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Solid Rock Cabin Shagawa Lake Island View Private dock 4 Seasons 2018-2019

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Hand Chiseled Rock Cabin, Remodeled, Private, Lakeshore w/ dock, Unique Charm

Cedar Rock Lodge is a one bedroom plus cabin located on a bluff on Shagawa Lake. Renovated in spring of 2013 it features all new appliances, new furniture and pillow top beds. During remodeling, a new four season porch was added and deck overlooking the islands. This custom cabin is a one of a kind gem tucked in the cedar trees offering a private escape. Built in the 1940’s by a local craftsman, this cabins exterior is a solid rock structure masoned from the Ely rock bed the cabin rests on. The interior features a coordinating stone fireplace. The original owner took pride in his craftsmanship and customized pine paneling, trim, window framing and built in cabinetry. In the spring of 2012, we began remodeling the historical cabin taking special care to preserve its beautiful bones and adding modern touches to enhance the look and feel. This cabins decor has a quaint feel that makes it a unique Northwood’s experience.

The cabin sleeps 4 people. It has a new pillow top queen bed in the master bedroom, a full size pillow top murphy bed and new full size sleeper sofa . The entire house has received new flooring and window treatments. The bathroom has a standard sized bathub/shower with new tiled walls and a massaging showerhead. The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave and new appliances. The Sun porch overlooks the lake and walks out to a patio/fire pit area that the original owner built into the rock cliffs in the yard. The cabin has his and her bikes, games, puzzles, books, dishes, binoculars, and flat screen with cable TV and dvd player. It is nicely appointed with the conveniences of home. You will have plenty of opportunities to view wildlife in the back yard. The cabin has many families of ducks that often reside in the tall grass along the shore, chipmunks that can be hand feed on the deck, and loons swimming in the Bay. Tucked in the woods on a rock bluff this location is about as secluded as you can get without a boat and still within minutes to local dining and amenities. Our guests will be greeted with a special care basket filled with local items such as locally roasted coffee, all natural snacks, and coupons to make your stay with us a memorable one. Friday to Friday rentals only with minimum one week stay for Summer rentals. Saturday to Saturday starting in September. Winter rates available for snow enthusiasts or those who chose to snuggle in by the fire with a book.

Winter rates are available starting the third week in November through the last week in April. The price includes the cabin rental and cleaning. Due to privacy, it does not include snow removal during the stay unless substantial amounts of snow falls. Minor snow removal on sidewalks is the the responsibility of the guests. In the winter the cabin sleep 4 guests (one bedroom and a murphy bed). Shovels and snowblower is provided.

More Details

Property Manager
Dan and Sinnamon Krings
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About Dan and Sinnamon Krings

This cabin has been in our family for 30 years. It was the Northwoods Camp where 4 generations learned to love and appreciate the simpler things in life. In 2011 the owner passed and the cabin was cared for by its estate. Our family missed the traditions and we purchased the cabin in the early spring of 2012. Dan is an engineer at Polaris Industries, Sinnamon owns a clothing store, and Amelia is 12 years old. Three loving dogs complete our family. We live 5 hours away and life is busy. We love our escapes to the cabin to get away from it all. Dan enjoys walleye fishing on Shagawa Lake, Amelia loves exploring the islands and Semers Park and Sinnamon always makes time to shop, go to the spa and dine at the downtown businesses. In the evenings, we like to sit by the fire and listen to the loons. We can't make it to the cabin as much as we like so we have opened our doors to guests to help them escape to the untouched northwoods that we call our home away from home.

Dan and Sinnamon Krings purchased this house in 2012

Why Dan and Sinnamon Krings chose Ely

As many stories begin the history of Cedar Rock Lodge is a tale of love and love lost. In the early 1940’s the lakeshore of Schafer Bay and surrounding area was a cow pasture. A husband and wife moved into the area and begin construction of a new home on the rocky ravine. Saima purchased the land for $1.00 and an undisclosed duty titled on the abstract as personal services. The couple begin their life together in this home but, as years past Saima’s heart was no longer in the marriage This homestead still exists south of Cedar Rock Lodge on the adjacent property. A fire swept through the area and changed the look of the home in 1945. Saima rebuilt the home after the fire but the couple’s relationship was not able to be saved. They separated their assets and divided the property. The man of the house was still very much in love with Saima but she had other interests. On the edge of the property line, he built a garage with an apartment above where he lived and kept a watchful eye on his ex- love Saima. The house and garage still remain standing after renovations on the adjoining lot to Cedar Rock Lodge. As you can about imagine, Saima did not like the constant supervision and him watching over the coming and goings on the property. There was not only a battle taking place on the two properties but the United States was at war. Saima’s ex-husband was sent away to defend the country while Saima was planning her attack on the home front.

The land that Cedar Rock sits on was a huge rock outcropping. The rock bluffs overlooking Shagawa Lake was a feature Saima knew her ex- husband cherished. He gave her this land in the divorce thinking it would never be possible to construct a home on. While he was away at war, she had the rock blasted and her new love masoned the home out of the rock. When the soldier returned life was much different for him. He continued living next door into his 80's watching over Siama.

What makes this house unique

* Newely Remodeled Property

* Private Lakeshore and Dock

* Cabin is at the end of a road and very private.

* Minutes to down town shops, dining, city and national parks, hiking, snowmobiling, biking, boat rentals, canoeing, and nature watching.

