Gorgeous North Shore river cabin

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Entire cabin hosted by Monika

3 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bath
Entire home
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We built this secluded, comfortable little house in 1995 to create a retreat from the pressures of everyday life. Now we share its beauty with others looking for a quiet space that feels more like having your own cabin than a hotel or rental. Enjoy!

The space
This is a beautiful, private cabin on a secluded stretch of the Baptism River, near the shore of Lake Superior. We built the place ourselves in 1995, using largely local materials and energy-saving building techniques (passive solar, extra insulation, etc.) There is a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and den downstairs, and a loft bedroom (with a stunning view) upstairs; outside the sliding glass doors is a deck with a view of the woods and the music of the rushing water below. An artesian well provides delicious, clean, running water, and an infrared sauna helps you deepen your relaxation.

The bedroom has a queen size bed, and you could accommodate an extra person on the fold-out couch (though please note that we have a three-guest maximum, though we may be a). We have central heat and a shower, a full kitchen and high-speed Internet access. We enjoy renting the cabin to responsible people who love the woods as much as we do; this is NOT a commercial venture, but a way to share the beauty of the north woods on a budget, and we keep the price low by relying on you to leave it as you found it and don't charge a cleaning fee. (Think of it more like visiting your own cabin than a hotel or resort.)
If you prefer not to clean and sanitize surfaces when you depart—especially important at this time—please check out one of the many other beautiful places to stay in the area.

We can't do one-night bookings; again, please keep in mind that this is not one of those listings (which are great!) that function like a bed & breakfast or hotel. It's simply our cabin that we share with you, and while a neighbor helps with maintenance, there is no linen service etc.—please bring your own.

Well behaved, nondestructive pets are welcome.

Quiet hours must be strictly honored from 10PM to 7AM.

No discharge of firearms or fireworks is allowed.

Fires are only allowed in the fire ring by the pond. Not down by the river.

No other homes are visible or audible from the cabin, even though it is only a 10-minute drive from small and historic Finland, MN. Great hiking nearby includes the Lake Superior Hiking Trail; a Boundary Waters Canoe Area entry point is just 20 minutes away in Isabella. The river offers a soothing backdrop as well as the challenge, for the fishermen and -women among you, of brook trout. Swimming is possible at several gorgeous swimming holes nearby.

After you book, please make sure to look at the "Directions" and "House Manual" tabs—there's lots of information there that you need. Thanks, and hope you have a fantastic North Woods vacation!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Ski-in/Ski-out
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Refrigerator
Microwave
Dedicated workspace

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Where you’ll be

Finland, Minnesota, United States

Hosted by Monika

  1. Joined in May 2011
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I was born and raised in Europe but have lived in the US for 20-plus years--on the East Coast, in Minnesota, and in the Bay Area, where I work full time as a journalist and raise three young kids.

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  • Elaine

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 4:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m.
Checkout: 12:00 p.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy