A Northern Jem Not to Be Missed!!

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Last updated: 10/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property 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 (right off the dock - great for kids!), a great lake for water skiing and tubing, and lots of wildlife. You can 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, 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!


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

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

  • Non Smoking Only:

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

  • Pets Considered:

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

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Limited accessibility to the dock/lakefront, because of stairs. 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, very comfy leather sofa & a double air bed....moreless

  • 2nd Story / Loft: 1 queen, 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. A good quality double size air bed also available. ...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, 2 kayaks & paddles -- 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. 3 Redboxes in town. Drinking water is from a very deep well and is filtered. 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:

    Books and magazines for all ages - many classics....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

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

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Toys for children ages 1+....moreless

  • Video Library:

    3 Redbox locations in Grand Rapids....moreless


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


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    Excellent cell phone reception....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • 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

  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Golf:

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

  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe:

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

  • Outdoor Grill:

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

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck


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from 22 traveler reviews
Extra nights added to a weekend or week rental, in any season, are $175 each.
-- All rental rates are based on 4 people.  Additional adults are $30/night and children are $15/night. 

-- Check-in is at 4 PM or later, and check-out is by 11 AM.  A typical week long rental is a Sunday check-in and a Saturday check-out.  (We will try to accommodate special requests for check-in or check-out times and the days.  Please ask!)

-- Dedicated electric is available for a pop-up camper, RV or 5th wheel trailer.  $25/day to park a camper.

-- Mid-stay housekeeping can be arranged for an additional fee.

-- Rates include all taxes.

-- Cleaning fee is $50.00.
Spring & autumn rates are $600 for a 3-night/4-day weekend stay!

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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Last updated: 10/08/2015
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7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Itasca County Airport (Gordon Newstrom Field)
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Eagle Ridge, Pokegama & Sugarbrooke
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Hwys: MN 10 & Hwy 169
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.

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Speaks: english, german



  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • ¾ Bathroom

    ¾ Bathroom

  • 1st Floor Bedroom w/ Queen Bed

    1st Floor Bedroom w/ Queen Bed

  • Loft w/ 1 Queen & 3 Single Beds

    Loft w/ 1 Queen & 3 Single Beds

  • A true Northern JEM!

    A true Northern JEM!

  • Morning Light on Trout Lake

    Morning Light on Trout Lake

  • Moonrise from the Dock

    Moonrise from the Dock

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen / Dining Area

    Kitchen / Dining Area

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • 2nd Floor Loft

    2nd Floor Loft

  • Early Morning Canoe Launch

    Early Morning Canoe Launch

  • End to a Beautiful Day!

    End to a Beautiful Day!

  • Great Hiking!

    Great Hiking!

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 26, 2015

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