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Superior Log Hideaway - Secluded Log Cabin On Pristine Northern Minnesota Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 BR, 1 Bath - 3 Canoes & Firewood - 2-4 Night Min - Best for 6 guests - 8 max

Superior Log Hideaway is just a little east of heaven on a small quiet lake in the wild heart of the Superior National Forest, only about 8 miles from the southern boundary of the B.W.C.A. Search far and wide but you will not find many places in Minnesota or the planet that rival the remote tranquility and amazing craftsmanship of this extraordinary log homestead. So remote that access is limited to pulling pulk sleds (6 provided) in the snowy months. A perfect place to commune with nature, reconnect with family and restore your spirit. If you are planning a wild party weekend, please seek different accommodations. Big red and white pines tower overhead, providing nesting habitat for eagles, osprey, owls and kestrels. You are surrounded by 17 acres of tall pines for complete seclusion and privacy. All buildings are full log construction and include the main cabin, sleeping cottage, sauna and outhouse. There's also a fish cleaning shack, covered BBQ and fire pit for roasting weenies and s'mores. We even throw in 3 CANOES and FIREWOOD. Beautiful handcrafted rustic furnishings add to the cozy up-north atmosphere. The master bedroom features a gas fireplace and the living area boasts a stone wood-burning fireplace.

If you are looking for a quiet, secluded wilderness escape, you have found it. Even with a very adequate public boat launch less than a minute away, there is no such thing as 'rush hour' on pristine Lake Gegoka. Speedboats, tubing and jet skis are definitely out of character here. This sparkling clean little 150 acre lake offers fishing, canoeing, swimming and just plain gazing out at. Our 3 complimentary canoes provide a perfect way to explore the lake. The dock, which pokes out into the narrows in front of the cabin, is available to cast your line from or could accommodate your own small fishing boat launched from the public landing across the lake. Lake Gegoka is a shallow sandy bottomed lake and warms up early in the summer. Just a few minutes away is a little used public swimming/picnic area on Flathorn Lake. There is a very scenic hiking trail around it.

Lake Superior's North Shore is only about 30 minutes away and provides many opportunities for day trips, including Split Rock Lighthouse tours, the Superior Hiking Trail and some of Minnesota's most popular State Parks. It's a great place to cool down on a warm day inland and grab a bite to eat or a special souvenir. Ely is a 45 minute drive and has a variety of good restaurants and unique gift shops. This lively little town is the jumping off point for Boundary Waters Canoe Area trips and has some great attractions for rainy or sunny days. Both the International Wolf Center and the North American Bear Center are great places to learn about 2 of the area's wild residents. The Soudan Mine tour is a fascinating look back in time to 'hard rock' underground mining on the Range in the early 1900's.

More Details

Property Manager
Andy Fisher
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Andy Fisher

Love my job as a lodging host. I wear many hats and pretty much enjoy most of them (especially the bomber!)

Andy Fisher purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Andy Fisher chose Isabella

The woods and lake are beautiful and pristine! My wife and I would love to retire here some day.

What makes this cabin unique

Easy to get to but far from the noise and lights. Lots of Minnesota's rare and shy wildlife hangs out right in the surrounding Superior National Forest. You can even see the stars (almost all of them!). Peace & quiet...

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you Andy! We had so much peace and fun and relaxation at your magical Hideaway. It felt like a winter wonderland fairytale. (From the Hideaway Guest Book)
Jan 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Isabella

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • Shower/tub, toilet and sink. Guests provide their own towels. Beautiful hand crafted log outhouse right out the main cabin back door.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Gas fireplace
    Downstairs Bedroom - 2 single bed , Trundle bed (one twin pulls out from under the other)
    Living Room Sleeper Sofa - 1 sofa bed/futon , Most comfortable full sized sofabed you've ever slept in
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Sleeping area in main cabin - not a full bedroom
    Guest Cottage - 1 double bed , Cozy sleeping cabin (no heat or water - closed in winter)
  • All bedding is included. No laundry service.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • ski
  • swimming
Lakefront: Exclusive use of 3 canoes, paddles and life vests. - Picnic table, outdoor fire ring and seating. Wood provided. - Ski-In: 30 kilometers of groomed classic cross country ski trails in the pines. - Our commitment to a peaceful setting means ATVs and snowmobiles may not be operated on the property. You will need to trailer them to designated use areas. - Guests must provide their own towels. All bedding is provided. - Cell Phone Service: Verizon & AT&T (weak signals)


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Superior Log Hideaway - Secluded Log Cabin On Pristine Northern Minnesota Lake
average rating of 4.892857 based on 31 reviews

Wonderful! We will be back!!!

