Vintage Cabin on Beautiful Lake O'brien - Includes Pontoon Boat

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3 bedrooms
Living room

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Vintage Cabin on Beautiful Lake O'brien - Includes Pontoon Boat

10.0/10 Exceptional

Entire cabin

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Pet friendly
Crosslake, MN

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCrosslake Community Center18 min drive
  • Popular LocationDeacon's Lodge Golf Course28 min drive
  • Popular LocationTraditional Golf Course29 min drive
  • AirportBrainerd, MN (BRD-Brainerd Lakes Regional)37 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Vintage Cabin on Beautiful Lake O'brien - Includes Pontoon Boat

Cabin in Crosslake
If you are looking for the true cabin experience, look no further! This classic 1950's property includes a 2 bedroom/1 bath main cabin, 1 bedroom/1 bath guest house, and a free standing sauna; all in a stand of mature pine trees that will take your breathe away. The property was purchased by my wife and I in 2017 and was completely renovated. A small but efficient layout, the main cabin has 2 bedrooms with double beds, a 3/4 bath, living room with wood burning fireplace and dining room with great lake views. The kitchen includes a 2 burner cooktop, a microwave/convection oven combo, fridge and a single bowl sink. The indoor space flows to an outdoor area with fire pit and grill. The rental comes complete with a pontoon boat (2018 Bennington), and a new large platform dock that makes spending time on the lake simple and enjoybale! For those that like to stay connected or not miss the big game, both the main and guest cabin have high definition TV's with local cable service, and both structures have free Wi-Fi. In addition, both structures include air conditioning for those muggy summer nights! And for those cooler nights, the property has a free standing sauna with electric heater. Take a dip in the lake afterwards to complete your sauna experience!

Situated 5 mile east of the town of Crosslake, crystal clear Lake O'Brien is spring fed with a water clarity of 24', making it one of the cleanest two lakes in the entire watershed district! The lake itself is surrounded by mature pines. There is approximately 5 miles of shoreline, of which about a quarter of the lake is undeveloped state owned property. During the summer, this recreational lake is perfect for fishing, skiing, wake boarding, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding and all other water based activities, including just floating on an air mattress!! It's location a quiet tar township road make it perfect for a morning walk or bike ride.

Our property is perfect for a family of up to 6 or a few couples. We have a strict limit of 6 due to the size of the cabins. We do keep our calendar updated and so if you are seeing availability then it's likely available. Upon reservation and prior to your stay you'll receive a complete 'what to bring' list so you are prepared for your time up north. Feel free to inquire with any questions you may have and we'll be prompt to reply! We pride ourselves on keeping our property in and structures/equipment in great condition and are certain we'll exceed your expectations in that regard. And further since we also live on the same lake, should any questions ro problems arise we can respond quickly. In fact, your only disappointment will be when you have to leave!!

The pontoon boat is typically in the water and available for use from mid-May to the beginning of October.



Property amenities


  • 3 bedrooms


  • 2 bathrooms


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Smoke detector


  • 1 room
  • Sleeps 6

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

Vintage Cabin Beautiful Lake O'brien Includes Pontoon Boat
Vintage Beautiful Lake O'brien Includes Pontoon Boat Crosslake
Vintage Cabin Beautiful Lake O'brien Includes Pontoon Boat
Vintage Beautiful Lake O'brien Includes Pontoon Boat Crosslake
Vintage Beautiful Lake O'brien Includes Pontoon Boat
Vintage Cabin on Beautiful Lake O'brien Includes Pontoon Boat
Vintage Cabin on Beautiful Lake O'brien Includes Pontoon Boat

About this area


This cabin is located in Crosslake. Deacon's Lodge Golf Course and Traditional Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Crosslake Community Center and Nelson Lake.

What's nearby

  • Crosslake Community Center - 18 min drive
  • Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area - 24 min drive
  • Deacon's Lodge Golf Course - 28 min drive
  • Whitebirch Golf Course - 29 min drive
  • Traditional Golf Course - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • Brainerd, MN (BRD-Brainerd Lakes Regional) - 37 min drive


  • Aunt Bea's Pantry - 13 min drive
  • Andy's Bar and Liquor store - 13 min drive
  • Rafferty's Pizza - 13 min drive
  • Pine Peaks - 13 min drive
  • Riverside Inn - 13 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is Vintage Cabin on Beautiful Lake O'brien - Includes Pontoon Boat pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at Vintage Cabin on Beautiful Lake O'brien - Includes Pontoon Boat?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Vintage Cabin on Beautiful Lake O'brien - Includes Pontoon Boat?

Check-out is at 10:00 AM.

Where is Vintage Cabin on Beautiful Lake O'brien - Includes Pontoon Boat located?

Situated in Crosslake, this cabin is 7.8 mi (12.5 km) from Crosslake Community Center and within 16 mi (25 km) of Deacon's Lodge Golf Course and Nelson Lake. Traditional Golf Course and Whitebirch Golf Course are also within 16 mi (25 km).




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10/10 Excellent

Shannon C F.

I could not imagine staying with ant other property owner in this area! We have stayed in several VRBO properties and the Balmer family knows how to host. This is our second time at this location. There is not one thing they have not thought of and if you have a question or concern big or small, they are right there to assist. There was a chilly night and my husband and I were not well versed on how to get the indoor log furnace stoked. Lindsay was so patient and kind. She graciously volunteered to come over and get the fire going for us if needed but we got it done and felt very accomplished! This little gem is booked all next year but luckily for us they have another property and their brother has some on the same lake as well!! Beautiful location. Quiet. Relaxing. Tons to do in the cabin and in the area. Go hunting for Bigfoot in Remer or biking or hiking in Crosby, shopping in Baxter.... the list is endless❤️
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Tricia C.

Very special property
This is something special. The cabins are “updated nostalgia”. The fact that there are two separate cabins plus a screened in porch allows for families to be together but have their own space. The dock is a-mazing. The price includes the pontoon which makes it more reasonable. One suggestion would be to add more comfortable seating on the patio and in the porch- places to recline/lay down and read/take a nap. Thanks!
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Shannon C F.

Doesn't Get Much Better Than This!!
Everywhere you look from this property is magical! Out every window is mother nature in all her glory. Inside every window, Jeff and Lindsay have thought of everything you need to unplug and relax away from the hustle and bustle of home. They give excellent tips and ideas for things to do in the area if you are new and in need of advice. They are readily available if needed for big or small things. The most gracious of hosts❤️. My husband and I stayed for a week and a half with our adult children joining us at the end. We plan on coming every year for a week or two and only at a Balmer rental property. This is our second year at this cabin and it is our very favorite so far. Thank you, Jeff and Lindsay!
Stayed 8 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

David J.

Great time at lake
Well stocked and stylish cabins with gorgeous scenery. Would stay again if available… can see why it’s always booked.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Jill J.

We loved everything about our stay. The buildings are impeccably maintained and tastefully decorated. The property is nestled among large pines with gorgeous views of the lake, from the cabin, gazebo, and dock. The hosts took extra effort in multiple ways to make our stay enjoyable. They were very communicative and even provided a list of what appliances and pantry staples were provided before we started our helpful! We highly recommend this place and hope to return soon.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022