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Hideaway: Private, Secluded Retreat On Pristine Wasson Lake

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Details
Property
cabin
People
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cabin in Bigfork - The Hideaway on Wasson Lake

3+ BR, 3 Baths, Sleeps 8, Spacious, Refurbished, On a Private Lake

Formerly listed as 'Hideaway' with Loon Point Resort.

Refurbished year-round lake home with knotty pine interior on 25 acres of Minnesota woodland, 600 feet of lake frontage with 100 feet of solid sand bottom at the dock area. Perfect for couples, honeymooners, or families on vacation.

Spacious main level with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large kitchen/living area with wood-burning stove, and screened porch with table/chairs for outdoor dining; on lower-level, 1 additional bath and large rec room/bedroom that opens on to outdoor patio; rec room includes satellite TV and Internet access (e-mail or text only; no streaming video).

Central heating, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. Bedrooms: 1 king bed, 1 with 2 twin beds, 1 with a double bed, 1 pullout queen sofa in lower level.

Private dock and screened gazebo; fish cleaning table, life jackets, 14' Lund fishing boat, Honda 9HP motor, 1 tank of gas, and Grumman 17' Standard Aluminum canoe provided. There is no public access to Wasson Lake; guests may NOT launch their own boats or other water craft.

Lakes holds pan fish, bass, Northern, and crappies. We can't guarantee it but last season a couple of decent Walleye Pike were pulled out of the lake. Remember to bring your fishing gear.

**NOTE: All bedding (sheets, blankets, pillows) is provided; however, guests must bring their own kitchen and bath towels, other personal items, and fishing gear. Guests provide their own meals.

Much of the forest around Wasson Lake is second and third growth and is currently dying. Thus, in 2013, we began an overdue project of forest stewardship by selectively harvesting overgrown poplars and aspen, and planting over 4500 new red pine, white pine and hardwood seedlings. Within a very short time, we will see a beautiful new forest begin to emerge. This summer we spotted Red Pine that are now almost 3 feet tall. The forest is coming!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Jessika & Casey, Managers
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 September, 2016
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About Jessika & Casey, Managers

We are retired university professors with deep connections to the beauty of northern Minnesota. When we moved to Rochester, NY from Minneapolis (in 1989), we kept this cabin because we knew we could never replace it with anything better. We build the original cabin in 1975, remodeled it extensively around 2008, added new appliances around 2013, and have tried to make it an enjoyable place to relax, commune with nature, and restore our "souls."

Our local managers are Casey and Jessika, who will be available for your questions and needs during your stay at The Hideaway.

Jessika & Casey, Managers purchased this cabin in 1975

Why Jessika & Casey, Managers chose Minnesota

25 acres of private woodlands on a beautiful lake with no public access. Heaven in the woods!

What makes this cabin unique

Private, secluded, quiet, beautiful, relaxing, comfortable, just enough connection with the noisy world! Fully equipped for gourmet cooking and dining, comfortable sleeping, and relaxing days at our lakefront.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Hideaway: Private, Secluded Retreat On Pristine Wasson Lake
average rating of 4.5263157 based on 19 reviews
5

Loved It

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the hideaway. The cabin was beautiful and had everything we needed. One of the main reasons we picked this property was that the cabin also included the use of a boat and motor. We spent most of our time on the water fishing with great results. We really lucked out , the fall colors were spectacular and the weather was perfect. We would highly recommend a stay at the hideaway and we plan to do the same again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John: So glad you enjoyed your stay at our place, the Hideaway on Wasson Lake. Since we no longer live in Minnesota we are unable to enjoy the beauty and quiet of September and the fall season but very glad you were able to. During our summer stay, we always get out in the fishing boat, taking a cruise around the lake to see what's happening: baby loons, the young eaglets, a deer or two along the shore line, and sometimes a few beaver. Hopefully you were able to enjoy the canoe, which lets you go places on the lake where the fishing boat cannot go. Thank you for your positive review--but most of all we're glad you had a good visit to the Hideaway. Hope you make it next year. Mary Boyd, Owner
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5

Quiet, spacious retreat

  • 5 of 5

My significant other and I had a lovely time at the Hideaway. We arrived late on Labor Day so the lake was quiet that evening and throughout the week. We took the boat out on the lake most days to fish and enjoy the sunsets. We enjoyed cooking and grilling every night. Be sure to bring charcoal and lighter fluid with you! The local Scenic Pines Store does have charcoal and a few other essentials if you forget anything and don't feel like driving too far. We made campfires most nights, too. The house is spacious but still cozy. We used the kitchen table for doing puzzles and the table on the screen porch for meals. We had family visit for a night and the kids loved having their own twin beds. The amount of land was astonishing to me as a city dweller. My dogs were in heaven.

