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Big Pines Getaway - Log Home in the Wild Heart of the Superior National Forest

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Last updated: 07/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Isabella guest house description

Our Isabella properties received Tripadvisor's Certificate Of Excellence 2014 thanks to our guests. The Big Pines Getaway is located on a small quiet lake in the wild heart of the Superior National Forest, only about 8 miles from the southern boundary of the B.W.C.A. A perfect place to commune with nature, reconnect with family and restore your spirit. The living area has a panoramic view of Lake Gegoka and the lake shore is just a short walk down the hill. If you are planning a wild party weekend, please seek different accommodations. Big red and white pines tower overhead, providing nesting habitat for eagles, osprey, owls and kestrels. This hand scribed full log house has a genuine 'Northwoods' feel. A fully vaulted main room overlooks Lake Gegoka, bringing the outdoors right in through a full wall of glass. The loft offers a special place for kids or adults to have their own space up in the treetops. Spectacular sunsets can be enjoyed from the living room, the deck or better yet a canoe. The Log Home is simply and comfortably furnished, with a modern kitchen and 2 bathrooms. A gas fireplace completes the rustic, relaxed atmosphere. Silent recreation for all seasons at our gem in the forest.


If you are looking for a quiet, secluded wilderness escape, you have found it. Even with a very adequate public boat launch less than a minute away, there is no such thing as 'rush hour' on pristine Lake Gegoka. Speedboats, tubing and jet skis are definitely out of place here. This sparkling clean little 150 acre lake offers fishing, canoeing and swimming. Our canoes, row boat and 2 person paddle boat provide a number of ways to explore the lake and are available for your enjoyment during your stay here. The lakeside campfire ring is the perfect place to pull up a chair, make s'mores and relax at the end of the day. Lake Gegoka is a shallow sandy bottomed lake and warms up early in the summer. It's just a short walk down the hill to the lake front. Just a few minutes away is a little used public swimming area on Flathorn Lake (connects to Gegoka). There is a very scenic hiking trail around it and a picnic area with water pump, grills, tables and a brand new vault toilet.

Lake Superior's North Shore is only about 30 minutes away and provides many opportunities for day trips, including Split Rock Lighthouse tours, the Superior Hiking Trail and some of Minnesota's most popular State Parks. It's a great place to cool down on a warm day inland and grab a bite to eat or a special souvenir. Ely is a 45 minute drive and has a variety of good restaurants and unique gift shops. This lively little town is the jumping off point for Boundary Waters Canoe Area trips and has some great attractions for rainy or sunny days. Both the International Wolf Center and the North American Bear Center are great places to learn about 2 of the areas wild residents. The Soudan Mine tour is a fascinating look back in time to 'hard rock' underground mining on the Range in the early 1900's.

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House

Meals

      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

      Suitability

      • Pets Considered:

        4 heated secure dog kennels are available as booking options during the online reservation process - one dog per kennel. Pets are not allowed in units or the ski trails. When outdoors, they must be on a leash or at heel. All doggy-doo needs to be flipped into the woods....moreless

      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

        18+...moreless

      • Children Welcome

      Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

      • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

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      • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

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      • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

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      • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

        Bunkbed...moreless

      • Loft: 2 twin/ single

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      • Queen size Beds (3) Guests must provide their own sheets and pillow cases. Pillows and comforters are provided., Twin or Single Beds (5) Guests must provide their own sheets and pillow cases. Pillows and comforters are provided., Bunk Beds (1) Guests must provide their own sheets and pillow cases. Pillows and comforters are provided....moreless

      Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

      Other Amenities

          • WIFI for email and browsing ONLY! Currently our remote location only has limited internet access and it is very expensive. You will be charged $0.05/mb for average usage over 150mb per day of stay. - Lakefront: Exclusive use of 2 canoes. Small paddle boat and row boat available on first come first served basis (may need to share with 1 other cabin rented at this location). Paddles and life vests available. - Ski-In: 30 kilometers of groomed classic cross country ski trails in the pines. - Our commitment to a peaceful setting means ATVs and snowmobiles may not be operated on the property. You will need to trailer them to designated use areas. - Guests must provide their own sheets, pillow cases and towels. Pillows and comforters are provided. - Cell service - Verizon, Sprint are fairly reliable - AT&T is available intermittently....moreless

