Great Privacy - 180+ Acre Getaway. Only Home on the Lake!!
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Ely cabin description
This 3 bedroom, 1 and 1/2 bathroom cabin and its guest cabin/bunkhouse sit on 180 acres of private property. They are the only cabins on this 300 acre private lake which has no public access. Windows throughout the home provide beautiful views of the lake. With a fabulous swimming area, playground, canoes, kayaks and fishing boat, and hiking trails on the property there is something for everyone here!
3+ Bedrooms: Upper level main bedroom in loft has queen bed; second upper level bedroom in loft has a full and twin bed; third bedroom on lower level has queen bed; private bunk room off family room has upper/lower twin bunks. Bed linens provided.
1.5 Bathrooms: Main floor bath has shower, no tub; half bath on lower level. Toilet paper provided. Bring your own bath/beach towels and toiletries.
•Main floor features living room with wood burning fireplace and large picture windows with great view of lake
•Dining room adjoins living room, seats 8; additional seating for 4 at kitchen counter
•Living room/dining room opens to expansive lakeside walk-out deck with lawn furniture and gas BBQ grill - propane provided
•Modern well-stocked kitchen with newer appliances including dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker, cookware and dinnerware. Dishwashing soap, garbage bags, kitchen towels and pot holders provided.
•Lower level family room has a gas fireplace and large windows with a nice view of the lake; futon and day bed for extra guests
•Small kitchenette off lower level family room has second refrigerator, small sink and counter area
•Main cabin has A/C unit in kitchen/dining room area
•Playground equipment for the children
•Private hiking trails located throughout the property
•Winter guests will also enjoy direct access to the Taconite Trail System and summer guests can access this same trail system for miles of additional hiking possibilities
•Private dock in front of the cabin has sandy swimming area
•Second dock on the point accessible by short hiking trail
•Larger groups may also consider renting the guest cabin/bunkhouse located just a short distance from the main cabin. This cabin/bunkhouse has small bathroom, small kitchen, one large upper level bedroom with 2 twin over double bunk beds. It will sleep an additional 4-6 guests
•2 kayaks, 2 canoes, and a 14’ fishing boat included
•Motor rental and additional watercraft rentals available
•No smoking inside cabin
•Well-behaved pets welcome (additional fee)
•13 miles from Ely
Bedrooms: Bunk room on upper level with 2 twin over double bunks and 2 twin beds. Bed linens provided.
Bathrooms: Small bath on main level has shower. Toilet paper provided. Bring your own bath/beach towels and toiletries.
300 acre Horseshoe Lake is a private lake with no public access and has crystal clear water. The lake is known to have fishing for northern pike, bass, pan fish, and the occasional walleye.
All cabins rent Saturday to Saturday and are available by the week only. If you are looking for a stay longer than a week, or need a check in on a different day, please contact our office to book your stay. Please be sure you have selected a Saturday check in before booking online.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Air Conditioning
- Wood Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Gas Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Sight Seeing
- Childrens Playground equipment on site. Ely, Minnesota is recommended by National Geographic Magazine as one of the 50 places in the world you should visit in your lifetime and was recently voted “Coolest Small Town in America”. Nestled in the expansive Superior National Forest, Ely is a place to renew an appreciation for the beauty and wonder of nature. With over 500 lakes within 20 miles of Ely, there are endless opportunities for swimming, boating, canoeing and fishing. Ely is located on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, a 1 million acre tract of pristine forests intersected by 1500 miles of canoe routes. And, if you’re looking for true hometown hospitality plan a visit to Ely’s downtown shops, restaurants, attractions and museums. There are lots of things to see and do here including the arts and crafts, educational exhibits, tours, golfing, casinos, farmers markets, festivals and fairs. You’ll quickly see why so many families return to Ely year after year....moreless
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Know what you are getting and what you are not
My extended family and I spent last week at both the main cabin and the guest cabin. There are many wonderful points to the cabins and the property. But the above description is at best misleading and at worst plan incorrect about what you are and are not getting at this property. First of all, the main cabin does not have 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It has 1 real bedroom and 1 full bathroom. It has a half bath in the fully-finished basement and one full bathroom with walk-in shower (no tub) on the main floor of the main cabin. Two other "bedrooms" are on the second level of the main cabin which is a loft-style level, with the sleeping areas open to the main floor of the main cabin. One bed on the second level is tucked under the eave and only a small child could sleep there comfortably as there is no head room above it. The "guest cabin" is in fact a bunkhouse, with all beds in one area, again no sleeping privacy at all and the bathroom in that cabin has a walk-in shower, toilet and sink in a space of no larger than 8' by 8' and possibly smaller. The main cabin does have beds to sleep 10 people but it did not have living space to comfortably accommodate 10 people, much less more if you are using the guest cabin to sleep additional people. In the living room, there are two couches seating 5-6 adults squeezed and room to pull up maybe one more chair for seating. The balcony off the main floor had one outdoor table with 3 plastic chairs and the grill. The balcony is about 6 feet wide running the length of the house (25-30') so even if you had more chairs people would have to sit in a straight row. There were two more plastic chairs down by the water so we ended up driving into Virginia and bought enough plastic chairs so everyone could sit at the same time outside. The balcony gets full sun anytime after noon with no shade other than the very small umbrella over the table. There were 2 kayaks and one canoe made available (along with others) but only one kayak paddle and one canoe paddle, not one pair of canoe paddles but ONE canoe paddle. The "sandy play area" is not sandy but gritty and rocky requiring water shoes for foot comfort. What is great about this property is the privacy of the lake and the beauty of the surrounding woods. The cabin is quite comfortable for 6-8 people. Plus the kitchen in the main cabin is clean and very well equipped, both in appliances and utensils. And the view from both cabins is wonderful.
- Guest Beth (Illinois)
- Date of stay 06/30/12
- Review Submitted 07/12/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
Main Cabin Summer Rate $1895/week (6 guests) Guest Cabin: $595/week (4 guests)* 20% Spring/Fall/Winter discount Additional guests $105/wk; children under 5 free Cleaning fee $175; 3% processing fee 50% deposit required at time of reservation Minimum stay of 1 week Pet fee $75/pet *Guest cabin only available to group renting main cabin
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The main cabin at Timber Trail Retreat
Dining area off kitchen
Main level living room w/ walk-out deck
Loft bedrom opens to main level and beautiful view of lake
Second bedroom in loft; also open to main living area and beautiful view of lake
Bedroom off family room
Play set right outside front of cabin
Guest cabin w/small living area, kitchen, bath on lower level; bunkroom upstairs
Kitchen/living area in guest cabin/bunkhouse
Upper level bunk room in guest cabin
Private lake, private dock, swimming area
Kitchen at Timber Trail Retreat also has dishwasher, microwave, small appliances
Living room /dining area opens to deck
Seating in living room
Lower level family room opens to patio
Front of main cabin
Screened porch off main living area
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