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Palisade Log Cabin on Lake Superior's North Shore

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Classic log cabin, lakefront property, great view of Lake Superior

The Palisade Log Cabin on the north shore of Lake Superior is located just off Highway 61, one mile northeast of Silver Bay. It is about a half mile through heavily wooded lots to the 35-year old secluded and authentic log cabin. The cabin sits on 5 acres of private land and has more than 460 feet of high rugged Lake Superior shoreline.

There are incredible views to the north of the Palisade Head Cliffs. These cliffs reach 350 feet high and are a favorite of rock climbers. You can hear the waves of the lake crashing against the ledge rock cliffs just 70 feet from the cabin. The sunrises over the lake are spectacular; in the evening you might be able to view the northern lights.

We installed a new geothermal heating system in October 2012 which should keep the cabin warm and cozy all winter long. Enjoy the peace and solitude of the whispering pines and birch while watching a bald eagle flying above. You can read a book or play cards/games near the cabin’s warm wood stove. Outside you can toast marshmallows at the fire pit or play horseshoes. Search for Thomsonites, agates, crystals, cobblestones, or driftwood. Go berry picking or view colorful spring wild flowers and brilliant fall foliage.

Drive the Highway 61/Superior National Forest Scenic Byway and visit the beautiful Minnesota state parks nearby (see map). Hike on The Superior Hiking Trail that runs from Two Harbors to the Canadian border. Ride your bike on the Gitche Gami Bike Trail that runs along Highway 61. Snowmobile on the North Shore State Snowmobiling Trail or drive an ATV on designated ATV trails from Duluth to Grand Portage. Try cross-country skiing on the North Shore Mountain Cross Country Ski Trail. Visit Lutsen Mountains ski resort 36 miles from the cabin.

In the summer you can go to two nearby beautiful sandy beaches which are part of Tettegouche State Park (ask for directions). Take a charter boat tour or fishing trip out of the Silver Bay Marina that is 3.5 miles to the southwest. If you're adventurous, you can go kayaking/canoeing in the cove.

Watch for giant iron ore carriers on Lake Superior, they depart from Silver Bay and head east to Cleveland. Look for wildlife around the cabin and you may see eagle, deer, moose, bear, fox, wolf, and beaver. If you don’t feel like cooking, dine at a variety of fine nearby restaurants (Lemon Wolf, Northern Lights, The Crossings, and Cove Point Lodge in Beaver Bay; Our House in Finland; The Blue Fin in Tofte).

The Palisade Log Cabin is in close proximity to all activities listed here, most within just a few miles. Most important, take time to enjoy a classic log cabin experience on the North Shore!

Keywords: Log Cabin, vacation rental, North Shore, Silver Bay, Lake Superior, Palisade Head, Split Rock Light House, Superior National Forest, Superior Hiking Trail, Boundary Waters Canoe Area, skiing, hiking, biking

More Details

Property Manager
Harold Piepho
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Harold Piepho

Mark and Sarah own the cabin. They moved to the Twin Cities in 2000, and frequently spent time "up north." Sarah's parents have owned a vacation home in Silver Bay for many years. This vacation home served as a launching pad for Mark and Sarah to visit the North Shore. In 2011, Mark and Sarah purchased this cabin. They love spending time at the cabin with their two sons. The quiet cabin in the woods is always a welcome retreat.

Harold and Rae Piepho manage the cabin. The Piepho's have lived on the North Shore for many years, and have extensive knowledge of the area.

Harold Piepho purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Harold Piepho chose Northeast

The north shore of Lake Superior, particularly the stretch along Highway 61 from Duluth to Grand Marais has something for everyone. Silver Bay, which is in right in the middle of this beautiful stretch, is a great place to enjoy the spectacular views of Lake Superior and to visit the many Minnesota State Parks in the area.

What makes this cabin unique

We enjoy everything we describe on our property listing, especially the beautiful views from log cabin. The area is quiet and relaxing and also provides us with opportunities to venture out and explore a wide variety of destinations along the beautiful North Shore!

Guestbook comments from the manager

As the previous owner, I can tell you that we

loved The Palisade Cabin, and wanted to share

the experience of a true Lake Superior

log cabin! We went live with our VRBO

listing July 10th, 2007 and have first time

guests coming on July 12th and

July 16th! I am amazed at the interest!

I hope you can make it this summer or

fall or even this winter, if we can

make it possible! Thank you for

visiting Palisade Log Cabin on

Lake Superior!
Jul 2007
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Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Silver Bay Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.4 Miles
Silver Bay Municipal Liquor
Nearest Ferry
89 Miles
Isle Royale Nat. Park, departs Grand Portage, MN
Nearest Golf
5.8 Miles
Silver Bay Country Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
North Shore Scenic Railway in Two Harbors, MN
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 61
Nearest Restaurant
2.4 Miles
Northwoods Cafe
Nearest Ski
36 Miles
Lutsen Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
2 of them, located in Tettegouche State Park
Car: necessary

Silver Bay is midway between Duluth (55 miles to the southwest) and Grand Marais (55 miles to the northeast). It is a great location to see all the beauty of the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Minnesota state parks nearby include Gooseberry Falls, Split Rock Light House, Tettegouche, George Crosby Manitou, and Temperance River. The Palisade Head just northwest offers great views of the lake. Also nearby is the Superior National Forest and the Superior Hiking Trail.

Amenities

Silver Bay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom with great view of lake and sunrise. Open ceiling. Walls are 3/4 high.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
If you need recreational equipment there is a recreational sports rental store in Beaver Bay for cross-country ski, snowshoeing,and snowmobiling.

Reviews

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Palisade Log Cabin on Lake Superior's North Shore
average rating of 4.8474574 based on 60 reviews
5

Beautiful, quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our dog Louie loved the Palisade log cabin. They had everything we needed and the cabin was cozy, nicely decorated and very well taken care of. The large deck with the lake view was one of our favorite spots to relax and enjoy our coffee in the morning and dinners in the evening. We had campfires, star gazed and watched the sunrise. We also liked the privacy of this property, with no neighbors in sight. Our dog, Louie loved exploring the trails around the property and enjoyed hanging out on the deck watching the birds. We appreciated the dog chain that was provided. We are already planning our next trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our cabin is a great get-a-way for any special occasion, and we try to meet all our guests expectations.
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Mpls, MN
5

Palisade Paradise

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful log cabin right on the lake. It is very private with great views to enjoy the north shores. Very clean and it had everything that is needed. Comfortable master bed which had a great view - it was great waking up to the sunrise.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

Great for small group. Close to many SHT trails

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Twin CIties in Minnesota
5

North Shore Therapy

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed an extended weekend on the North Shore - our happy place. This property met all our expectations - it felt more like we were using a friend's cabin than as a guest. We really appreciate the owner ordering us the best weather of the year!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Amazing

  • 4 of 5

Very well finished

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis
4

Very nice cabin and amenities in a beautiful setting.

  • 4 of 5

The property is very nice, and has everything we need. It's very comfortable and has beautiful views. One drawback is the very very hard water for showering.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.88%

KEEP CLOSE WATCH ON PETS. BEWARE OF NEIGHBOR DOG AND WILDLIFE IN THE AREA.
Check in: 3:00 p.m.
Check out: 11:00 a.m.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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