Authentic 1868 hand-hewn log cabin
- Smoking Allowed
- Pets Allowed
- Swimming Pool
This was originally a German immigrant cabin from 1868 that was relocated to this site many years ago. It's built of hand-hewn ash logs, 20 to 30 feet long and 12 to 14 inches thick. The floors are random width Doug Fir salvaged from a local saw mill. The windows are from an old warehouse in St. Peter, Minnesota. The floor joists are from a salvaged warehouse. Nearly every piece of this cabin has been re-purposed. Modern sky lights were added to bring in natural light, and reduce the dependence on electricity for lighting. Be sure to read the entire detailed description before making a reservation.Guest Access
There is a living room, kitchen, first floor bedroom with dresser, and a loft bedroom upstairs with dresser and a TV for movies, there is no TV reception. There are two queen futon beds (top quality, foam filled) in the upstairs loft and a full size bed in the first floor bedroom. We do not recommend using the cabin with groups of more than four people. It's perfect for a couple, or a small group of friends. I wouldn't recommend the cabin for a very young family, simply because the interior of the cabin is rustic - it has a very steep staircase, rough surfaces, exposed nails, etc. Children need to be 10 or older to stay overnight at the cabin. We have a radiant floor heating system, and the fireplace provides additional heat with a built in blower fan. Firewood is available at the cabin. There is no internet access at the cabin, but public WiFi is available at the Finland Community Center, just down the road. There is AT&T and Verizon cell phone coverage available at the cabin. Staying here is a wilderness cabin experience, there is NO bathroom - but, there is a clean updated outhouse with heat and electricity.Interaction with Guests
We love renting the cabin to responsible people who a love the wilderness experience as much as we do. This is NOT a commercial venture, but a way to share the beauty of the north woods in a very unique way. We require a (3) night minimum for all visits including holiday weekends. There will be clean linens on the bed in first floor bedroom when you arrive, we ask that you bring your own bed linens, pillows or sleeping bags for upstairs beds. There are towels and other basic linens available for everyday use.The Neighborhood
Pick a quiet spot along the shore, step off the trail, or go beyond that first overlook and take it all in. Find time for the stillness to sit and watch the world you're a part of. It's amazing what you learn when you stop to listen. No other homes are visible or audible from the cabin, even though it is only a 10-minute drive from the small and historic town of Finland, MN. Within a 20-mile radius there are hiking trails, several BWCA entry points, numerous designated trout lakes and streams, including the Baptism, and non-BWCA backcountry campsites, plus the Superior hiking trail. A canoe and paddles are available for guests. There are local swim holes nearby, ping pong and darts in the garage, horse shoes, croquet, archery and badminton if you are so inclined. There is a safe harbor and marina on Lake Superior only a few miles away. If you plan on spending your entire time at the cabin, it's a good idea to bring some supplies with you. The nearest town for groceries, gas, fishing tackle, etc. is Finland.Getting Around
Parking available on site. No public transportation.Other Things to Note
It’s has been brought to my attention on numerous occasions that sometimes people see mice in the cabin. Just so you know, these mice live outside and get into the cabin through the smallest opening looking for food, usually at night. As much as we have tried to rid the cabin of mice, they will always find a way back in because the cabin is made of logs and as the weather changes the logs expand and contract creating little openings. You will occasionally see mice running along the top edge of the logs in plain sight. For some people this is a very disturbing sight! Please keep this in mind when you make a reservation and remember this is a primitive cabin set in a wilderness environment. There is a wood burning fireplace and we provide firewood free of charge, please try to limit your usage to the stack on the front porch. There is more firewood available if necessary, but we ask that you please try to avoid excessive wood burning. No more than 3-4 logs at a time in the outdoor fire pit. We suggest that you supplement outdoor burning with firewood purchased locally. Most people are very prudent about using the provided firewood, however some guests feel entitled to burn as much as possible because its free, which can be expensive for us and we really want to avoid adding any additional fees for firewood.
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