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Historic, Quaint & Family-Friendly Resort-Style Cabin

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A morning view of Hedquist Bay, in front of our property.

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Last updated: 06/19/2012

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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Deer River cottage description

Family built and owned since 1936, Shady Shore provides simple, rejuvenating vacations for people looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The property's 35 acres of lakeside property were originally homesteaded by Swedish-immigrant, Gust Hedquist, in 1892 and still don the impressive White Pines integral to the area’s historic logging industry.

Maintaining some of that old-world feel, our lakeside cabin is supplied with all the amenities necessary for a relaxing vacation and offer aesthetic touches unique to the resort’s history and location. The historic cabin can accommodate couples and larger family gatherings alike.

Located in the heart of lake country and conveniently situated alongside fishing legend, Moose Lake, of Deer River, MN our family property maintains a great reputation in a long history of northern Minnesota fishing destinations. Only 2 miles from Chippewa National Forest and another 19 miles from the bubbling resort-town of Grand Rapids, MN, Shady Shore also serves as a great home base for those longing to explore northern Minnesota’s area attractions. With golf courses, museums, logging camps, iron ore mines, movie theaters, and shopping centers only minutes away even rainy days on our family property prove to be a great time!

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            This is a child's dream! We love kids!...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Some pets are allowed, depending upon the breed. There is an extra per pet cleaning charge....moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            We ask that guests smoke outside the cabins and clean up after themselves....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

            The convertible bed is located in the living room....moreless

          • Please note: As was customary in the 1940's and 1950's, our cabin's bedrooms are small. Modest dressers are provided for room enough for a week's clothing....moreless

          Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet

            The bathroom in this cabin doesn't include a sink basin....moreless

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Video Library:

            For rainy days we have some good oldies!...moreless

          Theme

          • Budget
          • Family
          • Historic

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Theme Parks
          • Water Parks

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

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

          Location Type

          • Beach View:

            Our sandy shoreline runs the length of our property, over 600 feet and can be seen from the cabin....moreless

          • Beachfront:

            Our cabin is 15ft. away from the water....moreless

          • Lake View:

            Beautiful Moose Lake can be seen from any location on the property. The cabin is a stone's throw from the shoreline and has a wall of windows facing the lake....moreless

          • Lakefront:

            The cabin is 15ft. from the lakefront....moreless

          • Water View:

            Beautiful Moose Lake can be seen from any location on the property. The cabin is a stone's throw from the shoreline and has a wall of windows facing the lake....moreless

          • Waterfront

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Hunting Big Game
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Jet Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Sailing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Swimming
          • Water Skiing
          • Water Tubing
          • Wind-Surfing

          Dining

          • Dining:

            The dining room overlooks the lake. There is a picnic table outside for dining as well....moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 6 people

          General

          • Gas Fireplace:

            The cabin has a quaint flame fireplace....moreless

          • Heating:

            We have a gas fireplace for heat....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            We provide sheets, blankets and kitchen towels. Guests provide their own bathing/beach towels....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            All RVs and trailers are kept at the rear of our 35 acre property....moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            We have broadband wireless on site. While it doesn't span to the cabin, guests can easily access it closer to the on-site office....moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker:

            We provide the filters....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            The basics for simple cooking are provided. Please contact management with questions on specifics....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            The basics for simple cooking are provided. Please contact management with questions on specifics....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            The kitchen comes stocked for simple culinary adventures. We also provide a charcoal grill....moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Refrigerator:

            These are standard-sized, with room enough for a week's food and frozen goods....moreless

          • Stove:

            Gas stove and oven....moreless

          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Boat:

            We have old-fashioned aluminum boats and paddle boats for use on the property. They are shared with other guests....moreless

          • Kayak / Canoe:

            We have two canoes on the property, for your use. They are shared with other guests on the property....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            We provide a charcoal grill with the rental....moreless

           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Early Summer
          May 9 - May 23, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $150
          $750 $2,500
          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay
          $150
          $750 $2,500
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Pet Fee $50 + tax
          • Tax Rate 6.875%

          Notes:

          A small fee of $30/week for docking personal boats also applies.

          We're family-run and old-school. Checks & cash are accepted.


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          Location

          Our homestead property is located in the heart of historic Itasca County and in the midst of the Chippewa National Forest. Secluded and tucked away on 35 acres of wooded land, the cabin sits upon over 600 feet of lakefront and provides a quiet, beautiful get-away.

