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Historic log cabin next to Giants Ridge Recreation Area

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 360 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Completely renovated 1 bedroom, 1 bath getaway

Pioneer living in style! Sometime around 1890, a very talented Finnish builder crafted several traditional log buildings on Minnesota’s Iron Range. We are fortunate to have one of these well-preserved structures at the Green Gate property, and have masterfully updated it into a unique, historic home.

We believe big things can come in small packages. The Log Cabin is a comfortable and very well-equipped home in a small footprint. This 1890s hand-hewn log cabin has been beautifully updated into a modern, cozy space. The 15′ x 15′ floorplan includes a kitchen, dining table, sofa and wood stove, plus a full bathroom neatly tucked below the loft staircase. Thanks to the Norwegian owner (who also happens to be an engineer), this Finnish log cabin is equipped with modern mechanicals including air conditioning, in-floor heat, and a high-efficiency tankless water heater for endless hot water. To complete your log cabin experience, there is also a gorgeous glass-fronted wood stove and always a full supply of firewood available During your stay. The well-appointed kitchen on the main floor includes a 2-burner gas cooktop, farm sink, concrete countertops, an undercounter refrigerator/freezer, coffemaker, teapot, and cookware/serving ware for 2-3 guests. A microwave and countertop convection oven are also provided in the nearby closet should you need them. The upper floor provides a peaceful rest space with a full-sized platform bed, reclaimed oak flooring, vaulted ceiling, air conditioning, DVD player, and great views of the surrounding forests. Outside, the wrap-around porch covers the south and west sides and extends to the adjacent hewn log “privy” and outdoor summer shower area nearby.


Owner
Shawn f callahan
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2017

About Shawn f callahan

I am a degreed professional (mechanical engineering as well as nutrition science) with a variety of passions and interests. In addition to a 'corporate' engineering career, I have worked in the natural foods industry (various roles over several years at a food co-op), nutritional counseling, and residential construction and interior design. For the past few years, I have been dedicated to the design/build of Green Gate Guest Houses- three unique lodging properties on my 13 acre homestead.

I have a passion for all areas of construction, design, technology, sustainable living, renewable energy, etc., and enjoy putting ideas into action through the myriad of projects I always have going!

I enjoy nature, outdoors, exercise (running, hiking, cycling, skiing, etc), as well as the culture and arts of the city. I've traveled domestically and internationally, and value the insight gained from experiencing new cultures. I often bring back design ideas that are eventually incorporated into various projects around the property. Nepal is the next great destination on my bucket list.

Having operated my vacation rental properties for several years now, I have been fortunate to host such a variety of wonderful guests. Everyone that has stayed here has been a pleasure to get to know, and I look forward to all our future guests.

Shawn f callahan purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Shawn f callahan chose Minnesota

The quality of life and proximity to outdoor recreation are the reasons I have chosen to live and work in Biwabik MN. I enjoy developing unique properties that allow me to share these experiences with travelers visiting northern Minnesota.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 360 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ski-In ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Compact bathroom tucked under stairs provides sink, toilet, and custom barnwood tiled shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Loft bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • Loft bedroom with full platform bed, dresser, DVD-player, vaulted ceiling and great views of surrounding nature.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Historic log cabin next to Giants Ridge Recreation Area
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
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Could not have been more pleased!

  • 5 of 5

This is indeed a special, unique and incredible place to stay. I will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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5

Quaint and Modern

  • 5 of 5

This tiny cabin was just what we needed - time away from it all in a rustic environment yet with all creature comforts possible. The ingenuity is perfect to ensure a very comfortable stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best cabin in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend! We will be back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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5

Wonderful!! Very quiet, except for highway near by.

  • 5 of 5

It was great.. very well kept, and thought through on how to set up the cabin uniquely!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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5

Charming, warm, clean; everything you need

  • 5 of 5

This little cabin was perfect for two of us for a cc-ski weekend. Proximity to Giants Ridge and good restaurants in Gilbert and Biwabik was great. We loved the woodburning stove after dark (tip -the perfect background soundtrack was Radio Heartland, streaming on the Minnesota Public Radio mobile app played through the nice quality bluetooth speaker in the cabin). We also loved the heated floors. The upstairs bedroom was more spacious than we expected - well planned space for suitcases, place to hang clothes; outlets and lighting strategically placed. Everything was perfect - clean and new. We would love to stay here again - maybe for a biking weekend so we can take advantage of the porch.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great north country stay!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is an adventure. We stayed for three nights and will return again one day. We already have shared these thoughts with our network of friends.

Bill & Julie

St. Paul

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Biwabik
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Giants Ridge Recreation Area
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Wacootah
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Giants Ridge Recreation Area
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Biwabik, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£326
for 2 nights
From
£163
From
£172
Fri,Sat
£726
£1,655
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £383.85
Tax Rate 12.38%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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