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Nancy Thayer Haggerty

Member since: 2013
Speaks English

Private, gorgeous, 1930's Log Cabin on Rush Lake/Whitefish Chain

6 Reviews
People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cabin in Crosslake - 1930's ALL original LOG Cabin

Fantastic Privacy, Views And Charm From This Amazing Piece Of History

Sleeps 12 comfortably in 5 bedrooms with 3 & 1/2 bath . This number includes a sleeping loft for 4 well behaved kids or young adults ( as there is no bathroom in the loft area.) My family has owned this for nearly 50 years. Of the several hundred homes on the popular Whitefish Chain, there is only one other cabin that is in such original, untouched condition! Even the furniture is from the 1920s and 1930s. This cabin was the only cabin to be featured three times in the prestigious Crosslake Historical Log Home Tour since the tour began 20 years ago. Antiques, log chandeliers and bear rugs hanging from loft railings add to its amazing wonder. Nooks, crannies and cozy corners abound! Huge screened in porch (with antique birch bark canoe perched over the beams) ,... The porch comfortably seats 12 for dining or schmoozing. A 12 ft x 60 ft long, huge deck runs the entire length of the cabin and also seats another 12 - 14 around a log table and gas fire pit. Huge sweeping lawn down to the lake and panoramic views from the bluff overlooking the islands across the water. State land adjoins this property so it feels as if you are miles from civilization but the town of Crosslake is only 4 miles away and you can walk 3/4 to the charming local pub! Please call me for additional pics and info. Nancy 973 670 1952

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nancy Thayer Haggerty (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English

About Nancy Thayer Haggerty

Grew up in St. Paul; my husband was born and raised on the east coast. We have retired here to the family cabin where I have been spending summers all my life. My folks bought this cabin almost 50 years ago! We spend winters in Palm Springs, play lots of golf and travel. We are blessed. I have no children so we are truely happy to be able to share this wonderful cabin with other families. The last two summers has been the first time we have EVER rented it and we were delighted with ALL the families who stayed here! Wonderful,wonderful families who loved it and took such good care of it!...most are planning a return visit in summer of 2015 so I sincerely believe we will book up early.

Nancy Thayer Haggerty purchased this cabin in 1965

Why Nancy Thayer Haggerty chose Brainerd Lakes

This cabin has become a landmark on the chain as it is one of the few remaining original, untouched log cabins. Most everyone knows of it and boats seem to slow down in admiration as they pass by! It has been featured three different years at the Crosslake Historical Log Home Tour which was begun by my mother and our current neighbors who also have a wonderfully special home. 90% of the furnishings and decor are original and of the 1880 - 1930 antique period (minus, of course, modern necessities ie; beds, appliances and TVs). A wonderous step back in time! We think you'll just marvel as you will feel like you are back in the 1920s / 30s of 'Up North'...but still, the cabin is very comfortable and livable .

What makes this cabin unique

This cabin and the grounds are unusually peaceful, private and serene. My husband and I were married on the lawn overlooking the lake 25 years ago. Could be used for a family wedding !? An amazing deck runs the entire length of the cabin and has French doors leading to it from almost every room in the cabin. The huge screened in porch makes for great entertaining and just hanging , talking eating, laughing and drinking late into the night!

Guestbook comments from the owner

this 1932 cabin is about as untouched and original as it gets. Like staying in the best cabin at Yellowstone Lodge. Amazing views, great lakeshore, wonderfully charming, lots of room inside and out. So much better than the pictures! A MUST if you like to go back in history but have all the modern amenities of....immaculate, fully equipped with everything you could need and the owners were delightful.
Aug 2014
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Reviews

5
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

Private, gorgeous, 1930's Log Cabin on Rush Lake/Whitefish Chain
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Best Week Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We really hit the jackpot with this log cabin vacation rental!!! The dwelling is clean, charming and cozy and the owners are so caring and friendly and wanted out experience to be the best ever!

Our grand-kids loved the huge front yard, boating from lake to lake, finding a new sandbar each day and tubing to their hearts content. We enjoyed all our meals on the huge screened-in porch and all three generations together watched the Olympics nightly on their big screen television.

