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Overview of Dr John's Rustic Retreat

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4 bedrooms, Internet
Living Room
Living Room

Dr John's Rustic Retreat

5.0/5 Exceptional

Explore the area

    Popular LocationWhitefish Lake1 min walk
    Popular LocationMinong Flowage13 min drive
    Popular LocationBig Bass Lake17 min drive
    AirportHayward, WI (HYR-Sawyer County)49 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.

Dr John's Rustic Retreat

Adults-only cabin in Minong
Looking for a beautiful, private, lakefront cabin to recharge your batteries? Look no further! Our family has enjoyed summers at our family cabin, on beautiful Leader Lake since 1959, and now we would like to share it with you! Located in Gordon, WI, just 40 minutes from Duluth, MN and a two and a half hour drive from the twin cities, our cabin is the perfect place for families or a couples retreat, to enjoy your summer vacation.

Property Information:
This rustic retreat is located on 8 acres of lakefront property. There is a small beach, private dock, raft and access to a small 4 person pontoon boat, 2 canoes, and a paddle-boat. Enjoy fishing, swimming, tanning on the dock, hikes along our private trails, or reading a book on our family size screened porch! Fall asleep listening to the wind rustling the leaves, the night calls of the loons, or the water lapping at the shoreline. Plenty of wildlife to observe and endless bird watching.

The cabin has a large living room with fireplace, full kitchen, full bath (washer/ dryer), two bedrooms fully enclosed, one bedroom at the end of the screened-in porch, a playroom/office, and a family size screened in porch with sitting and dining areas facing the lake. There is a guest cabin for 2 located 100 yards from the main house, perfect for couples looking for a little more privacy.

Leader Lake is a 160-acre lake that has a maximum depth of 56 feet and has a hard sand shoreline. For the fishermen, our lake is home to northern pike, walleye, large mouth bass, and panfish. The lake has limited public access so it remains pristine and private.

- Wi-Fi
- DirectTV with DVR
- Free local calls
- Washer/Dryer
- Dishwasher
- Printer
- Small Pontoon Boat
- 2 person canoe
- Canoe for 1
- Paddleboat
- Weekly Outdoor Music Concerts in the neighboring town of Solan Springs
- Close proximity to fishing day trips down the St. Croix and Brule rivers

Property amenities


  • Internet access


  • 4 bedrooms


  • 1 bathroom


  • No pets allowed

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • In a rural location


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 1500 sq ft (139 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

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

Property is also known as

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About this area


Located in Minong, this cabin is in a rural area and on a lake. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Whitefish Lake and Minong Flowage.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Whitefish Lake - 1 min walk
  • Minong Flowage - 13 min drive
  • Big Bass Lake - 17 min drive
  • Trego Lake - 41 min drive
  • Lyman Lake - 49 min drive


  • Pogo's Harbor Inn — 13 min drive
  • Buckhorn — 18 min drive

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5/5 Excellent

This beautiful property was such a wonderful oasis of relaxation, nature-gazing and comfort. We enjoyed every minute of our time there.

5/5 Excellent

Perfect Get Away....
We loved our visit. We were looking for a remote, rustic retreat and found the PERFECT spot. We arrived and were greated by a family of Deer by the little cabin. We watched wildlife, fished, hiked, boated, canoed, watched the water and the most incredible star show - and left the world behind us. Found everything we needed (and more) in the Cabin. Loved listening to the loons in the morning and at night. Truly Magical. Fun family dinners, card games and quiet reading on the screen porch. Just perfect. Already planning a trip back. Thank you for sharing your wonderul family home. You can tell it was full of love and laughter. The Deutscher's

5/5 Excellent

Secluded property with semi-private lake. Great place for rest and relaxation.

5/5 Excellent

The Perfect Rustic Cabin Experience
For their favorite vacations some family’s run for the beach while others seek out the sites of the big cities or busy amusement parks. My family and I tend to always land on a lake some where looking to check all of the same boxes: - Clean lake - Good quiet “coffee drinking dock” - Clean and comfortable living space - Some fun local towns to explore - Ability to relax around a fire This wonderful family cabin checked all of our boxes exactly as we needed it too. The history of the cabin is easy to see through family photos on the walls...a history that left me wishing I could have met the guy in those pictures responsible for creating such an amazing place for his family to enjoy. After looking at the photos close, I honestly felt honored to be staying in the cabin he built. Our quite mornings paddling the canoe around the crystal clear lake...sipping our coffee and following the loons was truly heaven on earth for my wife and I.

5/5 Excellent

Best Family Vacation Ever!
Words cannot capture how wonderful this place is. I don't think there was a time when everyone wasn't smiling or laughing...unless they were sleeping. Can't wait to visit again!