3 BR, 1 Bath - 2 Canoe, 2 Kayak & Firewood - Max Occ 4 - DOGS OK - No Clean Fees
About Andy Fisher
The owners, Mike and Joan, live in St. Paul, the best small Big City in the U.S. Joan is a nurse and Mike is a hydrologist. We’ve raised boys and now dogs. We love the outdoors – biking, skiing, camping, hiking, and so on. But we love the city too – theater, music, fine food, and more. Our home and our cabin epitomize the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in us. -Mike & Joan, owners
Andy Fisher purchased this Cabin in 2000
Why Andy Fisher chose Isabella
Minnesota’s Arrowhead region - the BWCAW, Lake Superior, the region’s history, wildlife, forests, geology, and so much more. We were lucky to find this property. Century old pine trees on a quiet lake within miles of all the Arrowhead has to offer. And great neighbors to boot. To not take advantage of that opportunity would have been foolish. -Mike & Joan, owners
What makes this Cabin unique
You can’t build a structure in a wilderness area without impacting the area. But we hope this cabin minimizes that impact while allowing access to all the area has to offer. If you have been to this part of the state, you don’t need us to tell you what is unique about the area. If this is your first visit, you are in for the treat of your life. We think our cabin will enhance your experience. -Mike & Joan, owners
Pets allowed - Up to 2 dogs - $50 stay (not per dog)Up to 2 dogs - $50 stay (not per dog)
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Rustic yet perfect
Had we not read the story of the boardwalk we might have thought differently about it, so thank you for sharing it in the binder. Everything was exactly what we needed. An extra hotel sized bar of soap and a hand towel would be a nice addition as we forgot those, but it was listed to bring towels and hand soap was provided. Your DVD collection was impressive! Had it been inclement weather we would have been set. The kids were ecstatic about the kayaks and the dog really enjoyed chasing your wildlife. Thank you for allowing us to stay!
The cabin was perfect. It was cozy, clean and nicely decorated. I particularly enjoyed the sun room off of the kitchen for morning coffee and meditation. You knew it was built with a lot of care and attention to detail and that it is a special place for the owners and their guests. The surrounding area is gorgeous with views of Lake Gegoka. We skied some of the groomed trails of the Big Pines right from our door and around nearby Flathorn Lake and also snowshoed. It was nice to be connected to the National Forest Lodge next door. Its owner, Andy, was a joy to converse with and we were able to take in some lovely music as well. Would love to come during the summer to hike and kayak some time. Will definately be back ! Thank You.
All I can say is "Wow" and "Thanks!" Really appreciate you taking time to share your glowing review. So happy that you enjoyed exploring this incredible snow wilderness staying at the White Pine Retreat. Lot of other fun ways to explore outside of winter. Hope to see you again. Cheers, Andy
My husband surprised me with a retreat to the cabin for the new year and to celebrate my 50th birthday (12/31). We had a great time relaxing in front of the fire, going for snowy walks and looking at the stars at night. The cabin was private, cozy and beautiful. It was a perfect way to ring in 2020 and celebrate the blessing of turning 50. We are considering making it an annual retreat! Great cabin!
Hi Tracy! So glad you had a special birthday at the cabin. Thanks so much for posting this review and leaving the White Pine so spotless on your departure. Of course we would love for you 2 to make it an annual pilgrimage. Thanks again, Andy
Peaceful Northwoods weekend
Family time was spent hiking and exploring the north shore. We loved the cabin and property especially the walk down to the water and hearing moose at night. We will be back soon.
Hi Nicki. Thanks for reviewing your stay at the White Pine. Glad you enjoyed the family time. We had a guest see a moose swimming across the lake and you must have heard the same one. I live up here and have yet to hear a moose vocalizing. Very cool. Thanks again for visiting, Andy & Lura
We enjoyed staying at White Pine Retreat. The setting is ethereal and peaceful. The cabin is clean, cozy, comfortable, and absolutely charming. It is also not too far from the shoreline. The drive from the shoreline to the retreat is beautiful. We would return in a heartbeat.
Hi Kathy. Thanks for staying at our White Pine Retreat and finding time to share your thoughts. So happy that it was a great experience for you. It is just a quick, scenic drive down to the Superior North Shore and lots of our visitors enjoy that for a day's excursion. Hope you make it back. Thanks again,
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.