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Andy Fisher

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Big Pines Getaway - Log Cabin In Northern Minnesota's Superior National Forest

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minnesota Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Log Cabin, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths - 2 CANOES & FIREWOOD INCLUDED - 2-3 NIGHT MIN

The Big Pines Getaway is located on a small quiet lake in the wild heart of the Superior National Forest, only about 8 miles from the southern boundary of the B.W.C.A. A perfect place to commune with nature, reconnect with family and restore your spirit. The living area has a panoramic view of Lake Gegoka and the lake shore is just a short walk down the hill. If you are planning a wild party weekend, please seek different accommodations. Big red and white pines tower overhead, providing nesting habitat for eagles, osprey, owls and kestrels. This hand scribed full log house has a genuine 'Northwoods' feel. A fully vaulted main room overlooks Lake Gegoka, bringing the outdoors right in through a full wall of glass. The loft offers a special place for kids or adults to have their own space up in the treetops. Spectacular sunsets can be enjoyed from the living room, the deck or better yet a canoe. The Log Home is simply and comfortably furnished, with a modern kitchen and 2 bathrooms. A gas fireplace completes the rustic, relaxed atmosphere. We even throw in 2 CANOES and FIREWOOD. Silent recreation for all seasons at our gem in the forest.

If you are looking for a quiet, secluded wilderness escape, you have found it. Even with a very adequate public boat launch less than a minute away, there is no such thing as 'rush hour' on pristine Lake Gegoka. Speedboats, tubing and jet skis are definitely out of character here. This sparkling clean little 150 acre lake offers fishing, canoeing, swimming and just plain gazing out at. Our complimentary canoe provides a perfect way to explore the lake. The dock down at the shoreline is available to cast your line from or could accommodate your own small fishing boat launched from the public landing just around the corner. Lake Gegoka is a shallow sandy bottomed lake and warms up early in the summer. Just a few minutes away is a little used public swimming area on Flathorn Lake (connects to Gegoka). There is a very scenic hiking trail around it and a picnic area with water pump, grills, tables and a brand new vault toilet.

Lake Superior's North Shore is only about 30 minutes away and provides many opportunities for day trips, including Split Rock Lighthouse tours, the Superior Hiking Trail and some of Minnesota's most popular State Parks. It's a great place to cool down on a warm day inland and grab a bite to eat or a special souvenir. Ely is a 45 minute drive and has a variety of good restaurants and unique gift shops. This lively little town is the jumping off point for Boundary Waters Canoe Area trips and has some great attractions for rainy or sunny days. Both the International Wolf Center and the North American Bear Center are great places to learn about 2 of the areas wild residents. The Soudan Mine tour is a fascinating look back in time to 'hard rock' underground mining on the Range in the early 1900's.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Andy Fisher (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Andy Fisher

Love my job as a lodging host. I wear many hats and pretty much enjoy most of them (especially the bomber!)

Andy Fisher purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Andy Fisher chose Minnesota

Location, location, location. The woods and lake are beautiful and pristine!

What makes this cabin unique

We're easy to get to but far from the noise and lights. Lots of Minnesota's rare and shy wildlife hangs out right in the surrounding Superior National Forest. You can even see the stars (all of them!). Peace & quiet...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Three generations stayed here over the last week. We were so impressed with the house and the management. We had a great time enjoying the lake, canoes and surrounding area. The firewood came in handy with our nightly s'mores. Thank you for a great week and some lasting memories! (From the Getaway Guest Book)
Sep 2015
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based on 24 traveler reviews

Big Pines Getaway - Log Cabin In Northern Minnesota's Superior National Forest
average rating of 4.625 based on 26 reviews

Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

When we pulled up to the home, walked out to the porch and saw the view we gasped! What an incredible view! What an incredible home!

This was the most serene place we have stayed in and we highly recommend it to anyone who wants a secluded, peaceful getaway.

We spent the weekend with another family and had such a great time-- we hiked, we fished, we canoed, we swam, we grilled, and we drank. And yes, being the Floridians we are, we even sparked up the gas fireplace in the evenings.

The cabin itself is so amazing-- it is a real log cabin with the perfect layout for multiple families to stay in. it is bright, very clean and well stocked for cooking and grilling. The lakeside spot has a perfect dock for fishing, canoeing, and swimming.

The surroundings are second to none. In the four days, we only saw one neighbor and only two people on canoes. The lake is gorgeous, especially at the break of dawn. You could hear tons of birds in the morning and wolves at night. It is the ultimate getaway into nature. Thoreau would be proud!

We highly recommend this to anyone who wants to be completely disconnected and immersed into nature!

