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Unique Barn Home Next to Giants Ridge Recreation Area

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The Green Gate Barn Home is a one of two exceptional vacation rentals on a private 13 acre farmstead (see The Green Gate Farmhouse, our other vacation rental offering). We are conveniently located adjacent to the Giants Ridge Recreation Area. Our guests enjoy direct access to the Mesabi Bike Trail, skiing and golfing at Giants Ridge, and lounging at the beaches of Embarrass Lake just a short walk from our door. We are a year-round destination, catering to nordic and alpine skiers, cyclists, paddlers, golfers and those simply choosing to relax at our historic homestead retreat.

Green Gate is a truly unique barn home, combining all the modern amenities with the rustic charm of the original 1935 hay barn that inspired the project. The 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom guest house can accommodate up to 6 people. A well-commissioned kitchen, dining room, and comfortable lounge area with cable TV and WiFi make Green Gate your home-away-from-home. Guests can also enjoy campfires, explore the surrounding countryside, or relax at a lake beach just a few minutes away.

Green Gate Guest Houses is a sustainable lodging facility. We support sustainable tourism by following strict green building standards, choosing environmentally-conscious purchases, adopting energy conservation and renewable energy technologies, using environmentally friendly products and supporting non-motorized recreation.

Located 1.5 miles from Biwabik and 3 miles from Giants Ridge Golf and Ski Resort. Direct access to the Mesabi Bike Trail and Snowmobile Trails. Water access for swimming and paddling nearby, and 1/4 mile from Superior National Forest Scenic Byway.

Keywords: Private, rural, farm, farmhouse, nordic skiing, downhill skiing, giants ridge, golf, northern MN, arrowhead, iron range

More Details

Property Manager
Shawn Callahan
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Shawn Callahan

Shawn is a degreed professional (Mechanical Engineering and Nutrition Science) who relocated from the Twin Cities to northern Minnesota in 2002. Since that time, he has worked in a variety of positions, while also renovating the historic property that is now the site of two vacation rentals. Inn his spare time, he enjoys the many opportunities for outdoor adventure in northern Minnesota.

Shawn Callahan purchased this house in 2002

Why Shawn Callahan chose Northeast

I built these vacation homes on our historic 13 acre homestead to provide a one-of-a-kind lodging option for the many travelers to this area.

Guestbook comments from the manager

“We were all very fortunate to stay in your beautiful guest house. It’s a home-away-from-home. Lots of laughs and wonderful memories with great friends! We had a blast snowboarding and a couple girls got massages! We all have established there will be another visit in the future. Thanks for everything and the warm hospitality”
Feb 2012
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Amenities

Biwabik House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Notes:
Private, 13 acre homestead, river frontage, lake/beach within walking distance.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(66 traveler reviews)

Unique Barn Home Next to Giants Ridge Recreation Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 69 reviews
Rochester, MN
5

Perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5

We've just arrived home from a way to short get away to the Green Guest Barn. Shawn has thought of everything and is wonderful to work with. Our family of 5, loved being together in this beautiful place. The craftsmanship on all levels fascinated all of us. The kitchen was more fully stocked than any other place that we've been to. The property was beautiful and it was hard to choose to stay and enjoy the walks, the chairs, the fire pit, etc. Shawn told us a great spot to fish and we could walk. We took several easy walks to the lake and the Mesabi Trail. There is a beautiful golf course, just an mile away. We also enjoyed a Friday night fish fry at the club house overlooking a lake next to the course. Day trips to Ely, Lake Vermilion and Virginia completed our vacation. Yes, we'd love to go back, both to relax and venture to other spots.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The most beautiful place I have ever stayed!

  • 5 of 5

My stay at the barn was everything I could have hoped for: restful, cozy and delightful.

The barn house (like all the houses on the property) is so lovingly and mindfully built and you can feel the work of the owners' hands in every detail.

I enjoyed some long walks and runs along the river and quiet time down by the lake. I opted to stay on the property and walk/hike from there. I found myself so at peace and in love with the place that there really wasn't anywhere else I wanted to be.

I can't say enough about the beauty, simplicity and kindness of the place. Learning the history, and how the owner created his dream, made it all the more incredible.

I will return again and again for certain!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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stunning property

  • 5 of 5

the Barn House is a work of art. delightful place to stay and relax. no detail missing.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Presidents Day Weekend Tradition

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth year bringing teenage daughters to Giants Ridge to ski and relax for Presidents Day weekend. The space is perfect for family time and relaxation. We love the charm of the details and appreciate the comfortable and always impeccably clean home. The kitchen is well appointed for cooking and the outdoor space is perfect for appreciating the northwoods. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Barn House. I wish we could have stayed longer. Clean, warm, gorgeous, and great details throughout.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Relaxing, beautiful, fun

  • 5 of 5

This trip was absolutly fantastic! The barn is amazing. You walk in and the beauty hits you every time. Shawn was so quick to get back to us with all questions. Went over and above to have the fire pit ready (in the winter). Gorgeous weather for snowmobiling. Heated floors were unbelievable. Super fun and will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Car: necessary

Located on a private 13 acre homestead outside Biwabik, near Giants Ridge Recreation Area. Variety of recreational opportunities nearby, including beaches, swimming, fishing, hiking, paddling, cycling, mountain biking, golfing, Nordic and alpine skiing, bird watching, scenic drives and historic tours.

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Rates & Availability

Biwabik House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$259
From
$299
Fri,Sat
$1,599
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.38%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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