Island Living Adventure on Burntside Lake
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Welcome to Blueberry Hill, a precious island cabin that has been part of our family for 40 years. Come enjoy a sacred tranquility, morning coffee with the best sunrises on Burntside Lake, nesting loons nearby calling each other across the vastness, & smallmouth bass just a cast away off the dock.
Park on your own mainland private access, bring your own boat or use our small 9HP 14 ft aluminum Lund for a few minutes to peace and adventure that awaits you.
Blueberry Hill sits on a 10 acre peninsula of this 80 acre island, where delectable wild blueberries cover the glacier-made rocks in season, hummingbirds await your arrival, eagles swoop overhead, snapper turtles may show up searching for your leftover fish parts, and the resident marten may greet you. While hiking the 10 acres of low and high ground, you may also encounter various signs of additional animal activity on the island, such as the nearby beaver hut or beaver-chewed driftwood.
Two-story windows of this modified A-Frame face east, where the dock and swimming area are most often calm, sheltered from westerly winds. Rough-hewn cedar inside and out, with an open floor plan. Three bedrooms include two enclosed rooms on the main floor with beds for 6, and an upper open loft with 2 twin beds and 4 additional mattresses. You can even scatter these on the floor as we have done for years to accommodate young friends and family. Pull-out sofa can sleep another 2.
A tiled, rain shower bathroom features locally crafted, unique accents, including sauna door handle, wooden posts, and personally-hewn mirror. Wrap-around decking allows for ease of movement from sauna to lake, from loft to outside forest, from kitchen living room to large outer deck.
Fun and easy activities include swimming, waterskiing, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, fishing, and stand-up paddle boarding, and equipment for some of these are included. A flat, grassy outdoor area can accomodate tenting.
Member since: 2015
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Boat usage $350
- Taxes Not included
Visitors can use their own boat, rent our basic 9HP aluminum boat, or contact area boat rental operators for information.
50% deposit upon booking; balance paid 6 weeks before arrival. Security deposit of $500 required, fully refundable within 1 month after departure if no damage has occurred or replacements are needed.
Owner's cancellation policy:
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About the owner: This home has been a part of our family's culture for decades.
Why the Owner Chose Ely, MN, USA:
Our family has had a longtime affinity for Boundary Waters Canoe Area, the people and town of Ely, and Burntside Lake. For generations, our family adventures in this area have included first summer jobs, honeymoons, family vacations, portages, hiking and canoe trips. Burntside Lake, in particular, has hosted many of our family activities, and we are now pleased to share our place with others.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Island living is unique and has special qualities not found when staying at land bound sites. Secluded, you can experience an exclusive, private getaway, surrounded by your own personal wilderness. Boating adventures to refresh your spirit await, crossing the few minutes back and forth from your hideaway to the mainland. Private mainland access ensures your own car is available to visit area attractions or stop into nearby Ely for food, bait, trying on Steger's famous mukluks, or visiting the North American Bear Center or International Wolf Center. Facing a bay that is calmer than the rest of the lake, this unique spot keeps serenity near, and more intense activities at a distance.
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Cabin, dock, bay; Deck built around the trees and rocks
Large south deck off living room & kitchen, overlooking lake
Warm day, calm bay, from the deck
Mirrored reflection in crystal clear water off the dock
South view, left upper deck to loft, lower sliding doors to bunk bedroom
Relax overlooking the lake, resting your feet on built-in window seat storage
Living room view from loft, pull out full sofa bed
Loft: large picture windows N&S, built-in window seat storage, closets, E deck
South view of deck and lake from kitchen
Bedroom #2 built into glacial rock. One of two built-in bunk beds, ceiling fan
Cedar, tile & rain shower head, electric sauna, door to N deck & lake
Short hike to the beaver hut!
View from Burntside Lake
View from the dock
Sunrise from the deck
Back NE view of cabin, with upper deck off loft & decking outside sauna
Enjoy gorgeous sunrises through two story living room windows facing east
Living room stairs to loft, door to Bedroom #1 & door to outside
Kitchen with gas stove, movable dining table for convenient seating
Bedroom #1 with full bed
Cedar bathroom with locally-crafted wood accents
Sauna built around island's glacial rocks
Sunset reflection looking east
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Sunday, November 13, 2016
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