Peaceful Lakefront Cabin in Deerwood - Bike to Cuyuna Mountain Bike Trails

Deerwood, Minnesota

Quiet Rustic Lakeside Elegance. Perfect setting for a relaxing vacation during any season. Spacious log-sided cabin on 2.5 acres. 4 bedroom, 2.5 baths. Recently completed paved biking trails allow you to ride your bike from the Deerwood Cabin to the spectacular Cuyuna Lakes Bike Trails that twist their way through the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, and the towns of Deerwood, Crosby, Ironton, Cuyuna, and Riverton. Over 30 purpose-built trails to choose from, everyone from beginner to pro, can enjoy the breath-taking rides and overlooks. Minutes from "The Antique Capital of the Lakes Area [over two dozen antique stores!]".

The cabin is 200 feet from the shore of quiet Black Lake; large enough to water ski or tube [there is a public access - bring your boat] . . . but small enough to explore with a canoe, paddleboat, Stand Up Paddleboards, or kayaks [all provided]. You will often find yourself the only boat on the lake. Less than 1/4 mile from a public access to Serpent Lake, known for its abundant walleye population. Included in the rental is the use of a PK4400 Paddle King paddleboat [4 adults, 820 lb capacity], canoe, small fishing boat [oars only], 2 kayaks, and 2 Stand-Up Paddleboards [one coverts to a kayak]. Life jackets, slalom skis, and floaties are provided. Private 7' x 10' swimming raft and 6' x 18' Aqua Lily Pad [a buoyant on-water floating island]. Large yard for games, and an inviting fire pit [firewood provided] for s'mores and hotdogs. Large wrap-around deck to enjoy sunrises and the call of the loons. Private deck off the master bedroom. Lakeside deck 15' from waters' edge. 2 docks, one with an 8' x 16' end section. Attached 2.5 car garage to store your bikes, sleds, and toys. Lots of parking. Central air conditioning and heat. Walkout basement with ground level deck. Regularly professionally sprayed for mosquitoes all summer long.

Only about a 25 minute drive from the "big town" of Brainerd. 2.5 hours north of the Twin Cities.

Bedroom #1 Main level with Queen bed, full bath and private deck [lake view].
Bedroom #2 Lower level with log Queen bed.
Bedroom #3 Lower level with log double bed and a log single bed [lake view].
Bedroom #4 Lower level with log Queen bed and 2 single beds [lake view].

This is a perfect family and friends get away [not baby-proof . . . open stairway].



  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Cycling
  • Water Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snowmobiling
  • Jet Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Hunting


  • Fitness Center
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat


  • All Towels And Bedding Washed In Hot Water That’s At Least 60ºC/140ºF
  • Check In And Check Out With No Person-to-person Contact
  • Cleaned With Disinfectant
  • High-touch Surfaces Cleaned With Disinfectant (like Countertops, Light Switches, Handles, And Faucets)
  • Minimum 1-day Vacancy Between Guest Stays


  • Property Has Guest Safety Measures


  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Paddle Boating
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Shopping
  • Boating
  • Water Sports


  • Lake
  • Downtown
  • Rural
  • Waterfront


  • Lake View
  • Water View


  • Not Sure


  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices


  • Not Sure


  • Necessary


  • Boat
  • Fire Pit
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Deck/Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Bicycles
  • Balcony
  • Lawn/Garden


  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Exterior Lighting


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Family


  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Living Room
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Garage
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room/Equipment
  • Shampoo
  • Paper Towels

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters


  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only


  • Kitchen Island
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Dining Table
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Blender
  • Toaster


  • Games
  • Books
  • Games For Kids
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Smart TV
  • DVD Player


  • Hospital Contact


  • Police Contact


  • Smoke Detector

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining


  • Fire Station Contact
  • Emergency Exit Route


  • Dining Area

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 11

The docks, paddleboat, swim raft, and Lily Pad will not be available from mid-October through early April [depends on ice-out].

Cancellation Policy

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

80 Reviews

    Spring break in Deerwood

    5/5 Stayed Mar 31, 2021
    Submitted Apr 7, 2021

    It was our first time to rent a cabin and we had such an amazing experience. We only reserved it for 2 nights and wished we had stayed longer. Our two kids are already asking when we are going back to the Deerwood cabin. The house was very clean and well maintained. We shared the house with another family of 4 and we had more than enough beds for everyone. There were 2 full baths which was ideal so each family had an assigned bathroom. The beds were very comfortable to sleep in. Each bed was fully made with soft pillows and cozy comforters. The listing mentioned that the cabin was close to the bike trail going to Crosby and it was indeed. While we didn’t bring our bikes, we were able to use the trail for our morning runs. We spent an afternoon at the Cuyuna State Park. Make sure you visit the lookout by the Cuyuna Rally center for some spectacular views of the lakes. Brad was really easy to communicate with. He was always prompt to respond. He even replied when I messaged him late at night and I might have woken him up! Brad was very helpful and accommodating. I would recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a quiet and relaxing getaway with family and friends.

