Points Unknown Guest Suite

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Private room in guest suite hosted by Linda

  1. 6 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 4 beds
  4. 1 private bath
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Close to Lake Superior, Superior Hiking Trail, BWCAW, Waterfalls, Grand Marais, MN (America's Coolest Small Town). We are entirely off grid and located in the remote north woods of MN's Arrowhead Region. It is a peaceful lifestyle living and working with traditional sled dogs. Folks can immerse themselves in our lifestyle or passively enjoy it year 'round as they use this space as a base for outdoor adventures. Our dogs rule the roost so, sadly, we can not allow your pets.

The space
Not only one of the most unique lodging options you will find along Lake Superior's North Shore or near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Superior Hiking Trail, but an absolutely one-of-a-kind experience! Our Guest Suite has rustic hickory floors and kitchen cabinetry, knotty pine ceilings, half log interior side walls and Lake Superior stone back splash. It doesn't get any more rustic north woods/north shore than this! This is a bright space filled with natural light from a large patio door window and three skylights.


The Points Unknown Guest Suite allows you to participate fully in our lifestyle with traditional sled dogs in our modern and comfy off-grid haven in the north woods of Minnesota's Arrowhead Region. Join us for a dog sledding experience or Mindful Paddle or Hike by day. Gaze at our ever-changing sky by night, right out your window. You might even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights dancing overhead! Then, let the tranquil howls of the sled dogs enchant and sing you to sleep. When you're ready for adventure, you'll find our accommodations a warm and welcoming place to start your day.

Since our Guest Suite is located in our private home, couples may not find it the most suitable place, at times, for a romantic get-a-way.

We are early to rise and early to bed, as our off-grid lifestyle with the sled dogs is a fulfilling, yet demanding one. Please take this into consideration when making plans for the day that include returning from a day away and your chosen shower time.

WINTER
Do I have to come for a dog sledding experience to stay at the Points Unknown Guest Suite in the winter? Not at all, but we sure hope you take advantage of the opportunity! Our beautiful Sled Pets are waiting to welcome you too! Ask about our Bed & Sled packages!


SPRING, SUMMER, FALL
During the “off season”, the Points Unknown Guest Suite becomes a comfortable overnight stop as we welcome into our home, adventurers making their way on the Superior Hiking Trail or paddlers exploring the BWCAW (Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness). Families and small groups are always welcome to stay with us as a home base for their nearby sights exploration. We offer Mindful Paddling & Hiking Guide Services to our guests.

What does "off-grid" look like at Points Unknown?
The Points Unknown Guest Suite is located within our off-grid homestead, in Minnesota’s remote north woods, 35 minutes northeast of Grand Marais. We are located 7 miles from the conventional grid. Our energy comes from 16 solar panels mounted on the roof of our homestead. We have 24 batteries in which this solar energy is stored. On cloudy days, we have a propane generator that produces the energy used and stored. Propane, having a by-product of water, lessens our carbon footprint. We ask that our guests help us conserve our energy wherever possible.

There are no phone lines in our area, however we do receive a boosted cell phone signal from Canada. If AT&T is your carrier, you will enjoy the ability to make phone calls freely as we do, with no International charges, however an extra fee is charged for International data through AT&T, if it can be received at our location. Our phone is available for emergencies only.

We require limited satellite internet service to run our businesses and it is not available to guests. Unplug, relax and enjoy your time in the wilderness!

Our delicious drinking water comes from our own well.

Our heat is in floor and is fed by an outdoor wood boiler.

We have indoor plumbing!

We ask that our guests help to conserve our precious resources by limiting the length and number of showers whenever possible.

Points Unknown Homestead
Amenities of the Points Unknown Guest Suite include:
• 1 queen size bed
• 2 twin XL beds
• 1 double futon bed
• Full kitchenette with a small stove/oven, small refrigerator, sink and microwave (use of microwave dependent upon sun)
• Beds with privacy pull curtains (except for futon bed) and bedside lights
• Pillows, bedding, towels and washcloths
• Entire suite rental
• Individual bed rentals on a case by case basis
• Private 3/4 Bathroom
• Shower for overnight guests ($10.00 for visitors passing through)
• Laundry use for additional fee

Other things you need to know

Check in time: 4PM -8PM, however we understand that folks can travel from a great distance to our place so we can be flexible.
Check out time: 10AM

Kitchen is fully stocked with eating utensils, plates and cookware. A French press for coffee brewing is available. Please limit microwave usage to sunny days.

We LOVE pets and animals in general, but because we have 30 Sled Pets that include 6 full-time house dogs, you will need to leave your pets at home.

Where you'll sleep

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1 queen bed, 2 single beds, 1 sofa bed

What this place offers

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Free parking on premises
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Backyard
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Where you’ll be

East Cook, Minnesota, United States

We are located WAY back in the middle of the woods off a minimal maintenance forest road. Your two wheel drive vehicle will be able to get here most of the time. Do contact us, especially during the winter and spring break up months, to check on road conditions before making your way up.

Points Unknown is located on 40 acres of wilderness surrounded by State and Federal Land. We can point you in the direction of trails that begin right outside the front door.

Hosted by Linda

  1. Joined in February 2017
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I live a home spun lifestyle, off grid with traditional sled dogs, in the remote north woods of Minnesota's Arrowhead Region. We also hand craft pure beeswax candles right onsite using power from the sun! What we're doing here has been a vision for quite some time. I enjoy the peace and serenity of living where and how I do and want to share that experience with others.
I live a home spun lifestyle, off grid with traditional sled dogs, in the remote north woods of Minnesota's Arrowhead Region. We also hand craft pure beeswax candles right onsite u…

During your stay

The Points Unknown Guest Suite allows you to participate fully in our lifestyle with traditional sled dogs in our modern and comfy off-grid haven in the north woods of Minnesota's Arrowhead Region. At the same time, we live here and do so because we love the peace and quiet of the north woods and do need ample time alone to recharge.

Upon arrival, if you wish, let’s schedule some times that you can participate in our lifestyle that could include sled dog feeding and chores and, a beeswax candle workshop tour, among other things. We’d also like to chat with you about other activities and sights that might be available to you at the time of year you are visiting.

Since we have a busy schedule with the sled dogs that includes long hours outside and because we also work from the homestead, crafting pure beeswax candles, we are almost always at home but not always immediately available for casual conversation. If there is a need, we can be tracked down on the property and we're happy to help in anyway we can.
The Points Unknown Guest Suite allows you to participate fully in our lifestyle with traditional sled dogs in our modern and comfy off-grid haven in the north woods of Minnesota's…

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House rules

Check-in: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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