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Charming, log cabin, on Kego Lake, Fifty Lakes, MN; near Crosslake and Emily

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, sleeps 6, 1 bathroom, kitchen, washer/dryer, 1100 sq ft,

Cabin is 15 feet off lake and sits privately on 8 acres of natural woods with a dock for your boat or our Pontoon, Canoe, and/or Kayak rentals. Swimming, fishing, water skiing, jet skiing, kayaking, and canoeing are fun activities on the lake. (Boat / Watercraft Rentals are available for you to arrange with us, local rental companies or boat dealers.) This lake is approximately 300 acres which accommodates 29 houses / cabins. The Pine Ridge Hunters and Hiking Trail is within walking distance of the property. You are likely to see Bear, Deer, Beaver, Otters, Bald Eagles, Heron and Loons during your stay. Many restaurants, 4 golf courses, 2 grocery stores, entertainment and shopping are within 2 to 10 miles.

Restaurant details: Restaurants ranging from Bar and Grill to Family Style to Fine Dining are as close as 2 miles to 10 miles.

The Cabin Property: The atmosphere is casual, fishing for Sunnies, Crapies, Northern and Bass.. Swimming is best in late June through mid August, unless you don't mind cool water.

Gatherings around the campfire in the evenings is a must. We provide the wood. (No wood from out of the area, please, to protect the forest from infections and pests causing infestations. (It's the law).

Sunsets are beautiful, stars are brilliant and the rays of the moon falling across the water is peaceful and serene. Fall to sleep with the call of the loons.

Get away from it all or take a short jaunt to town to mix it up with the locals and other area visitors. Lively entertainment available most weekends. It's YOUR CHOICE.

More Details

Property Manager
Ruth or Fred Strohmeier
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Ruth or Fred Strohmeier

Fred's Grandfather purchased the property in 1935. Grandpa, Dad and 2 Uncles built the cabin in 1955-56 by hand with trees off the property. They cut, pealed and bleached the logs devoting many hours when not working their regular jobs so that we could enjoy the outdoors with shelter to return to in inclement weather.

We enjoy observing and interacting with nature. It is our place to get away-from-it all, not worry about getting all prim and proper unless we want to. Of course, we can get creative and find many things to do outdoors and attending local activities available in the communities around us too.

Our Grandchildren love coming to the cabin, exploring the woods, swimming, boating, fishing, wild berry picking in season, eating well, making up games, running around, building camp fires, making smores and listening to stories; some real some made up (if you can imagine that).

Ruth or Fred Strohmeier purchased this cabin in 1955

Why Ruth or Fred Strohmeier chose Fifty Lakes

This is a unique experience. No hustle or bustle, good fishing and swimming, private location, limited noise of other people and their kids. Our goal is to provide a vacation experience with positive memories to take home.

What makes this cabin unique

Screen house among the trees to enjoy lake breezes without our famous mosquitos and direct sun. Great for lunches, reading books, and board games.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Fifty Lakes

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soaps basic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • restaurant dining guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • thermos bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • A full size washing machine and dryer are located in this room. Eco-friendly Bath, Body, Shampoo and Laundry soaps are provided. ( If you wish to go back in time, we have kept the 'Out House' for emergencies.)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • A daybed, with 'trundle', located in the great room can be used as two twin beds or hook together converting to a King bed. One log double bed is on the enclosed porch overlooking the lake (the favorite). The other log double bed is partitioned off the great room with a wall and curtains. Bedding and bath towels are included. Please bring your Beach towels.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • beach chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • screened porch/lanai
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There are two steps up to enter the cabin front door and one step up to enter the bedroom patio door. Four (4) adult, basic life jackets are provided.


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Charming, log cabin, on Kego Lake, Fifty Lakes, MN; near Crosslake and Emily
average rating of 4.967742 based on 62 reviews

Kego Lake - Our favorite vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

This was the six year that my family has visited Kego Lake. Ruth & Fred are wonderful hosts and provide a fully furnished home-away-from-home! They've thought of all the little things you might need for a week's stay. We went a week later than we have in years past and it was a little bit colder, but the fishing was amazing and the change in the fall colors from one weekend to the next was awesome. We didn't even take the pontoon out as we had so much success fishing from the dock! We've already made our reservations for next year!

  • Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Even with cooler weather there are lots of things to do. We're always glad to have our guests returning. We also like to see new guests. Another great year ends. There is next year to look forward to. Ruth and Fred
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Private getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The cabin is very private, you only see other cabins when on the dock. The cabin was very clean and comfortable! Ruth and Fred do a wonderful job to make you feel welcome!

