Remote Wilderness Cabin, Ely, Mn, Birch Lake, 12 Mi Se of Ely(8 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Detached Sauna, No Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Gabbro is a remote cabin, providing what owner Sharon calls “wilderness with a bed.” A crucial value of Gabbro Cabin is its break from technological dependency: no telephones, TVs, internet, or other plug-ins to compete with family fun and adventure. Gabbro's variety of fun activities, remote location, and isolation from electronic distractions have made it a terrific family vacation spot for annual returnees. The same gifts make Gabbro a marvelous getaway for couples.
The cabin has two bedrooms, each with a double bed and overhead single bunk. The cabin’s propane-powered refrigerator, oven/ stove, and inside lamps provide comfort and efficiency without infringing on the experiential wildness. The wood-fired Finnish steam sauna provides bathing luxury, and the cutting-edge outhouse provides private necessity.
Gabbro guests enjoy swimming, saunas, fishing, canoeing, hiking the peninsula’s trails, and wilderness relaxation. Wildlife abounds: eagles, loons and other waterbirds, warblers and other songbirds, otters, beavers, and brazen chipmunks can all be seen around the cabin area. Moose, deer, wolves, mink and martens all reside in the surrounding forest. Rental kayaks and boat motors can be arranged.
The pristine waters of Birch Lake offer excellent walleye and smallmouth fishing, many miles of unbroken natural shoreline, and direct access to the Boundary Waters.
Come and celebrate Boundary Waters magnificence at Gabbro Cabin!
Keywords: Remote, Water-access, Sauna, Boundary Waters, Wilderness
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Member since: 2011
- Max. occupancy 7
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
- Double Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View:
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Wood Stove
- Cooking Utensils
- Outdoor Grill
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2017 Cabin Season
May 7 - Oct 1, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $70
- Tax Rate 9.875%
Each renting party will be met at Birch Lake National Forest Campground landing Sunday mid-day (by arrangement) and transported with all gear to the cabin; the party will be picked up again the following Sunday morning and returned to the Birch Lake Campground and their vehicle(s).
50% of Total to secure Reservation. Remaining 50% due two weeks before arrival. Cancellation policy: Refund less $50 if 90+ days’ notice. After that, if the cabin week is re-rented, deposit minus $50 will be refunded.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Canoeing, Finnish steam sauna, swimming, saunas, terrific walleye & smallmouth fishing, hiking the peninsula’s trails, wilderness relaxation, abundant wildlife, kayaks and boat motors available as rentals
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: Tom and Sharon Arendshorst have owned the Gabbro Cabin peninsula on Birch Lake since 2000. Residents of Holland, Michigan, Tom is a college teacher and retired ophthalmic surgeon, and Sharon a retired pastor. Tom was introduced to the Ely area as a Camp Voyageur youth in 1960; he and Sharon are longtime Boundary Waters/Quetico canoeists, and love the remote peace, Northwoods beauty, sense of retreat and abundant opportunities for wilderness fun that rise around Gabbro Cabin.
Why the Owner Chose Ely, MN, USA:
Gabbro Cabin has unique assets: it is remote and blessedly private because it is surrounded by National Forest, but it also gives access to many miles of waterway, shoreline, excellent Birch Lake fishing, and exploring. The peninsula's size provides hiking trails and varied habitat for wildlife. Being at Gabbro is accessible 'wilderness with beds.'
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The Ely area offers unique access to boreal wilderness via the maze of lakes and connecting waterways of the Boundary Waters region. Ely also is the home of the International Wolf Center and the North American Bear Center. We purchased this remote cabin to give our family a home from which we have been able to annually retreat from civilization, refresh our spirits, and taste the compelling draw of wilderness. We are pleased others can share this bounty!
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- Secondary: 616-566-1751
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Musing on Gabbro Bay
Cabin View of West Gabbro Bay
Finnish Sauna Interior
Dining in the Gazebo
Picnicking on Birch Lake
Sunset, Gabbro Bay
Bays and Islands, Birch Lake
Cooking the Catch
State-of-the Art Outhouse
Blue Water, Canoe
Cabin View of East Gabbro Bay
Finnish Sauna Out-building
Gazebo Dining Room-Den
East End of Gabbro Bay
Hiking on Gabbro Peninsula
Loon, Birch Lake
Moonlight, Gabbro Bay
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017
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