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Private Island on Beautiful Burntside Lake

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-7)

Stay on your own 2 1/4 acre private island on beautiful Burntside Lake near Ely, Minnesota. One of the country's top-ten most beautiful lakes, studded with approx. 125 islands and ringed with coves and bays. Watersports paradise: swimming, snorkeling, canoeing, boating and fishing. A deep water lake of over 7000 acres. Fishing centers on lake trout which have been stocked since 1912. Fisherman also enjoy a population of walleye, smallmoutn bass, and northern pike.

The cabin is hand scribed logs from the Isabella area and constructed in 1984. (the outhouse is also constructed of hand scribed logs). The main level has one bedroom, kitchen, dinning area, 'bathroom' consisting of a small vanity and shower, and the main living area with a wood burning stove. The area above the living area is open to the vaulted ceiling.The loft is open to the living area and has a double and single bed.

The island was 'spared' from logging in the early 1900's due to size, therefore we have first growth red pines. BEAUTIFUL!

Watch & listen to loons and ducks swim by. View sunrises and sunsets from one of the three decks. If you're lucky, you can view Aurora Boreallis from the dock.

We have an outdoor firepit for campfires or cookouts.

Bring your own boat and motor or contact us for options.

We have three canoes for your use..

Keywords: Log Cabin

More Details

Will Hilpert
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About Will Hilpert

We are semi-retired and love spending time on the island and boating around the many beautiful islands.

It is a great place for the children and grand children to 'explore'.

Will Hilpert purchased this cabin in 1981

Why Will Hilpert chose Ely

We fell in love with Burntside Lake on our first family vacation on the lake.

Shortly thereafter we learned of this undeveloped island for sale.

We always maintained if we would build a cabin it would have to be of log construction.

What makes this cabin unique

We love having the entire (small) island to ourselves.

Very quiet and peaceful.

We can view both sunrises and sunsets from one of the decks.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Ely in Morse

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Cabin must be cleaned by departing guest. Logistics prohibit a cleaning service NOR do we charge a cleaning fee.
  • Refund for cancellation ONLY if we are able to re-rent the property for the same dates.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 7
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • swimming


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(13 traveller reviews)

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Private Island on Beautiful Burntside Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Beuatiful Cabin and location on Burntside Lake

  • 5 of 5

Our Family had a terrific time staying on this very private island and beautiful cabin. It was great for the dogs as well as you really don't have to worry about them running off because the Island is a perfect size. Great swimming area on the island and directly across from the island. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to stay on a n island on the most beautiful lake in all of Minnesota.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terre Haute, Inndiana

Most amazing vacation you could ever go on!

  • 5 of 5

Most amazing vacation you could ever go on! If you were looking for the most gorgeous scenery you could ever find, nothing but nature sound, the cutest island with the coziest Cabin ever then this is your place. Nobody could ask for a better hou if you were looking for the most gorgeous scenery you could ever find, nothing but nature sound, the cutest island with the coziest Cabin ever then this is your place. Nobody could ask for better hosts. We were hesitant to do a review, because we don’t want to share this gym in the wilderness. Our first day there we reserved a week for next year. The cabin is stocked with anything and everything you could ever want for a week, the bed and pillows were amazing, and the island itself fabulous. We caught fish on every fishing trip, and fishing off the dock I cut 19 fish and 20 Casts. We are so blessed that the owners of this island and Cabin are willing to share their paradise with others.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Even more beautiful than pictured/described on vrbo.

  • 5 of 5

Exceeded our expectations. Nicely decorated and furnished.

Will return!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What's not to like about a genuine, hand built log cabin on Burntside lake?

Good owners. Well kept. Beautiful surroundings.

Don't book this property. We don't want to see more "flat landers" in paradise.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shorewood, MN USA

Mixed feelings ...

  • 5 of 5

I mean about telling anybody about this wonderful place. It's everything you could possibly dream of in a wilderness vacation ... Burntside Lake, the wonderful cabin. But alas, we have our wonderful week booked 'til eternity (or at least until the Hilpert's decide not to rent it out anymore) so sharing this piece of valuable information is truly a gift to anyone who heeds my advice.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2012
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Olympia, WA

Great stay at Hilpert's Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at the end of August, 2012, on Pork Chop Island. Burntside Lake is beautiful, clean, undeveloped, and full of little, rocky islands like Pork Chop Island. The cabin was extremely comfortable and very much in keeping with its surroundings. It was clean and fully stocked with all the equipment we needed to cook up a storm. While the outhouse was no one’s favorite place there is a great shower indoors so we were happy. If anything, the cabin and island are even nicer than pictured on the website.

The owner and property manager were very easy to work with and great at answering any questions we had. There were no notes with lists of "don't" s that you sometimes see. It felt like we were staying at a friend’s home that we would take care of and respect, not a rental property, which was very nice.

The pictures can’t convey the fresh air and the sounds of nature we enjoyed. It is difficult to find a place these days where you can’t hear a lot of man made sounds; neighbors, traffic and airplanes. We loved sitting outside at night and hearing only the crickets and loons and seeing no lights from other cabins. We saw a few boats, heard the occasional voice from across the lake, but it was very unobtrusive. All this while still having running water, electricity, and window screens. There is a TV but we decided to pretend it wasn’t there so didn’t turn it on. It was wonderful being able to turn an eleven year old girl and a dog loose in the morning and not having to worry about either of them, knowing they could wander and daydream all they wanted and not get into too much trouble. Unfortunately, there aren’t many places you can do that.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Ely, USA

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £386.25

Cancellation Policy :100% minus $50.00 admin. fee IF we are able to re-rent the property.
Rental is forfited if we are unable to re-rent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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