Tranquil Brule River, Nature Lover and Fisherman's Retreat.
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Brule lodge description
This rare 4-season home sits on 1,000 feet of private river frontage on the Brule river, (Bois Brule, Fr. burnt wood). The Brule river is a famous, spring-fed trout stream flowing north from Upper St. Croix Lake, at the continental divide, into Lake Superior. It is noted for it's natural beauty, quiet serenity and rich history. This rental home is a unique, cozy, architectural gem, filled with charm, nestled inside the Brule River State Forest.
The main area is an open floor plan with a wrap around deck and an area for outdoor dining, overlooking the river. The full kitchen is equipped with appliances and staples. There is satellite TV, Wi-Fi, high speed fiberoptic cable and a DVD player.
There are three bedrooms, including a master suite on the first floor. Two bedrooms and full bath are on the lower floor. Each room has large widows with beautiful views of the river approximately 50' away. The lower level sleeps 4-5 with a double bed and a single in one bedroom, which also includes a sink area, and a second bedroom with two single beds. Both lower bedrooms have doors leading out to a patio.
Nature surrounds this retreat with tranquil serenity and fresh, clean mornings to have your coffee sitting on the deck looking out at the river, or at the dock, watching the fish jumping and eagles soaring overhead.
Don your waders and fish in front of the house, or paddle a canoe upriver to cast a fly in one of the notable lakes, or contact one of the local guides for a fishing experience of a lifetime.
It's a must to take a canoe or kayak from the dock, up or down the gentle flowing Brule river viewing the elegant, old log homes built by original residents from the turn of the last century.
Begin at Stones Bridge and take a leisurely, 4 hour canoe trip, through an uncut natural northern pine forest that was the once the Voyageur's highway to the Mississippi and beyond, via the St. Croix River. The 'trip down from Stones' is dotted with small rapids here and there and passes 'Cedar Island' a stately, turn of the 20th century fishing camp, visited by five past presidents.
Step just outside the back door and take a long leisurely walk, ski or snow shoe, on one of the many nearby hiking trails or just head out into the woods. Or drive to one of the many trail heads on the scenic North Country Trail or Brule State Forest trails.
There are many area lakes. Nearby. Lake Nebagamon has groceries, restaurants, a swimming beech and boat landing. Drive north of Brule township 13 miles to the mouth of the Brule and picnic on the sandy shore of Lake Superior.
This property both beacons you to stop and relax, and be mystified by the awe-inspiring, 300 year old Norway and White pine forest that surrounds you, and it also enlivens you to get out and enjoy some of your favorite outdoor activities in an enchanting place.
Keywords: Brule River, trout fishing, fishing cabin, Steel-head, Coho, Rainbow trout, Brown trout, hiking, canoeing, spring fed, Springs, kayaking, level 3 rapids, fly fishing, cross country skiing, bird watching, swimming, blueberries, wild flowers, mushrooming, grouse hunting, Lake Superior, Lake Nebagamon, Bayfield, Ashland, Apostle Islands, Madelaine Island.
- 1800 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
- Double Beds (1) One double bed, Twin or Single Beds (5) five twin beds
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Cooking Utensils
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Mobile Phone:
- Ski & Snowboard:
- Deck / Patio:
- Water Sports Gear:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- There are several scenic river canoe/kayak trips to take, varying from pastoral drifting on the upper Brule to challenging rapids on the lower stretches. Picnic at the mouth of the Brule on Lake Superior. Walk or ski the many miles of hunters/ski-in/ski-out trails connecting to the house. Fish for migratory or domestic salmonid species from the front door....moreless
ReviewsWrite a review
Excellent property and location. Well equipped kitchen.
- Guest Scott B.
- Date of stay 11/01/13
- Review Submitted 11/08/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Brule River experience
Brule River experience
My family's stay at this beautiful Brule River Lodge was everything I hoped it would be and more. I would recommend it to any of my friends or relatives. We found the lodge to be exactly like we expected based on the pictures and we found the propety very clean and well maintained.The owners provided answers to all possible questions before arrival including an extensive list of potential fun activities in the area. In addition the caretaker visited daily to pick up garbage and to check if we needed anything. We took day trips to the mouth of the Brule and the Apostle Islands, both of which I would recommend, and Lake Nebagamon is located only minutes away for supplies and more entertainment. We found the best times , however, were when we were on the river canoeing , kayaking or just sitting on the dock enjoying the wildlife, including deer and bald eagles, that visited the water right in front of the lodge. Outstanding experience that my family and I plan to repeat in the years to come.
