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Dakota View Cabin - Just 15 feet to fishing & fun! Sleeps 9.

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,824 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Lakeside cabin (4 BR/2 BA - sleeps 9) with panoramic views of Lake Traverse.

Welcome to our year-round cabin, “Dakota View”, on the Minnesota side of Lake Traverse. The name says it all as the cabin features beautiful, scenic views of the South Dakota hills and islands across the lake.

Our clean, cute and comfortable cabin is very versatile and a great place for:

* Vacationing families of all ages

* Groups of fishermen or hunters

* Ladies who want to have a “Girls' Getaway Weekend”

* Family reunions or get-togethers

* Out-of-towners who need lodging for local weddings, class reunions, or holiday gatherings


Built in 2003, our single-story cabin sits on a flat, 75’ wide lot, on a dead-end road, literally just steps from the lake. With over 1,800 square feet, there are four bedrooms and it sleeps up to nine people.

* The largest bedroom, "Lake Lookout", has a king-size bed and French doors that open out to the lake and patio area. There's plenty of space for a crib in this room if you have a baby.

* The second bedroom, "Valley View", also has a king-size bed.

* The third and fourth bedrooms, "Sandy Shores" and "Tall Timbers", each have two twin beds.

* There is also a twin hide-a-bed in the living room.

Since we know how important it is to have a good night’s sleep, especially when you’re on vacation, all of our bedroom mattresses are brand-name and high quality. We also only use 300 thread-count linens.

There are two bathrooms in the cabin – one with a full tub/shower combo and the other with a shower. We also have a washer and dryer to accommodate guests.

The fully-equipped, well-appointed kitchen has all the comforts of home, including a dishwasher and microwave. The spacious dining room table seats eight people – the perfect place to eat all those fish you catch! Our favorite part of the cabin is the lakeside living room. It has five huge picture windows, making for breathtaking, panoramic lake views.

We have Dish TV (200+ channels) and as well as free Wi-Fi so our guests will be able to stay connected during their stay.

Outside the cabin, there’s a gas grill and lakeside fire pit to enjoy after a fun day on the lake. Guests have full use of our dock and boat lift, plus a swimming raft and paddle boat too (all available from approximately late April to late September).

Please note that we do NOT allow pets on the property, but exceptions may be made for hunters who want to bring their hunting dogs, keeping them kenneled in the garage.


Lake Traverse is a highly-regarded walleye lake. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the 2014 survey of the lake averaged 27 walleyes per gill net lift (normal range for this class of lake is 3.2-15.3). You fisherman will appreciate what an incredible number that is! Lake Traverse is the 13th largest lake in the state, with nearly 11,000 acres. The lake also has nice numbers of other species for a high quality fishing experience.

Because it’s a "Border Lake", with the Minnesota/South Dakota state line running right down the middle of the lake, Lake Traverse has special perks that most all other lakes don't have!

* The fishing season opens here on April 21st, 2018, a full three weeks earlier than the regular Minnesota fishing opener (May 10th, 2018), so you can get a jump on the fishing season.

* Lake Traverse also follows South Dakota's regulation that allows you to fish TWO lines at the same time legally.

* The limits are a little different for a few species, so please read up on that prior to your stay in the MN DNR's annual fishing regulations booklet (available where you purchase fishing licenses and we always have a copy available at our cabin as well)

Our cabin is conveniently located just a few lots down from one of the lake’s public accesses, which is especially nice for ice fishing or snowmobiling in the winter.

In addition to fishing, there is plentiful public hunting land nearby, with dozens of Waterfowl Production Areas and Wildlife Management Areas within a 10-30 minute drive. Wildlife such as deer, pheasants, ducks, geese, and turkeys are abundant in the area.


Dakota View is located about 10 miles north Browns Valley, MN, and 13 miles southwest from Wheaton, MN. Lake Traverse is just a few miles north of Big Stone Lake, another popular destination in western Minnesota. In terms of bigger cities, it's about:

* 3.5 hours from Minneapolis, MN

* 1.5 hours from Fargo, ND

* 2.5 hours from Sioux Falls, SD

Although we're located in a small-town/rural setting, all the basic amenities you need can be found nearby: grocery and hardware stores, restaurants (sit-down and fast food), convenience stores, bait shops, a movie theatre, a public outdoor heated swimming pool, a bowling alley, a public nine-hole golf course, plus cute area shops, With The Wind Winery and Dakota Magic Casino - all without the craziness that’s typical of the bigger tourist areas. That’s one of the reasons we love it out here so much; it’s peaceful and low-key.

We only rent our cabin to those who are responsible, courteous and will leave it in the condition that they found it in. A lot of hard work has gone into our cabin and we ask that guests respect it by treating it as if it were their own home. Thank you for understanding.

Click on the 'Get An Instant Quote' button to get pricing on available dates. To book a stay or ask questions about Dakota View, please fill in your information (be sure to include name, phone, e-mail address and a brief message to us - due to spam/scams, incomplete inquiries will not be replied to) and send a request to us.

