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Last-Minute Getaway on Crosslake for this weekend- 30% OFF!!! PONTOON INCLUDED!

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cabin in Crosslake - Crosslake Cabin- FREE PONTOON

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Plus Guesthouse Private Lakehome on Daggett. 1 mile from town!

Enjoy this rustic lake home with 25 ft. pontoon, including remodeled kitchen with granite square counters, stainless appliances and rustic pine floors.

The 2 baths have been done in real stone. All on a nicley landscaped private lot with sandy shore line, private dock, and a large firepit area with log adirondack chairs. The updated flagstone patio has a patio set and gas grill overlooking the lake.

Enjoy a morning cup of coffee in the lakeside porch, or use the log bar for entertaining guests in the evening.

Also has a garage space, separate guest quarters (no bathroom), and spacious driveway for parking cars, boats, and trailers. Sleeps 8+!

The pontoon is included free of charge, a $1700 value per week! It is a 2013, 25ft. pontoon with a 50 horsepower.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Brad and Amy Bethke
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
7 October, 2016

About Brad and Amy Bethke

My wife and I live in the cities but we met (and got married!) in Crosslake. It remains our favorite place even though we have traveled all over the world. The closer we get to "the cabin," the stress melts away. We are able to relax at the house, explore the lakes, or go and meet friends at one of the many social places on the chain. We look forward to hearing how our guests enjoy their stays.

Brad and Amy Bethke purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Brad and Amy Bethke chose Brainerd Lakes

We grew up on the Whitefish Chain with our own families. It is the perfect place to relax and create lasting memories. This area is such a great place to be, we are only putting up this property for rental because we are purchasing another property on the chain.

What makes this cabin unique

Sunset views through towering Norway Pines can be enjoyed from the swing, patio or firepit is second to none. The call of the loons on the lake will lull you to sleep at night and gently wake you up in the morning.


based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

Last-Minute Getaway on Crosslake for this weekend- 30% OFF!!! PONTOON INCLUDED!
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews

Wonderful cabin in an awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

Many wonderful memories made at this cabin during our week long stay in July. This cabin has so much charm and plenty of room for all. The kids loved the guest cabin for watching movies during a rainy day and the adults enjoyed the porch for playing cards while watching the sun set. This cabin was set up perfectly for rainy days, hot days and if the mesquitos were out. We had many of bonfires, grill outs, pontoon rides through the channel to Crosslake. Lots of restaurants and shops to keep busy in the morning. Golf courses close by and a nice paved road in front for walks with the family. The lake is only a few steps away for swimming. Highly recommend for anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at our place! We hope you will come back to Crosslake in the future!
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Quaint Roomy Cabin, Great Value!

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at this cabin. It was obvious that the owners had put a lot of love and effort into creating a place that was warm and inviting. We really liked how the cabin was decorated, especially some of the small touches, ie: the antler paper towel holder, the old sleds and skis on the wall of the porch, and the modern updates to the kitchen and guest bathroom were noticeable and wonderful! The washer & dryer was a bonus and came in handy mid-week. We chose the front bedroom because it had one whole wall of windows so we could wake up in the morning to a beautiful view of the lake. PS: We have never heard or seen so many loons!

The yard on the lakeside was probably our favorite place. The cabin is situated just above the lake, which made for great views. There are some stairs leading down to the dock, probably less than one flight, which we found totally manageable even carrying coolers and gear. There wasn't a designated beach area, and up near the shore, there were some small rocks, but just a little further out, the bottom was hard and sandy and the water was very clear. You could swim off the dock, or easily find a place on the lake to pull up and swim. The entire lake chain was sandy, and the water clarity was incredible! We looked forward to sitting in the swing overlooking the lake each night to watch the sunsets. The swing faced directly west and was hidden behind some big trees for privacy from the neighbors. We made use of the fire-pit almost every night we were there, and were able to grill and eat on the outdoor table on the stone patio one night. We biked into town and visited some of the antique shops, and had lunch one day at Andy’s Bar & Grill.

