Spacious, light-filled all-season cabin on a secluded, unique river front. Beautiful views of water and woods. Six private acres in a quiet wilderness setting, yet within ten miles from Lake Superior, state parks, groceries, and restaurants. Large kitchen and living/dining areas, two bedrooms, full bath, comfortable beds and leather furniture for a relaxing wilderness retreat.
Please read the full description and all House Rules before sending a request. This is a unique and remote wilderness retreat, not a full-service hotel. For example, our guests commit to bringing some basics and cleaning up when leaving. We want to make sure this is a good fit for you. Thank you!
Our spacious, light-filled cabin is on a beautiful, secluded river front with dramatic bluffs and rapids and more quiet parts for swimming and fishing.
Large windows throughout give spectacular views of the river, woods and surrounding hills. The sound of the water is a wonderful backdrop, and you will rarely hear any traffic. We are at the end of a quiet unpaved road. Other cabins can only be seen from few views on the property, and mainly in the winter when leaves are down.
The house was carefully designed and built by local craftspeople in 1994. It is spacious (1100 sf) with vaulted ceilings and an open floor plan.
Our downstairs has a large, fully equipped kitchen with adjacent dining area, a cozy sitting room with a comfortable leather sectional and great views of the river, a large entry area with a queen futon and leather arm chair, a TV room/study with loveseat and desks, and a full bath. The large three-season porch (with futon and lounger) and the outside deck are great places to view and listen to the river in warmer weather. The two bedrooms, with comfortable full and queen beds, are upstairs. Three closets provide ample storage space.
The cabin has high-speed internet, stereo, and two TVs, without reception but with VCR, DVD, HDMI connection, video tapes & DVDs. The kitchen has a toaster, microwave, coffeemaker and -grinder, electric kettle, blender, mixer and all essential utensils. Spring through fall, there is also a propane grill outside.
There is no landline, but cell reception with AT&T and several other carriers is good.
***IMPORTANT: This is a remote wilderness cabin, not an urban, full-service hotel. You need to bring some basics, clean up when leaving, and conserve water & propane. In winter/ spring weather, you might have to park on the road and walk up to the cabin.***
Please only book if you are comfortable with such a wilderness stay and if you agree to all the policies and house rules. If you want more amenities than we can provide, please consider other nearby rentals, such as the hotels and condos along the lake. They tend to be pricier and in busier areas, but might be a much better fit for you.
Here some important points.
CLEAN-UP: We do not charge a cleaning fee. You need to leave everything as clean as you found it and ready for the next guest. (In this remoteness, it is not possible to get a professional cleaning service after each guest, so please do not book if that is your expectation.)
BRING YOUR OWN: BYO towels and linens (sheets, pillow cases). Buy your own local firewood if you plan on campfires. (In winter weather: Bring a shovel and sand for winter driving.)
TAKE GARBAGE/ RECYCLING with you. (If you absolutely cannot, please let us know and put it into sealed bins inside garage).
CONSERVE WATER & PROPANE: We have a small well & septic system for limited water use. Save flushes & showers and allow time between them for the system to refill. Flush only toilet paper. Set heat to minimum anytime you leave.
WINTER/SPRING DRIVING: The last 1/2 mile can be difficult in winter/spring. While most guests can drive right up, you need to be prepared for the possibility that you have to park on the road and walk the last bit to the cabin, especially without 4WD. Use of driveway and dirt road is at your own risk. ***We cannot be responsible for costs to you or give refunds if your car cannot make it all the way to the cabin.*** (See the detailed manual for more).
MIND THE WILDLIFE: To prevent mice, do not leave food out; clean up even small crumbs and spills right away. In the fall, mice might still come into walls for warmth, but will stay out of living areas if food is cleaned up. It is thus possible you might see a mouse; please do not book if that is a problem! Because of bears, wolves and coyotes, do not leave garbage or food outside, and watch your dog.
STRICT CANCELLATION POLICY: Please double-check your dates and all policies! Airbnb will only give refunds for emergencies.
Please review all "House Rules" before finalizing your booking request: After clicking "Request to book", click "Read more" under "Things to keep in mind" to see the full list.
If you like to stay around the cabin, you can find places to sit at the riverfront, take a dip, fish, explore the woods on the property, watch the wildlife, or take a walk on our quiet dirt road. You can access ATV/snowmobile trails (that you can also hike on) 1/2 mile from the cabin, on Hwy 1.
About one mile away, is a bar and lodge, the Wildhurst, with tap beer and snacks. Within a 10-minute drive you can get to Lake Superior, Tettegouche SP, historic Finland, groceries, gas, restaurants, waterfalls, swimming holes, Superior Hiking Trail access, Wolf Ridge Educational Center, skiing and snowmobiling. The nearest entry to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area is in Isabella, 20 minutes away.
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