    Recharge Weekend

    5/5 Stayed Mar 18, 2021
    Submitted Mar 21, 2021

    The checkin process with Brad was effortless. The house is great and had everything we needed. Our group is thinking of making this a yearly trip because of how much we enjoyed the area and house.

    Ladies Weekend

    5/5 Stayed Feb 12, 2021
    Submitted Feb 14, 2021

    Superb experience! There is nothing this place didn’t have. We were thoroughly impressed with the accommodations!

    Amazing property

    5/5 Stayed Feb 5, 2021
    Submitted Feb 7, 2021

    Roomy and beautiful property. Close to the mountain bike trails

    Beautiful home!

    5/5 Stayed Jan 22, 2021
    Submitted Jan 29, 2021

    We LOVED our stay at this beautiful home. We came for the weekend with a few friends in the winter and it was the perfect location. Beautiful, quiet area and felt like we had the whole lake to ourselves. We would definitely recommend and want to come back in the summer!

    Cozy and beautiful!

    5/5 Stayed Jan 8, 2021
    Submitted Jan 10, 2021

    Property was lovely. Very peaceful getaway from the city life. The view from the cabin was beautiful!

    Girls weekend

    5/5 Stayed Sep 25, 2020
    Submitted Sep 27, 2020

    For the last three years 11 of us ladies have gotten together for a girls weekend. These are Friendships since elementary and middle school and now we are in our 30s so it is always a very special time to us. We had A better experience at this property then we have had at any property before. It is just a few minutes from local bars and shops. We were there the last weekend in September in the fall colors we’re just about at their peak and it made for an absolutely incredible backdrop to the already magical weekend that we had, we got a little bit of use out of the paddleboat & the canoe. And there was plenty of other things that we could’ve had fun with that we didn’t even get around to using The property manager was close and attentive and took care of our every need.Communication was wonderful. Beds were comfortable everything was very clean and organized when we had absolutely everything we needed and wanted there. Thanks for the third annual girls weekend! I highly recommend this property👍

    Beautiful Lake Home

    5/5 Stayed Sep 18, 2020
    Submitted Sep 20, 2020

    We were sad to leave. Nice property.

    Relaxing getaway on a beautiful property

    5/5 Stayed Aug 30, 2020
    Submitted Sep 5, 2020

    This was a great property with all the amenities and then some. The lake toys were a huge bonus and used frequently throughout our stay. We had plenty of space in the house to spread out and enjoy. My favorite was the cozy 4-season sun room! The proximity to Crosby was also convenient for occasional stops at the grocery story and coffee shop. Brad, the property manager, was accommodating and helpful throughout our stay.

    Ladies weekend

    5/5 Stayed Aug 28, 2020
    Submitted Aug 30, 2020

    Very much loved the property!! Plenty of space for my girlfriends and I to escape too. Could use a modern coffee pot but ehh thats 1st world problems :)

    Fantastic Getaway at a beautiful home

    5/5 Stayed Aug 26, 2020
    Submitted Aug 31, 2020

    The home is beautiful and had everything we could need or want. We loved having coffee down by the lake, cycling, then being able to play in the water with the kayaks and paddleboards. The property and home were immaculate and well maintained. We will be back!

    Black Lake stay.

    5/5 Stayed Aug 22, 2020
    Submitted Aug 27, 2020

    Great location to access bike trails. Being able to use the kayaks, paddle boat was so easy & fun. The home is beautiful & the five of us were able to spread out for some privacy but have all of our meals together in the large kitchen, dining, living area. Laundry facilities were a bonus!

    Beautiful home on a quiet lake!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 17, 2020
    Submitted Aug 25, 2020

    This home was perfect for our vacation. We had 6 adults and 4 children 5 and under. The home was immaculate and the quiet lake was perfect for the children to swim and explore with us. There was more than enough to do to keep everyone occupied and plenty of quiet places to relax and unwind. Highly recommend this property!

    Great Family Summer Get-Away

    5/5 Stayed Aug 14, 2020
    Submitted Aug 27, 2020

    We spent three nights at the lake home and wished we would’ve stayed longer! The lake is quiet and there was plenty of equipment there to keep the kids busy: paddle boards, paddle boat, floating dock and Lilly Pad. My son caught a nice bass! We had five adults and four children stay - there was plenty of room. The home is close to bike trails and we enjoyed a day of biking. The manager was awesome with communication.

    This place was perfect for our family vacation!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 9, 2020
    Submitted Aug 22, 2020

    The place had everything our family needed and wanted! The kayaks, paddle boards, paddle boat, and swim deck were perfect and the 5 kids (ages 9-16) used them the entire time we were there. A perfect small lake for them to adventure out.

