|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Experience the solitude and beauty of the Boundary Waters with the comforts of home in this new log cabin on Winchester Lake.
Truly off the grid, this cabin offers a rustic experience with the convenience of refrigeration and power. The cabin is solar powered with automatic generator backup. With no phone or internet, you really 'get away' from technology distractions. The cabin offers one bedroom on the main floor, a large loft and two bedrooms on the lower level. The loft has two futon couches that can convert to beds for additional sleeping. There is a 3/4 bath on the main floor and a full bath in the lower level. Cabin offers a deck with gas grill and seating. Take in the evening sounds of nature as you warm by the campfire and roast a marshmallow or two. Firewood supplied.
On this remote Boundary Waters style lake we generally find ourselves the only ones on the lake. So that great fishing spot is always available. This lake is full of small mouth bass, you can barely get your pole in before there is a fish on your line. Over a five year range the DNR stocked this deep lake with over 15,000 lake trout. Other fish include northern pike, walleye, perch and sunfish. The lake offers limited boat access. A 14ft. fishing boat with motor and a Canoe are included with rental.
Up in the north woods, we regularly see eagles and loons while enjoying the lake. In the evening you may hear the hoot of an owl or a wolf howling at the moon. Moose, deer, bear, beavers, and other small critters find their homes around our property.
Whether a couple looking to get back to nature or a family looking to spend quality time, your time at Winchester Lake is sure to be memorable.
Keywords: cabin, log home, log cabin, remote cabin, secluded, lake cabin, private, remote
Dave and Deb Lindroth purchased the land in fall of 2003 with plans of building a log cabin. Three kids and two dogs later, we decided our camper was too small and we were ready to build that log cabin. Cabin was built in 2011.
Dave Lindroth purchased this cabin in 2003
We enjoyed camping in the Boundary Waters every summer and found this location to give the Boundary Waters experience combined with some comforts of home. We wanted a cabin where we weren't looking into the neighbor's window. On our 40 acre plot, with 1300 ft shoreline we have found that.
With the many distractions in life, we have found our cabin the place to get away and enjoy our family while experiencing the many
We stayed for 9 days in mostly crummy October weather, windy and temps 30-45F. However, we had tons of fun and in great comfort at this cabin. There are many miles of log and fire roads in this area and there is no shortage of trails to explore. We saw tons of wildlife including many grouse which we chased every day. The lake is great and fishy and beautiful Canadian Shield vista. The cabin is very modern, comfortable, and efficient. We look foreword to return to this cabin!
This is a great vacation lake house that is located in a beautiful and secluded environment on one of the most beautiful little lakes I have ever seen. The furnishings and other amenities are remarkable considering the location and distance from civilization- it feels like you're stepping into something between a vacation cabin and your own home- including a modern dishwasher, microwave and stove/oven, a gas grill, and a brand new washer-dryer pair. The solar-generator system was fascinating for me. It worked extremely well- only once did the inverter either kick off or not engage the generator (one night at dusk)- this required manual generator start-up and inverter engagement. I found the instructions in the book to be extremely helpful- especially the step by step guide with pictures. That was the only time this happened (not sure why). For me, it was absolutely no problem (actually it was fun and added character to the whole experience- truthfully! It reminded us all that we were off the grid). The boat that's included (along with plenty of gas) was AWESOME! It worked flawlessly and was absolutely the ideal platform for both spin fishing (kids) and flyfishing (me). We all spent a great deal of our two weeks motoring around Winchester Lake fishing for Smallmouth Bass and Northern Pike, as well as sightseeing for Moose, Bald Eagles and host of Loons. In short, the boat was a big plus! When we needed a break from taking a break, we drove back into civilization. The guidebook Dave has in the cabin is very helpful. We ended up going into Ely twice (we all loved the Chocolate Moose restaurant and my wife really loved the stores), visited the International Wolf Center (loved by all), the trip a mile down into the Soudan Iron Mine, the Bear Center west of Orr and we really enjoyed the northeastern route (rt. 116 from Crane Lake Rd.) in getting to Ely (about 55 miles each way). Many other things to do locally, including a night out at the Dam Restaurant in Orr and a trip to Vermillion Falls on the way north to Crane Lake. But the most important feature of this rental- beyond its location and natural setting- is the owner's total willingness to support your trip planning and stay. We have rented from many folks now over the last decade and none of them have been more willing to assist our planning and support our stay than Dave. This was a great vacation! We will definitely be going back sometime soon!
The cabin description is very accurate. It is practically new, well maintained and very clean. The location was a little more remote than we expected, which was fine by us. We were thankful to arrive in daylight, it would have been difficult to find in the dark! Our GPS didn't recognize the trails after turning off the main drag and the road sign for the trail isn't visibly until you've been on it for a short distance.
All basic supplies included (bed/bath/kitchen linens). Appliances pretty much new. There are a few games/DVDs/books but you probably want to bring some as well for rainy days. We bought groceries in Virginia on the way but Orr has all the basics, too.
We had lake Winchester nearly to ourselves nearly the entire week! Fishing was great (we catch and release), we could hardly get our poles in the water before getting a bite.
We had lots of bonfires and there was more than enough wood prepared and stacked nearby. The stars are phenomenal!
We enjoyed the Vermillion Gorge hike and waterfalls and the Vince Shute Bear sanctuary. The Dam cafe in Orr wasn't bad. The Landing restaurant in Cook was quite yummy!
The generator needed to be reset a few times but there were directions to follow. The owner Dave was very kind and helpful. He gave us directions and other information ahead of time and was available when we called with a generator question. There is some cell reception on the dock and in town but otherwise we were pretty well unplugged.
I would recommend this property to family and friends.
My family including 2 teens and 2 dogs stayed in this beautiful log cabin for a week. It is very remote but has every modern convenience. We didn't see anyone for miles. Had the lake to ourselves. Caught lots of Bass and a big Northern Pike. Everything was as described, up to date appliances, even a dishwasher. We had no problems with the solar electricity. It seemed like a regular home. The owner was very easy to work with and answered all my questions. It's hard to imagine a house this nice is located so far off the beaten path. Peace and quiet.
Our family has stayed at this cabin many times. It is very clean and in excellent condition. Our family enjoys fishing, swimming, hiking, star gazing and mostly relaxing away from the noises of the city. We enjoy the beautiful nature that surrounds the cabin. We usually have the whole lake to ourselves. This would be a great place for a spiritual retreat, a family reunion or a couples get-away. We love the convenience of a full kitchen, electricity, and 2 bathrooms! Once you step outside the cabin it is like being in the boundary waters with the convenience of having a hot shower anytime you want one. Our kids also enjoy sleeping in a tent under the stars with the luxury of coming inside if it rains.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 28 2015 - Sep 7 2015
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$10 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
|Notes||Pets are considered. An additional fee of $10/pet per day will apply.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.