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Beautiful Secluded Islands on Lake Burntside

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Last updated: 09/13/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

These two small secluded islands are a perfect place for couples and families who desire a peaceful wilderness-like retreat on Burntside Lake. Within view of the Crab Lake portage into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, it provides an opportunity for those who love the simplicity of camping, and the quietude of the wilderness, but may desire the comforts of a very cozy cabin. Private and intentionally simple, Moccasin island allows you to unplug, connect with family and the north woods environment. It is located four miles from a public landing. Burntside Lake is one of the 5 designated “Valuable Resource Waters” in Minnesota. It is wonderfully clear and well populated with Lake Trout, Walleye, Northern Pike, and Bass.

The cabin is located on the larger island and includes a kitchen, living room, and two bedrooms with two twin beds in each. The unfinished attic has two additional twin beds and makes a great hideout for kids. The cabin also has a large full width deck near the water’s edge, perfect for dining outside and watching loons, beaver, osprey and the occasional bald eagle.

A footbridge with a boathouse and deck connects the islands. Another deck is built out over the water and provides a great place for fishing and swimming and yoga. The smaller island has a screen house with a small deck that overlooks the water, a favorite sleeping spot for some visitors. The moonrise is magical and northern lights can be a bonus.

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is within sight of the island. Two canoes are provided, and it is a short paddle to the BWCA if you wish to make a day trip.

The Island is rustic but comfortable. The lights, stove, oven, and refrigerator all operate on propane gas and there is no electricity or running water. The outhouse is tidy and a solar shower is available for washing. Narrow paved paths connect the cabin to the facilities and the boathouse.

You will likely settle in, unwind and prefer to stay put once you get there, however dining is available at Burntside Lodge – a scenic 15 minute trip by boat. The town of Ely is a lively community with many shops and restaurants. The Wolf Center, Bear Center and Ely Folk School are also worth visiting. Tower, located about 22 miles from Ely, offers tours of the old underground iron ore mines.

Rent is $1,150 per week from June through Labor Day. 50% at booking balance at arrival.

Bring your own boat and motor or call us for options.

*Sorry, but due to the islands’ fragile ecosystem, we are no longer taking pets.

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Two additional twin beds in attic

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Outhouse and enclosure for a "sunshower"...moreless

  • Outhouse

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoes, paddles and life jackets are included...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall
Sep 3 - Oct 14
3 night min stay
$150
$1,015
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,150

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

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Notes:

A boat is necessary to access the island and rentals are available in the area.

50% at booking, balance at arrival


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Last updated: 09/13/2016
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Location

Moccasin islands are located on a clear northern lake, just outside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, an are known and loved by many wilderness travelers.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1972

About the owner: Moccasin Island has been in our family for three generations and is quite dear to us. Our family still makes frequent visits to the island as well as our property on the North Arm of Burntside.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Our family holds this property close to our hearts, as it provides such a unique opportunity to get away and connect with the north woods. As John Muir said, "Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."


Contact us

Speaks: english, german, spanish

 

Photos

  • Cabin

    Cabin

  • Quiet, peaceful view or Burntside lake from cabin deck.

    Quiet, peaceful view or Burntside lake from cabin deck.

  • Walkway to smaller island

    Walkway to smaller island

  • Boathouse with attached deck, view from smaller island.

    Boathouse with attached deck, view from smaller island.

  • Walkway from boathouse to cabin

    Walkway from boathouse to cabin

  • View from cabin, towards Forest Service land and BWCA

    View from cabin, towards Forest Service land and BWCA

  • Cabin deck

    Cabin deck

  • Stairs to upper unfinished room, view into one of two downstairs bedrooms

    Stairs to upper unfinished room, view into one of two downstairs bedrooms

  • Kitchen with gas refrigerator and stove. Cooking and dish water heated on stove.

    Kitchen with gas refrigerator and stove. Cooking and dish water heated on stove.

  • Moccasin Islands

    Moccasin Islands

  • Moccasin Island is a great place to be begin or end your wilderness trip.

    Moccasin Island is a great place to be begin or end your wilderness trip.

  • Canoeing at sunrise

    Canoeing at sunrise

  • View from smaller island

    View from smaller island

  • Screen house

    Screen house

  • Walkway connecting two islands, boathouse on the right.

    Walkway connecting two islands, boathouse on the right.

  • Northwoods vegetation and landscapes

    Northwoods vegetation and landscapes

  • Cabin and walkway to smaller island

    Cabin and walkway to smaller island

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Kitchen and dining area

    Kitchen and dining area

  • Unfinished upstairs sleeping area

    Unfinished upstairs sleeping area

  • Wildlife

    Wildlife

  • Wild blueberries

    Wild blueberries

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Sunday, September 25, 2016

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