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Northern Exposure-Sleeps 12

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Lake home across from Giant's Ridge Ski Hill, The Quarry and The Legend Golf

Come up North to our stunning custom built home in Voyageurs Retreat! Treat yourself to a relaxing get away on Sabin & Wynne Lake. We are a beautiful scenic drive just across the lake from Giants Ridge Golf and Ski hill as well as the renowned Quarry and Legends Golf Courses.

At 2500+ sq ft for the main two levels our spacious cabin is great for families, groups, or a girls weekend yet cozy enough for a romantic couple’s getaway. The main level has in floor heating and a gourmet kitchen with everything you need to prepare a hearty a hearty winter meal after a day of skiing or snowmobiling. The adjacent Scandinavian blonde dining room table seats 8 people. Enjoy your morning coffee looking out over the lake across from the Legends Golf Course. The great room has a view of the lake, a remote control gas fireplace and high vaulted windows/ceiling that makes this a cozy room to relax with a book or a movie. The main level Master bedroom has a king size bed with a luxurious walk-in Kohler shower. You can't help but relax with the side jet sprays and the ceiling mounted rain shower nozzle. In addition there is, a traditional shower head, a jacuzzi tub and its own private walkout deck which faces the lake.

The upstairs level has a natural wood work loft and catwalk between rooms. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs as well as a separate bathroom. Two bedrooms are lakeside with their own private walk out cantilever decks. There is a queen size bed in guest bedroom #1, 1 bunk bed (twin over full) and a futon in Guest Bedroom #2, 1 bunk bed (twin over full) in Guest Bedroom #3. There are 2 queen size blow up beds available for the empty spare room off of Guest Bedroom #3

The lower level is a great entertainment/play area for children with play mats, toys, kid activities and stash of extra books for reading. Also in this area is a laundry room with washer, dryer, sink and iron. From there you walk out to the fire pit and then down to 140 ft of shoreline.

The lake shore slopes gradually up to the cabin with easy access for snowmobiles. There are hundreds of miles of trails just across the lake. Northern Minnesota averages over 100 inches of snow every year. The trails run through the pristine Superior National Forrest and have multiple locations for fuel, food and fun along the way. The trails offer a dynamic path along the streams and large forested areas. Cross-country ski, snow-shoe, go ice fishing or snowmobile across the lake in the winter.

Why not rent a home? You will have all the luxuries you need and more to be comfortable when away from home and save money on your stay.

More Details

Chuck Svendsen
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017

Why Chuck Svendsen chose Minnesota

This is a custom built home which was completed in 2008. It is absolutely gorgeous. Chris Gunderson and his family from Vermilion Range Construction did an amazing job bringing our dream to reality. Their craftsmanship is immediately seen in details such as the diamond willow railing and the finish on the reclaimed wooden flooring. We built in this area because of year round activities available on the iron range. This property provides easy access to skiing, biking, snowmobiling and world class golf courses.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Biwabik in St. Louis County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • resort
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Walk-in rain shower with overhead, side and traditional head
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Shower Enclosure , Connected to brand new sauna.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Bunk Bed , Twin over full
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed , Twin over full. Queen futon also in this room.
  • There is an extra empty room off of Bedroom #4. This room can fit 1-Queen Size blow up bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Northern Exposure-Sleeps 12
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Great house for a group ski vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Northern exposure was everything the pictures showed and more. We had three families with young kids on a ski vacation. The cabin kitchen was perfect for group breakfasts and dinners. Everything we needed and more was there to cook with. The selection of games to keep the kids entertained and off devices was excellent. The owner was easy to work with and quick with responses. Wonderful property, my kids are begging to come back in the summer!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mendota Heights, MN

Awesome Nordic Ski Escape

  • 5 of 5

The house worked great for winter break outing of several high school Nordic skiers and a few chaperones. The skiing at Giant's Ridge was awesome and the house provided a great retreat after a full day of skiing. The kitchen was well outfitted. The bedrooms were perfect. The whirlpool was especially appreciated by the chaperones who were a little slower to recover than the kids. Winter access was good - the road is long, but well plowed. We are already making plans for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Perfection

