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A Northern Jem Not to Be Missed!!

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Last updated: 08/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Grand Rapids cabin description

Nestled in the woods along beautiful Trout Lake, the Northern JEM is truly a place to relax and unwind. It offers something for everyone -- abundant fishing (as close as off the dock - great for kids!), a great lake for water skiing and tubing and lots of wildlife. Watch bald eagles fish and feed their young in the pine tree next to the dock. Start or end your day with incredible sunrises and sunsets over pristine waters.... what more could you ask for?!

Trout Lake is a moderate sized lake (approx. 1900 acres with 13.5 miles of shoreline) and if you enjoy fishing, it is a good place to wet your line. The lake was stocked for many years with walleye and also offers northern pike, rock bass, sunfish, perch, blue gills, etc. The lake's topography provides for excellent fishing with a maximum depth of approx. 135 feet - lots of shelves and rolling terrain make the challenge of landing a trophy fish all the more fun! Water clarity and quality is very good.

Trout Lake is also a water skier's dream! The lake is 4.5 miles long, so you can ski and tube for hours without being interrupted by other boats and jet skis. The lake is not heavily populated so you will not encounter much boat traffic, other than those trolling along a shelf line hoping too to land a big one!

The lake has two public boat launches and beaches -- one on the north end off of Hwy 169 and the other is located immediately across the lake from our dock. Your rental includes the use of a canoe, 2 kayaks, life jackets, paddles, etc... You are welcome to to tie your own motor boat to the dock. There also is power available by the dock for live wells.

If fishing and swimming aren't your thing, you can spend hours reading in solitude or observing lots of wildlife on the property, including eagles, hawks, osprey, a family of deer, hummingbirds, pileated woodpeckers, loons, an occasional raccoon or beaver, as well as the always curious chipmunks.

The Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway begins in Grand Rapids and ends 47 miles north in Effie. Travel this spectacular, winding byway by many pristine lakes, forests, swamps, rolling hills, and other unique features.
Outdoor recreation, including miles of marked hiking trails, and interpretive sites are waiting to be explored. During fall, the north woods is adorned with the brilliant colors of red sugar maples, bronze oak trees and glowing gold aspen and birch. Little outposts and antique shops exist along the way. The Chippewa National Forest and the Suomi Trails offer miles of paved trails for hiking, biking and rollerblading.

Learn about Judy Garland, born Frances Ethel Gumm, at her birthplace and childhood home in Grand Rapids, including a very interesting exhibit at the Itasca County Museum. Step into pages from the past and discover the history of the logging era at the Minnesota Forest History Center. Here you can climb a 100' fire tower and see for miles! The Children's Discovery Museum offers great entertainment for younger children. You can also take tours of the Blandin Paper Mill (located on the Mississippi River) and the Hill Annex Mine & State Park. Hibbing, Minnesota, hometown of music legend Bob Dylan, is less than a 1/2 hour drive away and there you can visit the Bob Dylan Collection, found in the Hibbing Library.

If golf is your game, several well-maintained 18-hole golf courses provide championship play -- Eagle Ridge, Pokegama & Sugarbrooke. Four 9-hole courses are also in the area. Grand Rapids is home to the annual Grand Slam Amateur Golf Tournament, held each year on the 3rd weekend of August.

The Canisteo Pit is a large lake formed in a complex of 19 inactive mine pits located immediately north of Coleraine, Bovey and Taconite, MN. Canisteo Pit is about 4.8 miles long and averages one-half mile wide. The pit lake averages 100 feet deep with its deepest point at nearly 300 feet. It is stocked by the DNR and offers excellent fishing and water sport opportunities.

Several day trips can also be planned. The Mississippi River Headwaters are about a 75 minute drive to the west and Duluth and the North Shore are approximately the same distance to the south and east. The edge of the Mesabi Iron Range and the north woods has a lot to offer. Come and stay for a while -- you won't want to go home!

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

            Pets considered on an individual basis. Please inquire....moreless

          • Events Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking only allowed outdoors. Must pick up all trash or a fee will be charged....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome:

            Excellent fishing and swimming right off the dock!...moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Limited accessibility to the dock/lakefront. Separate bedroom and walk-in shower on first floor....moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 9

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Located on first floor....moreless

          • Living Room

            Large leather sofa & a queen size air bed....moreless

          • 2nd Story / Loft: 1 double, 3 twin/ single

            Porta-crib available....moreless

          • First floor bedroom with a queen bed and ample room for a porta-crib or additional mattress on the floor for small children. The second story is a large loft and there is plenty of floor space for a porta-crib, etc. Queen size air bed also available for renters to use....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


          • 3/4 bath completely renovated and recently updated.

