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Hideaway: Private, Secluded Retreat On Pristine Wasson Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 148 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3+ BR, 3 Baths, Sleeps 8, Spacious, Refurbished, On a Private Lake

Refurbished year-round lake home with knotty pine interior on 25 acres of Minnesota woodland, 600 feet of lake frontage with 100 feet of solid sand bottom at the dock area. Perfect for couples, honeymooners, or families on vacation.

Spacious main level with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large kitchen/living area with wood-burning stove, and screened porch with table/chairs for outdoor dining; on lower-level, 1 additional bath and large rec room/bedroom that opens on to outdoor patio; rec room includes satellite TV and Internet access (e-mail or text only; no streaming video).

Central heating, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. Bedrooms: 1 with king bed, 1 with 2 twin beds, 1 with a double bed, 1 pullout queen sofa in lower level.

Private dock and screened gazebo; fish cleaning table, life jackets, 14' Lund fishing boat, Honda 9HP motor, 1 tank of gas, and Grumman 17' Standard Aluminum canoe provided. There is no public access to Wasson Lake; guests may NOT launch their own boats or other water craft.

Fishing: Wasson Lake is approximately 500-acres in size and spring fed. It has 17 feet of clarity with a maximum depth of 67 feet. With 4 islands and numerous bays, boggy shore areas, and submerged trees, it provides an idea fish habitat. The lake has northern pike, large- and small mouth bass, crappies, and recently a few Walleyes have been taken from the lake; however, they are not native to the lake. We have always used lures, minnows, or worms as bait. The near-by Scenic Pines Store sells bait and can give you specific advice.

Hunting: We are not hunters ourselves so I can only tell you what our cabin neighbors have told us. In season, you'll find White Tail Deer and we've been told that the Grouse hunting is good. Although we are located in the George Washington State Forest, we do not allow hunting on our land and most of the lake owners do not as well--it's just too populated. However, there is ample public land in the state forest as well as nearby county and federal forests.

Here are some links to additional hunting/fishing information in Itasca County.

Minnesota is strict about moving boats from one body of water to another as a way of preventing invasion of damaging species. So far Wasson Lake is free of any such species!

**NOTE: All bedding (sheets, blankets, pillows) is provided; however, guests must bring their own kitchen and bath towels, other personal items, and fishing gear. Guests provide their own meals.

Much of the forest around Wasson Lake is second and third growth and is currently dying. Thus, in 2013, we began an overdue project of forest stewardship by selectively harvesting overgrown poplars and aspen, and planting over 4500 new red pine, white pine and hardwood seedlings. Within a very short time, we will see a beautiful new forest begin to emerge. This summer we spotted Red Pine that are now almost as tall as I am (slightly over 5 feet!). The new forest is coming!

More Details

Property Manager
Jessika & Casey, Local Managers
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Grand Rapids, MN; Hibbing, MN; Duluth, MN
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Scenic Pines Restaurant and Bar; Antler Lake Bar
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Grand Rapids; Bigfork
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Duluth, MN
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Itasca County 52
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Scenic Pines, DJ's; Antler Lake
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
McCarthy Beach State Park, Hibbing, MN
Car: necessary

o Grand Rapids: Forest History Logging Camp

o Grand Rapids: Reif Performing Arts Center, MacRostie Art Center, Children's Discovery Museum, Judy Garland Home, Itasca Heritage Center and Judy Garland Museum, Blandin Paper Company Tours, Nordic Ridge Gardens, Antique Shops

o Grand Rapids--Ely: Mesabi Bike Trail

o Hibbing: Minnesota Discovery Center, Minnesota Museum of Mining.

o Bigfork: Scenic State Park

o Grand Rapids--Effie, MN: Edge of the Wilderness Highway

o BlackDuck: Rabideau CCC Camp National Historic Landmark

o Bigfork: Edge Center for the Arts

o Bigfork, Grand Rapids, Hibbing: Hospital

o Balsam Community Center: Urgent Care Facility


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Bigfork

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 148 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Quiet Times: 10 pm to 8 AM; be considerate of the neighbors--noise carries across the lake.
  • Fish Cleaning: clean any fish at the shore using the fish cleaning station in the Gazebo. Wrap and dispose of trimmings in the trash not the woods.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Single sink with vanity storage.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Single sink with vanity cabinet.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Single sink with vanity cabinet.
  • Toilet tissue, shower curtains, and bath mats provided. **NOTE: Guests are required to bring their own towels and other personal items. **NOTE: Do not flush feminine hygiene products in the toilets.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen-size mattress
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Each furnished with all bed linens.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Bigfork

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2018
May 1 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$39 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
May 25 2018 - Sep 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$39 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2018
Sep 7 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$39 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$39 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$192.99 + Tax
Property Damage Protection C$101.64
Tax Rate 6.88%

-Rates quoted are for up to 4 adults. $30/night for each additional person up to a maximum of 8 people.
-Minimum 3-night stay.
-The VRBO service fee added to your total quotation is collected by and for VRBO; the fee does not go to the owner.

-Check in is 4:00 pm on the day of arrival; check out is 9:00 am on the day of departure.
-Limit of two pets, dogs only. Must be house broken. Pet fees apply. Contact owner for approval.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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