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Gorgeous Lake O'Brien cabin, 2 hours from Mpls, Pontoon Included!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 18 in beds plus up to 4 more!

Bring your entire family to Lake O'Brien in Crosslake, MN, located 30 minutes from Brainerd and Lake Mille Lacs. With a sandy beach, abundant wildlife and all the comforts of home, this cabin is the perfect getaway! The kitchen includes large granite counters, oven and microwave, cooktop, warming drawer, dishwasher and refrigerator. The kitchen, dining area and living room are located with a open view of the lake. Start a fire for ambiance! Two bedrooms are on the main floor, both with queens, two in the newly finished lower level, both with queens and 1 upstairs with 2 kings and 2 doubles combined with two charming built in bunks in the loft. 3 full bathrooms (1 per floor) are included. Numerous golf courses are minutes away. Use the outdoor fire pit for smores! Washer and dryer. Coffee maker and complete kitchen accessories.

Quilters Paradise!: We have up to 10 individual tables with power available for quilting retreats!

Scrapbooking: We have up to 10 individual 4'-6' tables available for scrapbooking!

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2017

About Greg

We built this cabin because we fell in love with Lake O'brien. The cool clean water, wildlife, mature trees and evening fires are some of the features that make our home a wonderful place to "escape" from the stress and daily grind. Sleep with the window open and hear the loons calling in the spring, it is absolutely serene.

Greg purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Greg chose Brainerd Lakes

With 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a fully stocked kitchen with plenty of room for family, a workout room and 225 feet of sandy beach, this is the place to go to enjoy your next family gathering. With special prices in the summer, fall and winter, it is the perfect place to get away with someone special for a long weekend and relax in front of the stone fireplace.

What makes this cabin unique

Sleeps 18 plus.

Fully stocked kitchen.



4 private bedrooms

A large "bunk room" for groups or kids.

3 full bathrooms

Screen porch

Large deck overlooking the lake

Cable TV at 4 locations


Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved our stay, there was plenty of room for all to do their own thing. It is a great place to have our family together in one place. The kitchen is a cooks dream with plenty of counter space to bake or just gather with snacks etc. Our granddaughters had homework to do, the loft was great for that, they could study yet be a part of our conversations. Football was on the TV for the guys and the gals were playing games and baking cake our son-in-laws birthday.

The weather was great for taking family pictures, with the leaves turning it will be a memory not forgotten. We will definitely come back!
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Crosslake in Crow Wing County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Heated floors for those cool fall mornings!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , Porta Crib Included
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Motorboat
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Conservatory
  • Wood Decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Smoking outside only.


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Gorgeous Lake O'Brien cabin, 2 hours from Mpls, Pontoon Included!
average rating of 4.804124 based on 98 reviews

Fantastic Girls' Weekend Destination

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, comfortable, well-appointed, and clean. Eight women for four nights and we never left! It is even better than the pictures. While the well pump went out on our first evening, the owner was very responsive and had it fixed the next morning. We all agreed we have found our annual destination and can't wait until next year!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad that it exceeded your expectations and look forward to your return!
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Beautiful home on Lake O'Brien

  • 5 of 5

Our family greatly enjoyed our stay at your home. We had 9 Adults, 4 totters and 2 dogs. Their was plenty of room, bathrooms and beds for everyone. We have been on the lake before so we knew what to expect fishing wise. Good small/medium size northern, sunnies and bass. Great lake to kayak on since it did not have larger boats and was sheltered from the wind. The pontoon boat worked great for the little kids and dogs. The kids and dogs loved the sandy beach and not very deep so perfect for little kids. Greg came out and fixed the one minor issue we reported at check-in. Greg was very friendly and helpful. Will definitely keep this on the list for future trips to the cross-lake area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing! Breath taking! Room for all and then some!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is just too perfect! From the home, to the views, the pontoon even the fire pit! The home has everything you need, is immaculately clean, has so much sleeping space, oh my gosh! Perfect! Then you step outside either onto the deck or screened in porch and even more perfection!! Could not believe how crystal clear the sand beach water was!!!! Eagles, loons, deer, fish!!!! Having the pontoon adds to the enjoyment of experiencing the lake! We sang by our bonfires, grilled, fished, played cards, watched movies, went for walks, fishing, ate, ate, ate, and enjoyed the entire stay!!! Being so close to Crosslake is also awesome!!! Plan on an annual return!!! Thank you, we loved it!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cabin for our extended family with kids.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the cabin. The lake was great for our kids ages 3 - 8. There is a sandy bottom, it is very clear and shallow. We brought a lily pad up and the kids spent hours in the water and playing in the sand. The cabin set up was nice for us to make dinners and all eat in the kitchen between the bar and table. The room set up worked well too. It is close to downtown Crosslake so we went into town a few times. Went to the community center and the kids played on the playground, we played on the soccer field and used the pickleball courts. The roads around the cabin were great for biking and running as there isn't much traffic.