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful, clean, and nicely appointed cabin with great outdoor amenities. Thank you, Andy!

  • Review Submitted: 06/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a very uniquely crafted cabin with lots of rustic hand-made furniture, light fixtures, etc. The master bedroom is very nice with it's own gas fireplace. The other sleeping areas are okay. Fan from heater kept one person awake so she moved to basement bedroom which is quite chilly. Wood fireplace in living room is lovely, there are books and games available, and there's a sauna a few feet from front door. Best location you can imagine in MN with the state's finest xc ski trails! Always plenty of snow in winter.

  • Review Submitted: 26/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying at the Hideaway and taking the time to share your experience. I agree that the other sleeping areas are "okay." The price that's paid for this uniquely crafted log cabin. I concur about the location and the trails. It's like your own very private ski chalet. Thanks again, Andy
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent three frigid January nights here, and enjoyed every minute of it. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 30/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Justin! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience. Nothing like a cozy cabin in the woods to make winter bearable. Andy
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Great Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a gorgeous spot of peace midst the tall pines of the northwoods. Eight of us enjoyed simple living with all of the amenities of a nice kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, creatively made from logs and wood. The sauna right outside your door was fantastic...and the skiing was perfect! This was a very fulfilling 3 days!

  • Review Submitted: 19/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sonja. So glad you enjoyed the Hideaway. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. You're right, there aren't many spots this peaceful. Sincerely, Andy
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Winter Adventure

  • 5 of 5

Love staying at this lodge. So peaceful and cozy with beautiful ski trails right out the back door. Definitely take the ski trail in, much easier than the lake route.

  • Review Submitted: 19/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Sara! Sorry for your adventure on the lake route. Good advice on the ski trail option. Thanks for your return visit and taking the time to share this review. Much appreciated, Andy
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Getaway at the Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed at the Superior Hideaway twice so far.

We had a long weekend in May and then again in October.

We were able to take advantage of the indoor wood burning fireplace as well as the outside fire pit.

The Hideaway is clean, has hot water for washing dishes and showers, well equipped with kitchen supplies, DVD player, and bed linens/blankets.

You do have to bring your own towels which is stated on the list of things you need to supply.

The workmanship is like none other as well as the creative use of logs in the design of tables, mantels, hand railings, and the outbuildings. Delightful.

We were able to canoe both times on a very quiet lake.

We had stayed in a townhouse across the lake during the previous winter as part of housing for a dogsled trip we were on. During some down time at the townhouse we discovered pristine groomed cross country ski trails that took us across the lake to where the Superior Log Hideaway is located.

We walked those same trails in May and October. Beautiful.

We are hoping to get back to the Hideaway this winter to XC ski.

Andy the owner is very attentive in making sure all is well.

We do suggest driving a vehicle that sits a little higher than a Toyota Corolla.

The first trip we took in May it was slow going as we bottomed out .

often, needing to drive on the side of the road. The tire ruts were deeper than the grassy middle of the dirt road.

To not make that mistake again on our October trip, we drove an SUV.

That worked much better.

  • Review Submitted: 01/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Julie for taking the time to review the Hideaway. As you pointed out, it's one of a kind. Privacy and beauty all wrapped up in one. You're right about the road. It's a rough forest road up to the driveway and not maintained much. Just have to take it slow and swerve a bit to miss the potholes. Hope you make it back this winter. Thanks again, Andy
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Duluth, Mn
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Knotted Pine Tavern
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
25 Miles
Our Place
Car: recommended

For those who enjoy nature and being close to it, this is the ideal getaway. In this remote corner of Superior National Forest, wildlife is abundant. Moose roam the area, and on occasion have been seen swimming in our lake. Timber wolves, pine martin, foxes, fishers and many other shy forest creatures are seen and heard. So remote that the cabin is only accessible by pulk sleds (6 provided) in the snowy season. The surrounding area is very sparsely populated and offers many opportunities for exploring. The U.S. Forest Service maintains a number of hiking trails, picnic areas and public accesses to lakes large and small. Day trips to the B.W.C.A. wilderness are also an option.

Other Activities: shopping in Ely, kayaking, wildlife viewing, boating, cross country skiing, snowshoeing

Ski: Direct access to 30K of groomed, single tracked classic cross country ski trails. Flathorn/Gegoka trail system. No skijoring. Also designated snowshoe trails.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance AU$79.29

MINIMUM 2-4 NIGHT STAY - Check-in 4PM (Winter 3PM) Check-out 11AM - No pets allowed - Ask us about weekly rate discounts

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.