We will find a way to get back here!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

After the hustle and bustle of Christmas, we wanted to get away from it all to enjoy the beauty of nature and some peace and quiet. The Big Pines Getaway was perfect! Nestled in the middle of the north woods, all we could see were snow covered trees as we sipped our morning coffee. We hiked a bit, played board games, and ventured down to the local tavern for a couple of beers. I would (and will) visit the Big Pines Getaway again!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve! Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. So glad you enjoyed your time at the Big Pine Getaway and thanks for your business. -Sincerely, Andy
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Great choice for a winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

We arrived right after the area's first significant snowfall of the season and loved our 3 days here. The cabin was spacious and very comfortable for 6 adults. The trails hadn't been groomed yet and the wet, heavy snow meant that they were going to need some clean-up so instead of skiing we hiked and snow-shoed outside.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed the cabin and snow despite the ski trail situation. Just going out to clear some more :). Please visit again. -Andy
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North Woods Memories

  • 5 of 5

We have a fairly large group of guys (6 to 8), and have really appreciated the very spacious/comfortable accommodations. Staying at the "Log Home" has become a major part of our annual excursion into the north woods.

Thanks for another year of memories Andy!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for sharing that. I think I missed you all this year. Your enjoyment and business over the years really means a lot. Thanks again for taking time to share an encouraging word. Here's to many more memories! -Andy
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Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

We gathered our family from many different directions to arrive at the Log Home, nine adults and two children. The place was plenty spacious for all of us, the kitchen was nicely equipped and we made some wonderful meals while we were there. We enjoyed taking out the boats and exploring the lake, had a campfire by the lake and even fired up the sauna. There isn't much of a beach by the cabin but just a short jaunt down the road at Flat Horn Lake there is a wonderful swimming beach. We found an abundant raspberry patch nearby and enjoyed raspberries by themselves and in our pancakes the next morning.

Andy was very prompt in getting back to me with a phone call and responsive to all of my questions.

If you're looking for a quiet get away this place is a gem.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your positive review. Great to hear that the gathering was a success. We're grateful to have been a part of it. -Andy
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Northern Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a spacious well-appointed cabin nestled on a quiet lake. We were three generations traveling together and we really appreciated having space to spread out. The dishwasher and laundry make it easy to travel with a large party and not worry about constantly cleaning up. The lake is gorgeous and feels quite secluded because the few houses that are there are hidden from the shoreline. The use of the canoes and paddle boats was a very nice amenity, as were the life jackets. Outside the big pines cabin (the one we stayed at), there is a picnic table and a firepit. Andy was easy to deal with -- responsive and accommodating. I'd definitely recommend to a friend and hope to return! All told a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad your generations enjoyed the Getaway. Thanks so much for staying and sharing your thoughts with us. -Andy
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Tettegouche State Park
"Great hiking trails. The mouth of the Baptism River in the park is where warmer river water..."
Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Knotted Pine Tavern
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
25 Miles
Our Place
Car: necessary

For those who enjoy nature and being close to it, this is the ideal getaway. In this remote corner of Superior National Forest, wildlife is abundant. Moose roam the area, and on occasion have been seen swimming in our lake. Timber wolves, pine martin, foxes, fishers and many other shy forest creatures are seen and heard. The surrounding area is very sparsely populated and offers many opportunities for exploring. The U.S. Forest Service maintains a number of hiking trails, picnic areas and public accesses to lakes large and small. Day trips to the B.W.C.A. wilderness are also an option.

Other Activities: shopping in Ely, kayaking, wildlife viewing, boating, cross country skiing, snowshoeing

Ski: Direct access to 30K of groomed, single tracked classic cross country ski trails. Flathorn/Gegoka trail system. No skijoring. Also designated snowshoe trails.

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, wildlife viewing, boating, rock climbing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing

Ski: We offer direct access to and maintain 30K of groomed/tracked classic cross country ski trials. Flathorn/Gegoka trail system. No skijoring. Also designated snowshoe trails.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall & Winter 2016-2017
Sep 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.88%

MINIMUM 2-3 NIGHT STAY - Check-in 4PM Check-out 11AM - 10% discount for reservations of 7 or more nights - see weekly pricing - HomeAway's Instant Quote doesn't calculate the weekly discounts accurately for partial weeks - email us for an accurate quote if staying more than 1 week - No pets allowed

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Minnesota Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Guests must provide their own towels, Shower, vanity and toilet in each
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Bunkbed
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (3) Guests must provide their own sheets and pillow cases. Pillows and comforters are provided., Twin or Single Beds (5) Guests must provide their own sheets and pillow cases. Pillows and comforters are provided., Bunk Beds (1) Guests must provide their own sheets and pillow cases. Pillows and comforters are provided.
  • Games
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Pedal Boat
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
Lake front is just a short walk down the hill. Exclusive use of 2 canoes. Small paddle boat and rowboat available on first come first served basis (may need to share with 1 other cabin rented at this location). Paddles and life vests available. - Ski-In: 30 kilometers of groomed classic cross country ski trails in the pines. - Our commitment to a peaceful setting means ATVs and snowmobiles may not be operated on the property. You will need to trailer them to designated use areas. - Guests must provide their own sheets, pillow cases and towels. Pillows and comforters are provided. - Cell service - very limited Verizon

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