Beautifully Hand-crafted log lodges on Minnesota's clearest lake. in the Soumi hills surrounded by trails. 4 bdrms, lg. bunkroom, 3 bath, a kitchen equip for gourmet cooks, sauna , fieldstone fireplace, sunroom, deck overlooking the lake w/ private dock and ex. swimming and fishing. Miles of wooded hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, and snow mobile trails right out your door. Located on Minnesota's Clearest lake. Caribou lake boasts a clarity of 40 feet. We have canoes, rowboats, kayaks, and a paddle boat available for your use, or a pontoon you can rent by the day. Travel scenic byway 38 to the Suomi Hills north of Grand Rapids. This pristine forest scattered with lakes will exceed all expectations. We're are well extablished and intend to be here for years to come. So get your family and friends together, make memories and start a tradition. It will be someting you'll look forward to all year long. Full week rentals in summer months, minimum two night stays Laborday to Memorial day. WE MAKE IT FEEL LIKE YOUR OWN PRIVATE RETREAT,
The Lake : With visibility of 36' the swimming is superb. Catch Lake Trout, Bass, Northen, and panfish right off your dock. Row boats, canoes, paddle boat availalble for your use, Pontoon available for daily rental.
Quiet lake, but you can bring your own boat for water sports. We discourage jet skis because our loons don't like them.
You will live this lake. And when not on the lake relax with a book, play games with the kids, hike on our miles of wooded trails.
Winter it a magical time for x- country skiing, snow shoeing, and snow mobile the right out the driveway onto 100s of miles of trails.
Once you come you'll keep coming back.
A great gathering place: The perfect place to get together with friends and family. Life is short, so start a tradition of having fun with the ones you love in this beautifully hand-crafted log lodge. We leave you alone, so You will feel like it's your own private lake home. This log lodge was built by one of the top log home builders in the Nation, and also owner of the place. . So,If you've dreamed of having your own log home on the lake this is a great place to start.
For those who are thinking about a log home of their own just let us know. We can answer all your questions, show you plans, and build you one. If you didn't want one before you stay here you will want one after your stay.
For those who love the great outdoors: The last leg of your drive through Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway will take you through the Suomi hills, past lakes, and over the laurentian divide, to the top of the northern watershed. Turn east though tall pines, and down our long winding driveway to the private retreat on crystal clear Caribou lake.
Miles of trails are right out your door. The Suomi and Trout lake non-motorized recreation area are a couple miles away, and the mesabi snow Mobile trail is at the end of our driveway, linking you to just about every trail in Northern Minnesota.
Cross County ski the Soumi Hills, Trout Lake Estate, Blueberry Hills, Sugar Hills, Wabana. Wonderfully groomed trails for all level of skiers.
In 1977 the owners, Tim and Peg established Top-Notch Log Homes and became one of the top builders of log homes in North America. In 1998 they purchased a classic little resort located in the Chippewa National Forest on Caribou Lake, in the Suomi Hills. Nestled in the pines alone 1000 feet of shoreline they built 3 log lodges. This was before vacation rental properties was even a concept, but they knew it was needed. Big lake homes where families and friends could gather to make memories and get away from it all. It's for this reason that each cabin is situated in over 200 feet of private lakeshore, with your own yard, fire pit, sauna, dock, and a huge deck overlooking the lake.
We know the importance of having a place where you can get away from the stress and demands of everyday life and surround yourself with nature and people you love.
Beautiful surroundings, crystal clear lake, trails right out your door. No TV, or Internet so you will have your love ones undivided attention. Read our reviews and decide for yourself.
Very private and we make it feel like your own personal log home on the lake. If its a special occasion we can accommodate a specific request. Caribou is the First lake north of continental divide making for pure waters. Stop at the Divide on your way and hike the interpretive trail. Snow mobile trail goes through the