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Great Northwoods Retreat for Snowmobilers, Fishermen and Vacationers

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Last updated: 05/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

A Year-round Vacation Home In The Heart Of The Chippewa National Forest.

“Twin Pines” is a perfect destination for vacationers who seek beautiful northwoods surroundings to “get away from it all” any time of year. Winter activities include snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snow-shoeing or just relaxing in the quiet, majestic pines. Spring and summer activities include fishing at nearby lakes or rivers, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, riding atv, golfing at nearby golf courses in Bigfork or Deer River, or just enjoying a beverage around the fire or on the deck.

The house is clean, newly remodeled, and nestled in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest. It is built on the site of a “turn of the century logging camp” (Camp Five). The property is on a gravel road – just 1 ½ miles off a paved road, highway 14, and just two miles from the Bigfork River. There are thousands of acres of adjoining state and federal land with countless trails and very few neighbors. The circle driveway makes it easy for people to load and unload snowmobiles or atvs. We are pet-friendly with a limit of two well-behaved dogs for a small fee.

The house sleeps from 4 to 12 people. On the main floor there is a kitchen (complete with all the necessary utensils and dinnerware), dining/family room, large master bedroom with a new queen-size bed, small bedroom with double bed, and a three-season porch with a “trundle” bed that sleeps two. There are also two bathrooms on the main floor – one with a bathtub, and one with a shower. Our home also includes a large open upstairs space with two double beds and three twin beds, and plenty of storage space downstairs to store any extra items, air-dry wet clothes from a day out snowmobiling, etc.

Twin pines is fully furnished with all the necessities you will need to enjoy your northwoods vacation including a full kitchen set, outdoor grill, flat screen tv and dvd player, dvd’s, board games, Air Hockey Table, and a large book collection. There is also a campfire pit out back for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows.

The house is available for rent by the weekend or weekly from December to August, and during a few select weeks or weekends from September through November. We keep the calendar up to date, so please check availability there first if you have any questions.

Nearby lakes and rivers include:
Bigfork River (Harrison Landing) 2 miles
Clear Lake at Sure Game Resort 5 miles
Holland Lake 2 miles
Trestle Lake 3 miles
Arrowhead Lake 5 miles
Dora Lake 5 miles
Jessie Lake 10 miles
Sand Lake 12 miles
Squaw Lake 16 miles
Round Lake 16 miles
Lake Winnibigoshish 40 miles
Red Lake 60 miles

Nearest towns:
Bigfork 16 miles
Talmoon 17 miles
Marcell 22 miles
Deer River 38 miles
Grand Rapids 50 miles

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/09/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 2 double, 3 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    Trundle bed with a pull-out bottom which sleeps 2...moreless

  • Master Bedroom on first floor has new queen-size bed; Small bedroom on first floor has full-size bed; Large upstairs has two full-size beds and three twin beds; Three Season Porch has 'trundle bed' which can sleep two, but not in winter-time. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Air Hockey Table upstairs in the Loft...moreless

  • Games:

    Bocce Ball, many board games, and Bean Bag Toss...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Beautiful setting in northwoods surrounded by tall pine trees and close to many lakes and rivers. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Ample parking with circle driveway....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Pots, pans, skillets, pancake griddle -- everything you need for cooking meals....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Two outdoor grills --- one gas grill, and one charcoal grill...moreless



from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $25
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 6.875%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/09/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1980

About the owner: Owners are Jim and Nancy Shaw. Twin Pines has been in the Shaw family since 1980 when Jim’s parents moved to the area from southern Minnesota and built the house. Our home has been the setting for many wonderful and memorable family events over the years, and we hope that you make some of your own memories while visiting.

Why the Owner Chose Bigfork, MN, USA:
Wonderful location with a multitude of year-round activities.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house has plenty of space for large families or groups and provides all the comforts that will make our home feel like your own.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/09/2017

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  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Upstairs bedroom - west end

    Upstairs bedroom - west end

  • Air Hockey Table in upstairs loft

    Air Hockey Table in upstairs loft

  • Three Season Porch showing Trundle Bed

    Three Season Porch showing Trundle Bed

  • Bathroom with shower

    Bathroom with shower

  • Camp Five Road

    Camp Five Road

  • Woods behind house

    Woods behind house

  • Holland Lake only two miles away

    Holland Lake only two miles away

  • Newly remodeled northern Minnesota vacation home

    Newly remodeled northern Minnesota vacation home

  • First floor bedroom

    First floor bedroom

  • Upstairs bedroom -- east end

    Upstairs bedroom -- east end

  • Three Season Porch

    Three Season Porch

  • Bathroom with tub

    Bathroom with tub

  • Fish cleaning shack and hunting lodge

    Fish cleaning shack and hunting lodge

  • Fish cleaning shack

    Fish cleaning shack

  • Snowmobile trail map (can snowmobile nearby the house)

    Snowmobile trail map (can snowmobile nearby the house)

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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