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Reclaimed Barn Home Sleeps 20

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,250 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 20)

The Lake Superior Barn is a 4,250 sq. foot home with 4 bathrooms and accommodations to easily sleep 20 people in the 6 bedrooms and 15 beds…. (see more here.)

It is designed to accommodate multiple families with open bathrooms and individual toilets and showers. The home is just 30 minutes east of Duluth on the sandy south shore of Lake Superior.

Lake Superior Barn stands on 320 acres of remote wilderness and sandy beach. The home sits on the south shore of Lake Superior, staring across the lake to the North Shore cities of Duluth and Two Harbors whose lights twinkle in the distance at night. The property is completely surrounded by the Brule River State Forest so there is not another home on the Lake Superior shoreline for miles… Enjoy the secluded sandy beach or walk it like an ocean looking for beach-glass. Listen to the waves crash or swim in the cleanest of all the Great Lakes where the temperature can reach 60 or 70 degrees in the shallow, sandy bottom water. Warm up to a driftwood fire or roast s'mores on the waterfront.

Once back to the house, wash the sand off your feet in the outside shower while taking in the 180 degree view of Lake Superior. Enjoy the 1600 sq foot reclaimed deck just outside the beautiful kitchen and a pantry with all the extra ingredients and spices you may have forgotten. Build a fire with firewood provided in the stone fireplace or lay in a bean bag and pick a book to read from the stocked bookshelves in the loft. Lake Superior Barn has 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 3 showers built from the reclaimed lumber, steel and nails of 7 turn of the century Minnesota barns. The game room has radiant concrete heat to warm your toes as you play ping pong, video games, shuffle board or lounge on the couch to watch a movie on the Apple TV.

The Lake Superior Barn is a unique and rustic experience... there is a TV, but no satellite or cable TV... plenty of cards, books and boardgames! We do have APPLE TV... like a large iPod with movies, TV shows & music.

On the 320 acres of forest, there are trails through the woods and bridges over Haukkula Creek that flows the length of the property. Pick raspberries and wild strawberries in the summer or snowshoe the woods and trails in the winter… either way, you will never encounter another person on the private and secluded land. End the day by building a fire while overlooking Lake Superior and watch the summer sun set over the hills of Duluth.

Keywords: House, cabin, vacation rental, lakehome, horseback riding, remote, lake superior home, scrap booking,sandy beach,

More Details

Tom Wolfe
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Tom Wolfe

We have 5 kids... 4 boys and 1 girl. We live in Minneapolis, MN. Enjoy 'the Barn...'

Thanks, Tom & Nicole and Kids

Tom Wolfe purchased this house in 2007

Why Tom Wolfe chose Maple

We fell in love with the Lake, the sound of the waves, the endless sandy beach and the fact that you are 30 minutes from an amazing city like Duluth, but you feel so remote and surrounded by nature.

What makes this house unique

The property is totally remote and surrounded by State forest... you will very likely not see another person. The reclaimed home is unique and the feel is rustic. The beach is secluded and it feels like you are on an ocean.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I am writing just to let you know what a lovely time we had at the Barn. The detail that went into designing the Barn is amazing. The winding road leading up to the Barn and it's placement on hundreds of acres make this stay remote, cozy, rustic and yet luxurious. It has all the amenities you would want with still feeling like your not in a polished cabin. We had 8 people and everyone had their space and we still had plenty of room for more. The view is amazing. We had a fabulous time exploring and just enjoying each other and the Barn.

Thank you!
Oct 2014
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Maple House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bath has toilet & shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Bathroom in loft has only toilet & sink
  • Bathrooms are camp style- sinks on outside of toilet & shower area.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Queen size Beds (6), Twin Beds (8), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1),
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Apple TV... like an iPod... many TV Shows & movies to watch...In Floor heat, all reclaimed wood, Stable, Bring your own horses!! Book Library, 2 Bunk Rooms, Game Room, Radiant Heat, Surrounded by Brule River State Forest, Secluded sandy beach, View of Duluth and North Shore, Access to Snowmobile Trails, Mile long Driveway, Firewood provided 30 minutes from Duluth, 50 minutes from Bayfield.


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(40 traveler reviews)

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Reclaimed Barn Home Sleeps 20
average rating of 4.8 based on 42 reviews

Will definitely be back!!

  • 5 of 5

The barn is absolutely breathtaking! I couldn’t take enough pictures! I was also very impressed with the ammentieis. I have a large family and we were fully equipped with blankets, showers, towels, beds, and seating for everyone! The care-taker was very easily accessible and there to answer all questions we had. My family will most certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Retreat

  • 5 of 5

There are myriad reasons a person might seek the shores of Lake Superior: to be alone among the birches; to breathe the pure Wisconsin air; a casual speedboat cruise gone horribly awry. For the 8 of us, it was a 2-night real estate retreat held in early January.

The Lake Superior Barn is one of those places that can only be truly understood in person—it will be unlike any other lodging you’ve seen before. Everything on the property has been meticulously chosen, its interior comprised of materials from numerous other barns. There’s no WiFi by design, and all the extra features—sauna, hot tub, and fireplace—are wood-burning. During daylight hours, the entire barn (and hot tub) overlook Lake Superior. We didn’t get to enjoy the porch or deck due to it being the dead of winter, but I’m sure future visits will give us the chance.

This place checks all the boxes: pastoral surroundings, a giant kitchen with great appliances, a rec/games space for kids & adults alike, ample bathrooms & showers, and so many beds we couldn’t count them. It’s easy to see why the Lake Superior Barn is always in high demand: It’s completely one-of-a-kind.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cottage Grove, MN

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful long weekend with a bunch of friends. We had 18 people total but the house never felt crowded. Room for everyone to be together and also spots to go to get away from things for a while. The house is beautiful and well taken care of. Thanks for sharing your beautiful space with us!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Will come back very soon

  • 5 of 5

Incredible property with so much to see

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

The property was incredible. You truly are secluded with a 180 degree view of Lake Superior from the backyard. The barn itself was very cool and rustic. We had 18 people for the weekend and with all the beds, it was very accommodating. I will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing space, amazing time

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with a group of 12 adults in total. Everything about the Barn was absolutely perfect. Tom and Nicole were super helpful and easy to communicate with and the caretaker was friendly and packed with useful information. The space was INCREDIBLE. There was tons of room, plenty of amenities, and everyone had equally beautiful and comfortable lodging. The huge yard was great for lawn games and the hot tub was perfect for the early morning risers (and the late night folk too). We were sad we only had the weekend, but we can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charter Fishing on Lake Superior from Port Wing, WI, Skiing at Spirit Mountain in Duluth! Bring your horses!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

pet fee per day $40
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $40

dog fee is $40 per day per dog

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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