    Perfect cabin weekend!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 7, 2020
    Submitted Aug 24, 2020

    We had the best time at this property! We stayed to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary! There was something for everyone, swimming, paddle boarding, paddle boating, fishing off the dock, bonfires, relaxing on the deck. It couldn't have been more perfect! I wish we could have stayed longer. We will be back!

    Wonderful Rental

    5/5 Stayed Aug 3, 2020
    Submitted Aug 7, 2020

    Had a great time. Beautiful house, great location.

    Vacation place

    5/5 Stayed Aug 1, 2020
    Submitted Aug 4, 2020

    The pictures do not do the place justice. Absolutely gorgeous. Property manager greeted us, explained everything and was available if we needed him. Great place to enjoy a vacation. Plenty to do in the area but the house and lake was all we needed.

    Family get away

    5/5 Stayed Jul 25, 2020
    Submitted Aug 1, 2020

    This is a perfect home for a family getaway. The lake is quiet and perfect for boating, fishing, swimming, kayaking. The house accommodated our group of 9 comfortably with lots of space for meals, games and relaxing. The kids really enjoyed the swim raft and Lily pad. Great place to stay!

    Family vacation

    5/5 Stayed Jul 19, 2020
    Submitted Jul 25, 2020

    We had a great time at this property. Lots to do and great space for a big group. Wish we could have stayed a few more days!

    You Won't Want to Leave

    5/5 Stayed Jul 13, 2020
    Submitted Jul 18, 2020

    This beautiful home on Black Lake in northern Minnesota has everything you could possibly need or want for a fun and relaxing vacation. Bring yourself, family or friends, some food, some beverages, and a boat (if you have one, but you don't need one). Water sports abound with kayaks, paddle boards, a paddle boat, a floating dock, and a lily pad. Relax by the lake on a large deck in the shade. Enjoy s'mores (provided) by the fire pit with wood and kindling (provided). House has everything you need as well - fully stocked kitchen with plenty of plates, glasses, misc. items you might need; bathrooms have items you may have forgotten; laundry room with detergent and fabric softener, bedrooms are cozy, living areas have games if it rains and blankets to keep warm. We didn't want to leave this beautiful spot on Black Lake. It was perfect! The property manager did a great job of communicating with us, too.

    Great house, very nice lake

    5/5 Stayed Jul 5, 2020
    Submitted Jul 20, 2020

    My family of 4 adults and 4 teenagers loved the house. There was plenty of room and the house had everything we needed. The watercraft were very nice and the lily pad was great for swimming. We regularly saw loons and eagles on the lake. We mountain biked on at Cuyuna three days. The proximity was great. The house was very clean. It felt like they made extra effort to make sure we felt safe. I recommend the property.


    5/5 Stayed Jul 1, 2020
    Submitted Jul 6, 2020

    The pics for this property need to be updated because they did not do it justice! Well equipped with everything you could possibly need to enjoy extended time away on a calm and peaceful lake. The house itself is very well maintained and gorgeous.

    Awesome cabin to enjoy time with the family

    5/5 Stayed Jun 28, 2020
    Submitted Jul 3, 2020

    Amazing cabin to relax and enjoy the lake. We had a great time enjoying the lake, the paddle boat, SUPs, and the kayaks. Extremely well appointed cabin (everything you could ever need in the kitchen) for a family gathering with all ages of kids to enjoy time together. Cuyuna mountain bilking right down the road was a blast - best single track in the state.

    Great Get Away

    5/5 Stayed Jun 25, 2020
    Submitted Jun 28, 2020

    We had a wonderful long weekend with family. The house was very comfortable with many outdoor activities to enjoy!

    Awesome family teip

    5/5 Stayed Jun 22, 2020
    Submitted Jun 26, 2020

    Great house with a LOT of water toys. Our kids from 8 years to 2 months had a blast. Even my elderly parents could enjoy watching the kids play in the water from the balcony or the observation deck by the water. This lake is perfect for little kids since it is not very big or busy.

    Amazing cabin!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 16, 2020
    Submitted Jul 6, 2020

    The cabin and overall property are amazing, the recreational toys and amenities available to use are outstanding, and Brad (the property manager) is fantastic to work with! So thankful our family was able to enjoy a week here and make so many unforgettable memories :) If you're lucky enough to find availability on their calendar - book it!!

    Great time at the lake

    5/5 Stayed Jun 6, 2020
    Submitted Jun 9, 2020

    The property was exactly as stated and a perfect getaway with plenty of fishing and fun for the whole family. Lots of supplies and amenities. Thank you for a wonderful time.

    Will be back!

