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Superior Log Hideaway - Secluded Log Cabin On Pristine Northern Minnesota Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 BR, 1 Bath - 3 Canoes & Firewood - 2-4 Night Min - Best for 6 guests - 8 max

Superior Log Hideaway is just a little east of heaven 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. Search far and wide but you will not find many places in Minnesota or the planet that rival the remote tranquility and amazing craftsmanship of this extraordinary log homestead. So remote that access is limited to pulling pulk sleds (6 provided) in the snowy months. A perfect place to commune with nature, reconnect with family and restore your spirit. 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. You are surrounded by 17 acres of tall pines for complete seclusion and privacy. All buildings are full log construction and include the main cabin, sleeping cottage, sauna and outhouse. There's also a fish cleaning shack, covered BBQ and fire pit for roasting weenies and s'mores. We even throw in 3 CANOES and FIREWOOD. Beautiful handcrafted rustic furnishings add to the cozy up-north atmosphere. The master bedroom features a gas fireplace and the living area boasts a stone wood-burning fireplace.

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 3 complimentary canoes provide a perfect way to explore the lake. The dock, which pokes out into the narrows in front of the cabin, is available to cast your line from or could accommodate your own small fishing boat launched from the public landing across the lake. 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/picnic area on Flathorn Lake. There is a very scenic hiking trail around it.

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 area's 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Andy Fisher
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

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 2013

Why Andy Fisher chose Minnesota

The woods and lake are beautiful and pristine! My wife and I would love to retire here some day.

What makes this cabin unique

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 (almost all of them!). Peace & quiet...

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you Andy! We had so much peace and fun and relaxation at your magical Hideaway. It felt like a winter wonderland fairytale. (From the Hideaway Guest Book)
Jan 2016
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Isabella Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Shower/tub, toilet and sink. Guests provide their own towels. Beautiful hand crafted log outhouse right out the main cabin back door.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Gas fireplace
    Downstairs Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed (one twin pulls out from under the other)
    Living Room Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Most comfortable full sized sofabed you've ever slept in
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sleeping area in main cabin - not a full bedroom
    Guest Cottage - 1 double , Cozy sleeping cabin (no heat or water - closed in winter)
  • All bedding is included. No laundry service.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
Limited WIFI for email and browsing ONLY! Limited WIFI! – DO NOT use WIFI for music or video streaming or downloading– it’s very expensive to provide at this remote location. You will be charged $15/Gb for average use above 150Mb/day. Lakefront: Exclusive use of 3 canoes, paddles and life vests. - Picnic table, outdoor fire ring and seating. Wood provided. - 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 towels. All bedding is provided. - Cell service - very limited Verizon


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Superior Log Hideaway - Secluded Log Cabin On Pristine Northern Minnesota Lake
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 21 reviews

Beautiful, quiet, secluded...

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Hideaway with another family and our 4 kids and had a wonderful weekend. The setting is absolutely spectacular... incredibly private, quiet, beautiful, relaxing. The cabin has all the amenities one would need, including a well-outfitted kitchen which was nice since we mostly cooked our meals. There were even s'more sticks & irons to make pudgy pies. We spent alot of time around the campfire, playing yard games, canoeing, and used the sauna as well. The lake is peaceful and fun to explore. The cabin is warm & inviting. It's an easy trip to spend the day exploring Split Rock & Gooseberry as well. We'd definitely recommend it and hope to return! Thanks for providing a lovely place to stay and enjoy the Northwoods...

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your business and positive feedback. So glad you enjoyed this special setting with your friends. Didn't even remember we had the pudgy pie irons. LOL our best, Andy
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Awesome Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The property exceeded all of our expectations. Great place to spend a long weekend with friends. The pictures don't really do the property justice and the cabin was clean and beautiful. The sauna was a great perk and the fire pit area was absolutely ideal. We enjoyed the provided canoes and managed to catch a few fish while we were at it. Andy was great with communication prior to the trip and the instructions/directions provided made everything stress free. The knotted pine just down the road was a great spot to watch the vikings game and have a handful of beers as well! We couldn't have asked for anything more and are hopeful for a return trip. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great friend gathering at the Hideaway and enjoyed the setting. We really appreciate your business and taking the time to share your experience. Thanks much, Andy
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Peaceful and beautiful resort in the woods

  • 5 of 5

This is a great cabin with all amenities needed for a comfortable take away from urban life The lake and forest make a picturesque ambience to relax near the firepit or spend time on water with canoes. Very clean house and facilities around.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for staying at our place and taking the time to post this positive feedback. Sincerely, Andy
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Very beautiful cabin and location.

