Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Cute real log cabin
It was a cute, clean cabin, and well secluded and quiet. It had nice dishes and cookware. Fire pit and available wood was really great. The minor things to note are the bedrooms don't have much privacy; 2 of the 3 rooms are open lofts. My friends and I know each other well so this wasn't an issue for us, but could be for others. The larger basement bedroom doesn't have windows. The doors to the bathrooms are difficult to close. It would be nice to have a sturdier dining table. The leaves to make the table full size slope and I kept worrying things would fall off. Chris was very friendly and accommodating and was usually quick to respond. Overall a really cozy cabin on a beautiful piece of property.
Fun family getaway
Thoroughly enjoyed our family getaway in Park Rapids! The cabin was rustic and pretty cool. The deck could use some work and shrubs needed trimming but all in all it was an enjoyable place!
Not well maintained
Our family stayed in Park Rapids for four nights, we have two children under six and two adults. We enjoyed the town, Long Lake and the pontoon rental.
When we arrived at the cabin we noticed there was a large hornets nest directly over the front door with many wasps circling. We had to use back door in and out of cabin for first 2 days. The cabin was not clean when we arrived. We found a bathroom with hair on the toilet and in the tub, along with a black gunk on the shower curtain. In one of the bedrooms there was a curtain that was moldy and hair on a pillow. The BBQ grill wasn’t cleaned from a previous use and there were cobwebs on light fixtures and in corners. The deck outside is rundown. The wood is rotting through to the point of the top board missing in many spots along the railing and having rusty nails exposed and pointing up in the air. We texted Chris who agreed to come by the next day to see our concerns. He came in with his Mom and Dad who all helped him clean the bathroom, replace shower curtains, change bedding and take the curtains out of the bedroom upstairs. He even delivered a new grill brush. Chris apologized for the state the cabin was found in telling me that his cleaning lady had the day off and he cleaned it himself. He said he knew about the wasp nest, the shower curtain, and the window curtain upstairs and the deck but just hadn’t replaced any of them prior to our stay. Chris said he was currently accepting bids for replacing the deck.
Even though our vacation started rough and the fore mentioned state of the cabin had a lot to do with that. We enjoyed our stay in Park Rapids and at Long Lake. It’s a beautiful area our family has been going to for many years.
This review isn't a fair and accurate review of my property at all. I first noticed the hornets only 1 day before Eileen and her families stay. I immediately sprayed the nest with hornet killer. I did this twice before her stay at my cabin. There were still a few last hornets still flying around so I left a can of the hornet killer there to spray once more after Eileen arrived to completely eradicate the hornets. My rustic cabin is just that. It isn't brand new and isn't The Hilton. It's a 30 year old cabin on beautiful Long Lake. Eileen sent pics of what she claimed was hair that she found on a pillow and toilet. She sent me a pic and I wasn't able to see any hair on the pillow or toilet. She also said that other areas weren't clean. After inspecting these areas it wasn't that they weren't clean but rather old products that had lost their "new shine." I'm proud however how we handled their concerns. We agreed on a time that we could meet and address any of their issues. We quickly replaced the shower curtain and washed the floors in both bathrooms. I showed them that even after the second cleaning they still look dull and faded as opposed to bright new and shiny that you would find with a brand new cabin. We then went to the bedroom and looked for hair which I found none. However, I purchased a complete new set of sheets and I replaced the sheets with the new set. I washed the other bathroom as well and showed him that the bathroom was actually clean before but tile and hardwood was 30 years old. My deck is old but it is still very nice and safe place for people to enjoy. I'm proud how I handled the Revland's concern. I'm very happy that they enjoyed Park Rapids and hope they return in the future.
It would be tough to hold 10 in this placel. kitchen is nice but otherwise the place is a little run down and not well maintained. beds are small, A/C is marginal, bathrooms so-so. the deck is run down and a simple clearing of brush would make it a little more scenic. you are not on lake and there is NO swimming as the dock is located in about 1 foot of water and 3 feet of muck. Long lake is really nice and the access is quick with boat. it is quiet at end of street.
Dave, thanks for your comments about your stay. As advertised it is a rustic cabin on Long Lake. Keep in mind your stay isn't at a Holiday Inn but in a nice cabin on beautiful Long Lake. We did upgrade our A/C system on 7/26. Our bay is shallow and not advertised to have a swimming beach but rather ample docking and quick access to Long Lake. Thanks again.
Life’s a breeze on Long Lake
Everything about the cabin to the owner was great. It was very easy to communicate with Chris. Place was awesome. Fishing was great. The only reason for the 4 stars on the overall was that we couldn’t get the hot water for the shower to work. But we managed. Thanks Chris!!!
I'm so sorry about the shower issue. I don't understand why you wouldn't have mentioned it to me the instant you noticed the problem. I checked out the problem and had it fixed in 10 minutes. I'm glad the rest of your stay was wonderful however. Please come again.
Nice Rustic Cabin
The cabin met all of our needs and Chris was very responsive to our inquiries.