Long ago, the Ojibwe tribe once inhabited much of this beautiful area and many still live here. In Ojibwe, Aanii means “hello”; We welcome you to this wonderful little place where the past and present dance together in perfect step and a beautiful landscape of trees and rolling green hills commingle with small town life. Happily situated on 10 private acres in the woods just north of Duluth, the Aanii Vacation and Retreat House provides guests a sanctuary from the bustling world. A home that once raised a happy family, now provides others a loving place to reconnect with family and friends. This home features 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, a jacuzzi, brand new sauna, and plenty of space to stretch out. From my family to yours, we hope that your stay provides you with laughter and memories to last a lifetime.
- House2700 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay2 nights
4 bdrm 5 bath w/ Internet | New Sauna, Kitchen, Grill, Floors | Camp Fire Pit
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 21, 2018
About Sally Shea
Aanii, my name is Sally. I was born on the Iron Range and grew up in a small town north of Minneapolis where I owned and operated a beauty salon for 15 years. Our family moved to Duluth in 1999 and I returned to school in 2002 to get my healthcare degree. I turned our home into a vacation rental a few years ago because I love the privacy and remote setting this home offers.
Sally Shea purchased this House in 1999
Why Sally Shea chose Duluth
I loved this home because its close to nature and provides many comfortable areas to relax indoor and outdoor. The property is on 10 acres and provides a quiet, comfortable experience for our guests. New hardwood floors make it great for Quilting and Crafting groups as we have rolling office chairs and folding tables to accommodate up to 10 group size. Separate living room with big screen TV, DVD player, Satellite TV and large comfortable leather couch with love seat and lounging chairs. The house has three levels so there is always a quiet space to relax, even with large groups.
What makes this House unique
Sauna room with shower - This was completed in early 2016 and has been a great addition to what we can provide for our guests. The three decks provide enough space for large group retreats during the day and also a great place to enjoy a peaceful morning cup of coffee. Camp Fire Area - Seating for 6 - 8 around a cozy camp fire. S'mores anyone? Canal Park - Restaurants, gift and coffee shops, the board walk on Lake Superior. And be sure to experience the worlds only working Aerial Lift Bridge. Many Beaches and parks are further down after you cross over the bridge. North Shore Scenic Route - Get a beautiful view of Lake Superior on the scenic route toward Two Harbors. In the summer months, there are many scenic areas close to the property including Hawks Ridge for an awesome view of Lake Superior, and Seven Bridges Road where you can see many waterfalls and very interesting bridges (which runs to Lester Park and a unique swimming hole called, "the deeps," by the locals.) Great place to see the fall colors and enjoy the summer months. In the winter months, The John Beargrease dogsled race runs within a few miles of the property. Snowmobile groups will enjoy the proximity of the C. J. Ramstad Minnesota trail which is 2 miles away. For the Cross Country folks Korkki groomed ski trails are a short distance from the house. After a day in the woods come and warm your bones in the Sauna,a great way to relax and end the day.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
It was a great place to stay. We loved it.
We had 15 people staying here and it was very comfortable. The house was very clean and cozy.
Best place we've been to!
Our group of 10 motorcycle riders take an annual trip for a week-long vacation. This was the best place to stay that we've had...plenty of room for 10 guys; fire-pit; clean; plenty of bedrooms & baths; great hostess!
Thank you so much. You guys were great too. You took good care of my home. I'm sorry I missed you when you took off. Thanks for the cigar boxes.
Very well-kept and perfect for our class reunion
We enjoyed our stay with plenty of room games and bonfires
Clean, well kept home close to Duluth.
We really enjoyed our stay. The house felt clean and well cared for, and the kitchen is beautiful for cooking- all appliances worked very well.
Very clean and lots of rooms for a family of 12
Would use this property again. Sally was quick in response of questions. Home was clean and neat. Lots of space. Just waiting on deposit.
The house was amazing!
The house was great! Plenty of beds and bathrooms for a group of 11 of us. The yard was great to have for yard games, tossing a football/frisbee around, and areas to relax.
The deck had plenty of space and chairs to relax and the gas grill was essential!
Good sized kitchen and fridge!
The fire pit was perfect for an evening fire! Sally offered pre-chopped wood to use and suggested we bring an axe/hatchet to chop any extra wood we would need. There were plenty of downed brush/trees that made for great fire wood.
Thank you Bryan,
you guys were a pleasure to have at my home. Thank you for being so kind to take all trash, recycling and for taking such good care of my home.
There are many attractions in Duluth, as exciting as Grandma's Marathon and the Bayfront Blues Festival to bird watching at Hawks and the season change with the wonderful autumn colors. What ever you are coming for, to relax or get involved It's a wonderful place. The history is also intriguing, Seven bridges road and the Glensheen Historic Estate or just going to one of the many beaches and soaking up the sun.
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is made.