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Great northwoods retreat for snowmobilers, fishermen and vacationers

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A Year-round Vacation Home In The Heart Of The Chippewa National Forest.

“Twin Pines” is a perfect destination for vacationers who seek beautiful northwoods surroundings to “get away from it all” any time of year. Winter activities include snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snow-shoeing or just relaxing in the quiet, majestic pines. Spring and summer activities include fishing at nearby lakes or rivers, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, riding atv, golfing at nearby golf courses in Bigfork or Deer River, or just enjoying a beverage around the fire or on the deck.

The house is clean, newly remodeled, and nestled in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest. It is built on the site of a “turn of the century logging camp” (Camp Five). The property is on a gravel road – just 1 ½ miles off a paved road, highway 14, and just two miles from the Bigfork River. There are thousands of acres of adjoining state and federal land with countless trails and very few neighbors. The circle driveway makes it easy for people to load and unload snowmobiles or atvs. We are pet-friendly with a limit of two well-behaved dogs for a small fee.

The house sleeps from 4 to 12 people. On the main floor there is a kitchen (complete with all the necessary utensils and dinnerware), dining/family room, large master bedroom with a new queen-size bed, small bedroom with double bed, and a three-season porch with a “trundle” bed that sleeps two. There are also two bathrooms on the main floor – one with a bathtub, and one with a shower. Our home also includes a large open upstairs space with two double beds and three twin beds, and plenty of storage space downstairs to store any extra items, air-dry wet clothes from a day out snowmobiling, etc.

Twin pines is fully furnished with all the necessities you will need to enjoy your northwoods vacation including a full kitchen set, outdoor grill, flat screen tv and dvd player, dvd’s, board games, Air Hockey Table, and a large book collection. There is also a campfire pit out back for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows.

The house is available for rent by the weekend or weekly from December to August, and during a few select weeks or weekends from September through November. We keep the calendar up to date, so please check availability there first if you have any questions.

Nearby lakes and rivers include:

Bigfork River (Harrison Landing) 2 miles

Clear Lake at Sure Game Resort 5 miles

Holland Lake 2 miles

Trestle Lake 3 miles

Arrowhead Lake 5 miles

Dora Lake 5 miles

Jessie Lake 10 miles

Sand Lake 12 miles

Squaw Lake 16 miles

Round Lake 16 miles

Lake Winnibigoshish 40 miles

Red Lake 60 miles

Nearest towns:

Bigfork 16 miles

Talmoon 17 miles

Marcell 22 miles

Deer River 38 miles

Grand Rapids 50 miles

More Details

Jim and Nancy Shaw
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Jim and Nancy Shaw

Owners are Jim and Nancy Shaw. Twin Pines has been in the Shaw family since 1980 when Jim’s parents moved to the area from southern Minnesota and built the house. Our home has been the setting for many wonderful and memorable family events over the years, and we hope that you make some of your own memories while visiting.

Jim and Nancy Shaw purchased this house in 1980

Why Jim and Nancy Shaw chose Bigfork

Wonderful location with a multitude of year-round activities.

What makes this house unique

The house has plenty of space for large families or groups and provides all the comforts that will make our home feel like your own.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Bigfork

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double bed , 3 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed , Trundle bed with a pull-out bottom which sleeps 2
  • Master Bedroom on first floor has new queen-size bed; Small bedroom on first floor has full-size bed; Large upstairs has two full-size beds and three twin beds; Three Season Porch has 'trundle bed' which can sleep two, but not in winter-time.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


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Great northwoods retreat for snowmobilers, fishermen and vacationers
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews

Great Accommodations and Owner

  • 5 of 5

It's not the Ritz Carlton, but if you enjoy the outdoors and want to be central to Minnesota's North woods, you will love this house. It's perfectly located, well kept, clean, comfortable and complete with everything you need to cook and enjoy your time in the woods.

The owners (Jim and Nancy) are wonderful people and wonderful "hands-on" Owners. The give you the quiet space you want but are responsive if you need them.

I highly recommend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: 24/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. It's always great to have you guys come up for hunting! See you next year.
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Cozy feel, plenty of space

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the Shaw's rental. We felt very welcomed by the thoughtful touches that Nancy put out for us to enjoy. We recommend this rental, if you're in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 14/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice house

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our time at the property, snowmobile trail access could be troublesome with low snow conditions.

  • Review Submitted: 26/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Our group enjoyed another great year at the Shaw's Up-North cabin. The cabin is clean, comfortable and well maintained.

  • Review Submitted: 12/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Country Getaway

  • 4 of 5

The owners were very accommodating in making the reservations and communicating with us. The rental had plenty of very comfortable beds. I wish we could have stayed there longer, but a family reunion kept us busy for the time we were in the area. The rental had a bit of an old house smell, but the open windows provided plenty of fresh air. I would recommend this rental as a comfortable getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 09/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great owners! Perfect for our group. Spacious home and private yard/deck. Kitchen very well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We would certainly stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 26/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Bigfork

Rental Basis:
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Nightly Rate
16 Mar 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$33.7
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$404.4

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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