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Unique Barn Home Next to Giants Ridge Recreation Area

Shawn Callahan

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Shawn Callahan

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015
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Unique Barn Home Next to Giants Ridge Recreation Area

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Biwabik House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The Green Gate Barn Home is a one of two exceptional vacation rentals on a private 13 acre farmstead (see The Green Gate Farmhouse, our other vacation rental offering). We are conveniently located adjacent to the Giants Ridge Recreation Area. Our guests enjoy direct access to the Mesabi Bike Trail, skiing and golfing at Giants Ridge, and lounging at the beaches of Embarrass Lake just a short walk from our door. We are a year-round destination, catering to nordic and alpine skiers, cyclists, paddlers, golfers and those simply choosing to relax at our historic homestead retreat.

Green Gate is a truly unique barn home, combining all the modern amenities with the rustic charm of the original 1935 hay barn that inspired the project. The 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom guest house can accommodate up to 6 people. A well-commissioned kitchen, dining room, and comfortable lounge area with cable TV and WiFi make Green Gate your home-away-from-home. Guests can also enjoy campfires, explore the surrounding countryside, or relax at a lake beach just a few minutes away.

Green Gate Guest Houses is a sustainable lodging facility. We support sustainable tourism by following strict green building standards, choosing environmentally-conscious purchases, adopting energy conservation and renewable energy technologies, using environmentally friendly products and supporting non-motorized recreation.

Located 1.5 miles from Biwabik and 3 miles from Giants Ridge Golf and Ski Resort. Direct access to the Mesabi Bike Trail and Snowmobile Trails. Water access for swimming and paddling nearby, and 1/4 mile from Superior National Forest Scenic Byway.

Keywords: Private, rural, farm, farmhouse, nordic skiing, downhill skiing, giants ridge, golf, northern MN, arrowhead, iron range

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Shawn Callahan (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

About Shawn Callahan

Shawn is a degreed professional (Mechanical Engineering and Nutrition Science) who relocated from the Twin Cities to northern Minnesota in 2002. Since that time, he has worked in a variety of positions, while also renovating the historic property that is now the site of two vacation rentals. Inn his spare time, he enjoys the many opportunities for outdoor adventure in northern Minnesota.

Shawn Callahan purchased this house in 2002

Why Shawn Callahan chose Biwabik

I built these vacation homes on our historic 13 acre homestead to provide a one-of-a-kind lodging option for the many travelers to this area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“We were all very fortunate to stay in your beautiful guest house. It’s a home-away-from-home. Lots of laughs and wonderful memories with great friends! We had a blast snowboarding and a couple girls got massages! We all have established there will be another visit in the future. Thanks for everything and the warm hospitality”
Feb 2012
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 37 traveler reviews

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Unique Barn Home Next to Giants Ridge Recreation Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews
5

The perfect "R & R" getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 5 RELAXING days at "The Barn". Wish we could have stayed longer! We were looking for a place to just relax and do what we wanted to when we wanted to and this was perfect. I loved the kitchen and the dining room table in the silo, along with all the little extras. We both grew up on farms and were farmers the first couple years we were married so along with the barn and silo and several of the signs in the "barn", we felt this was the perfect place. Next time we hope to walk down to the river and have a bonfire or 2! Yes, we will definitely go back! No need to travel to Montana or South Dakota anymore to find the "perfect getaway"!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Well Appointed Sanctuary!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay in the Barn! Well appointed for our group of 4 amateur chefs. We spent a lot of time in the kitchen and found it to have all we needed. (Well, could maybe use some additional glassware but that's it!) Dining in the silo nook was such a treat. To be in the round allowed easy conversation and a pretty view of the snowy landscape.

We snowshoed right from out the front door on a bluebird day and enjoyed a bonfire each night.

Of course, we were all in love with little details like the motion sensitive stair lights and the eco-mechanicals. Great location, beautiful space. Would stay again and again!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect "girls" weekend getaway for 2 moms and 3 teen daughters. The weekend was bitterly cold, but the barn proved to be the perfect space to nest and stay warm. We enjoyed cooking in the well appointed kitchen, movies, and games in the silo table space. The barn was clean and very comfortable for sleeping and lounging. We plan to make this an annual event!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect Northern Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I went up to Green Gate Guest House with about 10 other women for a girl's weekend. We rented both the barn and the farm house. I have one word for our weekend at Green Gate - perfect! The barn and farmhouse are both so cozy and rustically luxurious. From the little details like organic hand towels, chocolate treats, a fully stocked kitchen (including spices!) and drinking glasses made from bottles, to big details like the clawfoot tub in the silo bathroom, bricks from the original barn in the floor of the barn, and the fire pit shoveled around just in case we wanted to use it (we were there in the middle of the winter!), no detail has been forgotten by Shawn! I can't wait to go back. The perfect location for a restful and relaxing getaway.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful stay at the farmhouse at Greengate! Not only is the lodging beautifully renovated, but all the little things from rustic decor to a full spice rack made the stay super comfortable. The endless supply of great reading material was also a unique and welcome aspect of the stay. And right on the nordic trails!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Green Gate Guest House

  • 5 of 5

*resending review, not sure if the first went through-

Our Family came to the Green Gate Guest House for a ski vacation at Giants Ridge. We were unsure of how the snow conditions would be so we packed lots of games- and were completely blown away by this barn home! It was everything we needed to relax and cook up some amazing meals and memories. Comfortable, cozy, and enough room to spread out after a long day of skiing. We are definitely returning!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Car: necessary

Located on a private 13 acre homestead outside Biwabik, near Giants Ridge Recreation Area. Variety of recreational opportunities nearby, including beaches, swimming, fishing, hiking, paddling, cycling, mountain biking, golfing, Nordic and alpine skiing, bird watching, scenic drives and historic tours.

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Rates & Availability

From $259 Per night

Biwabik House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$259
From
$299
Fri,Sat
$1,499
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Tax Rate 12.38%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Biwabik House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Notes:
Private, 13 acre homestead, river frontage, lake/beach within walking distance.

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