We brought our bikes and were able to do some bike riding. I was limited with my cruiser bike on the gravel roads around Wasson Lake but my significant other had a lot of fun with his mountain bike. We also biked once to the Scenic Pines Bar & Grill, which is next door to the store. I had the advantage in that bike ride!

We also enjoyed going to Scenic State Park just about 20 minutes away and hiking the beautiful and unique Chase Point Trail. There is much more to do at the park, including a beach, free loaner fishing poles, and kayak/paddle board rentals. We went on from the state park to Bigfork and had a delicious pizza delivered across the parking lot to the local bar. The bartender there makes a very good Moscow Mule. The grocery store in Bigfork is a decent size and has anything you'd need to restock or supplement what you bring up with you. We were very happy that we brought groceries and alcohol with us and then just got a few things mid-week at the store in Bigfork.

It was a nice experience and we highly recommend this property to folks who want some quiet time in nature with modern conveniences.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Hideaway. We are delighted that you had an enjoyable, relaxing time. September--and October--can be a simply gorgeous time in northern Minnesota and you were able to experience it. We bike when we spend time there and plan to utilize the Mesabi Trail next year. It starts in Grand Rapids and goes to Ely. Your comments about bringing groceries, beverages, and charcoal makes me think I need to make it clearer in the web site that the Hideaway is a housekeeping cabin, thus guests will need to bring those items. Thank you for your comments.
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4

The Hideaway is a very nice vacation home

  • 4 of 5

You have a beautiful home and property!! It was fun watching the hummingbirds daily. We fished and canoed everyday and caught some fish! 3 big bass , one small mouth and 2 large mouth. 2 small northern a and some bluegills!! We saw 3 otters playing along the shore lines and the Eagles and their babies flying around everyday!

The screen room at the house and down by the lake were very nice as well. We were so busy having fun that we realized on our last day that we never even turned on the TV! Also had campfires every night!

It was a very nice vacation at a really nice home!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Debra: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Hideaway. We make every effort to provide a place that others will enjoy as much as we do. It sounds as if you enjoyed the very amenities we enjoy. Weather permitting, we eat most of our meals on the screen porch--or at the gazebo--and spend hours at the lake shore watching the wildlife, reading, and taking photographs. When we were there in July, we watched the young eaglets begin their flying lessons. One even flew directly over the cabin not more than 25 feet above us. Happened too quickly to get a photo, however. We don't do much fishing any more but other guests and folks around the lake comment on the quality of the fishing so it must be okay! Thank you for being our guest and please keep us in mind for your 2017 north woods get-away! Mary & Don Boyd, Owners
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Jordan, MN
4

Beautiful property. Private. Cabin is roomy.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our week here. The cabin is very comfortable and has everything you need.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Hideaway. We strive to provide our guests with a comfortable, well-equipped cabin and it sounds as though we were successful. Very glad you had a good time. Best regards, Mary Boyd, Owner
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Not a good week!

  • 2 of 5

Arrived at the Hideaway on Saturday, August 6th. Knew things were not going to be good when I saw a mouse trap. Along the refrigerator there were four drawers holding silverware and one’s empty. In each drawer found mouse droppings. Immediately sent a text to the property manager asking if what I was seeing was in fact mouse droppings and if they have had issues with mice. I received a call back indicating that yes, the owners of the house had been staying at the house the last week and had caught two mice. She then told me that they had had issues with mice in the past but thought they had the problem fixed. We found mouse dropping throughout the kitchen and some downstairs. The Manager was very apologetic and acted like she wanted to make sure we were happy as they did not want a bad review listed on their property. I had told her that we would need to wash every kitchen item for fear that mice had been crawling around on them. In total, we caught 6 mice being there from Saturday – Friday. We ended up leaving Friday fed up with it all. Not my idea of a vacation when you have to store all your food items in either the microwave or oven for fear of mice getting in your food. And washing dishes by hand and storing in the dishwasher instead of cabinets.

