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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

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:
21 November, 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 Biwabik

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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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Biwabik

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
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
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.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 80 reviews
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Extremely enjoyable stay. Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The barn home is very comfortable and well appointed. Our party of four adults stayed here for a weekend Golf outing. The kitchen is very well stocked, including ample dishes, pans and spices. The beds are comfortable, and the kitchen table cannot be beat. Take time to enjoy the fire pit with the free wood and kindling. The owner, Shawn, is very responsive.

  • Review Submitted: 24/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Both unique and practical.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay. We would recommend for small group looking for a unique and practical place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 17/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique and Creative

  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay in the Barn Guest House. This vacation place is unique and Shawn is so creative with all of his buildings. He is a gracious host and truly wants everyone to have a great experience when you stay with him. It is a prime location for golfing, skiing, and biking or just plain relaxing. His rentals are well equipped and comfortable. You won't be disappointed if you chose to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 07/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We felt right at home 6+ hours away!

  • 5 of 5

The Green Gate Guest Homes are an absolute dream to stay at. Immediately when we stepped through the door we felt right at home and could tell that Shawn put so much thought and time into making this Barn Home a fantastic spot to rest and relax. We were able to tour his other buildings on the property and they are made with the same amount of quality and care. If you get a chance to meet and talk with Shawn, definitely do! He has a lot of stories about what went in to renovate and build his homes and it makes them that much more impressive. We are already talking about when we can stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 05/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the relaxing environment and barn!

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing environment and barn. Every detail was thought of and provided for from spices in the kitchen to the sleep number bed. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 05/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unbelievable and Unforgettable

  • 5 of 5

Never seen a property like this in all my years of travel. Shawn, the builder, is a genius...and this place is worthy of making Travel & Leisure's "Best List!"

  • Review Submitted: 24/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: 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

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$341
From
AU$394
Fri,Sat
AU$2,108
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$659.1
Tax Rate 12.38%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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