We had a bee issue the first day we were there. I called the following morning and someone came out that afternoon to take care of them. Very responsive.

Thanks for sharing your home with us, we had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You won't find a better place to relax and recharge.

  • 5 of 5

We bring four families (6 adults and 8 children ages 4-12) and there is plenty of flexible space, beds, bathrooms and bedrooms in a beautiful house, facing the lake. Lake O'Brian is fun for swimming, (shallow sand bottom near the shore), a place to relax in the sun and listen to the loons or see an occasional bald eagle. The fishing was good for us, plenty of smaller pan fish near the dock, larger perch and bass in the weeds and several even larger fish trolling. There is a large grocery store, available bait, gas and an amazing ice cream parlor near by. But the most amazing thing is the night. The night sky is amazing.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Lake O'Brien cabin

  • 2 of 5

The place was a little crowded for the 14th of us but we made it work. Also, a lot of wasp around the house. When they cleaned fish one of my daughters would be there to kill them to avoid being stung. My husband did get stuck in the ear but that turned out OK to. We also were surprised no one mentioned that the garage was not included in the rental. This would have been nice to carry thinks into the cabin instead of running outside all the time. Refrigerate may have been oversized but we had to limit our purchases to as needed because with 7 different families having to made the meals 1 time during the week we ran out of run and also had to buy ice to keep the beer and pop cold. Otherwise fun was had by all. Enough fish caught for a fish fry, enjoyed seeing eagles come out of their nests and catch fish for their meals, loons were out and got to listen to them when close to the cabin. Pontoon was nice except the life jackets were in water so we ended up taking them out and storing them in the screened porch. This was another great family gathering. This was our 10th year of staying on a lake, our Christmas gift to our children. Works great with great memories. Thank you for letting jus share this memory.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Brainerd International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Brainerd International Raceway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Riverside Inn
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Ski Gull
Car: necessary

Lake O'Brien is 188 acres, and one of the clearest lakes in the state, with water clarity down to 22 feet. The fishing is great for northerns, bass, walleyes, crappies and sunfish. Skiing, after dinner sunset cruise on the Pontoon or a walk through the mature pine forest are just a few of the attractions. World class golf at The Legacy, The Preserve, Deacons Lodge or the local Crosswoods are available close by. For the shopper, you can visit downtown Crosslake and Nisswa, Christmas Point or Fleet Farm. There are numerous restaurants nearbye, but don't miss dinner at the Riverside Inn and an Ice Cream Cone at Lake Country Crafts and Cones in Crosslake. The wild rice at the Bungalow is outstanding. For you winter enthusiasts, the snowmobiling and cross country skiing are unbeatable!

Other Activities: Cross Country Skiing


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Crosslake, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
18 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early June
3 Jun 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 17 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Mid June
17 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 17 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
24 Jun 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late August
12 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 17 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
26 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 17 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £757.2
Cleaning £208.23 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.38%

$1,000 security deposit required. The deposit will be refunded following the cleaning and inspection.

Note: Reservations made more than 4 months prior to arrival may be subject to a rate increase of not more than 5% of the rental amount. Until final payment is made, rates are subject to change without notice

A cleaning fee (plus tax) will apply for all rentals. The amount is typically $265 but may be increased for large groups. Additional fees will apply for weddings and special events. This fee is paid to our cleaning service and covers laundry as well as cleaning. Please note that we expect guests to treat our home well. If you leave our home very dirty, an extra charge will apply and be deducted from your security deposit. Please respect our home.

Pontoon usage is included with week rentals at no additional charge. If you are staying for less than a full week and wish to use the pontoon, the rate is $100 per day and it must be reserved for the entire stay. The pontoon must be left full of gas or a fee of $100 plus the gas will be charged. Note: In the event of mechancial failure, if you paid an extra fee for pontoon use, it will be refunded otherwise no refund will be issued.

All rates are for cash or check. Payment with a credit card will be subject to a convenience fee of 3.5%.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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