Shing Wako Resort: Cabin 5

A Merrifield, Minnesota vacation rental

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  • Bedrooms - 2
  • Bathrooms - 1
  • Sleeps - 6
  • No Pets Allowed
  • On Lake Edward
  • WEEKLY ONLY or Mini Vacations - Fri-Mon or Mon - Fri. 6/17-8/18. Otherwise 2 night min.

Shing Wako Cabin 5 has a great view of Lake Edward, about 150 yards from the sandy swimming beach. The cabin includes a well-equipped kitchen, one bathroom and two bedrooms. We also provide CTV, wifi, a charcoal grill, a picnic table and private fire pit for this cabin. This cabin is perfect for small families or groups that are looking for a relaxing getaway on the water.

The Shing Wako Resort consists of 12 cabins and 6 reunion lodges. Between mid-June and mid-August, you can book a “week,” checking in after 9 am on Saturday and checking out the following Friday before 10 am. You can also book a less than week stay; Friday – Monday for 3 nights or Monday – Friday for 4 nights. Either one is the same rate for the same size cabin. From May 1 to mid-June and mid-August to September 30 we have a minimum 2 night stay.

Sleeping Arrangement: The two bedrooms include one double bed in each room. One of the bedrooms is in the screen porch. The living room also includes a sofa sleeper that can sleep an additional two people for a total capacity of six individuals.


  • Linens Provided
  • Furnished Kitchen
  • Guest Laundry Service
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Deck and/or Patio
  • Vehicle and Trailer Parking
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Outdoor Grill
  • ATV/Snowmobile Trail
  • Fishing Boat Available
  • Pier/Dock
  • Free Firewood
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Year-round Rental
  • Sand Beach
  • Playground
  • Board Games

Unique Features

The Shing Wako Lodge was built in 1937 and has a long, unique history behind it. The name Shing Wako comes from the indigenous word for white pines. In the 1930's there were many white pine in our area and the locals referred to them as Shing Wak's. Today, you can still see the white pines that were around when the resort was first built.

The Edward Lake is also a very unique feature to the Shing Wako Resort. The beach is a very gradual, sandy beach which makes it perfect for swimming! There is lots of open space to relax and enjoy yourself without having to worry about other nearby cabins or resorts. Lake Edward is over 2,000 acres with an average depth of 15 feet. The lake allows for lots of fun water activities in addition to the relaxing atmosphere of laying on the beach.

Things To Do

Cabin 5 of Shing Wako presents so many opportunities for fun activities. Enjoy free use of our paddleboards or rent a boat for family fun! Our paddleboats, kayaks, canoes and life jackets are included with your cabin rental. The lake is stocked with walleye and is also home to the northern pike, largemouth and smallmouth bass, sunfish, and crappies; perfect for fishing. The resort also includes two playgrounds, carpet ball, horseshoe pit, volleyball, tetherball and basketball courts for fun on land as well.

Explore the Brainerd area: Zip line tours, festivals, golfing, hunting, shopping, hiking trails, and more. Bike right from the resort to the Paul Bunyan Trail - through one of Minnesota’s most popular vacation areas from Crow Wing State Park. Staying in the winter? More than 1,200 miles of well-groomed snowmobile trails run through the Brainerd area.

Things to remember:
Bath and kitchen towels
Soap & shampoo
Fishing poles

Rates & Specials

$150 - $250 night

$750 - $995 week

Based on 1-4 guests.

2019 Summer Rate June 15 to August 16:
$995/wk or Summer Mini Vacation $750

A Summer “Mini Vacation” Must Be: Mon - Fri for 4 nights or Fri – Mon for 3 nights.

2019 Spring and Fall Rates May 1 to June 14 and Aug. 17 to Sept. 30
$750/wk; $150/nt

3 night min. holidays. 2 night min. spring and fall.

Deposit $500/wk and mini vacation. $70/nt. 7.375% Minnesota Sales Tax applies. All fees reflect a 3% cash or check discount. If payment is made with a credit or check card, please add 3% to your total invoice. Additional Lodging Guests - $125 a week or $25 a day, per person, over the “In rate” number per cabin (all ages). Visitors (all ages) - $5 per day, per person.

Woohoo! We are offering vacation rental special(s)

2019 Specials!
May or September 2019
Stay 3 Nights Get Your 4th Night Free! Not valid with any other discount.


Many thanks for the very relaxing and memorable stay at Shing Wako. From the comforts of cabin 10 to the fun whizzing around Lake Edward to our long hike to the delicious veggies from Borden Farm to the very enjoyable fire pit, we couldn’t have asked for more… oh and I forgot the friendly neighbors who shared their yummy freshly caught & fried sunnies & crappies with us. Margot & Chris
We were so impressed with the grounds & all the care that you put into keeping it so neat & cared for – you’re doing such a great job! We liked the un-cluttered grounds, quiet, very relaxing accommodations, NO RV’s Great!!, wonderful family resort! Please keep it as it is – so uncrowded, not cramped with too many cabins & people, very welcoming. Jim & Cathy
A great big thank you for a wonderful week vacation at the Shing Wako Resort. We had a fantastic time and made many family memories. As I said before, our cabin and experience far exceeded our expectations. Should we ever find ourselves planning a vacation in northern Minnesota, it will definitely include the Shing Wako Resort. Thanks again! Sandi B

Contact Information

24713 County Road 3
Merrifield, MN 56465
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About the Owner/Manager

In 1937, Shing Wako was established as a resort! Making vacation memories for families just like yours for over 80 years. Marty, the owner and operator lives right on site. Make sure you stop in to say Hi! and let him know if there is anything else he can do to make your vacation an enjoyable one! 218-765-3226

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