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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property


Uniquely finished and intelligently designed for large gatherings! Your extended family and friends will love this place! The Barn House On Portage is situated amongst the Kimberly Wildlife State Management Area which attracts everything from swans, loons, waterfowl, mammals of every kind, even moose! If you are not out enjoying the tranquility of the this nature preserve you can be enjoying all that Portage Lake has to offer! There is something for everyone of every stage of life! This retreat has all the best of what MN has to offer!

Melissa Sjogren
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Melissa Sjogren

The Pen & Cob is run by the Sjogren Family! We are a family of 9 that enjoys the Guesthouse and all it has to offer on weekends when it is not being occupied by our travelers and guests! We especially love the adventure that awaits when we get there...from hunting, fishing, hikes, four wheeling, nature drives, and lakeshore activities there is something for every person!

Melissa Sjogren purchased this barn in 2016

Why Melissa Sjogren chose McGregor

This beautiful property is becoming a family heirloom! Melissa's Dad and Mom built this retreat for their large extended family to enjoy! For 10 years the Fredrickson Family has used this place as their choice to vacation to during the beautiful MN summer nights! In 2016 we are offering it as a wonderful place for others to enjoy too!

What makes this barn unique


McGregor Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom offers all bedding on a Queen size bed.
    Play Room - 8x10 room; toys,pack-n-play, t.v. , movie library &play area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , King Bed is an elite style Air Mat.
    Den - 8x10 room; locking door,vanity, desk, computer and printer
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The Great Room is designed to entertain and allow for a relaxed environment for the entire crowd staying at the guesthouse. The Great Room is 30x24' and will easily serve your large party . There is also a picnic table outside for outdoor eating. We want to accommodate and encourage families to enjoy each others company and use the property as a their reunion site! Our Guesthouse is also a perfect place to gather with your friends for a Retreat; Quilting, Scrapbooking, Hunting, Fishing, or whatever you can dream up! Please note that there is a road that divides the house from the lakeshore.


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(4 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews
Austin Texas

Fun property with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

I was coordination a get together for a group of guys and this property looked interesting. I initially thought it might be a little far north with not a whole lot to do but that was far from the truth. First of all the management amazing which made the experience really enjoyable! The property really everything we needed including a screened in garage so you could have the garage door open but not let any bugs in. The front yard was also very nice. We have 3 different yard games set up all at once!

In addition to the actually property their are fun bars around the area and well as pontoon rentals on Big Sandy, Sand volley ball at Zorba's and an amazing golf course which I wont disclose my score :)

All in all this place is 10 out of 10. We will likely be back throughout the years! Big thanks to the management for being so accommodation and easy to work with. It's very nice to have good people as the management.

Kyle Hughes

Austin, TX/ Hudson, WI

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Weekend with Friends

  • 5 of 5

We loved our weekend at the barn house! The weather wasn't what we expected for the end of June, but there was still plenty to do. There was something to do for all ages. Plenty of yard space for yard games, campfire ring, lakes for fishing, and places to go walking. We will be going back in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large yard

  • 3 of 5

Great yard... Sleeps 12 in beds need to bring your own air beds for more. Kitchen well stocked, good appliances, but too easy to be invaded by flies. Road had gravel truck going by 8 to 5 weekdays. Very unsafe for small children. Well supplies with outdoor games.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great time and great place

  • 5 of 5

great place for a get together of any kind!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Isedor Iverson Airport
Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
Zorbaz on Big Sandy
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
MN National Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
School House Cafe
Nearest Ski
63 Miles
Spirit Mountain Recreation
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Sandy Lake Recreation Area
Car: recommended

The Guesthouse is located 6 Miles West of McGregor, MN.

This little town boasts a ton of fun for all seasons!

2016 The MN Fishing Opener will be held here. they is also have a National Golf Course just North of town, Big Sandy Recreational Area, Rice Lake and Kimberley State Wildlife Management Area a butt this beautiful place. There is Long Lake Conservation Center, Wild Rice Days in September, McGregor Area Fishing Tournament in June, and of course it is also a hot spot for boating enthusiasts, and outdoorsman! Aitkin MN is only 20 minutes away and has everything from Antiquing, quilt shops, bowling alley, gift shops, and a larger centers for necessities. Mille Lacs Lake is a short 30 minute drive from the Guesthouse. However, if you would just like to stay at the house, you are going to find more than enough things to, hiking, boating, kayaking, tubing, water skiing, walking, yard games, bonfire, or simply catch up on some much needed sleep!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Firewood $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $750
Pet Fee $75
Housekeeping $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.88%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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