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Historic log cabin next to Giants Ridge Recreation Area

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 33 m²
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 an hour
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

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 Minnesota

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:
  • 33 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • 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
  • 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 4.96 based on 25 reviews
5

Beyond Perfect for my wedding!

  • 5 of 5

I could not have chosen a better venue for my 100 guest wedding. The communication with Shawn was excellent right from the start. He certainly took a bit of stress off if the Bride! He was available with answers and help with any concern or question we had. So friendly and interesting to chat with. Just learning some of the history of the property was amazing! The craftsmanship of each of the houses on the property is nothing short of stunning. Shawn is definitely a master at what he does. The detail, the reclaiming, the unique touches that you notice one at a time....Green Gate is a true gem. And his respect for our environment is so so appreciated, another reason to love this place!

The property is beautiful to walk around and explore, trails in the woods that go down to the river (where you will find #4...☺️, another gem). The fruit trees in the yard, raspberry bushes, and fresh eggs daily! The chickens were fantastic! I loved walking over in the morning with my coffee, chatting with them, bringing them a little treat and collecting eggs for breakfast.

I will definitely return to Green Gate for a little bit more of a relaxing stay. And if I could give 10 stars I would, it's so deserving!

Thank you so much!

Patti and Mike Anderson

Champlin

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Tranquil & Serene topped with Basic Beauty and Simple Nature - What more do you need!?!?

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was so very nice and cozy. The owner has blood, sweat and tears into each one of his properties, and an extreme amount of pride, as you can see by the attention to detail. The creativity and ingenuity that went into them is so awe inspiring. To do what you love...and it shows!! Yes, I'm a bit jealous :-)

It was truly awesome to get out of the hectic world of 'life' and relax without technological dependencies. We definitely enjoyed the fire pit, deck and just plain relaxing outside. Some awesome cloud formations one of the days...and the MOON - WOW!! It was stunning.

Although we are not much for hiking, which is nearby, my husband and I did have a wonderful time at one of two local golf courses. Rated #1 in MN, it's within 5 minutes from the cabin.

We will definitely be back. Maybe for a winter getaway this time.

Thank you for sharing your passion and gift. We truly appreciate you and your craft - until next time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Could not have been more pleased!

  • 5 of 5

This is indeed a special, unique and incredible place to stay. I will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Quaint and Modern

  • 5 of 5

This tiny cabin was just what we needed - time away from it all in a rustic environment yet with all creature comforts possible. The ingenuity is perfect to ensure a very comfortable stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best cabin in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend! We will be back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!! Very quiet, except for highway near by.

  • 5 of 5

It was great.. very well kept, and thought through on how to set up the cabin uniquely!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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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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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit A$631

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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