We spent a lot of time on the pontoon boat which was provided, even when it rained and the wind was blowing. We explored all the lakes (14 of them I think), pulled up on a sandbar for a picnic, did some fishing (we caught a 36-1/2” Northern), ate at the Wharf restaurant right on the water, and stopped at the Manhattan Beach Lodge for a visit to the Tiki Hut where the owner's friend Darryl mixed us up a couple of long island iced teas. We sipped our drinks while sitting in a couple of Adirondack chairs as we gazed out at the lake - so nice! Overall, we had a wonderful time. There were a few housekeeping issues that the owners helped us with when we arrived, and some others that we shared with them that they assure us will be taken care of in the very near future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location! Great home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in August at this cabin, along with our two kids and their two friends. The location of the cabin was great. It is very close to town, and we were able to bike to get ice cream and go shopping. The lake itself is beautiful, and it seemed less busy than the other bigger lakes on the chain. The pontoon was a blast! We had so much fun exploring the other lakes, and found a big sand bar on one of the lakes to hang out at a few times. The kids had fun swimming at the cabin, and there is an area with chairs overlooking the swimming beach if you wanted to supervise the kids. Also, the dock itself has a large enough area at the end for parents to sit. The two older kids used the guest cabin, (which was great for everybody!) and could sit out there and watch their own movies at night. We would love to come back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Our family (two couples, three kids) had a great time staying at this cabin! The cabin was as described, and comfortable for our group. The kids loved the guest house. They were able to have their own space to hang out and play games, etc. The lakeside was perfect for grilling out and having bonfires looking right over the lake. One benefit to this cabin was the porch overlooking the lake...when the weather wasn't good, we were able to hang out in the bar area, play board games, and still see the lake. The kids were able to swim right off the dock, although we took the pontoon out to the islands on Crosslake several times and swam there, too. The pontoon was great to have available, was large enough to accommodate the group, and easy to drive. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to escape the cities for a week!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at our lakehome, and appreciate your feedback. We hope you will come again!
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Very, very disappointing cabin!

  • 1 of 5

This rental fell short in so many ways in accommodating our party of 8. Upon arrival, we were greeted by an unpleasant odor that, despite burning scented candles, remained throughout our stay. We discovered at bedtime that the queen pullout sofa was broken and unusable and the guest cabin was too damp and moldy smelling to sleep or use. If you're still considering renting, be prepared to:

Spend money buying paper plates

and styrofoam coffe cups because

there are only six chipped dinner

plates and four coffee mugs.

Spend money on aluminum foil

pans because there is one single,

solitary cookie sheet, no muffin

tins, no 9x13 pans, no pizza pans,


Spend money on kitchen towels

because there was only one

threadbare towel.

Use paper plates for cutting

because there are no cutting


Drink wine out of margarita glasses.

Hang plastic grocery bags from

all the door knobs because there

are no wastebaskets.

Bring bath mats unless you like to

step on wet floors after you shower.

Spend time cleaning the pontoon

because the seats are filthy.

And then there was the inquiry on my part asking the owner the condition of the swimming beach that there were a "few weeds". It was basically nothing but weeds. Obviously, the owners are not thoughtful of the renters. Very, very disappointing to say the least!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your feedback from your stay at our home. We were sorry to hear it did not meet your expectations. We have taken this as an opportunity to improve our property for future guests, as their comfort is our utmost concern. We want our guests to enjoy our home, and return for another stay in the future. We have replenished the stock of dishes in the kitchen. Often times with rentals, dishes get broken/thrown/taken, and our cleaning staff may not be aware of it. It was important for us to know it was time to replace some of these missing items. We have added two garbage cans in addition to the two that were there during your stay. As for the pontoon, we hope that our guests will still see the benefit of using our pontoon for free during their stay, although it is susceptible to the outdoor elements and may need to be wiped down. Again, thank you for your feedback, as we will continue to make every effort to provide our guests with a clean and comfortable stay at our home.
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Awesome vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week in this lake home in June, 2016. The home is comfortable and in a great location on the Whitefish chain. Daggett Lake is very quiet and not crowded like the big lakes it connects to. It was fun to sit by the fire pit and watch water skiers and others enjoying the lake. The pontoon boat was huge plus to this rental. The owners were very helpful and the place was clean and as described in the listing. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this home to our friends and relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Breezy Point
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Crosslake, Brainerd Lakes

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Memorial Holiday
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
June 2017
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Independence Day Week
30 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July (except holidays)
7 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Labor Day 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

House Cleaning £102 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £655
Tax Rate 6.88%

Please note the refund policy- Cancellations for a full refund must be done 60 days prior to check-in.
Check-in is at 3:00 pm and check-out is at 11:00 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Crosslake in Minnesota

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3/4 Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Full Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Guest area - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Also has a Queen sleepr couch and sitting area. No bathroom.
  • Porch has queen pull-out sofa sleeper. Guest quarters has bedroom with full bed and a queen sofa sleeper. Please note there is no bathroom in the guest quarters.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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