'Bailey House' Historic Home on Pine Mountain Lake

Property ID: 408802BackusMNUS
Sleeps 156 BR2 BA
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Step back in time during your stay at 'The Bailey House,' a 6-bedroom, 2-bathroom vacation rental home in Backus. Built in 1902, this historic home is filled with antiques and is the ideal lake retreat for your next getaway to Minnesota. With plenty of room for family and friends, spend your days in the great outdoors at nearby Pine Mountain Lake and nights enjoying the peace and quiet of this spacious and wooded property. For dinner, whip up a meal in the kitchen or try a local restaurant!


  • Kitchen
  • Pets Allowed
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Central Heating


Location Details

'The Bailey House' is ideally located steps from the crystal clear waters of Pine Mountain Lake. While the home has a secluded feel, it's near great options for dining like Willard Saloon and Eatery, and the Corner Store and Restaurant.

You certainly won't have to travel far for days of fun during your stay in Backus! Just 1 block away you'll find a public boat launch and Rocky Dock park with a playground, picnic area, and swimming beach.

Rent a boat and spend the day on the lake fishing for walleye, bass, northern pike, and panfish on the 1,612-acre lake. The kids in your group will like swimming in the water while you grill hamburgers at the picnic area!

The Paul Bunyan Trail and Rest stop is a half block from the house and offers 100 miles of paved hiking, biking, rollerblading, and snowmobile trails.


9 reviews
  • Great Stay in a Great Area


    Beautiful house in Backus right on one of the best fishing lakes in Minnesota! Really charming house, lots of space, and eclectic decoration. Definitely recommend a stay here! House could use some better weather proofing but all in all the property is in amazing shape for it's age. Know that you are staying at an older/historic home, if you are prepared for this, you will absolutely love staying here!

    Property owner is very kind and knowledgeable about the area, definitely recommend sitting down for a chat with Doug if you both have the time!

    I cannot wait for my next stay at the Bailey House!

    Published August 30, 2023
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    Great place

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Bill W.
    Published August 15, 2023
  • Historic gem


    The Bailey house was a beautiful spot walking distance from the lake park and the resort our family was staying at. Charming, historic and spacious were a few comments that our group provided. The place could use a deep cleaning and the kitchen could be more organized and equipped. We had a larger gathering for cake one evening and a fun camp fire outside. All in all a good spot to accommodate many from our group.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    David C.
    Published July 25, 2023
  • Perfect match for large varied group of people


    Games,books,all variety of kitchen stuff, big friendly family tables( both in and outdoors) and close to lake, town and more. Meadow with deer ,geese and lightning bugs. The host Doug made us feel welcome and very comfortable. A wonderful time and we'll be back!!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Rita Diane O.
    Published July 5, 2023
  • Wonderful place with a few issues


    The house was very interesting and fun. Family had a great time. Fire pit was great. Kitchen is small with very little work space so that made it difficult to cook for a large group. The house could do with a deep clean. Very dusty and animal hair pretty much everywhere.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Merle D.
    Published September 8, 2022
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  • This property has a maximum occupancy of 15 guests, not including infants.
  • Pets are allowed at this property.
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