  • 5 of 5

We brought my family from Texas to your beautiful cabin for a North Shore experience in the great outdoors. Boy, did they get that, including the bugs. I'd say it is like being in the Boundary Waters but will amenities. The Hideaway Cabin is absolutely fabulous with plenty of space and a great kitchen and fireplace. We were so surprised to see this in such a remote area. It is truly in the back woods of the North Shore.

We enjoyed canoeing around the lakes and floating in the water during the warm afternoons. Also enjoyed many hikes along the road and around a trail that wasn't too far from the cabin. Saw a bear near the local resort when driving through. We also had a bonfire at your wonderful fire pit and roasted marshmallows for s'mores. Loved having the chairs and tables.

One day we drove to Ely to spend the day. It was only about a 30 minute drive. It was a wonderful day to spend in the town. Wish there was a grocery store closer to the cabin but we did stop in Two Harbors to shop before arriving (highly recommend that).

Also recommend bringing a yard spray for mosquitos. They were aweful in June, probably due to all of the rain you got. We failed to bring one and regretted it. We were able to enjoy everything despite the mosquitos though.

Wish that we could have brought our dog. He is a Bichon Frise so he is small and doesn't shed as well as very mellow. Doesn't bark and isn't overly active. Definitely wouldn't scare away any animals. Please, consider changing this policy.

Thank you for your beautiful lodge!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jim. Thanks for coming all the way up from Texas to stay at our Hideaway. You are right, the bugs can be a bit rambunctious in June. Glad you managed to enjoy yourselves despite the lack of bug dope. Thanks so much for sharing the highlights of your trip and your business. -Andy
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Minneapolis, Minnesota

A perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved the peaceful lake and remote setting of the hideaway! The cabin is beautiful, clean and cozy.... Ideal for our family to nestle-in while waiting out the rain showers. Between relaxing on the front porch or around the fire we played games, watched movies (provided by the hideaway), enjoyed the sauna, and cooked. We took advantage of the breaks in the rain to be on the lake... Canoeing, fishing, and paddle boarding. This place is out of a movie... Thank you for having us!

The Strongs

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at our Hideaway and sharing your experience with us and others. We are so fortunate to have this special place and be able to share it. Glad it was a good fit for the Strong family getaway. Sincerely, Andy
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A true sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

Andy, you truly have a sanctuary, and we are so lucky to experience a little piece of heaven. We looked at the pictures online, but it doesn't even come close to how beautiful is in person. If you are looking for privacy, an incredible log home, with everything thought of..this is the place for you. It is tucked well off the beaten path and provided a perfect spot for our honeymoon. The log home is super clean, and the kitchen has everything you could possibly need. There is so much cut wood on couldn't possibly burn it all in the bonfire, and trust me..we tried!! The use of three canoes was perfect! We tied two together, so we could have a pontoon and both have the ability to fish..which we did every day. The lake is shallow, but there are still good size fish to be caught..and smoked! We were lucky enough to see a rainbow one evening after a storm that was breathing. The best parts? We saw maybe 6 other people on the lake the entire time we were honeymooning. And it's close enough that we were able to drive along the north shore and have a fun day trip to Ely. Thank you for sharing your place with us and taking such good care of us!

Katie and John

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Katie & John. Thanks so much for staying at the Hideaway and taking the time to share such a glowing review. There is something spiritual about this spot. We pinch ourselves often that we're lucky enough to be its caretakers for now. Thanks again, Andy PS Thanks for leaving some firewood for the next guests ;)
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Duluth, Mn
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Knotted Pine Tavern
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
25 Miles
Our Place
Car: recommended

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. So remote that the cabin is only accessible by pulk sleds (6 provided) in the snowy season. 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.


Rates & Availability

Isabella Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2016-2017
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Savings 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017-2018
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Savings 2018
May 1 2018 - Jun 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 15 2018 - Sep 8 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.38%

Check-in 4PM (Winter 3PM) 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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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