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Pinecone Cottage at Giants Ridge Resort

SuperhostAurora, Minnesota, United States
Entire cottage hosted by Shawn
6 guests3 bedrooms5 beds2 baths
Entire home
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Cottage-themed renovation next to Giants Ridge Golf & Ski resort and overlooking beautiful Wynne Lake.

The space
Enjoy the best of northern Minnesota at our spacious home within the Giants Ridge Recreation Area. Pinecone Cottage is one of our privately owned units at the Villas at Giants Ridge. Fully renovated for the 2019 season, we crafted this resort property with a cozy cottage-themed interior. The well-maintained 2-story unit includes an open-concept main floor with custom cabinetry, stainless appliances, and granite counters. The adjacent dining area has a trestle farm table, wrap-around booths seating and lake view. For the warmer months the lakeside deck is the place to be! Cozy living room furnishings, a beautiful stone fireplace and picturesque views of Wynne Lake invite you to relax and entertain in the great room after a day outside. 2 bedrooms with shared bath complete the main floor. A loft bedroom with 2 twin beds, one queen bed and private bath overlook the main floor and share the lake views. Just a short walk across the street are the alpine operations, cross-country, fatbike and snowshoe trails at Giants Ridge- you can’t get any closer to the fun!

Guest access
Guests reserving Pinecone Cottage have direct access to the Giants Ridge Recreation Area, including Alpine and Nordic skiing in the winter and Golf in the warmer months (tee times and ski passes are purchased separately through Giants Ridge Resort). Onsite amenities such as seasonal outdoor pool & hot tub, tennis courts, walking trails, beaches and docks are free for our guests (seasonal amenities generally open May-October).

Other things to note
Pinecone Cottage is one of many homes situated within the Giants Ridge Resort Area, and outdoor green space and resort amenities are shared among all guests. For those desiring a more secluded experience, endless wilderness starts right outside the Villa and we are always available to direct guests to our favorite spots!
Cottage-themed renovation next to Giants Ridge Golf & Ski resort and overlooking beautiful Wynne Lake.

The space
Enjoy the best of northern Minnesota at our spacious home within the Giants Ridge Recreation Area. Pinecone Cottage is one of our privately owned units at the Villas at Giants Ridge. Fully renovated for the 2019 season, we crafted this resort property with a cozy cottage-themed in…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 2 single beds

Amenities

Heating
Laptop-friendly workspace
Air conditioning
Essentials
Iron
Fire extinguisher
Cable TV
TV
Pool
Kitchen

2 nights in Aurora

Aug 25, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017
Check-in
08/25/2017
Checkout
08/27/2017

5.0 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
5.0 (9 reviews)

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Aurora, Minnesota, United States

We live in northern Minnesota because of the relaxed atmosphere, natural beauty, and proximity to outdoor recreation. Being located next to Giants Ridge, the Villa provides endless year-round activities right out the door. Skiing, cycling on the Mesabi Trail, boating on Wynne Lake and the Embarrass River, golfing at Giants Ridge's top ranked courses, and just enjoying the great outdoors are our favorite activities. Plus amenities, dining, and some fantastic "tourist" attractions (MN Discovery Center, Soudan underground Mine Tours, and the international wolf and bear centers to name a few) are just a short drive from our location.
We live in northern Minnesota because of the relaxed atmosphere, natural beauty, and proximity to outdoor recreation. Being located next to Giants Ridge, the Villa provides endless year-round activities right…

Hosted by Shawn

Joined in August 2011
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I am a degreed professional with a variety of passions and interests. In addition to an engineering career, I have worked in the natural foods industry (various roles over several years at a food co-op), nutritional counseling, and residential construction and interior design. For the past several years, I have been dedicated to the design/build of Green Gate Guest Houses- 7 unique lodging options within the Giants Ridge Recreation Area. I have a passion for all areas of construction, design, technology, sustainable living, renewable energy, etc., and enjoy putting ideas into action through the myriad of projects I always have going! I enjoy nature, outdoors, exercise (running, hiking, cycling, skiing, etc), as well as the culture and arts of the city. I've traveled domestically and internationally, and value the insight gained from experiencing new cultures. I often bring back design ideas that are eventually incorporated into various projects around the property. Looking forward to some time in Scandinavia next. Having operated my vacation rental properties for almost 8 years now, I have been fortunate to host such a variety of wonderful guests. Everyone that has stayed here has been a pleasure to get to know, and I look forward to all our future guests.
I am a degreed professional with a variety of passions and interests. In addition to an engineering career, I have worked in the natural foods industry (various roles over several…
During your stay
Although we do not live onsite, we are often available at the time of your arrival to introduce ourselves and show guests the lovely property. Shawn is always available by phone to answer any questions that may arise before and during your stay.
Although we do not live onsite, we are often available at the time of your arrival to introduce ourselves and show guests the lovely property. Shawn is always available by phone t…
Shawn is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm