I found this property listing while specifically looking for a little cabin to stay in for a night for my partner and I.
After looking over the map of Brook Park, and noticing it didn’t seem to have too much to offer for activity or particular excitement, we spent the afternoon hiking in Taylor Falls and walking The Franconia Sculpture Park in Chisago (about an hour away). We got to the small, quiet town of Brook Park a little after 4 and headed to the property.
The cabin was off a couple narrow, gravel roads. Though there were other houses along the roads, the cabin stood alone on its own little wooded lot. It was true to the pictures, had a small front and back patio, a couple wooden chairs, grill, and a couple benches around the ringed fire pit (a box of duraflame logs were provided).
We drove the short distance to Hinckley to the little grocery store for firewood and a couple grocery items. A few pots and pans were provided. As well as mugs, wine/drink glasses, cooking utensils and silverware. There was a Keurig machine and nice variety of K-cups.
It was pleasant to cook in the kitchen, the area was tidy and didn’t feel cramped— stove and oven worked great. The TV was a smartTV with various apps. We didn’t use the walk in shower but it looked looked nice and a decent size; the bathroom was modern and had a washer, dryer, a few soaps of different varieties provided. The loft had two skylight windows as well as a larger one at the head of the bed. The bed in the loft was comfortable and it made for pleasant sleeping, with the windows open and listening to the sounds of the woods. We hardly heard the neighbors at all from the surrounding lots, it was a quiet area but didn’t feel desolate.
Again, Brook Park itself is a small little town so if you were looking for activities or a wanted a way to keep busy out of the cabin, I’d suggest checking the surrounding areas before retiring to the cabin.
The only reason it didn’t get full stars across all the boards was that it wasn’t fully complete in construction and noticeable in particular spots, with excess building materials being stowed and stacked near the sheds, left in the fire pit, and a couple miscellaneous trash items in the wood piles. Not a major eyesore nor an inconvenience, but noticeable that the property wasn’t entirely finished.
Overall, the cabin itself was lovely and cozy; “a great find” my partner and I agreed.