- Guest Mojo (Milwaukee,Wi)
- Date of stay 07/01/13
- Review Submitted 07/12/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
The lodge has great history and characterGuest comment entered by owner
The lodge has great history and character
Thanks, Clague. The vacation was very enjoyable. The lodge has great history and character, and the setting is beautiful. Even the weather cooperated. Thanks again for sharing your beautiful lodge and its memorabilia
- Guest William
- Date of stay 09/10/12
- Review Submitted 10/19/12
Thank you very much for a lovely four day stayGuest comment entered by owner
Thank you very much for a lovely four day stay
10/14/2012: Thank you very much for a lovely four day stay in your Brule River home. It was everything we expected it to be, and just as described on the web site. We enjoyed the Brule River setting and the tranquility of the towering pines. We fished, canoed and relaxed. The home was well stocked with everything we needed to make our visit very comfortable. We hope to visit the Brule again.
- Guest Jim and Martha
- Date of stay 10/04/12
- Review Submitted 10/19/12
A charming cabin on the Brule River
A charming cabin on the Brule River
This charming cabin on the Brule River is just total tranquility at its best!! After touring Duluth and Bayfield with my 85 yr old mother, we found this cabin to be a wonderful way to spend an autumn weekend. It has windows that ofter views in every direction. The place was a home away from home for us. A place to enjoy the falling leaves while walking in the woods. The setting with the river shimming in the sunlight and eagles flying overhead lingered in our minds long after we left. We enjoyed playing cards with the doors open to hear only to the wind chimes and light breezes. Another night was spent reading some of the interesting nature books that are on the books shelves there. This place offers so much besides walking in the woods, the river is perfect for canoeing, and there is plenty of trails for x-country skiing by the moonlight. It was completely furnished with everything that one could need. Canoes, life jackets, fishing poles, and books. Nice that there are convenient stores only 20-30 minutes away for those last minute supplies. It was just a blissful peace to enjoy the quiet nature in such a relaxing sitting. We will return in many seasons to enjoy the total tranquility of this place. I would highly recommend this rental for anyone wanting to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature. The river offers fun and safe canoeing for the young and old. We'll be back.
- Guest Linder (Hudson, WI)
- Date of stay 10/07/11
- Review Submitted 10/16/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 5 - May 31, 2014
2 night min stay
Jun 1 - Sep 1, 2014
3 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Extra charge applies for pets
$50/night for each guest over seven
- Cleaning: $120 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $300
- Pet Fee: $25 + tax
- Tax Rate 5.5%
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- Nearest Airport: Duluth, MN at 40 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Highway B at 1 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Lake Nebagamon at 6 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Kro Bar at 6 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Spirit Mountain at 40 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Highway S at 6 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Twin Gables at 6 Miles
Year Purchased: 1963
About the owner: This property has been in the family since it was built by Corrin and Mary Hodgson in 1963. It is a favorite spot, and we enjoy frequent visits and sharing it with others when we are not able to be there.
Why the Owner Chose Brule:
The Brule river is one of the most desirable river destinations in the US. It is home to five salmonid species and flows through an uncut natural northern pine forest. It was the once also the Voyageur's highway to the Mississippi and beyond, via the St. Croix River. We like the wildlife, natural beauty, and privacy of the property.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
The quiet serenity, fresh air, natural beauty, wildlife, fishing, and privacy. I first crossed the river in a canoe with my parents in 1963, and we landed and camped on the property where the lodge now is located. We are now in the 4th generation of family at this place.
- Primary: 402 850-9070
- Secondary: +1 402 210-5522
- Tertiary: +1 715 372-4947
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The river is shallow and slow moving, safe for wading and swimming
Living room area. Beautiful views in any direction.
Views to the outside are throughout the home
View from the deck, dine alfresco all summer
A special loft for the little ones and desk space where you can hook up to WiFi
Views of the outdoors from the MBR sitting area.
Master bath dressing sink/table and shower/tub with second sink
Lower level, bedroom1. One queen and a single bed, walk out w/views of the river
Lower level Bath
Mother and child wading in the gentle current in Ashland Lake just off the dock
A view of Ashland Lake off the dock.
One of the historic homes of original families summering on the Brule River
Welcome, we would love to share our place with you, a truly special experience.
Full kitchen with oven/stove, frig, microwave, dishwasher, staples included.
View out the back of the house from the wrap around deck.
View of master bedroom wing from main cabin area.
Master bedroom and outer master bath dressing room
Looking out to the main living area from the MBR
Lower level, walk out bedroom 2, 2 single beds and views of the river.
The greatest cocktail lounge in the world.
View of the house from Ashland Lake on the Brule river
Castle's Bridge, one of the picturesque places you'll see paddling up stream.
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