    5/5 Stayed May 29, 2020
    Submitted Jun 3, 2020

    Excellent stay on beautiful property! Highlight would be the outdoor fire pit! Great for a large group, very accommodating!

    A wonderful place to relax.

    5/5 Stayed May 27, 2020
    Submitted May 29, 2020

    We all enjoyed our stay to the max. The boating was great and the property was fantastic.

    An amazing weekend!

    5/5 Stayed Jan 31, 2020
    Submitted Feb 3, 2020

    My Mock Trial team had a retreat to this cabin and it was so nice! The property was spacious, clean, and an awesome location for a get away.

    The Most beautiful Home

    5/5 Stayed Jan 24, 2020
    Submitted Jan 27, 2020

    This was by far the best VRBO rental property we have ever stayed in.

    Amazing weekend getaway with friends!

    5/5 Stayed Dec 13, 2019
    Submitted Dec 15, 2019

    This was a great property to spend a pre-holiday weekend with our closest friends. It’s absolutely beautiful and has anything you’d ever need. We just got engaged on the beautiful wrap around deck. I highly recommend this property! Absolutely wonderful for large groups. We can’t wait to come back with family some day.

    Awesome Property!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 18, 2019
    Submitted Oct 20, 2019

    Great amount of room for a big group, clean, beautiful views of the lake, furnished with everything you could need and accommodating staff.

    Great stay

    5/5 Stayed Sep 20, 2019
    Submitted Sep 23, 2019

    Well worth it.... would highly recommend

    Ideal for family retreat

    5/5 Stayed Sep 14, 2019
    Submitted Sep 21, 2019

    The property is lovely and spacious with obvious attention to detail- both inside and outside. The kitchen area was well stocked with appliances, making it easy to prepare meals. The activities on site entertained our 3-generation family for the long weekend. Brad was an attentive property manager who checked in us by text every day. We found a real gem and plan to return for another stay.

    Great place for family getaway

    5/5 Stayed Sep 6, 2019
    Submitted Sep 10, 2019

    This was the second time I was able to stay at this incredible place with a large group. It works perfectly for multiple families staying for a long weekend and Brad was very responsive. We love this house and location and look forward to gathering there for future occasions!

    Great place to stay at.

    5/5 Stayed Aug 25, 2019
    Submitted Aug 29, 2019

    Lovely home!

    Lovely Home

    5/5 Stayed Aug 21, 2019
    Submitted Aug 27, 2019

    Perfect north woods vacationing spot. Quiet and relaxing.

    Excellent getaway

    5/5 Stayed Aug 16, 2019
    Submitted Aug 20, 2019

    Excellent cabin, many details taken care of. Great touches like smores ingredients included and property sprayed for bugs. Lots of lake toys made trip very enjoyable

    Weekend Get Away

    5/5 Stayed Aug 9, 2019
    Submitted Aug 11, 2019

    This is a great property for a family get away. The lake is small but peaceful, quiet, perfect. Plenty of water “toys” to enjoy during the day and large but cozy space for family time in the evening. Everything was perfect.

    The PERFECT Property

    4/5 Stayed Aug 4, 2019
    Submitted Aug 12, 2019

    This vacation rental home is beautiful, and well equipped. The setting is absolutely perfect. Tucked in among trees and lakefront. The home has many areas to relax in, both indoor and outdoor. Lovely bedding, comfortable furniture, and everything in the kitchen you would need and/or want! Soft blankets to cozy up in, and many games were enjoyed. Our family of 11 loved the boats and the paddle boards. The lily pad was a wonderful addition that provided hours of fun! Brad, the manager, was easy to work with and seemed very available and responsive. Check in was a breeze. We’ve rented many properties through the years, but this was the BEST! Loved it!

    Heaven on earth

    5/5 Stayed Jul 29, 2019
    Submitted Aug 2, 2019

    Perfect for a peaceful summer retreat. This place is ideal. The house is large. Super clean. Everything you need. The property is GORGEOUS! The lake is so much fun. Lots of fun human powered water toys, a floating dock and lily pad too. Just perfect! Thanks for a great week!!

    Wonderful and quiet getaway ❤️

    5/5 Stayed Jul 25, 2019
    Submitted Jul 29, 2019

    We enjoyed this property very much and hope to stay there again.

    Exceeded expectations

    5/5 Stayed Jul 7, 2019
    Submitted Jul 12, 2019

    This house is everything a family needs for a relaxing getaway to the lake. Every small detail has been attended to and the property managers (Brad and Eli) could not be more helpful. The lake is quiet, the amenities are plentiful (paddle boards, canoe, paddle boat, Lilly pad float, etc.), and the off-the-dock fishing for the kids was active. Simply a great house offering a great family experience.

