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White Pine Retreat - NEW - Wilderness Escape In The Superior National Forest

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,060 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 BR, 1 Bath - 2 Canoes, 2 Kayaks & Firewood - 2 Night Min - 4 persons max

White Pine Retreat is a cozy new log cabin on a small, quiet lake in the heart of Superior National Forest. It’s just 8 miles south of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). If you’re looking for a quiet, intimate experience with nature, you’ve found your destination. Several century old white pines grace the property and wildflowers surround the open space around the cabin. Enjoy a campfire at night under a canopy of brilliant stars. Wander down the hillside path and over a rustic wetland boardwalk to access the canoes and kayaks on pristine Lake Gegoka. Enjoy a leisurely paddle or toss out a fishing line. Speedboats and jet skis are out of character here. You can also load a canoe on your car top (pads and tie downs provided) to explore other peaceful area lakes or do a day trip in the BWCAW. Drive, hike or bike the many nearby forest and old logging roads in search of scenic lakes, overlooks or maybe a rare glimpse of moose or wolves. In the winter, the Flathorn/Gegoka cross country ski trails and snowshoe trails are right out the door; no driving required. Flathorn Lake (connects to Gegoka) is just a couple of minutes away and features a very scenic hiking trail around it and a picnic area with water pump, grills, tables and a well-maintained vault toilet. It’s a perfect spot for a picnic or taking a dip at the swimming beach.

Inside, enjoy a cup of hot coffee and panoramic lake view from our unique dining turret. Relax with a book in the sunroom or screened porch. Spend an evening in the warm glow of the living room’s custom wood stove. The living, dining and well equipped kitchen area’s open design and high ceilings keep the cabin bright. The log walls and wood paneling keep it cozy and inviting. In the summer try an outdoor shower under the stars.

Want some more to explore? 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 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. We also have several guide books at the cabin, as well as secret tips for enjoying this area.

More Details

Property Manager
Andy Fisher
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

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 Minnesota

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


Isabella Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1060 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Outdoor shower is not available in winter
  • Towels provided. Stack laundry in bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 queen
    Sun Porch - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sleeper sofa with memory foam mattress
  • All bedding and sheets provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Lake access via path and rustic boardwalk. The shoreline is marshy and not ideal for swimming Ski-In: 30 kilometers of groomed classic cross country ski trails in the pines. Mobile - Verizon is weak and AT&T is almost non-existent. 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.


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White Pine Retreat - NEW - Wilderness Escape In The Superior National Forest
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Beautiful property; beautiful home.

  • 4 of 5

The property was really beautiful and very well cared for! The home was breathtaking - it had every comfort a person could want, including in-floor heating, washer/dryer and fiber-optic internet with WiFi!

It was really fun to take the kayaks out on the lake, especially because there are so few homes around the lake and therefore few boats. We also did some awesome hiking in two state parks, which were a beautiful 45 minute drive away. (Temperance River & Tettegouche).

The only reason I'm not giving it a five is because we were expecting not to have neighbors nearby, but in fact there are several cabins within sight/ear shot. Not a big deal, just what we expected based on the owners description. Other than that, this property makes for a great upscale cabin getaway experience in a remote and relatively underdeveloped part of Minnesota. We enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review. Glad you enjoyed your time there. Sorry you were disappointed with the neighbors. I looked at the White Pine description and didn't find anything that referred to complete privacy. I know there were some noisy guests on the lake your first night, but that is a very rare occurrence and I thought we had addressed it satisfactorily. Not many lakes in the land of 10,000 that don't have a few cabins around it. Thanks again for your almost 5 star review. -Andy
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Wonderful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful warm and cozy cabin! This place is lovely and it has everything you need to have a fun and comfortable stay. The sun room is a warm place to sleep and the fold out couch bed was very comfortable. Our group had a fun time and we didn't want to leave. We opted to pay an extra fee to use the NFL's hot tub, sauna and Saturday night music. This is a beautiful place and we highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Super happy you enjoyed your time at White Pine Retreat! Thanks for your business and positive feedback. Hope to see you all again soon. Great spot in spring, summer and fall too. -Andy
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Beautiful cabin, beautiful ski trails!

  • 5 of 5

We rang in the new year at this beautiful and cozy cabin. Perfect location; ski out the front door to access all of the ski trails. Cabin was very well stocked with everything you could possibly need. Gorgeous wood stove and heated flooring kept us nice and warm. The quintessential cabin experience. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your positive review. It's even more special for the first guests (guinea pigs :)) to have enjoyed it so thoroughly. Thanks again for your business and praise.
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Duluth, Mn
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Knotted Pine Tavern
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Ely, Mn
Nearest Restaurant
25 Miles
Our Place
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Isabella Cabin Rental Rates

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

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $0.01
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.38%

MINIMUM 2 NIGHT STAY - Check-in 4PM Check-out 11AM - Up to 2 Dogs allowed for $50/stay (not per dog) - Ask us about weekly rate discounts

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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