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Palisade Log Cabin on Lake Superior's North Shore

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Classic log cabin, lakefront property, great view of Lake Superior

The Palisade Log Cabin on the north shore of Lake Superior is located just off Highway 61, one mile northeast of Silver Bay. It is about a half mile through heavily wooded lots to the 35-year old secluded and authentic log cabin. The cabin sits on 5 acres of private land and has more than 460 feet of high rugged Lake Superior shoreline.

There are incredible views to the north of the Palisade Head Cliffs. These cliffs reach 350 feet high and are a favorite of rock climbers. You can hear the waves of the lake crashing against the ledge rock cliffs just 70 feet from the cabin. The sunrises over the lake are spectacular; in the evening you might be able to view the northern lights.

We installed a new geothermal heating system in October 2012 which should keep the cabin warm and cozy all winter long. Enjoy the peace and solitude of the whispering pines and birch while watching a bald eagle flying above. You can read a book or play cards/games near the cabin’s warm wood stove. Outside you can toast marshmallows at the fire pit or play horseshoes. Search for Thomsonites, agates, crystals, cobblestones, or driftwood. Go berry picking or view colorful spring wild flowers and brilliant fall foliage.

Drive the Highway 61/Superior National Forest Scenic Byway and visit the beautiful Minnesota state parks nearby (see map). Hike on The Superior Hiking Trail that runs from Two Harbors to the Canadian border. Ride your bike on the Gitche Gami Bike Trail that runs along Highway 61. Snowmobile on the North Shore State Snowmobiling Trail or drive an ATV on designated ATV trails from Duluth to Grand Portage. Try cross-country skiing on the North Shore Mountain Cross Country Ski Trail. Visit Lutsen Mountains ski resort 36 miles from the cabin.

In the summer you can go to two nearby beautiful sandy beaches which are part of Tettegouche State Park (ask for directions). Take a charter boat tour or fishing trip out of the Silver Bay Marina that is 3.5 miles to the southwest. If you're adventurous, you can go kayaking/canoeing in the cove.

Watch for giant iron ore carriers on Lake Superior, they depart from Silver Bay and head east to Cleveland. Look for wildlife around the cabin and you may see eagle, deer, moose, bear, fox, wolf, and beaver. If you don’t feel like cooking, dine at a variety of fine nearby restaurants (Lemon Wolf, Northern Lights, The Crossings, and Cove Point Lodge in Beaver Bay; Our House in Finland; The Blue Fin in Tofte).

The Palisade Log Cabin is in close proximity to all activities listed here, most within just a few miles. Most important, take time to enjoy a classic log cabin experience on the North Shore!

Keywords: Log Cabin, vacation rental, North Shore, Silver Bay, Lake Superior, Palisade Head, Split Rock Light House, Superior National Forest, Superior Hiking Trail, Boundary Waters Canoe Area, skiing, hiking, biking

More Details

Property Manager
Sarah Stevenson
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
80%
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

About Sarah Stevenson

Mark and Sarah own the cabin. They moved to the Twin Cities in 2000, and frequently spent time "up north." Sarah's parents have owned a vacation home in Silver Bay for many years. This vacation home served as a launching pad for Mark and Sarah to visit the North Shore. In 2011, Mark and Sarah purchased this cabin. They love spending time at the cabin with their two sons. The quiet cabin in the woods is always a welcome retreat.

Harold and Rae Piepho manage the cabin. The Piepho's have lived on the North Shore for many years, and have extensive knowledge of the area.

Sarah Stevenson purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Sarah Stevenson chose Minnesota

The north shore of Lake Superior, particularly the stretch along Highway 61 from Duluth to Grand Marais has something for everyone. Silver Bay, which is in right in the middle of this beautiful stretch, is a great place to enjoy the spectacular views of Lake Superior and to visit the many Minnesota State Parks in the area.