          Activities abound at cabin. Row a tried and true Larsoncraft rowboat by morning. Throw horseshoes by dusk. Top off the evening with a roaring bonfire. Whatever activities you and your family choose, days are sure to pass quickly at Shady Shore.

          Our property lies in close proximity to over 1,200 superb fishing holes. Guests, therefore, often experience the goodness of a fresh, flaky Walleye filet, the surface-breaking excitement of a Small-Mouth Bass, or the deep-water dives of a powerful Northern Pike. For the most skilled of anglers the elusive Muskellunge makes for a true trophy challenge. Our fish cleaning house is available to all guests and fishing boats, canoes and paddle boats come with the price of the rental.

          Typical activities may include: boating, fishing, sandcastle building, enjoying nature hikes, paddle boating, canoeing, playing volleyball, throwing horseshoes, water skiing, playing board games, barbequing, star gazing, and making smores at night-time bonfires.

          Outside of the property, Itasca County has numerous museums, art facilities, golf courses, outdoor recreation areas, casinos, day spas and shopping areas.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1936

          About the owner: Linda (Hedquist) Jorgenson grew up on this property, which was homesteaded by her Grandfather Gust Hedquist in 1892. Linda's Father, Karl, hand built each cabin in the 30's, 40's and 50's and ran the Resort as a family vacation destination until 1976. At that time Linda and her late husband, Jim Jorgenson, purchased the land and began to remodel. Now Linda's two sons, along with their families, have taken steps to further modernize the grounds and the buildings, all the while maintaining the original vision and Swedish flavor of Shady Shore.

          Why the Owner Chose Deer River:
          Shady Shore is one of the only remaining historic, family-founded and family-run properties in MN. Our vacation spot is unique due to it's heritage, warm charm, and the outstanding service our family provides. Guests who return year after year enjoy participating in this living legacy. Our property is accommodating for parties of varied size. Even large group events (reunion, small weddings, etc.) work well at Shady Shore, given our private space and property flexibility.

          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
          Our cabin is made with timbers logged from the homestead property. The original touches remain: hardwood floors, red Swedish roofs, french-pane windows, and Hedquist family antiques displayed along cabin walls. Our sandy shoreline is among the best in the area. Sandy and completely weed-free for over 100 feet, the shallow waters are perfect for young children and water sports. We have three docks on the property, making accessibility to boating, paddle boating, kayaking and canoeing very easy. Our cabin is 15 feet from the water, with little incline to the shore. Guests, young and old, have an easy time enjoying our property.


          Contact us

          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • A morning view of Hedquist Bay, in front of our property.

            A morning view of Hedquist Bay, in front of our property.

          • The kitchen comes stocked with everything needed for a simple vacation.

            The kitchen comes stocked with everything needed for a simple vacation.

          • The living room comes with a pull-out day bed.

            The living room comes with a pull-out day bed.

          • The second bedroom, off of the bathroom.

            The second bedroom, off of the bathroom.

          • One of three docks on the property.

            One of three docks on the property.

          • Paddleboats come with the rental, as does a rowboat and a canoe.

            Paddleboats come with the rental, as does a rowboat and a canoe.

          • The sunrise over Moose Lake is spectacular! The fishing is even better.

            The sunrise over Moose Lake is spectacular! The fishing is even better.

          • The exterior of the cabin at dusk.

            The exterior of the cabin at dusk.

          • The dining room overlooks the lake and perennial gardens.

            The dining room overlooks the lake and perennial gardens.

          • One of the bedrooms. Linens are included in the price of the rental.

            One of the bedrooms. Linens are included in the price of the rental.

          • A no-zoom shot from inside the cabin. The cabin is just over 15ft. from the lake

            A no-zoom shot from inside the cabin. The cabin is just over 15ft. from the lake

          • One of our perennial gardens.

            One of our perennial gardens.

          • Guests are welcome to bring their own boats and equipment.

            Guests are welcome to bring their own boats and equipment.

          • A view from Hedquist Bay and the cabin.

            A view from Hedquist Bay and the cabin.

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          Date last modified - Friday, December 26, 2014

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          2 Bedroom / 0 Bathroom
          Sleeps 6

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          Member since: 2012
          Speaks: english
          • Calendar last updated: 06/19/2012
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