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350 PRIVATE ACRES ON A RIVER JUST OUTSIDE DULUTH

Carl Haensel

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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350 PRIVATE ACRES ON A RIVER JUST OUTSIDE DULUTH

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Duluth - Namebini Guest House

3 Bedroom house on a trout stream

This is a secluded wooded 350 acre property on a great trout stream. Miles of private hiking trails await you. The Guest House at Namebini is a modern, three-bedroom, two bathroom house. It features a master suite with a Jacuzzi tub, and has a fully stocked kitchen, living room and washer/dryer. It comfortably sleeps up to 6 individuals in two queen and two twin beds. Wireless internet is available on site for those individuals who bring their own computer. A guest computer providing internet access is available as well, with printer. Amenities include satellite television, gas fireplace, outdoor charcoal grill, and stereo system with iPod connection. Smoking and pets are not permitted. Outdoor kennel is available for dogs.

An easy trail from the house leads down to the Sucker River and to our campfire area. Guests often enjoy sitting along the fireside rapids at dusk to watch the stars come out. There is an extensive trail network on the property, which is adjacent to public land offering additional fishing and exploration opportunities as well as access to the Superior Hiking Trail. A historic logging camp site at Namebini means you'll never know what you might find out in the woods. Bring a good pair of hiking boots along to see what you can discover!

Ask about our Guided Flyfishing for beginners through experts with your own on-site personal guide. Trips on regional rivers and streams are also available for trout, steelhead, smallmouth bass and more. We also have canoe and kayak rentals, let us know in advance if you’d like transportation to local lakes and river floats.

Looking for a different, more rustic option? We also have a hike-in-only 'River Cabin' that is just the way to do it. Located a short ten-minute walk down a scenic trail, the River Cabin sits less than 50 feet from the Sucker River on a high bank. Lots of windows on all sides of the cabin allow guests to immerse themselves in the forest at Namebini and the rhythms of the natural world. Summertime guests enjoy opening the windows and listening to water rushing over the river's riffles as they fall asleep at night. The cabin comfortably sleeps up to 4 individuals in one double bed in a loft and one fold-out couch with an integrated inflatable mattress. The River Cabin is entirely off-grid and is solar powered.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Carl Haensel

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Carl and Cindy Haensel are avid outdoor enthusiasts, artists, educators, and advocates who enjoy sharing their pursuits and talents with others. Native Minnesotans, they have traveled widely and worked for seven years in Pennsylvania.

Carl Haensel is an educator, biologist, photographer, writer, and fishing guide. Carl has guided and taught flyfishing since 1996 and has authored dozens of articles on flyfishing techniques, tips, flies, and locations, as well as children's educational literature. From 1996 until 2003 he owned and operated Around the Bend Flyfishing based in Eden Prairie, MN, and Hershey, PA. From 2001 until 2007 he served as a regional manager for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Fish and Boat Commission. There he managed education, programming, and aquatic resource issues for an area encompassing over five million people, including the City of Philadelphia. He has fished extensively throughout North America, and his outdoor photographs have been widely published. He has served as an educational consultant and enjoys secondary and post-secondary teaching.

Cindy Haensel, MD is an emergency medicine physician, photographer, and potter. She works for St Luke's Hospital in Duluth, MN. Specializing in wilderness medicine, she has trained in Belize, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Montana, and Minnesota, among other locations. She has provided training in wilderness medicine techniques to residents, medical students, camp counselors, scout leaders and high school students. As a potter, she specializes in functional stoneware pieces for use in the home. Her photography has been widely published and has won awards.

Carl Haensel purchased this house in 2007

As children growing up in the Twin Cities we traveled and explored the North Shore of Lake Superior. After moving out of state, we always wanted to come back to Minnesota and the North Shore. In 2007 we purchased this property just outside of Duluth and Two Harbors. This forested stream is one of the best trout rivers in the area and we are working to preserve this unique habitat for future generations. We've added acreage as the years have progressed to continue with that mission. We work with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Minnesota conservation organizations to work on habitat improvement, conservation and research. We truly enjoy sharing this area with others as we create advocates for the environment.

Rising brook trout in the river meadows, old-growth trees and abundant wildlife are found here. The property protects part of the highest hill in the Duluth area, almost 100 feet above Lake Superior. The hiking trails connect with the Superior Hiking Trail which runs along the property border for 3/4 of a mile.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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4.9
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

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350 Private Acres on a River Just Outside Duluth
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
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350 Private Acres on a River Just Outside Duluth
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p449116vb
218-525-2381
Duluth Minnesota
Southeast Minnesota
5

GORGEOUS, QUIET, PERFECT... ABSOLUTELY PERFECT.

  • 5 out of 5
In the area for a concert and some site-seeing. It was perfect from the get-go. Home and land exactly as described and the photos do not do it justice. The home was clean and well-prepared for us. Got a GREAT recommendation for a family meal in Duluth and it was just what we were looking for. The bugs were miserable, but tis the season and the year here in the midwest. Owners were wonderful and the bonus of purchasing homemade pottery was the icing on the cake. Definitely recommended!
  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad that you enjoyed the home, property and found everything to your liking here at Namebini. It's great that you were able to spend some time out in Duluth and the Northern MN outdoors. We hope to see you back here in the future! Carl and Cindy - Namebini
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350 Private Acres on a River Just Outside Duluth
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p449116vb
218-525-2381
Duluth Minnesota
Mankato
5

RELAXING

  • 5 out of 5
Very well kept up property and home. Very clean and everything offered worked very well. Nice to be out of the north east wind while enjoying the campfire.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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350 Private Acres on a River Just Outside Duluth
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p449116vb
218-525-2381
Duluth Minnesota
Twin Cities
4

EXPLORE! EXPLORE! FUN! FUN!

