About the property
- House2500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
For complete information, see our full website - Minnesota Wilderness . com!
Absolutely unique, ultimate privacy on 91 acres with 1630 feet of hard, sandy lakeshore (perfect for swimming) on a beautiful Burrows Lake in the heart of Minnesota Wilderness. Rent your own classic Minnesota lake retreat in Minnesota resort country.
The house (the ONLY house on the property!) has been painstakingly renovated and updated for year-round use. Perfect for summer swimming and boating. Glorious for winter sports and fall hunting. The house is completely winterized, with a great fireplace. Roads and the driveway are plowed all winter.
Come to Burrows Lake Cabin for the ultimate in privacy, 400 thread count sheets, luxury mattresses, a huge, old rock fireplace, formal dining room, glorious views of the lake - all 25 feet from your own private 1630 feet of sandy lakeshore!
Field of Dreams and Bob Dylan fans: See our full web site (link below) for wonderful Moonlight Graham and Bob Dylan connections to this property!
We can help you design a custom wilderness vacation, specializing in gorgeous sandy swimming and boating beach. Great for swimming kids! Mountain bike, hike, camp, hunt. In winter, ATV and Snowmobiling on miles of trails. We help you arrange wilderness weeks for women (kayaking, then high tea in the gazebo lakeside before your massage, anyone?), real comfort for hunters, snowmobilers, and outdoors types. Renters, you have permission to hunt on prime deer and grouse land during your stay. If you're feeling cuddly rather than adventurous, snuggle down with a mystery novel in a leather lounge chair by the fireplace with muffins and coffee for a lazy, snowy afternoon! The woods await you!
For a full description and many pictures, see our website below.
Keywords: Minnesota Lake, Wilderness, cabin, house, privacy, seculsion, woods
Gay Reese & Russ White
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Gay Reese & Russ White
We love Northern Minnesota - Itasca County, in the middle of the Chippewa National Forest is gorgeous. My husband is a consultant for not-for-profit boards (SouthCabinGroup), I am a researcher and author (Unbinding the Gospel Series). We love the woods - this is where we'd rather spend time than anywhere! We hope you enjoy the place we love best!
Gay Reese & Russ White purchased this House in 2006
Why Gay Reese & Russ White chose Balsam
It's remote, gorgeous, private, restored classic cabin on a beautiful fishing lake and one of the most unique properties in lake and woods country. Only house on 91 acres with 1630 feet of shoreline (unbelievable amount of land and lakeshore)!
What makes this House unique
Owner speaks English, French and Spanish
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
My wife and I brought our 3 small children and we all had an amazing time. We were blown away by how secluded the cabin seemed. Gay and Russ did an awesome job setting this up for a very relaxing time. We enjoyed hours of sitting out on the dock fishing, eating dinners in the outdoor gazebo, and sitting by the campfire. The lake was very peaceful and we had a great time kayaking and exploring. The surrounding area was also very quiet with hardly any traffic. We were amazed by how thick the forests in the area were. We were able to witness all types of wildlife and even saw a wolf crossing the road one morning on our way back from the bait shop. We would recommend this cabin to anyone who wants to get away for a while and who isn't concerned about sitting in front of the TV all week.
Peaceful Getaway, Even For Families With Children
We have heard about "cabin life up north," but this was the first time we experienced it for ourselves. We were nervous, but this cabin and location won us over. Even with our three young children, our days were relaxing and full of simple joys. We swam (even early in the season the lake was warm enough), sat on the dock, hiked the path, read, puzzled, played games, made art, cooked meals, sang, watched a movie, and sat around and talked. The surrounding area provided some adventures for our littles when they needed a change of scene, especially the Children's Museum in Grand Rapids. But we simply stayed on-site most of the time, free of obligations and interruptions. Our hosts are well-versed in the art of hospitality. The cabin is well-equipped, charming, cozy, and delightful. This is an ideal place to get away and seek peace.
What a place!
This cabin was just what it was advertised. Very nice and isolated. It was such a delight to watch the deer and different animals come and go. The lake was good for fishing also! What a relaxing, enjoyable time.
A breath of fresh air
Our whole family has been gushing about our week at Burrows Lake since we got home last month. Our time there was simply a breath of fresh air for all of us. Our children loved the freedom to run and frolic and fish and splash in the water. The lake bottom is sandy, but firm, and shockingly was still weedless in August! We loved kayaking on the calm still lake, and fishing from the dock (tons of fish of different sizes and types to be caught!). We were thrilled to pick our fill of ripe raspberries and blackberries as we walked the property. But perhaps the very best part was the distraction free, quiet, atmosphere. We were so thrilled to step out of our van upon arrival and listen closely and hear.....nothing!
I know most people want to know the nitty-gritty when they are reading the reviews. I know I am always curious to know if a VRBO is clean and well appointed. This cabin had a beautiful layout, was very clean, and all beds and furniture were very comfortable. There were plenty of towels/dishes/etc and the hosts have thought of just about every detail to make it a very comfortable place to stay. Our favorite place in the house was the dining room with huge windows overlooking the lake--it's the perfect place to savor a cup of coffee in the early morning!
Great place to recharge
This year was our second stay at the Burrows Lake Cabin and it was delightful. The cabin has everything you need and is very comfortable. Gay and Russ are experienced at vacation rentals and that makes it to much more comfortable to stay there. As children our family owned a cabin just a few miles from Burrows Lake and we so miss the serenity and untamed wilderness this area has to offer. It is like no other place, the lake is clean, sandy and free of leaches and other water bugs so the swimming is endless. Walks are refreshing and full of wildlife and berries. The cabin is on the east side of the lake so plan on walks or fishing in the morning, swimming after the sun warms up, a quiet dinner while enjoying the sunset over the lake and then fireside for some stargazing. That is as good as it gets and this cabin is where it’s at.
We recently visited this cabin for the second time. Our entire family looks forward to kayaking and enjoying the beautiful surroundings. The cabin is comfortable and well kept. The lake is quiet and serene. Great place to relax and get away from it all! We will definitely be back a third time!
Canoeing, Ice Fishing, ATV trails, Scrapbooking, Stained Glass Making, skiing, snowshoeing
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Guests assume all liability for their safety at the lake. We recommend that families with very young children since them continually since it is so close to the lake - most parents have small children wear life vests all day. We reserve the right to charge your credit card for any damages or unusual cleaning costs.