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Beautiful Echo Trail Cabin Near the Boundary Waters

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Come stay in our comfortable Everett Lake home! The home is large, comfortable and located on five acres with over 700 feet of lakeshore.

The cabin has three bedrooms plus a loft, sleeping up to 10. It has two fireplaces, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, large deck and great views of Everett Lake.

The home is on the Echo Trail, close to the boundary waters and to Lake Burntside. In the summer, you can canoe across Everett and short portage will take you into Twin Lakes, the Dead River and Lake Burntside. Another portage on the property will take you into beautiful Fenske Lake. There is a beaver damn on the property and other wildlife abounds in the area. Two aluminum canoes provided.

In the winter, the house is well insulated and easy to heat. Take advantage of abundant cross-country skiing and snow-mobiling on the Little Grassy Trail. Listen for wolves and if you are lucky, watch the Northern Lights.

NEW: Finnish Sauna in the basement. Relax in our traditional cedar sauna before going to bed. If you're brave - run out into the snow!

Please see our website for more photos and information.

NOTE: Everett Lake has a 10 HP limit on motorboats, and we respect our neighbors desire for quiet and privacy. No jetskis, ATVs or large motor boats please! This is a very quiet setting, and these types of motorized vehicles are out of character for the Echo Trail.

Keywords: Cabin, lake home, sauna, Echo Trail, Boundary Waters

More Details

Sean McCauley
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 September, 2018

About Sean McCauley

Sean and Joselyn met in the Bay Area, but soon after getting married, Sean managed to drag Joselyn back to his native Minnesota. As a Californian, she was skeptical at first, but fell in love with the North Woods after her first dogsledding adventure. Today they live in Minneapolis with their three wonderful kids, but get up North every chance they get.

Sean McCauley purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Sean McCauley chose Ely

Joselyn and I found ourselves returning to Ely again and again, mostly the YMCA Camp DuNord. Over the years, we started to look at properties, including another one on Everett Lake but could never find anything that was just right. Ironically, we had noticed our cabin a number of times as we drove the Echo Trail, commenting on how nice it looked. Then one day in June 2006, I was browsing the Bear Island Land Co. website and found this place for sale. Joselyn was out of town, so I called the realtor, packed his camping gear and drove up an hour later. I made an offer the next day. We haven't regretted it for a moment, and can't believe our luck to own such a place.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Ely

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Newly renovated with heated floor
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Upstairs bathroom has special 'throne with a view'!
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Large Bedroom With View
    Downstairs Queen Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Good sized bedroom downstairs near bathroom
    Upstairs Queen Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Smaller bedroom with skylight, slanted roof
    Loft - 1 child bed , 2 sofa bed/futon , Loft also has television, DVD
  • King size beds (1) King bed in master bedroom (upstairs), Queen size Beds (2) Queen bed in upstairs bedroom Queen bed in downstairs bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin bed in loft with second pull out trundle can sleep 2. Ideal for children., Baby Cribs (1) 1 small folding crib for infants in the closet of the master bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Loft has 2 full sized futon couches. Can sleep 2 people each., Bunk Beds (1) Twin over full bunkbed can sleep up to 3. Intended for children over the age of 6.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
2 canoes and 1 kayak provided


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Beautiful Echo Trail Cabin Near the Boundary Waters
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Felt like gome

  • 5 of 5

We had 11 of us on a fishing trip and enjoyed the cabin and the canoes and the kayaks everyday. Nice new deck. Loved the sauna. Plenty of room. Easy to find. Thanks for having us Sean

  • Review Submitted: 14/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cabin with great access to BWCAW

  • 4 of 5

We would recommend this cabin for anyone looking to spend time on the beautiful lakes in the BWCAW. The cabin was very clean and the kitchen was complete! The cabin was on a lake in which we could portage to other lakes for day trips or drive to other lakes for either overnighters or hiking. Perfectly located, close enough to town for shopping, but far enough out to feel "out there" The owners were so easy to work with. The kayaks and extra canoes are great fun. Plus it was great to be able to bring our dog!!

Thanks for a great week!

  • Review Submitted: 18/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Truly wonderful cabin near Ely

  • 5 of 5

I recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a relaxing stay near Ely. The owner made everything very comfortable. There was a Finnish -style sauna, a new BBQ grill, quick and easy access to the lake, lots of windows and a very clean, yet comfortable layout to the place. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 06/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. Please come back again!
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Snowshoeing is fabulous

  • 5 of 5

Well our crew gathered for our annual snowshoeing trip and found the cabin to be a wonderful and comfortable way to spend a great weekend. We explored Ely, the International Wolf Center, Kawishiwi Falls Trail and found the portage into Twin Lake at the end of Everett Lake. We love the cabin as it gives us (and a couple of dogs) space to spread out, enjoy the fire, the views, TV and WIFI when you need it and of course the Sauna! This is our fourth year at the cabin and we'll be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 02/03/2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Spent a week in August this year with our family- this was our 2nd summer in Ely-last yr stayed at a Resort. Very spacious, clean, very comfy beds. Well stocked kitchen. Canoes were well maintained. Location on Everett Lake is gorgeous! Board games, books to read, great i pod stand with speakers. Would have liked blinds in the bedrooms as the bright sunlight woke me up too early! :)) Defintiely recommend it - we were 9 of us and very comfortable. Took our dog with and he did great! Sean (the owner)gives detailed isntructions about everything which is very helpful!

  • Review Submitted: 17/08/2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Alamos, NM

The perfect place for a multi-generation family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

This home is Spacious, relaxing, and beautiful. We literally enjoyed every room in this well stocked, clean home. We did the 500 piece puzzle (missing 1 piece but still fun), played games, cooked, read, and enjoyed the sauna. The canoes, kayaks, and multiple sized life jackets enabled us to take a small portage trip through the dead dead river to a large lake. We took my mom swimming at an easy access beach (Fall Lake Campground). The location gave us easy access to town where we enjoyed the Wolf Center, shopping, and eating.

If this is what all VRBO places are like then we will definitely use them again! We highly recommend this particular place.

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and love sharing our home with folks that enjoy the North Woods. It's a privilege to get to know so many wonderful people through our little cabin. - Sean
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Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Fenske Picnic Area Beach


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin around the Ely

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2018 - 2019
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
May 2018
1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
June 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
July - August 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
September 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$137.77 + Tax

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel more than 90 days before your arrival date, I provide a full refund, no questions asked. After 90 days, I will provide a refund for those days that I manage to rent to another group.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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