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Historic log cabin next to Giants Ridge Recreation Area

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cabin in Biwabik - The Green Gate Log Cabin

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.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Shawn f callahan
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
10 October, 2016
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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.


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Historic log cabin next to Giants Ridge Recreation Area
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Excellent accommodations on a beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay & thoroughly enjoyed all the thought and effort that went in to the cabin. It's a comfortable & cozy spot that fit us two and our toddler very well. Located near many nice lakes & landscapes. Would love to visit in the winter for skiing & more R&R. The owner was very kind and easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The place was wonderful! It was a very beautiful cabin where my husband and I could relax . Everything is kept very nice and it has just what you need for a little retreat. Watching deer in the morning was also a nice addition to the stay. The area is also very beautiful. What a great place to just enjoy nature! Shawn was great to work with and very kind to us. Definitely a cabin I would come to again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a well thought out space! Very comfy and functional.

  • 5 of 5

Loved this property! Shawn has done such an exceptional job! Very well thought out and functional! Would stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay!! You will not be disappointed!!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely recommend this property!!! Very unique and the owner is great to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a quiet getaway

  • 4 of 5

This rental was really great, small and remote, yet it had everything we needed to make our own meals and relax by the fire. Really fine details and the in-floor heating made everything nice and toasty. Only negatives were that they are still working on Wi-Fi (which had its benefits since we weren't staring at our phones during our stay) and this rental could use a new bed mattress. Otherwise, we highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Beautiful Stay In A Truly Beautiful Place! :)

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place for a relaxing few days immersed in the beautiful snowy woods! It was the perfect place for a few days of relaxation combined with some great time on the trails. The cabin connects to the Mesabi East Trail system so there's plenty of space to roam around and enjoy the beauty that surrounds it. The cabin was amazing inside and out, with huge attention to detail, sustainability and space conservation. Not to mention it was extremely comfy and cozy :) Thanks Shawn for putting so much work into making this such a great space and thanks for sharing it with others! :) I highly recommend a stay at the log cabin, or any one of the Green Gate Guest House spaces- you will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Giants Ridge Recreation Area
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Wacootah
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Giants Ridge Recreation Area
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin at Biwabik, Minnesota

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Tax Rate 12.38%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Biwabik, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 360 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ski-In ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Compact bathroom tucked under stairs provides sink, toilet, and custom barnwood tiled shower.
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • 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

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