Enjoy the best of northern Minnesota at our spacious home within the Giants Ridge Recreation Area. The Lakeview Villa sits walking distance from the alpine chair lifts, cross-country ski trails, Mesabi bike trail and waterfront amenities AND is the ONLY unit with both a sauna and Jacuzzi!! The well-maintained 3-story property includes an open-concept main floor with updated kitchen, dining and lounge area. Cozy furniture, a beautiful 2-story stone fireplace and picturesque views of Wynne Lake invite you to relax and entertain in the great room after a day outside. 2 bedrooms, shared bath and laundry center complete the main floor. A loft bedrooms with 3 twins and private bath overlook the main floor and share the lake views. The lower floor features one private bedroom and bath, a lounge area with queen sofa/sleeper, plus kitchenette with small fridge, sink and coffeemaker. The large cedar sauna and outdoor 6-person Jacuzzi tub complete your north woods experience! For your technology needs, the villa also includes 3 TVs (with cable), DVD players, high speed WiFi, and a Soundfreaq Bluetooth speaker for wireless music streaming from your devices. Enjoy!
- Chalet1800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 3 nights
Well-appointed 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home With Lake Views And Mountain Access
Shawn f callahan
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 19, 2018
About Shawn f callahan
I am a degree professional (mechanical engineering as well as nutrition science) with a variety of passions and interests. In addition to a 'corporate' engineering career, I have worked in the natural foods industry (various roles over several years at a food co-op), nutritional counseling, and residential construction and interior design. For the past few years, I have been dedicated to the design/build of Green Gate Guest Houses- three unique lodging properties on my 13 acre homestead. I have a passion for all areas of construction, design, technology, sustainable living, renewable energy, etc., and enjoy putting ideas into action through the myriad of projects I always have going! I enjoy nature, outdoors, exercise (running, hiking, cycling, skiing, etc), as well as the culture and arts of the city. I've traveled domestically and internationally, and value the insight gained from experiencing new cultures. I often bring back design ideas that are eventually incorporated into various projects around the property. Nepal is the next great destination on my bucket list. Having operated my vacation rental properties for Several years now, I have been fortunate to host such a variety of wonderful guests. Everyone that has stayed here has been a pleasure to get to know, and I look forward to all our future guests.
Shawn f callahan purchased this Chalet in 2002
Why Shawn f callahan chose Biwabik
The quality of life and proximity to outdoor recreation are the reasons I have chosen to live and work in Biwabik MN. I enjoy developing unique properties that allow me to share these experiences with travelers visiting northern Minnesota.
What makes this Chalet unique
The Villa affords my guests opportunities not possible at the other Green Gate Guest Houses. Not only is The Villa more spacious (comfortably accomodating up to 12 guests), it also includes more resort-like amenities (sauna, outdoor hot tub, close proximity to dining & entertainment). Guests enjoy views and access to the beautiful Wynne Lake to the east, and direct access to the Giants Ridge alpine and Nordic trails to the west, making this a very unique vacation experience.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great place for family
Our family enjoyed every minute, all 13 of us! Some didn't stay the whole week but there was enough room for all. The kitchen was well equipped with a good sized fridge. We loved the lake.... fished, canoed, kayaked, portaged to Sabin Lake from Wynne Lake and rented a pontoon boat for two days from Rapid Rentals in Virginia. I was happy that the lake was not too big and not too small; calm enough to kayak in. Caught lots of fish! The little ones loved the playground. Rented bikes from the Lodge. Enjoyed the hot tub. Made great memories! Thanks!
Great villa at the Ridge
Just stay here. It is great. Well appointed. Kitchen: great appliances, pots, pans, knives, glassware, etc. Sauna: best I have ever had at a rental. Bedrooms: comfortable, very quiet. Effective air conditioning.Fun artwork though-out the unit. Thanks for having us.
Your place was perfect for a friend's getaway. Had everything we needed and more. Loved the sauna and hot tub experience! The kitchen had all the appliances and items we needed to cook our meals and plenty of space for us to hang and enjoy the company. Thank you for letting us stay at your wonderful villa.
Beautiful ski vacation
This is perfect place to vacation! Eight women went up for a ski vacation. The trails are perhaps the best in the state, and it was wonderful coming home to relax in the outdoor hot tub and indoor sauna! Shawn was excellent to work with and everything went without a hitch. Place was immaculate with a well-equipped kitchen and great views. Beds were comfy. We loved putting on our snow shoes and hiking across the lake to the Island. I recommend this place enthusiastically.
Perfect Christmas Get Away
Spent the holidays at the cabin and it was wonderful. The cabin was very well maintained with lots of space. Shawn was great to work with and responded to questions or concerns with in a very timely manner. Will plan on using the space again in the future.
Cozy and clean
This villa was cozy and had all the amenities you would want in a vacation home. Plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for our group of 7. Well-appointed kitchen. Nice deck with a lake view. Easy check in and check out. Owner was prompt in returning messages and answering questions.