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Unique Barn Home Next to Giants Ridge Recreation Area

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The Green Gate Barn Home is a one of two exceptional vacation rentals on a private 13 acre farmstead (see The Green Gate Farmhouse, our other vacation rental offering). We are conveniently located adjacent to the Giants Ridge Recreation Area. Our guests enjoy direct access to the Mesabi Bike Trail, skiing and golfing at Giants Ridge, and lounging at the beaches of Embarrass Lake just a short walk from our door. We are a year-round destination, catering to nordic and alpine skiers, cyclists, paddlers, golfers and those simply choosing to relax at our historic homestead retreat.

Green Gate is a truly unique barn home, combining all the modern amenities with the rustic charm of the original 1935 hay barn that inspired the project. The 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom guest house can accommodate up to 6 people. A well-commissioned kitchen, dining room, and comfortable lounge area with cable TV and WiFi make Green Gate your home-away-from-home. Guests can also enjoy campfires, explore the surrounding countryside, or relax at a lake beach just a few minutes away.

Green Gate Guest Houses is a sustainable lodging facility. We support sustainable tourism by following strict green building standards, choosing environmentally-conscious purchases, adopting energy conservation and renewable energy technologies, using environmentally friendly products and supporting non-motorized recreation.

Located 1.5 miles from Biwabik and 3 miles from Giants Ridge Golf and Ski Resort. Direct access to the Mesabi Bike Trail and Snowmobile Trails. Water access for swimming and paddling nearby, and 1/4 mile from Superior National Forest Scenic Byway.

Keywords: Private, rural, farm, farmhouse, nordic skiing, downhill skiing, giants ridge, golf, northern MN, arrowhead, iron range

More Details

Property Manager
Shawn Callahan
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 2017

About Shawn Callahan

Shawn is a degreed professional (Mechanical Engineering and Nutrition Science) who relocated from the Twin Cities to northern Minnesota in 2002. Since that time, he has worked in a variety of positions, while also renovating the historic property that is now the site of two vacation rentals. Inn his spare time, he enjoys the many opportunities for outdoor adventure in northern Minnesota.

Shawn Callahan purchased this house in 2002

Why Shawn Callahan chose Minnesota

I built these vacation homes on our historic 13 acre homestead to provide a one-of-a-kind lodging option for the many travelers to this area.

Guestbook comments from the manager

“We were all very fortunate to stay in your beautiful guest house. It’s a home-away-from-home. Lots of laughs and wonderful memories with great friends! We had a blast snowboarding and a couple girls got massages! We all have established there will be another visit in the future. Thanks for everything and the warm hospitality”
Feb 2012
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(59 traveller reviews)

Unique Barn Home Next to Giants Ridge Recreation Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 62 reviews
Andover MN
5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the unique barn house. Fully stocked kitchen, comfortable beds and attention to detail was exceptional!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Truly a beautiful time

  • 5 of 5

The space Shawn has created is beautiful. He was amazing to work with and helped us with any questions on the area. He made himself available but never intrusive. Can't say enough great things; it is truly what we needed. Thanks Shawn! We will be back :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AB-FAB

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Barn in Green Gates was absolutely fabulous. The "Barn" is beautiful, with many, many great and innovative ways to conserve energy and materials. Extremely clean and comfortable, we intend to go back in the summer when we can enjoy the outdoor fire pit as well as all the hiking and biking trails.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Getaway in Nature

  • 5 of 5

We needed a quiet spot to stay for the week while visiting family. It was perfect. The little Barn is so wonderful to stay in! I worked at the round table built into the Silo and watched deer and wolves out the awning windows. Everywhere you look there are craftsman details from square nails to led lit stairs. There were two choices with beds and we loved the traditional style. The other is a sleep number bed. The kitchen was fully equipped and there's satellite TV. You are close to Biwabik so there's plenty of restaurants in the area if need be. We took drives during the day to Duluth, Superior National Forest, Ely, Hibbing and Eveleth. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing private retreat

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic barn home, uniquely designed and crafted by owner, everything needed for a relaxing stay is available inside this cozy, quirky home, hand-made furnishings and decorations, totally comfortable setting!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls' Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We (3 30ish ladies) deeply loved the barn! We were gathered for a spring weekend away from our families to play cards, have drinks, and generally disconnect from real life. This was the perfect storybook setting to do that! We initially had booked the tiny log home, but when Shawn realized there were 3 of us, he offered this for a nominal fee more. The barn was the most charming setting that I've ever had the pleasure to call mine (even if just for a bit). The craftsmanship is wonderful. Shawn also gave us the run of the land - it was warm one day, and we set lawn chairs in the river and drank margaritas in solitude. Thank you, Shawn! You are a great craftsman and host!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Located on a private 13 acre homestead outside Biwabik, near Giants Ridge Recreation Area. Variety of recreational opportunities nearby, including beaches, swimming, fishing, hiking, paddling, cycling, mountain biking, golfing, Nordic and alpine skiing, bird watching, scenic drives and historic tours.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Biwabik, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
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2 night minimum stay
A$343
From
A$396
Fri,Sat
A$2,120
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$663
Tax Rate 12.38%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Biwabik

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Notes:
Private, 13 acre homestead, river frontage, lake/beach within walking distance.