  • 4 out of 5
We really enjoyed our stay and had a wonderful time. The place was very clean and well maintained. The only thing I forgot to mention to Carl and Cindy was that the hot water was way too hot and it got hot quick too, perhaps install the Hot Water Temperature Control Valves. We had to assist our four boys each time they wanted to wash their hands.
Other than that, they enjoyed playing the variety of games available while indoors and we did a lot of hiking outdoors and picking up great pieces of birch bark for parchment(Note – there is a fallen pine tree along the trail to the bridge- thus we had to trek back along behind the main house). Some of the trails was still wet, but the boys didn’t mind at all. They even played in the melted snow puddle! Yikes! Cold!
The guys didn’t have any luck with fishing, the rivers was still flowing fast, but they were happy because they got to cast their fishing rods. And Thanks to Carl for the extra fishing tips and baits.
We will definitely return to enjoy that bonfire by the river when it’s warmer and dryer outside.
This place is super kid friendly and highly recommended.
We were so glad we visited Russ Kendall’s Smoke House on Knife River on Friday night. The smoked herring and salmon got rave reviews from the younger boys and even my 18 months old toddler. We were shocked and sad to hear that the smoke house burnt down that Sunday. Hopefully they’ll be able to rebuild very soon.

Carl & Cindy – Thank you for making your place available for us to explore and enjoy!
  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and were able to hike and explore Namebini! The trails are drying out after the long winter, and are in great shape now now that the last of the snow has melted. Thanks for your comments about the hot water, we appreciate your your input and ideas. It was likely hot since previous guests had asked for it to be turned up. We will make sure to point out where it can be adjusted when you return!
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350 Private Acres on a River Just Outside Duluth
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p449116vb
218-525-2381
Duluth Minnesota
5

A WILDERNESS OASIS!

  • 5 out of 5
As always, my stay was relaxing, peaceful and way too short! I appreciate the owners detail to cleanliness and "northwoods cozy" ! Now my goal is to get some friends up there to enjoy it with me, not during the snowy months! Wonderful beds! Hope to be up soon, sometime this spring!
As always and A plus!
  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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350 Private Acres on a River Just Outside Duluth
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p449116vb
218-525-2381
Duluth Minnesota
5

FABULOUS PLACE

  • 5 out of 5
Carl & Cindy are great!!! The place was VERY comfy & clean. JACCUZZI YEAH!! Beautiful area, scenery, river, property, hiking trails. Loved, loved, loved it! Our 2 mentally handicapped boys loved the trails & fishing. Riding the train in Duluth & the train museum. The towers & light house. The beaches & Gooseberry Falls. The tunnels & scenery along 61. All the lil shops like the "Candy Kitchen" in Knife River, "Tom's Logging Camp", "The Yarn Shop", & the list goes on & on.
Great place to stay!
  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for all the compliments! We're glad you had such a great time here at Namebini and on the North Shore, and hope to see you back here some time in the future.

Carl & Cindy
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350 Private Acres on a River Just Outside Duluth
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p449116vb
218-525-2381
Duluth Minnesota
5

BOB

  • 5 out of 5
LOVED THE PPLACE. WILL VISIT AGAIN. WELL MAINTAINED, DECORATED, FURNISHED
AND CLEAN.
YOU SHOULD THE SUMMER PHOTO NOT WINTER
  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Duluth International (DLH)
Nearest Train
19 Miles
North Shore Scenic Railroad
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
MN 61
Nearest Beach
7.5 Miles
McQuade Harbor
Nearest Barpub
7.5 Miles
Clearwater Grille
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
Spirit Mountain
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Lester Park Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
8.5 Miles
New Scenic Cafe
Car: necessary

Our Guest House at Namebini is located in the north woods in a quiet rural area along the Sucker River, but with easy access to Duluth and Two Harbors both within a 15 minute drive. It's a short half-hour drive to the Spirit Mountain ski area in the winter, and Gooseberry Falls State Park is about 35 minutes up the North Shore. Visitor favorites in the nearby area include Tom's Logging Camp, Russ Kendall's Smoke House in Knife River for fresh and smoked fish from Lake Superior, and the many access points on the Superior Hiking Trail.

Guests regularly take advantage of fishing opportunities for trout in the Sucker River, with over a mile of the trout stream accessible from the property. Bring your fly rod or rent equipment for the family, we are always prepared in case you want to get out on the water. In the winter we have snowshoes for rent as well, and guests explore our miles of hiking, snowshoeing and cross country ski trails in all seasons.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Duluth, Minnesota

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Summer
1 Jun - 30 Sep
2 night minimum stay
$400
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$200
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$275
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Winter
1 Oct - 31 May
2 night minimum stay
$300
for 2 nights
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$150
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$250
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2 night minimum stay
$300
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Notes All Rates are subject to change at any time.

Confirmation of rates occurs only with receipt of deposit for your stay or activity

Deposit amount is equal to 50% of your total cost for a guided flyfishing trip, or one night's cost for any lodging rental.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Duluth in Minnesota

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi Tub
  • 2 full bathrooms, one is attached to the Master bedroom and has a Jacuzzi tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • water parks
  • zoo
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
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