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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 a day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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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Unique Barn Home Next to Giants Ridge Recreation Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 84 reviews
Victoria, MN. USA
5

The Barn House - Annual Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have had such an amazing annual vacation to the Barn Home at Green Gate Houses! The home is warm, inviting and just beautiful. Highly, highly recommend this home! Shawn is amazing caretaker and host!

  • Review Submitted: 02/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

It was fun to stay at this unique property while we were at Giant's Ridge for a ski race. Last year we stayed in the farmhouse. Both properties are well equipped and comfy. We will be back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 14/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay, ski, play in the snow and relax!

  • 5 of 5

We love staying at green gate. This was our third time. The barn is impeccably built and furnished.

  • Review Submitted: 08/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN
5

The Green Gate barn home is perfectly charming!

  • 5 of 5

Our long NYE weekend at Green Gate was just what my family needed. The barn home is so charming! Shawn has done a fantastic job, paying attention to even the smallest details. The house is well-appointed with in-floor heating, induction cooktop, high-efficiency dishwasher, and clawfoot tub to name a few. We were never cold despite overnight temps dipping as low as -27 degrees during our stay. The grounds are gorgeous, as well. An Instagrammer's dream come true. :) We really enjoyed exploring, playing in the snow, toasting marshmallows by the campfire, and even a little winter grilling. Shawn made the entire stay very easy and comfortable. We felt right at home. I am counting down the days until our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: 05/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$341
From
AU$393
Fri,Sat
AU$2,102
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee AU$65.74 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$328.68
Tax Rate 12.38%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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