What makes this cabin unique

We enjoy everything we describe on our property listing, especially the beautiful views from log cabin. The area is quiet and relaxing and also provides us with opportunities to venture out and explore a wide variety of destinations along the beautiful North Shore!

Guestbook comments from the manager

As the previous owner, I can tell you that we

loved The Palisade Cabin, and wanted to share

the experience of a true Lake Superior

log cabin! We went live with our VRBO

listing July 10th, 2007 and have first time

guests coming on July 12th and

July 16th! I am amazed at the interest!

I hope you can make it this summer or

fall or even this winter, if we can

make it possible! Thank you for

visiting Palisade Log Cabin on

Lake Superior!
Jul 2007
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Silver Bay

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • mobile phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Master bedroom with great view of lake and sunrise. Open ceiling. Walls are 3/4 high.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
If you need recreational equipment there is a recreational sports rental store in Beaver Bay for cross-country ski, snowshoeing,and snowmobiling.

Reviews

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Palisade Log Cabin on Lake Superior's North Shore
average rating of 4.836364 based on 56 reviews
5

Perfect, private, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. Go and relax! Beautiful view. No neighbors in sight, feels private/secluded. We planned on 3 nights and on day 2 we ended up scheduling a 4th night. We hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy our guests find the peace and quiet of Palisade Cabin so wonderful in there vacation get a way. The view and location are superb.
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4

Amazing

  • 4 of 5

Very well finished

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis
4

Very nice cabin and amenities in a beautiful setting.

  • 4 of 5

The property is very nice, and has everything we need. It's very comfortable and has beautiful views. One drawback is the very very hard water for showering.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, well maintened log home in a perfect locations!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay-- the home is beautiful and could not be in a more picturesque location. We would love to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Eden Prairie, MN
5

Perfect, as always

  • 5 of 5

I've lost count of how many times we have stayed at Palisade Cabin, but I do know we've been enjoying this place for 10 years. S'mores and hot dogs over the fire, steak on the grill. We drove up and hiked Eagle Mountain one day. We will call the 3+ mile hike back down the mountain in a downpour 'character building'! Really a great weekend!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To Others, Over the years several major improvements have been made to the cabin. If you haven't stayed with us recently, you might want to consider a return stay.
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5

Great place to land after a day of adventuring!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love this cabin. It allows us to experience all of the amazing hiking trails on the North Shore, and return to a cozy, well-furnished cabin. It is so drastically different than staying in a hotel, and well worth it. We love that we can bring our dogs, too! I cant rave enough about the experience. Harold was very prompt with our request and made the experience very easy. Can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Silver Bay Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.4 Miles
Silver Bay Municipal Liquor
Nearest Ferry
89 Miles
Isle Royale Nat. Park, departs Grand Portage, MN
Nearest Golf
5.8 Miles
Silver Bay Country Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
North Shore Scenic Railway in Two Harbors, MN
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 61
Nearest Restaurant
2.4 Miles
Northwoods Cafe
Nearest Ski
36 Miles
Lutsen Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
2 of them, located in Tettegouche State Park
Car: necessary

Silver Bay is midway between Duluth (55 miles to the southwest) and Grand Marais (55 miles to the northeast). It is a great location to see all the beauty of the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Minnesota state parks nearby include Gooseberry Falls, Split Rock Light House, Tettegouche, George Crosby Manitou, and Temperance River. The Palisade Head just northwest offers great views of the lake. Also nearby is the Superior National Forest and the Superior Hiking Trail.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Silver Bay

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
1 May 2017 - 15 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$291
A$1,908
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$25 per night, per additional guest
 
winter
16 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$253
From
A$272
Fri,Sat
A$1,706
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee A$31.6 per person per night
Pet Fee A$37.92

KEEP CLOSE WATCH ON PETS. BEWARE OF NEIGHBOR DOG AND WILDLIFE IN THE AREA.
Check in: 3:00 p.m.
Check out: 11:00 a.m.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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