    Fabulous Weekend Retreat

    5/5 Stayed Jul 4, 2019
    Submitted Jul 15, 2019

    We stayed here for a 4 day weekend over the 4th of July and had a wonderful experience. The property is very spacious and comfortable with a very nice wrap around deck. The highlight for us was relaxing on the lakeside deck while the kids swam and played on the Lily Pad and swimming dock. This property is also very close to Crosby which has several nice restaurants and a brewery that we visited one evening. We would definitely stay at this property again and highly recommend it to others!

    Another Great Stay

    5/5 Stayed Jun 13, 2019
    Submitted Jun 20, 2019

    This was our family's second trip to this house, and it was even better than last year. A few improvements were made in the last year including comfy new furniture in the basement. Brad, the property manager, is friendly and responsive to needs. The house is spacious and well appointed. The only challenge we had is that the air temperature downstairs is quite cold compared with the upstairs and the downstairs bathroom floor was icy cold. I'm sure in the hot summer, the cool basements is wonderful. On cooler days, you may want a sweater and some slippers. Overall, this is a clean, well-cared for home with lots of space and amenities. We had a wonderful weekend!

    Wonderful Weekend

    5/5 Stayed Jun 7, 2019
    Submitted Jun 24, 2019

    Our stay at this property was wonderful from the very start. True to its description the home was beautiful and the lake was wonderful. It is a smaller lake, but more than big enough for any activity you may want to do. Plus a huge perk was the water temperature. Its been a cool, rainy spring, yet the lake was already very comfortable for swimming! We were in town to play golf, jump in a lake, and play yard games outside. All of which this property is perfect for. There are several courses within a few minutes of the house, so we easily got our fill of golf. Once we were back at the house, as promised there were plenty of yard games (two sets of bag toss), kayaks, paddle boards, paddle boat, etc to play on. As well as fishing gear and ample firewood. Truly a perfect setup and we didn't have to pack all the bulky yard games in our cars. All in all the stay was excellent, and we felt very at ease at the property. I would strongly recommend anyone stay here!

    Repeat Visit to a Great Getaway

    5/5 Stayed Apr 26, 2019
    Submitted May 6, 2019

    For the second year in a row some friends and I booked this home for a weekend get together, and it was just perfect. There is plenty of sleeping room and lots of spaces to hang out together inside and outside. We grilled on the very spacious deck and played games in the large back yard. We enjoyed the a bonfire at the fire pit where there was a huge quantity of cut wood ready for us. It is quiet and peaceful on the lake, and its just a three minute drive to Crosby, which is an interesting town to spend an afternoon in -- for such a small town there are good options for craft beer and food as well as bumming around. Brad made the check in and check out process very easy and hassle free. When I had a question or two, I received very prompt responses via text. I definitely recommend this place.

    Spacious home on quiet lake

    5/5 Stayed Mar 1, 2019
    Submitted Mar 4, 2019

    Stayed here with a group of friends. Loved the house and location! The first floor is great for cooking, eating, and entertaining. Lots to do the in yard. We snowshoed and fished on the lake. Grocery store was only 5 minutes away, but it still felt secluded. Will definitely book this place again! Brad, the property manager, was great.

    Great Place to gather for a Ladies Weekend Retreat!

    5/5 Stayed Nov 8, 2018
    Submitted Nov 10, 2018

    Took a Winter Retrear! Cozy, Warm, & Relaxing! Spacious for our group of 8 & plenty of room to fit more!

    Amazing house on a beautiful property. We didn't want to leave!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 5, 2018
    Submitted Oct 7, 2018

    We had an incredible time in this house. It was absolutely beautiful and full of spaces to hang out and connect. If the weather would have been better we would have spent the whole time outdoors on the picturesque property. I would definitely recommend this for friends and families wanting a getaway. The house was extremely clean and even better than the pictures. Brad was a very accommodating host and even stopped back to help us light the fireplace. I'm hoping we can find time to come back and stay again!

    Awesome Property

    5/5 Stayed Sep 7, 2018
    Submitted Sep 12, 2018

    Nice Quiet Location. Enjoyed the stay over the weekend. Large backyard and huge deck


    5/5 Stayed Aug 30, 2018
    Submitted Sep 6, 2018

    We enjoyed a restful and playful labor day weekend with family. I couldn't recommend this property any more highly. It was clean and well stocked with everything we needed. I would definitely rent this property again.

