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Boundary Waters Log Home on McFarland Lake ~ Pontoon, Sauna, Canoes, Fire Ring

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,140 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Log home on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Pontoon is also available

This log home lies on the North Shore of McFarland Lake. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness lies right off your dock. Take a canoe out for a paddle into the wilderness, or cruise McFarland on the pontoon.

The pontoon is automatically included in your rental for a flat fee of $435 + tax regardless of the length of your stay. If you don’t want to rent the pontoon, just let us know and we’ll remove it from your quote.

If you need to decompress and get back to nature- this is it! In the evening, sit on the dock and listen to the loons. Be transported to another time. Other available activities include: hiking on The Border Route Trail, kayaking, canoeing, ATVing, and getting lost in yourself. The canoe and kayak are included for free with your stay.

There is also an authentic Finnish Sauna building- a great way to relax after a day of exploring!

At night you can sit around the fire pit and let the stars be your evening entertainment.

A true wilderness experience with all the modern comforts. Indoor plumbing, heat, fireplace, hot water shower, much more!

*NOTE: As of 6/3/18 we no longer have Satellite TV service at the cabin. There is still a TV and DVD player if you would like to bring some movies with you.

More Details

Pete Passolt
Member since: 2015
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

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Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Pete Passolt

We built this home in 2008 for our own year-round use. If you want to relax and enjoy what the area has to offer- this is your best bet.

Pete Passolt purchased this cabin in 2004

What makes this cabin unique

There are very few lakes which directly abut a federally protected wilderness- this is one of them. McFarland Lake borders the 1 million acre Boundary Waters Wilderness. From the dock you can literally paddle right into the wilderness via two access points: John Lake, and Pine Lake. There is also the famed Border Route Hiking Trail, which lies out the back door. Take a hike along the high bluffs that comprise this part of Minnesota. You can see for miles into the wilderness and beyond...


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Grand Marais in East Cook

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1140 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please do not peel bark off trees.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Toilet, Shower, and Sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom has shelves and armoire for clothing.
  • There is also a futon which will sleep one
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkelling
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming


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Boundary Waters Log Home on McFarland Lake ~ Pontoon, Sauna, Canoes, Fire Ring
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
Savage, MN

Relaxing, secluded get away

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time relaxing in this clean and cozy cabin. The stars at night are incredible, and there was easy access to many hiking trails. The pontoon rental was fun, and we enjoyed using the canoes and kayak.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very very nice cabin.

  • 5 of 5

Wild nature never disappoint. We enjoyed our stay a lot. Nice cabin.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The place to rest and relax.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and surrounding nature. We enjoyed fishing, canoeing in BWCA and hiking. Weather was great.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice lake home to spend ten days!

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful lake and lake home to spend our vacation. We enjoyed use of the pontoon boat and used it extensively. Very clean cabin and we did our best to keep it that way when we left. Had a couple days of cool and rainy weather. That did not stop us. We spent part of a day in Grand Marais and part of a day in Grand Portage. Made good use of the internet and television while we were the there. Most all of the conveniences of home. Hopefully we can stay again soon. Greg and Robin Carlson

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Lansing, MI USA

Perfect relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the cabin. It was the perfect get away. The cabin is remote and off the grid but with all the comforts of home. We enjoyed the use of the kayak and the canoe. I would highly recommend renting the pontoon along with the cabin. I would also recommend a truck or a SUV for the drive to the cabin. Wifi and satellite TV kept our teenagers content. We were glad to be able to bring our husky who really enjoyed herself as well. We loved being at the cabin so much we did not explore the area as much as we intended because we didn't want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great summer vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time enjoying the lake with the pontoon, kayak and canoes. Swimming was great with the clean and clear water. The fire pit and sauna were a great way to end the day. Also enjoyed hiking on the Border Route Trail. The cabin was fabulous. Everything exceeded our expectations.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Direct access into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Grand Marais, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
4 May 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July 7-14, 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £34.16 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £379.55
Pontoon Rental £330.21 + Tax
Trash, Fuel,Cleaning Fee £64.52 + Tax

McFarland Lake lies at the end of the Arrowhead Trail. This is a semi-remote location! Your nearest shopping is 19 miles away in Hovland. Full Services are available in Grand Marais- 40 miles away. The last 17 miles to McFarland Lake are a county maintained gravel road. Passenger cars and low clearance vehicles are not recommended, an SUV would be better. Check conditions with owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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