UNIQUE BARN HOME NEXT TO GIANTS RIDGE RECREATION AREA

Shawn Callahan

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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UNIQUE BARN HOME NEXT TO GIANTS RIDGE RECREATION AREA

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

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Shawn Callahan (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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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
  • 1 of 3
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 31 traveler reviews

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Unique Barn Home Next to Giants Ridge Recreation Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
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Unique Barn Home Next to Giants Ridge Recreation Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p957749
(218) 290-2607
Biwabik Minnesota
5

Pepsi challenge weekend

  • 5 of 5
absolutely beautiful home with incredible attention to detail.
really enjoyed meeting Shawn and finding more about the property.
A true gem for a rental.
Would love to come up in the summer for some biking.
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Unique Barn Home Next to Giants Ridge Recreation Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p957749
(218) 290-2607
Biwabik Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
5

Incredibly beautiful, inside and out, with perfect service to boot!

  • 5 of 5
This was our second stay at Green Gate. We wanted to be near the Giant's Ridge facilities for biking, skiing, etc, so we chose this elegant and private property to enjoy our stay--and we were glad! The owner, Shawn, is on-site (or nearby) at all times and is totally committed to 5-star customer service. For example, I asked for a bread loaf pan to bake bread and he delivered one within minutes. I texted him, asking for more fresh eggs for breakfast and "bam!" he brought some over. We asked for directions to bike trails and ski trails and Shawn gave plenty of useful info. He even let our kids feed the chickens!

The house--(barn, really)--is an AMAZING work of art. The craftmanship is unlike anything I've ever seen. It's totally comfortable and environmentally responsible at the same time--a tough combo to achieve! There is a delightful selection of reading materials on site, from the vintage to current, plus wi-fi and Direct TV. The property is flush with abundant natural beauty, perfect for both casual strolls through the woods and more serious athletic endeavors.

We visited once with two adults and two kids, and another time with grandparents, one adult and two kids. The kids were thrilled with the property as it provides that "just play in nature" experience. One should note that the walls between the bedrooms don't go all the way to the ceiling. This gives lots of light and airflow but does not provide a sound-proof bedroom. That said, it's hard to decide whether to spend your time inside or out--both are so gorgeous--so we were all somewhat dispersed for much of the day.

We love going to Duluth, but heading up to Green Gate is just a bit farther and well worth it to get away from the city. There's an unmistakable, inherent tranquility at Green Gate that one comes to miss.

We didn't want to leave and we can't wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Unique Barn Home Next to Giants Ridge Recreation Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p957749
(218) 290-2607
Biwabik Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
5

Our "Little Barn" in the woods

Our "Little Barn" in the woods
  • 5 of 5
We planned a long President's weekend in Biwabik to take our children skiing at Giant's Ridge and were so thrilled to find the Green Gate guesthouse on VRBO. The "barn" was exactly the unique and exciting location we were hoping to find for our kids. We told them we were staying in a barn and they didn't believe us. So imagine their surprise when we pulled up and there stood our "Little Barn" in the woods. We were so impressed by how well-kept and clean the property was and how much thought Shawn has put into the details of hosting guests. From farm-fresh eggs and healthy snacks, to a well-stocked kitchen including spices and condiments, every open cabinet and door provided a welcome surprise. The kids had fun exploring and playing inside the barn and we made several family snowshoe treks down to the river and around the property (snowshoes provided by Green Gate). The built-in eating area was a great family-gathering spot for meals and for playing the games and doing puzzles that we found in another cabinet! It snowed more than 10 inches on our last day and rather than battle the blizzard, Shawn offered us a half-price night and we stayed to ski amazing powder and spend one more cozy night in our new "barn away from home." We created such great memories thanks to Green Gate Guesthouse and can't wait to come back!
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Unique Barn Home Next to Giants Ridge Recreation Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p957749
(218) 290-2607
Biwabik Minnesota
5

green barn

  • 5 of 5
The "green barn" is an amazing place to stay. The accomodations are amazing, with lots of little extras. (spices for cooking, cocoa, coffee, tea, etc....). And your host Shawn is super accomodating. would recommend this to anyone.
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Unique Barn Home Next to Giants Ridge Recreation Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p957749
(218) 290-2607
Biwabik Minnesota
Coon rapids,MN
5

Nice getaway!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I wanted to get away from the city and relax for a long weekend. Nice distance not to far away and very private. The barn is very unique, cozy and inviting. Has all the amenities of home, sleep number queen bed with muslin sheets was very comfortable, large screen TV was enjoyed by my husband. We enjoyed the free range brown chicken eggs in the refridg. My favorite was the heated floor, no cold feet and the lighted stair case. We enjoyed daily hikes on the Mesabi trail that was covered with a fresh blanket of snow. We also made our way down the stairs behind the barn to get a closer look at the streaming water. Shawn did a wonderful job on the property and we marveled at his ingenuity to make everything Eco friendly. We will be back to enjoy the summer or fall sights. Scott & Nancy
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Unique Barn Home Next to Giants Ridge Recreation Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p957749
(218) 290-2607
Biwabik Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, USA
5

Incredible Escape With All the Comforts of Home!

  • 5 of 5
We hosted our in-laws to Minnesota and they were set on seeing both Lake Itasca, as well as Lake Superior. Given that those are on opposite sides of the state, an overnight stay in northern MN was in order. The Green Gate Barn could not have been a more perfect location, and we were sad to only be able to stay one night! You will not believe how incredibly the interior has been re-done by Shawn, the owner. Everything is so detailed, comfortable and mixes old and modern together. You will have to ask him to tell the stories of all the buildings!

The kitchen has all of the amenities that you might need for a weekend culinary escape. And if you don't plan to cook, there are a few snacks and goodies kindly provided by the hosts. The 2 bedrooms in the barn were so comfortable and had really neat artifacts from the nearby town, Biwabik. One thing that may be helpful to know (but didn't cause any issue for us) is that the ceiling area between the 2 bedrooms is open--loft style. Again--no problems for us. It's hard to pick, but my favorite part of the barn is honestly the COUCH! I just sunk into it and was very sad to have to get up :).

Shawn gave us lots of suggestions of dinner locations in the area, and we ended up having some great Jamaican food (who knew?). The property is located literally across the street (in the best way possible) from a huge Ski/Golf Resort, which would make for easy equipment rental if you wanted to cross-country ski/snowshoe.

We have jokingly claimed this property as "our cabin" a la Minnesotans, and we definitely intend to return! Cant wait to hunker down, snooze on that couch, and explore the river on skis! Couldn't recommend this any more! Must stay!
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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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
 
2014 Summer rates
May 16 2014 - Oct 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
$249
From
$279
Fri,Sat
$1,399
$3,999
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
2015 winter rates
Dec 11 2014 - Apr 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
$249
From
$279
Fri,Sat
$1,399
$3,999
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$199
From
$229
Fri,Sat
$1,099
$2,999
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.88%

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Biwabik House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
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:
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • cross country skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • golf
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
Notes:
Private, 13 acre homestead, river frontage, lake/beach within walking distance.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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