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Silvae Spiritus Northwoods Nature Retreat

Entire guesthouse hosted by Leigha
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
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You’ll have the guesthouse to yourself.
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Nestled in the Minnesota Northwoods halfway between Minneapolis / St. Paul and the scenic North Shore of Lake Superior, this inviting home is part of a quiet nature retreat close to charming small towns, as well as Banning State Park, Willard Munger state bicycle trail, and Robinson Park (rock and ice climbing). Whether for deep relaxation and rejuvenation, a romantic getaway, or simply connecting with nature, these 30 acres provide woods, ephemeral ponds, and meadows with trails throughout.

The space
The private guest house, attached to the owner's home, provides easygoing luxury in a spa-like atmosphere. Special features include full kitchen fit for a several-day stay, modular living room furniture that can be easily reconfigured to open the space for yoga, dance, or group meditation. Second-floor bathroom with jet tub, private balcony for enjoying sunsets, private rustic fire pit near the house for cozy nights under the stars , and private campsite nestled in the woods.

For more information about which exterior areas are shared and which are reserved exclusively for guest use, click on a photo to expand into photo caption view. No interior areas are shared at any time - the entire guest house is for your exclusive use.

EVERY DAY IS EARTH DAY:
Every booking = one tree planted!

We are honored to host guests who "leave it like they found it," ensuring the high standard they found upon arrival will be continued on to the next guests. Between visitors, we provide fresh linens and follow Covid-19 cleaning protocol. We have opted not to charge a cleaning fee; your generosity keeps the rental rate affordable for everyone.

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Private hot tub
HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Netflix
EV charger
Central air conditioning
Bathtub
Patio or balcony
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Finlayson, Minnesota, United States

*1.5 hours from Minneapolis / St. Paul
*1 hour from Duluth / North Shore
*30 minutes from Mille Lacs
*1/4 mile to Public Water Access on Big Pine Lake
*15 minutes to Banning State Park
*20 minutes to Robinson Climbing Wall (all-seasons, including ice climbing) in Sandstone
*Kettle River Rafting and Kayaking
*Willard Munger State Bicycle Trail
*Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center
*Moose Lake State Park
*St. Croix State Park
*Solana State Forest
*Nemadji State Forest
*General CC Andrews State Forest
*Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge
*Kimberly State Wildlife Management Area

Hosted by Leigha

Joined in June 2013
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I am a voiceover artist and a Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide. My husband Travis (a musician and fellow Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide) and I reside in Finlayson, Minnesota, with our beloved Beagle/mix pup and four floofy cats. We’re ultra-low-key nature-lovers and like chill, quiet environments.
I am a voiceover artist and a Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide. My husband Travis (a musician and fellow Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide) and I reside in Finlays…
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During your stay
Our first priority is your health and safety. While we live on the property in our own private house attached to the guest house, we can offer as much or as little contact as you'd like - either greeting you personally and showing you the space upon your arrival, or offering a contact-free experience from start to finish, including keyless entry.

Your stay includes full access to our land and the trails throughout - we're often outside enjoying them ourselves. Please note that you may encounter our dog (a very friendly beagle mix) or cat (also very friendly).
Our first priority is your health and safety. While we live on the property in our own private house attached to the guest house, we can offer as much or as little contact as you'…
  • Language: English
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Cancellation policy

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