Our lake cabin is in the perfect location: it has an “Up North” feel without the long drive. Nestled in the quiet community of Ham Lake, it’s the charm of a small town only 35 minutes north of downtown Minneapolis.
5 beds • Sleeps 7
1 full bath • 1 half bath
kitchen • livingroom • laundry • patio • private lake access
Our 800 square foot beach-decorated home is cozy, but open and airy. Whatever amenity your family needs to feel at home, we’ve got it. An electric fireplace and forced air heat will keep you nice and toasty even in a winter snowstorm. In the summertime, the air conditioning will keep you cool.
The home is 2 bedrooms and 1 & 1/2 bath, with the master bedroom containing a queen size select comfort bed. The private children’s room contains a bunk bed with rails, pull out trundle bed along with toys and books. For additional space, the family room closes off with barn doors and the sofa pulls out into a queen-sized bed.
The home also contains a smart TV for your entertainment, and a desk in case you need to get some work done. Wifi included.
Our newly remodeled private bathroom contains a bathtub with shower. There is also a half-bath in the laundry closet for your convenience.
Our kitchen is fully equipped with cooking basics, a fridge, electric range, microwave, coffee maker, crockpot, blender, toaster, dishes, and utensils.
We have plenty of extras for babies or kids, including a travel crib, highchair, umbrella stroller, and plastic dishware & utensils. Lots of games, toys, books, and outdoor play activities are included as well!
Coon Lake is a beautiful spring fed lake, which means the water is always clear. It's perfect for quiet fishing and relaxed boating.
It’s shallow around the edges, so lily pads grow quickly, but we’ve cleaned a great swimming area within our dock, that has a great sandy bottom.
Walk out the backdoor and down a few steps to a private swim area and dock. Your children can play on the playset, sandbox or with one of the water toys you will have access to.
This is truly a fisherman’s paradise. Anglers can catch Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, and Bluegill sunfish. Bring your own gear. Kids will enjoy catching sunfish right from the dock! There is also a paddle boat available to rent for an extra charge to explore and fish out on the lake. You are welcome to bring your own boat as well.
While there is no boat launch on our lake, the larger connecting lake does. Feel free to park your boat in our driveway, and load in each day at the lake access, just a few miles away. If you have a small fishing boat, it will fit through the canal under the bridge connecting the two lakes, you are welcome to dock your boat at our dock. (Send us a message to see if your boat will fit.) Kayaks and paddleboards are welcome (bring your own).
In the wintertime, you can skate and ice fish right out the backdoor. Bring your own gear. The backyard slopes down to the lake, so kids can sled down. There is also a huge sledding hill a mile away. Snowmobiles are welcome! We have direct access from the lake to several MN State trails in the area.
South Coon Lake is a spring fed lake, which means the water is always clear. It’s shallow around the edges, so lily pads grow quickly, but we’ve cleaned a great swimming area within our dock, that has a great sandy bottom.
The Paddle Boat can be rented at an additional fee.
Firepits: You can use either the fire pit, or the fire bowl. Bring your own wood.
Firepit Grill The lower patio fire pit includes a permanent swivel grill for your convenience in outdoor cooking. You will need to provide your own firewood or charcoal for bonfires & fire pit grilling.
The Public Boat Launch is located on the northeast side of the “big” lake. If your boat fits through the canal, you can dock it on the left (south) side of our dock. You may park your boat in our driveway and load in each day if it does not fit.
Snowmobiles are welcome! Please DO NOT drive in our backyard or down the hill to the lake. We have rocks lining our shoreline and they could ruin your sled, or cause damage to our shore. Access to the lake is located just 5 houses north of our property.
Sledding is a great activity for your kids in our backyard. We only recommend sliding if the lake is frozen, and be sure to shovel some snow along the shoreline so there isn’t a huge drop from the rocks lining our shore to the water.
Ice Fishing: Firshermen welcome! There is NO vehicle access to our lake, so you may only do walk-in ice fishing.
• Our cabin was built in 1940, and in true “vintage cabin” appeal, it is on the smaller side, at 800 square feet, and has slightly uneven floors in areas, along with mismatched trim and paneling. We’ve pulled out the charm by painting it modern matching colors. Please also note that the ceilings range from 7 to 7.5 feet tall throughout the sections of the house.
Maximum overnight guests: 7
Minimum age to rent: 26
• No Pets. We apologize we cannot accommodate your pet, and we would be happy to point you to a local boarder. There will be a minimum $200 pet cleaning fee if evidence of pet is found.
• We are not responsible for accidents at the house or on property. Use the lake and play structure at your own risk.
IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT HOSTS
When we are not traveling in our converted bus with our 4 and 6-year-old boys, we live on our property in the bus, parked next to the house. We are usually there during Minnesota’s best months, May-September. When we are parked at home, the entire house is exclusively for guests, and the backyard will be a shared space. There are 2 backyard patio spaces (upper and lower) and 2 bonfire spaces, so that you as a guest can have your own space to hang out outside.
Our home is located in a safe, family-friendly community, with a playground within walking distance and plenty of places nearby to bike and hike. If you’re hungry for some good local food, Smokey’s Pub and Grill offers mouth-watering BBQ. Acapulco Mexcian Restaurant is also close by, as well as Maxx Bar & Grill and Masetti’s Italian Food.
For your security and ours, we have a doorbell camera on the front door. 2 cameras aimed at our canoe (our neighbors canoe was stolen in the spring of 2021) and 1 camera aimed at our storage shed (to monitor in the winter for snow removal so it doesn’t collapse).
Self check-in with keypad code