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Historic log cabin next to Giants Ridge Recreation Area

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 360 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Completely renovated 1 bedroom, 1 bath getaway

Pioneer living in style! Sometime around 1890, a very talented Finnish builder crafted several traditional log buildings on Minnesota’s Iron Range. We are fortunate to have one of these well-preserved structures at the Green Gate property, and have masterfully updated it into a unique, historic home.

We believe big things can come in small packages. The Log Cabin is a comfortable and very well-equipped home in a small footprint. This 1890s hand-hewn log cabin has been beautifully updated into a modern, cozy space. The 15′ x 15′ floorplan includes a kitchen, dining table, sofa and wood stove, plus a full bathroom neatly tucked below the loft staircase. Thanks to the Norwegian owner (who also happens to be an engineer), this Finnish log cabin is equipped with modern mechanicals including air conditioning, in-floor heat, and a high-efficiency tankless water heater for endless hot water. To complete your log cabin experience, there is also a gorgeous glass-fronted wood stove and always a full supply of firewood available During your stay. The well-appointed kitchen on the main floor includes a 2-burner gas cooktop, farm sink, concrete countertops, an undercounter refrigerator/freezer, coffemaker, teapot, and cookware/serving ware for 2-3 guests. A microwave and countertop convection oven are also provided in the nearby closet should you need them. The upper floor provides a peaceful rest space with a full-sized platform bed, reclaimed oak flooring, vaulted ceiling, air conditioning, DVD player, and great views of the surrounding forests. Outside, the wrap-around porch covers the south and west sides and extends to the adjacent hewn log “privy” and outdoor summer shower area nearby.


Owner
Shawn f callahan
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Shawn f callahan

I am a degreed professional (mechanical engineering as well as nutrition science) with a variety of passions and interests. In addition to a 'corporate' engineering career, I have worked in the natural foods industry (various roles over several years at a food co-op), nutritional counseling, and residential construction and interior design. For the past few years, I have been dedicated to the design/build of Green Gate Guest Houses- three unique lodging properties on my 13 acre homestead.

I have a passion for all areas of construction, design, technology, sustainable living, renewable energy, etc., and enjoy putting ideas into action through the myriad of projects I always have going!

I enjoy nature, outdoors, exercise (running, hiking, cycling, skiing, etc), as well as the culture and arts of the city. I've traveled domestically and internationally, and value the insight gained from experiencing new cultures. I often bring back design ideas that are eventually incorporated into various projects around the property. Nepal is the next great destination on my bucket list.

Having operated my vacation rental properties for several years now, I have been fortunate to host such a variety of wonderful guests. Everyone that has stayed here has been a pleasure to get to know, and I look forward to all our future guests.

Shawn f callahan purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Shawn f callahan chose Biwabik

The quality of life and proximity to outdoor recreation are the reasons I have chosen to live and work in Biwabik MN. I enjoy developing unique properties that allow me to share these experiences with travelers visiting northern Minnesota.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Biwabik

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 360 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ski-In ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Compact bathroom tucked under stairs provides sink, toilet, and custom barnwood tiled shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Loft bedroom - 1 double bed
  • Loft bedroom with full platform bed, dresser, DVD-player, vaulted ceiling and great views of surrounding nature.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Historic log cabin next to Giants Ridge Recreation Area
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews
5

Cozy little cabin. Perfect getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this stay, clean, convenient, and just what we were looking for as a break from the city!

  • Review Submitted: 05/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for a few days!

  • 5 of 5

Simple, clean, with everything we needed. Small fridge can be tight so plan ahead with coolers.

Shawn took care of everything. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 19/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Shawn is very accommodating and the cabin is very tidy and cozy

  • Review Submitted: 11/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Restful and cozy

  • 5 of 5

We are thankful for the space Shawn has created. We consider ourselves regulars now and plan on many more visits. Shawn is thoughtful, attentive, but leaves one to have their own space. Could not ask for more out of him or the space itself.

  • Review Submitted: 15/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

absolutely adorable cabin

  • 5 of 5

I loved my stay in this small cabin.

  • Review Submitted: 05/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Space, Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful little cabin that is the perfect getaway! It has everything you could need to have a relaxing stay.

  • Review Submitted: 06/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Biwabik
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Giants Ridge Recreation Area
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Wacootah
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Giants Ridge Recreation Area
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$337.02

Owner'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.
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