Silvae Spiritus Northwoods Nature Retreat

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Entire guesthouse hosted by Leigha

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Nestled in the Minnesota Northwoods halfway between Minneapolis / St. Paul and the scenic North Shore of Lake Superior, this inviting home is part of a quiet nature retreat close to charming small towns, as well as Banning State Park, Willard Munger state bicycle trail, and Robinson Park (rock and ice climbing). Whether for deep relaxation and rejuvenation, a romantic getaway, or simply connecting with nature, these 30 acres provide woods, ephemeral ponds, and meadows with trails throughout.

The space
The private guest house, attached to the owner's home, provides easygoing luxury in a spa-like atmosphere. Special features include full kitchen fit for a several-day stay, modular living room furniture that can be easily reconfigured to open the space for yoga, dance, or group meditation. Second-floor bathroom with jet tub, private balcony for enjoying sunsets, private rustic fire pit near the house for cozy nights under the stars , and private campsite nestled in the woods.

WOOD-FIRED SAUNA, WOOD-FIRED HOT TUB, & COLD PLUNGE TUBS
New as of March 2022: Silvae Spiritus has added a stunning wood-fired sauna with large windows, wood-fired hot tub, and cold plunge tubs nestled in the woods. This guided, high-quality experience is available to AirBnB guests as a special add-on, for an additional fee. For more information or to book a session during your stay, visit SilvaeSpiritus.com.

For more information about which exterior areas are shared and which are reserved exclusively for guest use, click on a photo to expand into photo caption view. No interior areas are shared at any time - the entire guest house is for your exclusive use. Please note: the sauna, hot tub, and trails are also available to the public (reservations required) 1 - 8 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, so you may encounter other visitors while exploring the land during these times.

UPHOLDING THE INTENTION OF THIS PLACE
We are honored to host guests who "leave it like they found it," ensuring the high standard they found upon arrival will be continued on to the next guests. Between visitors, we provide fresh linens and follow Covid-19 cleaning protocol. We have opted not to charge a cleaning fee; your generosity keeps the rental rate affordable for everyone.

EVERY DAY IS EARTH DAY
Every booking = one tree planted!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Private hot tub
Shared sauna
57" HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Fire TV, Netflix
Central air conditioning
Bathtub
Shared patio or balcony
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Finlayson, Minnesota, United States

*1.5 hours from Minneapolis / St. Paul
*1 hour from Duluth / North Shore
*30 minutes from Mille Lacs
*1/4 mile to Public Water Access on Big Pine Lake
*15 minutes to Banning State Park
*20 minutes to Robinson Climbing Wall (all-seasons, including ice climbing) in Sandstone
*Kettle River Rafting and Kayaking
*Willard Munger State Bicycle Trail
*Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center
*Moose Lake State Park
*St. Croix State Park
*Solana State Forest
*Nemadji State Forest
*General CC Andrews State Forest
*Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge
*Kimberly State Wildlife Management Area

Hosted by Leigha

  1. Joined in June 2013
  • 120 Reviews
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I am a voiceover artist and a Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide. My husband Travis (a musician and fellow Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide) and I reside in Finlayson, Minnesota, with our beloved Beagle/mix pup and four floofy cats. We’re ultra-low-key nature-lovers and like chill, quiet environments.
I am a voiceover artist and a Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide. My husband Travis (a musician and fellow Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide) and I reside in Finlay…

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During your stay

Our first priority is your health and safety. While we live on the property in our own private house attached to the guest house, we can offer as much or as little contact as you'd like - either greeting you personally and showing you the space upon your arrival, or offering a contact-free experience from start to finish, including keyless entry.

Your stay includes full access to our land and the trails throughout - we're often outside enjoying them ourselves. Please note that you may encounter our dog (a very friendly beagle mix) or cat (also very friendly).
Our first priority is your health and safety. While we live on the property in our own private house attached to the guest house, we can offer as much or as little contact as you'…

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Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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