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Charming Northwoods Lake Cabin in Natural Setting

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,250 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Lake Cabin With Adjacent 2 Bedroom Guest Cabin

The main cabin is located on the water along 300 feet of lakeshore in a deep, private lot full of Birch, Pine and Aspen. Big Bass Lake at 380 acres is a perfect size for all types of lake activities and is an excellent largemouth bass, northern and pan fishing lake.

Main Cabin (“Blue Heron”)

• Right on the lakeshore! (built before the DNR setback requirements were in effect)

• 3 Bedrooms that sleep 6 (main level with Queen Bed, main level with 2 twin beds and upstairs loft with 2 twin beds)

• 2 Bathrooms (1 main level with tub/shower and 1 upstairs with shower)

• 2 living rooms (1 facing the lake and 1 facing the woods)

• Kitchen with marble counter top, Jennair Grill, Oven, Burners, microwave, dishwasher and large refrigerator (also a 2nd refrigerator in the laundry room)

• Laundry Room

• Flat screen cable TV

• Wi-Fi

• Dock

• No lawn. The woods goes right up to the cabin

• Wraparound deck, part of which is on the water’s edge

• Tastefully decorated with lots of paintings, books and other items

• Fully winterized with heat. AC in back living room and upstairs bedroom.

Guest Cabin (“Chickadee”)

• 40 yards back into the woods from the main cabin

• 2 bedrooms (back bedroom with 2 twin beds and front bedroom with queen bed)

• 1 bathroom with shower

• 1 kitchenette with a an oven and stove and a small refrigerator


• Parking Area (room for 4-6 cars)

• Dock attached to main cabin deck

• Detached gas and charcoal grills (bring your own charcoal, starter fluid and lighter)

• Grocery shopping 20 minutes away in Bemidji

More Details

Peter Bridston
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 September, 2017

About Peter Bridston

I am a Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking with Associated Bank in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Our family grew up in Grand Forks, ND and spent summers growing up on Big Bass Lake. Needless to say, my sisters, cousins and I spent countless hours on the lake swimming, waterskiing, boating, fishing and golfing at the nearby country club. We absolutely love 'The Lake' and hope you will too.

Peter Bridston purchased this cabin in 1971

Why Peter Bridston chose Minnesota

For me, it is the overall ambiance of the cabin and the property that sets it apart. The main cabin is right on the water and we keep the surroundings very natural with the woods coming right up to the cabin. The small 2-bedroom guest cabin is a nice feature as well. The guest cabin has its own bathroom, stovetop and deck and is a great place for noisy teenagers to stay (or adults seeking a quiet escape from the main cabin). Lastly, the front deck is a great slightly elevated perch to watch your children swimming, fishing and boating.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Bemidji in Beltrami County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Located in guest cabin
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Main level
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Upstairs
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Located in guest cabin
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Double Bed , Located in guest cabin
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed , Main level
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Main level
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Charming & classy cabin décor inside and out. Separate guest cabin with kitchenette and bathroom.


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(8 traveller reviews)

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Charming Northwoods Lake Cabin in Natural Setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Sioux Falls

Return guests

  • 5 of 5

Eagles, Loons, good fishing, beautiful sunsets and family memories that will last forever. Had a hammock camp outside the north deck and relaxation surrounded us. Our 2nd stay didn't disappoint. This lake is a quiet slice of heaven.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Up North Experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a 4-generation group and had a great time. My grandma loved that the cabin was so close to the water. She could sit out on the deck and enjoy it. My young son had fun splashing around in the lake. We did lots of fishing, and even explored the nearby Paul Bunyan trail. There was plenty of room for everyone to spread out. It's close enough to Bemidji that you can take advantage of the area (Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, Itaska State Park, easy access to grocery stores), but also secluded enough that you get a chance to feel away from it all. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with this property and had a lovely vacation. The cottage is traditional but has modern conveniences, it's right on the lake, and it has a lovely wooded site.

The main cottage is even nicer and more spacious than it appears in the photos. The kitchen is very well-equipped.

The cottage & guest cabin are private and situated on a large property, covered with trees and bushes. To the south, the neighbouring cottage and its dock are a good distance away. To the north, there are no other cottages within sight. There is a very long, curvy driveway, so there is no traffic whatsoever.

The lake is small but pleasant and full of fish. We enjoyed swimming and canoeing.

We enjoyed the golf course and a state park (both 10 minutes away).

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place for family

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place! Our family didn't want our time here to end! It is bigger than it shows and has everything you might need!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sioux Falls

Perfect family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We needed a place for my family of 14, ages 18mo-63 yrs to gather for a few days making memories.This place couldn't have met our expectations better. It has all the amenities stocked-laundry a big plus!! Even though there wasn't 14 beds, there was plenty of spaces for the little ones to sleep. The fishing off the dock was amazing with fish caught at 7am to almost 10pm. Even though there isn't a beach, we swam, canoed and floated in the lake all day. We saw loons and eagles seen daily. We felt secluded from neighbors and lived out on the deck basking in Gods creation & found it easy to watch the little ones. Free Wifi saved the teenagers itch and the selfie sticks were in full use. The chickadee could easily be a honeymoon getaway! Highly recommend this if you need a place for multiple aged families. We will be returning again for more memories next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Williston, ND

Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Our family could not have been happier with the accommodations!

The cabin, view, lake and location were perfect!

Fishing, boating and tubing were all great.

This will be booked on our calendar each year!

If you are looking for relaxation, fun, and family time, this is the place to be!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Bemidji Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Bemidji Town & Country Club
Car: necessary

Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox statues - 11 miles away; Bemidji town shopping - 11 miles away; Lake Bemidji State Park beach and hiking - 4 miles away; Bemidji Town & Country golfing - 4 miles away; Concordia Language Camp touring - 3 miles away; Regional paved trail bicycling- 2 miles away Mississippi headwaters/Itasca State Park - 40 miles away


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Bemidji, USA

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5 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £227.46

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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