          Other Amenities

              • Rental also includes: -- a tripod fire pit grill -- life jackets in sizes from infant to elementary age child to adult -- full-size canoe & paddles + 2 kayaks -- various water toys: air mattresses, inflatable raft, water noodles, inner tubes, etc. -- 2 fishing poles & basic tackle -- fully stocked kitchen with everything you'll ever need Cabin has a small flat screen TV & DVD player. Reception is limited to channels in northern MN. A variety of DVDs for all ages are available. Redboxes are in town. Drinking water is from a very deep well and is filtered as it comes into the cabin. Water has been tested and is safe. If you prefer, bottled water can be purchased at gas stations and grocery stores in Grand Rapids. Accessibility: A separate bedroom & the bath are on the first floor. There is a small step to get on to the wooden decking leading to the cabin door. Mid-rental housekeeping can be arranged. Please inquire....moreless


              • Books:

                Both children's and adult books....moreless

              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Games For Kids
              • Toys:

                Toys for both boys and girls ages 1+....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • Video Library:

                3 Redbox locations in Grand Rapids....moreless

              • Games:

                Many board and card games, coloring books, etc. ...moreless


              • Sports & Activities
              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All


              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Festivals
              • Coin Laundry

              Leisure Activities

              • Photography
              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Bird Watching
              • Antiquing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Fitness Center

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Lake
              • Lakefront
              • Lake View

              sports and adventure activities

              • Kayaking
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Snorkeling
              • Water Tubing
              • Hunting
              • Skiing
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Roller Blading
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining Area
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    Full-size picnic table with benches for outside dining, including many lawn chairs....moreless

                  • Seating for 9 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card


                      • Mobile Phone:

                        Excellent cell phone reception....moreless

                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Living Room
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Heating:

                        Radiant heaters in the downstairs bedroom and bathroom. ...moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        Bedsheets provided. Guests bring their own towels....moreless

                      • Wood Stove
                      • Wireless Internet:

                        The cabin does not have WiFi, but we provide a list of coffee shops, restaurants and libraries in the immediate area that offer it for free. Very good cell reception so it is easy to use a hotspot....moreless


                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Stove
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Kitchen
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Everything you'll ever need -- including toaster, electric griddle and blender....moreless


                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Binoculars
                      • Boat With Paddles
                      • Inflatable Boat
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Canoe
                      • Golf:

                        Several championship golf courses within 15-20 minute drive of the cabin. ...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Wooden decking at entrance to the cabin. A second wooden deck is next to the dock. ...moreless

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        Full-size canoe, 2 kayaks, life jackets in various sizes and paddles included with the rental....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Guests are welcome to use the full-size gas grill. Also have a tripod grill that can be used over a campfire. ...moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard
                      • Discover


                      Write a review 4.8
                      from 9 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Jun 26 - Sep 4, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $200 $250
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

                      Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                      Sep 5 - Nov 4, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $175 $200
                      Fri, Sat, Sun

                      Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Cleaning $50
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                      • Taxes Included


                      All rental rates are based on 4 people. Additional adults $30/night & children are $15/night. We do not charge extra for children 0-24 months.

                      Check-in is 4 PM or LATER and check-out is 10 AM. A week-long rental is 7 nights / 8 days. We try to accommodate special requests for check-in / check-out times - please ask!

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                      Last updated: 08/30/2014
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                      7 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Itasca County Airport (Gordon Newstrom Field)
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Nearest Hwys: MN 10 & Hwy 169
                      7 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Eagle Ridge, Pokegama & Sugarbrooke
                      7 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Grand Rapids, Coleraine & Bovey

                      Car: Necessary

                      Grand Rapids offers the amenities of a larger city without losing the small town charm. Festivals, live theater & music, swap meets, stock car races and a farmer's market are offered throughout the year.

                      Check out the local calendar of events at:



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                      Speaks: german, english



                      • A true Northern JEM!

                        A true Northern JEM!

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Kitchen / Dining Area

                        Kitchen / Dining Area

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • 2nd Floor Loft

                        2nd Floor Loft

                      • Morning Light on Trout Lake

                        Morning Light on Trout Lake

                      • Moonrise from the Dock

                        Moonrise from the Dock

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • ¾ Bathroom

                        ¾ Bathroom

                      • 1st Floor Bedroom w/ Queen Bed

                        1st Floor Bedroom w/ Queen Bed

                      • Loft w/ 1 Double & 3 Single Beds

                        Loft w/ 1 Double & 3 Single Beds

                      • Early Morning Canoe Launch

                        Early Morning Canoe Launch

                      • End to a Beautiful Day!

                        End to a Beautiful Day!

                      • Great Hiking!

                        Great Hiking!

                      VRBO #412571

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

                      $175 - $250 per night (USD)

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 9

                      View calendar: Updated 08/30/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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