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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Hackensack, Minnesota

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Daplattn
2 reviews
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“Serene weekend in the woods with friends!”
Reviewed July 9, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Beautiful setting in the north woods! A great weekend getaway with the girls on a quiet lake in Minnesota. A gorgeous view of Widow Lake, large yard for outdoor activities, screened in porch and fire pit make this the perfect hang out for family or friends.

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Ellen D
1 review
“If you want a relaxing and peaceful vacation, Lake Retreat is for you!”
Reviewed July 8, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Our family of four enjoyed a very quiet and relaxing vacation at Lake Retreat. The cabin is very spacious and roomy. We could have easily shared the cabin with another family...plenty of room for kids to sprawl out! The loft was perfect for our kids. They each had their own bed and there was ample room for all of their belongings.The kitchen was fully supplied with utensils and we used the grill nightly. There is a nice dining room table, however we ate all of our meals, breakfast included, out on the deck. The deck was a hit with our family...very large, nice table and chairs and an excellent view of the lake. The cabin also has a nice screened in porch with a table and chairs...a nice option for a rainy day/night! There is a large fire pit area with several chairs. There really is no need to bring your own lawn chairs.
Lake Retreat is on Widow Lake. We were there the week of July 4th and expected the lake to be much busier. There was very little boat traffic, even during a typically busy week. There is a public access for your boat a very short distance from Lake Retreat. The water is clear and the kids were able to swim off the dock. Our kids also fished off the dock, catching lots of fish.
The owner, Joe, was great at corresponding via email. He answered any questions I had in a timely matter.
Lake Retreat was a great find for our family! We loved how quiet and peaceful it was...a nice escape! We would certainly stay here again!

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Loren H
1 review
“Perfect”
Reviewed March 2, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

The cabin was the perfect retreat at a great price. All the comforts of home at a lakeside setting. I will definitely be booking this cabin year after year.

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Management Response
May 1, 2017
Glad you had a good time!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent cabin vacation spot!”
Reviewed January 2, 2017 for a stay in December 2016
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As a group of friends that needed a cabin retreat for a weekend, this was the perfect choice! We visited over New Year's weekend and could not have been happier with our choice. I would definitely recommend this location to anyone looking for a vacation spot right on the lake.

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Daplattn
2 reviews
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“Beautiful, peaceful, relaxing vacation destination!”
Reviewed July 18, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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The cabin is very nice and spacious with everything you need. The yard is large and private with a nice dock and swimming area. The lake is smaller, quiet and relaxing. We booked the cabin for our once a year girl's weekend and we'll definitely plan to visit again in 2017.

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Management Response
Jul 21, 2016
Thanks, looking forward to your next stay!
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Jeff W
Hudson, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Up North”
Reviewed July 14, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Got a late start on finding lodging for the week of the 4th of July. This property was one of the very few that was still available. Was skeptical and there were no reviews for guidance. Never actually talked to the owner/contact person (Joe) but he was very responsive thru email communication. Upon arrival it was evident that the pictures didn't do justice and that was a welcome surprise.
We were 4 adults and two young children (5 and under). We were told to bring sheets and towels. There is no air conditioning so we brought a bunch of fans. Not needed as there are ceiling fans everywhere. Kitchen utensils were plentiful. There is a separate tap for drinking water which made us wonder about washing dishes, hands etc. We also brought bag chairs but there was plenty of outdoor chairs provided for sitting around the fire. Also the deck was perfect for most of our meals. The gas grill works great. There is a nice dock that the kids caught many fish from. No beach or swimming area. There are neighbors but not right on top. About 15 minute drive for supplies. Not a whole lot of activity on the water except for fishing boats while we were there. And a few loons.
We could have used another bathroom. If we would have been 4 adults and no kids this property have gotten five stars from me. From what I could tell from researching other rentals this one is priced very reasonably.

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Liked best: New, great deck and dock.
Liked least: Only one bathroom
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sep 1, 2016
Cabin designed for max of 6 guests so only one bathroom is needed.
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