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Solid Rock Cabin Shagawa Lake Island View Private dock 4 Seasons Fall 2017-2018

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Hand Chiseled Rock Cabin, Newly Remodeled, Private, Lakeshore w/ dock, 4 Season

Cedar Rock Lodge is a one bedroom plus cabin located on a bluff on Shagawa Lake. Renovated in spring of 2013 it features all new appliances, new furniture and pillow top beds. During remodeling, a new four season porch was added and deck overlooking the islands. This custom cabin is a one of a kind gem tucked in the cedar trees offering a private escape. Built in the 1940’s by a local craftsman, this cabins exterior is a solid rock structure masoned from the Ely rock bed the cabin rests on. The interior features a coordinating stone fireplace. The original owner took pride in his craftsmanship and customized pine paneling, trim, window framing and built in cabinetry. In the spring of 2012, we began remodeling the historical cabin taking special care to preserve its beautiful bones and adding modern touches to enhance the look and feel. This cabins decor has a quaint feel that makes it a unique Northwood’s experience.

The cabin sleeps 4 people. It has a new pillow top queen bed in the master bedroom, a full size pillow top murphy bed and new full size sleeper sofa . The entire house has received new flooring and window treatments. The bathroom has a standard sized bathub/shower with new tiled walls and a massaging showerhead. The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave and new appliances. The Sun porch overlooks the lake and walks out to a patio/fire pit area that the original owner built into the rock cliffs in the yard. The cabin has his and her bikes, games, puzzles, books, dishes, binoculars, and flat screen with cable TV and dvd player. It is nicely appointed with the conveniences of home. You will have plenty of opportunities to view wildlife in the back yard. The cabin has many families of ducks that often reside in the tall grass along the shore, chipmunks that can be hand feed on the deck, and loons swimming in the Bay. Tucked in the woods on a rock bluff this location is about as secluded as you can get without a boat and still within minutes to local dining and amenities. Our guests will be greeted with a special care basket filled with local items such as locally roasted coffee, all natural snacks, and coupons to make your stay with us a memorable one. Friday to Friday rentals only with minimum one week stay for Summer rentals. Saturday to Saturday starting in September. Winter rates available for snow enthusiasts or those who chose to snuggle in by the fire with a book.

Winter rates are available starting the third week in November through the last week in April. The price includes the cabin rental and cleaning. Due to privacy, it does not include snow removal during the stay unless substantial amounts of snow falls. Minor snow removal on sidewalks is the the responsibility of the guests. In the winter the cabin sleep 4 guests (one bedroom and a murphy bed). Shovels and snowblower is provided.

More Details

Property Manager
Dan and Sinnamon Krings
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 February, 2018

About Dan and Sinnamon Krings

This cabin has been in our family for 30 years. It was the Northwoods Camp where 4 generations learned to love and appreciate the simpler things in life. In 2011 the owner passed and the cabin was cared for by its estate. Our family missed the traditions and we purchased the cabin in the early spring of 2012. Dan is an engineer at Polaris Industries, Sinnamon owns a clothing store, and Amelia is nine years old. Three loving dogs complete our family. We live 5 hours away and life is busy. We love our escapes to the cabin to get away from it all. Dan enjoys walleye fishing on Shagawa Lake, Amelia loves exploring the islands and Semers Park and Sinnamon always makes time to shop, go to the spa and dine at the downtown businesses. In the evenings, we like to sit by the fire and listen to the loons. We can't make it to the cabin as much as we like so we have opened our doors to guests to help them escape to the untouched northwoods that we call our home away from home.

Dan and Sinnamon Krings purchased this house in 2012

Why Dan and Sinnamon Krings chose Ely

As many stories begin the history of Cedar Rock Lodge is a tale of love and love lost. In the early 1940’s the lakeshore of Schafer Bay and surrounding area was a cow pasture. A husband and wife moved into the area and begin construction of a new home on the rocky ravine. Saima purchased the land for $1.00 and an undisclosed duty titled on the abstract as personal services. The couple begin their life together in this home but, as years past Saima’s heart was no longer in the marriage This homestead still exists south of Cedar Rock Lodge on the adjacent property. A fire swept through the area and changed the look of the home in 1945. Saima rebuilt the home after the fire but the couple’s relationship was not able to be saved. They separated their assets and divided the property. The man of the house was still very much in love with Saima but she had other interests. On the edge of the property line, he built a garage with an apartment above where he lived and kept a watchful eye on his ex- love Saima. The house and garage still remain standing after renovations on the adjoining lot to Cedar Rock Lodge. As you can about imagine, Saima did not like the constant supervision and him watching over the coming and goings on the property. There was not only a battle taking place on the two properties but the United States was at war. Saima’s ex-husband was sent away to defend the country while Saima was planning her attack on the home front.

The land that Cedar Rock sits on was a huge rock outcropping. The rock bluffs overlooking Shagawa Lake was a feature Saima knew her ex- husband cherished. He gave her this land in the divorce thinking it would never be possible to construct a home on. While he was away at war, she had the rock blasted and her new love masoned the home out of the rock. When the soldier returned life was much different for him. He continued living next door into his 80's watching over Siama.

What makes this house unique

* Newely Remodeled Property

* Private Lakeshore and Dock

* Cabin is at the end of a road and very private.

* Minutes to down town shops, dining, city and national parks, hiking, snowmobiling, biking, boat rentals, canoeing, and nature watching.