    Fantastic Cabin with SO many extras!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 23, 2018
    Submitted Aug 28, 2018

    Our group came to this cabin for our annual get together. It definitely exceeded our expectations! The pictures show exactly how it looks! The home was very clean and the view of the lake and yard is beautiful. They obviously take very good care of this cabin and care about your experience!! The number of beds, bedrooms and bathrooms was perfect for our group. The deck with the patio tables and chairs was great to have to eat a meal outside. They even provided propane for the large grill on the deck. We all loved the paddle boat, lily pad and diving platform in the lake. We were able to do some fishing and swimming when it was nice out and when it was rainy, there are tons of board games to play! The campfire area is also great to have with the provided wood and roasting sticks. The welcome basket of s'mores makings was a great touch. Brad was there to welcome us and show us around and he was quickly available for any questions or concerns! Only issues we had was the ice maker wasn't working (they had already ordered the part), but we just ran into town for ice. Some of the dishes and silverware had obviously been put back into the cupboards dirty after being used, but they weren't the top plates or cups, so I'm sure it's not something the cleaning company checks. We just ran a load of dishes in the dishwasher to make sure we had clean ones. One last thing is that the neighbor's dog comes to visit several times a day. The dog is super friendly, and we had no problem with it, but people who don't like dogs or are afraid might have an issue with this.

    Beautiful Home and Beautiful Property!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 18, 2018
    Submitted Sep 7, 2018

    We recently had a family gathering and all of us were very impressed with this home. The attention to detail and amenities supplied far surpassed our expectations! The property manager, Brad, was very friendly and helpful and was just a phone call away if we had any questions. We highly recommend staying at this property!

    THE most lovely property with all the amenities, and then some!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 15, 2018
    Submitted Aug 18, 2018

    The property is so well maintained. We have stayed at another northern Minnesota VRBO that was lovely but not as appointed as this home. ALL the pots, pans, dishes, appliances, towels, etc. The property manager, Brad Johnson, was so welcoming at our 4:00 arrival. A nice beach with dock, raft, kayaks, and a peddle boat. We had a couple minor issues and were able to contact Brad with a speedy resolution. If we vacation next year in Northern Minnesota, this lovely home will be our choice.

    Beautiful well maintained property on quiet lake

    5/5 Stayed Aug 5, 2018
    Submitted Aug 10, 2018

    Beautiful home. Beautiful property. Fantastic amenities. We enjoyed the kayaks and paddle boat a lot. Also had space to dock our boat. I can’t think of anything we didn’t love about it. Our family had an amazing week.

    Beautiful home to spend time at.

    5/5 Stayed Aug 1, 2018
    Submitted Aug 8, 2018

    The house and property are just as pictured and described. Brad was great to work with. We enjoyed our time there although wished the weather would have been better. It rained 3 of the 4 days we were there. We caught fish when we were able to go. The only issue we had was the neighbor’s dog came over quite frequently even up onto the deck while we were eating. I am not a dog lover and my grandson is afraid of dogs, so would have been nice not to have to deal with that. Overalll enjoyed our time and would come back again.

    Great large family getaway!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 26, 2018
    Submitted Aug 3, 2018

    We had a family of 9 stay at the cabin for a long weekend and it was perfect! We have stayed at 3 other cabins before and this one was the best by far! Many details were very well thought out and left for us to have an easy and comfortable stay! Examples included a basket with s'mores ingredients waiting for us on the kitchen counter, metal s'mores skewers at the fire, lots of games to play and plenty of towels for us all to use. After the first night we all commented at breakfast about how comfortable the beds were. The kids (aged 4 & 6) loved all that there was to do outside (hammock, floating dock and the aqua lily was a huge hit! We all brought our bicycles and thoroughly enjoyed biking for a few hours on the Cuyuna bike trails. The trails were well paved and great for all ages. The owner Brad was super responsive and had great suggestions for restaurants in the area (Iron Range Eatery). We hope to stay here again next summer!

    Beautiful home and yard.

    4/5 Stayed Jul 14, 2018
    Submitted Jul 25, 2018

    Very nice! Kitchen had just about everything we needed. Wonderful outdoor games. We didn’t catch many fish but it’s a nice small lake.

    Amazing family vacation!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 7, 2018
    Submitted Aug 21, 2018

    Our family vacationed at this home in early July 2018. We were 9 in total, our 3 adult children and their significant others and our 2 year old grand daughter. The property is gorgeous, the pictures really don't do it justice. The home is both warm and inviting yet spacious at the same time! We were all able to be in the same area without being on top of one another. The bedrooms were large with very comfortable beds. The view from the master bedroom was spectacular, especially during a thunderstorm! The ensuite bathroom was a surprise to us as we were not expecting a large soaker jet tub and seperate shower area! Brad, the property manager was always prompt to respond to questions while we were planning our trip. He welcomed us on arrival and explained everything we needed to know about the property. We really didn't have many questions during our stay but he checked in on us a few times during the week to make sure everything was going well. We all spent a lot of time in the water either fishing,kayaking or just floating on the yellow pad - so relaxing!! There are a lot of weeds and lily pads near the dock but a very short swim and the water is clear and beautiful. Water temperature was nice and warm while we were there and very calm. We rarely saw a motorized boat. The home itself was well equipped. Lots of dishes, glasses and cookware etc. We ate the majority of our meals at the cabin and had no problems finding everything we needed. The town of Crosby is very close by and has a grocery store, liquor store etc. There are lots of antique shops. We spent a morning exploring them and found a few neat things. There are also a couple of restaurants that looked really good but we didn't have time to try them out. Maybe next time! We really had a fantastic week, lots of fun but also very relaxing. We would definitely recommend it and hope to return soon.

