Duluth House Rental Photos and Description
3 Bedroom house on a trout stream
This is a secluded wooded property on a great trout stream. Extensive private hiking trails await you. The Guest House at Namebini is a modern, three-bedroom, two bathroom house. It features a master suite with a Jacuzzi tub, and has a fully stocked kitchen, living room and washer/dryer. It comfortably sleeps up to 6 individuals in two queen and two twin beds. Wireless internet is available on site for those individuals who bring their own computer. A guest computer providing internet access is available as well, with printer. Amenities include satellite television, gas fireplace, outdoor charcoal grill, and stereo system with iPod connection. Smoking and pets are not permitted. Outdoor kennel is available for dogs.
An easy trail from the house leads down to the Sucker River and to our campfire area. Guests often enjoy sitting along the fireside rapids at dusk to watch the stars come out. There is an extensive trail network on the property, which is adjacent to public land offering additional fishing and exploration opportunities. A historic logging camp site at Namebini means you'll never know what you might find out in the woods. Bring a good pair of hiking boots along to see what you can discover!
Ask about our Guided Flyfishing for beginners through experts with your own on-site personal guide. Trips on regional rivers and streams are also available for trout, steelhead, smallmouth bass and more.
Looking for a different, more rustic option? We also have a hike-in-only 'River Cabin' that is just the way to do it. Located a short ten-minute walk down a scenic trail, the River Cabin sits less than 50 feet from the Sucker River on a high bank. Lots of windows on all sides of the cabin allow guests to immerse themselves in the forest at Namebini and the rhythms of the natural world. Summertime guests enjoy opening the windows and listening to water rushing over the river's riffles as they fall asleep at night. The cabin comfortably sleeps up to 4 individuals in one double bed in a loft and one fold-out couch with an integrated inflatable mattress. The River Cabin is entirely off-grid and is solar powered.
- children welcome
- limited accessibility
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
About Carl Haensel
Carl and Cindy Haensel are avid outdoor enthusiasts, artists, educators, and advocates who enjoy sharing their pursuits and talents with others. Native Minnesotans, they have traveled widely and worked for seven years in Pennsylvania.
Carl Haensel is an educator, biologist, photographer, writer, and fishing guide. Carl has guided and taught flyfishing since 1996 and has authored dozens of articles on flyfishing techniques, tips, flies, and locations, as well as children's educational literature. From 1996 until 2003 he owned and operated Around the Bend Flyfishing based in Eden Prairie, MN, and Hershey, PA. From 2001 until 2007 he served as a regional manager for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Fish and Boat Commission. There he managed education, programming, and aquatic resource issues for an area encompassing over five million people, including the City of Philadelphia. He has fished extensively throughout North America, and his outdoor photographs have been widely published. He has served as an educational consultant and enjoys secondary and post-secondary teaching.
Cindy Haensel, MD is an emergency medicine physician, photographer, and potter. She works for St Luke's Hospital in Duluth, MN. Specializing in wilderness medicine, she has trained in Belize, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Montana, and Minnesota, among other locations. She has provided training in wilderness medicine techniques to residents, medical students, camp counselors, scout leaders and high school students. As a potter, she specializes in functional stoneware pieces for use in the home. Her photography has been widely published and has won awards.
Carl Haensel purchased this house in 2007
Why Carl Haensel chose Duluth
As children growing up in the Twin Cities we traveled and explored the North Shore of Lake Superior. After moving out of state, we always wanted to come back to Minnesota and the North Shore. In 2007 we purchased this property just outside of Duluth and Two Harbors. This forested stream is one of the best trout rivers in the area and we are working to preserve this unique habitat for future generations. We've added acreage as the years have progressed to continue with that mission. We work with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Minnesota conservation organizations to work on habitat improvement, conservation and research. We truly enjoy sharing this area with others as we create advocates for the environment.
What makes this house unique
Rising brook trout in the river meadows, old-growth trees and abundant wildlife are found here. The property protects the Sucker River corridor, an important trout stream that flows into Lake Superior. Extensive habitat improvement has been done in and along the river. Trails wind throughout the property offering ample opportunities for exploration.