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Four Season Retreat**Modern And Secluded White Iron Lakeshore Cabin**5 Acres**

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Modern convenience on Federal Forest with panoramic views.


FOUR SEASON cabin situated on 5 acres of Federal Forest. Rolling terrain with 400 feet of lakeshore. Located on southern tip of White Iron with western picture perfect sunset views. The location has almost zero boat traffic. Tranquil setting for a summer retreat, cozy getaway in winter, base camp for dog sledding or snowmobiling. AND ONLY 7 MILES FROM DOWNTOWN ELY.

*IN-FLOOR RADIANT HEAT and wood burning stove

*Cabin has 55" smart tv with DirectTv and WiFi

*Bedrooms/sleeping loft have window blinds

*Main floor has king bed with full bathroom across hall

*Upstairs has king bed with full bathroom down hall

*Loft has two double beds with access to upstair bathroom

*Modern kitchen with bay windows/lake view

*Covered balcony with charcoal grill/lake view

*Large garage space for winter sports gear/hunting

*Hammock and picnic table amongst the pines

*Crawfish and bait buckets in shed

*Fish cleaning station behind shed

60 ft dock/west view in wind protected cove for your boat. Walk out, grab a chair, and enjoy a tranquil view and/or toss out a line for cruising pike. Short paddle north passing only 3 piers before entering a string of islands, great fishing, and the mouth of the Kawishiwi River.

White Iron is known for its high numbers of walleye, pike, and crappie due to the inflow of water from the Kawishiwi. Bring back some keepers, cook on charcoal grill or on the fire pit.


Scroll down to Owner's information for links pertaining to the public boat launch and PUBLIC BEACH.

More Details

Marcel Gajownik
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 29, 2017

About Marcel Gajownik

Love the outdoors and living off the land in Ely is a future dream.

Marcel Gajownik purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Marcel Gajownik chose Northeast

Would you believe me if I told you this property found us? A perfect compromise between me and hubby....upscale inside while remote outside.

What makes this cabin unique

Part of property is considered Federal Forest..a quiet place to wander or truly explore. Enjoy NW sunset views from main floor balcony or just sit on a boulder to watch the sun setting.

While we are paddlers more than boaters, both are allowed on White Iron Lake which connects with Farm Lake, South Farm Lake, and Garden Lake. An easy paddle to Kawishiwi River is the perfect destination with ability to canoe direct into the BWCA...a dream come true.

While only 7 miles into Ely, our cabin feels like a million miles from civilization.


Ely Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Walk in closet with dresser. 2 windows with lake views.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large closet with dresser
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Loft
  • Bedroom 1/King on main floor Bedroom 2/King on upper floor. Bedroom 3/Doubles in loft.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
There are two marinas to rent boats or pontoons on White Iron Chain: Timber Trail Lodge /800.777.7348 on Farm Lake; White Iron Beach Resort/218.365.4885 on White Iron. Lady Bug Lodge/218.365.8400 will deliver to public boat launch on White Iron.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Four Season Retreat**Modern And Secluded White Iron Lakeshore Cabin**5 Acres**
average rating of 4.740741 based on 27 reviews

great stay

  • 4 of 5

This place is a great getaway, very quiet and peaceful lake. Only thing that keeps me from giving it 5 stars is that it wasn't clear that the basement level was off limits due to construction.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi. So glad you enjoyed your stay at our cabin/home. Thanks for input regarding basement off-limits wasn't as clear as you would like. Good news--basement construction almost complete. Basement available in June with pull-out couch, TV, and ping-pong table.
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Beautiful Cabin

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying here! The kitchen is absolutely beautiful and well equipped. The living room is spacious and has great views. We loved how many blankets there were around, it helped us stay cozy. This cabin was tucked away, very secluded, but close enough to Ely to easily get groceries. It was tight sleeping 8 people, there were really only two beds, then one pull out bed and a mattress sort of thing that was on the floor. We didn't mind too much, but people did end up sleeping on couches because the pull out and mattress weren't really comfy for two.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had fun

  • 4 of 5

The house is beautiful, when Talking to the owners on the phone they are extremely nice people, and I truly do believe they want you to have a nice experience. Modern appliances, Wifi, large smart TV lots of movies and games for the kids. The view is great the price is extremely fair. We did enjoy your stay and definitely would consider staying again,

I did not give it a five star because of these reasons . upon first entry of the home there was a odd smell through the house, we never could place it and throughout the weekend it did seem to go away or we got used to it. Whoever is doing the cleaning apparently never looks up. the floors the counters were all clean but there was cobwebs in the hall that we had to clean because we couldn't stand staring at them all weekend. The cleaning fee I think is a little steep, I get it there covering cleaning materials and the person's labor, soaps, laundry detergent. But upon leaving the renter is asked to Load all bed sheets into the washer and start the Landry, load any dirty dishes in the dishwasher and run it, fill the wood bucket outside and near the fireplace. Empty all garbages and take out.

We stayed here to go snowmobiling it worked good for us but it wasn't ideal, House sits on the waterfront on a bluff extremely steep big boulders very neat but not fun to climb up from the lake in the winter time. The owners suggested we should park our sleds on the lake, and they were right there is no real access to the trails from the driveway of the cabin unless you want to drive 2 miles down a tar Road. On the third day we did find a neighboring road that allowed us to drive the sleds up to the house, unfortunate was our last day.

Don't let my review discourage you from staying here, the positives defiantly out way the negatives.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that your overall stay was enjoyable. And your satifaction is most important to Glenn and myself. It is not acceptable that there was an odor early in your visit and some cobwebs above. When we were there in early January, we noticed the odor for the first time as well. At that time we discovered the roof vent for the drain pipes were iced over due to the -35 mornings and was preventing the normal venting. Unfortunately it is more, and we will have a plumber investigating ASAP. The cobwebs will be passed along to HK ASAP...nobody likes to see that. Happy to know that you were comfortable keeping the snowmobiles down by the pier on the lake. The cabin on the ridge does provide tremendous views with privacy but the walk back to the cabin can be adventuresome if you take the direct path. We are sorry that there was a miscommunication regarding laundry. We do ask that a load of towels NOT sheets are begun before departure to accommodate a new arriving guest with the limited time for HK. The only work around would be to move check-out to 9:00am from 11:00am. But we have heard guests enjoy a more relaxed check-out morning. Again, thank you for your input. This helps us to provide the best experience possible for our guests. Marcel & Glenn
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Cozy cabin, nice location!

  • 4 of 5

Great spot for our family to stay for winter activities

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for wintertime in Ely!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five had a great stay at this beautiful cabin on White Iron Lake. The wood stove kept us toasty warm while reading and watching movies, the kitchen was perfect for cooking all our meals, and the location was perfect for access to cross country skiing, hiking, and Downtown Ely.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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homey an very peaceful

  • 5 of 5

owners wer fast to help an answered any question!! home was clean an cozy

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Ely Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Ely Steakhouse
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Semers Beach
Car: necessary

Located just 10 minutes from downtown Ely. Tucked away inside the Federal Forest on southern end of White Iron Lake. Cabin situated on 5 heavily wooded acres for exploring and solitude. Private view of White Iron with no signs of the "real world". 40 ft. dock to fish from or enjoy a sunset over the lake.


Rates & Availability

Ely Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Oct 19 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $120 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.88%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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