We'll be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was amazing! The water is clear and the kids spent their days swimming off the dock. The cabin is beautiful inside and it feels like you are staying at a resort. The owners are super friendly and want you to enjoy your stay. We had a party of 12 and we all comfortable fit in the cabin with space to spare. Hoping to stay here again next summer. Thanks for a wonderful week in Crosslake.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Paul, MN
5

Outstanding Cabin Expereince!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better week up north. The cabin has been beautifully updated without losing any of its authentic charm and the location is top-notch. We ate every meal on the screened-in porch and enjoyed fires both in the pit and on the deck with the gas flame. The views were stunning and the lake was wonderful for boating and tubing. The small children were able to swim and splash along the shoreline, and there is a great sandbar nearby perfect for hanging out and enjoying the water. The fishing off the dock was also a huge hit with the kids.

The owners are wonderful and accommodating and the cabin was fully stocked. There is nothing we would change about our stay and we can't wait to return next summer!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing old cabin... WOW

  • 5 of 5

Even better than the pics! ...fully equipped...great views, immaculate and SO charming! Can't recommend it more highly....and such privacy

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eden Prairie, MN
5

Fantastic Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect home and location for our family summer vacation. It surpassed my expectations and we will definitely try to come back here again. We have 3 children and I can't describe the excitemnt they had in exploring this beautiful log cabin home with its nooks and crannies for hide and go seek. It was beautifully kept and was the perfect get-a-way. Situated right on the lake with a dock that was perfect for our boat and wave runner. I spent lots of time on the swing overlooking the lake and the goregous deck off the back of the house. We roasted marsmallows in the fire pit and played in the large back yard. We saw lots of deer and enjoyed walks in the area. It was a quick ride to town where there were several great restuarants. The owners of this beautiful log cabin are the best and made us feel like family staying in their home. The home is decorated with wonderful antiques and neat things to see. We enjoyed perfect weather, but there are TVS and DVD players if you need a break from the sun or have a rainy day. We enjoyed building puzzles (there are a couple there) and playing a bunch of games. We stayed for a week and I didn't want to leave. I definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plano, TX
5

The best experience you will ever have in Northern MN!

  • 5 of 5

Wow….this cabin is amazing!! We stayed there from July 26-August 2nd. The pictures do not do it justice on VRBO. The cabin is well decorated and very clean. The large deck and screened in porch was perfect for viewing the lake and visiting with family and friends. The deck even has a gas fired pit which added a nice touch as one sat outside in the evening listing to the loons call.

The backyard was beautiful and well landscaped with a lot of privacy and a very nice fire pit for roasting hotdogs and doing s’mores.

We used their bikes and canoe at the cabin almost every day. There is a nice sandbar a short canoe trip from the cabin for swimming where the water is about 2-3’ deep.

All in all a 5 star rating!!

The owner is super sweet and very professional making you feel like family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Brainerd
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Golden Eagle, Preserve, Deacons, Grandview Classic
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
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Rush Lake is one of 14 gorgeous lakes that create the Whitefish Chain. You'll have hundreds of miles of lake shore to enjoy! Canoe, pontoon, ski , fish, wine and dine! Play golf at nearby Golden Eagle ( 6 miles), Deacons Lodge ( 10 miles), The Preserve (12 miles) Grandview Lodges 2 courses (20 miles) the Classic at Maddens (30 miles)

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Crosslake, Brainerd Lakes

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£4,534
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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £76
cleaning £151
Refundable Damage Deposit £756

We would be happy to send you more pics and discuss this very special property! Please call me. We are very open and amenable to different dates and would love to find a long term and returning renters every year. We will be negotiable if you choose to for the whole summer? (July and Aug?)

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Crosslake in Minnesota

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • 3 and 1/2 baths include: One private with huge master bedroom One private in basement (nice lower level) One to be shared between the two other bedrooms and One 1/2 bath off living room
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Huge master suite with private bath and french doors to deck
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , charming and cozy
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , with 1/2 bath and french doors to deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , lower level, private bath & entrance. King bed and bunk beds
  • 1 HUGE Private master suite with private bath and french doors to private deck, large flatscreen. Also on the main floor, another smaller queen bedroom with 1/2 bath, French doors to deck and great views. Also on the main floor is a charming back bedroom with two twin beds. No views from this bedroom. Another Large private Master in lower floor with King bed, private bath, private back entrance, great views and huge flatscreen.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Although the cabin measures only about 2,400 feet, it feels much larger with lots of interesting nooks and crannies. Also, that number does not include the large screened in porch that measures another 300 square feet-ish and the long deck that runs the entire lenght of the cabin which is another 500 sq. feet -ish. LOTS OF LIVING SPACE!

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