          Entertainment

              • Games

              Theme

              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Romantic
              • Adventure
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Forests
              • Waterfalls
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Walking
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Bird Watching
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Horseshoes
              • Eco Tourism
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat

              Location Type

              • Beach:

                Sandy bottom Lake Gegoka. Use of 2 canoes, small paddle boat and row boat. Good fishing and swimming from the dock or a boat. Lake frontage is just a very short walk down the hill....moreless

              • Lake:

                Sandy bottom Lake Gegoka. Use of 2 canoes, small paddle boat and row boat. Good fishing and swimming from the dock or a boat. Lake frontage is just a very short walk down the hill....moreless

              • Beachfront:

                Sandy bottom Lake Gegoka. Use of 2 canoes, small paddle boat and row boat. Good fishing and swimming from the dock or a boat. Lake frontage is just a very short walk down the hill....moreless

              • Lake View:

                Log home windows and deck have an expansive view of Lake Gegoka. Good fishing and swimming from the dock or a boat. Lake frontage is just a very short walk down the hill....moreless

              • Lakefront:

                Sandy bottom Lake Gegoka. Use of 2 canoes, small paddle boat and row boat. Good fishing and swimming from the dock or a boat. Lake frontage is just a very short walk down the hill....moreless

              • Ski-In:

                30 kilometers of groomed classic cross country ski trails in the pines. Ski out your door....moreless

              • Ski-Out:

                30 kilometers of groomed classic cross country ski trails in the pines. Ski out your door....moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Cycling
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Rock Climbing
              • Swimming
              • Fishing
              • Skiing
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Hunting
              • Hiking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining:

                    Also 4 person table in kitchen eating area...moreless

                  • Seating for 6 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Internet:

                        WIFI for email and browsing ONLY! Currently our remote location only has limited internet access and it is very expensive. You will be charged $0.05/mb for average usage over 150mb per day of stay....moreless

                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                        There's room for boat trailers. Our commitment to a peaceful setting means ATVs and snowmobiles may not be operated on the property. You will need to trailer them to designated use areas....moreless

                      • Free Long Distance:

                        US long distance...moreless

                      • Living Room
                      • Parking Off Street:

                        There's room for boat trailers. Our commitment to a peaceful setting means ATVs and snowmobiles may not be operated on the property. You will need to trailer them to designated use areas....moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        Decent coverage for your Verizon or Sprint. Intermittent for AT&T. We have a land line available too....moreless

                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Firewood
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Parking
                      • Heating:

                        In floor heat for toasty feet!...moreless

                      • Fireplace:

                        Cozy gas fireplace in living room....moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Stove
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Pantry Items:

                        Bring your own paper towels and spices...moreless

                      • Dishwasher
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Stove
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                      • Blender

                      Outside

                      • Canoe
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Boat Dock
                      • Walkway To Water
                      • Boat With Paddles
                      • Pedal Boat
                      • Outdoor Furniture
                      • Deck Furniture
                      • Barbecue
                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Table and 4 chairs...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Bring charcoal & lighter fluid ...moreless

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        Exclusive use of 2 canoes. Small paddle boat and row boat available on first come first served basis (may need to share with 1 other cabin rented at this location). Paddles and life vests available....moreless

                      • Boat:

                        Exclusive use of 2 canoes. Small paddle boat and row boat available on first come first served basis (may need to share with 1 other cabin rented at this location). Paddles and life vests available....moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Picnic table & firepit...moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard
                      • Discover

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Sauna:

                        Fire up the sauna and cool off 50 paces away in sandy bottomed Lake Gegoka!...moreless

