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

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Last updated: 07/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Our Isabella properties received Certificate Of Excellence 2014 from the world's top travel review site 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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outdoor smoking OK...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • 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

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Forests
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

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

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

  • 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:

    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 & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Cozy gas fireplace in living room....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance:

    US long distance...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating:

    In floor heat for toasty feet!...moreless

  • 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

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • 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

  • 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

  • Telephone:

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

  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Bring your own paper towels and spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • 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

  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio:

    Table and 4 chairs...moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • 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

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Picnic table & firepit...moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Bring charcoal & lighter fluid ...moreless

  • Pedal Boat
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

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

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$269 $309
Fri, Sat
$1,767
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$249 $289
Fri, Sat
$1,641

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • 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 11AM - Pets not allowed in cabin: Outdoor kennels available at $30/night.


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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

  • In the Big Pines

    In the Big Pines

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

    Open living area with a break taking view of Lake Gegoka

  • Fishin' off the dock

    Fishin' off the dock

  • 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...

  • View of Lake Gegoka from the fire pit

    View of Lake Gegoka from the fire pit

  • Winter lake view from the Log Home's deck

    Winter lake view from the Log Home's deck

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

    Looking up to the Log Home from the lakefront ski trail

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

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

  • Wall of glass facing Lake Gegoka

    Wall of glass facing Lake Gegoka

  • Gegoka sunrise

    Gegoka sunrise

  • 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)

  • Log Home in the big pines

    Log Home in the big pines

  • Comin' up from the lake

    Comin' up from the lake

  • Lake Gegoka winter sunset

    Lake Gegoka winter sunset

  • Heading out across the lake to hit the ski trails

    Heading out across the lake to hit the ski trails

  • Floor Plan

    Floor Plan

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