About the property
- Cabin2100 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
4 BR, 2 Bath - 2 Canoes & Firewood - 2-3 Night Min - Best for 8 guests - 10 max
The Big Pines Getaway is located on a small quiet lake in the wild heart of the Superior National Forest, only about 8 miles from the southern boundary of the B.W.C.A. A perfect place to commune with nature, reconnect with family and restore your spirit. The living area has a panoramic view of Lake Gegoka and the lake shore is just a short walk down the hill. If you are planning a wild party weekend, please seek different accommodations. Big red and white pines tower overhead, providing nesting habitat for eagles, osprey, owls and kestrels. This hand scribed full log house has a genuine 'Northwoods' feel. A fully vaulted main room overlooks Lake Gegoka, bringing the outdoors right in through a full wall of glass. The loft offers a special place for kids or adults to have their own space up in the treetops. Spectacular sunsets can be enjoyed from the living room, the deck or better yet a canoe. The Log Home is simply and comfortably furnished, with a modern kitchen and 2 bathrooms. A gas fireplace completes the rustic, relaxed atmosphere. We even throw in 2 CANOES and FIREWOOD. Silent recreation for all seasons at our gem in the forest.
If you are looking for a quiet, secluded wilderness escape, you have found it. Even with a very adequate public boat launch less than a minute away, there is no such thing as 'rush hour' on pristine Lake Gegoka. Speedboats, tubing and jet skis are definitely out of character here. This sparkling clean little 150 acre lake offers fishing, canoeing, swimming and just plain gazing out at. Our complimentary canoe provides a perfect way to explore the lake. The dock down at the shoreline is available to cast your line from or could accommodate your own small fishing boat launched from the public landing just around the corner. Lake Gegoka is a shallow sandy bottomed lake and warms up early in the summer. Just a few minutes away is a little used public swimming area on Flathorn Lake (connects to Gegoka). There is a very scenic hiking trail around it and a picnic area with water pump, grills, tables and a brand new vault toilet.
Lake Superior's North Shore is only about 30 minutes away and provides many opportunities for day trips, including Split Rock Lighthouse tours, the Superior Hiking Trail and some of Minnesota's most popular State Parks. It's a great place to cool down on a warm day inland and grab a bite to eat or a special souvenir. Ely is a 45 minute drive and has a variety of good restaurants and unique gift shops. This lively little town is the jumping off point for Boundary Waters Canoe Area trips and has some great attractions for rainy or sunny days. Both the International Wolf Center and the North American Bear Center are great places to learn about 2 of the areas wild residents. The Soudan Mine tour is a fascinating look back in time to 'hard rock' underground mining on the Range in the early 1900's.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Andy Fisher
Love my job as a lodging host. I wear many hats and pretty much enjoy most of them (especially the bomber!)
Andy Fisher purchased this Cabin in 2008
Why Andy Fisher chose Isabella
Location, location, location. The woods and lake are beautiful and pristine!
What makes this Cabin unique
We're easy to get to but far from the noise and lights. Lots of Minnesota's rare and shy wildlife hangs out right in the surrounding Superior National Forest. You can even see the stars (all of them!). Peace & quiet...
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great Place, Great Food, Great People!!!
Had a great time! Was fun to sauna and then polar plunge! Was also fabulous skiing their 30+ miles of ski trails.
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review John! It's been a bit of a strange winter snow-wise, but glad you enjoyed your time here. Sincerely, Andy
Spacious, Comfortable Cabin With Stunning Views
As always, Andy and Lura took good care of us and our guests. We have been coming to NFL since 2006 (and before that, in the early '80s) and plan to do so for many years to come!
Thanks Vince! Thanks so much for taking the time to submit your review. It's been a pleasure to have your family here all these years. Your support and business means a lot to us. -Andy
2017 - Men's Excursion
Been staying with Andy at the National Forest Lodge for a number of years now as we gather the guys for another adventure into the north woods. Once again the cabin was clean, comfy, and roomy for the entire group. Thanks for another year of memories Andy and we will see you again soon.
Thanks Joe. So appreciative of you guys making the trek year after year! Always a pleasure to have you. Thanks for the positive feedback and here's hoping for many memories to come. -Andy
Wished we could have stayed longer
We really enjoyed our stay at the Big Pines Getaway. The cabin was clean and well stocked. Andy answered questions quickly prior to our stay and provided excellent directions for our stay. We emailed him on one occasion during our stay and he was quick to respond. One small drawback was the swimming option. It is a very nice lake but it is not ideal in my opinion for little children to play and swim. The canoes were awesome and we enjoyed using the paddle boat. THANK YOU. I would definitely recommend this property to others.
Thanks so much Roseanne. We really appreciate you staying with us and taking the time to review the Getaway. Sorry the swimming area didn't work out for your young ones. Hope to see you again sometime. Next time check out the Flathorn Rec Area for a little more child friendly swimming area. It's less than 5 minutes away and has picnic tables, a nice vault toilet and a beautiful hike around Flathorn Lake. Thanks again, Andy
Beautiful and well-maintained lodge. Clean and comfortable, lovely deck for coffee in the mornings, canoes available for a paddle around the lake. Did not try the wood-fired sauna... next time, for sure.
Hi Melanie. Thanks so much for the review. Glad you enjoyed the deck and canoeing. We'll try to hang onto the sauna for your next visit ;). -Andy
We had a wonderful, relaxing vacation. The lake was quiet and perfect for canoeing. Cabin was beautiful with a great view of the lake.
Thanks much for your review. Glad you enjoyed pristine little Lake Gegoka. -Andy
For those who enjoy nature and being close to it, this is the ideal getaway. In this remote corner of Superior National Forest, wildlife is abundant. Moose roam the area, and on occasion have been seen swimming in our lake. Timber wolves, pine martin, foxes, fishers and many other shy forest creatures are seen and heard. The surrounding area is very sparsely populated and offers many opportunities for exploring. The U.S. Forest Service maintains a number of hiking trails, picnic areas and public accesses to lakes large and small. Day trips to the B.W.C.A. wilderness are also an option. Other Activities: shopping in Ely, kayaking, wildlife viewing, boating, cross country skiing, snowshoeing Ski: Direct access to 30K of groomed, single tracked classic cross country ski trails. Flathorn/Gegoka trail system. No skijoring. Also designated snowshoe trails. Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, wildlife viewing, boating, rock climbing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing Ski: We offer direct access to and maintain 30K of groomed/tracked classic cross country ski trials. Flathorn/Gegoka trail system. No skijoring. Also designated snowshoe trails.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
MINIMUM 2-3 NIGHT STAY - Check-in 4PM Check-out 11AM - No pets allowed - Ask us about weekly rate discounts