We invite you to stay at Dakota View on scenic Lake Traverse. We’re sure you’ll love it as much as we do. Hope to see you soon!

More Details

Jessica Mathias
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2018

About Jessica Mathias

What do a chemical engineer, advertising exec and grain farmer all have in common? They own Dakota View Cabin! We are three family members who love being at the lake – all for different reasons. My husband loves to fish. My brother loves to boat and jet ski. And me, well, I just love to relax and enjoy the view.

As owners we are very involved and hands-on, actively managing our property and rental business. You can rest assured knowing that we take great pride in our property and making sure that everything is as perfect as possible for our guests so they can enjoy themselves and can have a wonderful experience.

Jessica Mathias purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Jessica Mathias chose Beardsley

My brother and I grew up in rural Traverse County and have always known what a hidden gem Lake Traverse is. When this property became available we decided to go ahead and fulfill our dream of owning a lake home. It had everything we were looking for: a spacious home with a great layout, plenty of storage space in the three car garage/shop, lots of windows with spectacular views, awesome fishing, nice neighbors, plus it was close to family and was perfect for us!

What makes this cabin unique

We just love the open feel of the cabin and how close it sits to the water's edge. When you walk out the lakeside door you're on the dock within a few steps. Even when you're sitting in the living room, it feels like you're outside with all of the large windows. You will find yourself just staring out the windows, admiring the panoramic view. It's incredible!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Beardsley

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1824 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Also contains the washer and dryer.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , "Lake Lookout". Simmons Beautyrest Pillowtop. Room for crib.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , "Valley View". Serta Vera Wang Chignon Plush.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , "Sandy Shores". Both are Sealy Posterpedic Plush.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , "Tall Timbers". Simmons Beautyrest (1 Pillowtop, 1 Plush).
  • Hide-a-bed (twin) in living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 beach chairs
  • long term renters welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Officially licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health as a vacation rental for the year of 2017. Well was certified as meeting the State of Minnesota and EPA guidelines for safe drinking water on 11/15/2012.


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average rating of 4.890909 based on 55 reviews

Very clean with all of the amenities you need

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is a great place to spend with the family. It is very clean, comfortable, and right off the water with access to great fishing and swimming. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful layout. Well stocked and supplied w/many accessories. So close to the water!

  • 5 of 5

7 adult males had a great time and the house is what made special.

  • Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time

  • 5 of 5

This place was super nice and clean! It was very enjoyable, relaxing, and the neighbors were great! We had an awesome time!

  • Submitted: 8-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cabin , quiet surrounding and right in the water

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 loved it. Fishing was great right off the dock; perch , large mouth bass , walleye . Cabin is very comfortable , great beds. Cabin is also well furnished with kitchen supplies, and so many items I never thought to bring (flashlights and wd40 just to name 2). We would rent again in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4 couples getaway

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time on our 4 couples summer vacation. The cabin was very nice and worked out great for the 8 of us. The only down side was the weather, very windy and that made it hard for all of us to get out fishing. The guys made it out a few times while the girls went on day trips around the area. Thanks for another fun and memorable week!

  • Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property and quiet fishing camp!

  • Submitted: 8-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Wheaton Municipal Airport
Nearest Golf
10.5 Miles
Wheaton Public Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Minnesota State Highway 27
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Lake Traverse Resort
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Andes Tower Hills
Nearest Beach
3.6 Miles
Traverse County Park

Wheaton Attractions and Events: Lake Traverse Ice Fishing Derby (Approximately last Saturday in February), Minnesota/South Dakota Border Water Fishing Opener (three weeks earlier than the Minnesota Fishing Opener - second to last weekend in April), Walleye Master's Lake Traverse Spring Fishing Tournament (first Sat-Sun in May), Traverse Co Sportsman's Club Annual Walleye Fishing Tournament (first Sat in June), Ducks Days (fouth Saturday in June), Traverse County Fair (last weekend in August), Wheaton Farmer's Market (Every Thursday in the summer months), The World's Largest Mallard, Traverse County Museum, Traverse County Sportsmen's Club (Gun Range), Gopher Theatre, Wheaton Pool (Heated outdoor pool - open early June through late August), Falk Park (Playground equipment, basketball courts, picnic shelter, two outdoor skating rinks, sledding hill, warming house).

Browns Valley Attractions and Events:

Browns Valley Man Historical Marker (commemorating the oldest human remains found in Minnesota and one of the oldest found in the western hemisphere)

Sam Brown's Log Cabin (from 1866), Carnagie Library, Continental Divide.

Other area attractions: With the Wind Winery near Rosholt, SD (15 miles), Dakota Magic Casino and Resort - Gaming, Concerts/Music, Dining, Golf (35 miles).


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Beardsley

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2018
May 29 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 4 2018 - Nov 26 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$198.06
Damage Deposit C$264.08


* The $200 refundable deposit will be returned to guests post-stay if there has been no damage to the property.
* 50% of the total amount is due upon booking with the remaining 50% due one month prior to arrival.
* If property is booked within one month of your arrival date, entire amount is due upon booking.
* Check-in: After 4 PM; Check-out: Before 11 AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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