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Wildloon Log Home in Northern Minnesota Wilderness

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Last updated: 08/21/2016

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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-5)

Wildloon is the featured log home at Loon's Echo Wilderness Retreat. In Wildloon, you will enjoy all the amenities of home while being surrounded by a mature pine forest. The hand-scribed log home, Wildloon, is placed on a rock outcropping that overlooks eight-mile lake with miles of undeveloped shoreline; miles of canoeing, hiking, biking, and snowshoeing trails right outside your door. Wildloon is part of a true wilderness retreat that only has 2 cabins available for rent. You will have your own private dock, and access to miles of wilderness. It is located in Northern Minnesota a few miles west of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. It is like having a cabin on your campsite in the wilderness. Read a book, work a puzzle, watch TV, or listen to your favorite CD while sitting in front of one of the two classic stone fireplaces. Perfect for a get-away weekend, family vacation, or a girls get-together.

Wildloon Log Home:
The featured log home is Wildloon, a 2 bedroom luxury log home. Originally Wildloon was a 1920's hand-hewn log lodge, built in the Boundary waters. In 1993, it was strategically placed on a rock outcropping facing the lake surrounded by red and white pines. The view from the front porch is spectacular--a great place to have morning coffee, watch the hummingbirds, or enjoy a glass of wine with the sunset in the evening. While maintaining the natural character of the lodge, Wildloon has become your luxury vacation home. The unique gourmet kitchen includes many conveniences: microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, kitchen-aide mixer, electric griddle, and an antique style 6-burner gas stove. The gas grill out back is ready for your freshly caught walleye. The upstairs of this tri-level log home features a full bathroom and two bedrooms--one with a queen log bed, the other with a full log bed. The back stone porch includes a full-sized futon along with a second bath with shower. Sleeps 6


Wilderness Setting:
Wildloon is set in a wilderness location, 20 miles from even a gas station. We have 20 acres of mature pine forest and 1300 feet of water. Loon's Echo Wilderness Retreat is located just 3 miles West of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Northern Minnesota. It is about 50 miles WEST of Ely and 40 miles EAST of Orr, Minnesota. It is like you have a cabin at your wilderness campsite. Forget your worries as you relax on our porch, gaze at the sunset, or listen to the loons. We have paddled the four miles up to Table Rock falls and never saw another canoe or boat. We are very secluded. It is like having a luxury log home on your campsite in the wilderness. Come and enjoy the beauty and solitude of the BWCAW from the comfort of our log home! Canoes and mountain bikes are included with your rental of our Wildloon Log Home.

Area attractions:
Loon's Echo Wilderness Retreat has 20 acres and 1300 feet of waterfront is available for your use. We are located on the chain of lakes of the wild and scenic Vermilion River (Vermilion River Lake) and only a few miles from the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness and Voyageur National Park. There are numerous waterfalls and rapids within a few hours paddle of the retreat. You can hike or snowshoe our 20 miles of trails. There are over 100 miles of abandoned logging roads that offer additional hiking and excellent mountain biking opportunities. Points of interest include: Table Rock Falls, Vermilion Falls, Vermilion River Gorge, Astrid Lake Trails, and Devils' Cascade Trail. Majestic bluffs, hidden lakes, waterfalls, berry patches and a canoe paddle to ancient Indian pictographs will lure you onto the water and into the wilderness.

Keywords: cabin, wilderness, canoeing, hiking
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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 08/21/2016

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Sleeping Porch: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • One Queen size Bed in each of the two upstairs bedrooms, Comfortable Sleeping Futon in Den and also one in the back stone porch near the 2nd bath....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Wildloon is a comfortable 1400 sq ft tri-level log home. A perfect spot to enjoy the wilderness from the comfort of our cabin. We own 1300 feet of water frontage along with several docks and several canoes and a rowboat. We have a booster so most cell phone work in the kitchen. Limited cell phone coverage outside. We are a wilderness area...20 miles from even a gas station!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Some books in our library....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Wildloon has access to 1300 feet of water frontage. Small beach, docks, and boat launch available....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    High Chair is available upon request...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Floor heat in living area ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Internet available through your phone if you have that service....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Linens, blankets and some towels provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Faces West...view of sunset....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Phone service in kitchen. Limited internet or other cell phone coverage outside. We are the wilderness!...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Park right by your cabin...moreless

  • Telephone:

    We have a booster so that most cell phones will work in our kitchen....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Some bath towels are provided. Bring your own beach towels...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2) 2 Natural Stone Fireplaces...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee with filters provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Kitchen is fully supplied with dishes, glassware, serving dishes, pots and pans, griddle, kitchen Aid Mixer, frying pans....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Kitchen has oil, vinegar, sugar, flour, salt and pepper and other seasonings....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Sitting deck that overlooks the water. Beautiful spot to watch the sunset....moreless

  • Boat:

    Rowboat available for you use....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Sitting deck that overlooks the water....moreless

  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoes and Kayaks along with the life jackets and paddles are included in your rental....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Gazebo available for your use...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Notes:

Wildloon usually rents from Saturday to Friday in June, July and August. Cost for the 6 nights is $1500 (including tax and everything.) Maximum number in the cabin is 4. More cabins are available for your use if your party is bigger. Call us for our current specials...usually lower than the listed price for 2.


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Location

150 Miles
Nearest Airport
Duluth, MN
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sportsman, Buyck, MN
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
Three Brothers Gold Course, Buyck, MN
150 Miles
Nearest Train
Duluth, MN
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Echo Trail...County Road 116
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sportsman, and Trails End, and Nelsons in Crane La
90 Miles
Nearest Ski
Giant's Ridge, Virginia, MN
Tower, MN, USA
Nearest Beach
here

Car: Necessary

Wildloon is 3 miles west of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Miles of hiking and biking and canoeing trails right outside your door. We are right next to Superior National Forest. Miles of undeveloped shoreline to explore. Table Rock Falls is a 4 mile paddle to the North (about a 2 hour paddle). Everitt Falls is 4 miles to the south of us. Enjoy the solitude of the wilderness from the comfort of our log home.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: Pete and Maggie have been vacationing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness since 1972. Maggie took care of Loon's Echo Wilderness Retreat in the summers at first, teaching science in Illinois during the school year. Now they have build their dream home on the property and continue to enjoy sharing Wildloon with their guests.

Why the Owner Chose Tower, MN, USA:
We first visited Loon's Echo Wilderness Retreat in 1998 when both our boys were in college. It was an empy nest fall trip that turned into an adventure of a lifetime. We found this piece of wilderness that reminded us of the Boundary Waters Wilderness. It is like having a cabin on your campsite in the Boundary Waters. Since Maggie retired in 2010, the Jungs built 'Sunset Ridge' where they stay while they rent out the Wildloon Log home. Come enjoy the quiet of the wilderness from the comfort of our log cabin.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Wildloon was originally built in 1920 in Ely. It was moved to our location overlooking the water in 1993. It is a great place to sit on the porch and watch the hummingbirds, hike in the woods, canoe to Table Rock Falls, fish, or relax in one of our screen houses. This is a true wilderness experience with all the comforts of home.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 08/21/2016

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Photos

  • Sunset from Wildoon's dock

    Sunset from Wildoon's dock

  • Wildoon view from the Lake.

    Wildoon view from the Lake.

  • Wildloon living room

    Wildloon living room

  • View of Dining Area & 2-sided fireplace. Looking into kitchen. Den on back side.

    View of Dining Area & 2-sided fireplace. Looking into kitchen. Den on back side.

  • Den side of 2nd Fireplace

    Den side of 2nd Fireplace

  • Master Bedroom--Queen Bed;

    Master Bedroom--Queen Bed;

  • Stone porch with comfortable futon for sleeping.

    Stone porch with comfortable futon for sleeping.

  • Driving up to Wildloon.

    Driving up to Wildloon.

  • Table Rock Falls...4 miles North of us by canoe.

    Table Rock Falls...4 miles North of us by canoe.

  • Wildloon's living room and stone fireplace.

    Wildloon's living room and stone fireplace.

  • Wildloon Livingroom...Notice the nice view of lake.

    Wildloon Livingroom...Notice the nice view of lake.

  • Dining area and 2nd fireplace

    Dining area and 2nd fireplace

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Den also overlooks water

    Den also overlooks water

  • 2nd Bedroom with 2nd Queen bed

    2nd Bedroom with 2nd Queen bed

  • Front Porch...great for watching the sunset!

    Front Porch...great for watching the sunset!

  • Fishing off your private dock.

    Fishing off your private dock.

  • Table Rock Falls...a great destination 4 miles North of us by water.

    Table Rock Falls...a great destination 4 miles North of us by water.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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