Let it snow!The living room, as seen from the loft
Gorgeous North Shore river cabin
Gorgeous North Shore river cabin

3 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

3 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing

We built this secluded, comfortable little house in 1995 to create a retreat from the every day pressures of life. Now we share its beauty with others looking for a quiet space that feels more like having your own cabin than a hotel or rental. Enjoy!


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: $99 / night


We built this secluded, comfortable little house in 1995 to create a retreat from the every day pressures of life. Now we share its beauty with others looking for a quiet space that feels more like having your own cabin than a hotel or rental. Enjoy!

This is a beautiful, private cabin on a secluded stretch of the Baptism River, near the shore of Lake Superior. We built the place ourselves in 1995, using largely local materials and energy-saving building techniques (passive solar, extra insulation, etc.) There is a living room, kitchen, and bathroom downstairs, and a loft bedroom (with a stunning view) upstairs; outside the sliding glass doors is a deck with a view of the woods and the music of the rushing water below.

The house has a queen bed upstairs, and you could accommodate an extra person or two on an air mattress. We have central heat and a shower, a full kitchen and high-speed Internet access. We enjoy renting the cabin to responsible people who love the woods as much as we do; this is NOT a commercial venture, but a way to share the beauty of the north woods on a budget, and we keep the price low by relying on you to leave it as you found it. (Think of it more like visiting your own cabin than a hotel or resort.)
We generally avoid one-night bookings; please keep in mind that this is not a hotel, simply a cabin with a local person who helps with maintenance. Well behaved, nondestructive pets are welcome.

No other homes are visible or audible from the cabin, even though it is only a 10-minute drive from small and historic Finland, MN. Great hiking nearby includes the Lake Superior Hiking Trail; a Boundary Waters Canoe Area entry point is just 20 minutes away in Isabella. The river offers a soothing backdrop as well as the challenge, for the fishermen and -women among you, of brown trout. Swimming is possible at several gorgeous swimming holes nearby.

After you book, please make sure to look at the "Directions" and "House Manual" tabs—there's lots of information there that you need. Thanks, and hope you have a fantastic North Woods vacation!

House Rules
Check in time is 4PM - 1AM (next day)
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Please respect the neighbors (whom you won't see or hear from the cabin) and the wildlife (which you will). We don't charge a cleaning fee to keep the cabin affordable, so it's essential that you leave things as you found them. Thanks!



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

136 Reviews

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Julie User Profile
April 2017
Cozy cabin, awesome location near to great hiking and scenery. Ely and Grand Marais both within an hour, or just hang out in the woods. Great light in the cabin, everything you need in the kitchen, quiet and beautiful spot. River is beautiful right below the cabin. Everything was melting and you could hear the roar of the river--so lovely. The stairs to the bedroom at the top of the a-frame are a little steep, so if you are not good with stairs, that might be tricky--otherwise the cabin is super functional and comfortable. Hope to return in another season! :-) Thanks Monika!

Cara User Profile
April 2017
The beautiful scenery, cozy cabin and excellent communication with Monika made for an incredibly relaxing weekend. Absolutely perfect.

Alyssa User Profile
March 2017
This cabin is clean, secluded, and a lovely getaway right on the North Shore. Would definitely stay again.

Miguel User Profile
March 2017
This listing is an absolutely beautiful place. The location is very secluded which makes it very relaxing for us and our dogs. If you are looking for a place to 'recharge your batteries' look no further than this. You are close enough to highway 61 to go up and down the north shore but far away enough to only hear the Baptism river flowing in the back yard. We will definitely be back!

Madeline User Profile
March 2017
We loved our stay at Monika's cabin! The perfect place for a quiet getaway with everything you could want in regards to adventure hikes within 20 minutes! We packed food and could have stayed there without leaving for a week! Loved all of the wildlife and the BEAUTIFUL views.

Marc User Profile
March 2017
Scenic, quiet and relaxing as always ... great get away ! Thanks again

Julie User Profile
March 2017
It was a lovely weekend away from the hustle and bustle of city life!

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I was born and raised in Europe but have lived in the US for 20-plus years--on the East Coast, in Minnesota, and in the Bay Area, where I work full time as a journalist and raise three young kids.

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