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The Cabin at Lake Francis

Bedrooms 5
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property


Just 60 miles south of the Twin Cities Metro area, and 75 miles west of Rochester, Minnesota is your next lake home get away! Located on the shore of beautiful Lake Francis, this property offers the choice of either one or two rental units.

The lakeside cabin, affectionately called the "Nut House", features three bedrooms, a full bathroom, living room, dining room and kitchen. With two queen-sized beds and three twin beds, the Nut House comfortably sleeps seven. There is also a sofa sleeper in the living room.

The second cabin, the "Squirrel's Nest" is located a mere 30 feet behind the Nut House, and is a two bedroom "nest" above the garage. This unit features an additional two bedrooms, a full bathroom, living room and kitchen. With one queen bed and four twin beds, it comfortably sleep six. There is also a sofa sleeper in the living room.

Both units offer central air conditioning, laundry facilities, wireless internet and cable television.

The beach area is clean and weed free, offering a great swimming area that is clearly visible from the deck area off the Nut House. There is also a lakeside fire pit and hammock.

The city of Elysian is just blocks away and offers two convenience stores, several restaurant and bar options, and easy access to the Sakataw Singing Hills bike and snowmobile trail.

More Details

Pete Steinmetz
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018


Elysian Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Nut House Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Squirrel's Nest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Nut House Bedroom One - 1 queen
    Nut House Bedroom Two - 1 queen
    Nut House Bedroom Three - 3 twin/ single , 1 bunk (2 twin), and a pull out twin trundle.
    Squirrel's Nest Bedroom One - 1 queen
    Squirrel's Nest Bedroom Two - 4 twin/ single , 1 bunk (2 twin), a twin daybed, and a pull out twin trundle
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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The Cabin at Lake Francis
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Clean, comfortable cabin

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the Cabin at Lake Francis. The place is very well appointed and provided a comfortable stay while we were visiting Mankato area. I highly recommend this place and will definitely stay there again as we frequent the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin on the Lake

  • 4 of 5

Everthing here was the ultimate relaxing cabin experience. Our host was responsive and respectful. One suggestion would be to depersonalize a bit, and another would be to have the instructions printed and left on the counter for the guests arrival and reference.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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  • 5 of 5

This cabin at Lake Francis has all the goodies. The lake is absolutely amazing and clean. The cabin is wonderful. It has everything a person needs to be able to relax and enjoy a vacation. Plus it was extremely clean and well kept. The owner of the cabin is extremely fair and a great person to work with. I cant explain how much we enjoyed our time. Don't think twice about booking this cabin just do it!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great deck, lovely cabin

  • 5 of 5

Our family (two adults and four young kids) had a wonderful and relaxing stay. This cabin is clean, comfortable, and has every convenience. Lovely deck, swam off the dock, s'mores at the firepit, the works. This is a watercraft lake with motor boats, but not insanely busy or too noisy. The cabin had toys, games, books galore for the kids, and we loved getting out on the paddle boat! Next time we will try out the pontoon!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

The property is very well maintained and cleaned. The cabin has lost of amenities as well- extra kitchen gadgets, books, games, movies, coloring, plus lots of great outdoor seating. You will not be disappointed if you stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time with family. A lot to do and this rental has everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

Had everything we needed. A lot to do including great bike trails . We really had a great family vacation here. The squirrels nest was wonderful because my daughter and her family were able to have their own space.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $250

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Discounts may be available upon inquiry.

Listed rates are for the Nut House only. The Squirrel's Nest is only available as an extended rental of the Nut House and will be vacant if you rent only the Nut House. If you wish to add the Squirrel's Nest to your contract, add the following:
Offseason: +$150/night
Summer: +$1000/week

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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