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Palisade Log Cabin on Lake Superior's North Shore

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The Palisade Log Cabin on the north shore of Lake Superior is located just off Highway 61, one mile east of Silver Bay. It is about a half mile through heavily wooded lots to the 35-year old secluded and authentic log cabin. The cabin sits on 2.6 acres of private land and has more than 460 feet of high rugged Lake Superior shoreline.

There are incredible views to the north of the Palisade Head Cliffs. These cliffs reach 350 feet high and are a favorite of rock climbers. You can hear the waves of the lake crashing against the ledge rock cliffs just 70 feet from the cabin. The sunrises over the lake are spectacular; in the evening you might be able to view the northern lights.

We installed a new geothermal heating system in October 2012 which should keep the cabin warm and cozy all winter long. Enjoy the peace and solitude of the whispering pines and birch while watching a bald eagle flying above. You can read a book or play cards/games near the cabin’s warm wood stove. Outside you can toast marshmallows at the fire pit or play horseshoes. Search for Thomsonites, agates, crystals, cobblestones, or driftwood. Go berry picking or view colorful spring wild flowers and brilliant fall foliage.

Drive the Highway 61/Superior National Forest Scenic Byway and visit the beautiful Minnesota state parks nearby (see map). Hike on The Superior Hiking Trail that runs from Two Harbors to the Canadian border. Ride your bike on the Gitche Gami Bike Trail that runs along Highway 61. Snowmobile on the North Shore State Snowmobiling Trail or drive an ATV on designated ATV trails from Duluth to Grand Portage. Try cross-country skiing on the North Shore Mountain Cross Country Ski Trail. Visit Lutsen Mountains ski resort 36 miles from the cabin.

In the summer you can go to two nearby beautiful sandy beaches which are part of Tettegouche State Park (ask for directions). Take a charter boat tour or fishing trip out of the Silver Bay Marina that is 3.5 miles to the southwest. If you're adventurous, you can go kayaking/canoeing in the cove.

Watch for giant iron ore carriers on Lake Superior, they depart from Silver Bay and head east to Cleveland. Look for wildlife around the cabin and you may see eagle, deer, moose, bear, fox, wolf, and beaver. If you don’t feel like cooking, dine at a variety of fine nearby restaurants (Lemon Wolf, Northern Lights, The Crossings, and Cove Point Lodge in Beaver Bay; Our House in Finland; The Blue Fin in Tofte).

The Palisade Log Cabin is in close proximity to all activities listed here, most within just a few miles. Most important, take time to enjoy a classic log cabin experience on the North Shore!


Keywords: Log Cabin, vacation rental, North Shore, Silver Bay, Lake Superior, Palisade Head, Split Rock Light House, Superior National Forest, Superior Hiking Trail, Boundary Waters Canoe Area, skiing, hiking, biking

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Our boys love visiting the cabin...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Thank you so much for not smoking!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Our dog and cat love visiting the cabin. Keep close watch on pets—beware of wildlife and neighbor dog....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • If you need recreational equipment there is a recreational sports rental store in Beaver Bay for cross-country ski, snowshoeing,and snowmobiling....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    various books and magazines...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Toys:

    some board games...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Available @ Silver Bay grocery store & gas stations...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    This is the only rental in the area with lake front property. There are great views overlooking Lake Superior; the sun rises straight out over the lake....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Palisade Head, looking northeast along the shoreline....moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Geothermal System installed October, 2012, will provide cooling in summer if needed...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    New Geothermal system installed October, 2012, makes cabin warm and cozy. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    new couch and sitting chairs...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Good cell phone service at the cabin...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking along the semi-circle drive...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Semi-circular drive has plenty of room for parking...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Good access for cell phone coverage, LTE ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove:

    Firewood provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Has most anything you need to cook for yourself. Water comes from Lake Superior (non-potable). Please conserve water and bring your own drinking water. At least 5 gallons of drink water provided....moreless

  • Microwave:

    small microwave but does the job...moreless

  • Oven:

    part of the stove...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    miscellaneous spices, etc ...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Front and backyard decks Outdoor fire pit on lakeside...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawn in front with horseshoe area...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas grille, also separate charcoal grille...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$175 $195
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2015
May 1 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$225
$1,350
Winter
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$175 $195
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $30 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8.85%

Notes:

Holidays: $225 winter, $235.00 summer per night, 3 night minimum for holidays. Additional adults or children $20.00 per night. Infants under 1 are free. $10.00 per night. Pets $30.00 flat fee.

