The SpaceCome enjoy the tranquility of Minnesota's northland! There is no TV or Internet available at the guest house. So, you are able to enjoy the sounds of nature and the quiet.
There are 2 full sized beds in the upstairs bedroom and a couch in the living area on the main level. The guest house can comfortably fit 5-6, depending on size/age. Guest AccessGuests will have full access to the guest house and it's private dock. Guests can walk through the walking trails on the property. Just remember this is Minnesota and we have mosquitos, so come prepared with insect repellent.
Guests can also use the children's play set and sandbox that is near the owner's home...a short walk over the bridge.
Our lake does not have a public access and does not allow jet skis. If you'd like to bring your own boat, you can land it by the owners house.
We also have a sauna, a water trampoline, and a play "island" on the lake. We ask that you talk to the owners before using these items. Interaction with GuestsWe will limit our interaction with guests, unless more interaction is requested. We have a 9 year-old boy, who would be more than happy to play with other kids, if desired. The NeighborhoodOur property has 40 acres and 1500' of lakeshore. You can walk through the wooded trails on the property or enjoy an evening fire by the lake. It's very private, although there can be noise from activities on the lake (swimmers, boats, etc.) Getting AroundShopping
Petrich’s Store (3.6 miles)
Basic groceries and snacks, gas
Balsam Store (4.8 miles)
Bait, fishing tackle, basic groceries and snacks, gas
Fred’s Supermarket – Nashwauk (12.2 miles)
Grocery store (small town grocery store)
Marketplace Foods – Grand Rapids (19.7 miles)
Cub Foods – Grand Rapids (21.2 miles)
Target – Grand Rapids (21.1 miles)
Walmart – Grand Rapids (21.6 miles(URL HIDDEN)Fleet Supply – Grand Rapids (20.6 miles)
Good selection of fishing and camping supplies.
Glen’s Army Navy Store – Grand Rapids (19.8 miles)
Good selection of fishing and camping supplies.
Walmart – Hibbing (22.9 miles)
Super One Foods – Hibbing (24.8 miles)
L & M Fleet Supply – Hibbing
There are a lot of other unique “mom and pop” type shops throughout the town of Grand Rapids.
DJ’s Balsam Café (4.8 miles)
(across from the Balsam Store)
*** Also has a laundromat on-site ***
Roadside Restaurant – Bovey (11.8 miles)
Wizard’s Bar & Grill – Nashwauk (12 miles)
Scenic Pines Bar & Grill – Bigfork (14 miles)
Timberwolf Inn (29.6 miles)
The above are some of the more local and unique eating options in our area. There are quite a few options in Grand Rapids and a couple in Hibbing.
Grand Rapids Restaurants
•El Potro (mexican)
•Forest Lake Restaurant
•Madden’s Dutch Room
•Toivo’s Bar & Grill
We are close or within a short distance of many cities in beautiful northern Minnesota.
Visit Grand Rapids
Visit the Iron Range (Hibbing, Virginia, etc.)
Visit Bemidji (90 miles)
Visit Brainerd / Baxter area (100 miles)
Visit Duluth (97 miles)
Attractions – Grand Rapids Area
Located in northeastern Minnesota between the cities of Grand Rapids and Biwabik, the Mesabi TrailTM is a premier bicycle trail winding through some of the state's prettiest regions. When completed, the trail will travel to Ely, traversing 132 miles and connecting 28 communities. A superior paved bike trail that is well-mapped and well-maintained, the Mesabi Trail also makes an interesting walking path.
Taconite State Trail
The Taconite State Trail stretches 165 miles from Grand Rapids to Ely and intersects with the Arrowhead State Trail just west of Lake Vermillion. The first 6 miles from Grand Rapids are paved for biking and in-line skating. The remainder of the natural surface trail is used primarily for snowmobiling in the winter. The trail goes through a few areas that have standing water in the summer, however portions of the trail are suitable for horseback riding, hiking, and mountain biking.
Children’s Discovery Museum
Forest History Center
Grace – the picture taken by Enstrom’s in Bovey
Itasca County Historical Society
Judy Garland Museum
Old Central School
Central School, located in downtown Grand Rapids, was built in 1895 in the Richardsonian Romanesque style of architecture. The three story building served as an elementary school from 1895 to 1972. A community effort restored the building in 1984 after its listing on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. Central School has been managed by City of Grand Rapids, since its restoration, as a multi-tenant location for commerce, culture and community events. Central School is situated on a full block in the center of the downtown business district, bounded by US Hwy. 2 on the south, 5th St. N. on the north, 1st Ave. W. on the west and Pokegama Avenue N. on the east.
Attractions – Hibbing Area
Hull Rust Mine
View the second-largest operating open pit iron ore mine in the world, more than eight miles long, 3.5 miles wide and 535 feet deep. This man-made "Grand Canyon of the North" was the first strip mine on the Mesabi Iron Range. The amazing view continues to grow as the Hibbing Taconite Company Mine expands its mining operations. Rotary drills, 33-cubic-yard shovels and 240-ton production trucks can been seen in action at this National Historic Site. Occasionally, you'll be able to witness a mining dynamite blast used to clear bedrock away to get to the iron ore.
Bob Dylan Walking Tour
This tour was developed by staff at the Hibbing Public Library. It takes you along a path that was once walked by Bob Dylan. Photographs of Feldman’s, L&B Café, the Synagogue, and the Alice School are the property of Aubin Photo Studio in Hibbing. The walk starts at the building that was Zimmerman Electric and ends at the Androy, the site of Bob’s Bar Mitzvah celebration. This walking tour is approximately 1.9 miles.
Bob Dylan’s Childhood Home
2410 7th Ave E
Hibbing, MN 55746
Note: There are no tours of the home.
Annual or Seasonal Events
There are a lot of things to do in and around the area and extended area.
Grand Rapids Farmers Market
Wednesdays and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
(May – October)
The World’s Largest Wild Rice Festival
July 8-10, 2016
KAXE Mississippi River Music Festival
July 15-16, 2016
Northern Minnesota Swap Meet & Car Show
July 29-31, 2016
Tall Timber Days Festival
August 5-7, 2016
Itasca County Fair
August 17-21, 2016
Bovey Farmers Day
Labor Day Weekend (September) Other Things to NoteKITCHEN
The kitchen is stocked with pots, pans, baking sheets, crock pots, utensils, etc. Everything you need, minus the food, should be in the kitchen. See the photos to see all that is provided. Not in the pictures is a coffee pot and an electric corkscrew. We also provide Folgers Classic Roast coffee (kept in the fridge). We also have some of the basic seasonings in the kitched: salt, pepper, season-all, garlic salt, garlic powder, onion salt, and dried minced onion.
We do provide towels for bath and kitchen. However, depending upon how many towels you use daily and the length of your say, you may need to wash them to have enough clean towels throughout your stay. There is a laundromat at a local restaurant, less than five miles away.
The guest cabin has a private dock. Our lake does not have a public access and does not allow jet skis. If you'd like to bring your own boat, you can land it by the owners house.