  • 5 of 5

We were having trouble finding lodging in the area that would work with our needs. The owners were more than helpful in finding alternatives and putting something together for us. With the extra beds and bedrooms it was the perfect setup for our stay. The home itself was beautiful, amazing at every turn. The setting was quiet and relaxing and we would love the opportunity to come back in the summer season to enjoy the lake some. We were there in the winter and it had close and easy access to Giant's Ridge and the ski trails there. We loved it and couldn't have asked for a better location or lodging for our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Property and Owner

  • 5 of 5

The house is spectacular! The windows and wood everywhere are so warm and inviting. We had a reunion of three families (six kids and six adults with three dogs) and there was plenty of space, privacy, and fun for everyone. The giant bath/whirlpool and shower were a huge hit for all. The kitchen is a dream for group cooking to feed a crew and the walk in pantry was so helpful. We swam, canoed, kayaked, made s'mores, fished, and created wonderful memories. Sunset views from the dock and decks were spectacular. The wifi router died and Chuck had a new one delivered in short order. There is limited phone reception unless your vendor is ATT, but for me that was a bonus because most of us wanted to disconnect from the grid to concentrate on family. It is obvious that the owners take pride both in their home and in being responsive to those who are able to enjoy their home. Everything we needed except food and clothing was provided. We also loved the Tower-Sudan Mine tour, visiting the Hibbing open mines, and had fun at the local county fair with the kids. You can see the Giants Ridge runs from the dock and I'm sure this would be a wonderful haven for a ski week or weekend. We would highly recommend this property and will definitely keep it on our list of places to rent again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was just what we were looking for! The home was beautiful and open. The beds were comfortable and sheets were soft. I was impressed by the cutlery and pots/pans they had available. I had brought some of my own, having stayed other places that were not this good. It was not necessary to bring pans or knives of my own. It was nice to have the canoe, kayaks and paddle board available for us to use. The board games and movies were an added perk. The lake was perfect! Kids loved to swim. The home owner was very receptive to our emails asking questions while we were there. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a cabin getaway with their family!

Only thing I would recommend is an additional couch in the living room to accommodate everyone during movie time. If the TV was in the corner , it could make room for a bigger couch or an additional couch. Thank you for the wonderful family time! You have a great little get away! Thank you for sharing it with us!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location and lots of family fun

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Voyageurs Retreat with two other families and we can hardly wait to go again. We originally were looking for a house that would give us privacy and that included lots of fun activities for our families to enjoy. In all, there were 8 children and six adults in our group. Our children spent four days out on the canoe, the paddle board and the kayaks. We made s'mores and cooked outside and enjoyed the beach down the road. Some evenings we played card games around the table or

The house itself was amazing. We loved the large tables and the gourmet kitchen. There was lots of space for preparing dinners. One rainy morning, the kids baked cookies using the oversized island to measure and mix.

We took one day trip the the North Shore. If we return, we'd visit even more locations. This time we climbed at Gooseberry Falls. It was beautiful.

The owners were great. Chuck responded promptly to every email I sent ahead of out visit. And after we arrived, we had a couple small questions and Chuck answered his phone even late in the evening. The house was clean and very well-kept. While we were there, the owner had additional shampoos, soaps, and conditioners to the house as well as cleaning supplies. The house still had items, but he knew they were low and didn't want us to run out. We appreciated the attentiveness to those kind of details.

We would definitely recommend this house to a friend and hope to get back ourselves!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Duluth International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Vi's Pizza in Biwabik
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
The Legend and Quarry golf courses
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Giant's Ridge Ski and Golf
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Biwabik, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 Sep 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £115.95 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
Pet Fee £77.3
Tax Rate 9.88%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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