This cozy cabin provides a perfect getaway and is a gem in all seasons, especially during the fall colors or a blowing winter storm.
Timber frame cabin built on a hilltop, on 20 acres of old growth maples. Walls of glass, a screened in porch and a wrap around deck bring the outdoors inside. You can even stargaze from the comfort of the bed!
The ridge top location has spectacular views through the trees - with lake views after the leaves drop.
The property also boasts a fantastic wood fired cedar sauna - perfect for rejuvenating.
The timber frame cabin is located in Hovland MN, which is 30 minutes north of Grand Marais, near the Canadian border and lake Superior.
The cabin sleeps up to 3 (1 double bed & 1 sleeping cot). Camping is an option with the wide outdoor space and screened in porch, email for details.
Folks will need to bring:
- Sleeping bags/blankets/pillows for beds
- Drinking water. There is rain barrel water for washing, but not for drinking. In winter, snow can be melted on the wood stove or gas burner for washing.
- Cooler for perishables during summer months
- Headlamps/flashlight to get to the outhouse and sauna
Cabin is equipped with:
- wood sauna - 100 yards from cabin
- wood stove for heating
- wood shed with axe, hatchet & buck saw (be prepared to split your kindling)
- gas lighting
- 2-burner gas cook top
- outdoor cook grill (bring your own charcoal or use fire wood)
- dishes, cutlery, pots, pans, cutting board, kettle, dish washing basin
There is a fire pit outside, so don't forget marshmallows!
We do not charge a cleaning fee, so long as the cabin is left in the same condition (cleaned) as it was upon arrival. If the cabin is left uncleaned, a $50 penalty will be charged from the damage deposit. Remember to pack out your garbage.
Please be kind and leave some dry kindling inside for the next guests.
Keep an eye out for the orange and blue "Mokki" signs at key intersections (off Arrowhead, at the Y at Tom road, at the driveway).
The road to the cabin is a paved road with the last mile as gravel. There is an unmaintained gravel hill just before the cabin which is rough and can be particularly tricky after heavy rainfall. If you are not driving a high clearance SUV you may choose to park where Tom Lake road Y's off and walk up to the cabin. It is an uphill walk for about 200 yards (15min) to the driveway on your left.
Access to the cabin once there is snow on the ground is via snowshoeing or walking. Consider the use of a plastic kids sled to help carry in your supplies.
When there is snow, the road stops being plowed part way up. When this is the case, there is a plowed parking area approx 200 yards after you turn onto Tower Rd. It is an open area, on the right hand side (north side) of the maintained road. From here, the walk up is approximately 1.2 miles or 30-45min, mostly uphill. The road is plowed for a bit longer past the parking, but parking should be in this open area.
We highly recommend you arrive in the daylight - it will make your way up to the cabin much nicer, it is a beautiful walk up.
Network Service: There is no wifi and no cell phone reception at the cabin. You can walk approx 10min further up the road to receive limited service.
Sauna Liability: Please note that guests use sauna at their own risk.