offering an amazing hardware store (if you can’t find it there you probably don’t need it), a large, modern grocery store, over a dozen great restaurants (many lakeside), several banks, churches, gas/convenient stores, and shops. And, a sports rental shop is nearby that rents snowmobiles and jetskis. And all these conveniences are just 1-3 miles from the Guest House.

A great thing about the Guest House is how easy it is to get to town (a mile or so and it’s a fairly easy walk or bike ride in the summer and for snowmobilers, you just follow the groomed trail right from the driveway) yet enjoy the seclusion of the 18 acres of woods surrounded by wildlife areas and views of two environmental lakes.


Rates & Availability

Crosslake Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Mar 2 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Dec 21 2017 - Mar 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2018
Mar 19 2018 - May 23 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.38%

Tax includes MN sales tax of 6.875% and the Whitefish Area Lodging Assn. (WALA) tax of 1.0%. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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