                      • Hot Tub:

                        Only available on Winter ski weekends....moreless

                       

                      Reviews

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                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $219 $269
                      Fri, Sat
                      $1,469

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Tax Rate 6.875%

                      Notes:

                      MINIMUM 3 NIGHT STAY (unless availability prevents - NO single night stays) - 10% discount for reservations of 7 or more nights. .(HomeAway's Instant Quote doesn't calculate the weekly discounts accurately for partial weeks - email us for an accurate quote if staying more than 1 week) - Check-in 4PM Check-out Noon - Pets not allowed in cabin: Outdoor kennels available at $35/night.


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                      Last updated: 07/31/2014
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                      Location

                      • Tettegouche State Park

                        "Great hiking trails. The mouth of the Baptism River in the park is where warmer river water..."

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                      80 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Duluth
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Knotted Pine Tavern
                      35 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Ely

                      Car: Necessary

                      For those who enjoy nature and being close to it, this is the ideal getaway. In this remote corner of Superior National Forest, wildlife is abundant. Moose roam the area, and on occasion have been seen swimming in our lake. Timber wolves, pine martin, foxes, fishers and many other shy forest creatures are seen and heard. The surrounding area is very sparsely populated and offers many opportunities for exploring. The U.S. Forest Service maintains a number of hiking trails, picnic areas and public accesses to lakes large and small. Day trips to the B.W.C.A. wilderness are also an option.

                      Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, wildlife viewing, boating, rock climbing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing

                      Ski: We offer direct access to and maintain 30K of groomed/tracked classic cross country ski trials. Flathorn/Gegoka trail system. No skijoring. Also designated snowshoe trails.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2008

                      About the owner: Love my job as a lodging host. I wear many hats and pretty much enjoy most of them (especially the bomber!)

                      Why the Owner Chose Isabella:
                      Location, location, location. The woods and lake are beautiful and pristine!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Guest House:
                      We're easy to get to but far from the noise and lights. Lots of Minnesota's rare and shy wildlife hangs out right in the surrounding Superior National Forest. You can even see the stars (all of them!). Peace & quiet...


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Wall of glass facing Lake Gegoka

                        Wall of glass facing Lake Gegoka

                      • Open living area with a break taking view of Lake Gegoka

                        Open living area with a break taking view of Lake Gegoka

                      • Gegoka sunrise

                        Gegoka sunrise

                      • Fully equipped kitched and breakfast nook

                        Fully equipped kitched and breakfast nook

                      • Main level bedroom

                        Main level bedroom

                      • The loft

                        The loft

                      • Bunk room

                        Bunk room

                      • Lakefront at Gegoka. Boundary Water pristine, but without the portages...

                        Lakefront at Gegoka. Boundary Water pristine, but without the portages...

                      • Comin' up from the lake

                        Comin' up from the lake

                      • Lake Gegoka winter sunset

                        Lake Gegoka winter sunset

                      • Winter lake view from the Log Home's deck

                        Winter lake view from the Log Home's deck

                      • Floor Plan

                        Floor Plan

                      • Log Home in the big pines

                        Log Home in the big pines

                      • Fishin' off the dock

                        Fishin' off the dock

                      • View from the loft

                        View from the loft

                      • Main level bathroom (another on the lower level)

                        Main level bathroom (another on the lower level)

                      • Lower level bedroom (2 like this)

                        Lower level bedroom (2 like this)

                      • View of Lake Gegoka from the fire pit

                        View of Lake Gegoka from the fire pit

                      • Looking up to the Log Home from the lakefront ski trail

                        Looking up to the Log Home from the lakefront ski trail

                      • Heading out across the lake to hit the ski trails

                        Heading out across the lake to hit the ski trails

                      • Ski in and out on 20 miles of xc - ski trails

                        Ski in and out on 20 miles of xc - ski trails

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                      Date last modified - Monday, July 07, 2014

                      $219 - $269 per night (USD)
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                      4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 07/31/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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