Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cabin in Pine River - Sanborn Lake Cabin
Great For Swimming, Fishing & Boating! Clean&cozy Cabin And Bunk House (4 bdrm)
Enjoy your time away at this beautiful, quaint & clean cabin on Lake Sanborn in Backus, MN. Listen to the Loons - and watch the two eagles circle the lake - as you enjoy coffee from the deck. Crystal clear water, spring-fed, sand-bottom Sanborn Lake offers 18 foot water clarity (DNR reported!)! That means great fishing & awesome swimming! Backus is located 40 minutes north of Brainerd. We are 2 miles from the Paul Bunyun Bike Trail, 10 miles from Hackensack (Bear Paws movie theater, shops & flea market), and 20 miles from Walker, MN (many shops, restaurants, & Northern Lights Casino). Itasca State Park, the headwaters of the Mississippi River - 1 hour away. Lake Sanborn is a 233 acre lake - desirable fishing lake featuring Northern Pike, Crappies, Walleye, Large Mouth Bass, & a variety of panfish.
The cabin (& bunk house) sleep 9 comfortably. The main level includes a newer kitchen, eating area, living room w/stone fireplace, 1 bedroom w/queen bed (dresser & vanity) and french doors, 1 bedroom w/full bed (dresser & vanity), bathroom w/shower&tub and sink vanity. The upstairs loft includes 1 full bed, 1 twin bed, a dresser - and portable air conditioner. Bunk house w/queen bed (separate from main cabin).
Dock w/bench, canoe and 2 kayaks, variety of life jackets, hammock
Outdoor games: badminton, croquet, frisbees, footballs, 2 smaller bikes, some fishing supplies
Large Variety of Indoor board games and many, many books
TV (no cable) - DVD/VCR player & movies
Portable Air Condition (upstairs loft) and 2 fans
Boombox - CD/tape player
Charcoal grill, Fire Pit
Keurig, Coffee maker, toaster, blender, waffle maker, grilling utensils
Dishes, pots & pans
Linens and towels included - bring beach towels for swimming!
Absolutely NO SMOKING!
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Barbara Romanelli
We are a family of 5 from the Twin Cities, MN. Our children are 15, 13 & 9.
Barbara Romanelli purchased this cabin in 2008
Why Barbara Romanelli chose Pine River
We chose to buy a cabin several years ago - just to have a haven to escape the hustle & bustle and enjoy each other. We fell in love with Sanborn Lake - we love the 'smallness' of the lake (244 acres isn't that small - but you'll never see more than a half a dozen motor boats on the lake at one time), the friendliness of the people, and the quaintness of the cabin.
What makes this cabin unique
The views of the lake are seen from the entire lake side of the home. We love sitting on the dock - drinking coffee in the morning. We love playing games at night - listening to the loons. Just relaxing in the hammock is a treat, too! The lake is crystal clear: spring-fed, sand-bottom & offers 18 ft water clarity (reported by DNR).