* Laundry on site

*Summer Sports Rentals ( Hydo Bikes, Tandem bikes, canoes, kayaks, and yard games) 2 BLKS away

This is a one of a kind property. As you drive along the windy road along the shoreline that leads to the cabin you discover the private escape tucked in the tall cedar trees on a huge rock ridge. The cobblestone sidewalk is as old as the cabin and the covered patio welcomes you to step inside. You unlock the door to get a peek of the stone fireplace in the family room. A comfy leather sofa waits for you to get cozy. The backyard a untouched private yard high above the lake with pine cone and needles blanket perfect for hiking up the cliff. A quaint bedroom with a lake view is where you will lay your head. The solid wood antique door in the kitchen opens to a sun-room with the most amazing view of the islands. Step outside onto the deck and take a deep breathe of the fresh air, relax and enjoy because this is your life for the next week.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This time with family at your cabin has been a blessing for all of us. I've been reintroduced to my wonderful family after being absent, buried in books, for most of the year. All of the knots in my neck are now gone and I'm feeling totally relaxed:)! You get full credit for this - and cheaper than therapy:)!!!

We are having a splendid time and the cabin is, as always, wonderful! The additions are great (but we really didn't need any - the cabin was, in our eyes, better than perfect before!) My only thought is you are too kind to your guests:). There really is absolutely nothing you could do to make guests more comfortable. I admire your thoughtfulness and talent for being a gracious host!!!

We were sitting on the deck this morning with the pupsters happily at our feet. A woman who looks like the breeder of our toy poodle walked by and our pup ran happily after her. I called her back and as she came running an eagle came over two seconds later in front of us and down the road to Stoney Ridge. I think she was hoping to have a poodle breakfast!

We are sadly thinking of going home but thinking about next year already:). We are wondering if you will have the cabin available next year, if so, we would love to return:)

So, a sincere thank you for sharing your lovely cabin with us. We deeply appreciate your thoughtfulness and we are grateful for the opportunity to be here.

Hope all is well with you and yours!

Best Regards,
Jun 2013
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Ely House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No pets without permission, No Smoking, Must be Respectful to Neighbors
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Cedar sided walls, tiled shower with tub, pedestal sink and glass block window
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1 murphy bed , One bedroom plus a murphy bed and futon
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen Pillow Top in Master Bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Size Leather Sofa pulls out to sleep two., Murphy Beds (1) A full size pillow top mattress pulls down with ease in the family room when needed. There are many sleeping options but it is recommended for a family of 4 or 5. remember there is only one bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
* Walking distance to city park and swimming * Hiking and Geo Caching * Boat and Canoe rentals within minutes *Private lakeshore and Dock *Fire pit next to lake * Fine and Casual Dining within minutes * Close to Boundry Waters * Mining tours, Wolf and Bear Center within minutes


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Solid Rock Cabin Shagawa Lake Island View Private dock 4 Seasons 2018-2019
average rating of 4.7659574 based on 49 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Nicsetting...Rustic. Had everything I needed and then some.

Saw Canadian Geese and a couple of loons I front...Funto watch....

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of a kind historic stone cabin nicely furnished overlooking lake.

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and meticulously clean cabin. Modern kitchen appliances. Very nicely decorated.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA Tallasee, AL

Unique, several pros, few cons, weather some good, some not so much.

  • 4 of 5

Interesting, one of a kind little house. Comfy and cozy. Having a house cleaner every 2 weeks was a real plus. This included laundry of towels and sheets. Ruby was very helpful with info and getting us ready to have kids (adults) come stay a bit. Having NO ice maker, No garbage disposal and NO dishwasher for 3 months was NOT fun. Owners made good efforts to accommodate our interests and provided CATV and WiFi. The tiny bathroom has a pedestal sink - no place to put anything. Kitchen was furnished with all the dishes & cookware nicely.

Ely is a really interesting little town. The fishing was VERY good in June - not as good during July and Aug. The Blueberry Festival was great. Overall it was a good summer.

The "rock" house is so insulated we never turned on the little air conditioner.

The swimming beach was close and good swimming.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and very cozy

  • 5 of 5

Would def come back...super cute and calming

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The very best place to stay in Ely!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is so beautiful and well cared for! It is close to town yet so peaceful. Three deer peered into the front window our first morning. The host's hospitality is exceptional and the history of the cabin is a great story! We went dog sledding and visited the Wolf Center. It was a perfect winter getaway! We will be back to canoe this summer! Thank you for a dream come true!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We are so happy to see reviews from guests who appreciate the uniqueness of the cabin. We are so filled with happiness to know Our home helped create life long memories.
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Wonderful and cozy, relaxing and classically entertaining.

  • 5 of 5

The character of the cabin was fantastic and it was clean, cozy, and comfortable. We were met with a couple root beers in the refrigerator. Movies to choose from and puzzle books to keep the mind busy. It was located on a smaller portion of the lake where you could watch the sunset over the western side. Would love to see it in summer as well!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miles to Boundry Waters Canoe Area

Minutes to fine and casual dining, Wolf and Bear Center, Hiking, Biking, Shopping, Antiquing, Boat, Canoe, and Pontoon Rentals

Great walleye and small mouth bass fishing.

Private Cabin on end of road with two retired school teachers for neighbors.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax

. Summer to Early Fall Friday to Friday Rentals Only

Our property managers will stop in once during your stay. Credit card on file will be billed for damages/ or replacement of missing items. No refunds- Will transfer payment to an available date if unable to stay when possible

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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