The most frustrating part is the way this has been handled. I have sent several messages to the property manager hearing back a couple of times that they were conversing with the owners. Sent another message Sunday and Monday. The response back was she had sent another email right then and if she didn’t hear back, she would provide me their email address. Today is Wednesday and still no response. I can understand that when you are staying at a cabin you may have a mouse once in a while but 7 in one week (was told another one caught Friday night). I guess if I was renting out my property for the cost they charge and I was notified that there were mice in the house (especially when I knew about the mice as I had caught two the week prior) that I would have had an exterminator out there immediately. Plus when we arrived, there was no mention of any mice being caught and the possibility of the chance there could be more around. If I would not have questioned, we would have been eating off the dishes and using the silverware where mice could have been running and with the possibility of getting very sick from mice droppings.

The cabin itself is very nice. But our week was a nightmare.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Janelle O.: I am extremely sorry that your stay at the Hideaway did not meet your expectations. We make every effort to ensure that our cabin is clean, well-provisioned, and critter-free. In the 25+ years we have been renting our cabin to guests--first under the management of a local resort and most recently through VRBO--yours is the very first complaint we have had about mice. Because the Hideaway is a cabin in the north woods, we inspect it each season for possible places where mice could enter, sealing any openings. This is not an exact science and, yes, we have had a few mice from time to time. We do not use professional exterminators because they use chemicals or sprays that could harm pets or children. The secret to avoiding mice is to keep them out--if we use chemicals or sprays, there is the high likelihood that the mice will die in the cabin walls and that is not desirable. Again, our deepest regrets that your stay at the Hideaway did not meet your expectations. Mary Boyd, Owner
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oakhurst, ca
5

Beautiful Cabin in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in this cabin for a week. It is tastefully furnished, clean, and beautifully remodeled in knotty pine. It is clear that the owners go the extra mile to see that guests enjoy their piece of paradise. We used their boat and fished the semi-private lake and caught bass and several northerns that were returned to the lake. We saw the bald eagle, beaver, and witnessed a painted turtle deposit her eggs in the gravel driveway. I had forgotten how remote northern Minnesota is so don't think you're going to run down to Target in a few minutes to pick up something you need. But if you are looking for a classy private cabin, this fits the bill.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John: Thank you for the lovely review! Now first things first. The night we arrived after your stay, a terrific storm swept through, taking out the local power for about 12 hours and obliterating your marker above the turtle eggs! I only hope the mother turtle knows where to find the nest! :-) We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope you will consider us next year. Please let us know if there was any thing we could have done to make your stay more enjoyable. We're always looking for ways to improve the Hideaway experience for our guests. Best to you, Mary Boyd, owner
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Grand Rapids, MN; Hibbing, MN; Duluth, MN
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Scenic Pines Restaurant and Bar; Antler Lake Bar
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Grand Rapids; Bigfork
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Duluth, MN
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Itasca County 52
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Scenic Pines, DJ's; Antler Lake
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
McCarthy Beach State Park, Hibbing, MN
Car: necessary

o Grand Rapids: Forest History Logging Camp

o Grand Rapids: Reif Performing Arts Center, MacRostie Art Center, Children's Discovery Museum, Judy Garland Home, Itasca Heritage Center and Judy Garland Museum, Blandin Paper Company Tours, Nordic Ridge Gardens, Antique Shops

o Grand Rapids--Ely: Mesabi Bike Trail

o Hibbing: Minnesota Discovery Center, Minnesota Museum of Mining.

o Bigfork: Scenic State Park

o Grand Rapids--Effie, MN: Edge of the Wilderness Highway

o BlackDuck: Rabideau CCC Camp National Historic Landmark

o Bigfork: Edge Center for the Arts

o Bigfork, Grand Rapids, Hibbing: Hospital

o Balsam Community Center: Urgent Care Facility

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Bigfork, Minnesota

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Standard pricing
3 night minimum stay
£492
for 3 nights
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£164
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £118 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £157
Tax Rate 6.88%

-Revised pricing for 2016. 2016 rates quoted are for up to 4 adults. $30/night for each additional person up to 8 people. Minimum 3-night stay.
-Note that VRBO is now charging a service fee, which is added to your total estimate. This is a processing fee collected by and for VRBO.


-Check in is 3:00 pm on the day of arrival; check out is 9:00 am on the day of departure.
-Limit of two pets, dogs only. Must be house broken. Pet fees apply. Contact owner for approval.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Bigfork, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Single sink with vanity storage.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Single sink with vanity cabinet.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Single sink with vanity cabinet.
  • Toilet tissue, shower curtains, and bath mats provided. **NOTE: Guests are required to bring their own towels and other personal items.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen-size mattress
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Each furnished with all bed linens.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis

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