|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Two Bedroom-two bath log home Sleeps 8
Bella Lago is that log home on a remote wilderness lake that we have all dreamed about visiting. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath log home will accommodate your family for fishing, hiking, swimming and kayaking adventures, and within 20 miles, you can dine out, golf, or shop. There is a huge screen porch to enjoy the outdoors without natures' pests while drinking your morning coffee and listening to the loons. There is a full kitchen to create family meals and memories. The casual recreation room in the lower level offers an extensive movie library, games, and a place to play. There are two sets of bunk beds in the basement for kids and/or young adults.
The log home is located on the shoreline of the western end of Pike Lake. Access to the west end of Pike Lake is via the Caribou Trail outside of Lutsen.
This is a comfortable and cozy log home with many modern conveniences suitable for creating great family memories.
Pike Lake is a large clear water lake with excellent fishing and peaceful canoeing or kayaking. For a really good time, bring your bikes and do some riding on the gravel roads and trails. Or head out on the lake to catch a few fish for your dinner.
As a frequent tripper (40+ trips) to the BWCAW and Quetico wilderness canoe areas, I have always wanted to take my mother (76) and my wife (who suffers from type 1 diabetes and doesn't want to rough it) to the area. We have visited National Forest campgrounds at Sawbill Lake and Two Island Lake, but tents are getting hard on my mother. My son (8) loves the BWCAW, but also enjoys motorboats and Minnesota cabin life. I remember first fishing Pike Lake back 1995 with a high school buddy. This was my first trip back to Pike Lake since then.
First off - everything was immaculate. My mother and wife LOVE a clean/tidy house and your cabin scored a perfect 10! Outside the grass was cut and the weeds/grass around the cabin, fire pit and trail to lake had obviously been recently trimmed. Both my wife and my mother also noticed that no corners were cut when it comes to guest comfort. One night my mother and my son slept downstairs in the bunk beds. My mother said the mattress was not cheap and was very comfortable. The pictures in the “Memories” photo album about the construction of BL are interesting. And we really enjoyed the sunsets from the boat on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
I think BL has touched many people in a very positive way with an introduction to the edge of the wilderness. In my humble opinion, you will not find much of anything resembling the BWCAW with the comforts of what Bella Lago has to offer. This is the best of both worlds!
Once again, thank you to you and your family for opening such a wonderful area for complete strangers to visit. That takes a lot of trust so we tried to treat Bella Lago as our own home.
J.B. and family
We honeymooned at Bella Lago and had a wonderful time at this cabin on the lake! The setting was incredibly beautiful and relaxing, the one suggestion we would make is that the managers give a little more attention to detail.
What we loved:
-The cabin really does feel secluded, nestled back in the woods
(there is another cabin pretty close to this one that you don't see in the photos, but no one was there when we were there)
-We loved the screened porch, great for eating and enjoying the fresh air!
-Wonderful recreation and dining opportunities in the area, you must check out World's Best Doughnuts and Sven and Ole's in Grand Marais!
-Caught a 21" Smallmouth in the Lake!
What We Didn't Particularly Love:
-There was not extra toilet paper in the cabin so we had to buy some (I called the managing company about this, expecting them to refund our purchase, but they did not offer to do that which seemed a little strange)
-The cabin is actually someone's vacation home? This is not included in the description of it, and it seemed a little strange the first day like a family was just going to walk in (Example: a bra was hanging up on a bathroom hook, personal toiletries like toothbrushes and razors were out, the dresser in one of the bedrooms is off limits because of their items inside)
-The gas grill wouldn't ignite
-The electricity going out is a normal occurrence (as stated by the managing company when I called them when we lost power)
-Roads were kinda crazy back there, we tried to take a different route one day and nearly got our car stuck. Stick to the main route to get there and you should be fine
All in all, we had a wonderful time and would definitely return! Our advice to the owners would be to keep up on your attention to detail, and people will continue to love their stays at this beautiful spot!
Private log home in a wilderness setting which feels very remote yet you are 30 minutes from Lutsen. Pike Lake is a large body of water with excellent fishing year round. The log home is comfortable and very accomodating with a library of movies, games and books for your enjoyment. You have access to kayaks and a canoe for water adventure and there's a outdoor firepit for telling those campfire stories and roasting a marshmallow.
Other Activities: Snowmobile trail within a mile
Golf: Superior National Championship Golf Course is an experience for the avid golfer. This course has 27 holes and offers spectacular scenery as well as a great golfing experience.
Ski: Lutsen Mouuntains is located in Lutsen about 30 minutes from the cabin and this is a true mountain experience within driving distance of the Twin Cities. If you're a cross country skier, there's lake skiing as well as plus 200 plus kilometers of groomed ski trail within the 30 minute radius.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$1100/wk for 2
Weekly rate of $1100 for 2, $1200 for 4 and $1300 for 6. Pet fee of $50/pet per stay.
Pets are to be under control-clean up required and never to be left in the cabin alone.