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay

    5/5 Stayed Jun 30, 2018
    Submitted Jul 24, 2018

    This property was perfect for our large family. Plenty of space for cooking, eating and hanging out together inside and out. It is beautiful, well appointed, and very clean. Everyone enjoyed the decks, paddle boat, swimming dock and fire pit. Thank you for the S'mores fixings! Brad was super helpful and welcoming. We will definitely rent this house again!

    Spacious, clean, quiet, peaceful getaway!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 21, 2018
    Submitted Jun 30, 2018

    Our extended family (four couples/families) has gathered annually at different rental cabins. We needed something more spacious this year, and found exactly what were hoping for at this rental. We have already requested to stay again next year! This cabin is clean, spacious, in a quiet area, close to town, and is well stocked with all the essentials you need. We enjoyed the great communication with the property manager, the quiet lake perfect for swimming, fishing, and canoeing, the deck with a large table big enough for all 8 adults. They must use mosquito control because bugs were a non-issue (except for right at dusk) which made outdoor meals on the deck and hanging out down by the lake so enjoyable! The area around the dock is somewhat weedy, which made for good fishing for the kids. If swimming in weeds makes you skittish, just know that once you swim away from the dock, the water gets deep quickly which allowed for tons of fun swimming with the float pad and swim dock and no weeds under foot. The long driveway provided hours of fun for our young kids to blow bubbles, use sidewalk chalk, ride bikes, and play corn hole. We were lucky to have amazing weather, but if we had needed to retreat indoors, there were tons of puzzles and games on hand that would have kept us entertained. Literally, the ONLY thing we had trouble with was that our family members are all super tall and didn't fit on the beds which all have footboards. That just goes with the territory of being well over 6 ft ;) Curtains in the master bedroom would have been welcomed due to the eastern exposure and early sunrise. All in all, our family had an amazing time and felt this was the best cabin we have ever rented. Great value for the cost! I can't say enough about this great rental. We hope to be back!

    Amazing spot!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 11, 2018
    Submitted Jun 27, 2018

    We had a great vacation at this beautiful property. The home was equipped with everything we needed and the property manager was so helpful. Really great experience & great memories! Will definitely come back!

    Impressive and comfortable home on a quiet lake. Perfect for a weekend getaway.

    5/5 Stayed Jun 7, 2018
    Submitted Jun 23, 2018

    Eight of my family stayed for a long weekend and had a great experience. Brad, the property manager, was very friendly, answered all of our questions and responded to every need promptly. The house was clean, well equipped and spacious, more than enough room for all of us to spread out. We especially appreciate having enough furniture in each of the public spaces for all of us to sit comfortably together. We didn't end up eating outside, but it was really nice to have the option. The lake is perfect for kayaking and paddleboating. The fish were small, but biting, so we had plenty for a fish fry. We will definitely consider coming back to this beautiful and comfortable home!

    Great cabin for a group!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 1, 2018
    Submitted Jun 14, 2018

    Very nice cabin on a beautiful lake in a peaceful area. Close to Crosby too. Our group spent the weekend and had a wonderful time!

    Fantastic cabin for a group

    5/5 Stayed May 25, 2018
    Submitted May 29, 2018

    Stayed here for memorial day weekend with 10 people all in our late 20s/ early 30s. It has a large kitchen with all amenities to cook our meals, very nice deck, grill, table downstairs for playing games, big yard, large fire pit, and a 3-4 person paddle boat! Black Lake is a smaller lake but there is a launch for nearby serpent lake about 3 minutes away. We launched our boat there and spent each day cruising serpent lake. Crosby has a public area you can beach your boat and walk into town with restaurants, bars, and a brewery. There is also a local guy who drives a bus if you need a taxi for a large group, but schedule in advance. Property manager was a great guy and provided suggestions when we needed it. Overall it was a great place- clean, updated, and very well taken care of. Would come back again.

    Great cabin for low-key family or small group gathering

    5/5 Stayed Apr 13, 2018
    Submitted Apr 18, 2018

    The cabin was just right for a low-key gathering of a small group of close friends. The floor plan is conducive to lots of communal visiting and hanging out, but there are still plenty of spaces to get away, particularly downstairs. Check in and check out was seamless. The cabin is only a five minute drive to Crosby, including a great breakfast at the North Country Cafe and a stop at Cuyuna Brewing Company. The fire pit area looked awesome and I'm sure we would have spent hours out there had it not been blizzarding. Overall a great property and a great stay.

