A beautiful knotty pine 7 bedroom, 5 bath lake cabin with an excellent sandy beach located on 50 wooded acres with numerous walking trails and unique photo opportunities. Perfect cabin for entertaining with multiple decks, field stone fireplaces, a dining room overlooking the lake that accommodates 14 plus guests, a music area with a baby grand piano, a library and game room, and a Jacuzzi bathroom conveniently located near the lower level exercise room and indoor basketball hoop.
- Cabin5035 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 - 7 nights
Charming "Up North" Lake Cabin For A Family's Enjoyment During All Four Seasons
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 16, 2018
About Bill Johnson
Claire and Bill built their new lake home ten years ago and moved from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul to reside permanently on beautiful and pristine Kimble Lake. The home was designed in a way that accommodated the needs of their growing and athletic family. They have two married daughters who, after they and their husbands graduated from college, returned to the Twin Cities to make their homes. As Claire and Bill say, they are blessed to now have four talented grandchildren. As a result, more time is now spent in the Twin Cities watching and enjoying the many fun activities of their grandchildren. They now plan to spend more time in the cities and have decided to rent their lake cabin from time to time so others can enjoy the many amenities of their lake home. The way their lake home was designed makes it a perfect retreat for other families to enjoy "Up North" living during any of Minnesota's four seasons. Claire loves genealogy and her work as a masterful genealogy detective. Bill loves photography and learning more about his Native American heritage. Their interests are reflected in the design and decor of their lake home.
Why Bill Johnson chose Pequot Lakes
Claire and Bill love this special property known as "Shady Pines". It is not only located on a beautiful small chain of lakes, but is situated on 25 wooded acres which allow for nice walking trails with many photo opportunities. Walking through the woods makes one totally realize the beauty of our Creator's work. Shady Pines will leave renters many good memories of the fun and relaxation of being "Up North" in Minnesota's lake country.
What makes this Cabin unique
Renters will be able to enjoy the sunsets, sunrises and beautiful star formations from either the shoreline dock, from the unique backyard patio, from one of the property's many unique deck areas, or just sitting by a campfire next to the water enjoying delicious s'mores.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
This house offers something for everyone. You won’t be disappointed.
Shady Pines is a wonderful property with plenty to offer. We were a group of ten adults and a toddler. Numerous fish were caught from the dock. The library/game room offered a great place to read with a beautiful lake breeze flowing through the windows. A large family table located off the kitchen allowed everyone to sit down together for meals with a view of the trees and lake. An expansive kitchen island is a great spot to visit with your morning cup of coffee. We enjoyed both the hot tub and the gas fire pit. For those who like a wood fire, there was also a fire pit down by the lake. There are a lot of stairs both in the three level house and the access to the water. However, we had one member of our group unable to take the stairs. He stayed in a main floor bedroom with easy access to kitchen, dining, family room and upper deck.
Really enjoyed our stay. Home, grounds and beach/dock area have everything you could ask for in a very well thought out fashion. Lake is small but very clean and clear. We especially loved the large dining room and the outdoor gas fire pit. And the two dishwashers :)
Great for big families!
My wife and I, my four adult children and their spouses and my four grandchildren (ages 1 to 12) all visited Shady Pines in mid-July. The seven bedrooms, three with king beds, two with queen beds, one with 2 sets of bunk beds and one with 2 twin beds was perfect for us. From the many bathrooms - to the jacuzzi tub, the outdoor hot tub, the deck, the outdoor fire places and the dining table that sat 14 - it was all perfect for us. The home fit our family wonderfully. Bill and Claire were excellent hosts and they have thought of everything. We loved our stay there and everyone said that they would be very happy to visit again in the future. You won't be disappointed!
We really enjoyed our stay. Love the swimming beach and the dock. great fishing. The house is beautiful and worked great for our family.
Beautiful place! The place was well furnished!
Our family had a great time, love the place. Shady Pines is a great family vacation! The cabin is top notch. Even on a rainy day, there is enough space for everyone, to either be together playing games or reading a book. The private beach is a wonderful place for kids to play in the sand and a great place to sit and watch the lake or take a nap. Thanks to great owners, Bill and Claire!
Perfect week at Shady Pines
Once again our four generation family spent a fabulous week at Shady Pines. The accommodations are amazing with plenty of room for all of us. The addition of the kayaks this year provided many hours of fun on the lake for everyone. We enjoyed our week so much and are always so sad to see our time come to an end. Thank you, Bill and Claire, for sharing your "little piece of Heaven" with our family.
Thank you for sharing your family photos of your special four generation week at our lake home, and for the the kind words in your review about your stay at Shady Pines.
... Bill and Claire Johnson
Our cabin rental is located in the heart of Minnesota's lake country in the beautiful Brainerd Lakes area and just off the Paul Bunyan scenic roadway. The much used Paul Bunyan Trail for walkers and bikers is only 5 minutes away and access to the well known Whitefish chain of lakes is just across the road that leads to our cabin. The Whitefish and Breezy Point golf courses are within a 10 minute drive from our cabin as are many unique dining establishments. Our cabin is the prefect place to fully enjoy northern Minnesota's outdoor beauty.
A cleaning fee is to be paid and will be determined by the number of guests the renter brings to the cabin. The minimum cleaning fee is $450.00 and is to billed along with the refundable damage deposit.