* Laundry on site

*Summer Sports Rentals ( Hydo Bikes, Tandem bikes, canoes, kayaks, and yard games) 2 BLKS away

This is a one of a kind property. As you drive along the windy road along the shoreline that leads to the cabin you discover the private escape tucked in the tall cedar trees on a huge rock ridge. The cobblestone sidewalk is as old as the cabin and the covered patio welcomes you to step inside. You unlock the door to get a peek of the stone fireplace in the family room. A comfy leather sofa waits for you to get cozy. The backyard a untouched private yard high above the lake with pine cone and needles blanket perfect for hiking up the cliff. A quaint bedroom with a lake view is where you will lay your head. The solid wood antique door in the kitchen opens to a sun-room with the most amazing view of the islands. Step outside onto the deck and take a deep breathe of the fresh air, relax and enjoy because this is your life for the next week.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This time with family at your cabin has been a blessing for all of us. I've been reintroduced to my wonderful family after being absent, buried in books, for most of the year. All of the knots in my neck are now gone and I'm feeling totally relaxed:)! You get full credit for this - and cheaper than therapy:)!!!

We are having a splendid time and the cabin is, as always, wonderful! The additions are great (but we really didn't need any - the cabin was, in our eyes, better than perfect before!) My only thought is you are too kind to your guests:). There really is absolutely nothing you could do to make guests more comfortable. I admire your thoughtfulness and talent for being a gracious host!!!

We were sitting on the deck this morning with the pupsters happily at our feet. A woman who looks like the breeder of our toy poodle walked by and our pup ran happily after her. I called her back and as she came running an eagle came over two seconds later in front of us and down the road to Stoney Ridge. I think she was hoping to have a poodle breakfast!

We are sadly thinking of going home but thinking about next year already:). We are wondering if you will have the cabin available next year, if so, we would love to return:)

So, a sincere thank you for sharing your lovely cabin with us. We deeply appreciate your thoughtfulness and we are grateful for the opportunity to be here.

Hope all is well with you and yours!

Best Regards,
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ely in Morse

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Cedar sided walls, tiled shower with tub, pedestal sink and glass block window
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Murphy Bed , One bedroom plus a murphy bed and futon
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen Pillow Top in Master Bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Size Leather Sofa pulls out to sleep two., Murphy Beds (1) A full size pillow top matress pulls down with ease in the family room when needed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
* Walking distance to city park and swimming * Hiking and Geo Caching * Boat and Canoe rentals within minutes *Private lakeshore and Dock *Fire pit next to lake * Fine and Casual Dining within minutes * Close to Boundry Waters * Mining tours, Wolf and Bear Center within minutes


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Solid Rock Cabin Shagawa Lake Island View Private dock 4 Seasons Fall 2017-2018
average rating of 4.756098 based on 43 reviews

Enjoyable weekend away

  • 4 of 5

Sent my parents up there for a weekend away and I know that they enjoyed it! There was a hiccup with the check-in time / cleaning, but I know that the owners were more than willing to go out of their way to make things right. I would recommend this stay to anyone wanting to experience the north country.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great setting. Cozy cabin. Attentive owners.

  • 5 of 5

Cozy cabin in a great setting.

We'll stocked with everything you need.

I will plan to go again.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stonehouse ely mn

  • 4 of 5

A very quiet rustic cabin right in ely next to the lake. Didn't hardly ever realize we had neighbors. Cabin had all the modern conveniences we needed. We had a question about the fireplace called the owners and they were terrific in helping us out. Could not ask for a nicer place to stay in late fall in Minnesota.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding two week stay at Cedar Rock Lodge. Plan on going back in 2018.

  • 5 of 5

Cedar Rock Lodge was over the top. Every window you looked out of made you feel like you were outside. All the furniture and decorations were very welcoming. The cabin architect and history are over the top.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northfield, MN

Private and shaded

  • 2 of 5

The cabin is private and the interior of the cabin is dark wood and surrounded by trees . Our disappointment was the lack of natural light in the cabin even though plenty of windows. But that is a personal preference and we left 2 days early as a result. Also, there is no bathroom fan and would suggest to the owners that they provide something that allows for air circulation and privacy. The cabin was very clean and well furnished. There is a large supply of DVD movies and we had no problem finding several to our liking. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking. The provided bikes are single speed so not ideal for biking the trails but worked well enough for a trip into town or the beach. We did enjoy sitting on the outside patio for dinner and sitting on the swing for sunsets. We had brought meals prepared ahead of time for easy dinners so were happy to see an additional fridge in the garage. Nice public beach with restrooms within a block for swimming and play area. A rental shack at the beach had kayaks and other water toys.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for input. We appreciate your opinion. The interior of the cabin is original wooden that has darkened with age. Three rooms have darkened to a rich cinnamon color as shown in pictures. The sun porch and entry are rooms we have added that we're originally porches so they are lighter toned wood adding brightness. The cabin has 18 inch solid stone walls which means alterations to windows or venting is nearly impossible. We have chosen to embrass its 85 year old charm and originality. We are glad you liked the location and found it clean and well appointed. The rental site which is a block away provides trail bikes for $15 a day. We also have storage in the garage for guests who wish to bring their own bikes and or kyaks.
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Highly recommended!!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, well furnished, wonderful view, close to town, owners are a pleasure to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miles to Boundry Waters Canoe Area

Minutes to fine and casual dining, Wolf and Bear Center, Hiking, Biking, Shopping, Antiquing, Boat, Canoe, and Pontoon Rentals

Great walleye and small mouth bass fishing.

Private Cabin on end of road with two retired school teachers for neighbors.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ely, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter Rate
19 Nov 2017 - 5 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 9.5%

No Cable/Internet. Summer to Early Fall Friday to Friday Rentals Only

Our property managers will stop in once during your stay. Credit card on file will be billed for damages/ or replacement of missing items.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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