Please note the "instant quote" function does not accurately calculate weekly rates (6 nights, 7th night free), children, and holiday fee. Ask property manager for a more accurate estimate.

Checkin: 3:00 p.m.

Checkout: 11:00 a.m.

Deposit: $200.00 cash/check upon reservation. Cancellation: 6 weeks = full refund less 10%; Less than 6 weeks no refund unless rented.


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Location

11 Miles
Nearest Airport
Silver Bay Municipal Airport
2.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Silver Bay Municipal Liquor
89 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Isle Royale Nat. Park, departs Grand Portage, MN
5.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Silver Bay Country Club
30 Miles
Nearest Train
North Shore Scenic Railway in Two Harbors, MN
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 61
2.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Northwoods Cafe
36 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lutsen Ski Resort
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 of them, located in Tettegouche State Park

Car: Necessary

Silver Bay is midway between Duluth (55 miles to the southwest) and Grand Marais (55 miles to the northeast). It is a great location to see all the beauty of the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Minnesota state parks nearby include Gooseberry Falls, Split Rock Light House, Tettegouche, George Crosby Manitou, and Temperance River. The Palisade Head just northwest offers great views of the lake. Also nearby is the Superior National Forest and the Superior Hiking Trail.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2011

About: Harold and Rae Piepho manage the cabin. The Piepho's have lived on the North Shore for many years and have extensive knowledge of the area. Mark & Sarah, the owners, moved to the Twin Cities in 2000 and have gone 'Up North' to visit since. Sarah's parents have had a house in Silver Bay for many years which served as our launching pad to the north shore till we bought this cabin. The people are very nice, the air is fresh, and there is lots to do in the area. We like hiking and there is plenty of this. Also our 2 sons are just starting to fish; what a great place to learn!

Why Silver Bay:
The north shore of Lake Superior, particularly the stretch along Highway 61 from Duluth to Grand Marais has something for everyone. Silver Bay, which is in right in the middle of this beautiful stretch, is a great place to enjoy the spectacular views of Lake Superior and to visit the many Minnesota State Parks in the area.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
We enjoy everything we describe on our property listing, especially the serenely beautiful views from log cabin. The area is quiet and relaxing but also provides us with opportunities to venture out and explore a wide variety of destinations along the beautiful North Shore!


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Photos

  • Palisade Log Cabin.

    Palisade Log Cabin.

  • Front of cabin.

    Front of cabin.

  • Palisade Head Cliffs, view from cabin.

    Palisade Head Cliffs, view from cabin.

  • Woods around cabin.

    Woods around cabin.

  • Back/lake side deck.

    Back/lake side deck.

  • Secluded Palisade Log Cabin view from Lake Superior.

    Secluded Palisade Log Cabin view from Lake Superior.

  • View to the north in the backyard.

    View to the north in the backyard.

  • Backyard view to the south.

    Backyard view to the south.

  • Dining table and living room.

    Dining table and living room.

  • Desk in hall. Please note wall height; open ceiling.

    Desk in hall. Please note wall height; open ceiling.

  • Master bedroom. Bedroom walls are 3/4 high (do not go to ceiling).

    Master bedroom. Bedroom walls are 3/4 high (do not go to ceiling).

  • Bedroom 2 with bunk bed.

    Bedroom 2 with bunk bed.

  • Winter with Lake Superior view behind cabin.

    Winter with Lake Superior view behind cabin.

  • Back/lake side deck. This photo shows the new stain applied 2013.

    Back/lake side deck. This photo shows the new stain applied 2013.

  • Silver Bay Cliffs from Palisade Log Cabin.

    Silver Bay Cliffs from Palisade Log Cabin.

  • Back/lake side deck.

    Back/lake side deck.

  • Fire pit and picnic table next to cabin.

    Fire pit and picnic table next to cabin.

  • Sunrise from the back deck.

    Sunrise from the back deck.

  • View to the south in backyard.

    View to the south in backyard.

  • Kitchen.

    Kitchen.

  • Living room and front door.

    Living room and front door.

  • Master bedroom.

    Master bedroom.

  • Bedroom 2 with bunk bed.

    Bedroom 2 with bunk bed.

  • Bathroom with shower and tub.

    Bathroom with shower and tub.

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