  • Submitted: 6-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wishing you a most memorable anniversary..Glad to know storms and strong winds don't break you. Others around us didn't fair as well. There were lots of trees down, holes in roofs, pontoon boats upside down in the lake and docks broken. It was a bad early morning, for sure. We're glad everything else went smoothly. Ruth and Fred
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Amazing Autumn

  • 5 of 5

We have never stayed at this cabin in the fall but it was even more charming than we could have thought. Fishing was better, and the campfires were even more enjoyable. The cabin has a wonderful heating/cooling system for those chilly mornings or hot afternoons, but having the windows open is the best! As always Fred and Ruth are the perfect hosts as Sky and Jaques are great fun for our four-legged companion, Murphy.

I hate to say too many good things for fear of having too much competition for fall rentals, but in all fairness, this cabin meets all our needs and more.

  • Submitted: 2-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fall is the perfect time for the fall color of leaves. It can be cool or warm, it can be wet or dry. Fishing usually picks up as the lake cools off in the cooler nights. Any time you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life is a treat. We enjoy our guests. Ruth and Fred
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Just fantastic! we could easily retire here and never look back!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was so spacious, the beds very comfortable and with a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom no hotel I have ever stayed at was ever like this. Our dogs loved the pontoon ride as did we. was a bit chilly the first night but after that there are no complaints what so ever. Thank you Fred and Ruth we will be sure to return, and I already see that you all are booked up through august of 2018, we need to start saving now because it's very much worth it.

Ray and Diane Heaton

  • Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This cabin and area is a unique experience. We have board games, puzzles and a few books or there are many unique shops and restaurants when the weather is not to your liking. We are nearby if you need something or just want to chat but we also respect your privacy. We are always glad when our guests enjoy their stay. Ruth and Fred Strohmeier
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I love this place!

  • 5 of 5

A cozy cabin with enough room for the family and all the comforts of home, plus great fishing. What could be better!?!

  • Submitted: 2-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As Fall approaches, cool weather is anticipated. Appropriate clothing allows enjoyment on the lake, fishing, hiking in the woods, Golfing or shopping the unique family owned shops. Always something to do.
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Favorite 2 weeks of Summer 2017

  • 5 of 5

After many years and many times renting Fred and Ruth's cabin, our week back in June, and this past week in August, have again left us with so many special memories. The cabin and grounds are Always clean and well-stocked, but if you ever need something, they are only a few minutes away, and couldn't be more helpful! The setting is one of a kind---Acres of tall Pines and the few residents on the lake, make this so uniquely private. Our dogs have lots of room to run and explore. We don't own a boat, so we love to take Fred and Ruth's pontoon around the lake. We always see and hear wildlife that we don't at home (love that loon call!). Grocery store nearby, plenty of restaurants (we seem to find a new one each visit). Cook dinner on the Weber grill, eat 'al fresco' in the screened porch, have a bonfire (and s'mores?) while watching the gorgeous sunset, relaxing on the wooden swing (and maybe chatting with our hosts). Ahh! Can't wait till next year!!

  • Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoy our guests and their comments regarding housekeeping. Ted advised us of a leak with the shower head. Fred fixed it permanently, we hope. If Ted hadn't told us of the problem we wouldn't have been aware of it. Thank you. We like to keep things working properly which requires your assistance through communication. Thanks. Ruth and Fred
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Brainerd Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Fifty Lakes Municipal, Pizza & Tacos available
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Golden Eagle Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
County Rd 3 and County Rd 1, Fifty Lakes, MN
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
The Bungalow, Emily
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Crosslake, MN
Car: necessary

Just 25 miles north of Brainerd and 8 miles from Crosslake and Emily, in the heart of Lake Country. Boat Rentals, Fishing, Hiking, wildlife, nature at it's best, Horseback riding, Golf, Tennis, Artisans, Shopping, Antiques, Parks, Restaurants, Spa, Library, Exercise facility, Medical and Dental facilities.

Other Activities: Pontoon boat and canoe available for rental. Pontoon Boat $50/Day, $200/Week; Canoe $10/Day; Kayaks $10/Day each..

Golf: 4 Golf Courses: Golden Eagle Golf Course, rated in Minnesota's top 20, is just 2 miles away., Fairways @ Fifty Lakes is 3.5 miles away, Emily Golf and Crosswoods Golf are 8 & 10 miles away. The level of your game can be satisfied at any of these courses. There are multiple other options within 30 miles.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Fifty Lakes

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 10 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
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May 26 2018 - May 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 27 2018 - Jun 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Jun 6 2018 - Jun 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 7 2018 - Jun 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jun 16 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
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Jun 15 2019 - Jun 15 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
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Jun 22 2019 - Jun 22 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
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Jul 13 2019 - Jul 13 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Jul 27 2019 - Jul 27 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$320.95
Tax Rate 7.38%

No charge for pets. We do expect you to clean the yard of pet droppings and excess hair be removed inside and outside the cabin. Please advise us of breakage or of non functioning items. Pontoon Boat, Kayaks and Canoe rentals are handled at the end of your stay based upon usage. The canoe and kayaks are shared with the owners. If you need more than 4 standard Adult Life jackets, please bring them with you. Child life jackets are your responsibility, we do not supply these.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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