Remote Wilderness Cabin W/Saunabwca Widerness, Ely, Mn.

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Last updated: 09/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The Sundew Cabin is a remote cabin bordering the BWCA Wilderness Area. You will have complete privacy with NO neighbors, just deer, moose and wolves. The cabin and sauna are handcrafted with logs by the owner. It is located on a wildlife pond, not a recreational lake. It is paradise for people interested in bog orchids, hearing bitterns, hearing wolf howls, and complete quiet. It is close to Pickerel Lake, from which there is direct BWCA access (Kawishiwi River). Pickerel is good for swimming and fishing, as well.
The cabin is rustic and cozy. It has solar lights, propane cooking and refrigeration. The toilet is a simple outhouse and bathing is done in a traditional Finnish steam sauna.
We provide a canoe at Pickerel Lake and you can paddle and portage to many lakes surrounding the cabin.
The cabin is open during the winter also. It is fully insulated and has great back country cross country skiing.
The cabin is located east of Ely about 10 miles from town, north of Pickerel Lake and south of Fall Lake.
PLEASE NOTE: 3 night minimum

Keywords: Handcrafted Log Cabin

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront
  • Ski-In:

    Miles of back country xc skiing in the BWCAW...moreless

  • Ski-Out

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming


  • Wood Stove


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - Dec 1, 2017
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $10
  • Tax Rate 9.875%


If you are coming to get wasted, go somewhere else. We do not allow target practice with any type of gun, other than a BB gun. If you want to shoot, we have 2 gun ranges in the area

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 09/26/2016
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Nearest Airport
Hibbing, MN

Car: Necessary


Owner info

About the owner: Steve Lampman, a Rochester, Minnesota native and Liz Schendel, originally from St. Louis Park, Minnesota moved to Ely in the 1970s. They were drawn to the area because of the beautiful scenery, slow pace, friendly people, and the wonderful outdoor opportunities. In 1989 they began renting out remote log cabins hand crafted by Steve to provide peaceful getaways for others.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Since the Sundew Cabin is located right on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area there are many unique outdoor activities right outside the cabin door. During the summer months we enjoy paddling, fishing, hiking, and relaxing outside. The winter provides good skiing and snowshoeing. It is common to glimpse moose, wolves, beavers, bears, many birds, and other animals all times of the year. Another great aspect of our cabin is that there are no telephones, TVs, internet, or any other technological distraction to interfere with exploring and family time.

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  • Sundew Cabin

    Sundew Cabin

  • Finnish Sauna

    Finnish Sauna

  • view out the window

    view out the window

  • view from the window

    view from the window

  • Living Area

    Living Area

  • Winter Wonderland

    Winter Wonderland

  • Sundew during the winter

    Sundew during the winter

  • Sundew during the Fall

    Sundew during the Fall

VRBO #193540

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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