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Private Home on Fabulous Caribou Lake!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

25 miles north of Grand Rapids MN on scenic Hwy. 38 you will find our private north woods cabin with over 1500 feet of shoreline on Caribou Lake, in beautiful Chippewa National Forest. Caribou Lake is one of the clearest natural spring-fed lakes in Minnesota, with a clarity depth of 28’.

Our cabin sleeps up to 6 adults. Upstairs is a spacious bedroom with a queen size bed and a full bath with a tub. A fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, dining and living room. The living area has a flat screen Direct TV with DVD player and WIFI and unreal views of Caribou Lake. The upper deck offers a patio table and chairs and a stainless steel gas grill for your use.

Down the spiral staircase to the lower level there is a queen sofa bed, two twin beds, bath with shower, washer/dryer stacking combo, another flat screen Direct TV with DVD player, and walkout to the lake. We supply a host of books for great reading, board games for young and old. Bring your DVD collection!

In the yard next to the cabin you will find a fire pit where you can roast marshmallows, hot dogs and make s’mores. We furnish a canoe and a 14’ aluminum Lund boat equipped with a trolling motor. We have a dock and floating raft where you can enjoy amazing swimming in crystal clear Caribou Lake or just sit in the sun and listen to the loons.

Fall is a great time for hunting deer and grouse in this area. Snowmobile enthusiasts will enjoy the hundreds of miles of trails nearby.

5 miles north on Hwy. 38 in Marcell there is a full service bait/grocery store where you can get fishing/hunting licenses. They also have pizza, ice cream, video rentals and souvenirs. Don’t feel like cooking? There are some excellent places to eat at one of the many resorts in the area as well as at the Pine Cone Cafe. Marcell Community Church will welcome you for Sunday morning services and you can come as you are. There are also miles of ATV and hiking trails in the area.

Grand Rapids is only 30 minutes away from all your shopping needs and fun family activities. The downtown area has lots of unique and charming stores. Also very nearby are riding stables, golf courses, excellent restaurants and dining/supper clubs.

Well behaved dogs are welcome.

No cats please.

More Details

Lauren Long
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Having a blast here on Caribou Lake! Great retro cabin with all the amenities and CLEAN & COMFORTABLE...caught some great fish for dinner...including a 20" Bass...the fire pit and s'mores capped off the evenings...
Jun 2015
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Marcell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
* Lakefront * Year Round * Air Conditioning * Washer * Dryer * Cable/Satellite TV (2) * DVD (2) * Telephone * Broadband Internet * WiFi (Wireless Internet) * Gas/Electric BBQ Grill * Deck/Patio * Full Kitchen * Cooking Utensils Provided * Refrigerator * Dishwasher * Microwave * Queen Bed * Twin/Single Bed (2) * Convertible Bed (Queen) * Pet Friendly * Kid Friendly * Smoking Not Allowed in the Caribou Lake House.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


4.6/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Lakeville, Mn

Great Time in Marcell

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay. The cabin was just the right size; the woods were beautiful, crystal clear lake. The girls loved the ice cream at the Pine Cone.

What a wonderful place.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you; we love great renters like you! Please come back soon!
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Minneapolis, MN

Caribou Lake

  • 5 of 5

Very well kept, well furnished property on a nice, clean, relatively quiet lake. A nice place to rest at a fair price. Thumbs up.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you; we love great renters like you; come back soon!
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Larimore, ND

Beautiful cabin and lake!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two teen children, and 2 dogs arrived on a Saturday at the end of July after a long drive. We were very excited to see such a beautiful cabin, and, as we made our way to the lake, we could not believe how clear and calm the water was. The lake was deep enough so that, when we jumped off the end of the dock, we were not able to touch. The water was so clear, we could see fish swimming around the dock. We fished off of the dock and were able to catch a few fish, had good luck especially around 6 p.m. There was a deck off of the upper level where we were able to enjoy our coffee in the early morning hours and even saw a hummingbird or two fly around the deck. The sound of the loons in the morning and evenings was enjoyable. We had a wonderful view of the lake from the upstairs and downstairs living areas. The owners provided everything you could think of to cook with, and bringing your own food was truly the only thing you really need to bring. It was quiet and peaceful with no close neighbors, and we truly felt like we had our own slice of paradise for a week! They provided games and puzzles, which I enjoyed during some downtime (love puzzles). I cannot say enough good about this rental - I would recommend it to anyone and already have recommended it to a few friends from home. If you are searching for a nice, quiet, peaceful, and beautiful setting, you WILL find it here. Thank you for having us!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sioux Falls, SD

Beautiful property, hope for no storms!!

  • 3 of 5

The property and setting are beautiful the only glitch was losing power for most of our stay. A storm came thru and knocked out power on 7/2 and as of 7/4 was not restored so we ended up leaving early. The other couple we were with stayed longer and reported the power not coming on until 7/6. The owners might want to invest in a backup power source....

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burlington WI

My Beautiful Fall visit

  • 5 of 5

What a joy it was to spend the last week in September in God's Country and this charming home. I hit peak color! The owners have truly thought of everything & then some in appointing this home w/ creature comforts that I have never experienced in any other rental. The kitchen was especially well appointed! I'm a cook, and brought a lot of things I didn't need! The living area's were extremely comfortable and although I was looking for a "simpler time", I did enjoy the Wi-Fi & Directv! My only complaint was the hard mattress. However, I plan to be back next year & if they haven't replaced the mattress, I'll just bring my feather topper! They thoughtfully posted helpful notes around the house to help you navigate & help keep the place in the fine shape that its in. Hint: The house is much bigger than it looks in the pictures and there's lots of outside space, too! It's one of those places you just want to leave a little better than you found it! Thanks again! Karen......Burlington WI

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Weekly Rate: $795 - $1295

May-Aug. $1295.00/week (Sat-Sat) Sept.-Nov $795.00/week
Requires $250.00 Deposit
$50.00 per dog/per wk
$50.00 Deposit per/dog/wk

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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