    Deerwood Cabin on Black Lake

    5/5 Stayed Mar 9, 2018
    Submitted Mar 12, 2018

    Our stay was great. The cabin has a great open layout, with a big kitchen and dining area. Lots of room to entertain. We had 8 adults and 4 small children. The downstairs bedrooms were perfect for the small children to sleep in away from the noise from the common spaces. We loved the setting in the woods, and the fire pit down by the lake.

    Beautiful and comfortable!

    5/5 Stayed Feb 22, 2018
    Submitted Mar 11, 2018

    Wonderful location for our annual girl’s weekend with ample space to spread out and great gathering space when we wanted to all be together. Comfortable furnishings and well-appointed kitchen. Brad was very helpful and responsive to all our needs. The gal’s were unanimous that we will make it our destination each year as long as it is available. Can’t wait for next year!

    Home was very nice and kitchen well supplied. Beds comfortable.

    5/5 Stayed Jan 18, 2018
    Submitted Jan 31, 2018

    Great recommendation for the Iron Range Eatery!! No fish but fun time trying. Had a great time with family.

    Perfect getaway cabin!

    5/5 Stayed Dec 29, 2017
    Submitted Jan 3, 2018

    A group of us stayed here over a weekend and absolutely loved the home. The kitchen was the perfect size for a group of 10 and never once felt like we were crammed. The multiple bedrooms and baths were perfect! Brad was great to communicate with and very helpful. The private lake was awesome and basically have to ourselves. If you are looking for a comfy, cozy place to getaway with a up north feel, this place delivers! Being close to town was great but felt totally secluded. Do not pass on this one!

    Very peaceful and beautiful!

    5/5 Stayed Nov 22, 2017
    Submitted Nov 26, 2017

    The house was beautiful and very clean with large, spacious rooms! We had 10 people there for a family Thanksgiving and there was plenty of space for all of us and then some! The only thing that was a little disappointing was that the fireplaces had ran out of propane before we arrived and didn't get filled while we were there (most likely because it was a holiday weekend). However, it was such a mild and beautiful weekend we were able to enjoy the outdoor fire pit! It was a great place and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others or to go back! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us!

    It was great!

    5/5 Stayed Nov 17, 2017
    Submitted Nov 20, 2017

    Super comfy beds and amazing house! Will surely come back!


    5/5 Stayed Oct 27, 2017
    Submitted Nov 4, 2017

    The cabin and area was beautiful. Everyone had a great time. The cabin was just as discribed. Very spacious with a beautiful view of the lake. Would definitely go back in the summer!

    Beautiful home on a beautiful piece of property!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 19, 2017
    Submitted Oct 22, 2017

    We had a lovely fall holiday here. Fishing, kayaking, football, volleyball, game nights and the cozy fire pit outside. The house was comfortable for our group of 4 adults and 6 kids. Plenty of living space to spread out and not feel on top of one another. We would book again for sure! Thank you!!


    5/5 Stayed Oct 6, 2017
    Submitted Oct 17, 2017

    You never quite know what you are going to get when you rent a place via the internet and being 1800 miles away we had to hope for the best and we were NOT disappointed. This property is so amazing on many levels. The spaciousness of it was wonderful when having multiple families and it offers enough rooms and land for everyone to have a space. Unfortunately we were not traveling for pleasure but for the funeral of our beloved mother and the house gave our family a peaceful place to spend time together in our time of saddness. Brad the property manager was great and very responsive when we had questions. We definitely will be looking to book this property again.

    Incredible House!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 22, 2017
    Submitted Sep 28, 2017

    The property was exactly as it seemed in the pictures. Very spacious upper level and a nice open yard that goes down to a quiet lake. Perfect weekend get away spot! The wrap around deck was nice too.

    Amazing! We didn't want to leave!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 18, 2017
    Submitted Aug 22, 2017

    First, this lake home is AMAZING! The property looks exactly like the pictures. The home was deep enough in the woods for the woodsy feel but close enough to towns if we needed to run and grab anything. The home was spacious enough to hold 8 adults and 2 children. We absolutely love the view from the backyard. I was able to keep an eye on the 2 children by looking out the windows. The boys loved being able to get up and go fish and come back home to eat before heading back out. We love that the entire home has been custom by Don with his carpentry work, even the benches surrounding the bonfire was hand carved! It's beautiful! The view from the dock is breath taking. Very quiet lake; we canoed, went on our boat and kayaked our entire stay. Big basses at the lake! We are definitely adding this location on our favorite list and coming back! Don and Brad were both very responsive and very helpful, easy to contact with questions even when we were onsite. Thank you both very much!


      Deerwood, Minnesota

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