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Secluded Northwoods Cabin on Pelican Lake ***RENTAL BOAT OPTIONAL--ASK OWNER

Orr, MN, USA
  • Cabin1260 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

2 bedroom, 1 bath.

Nestled comfortably in Saunder's Bay with all the amenities of home this lake front property offers visitors a private location on Pelican Lake. It is centrally located within the best fishing and hunting areas in Northern Minnesota. Resting on over 10,000 acres of lake and 50 Islands makes for some unbeatable fishing.

It's isolated location will give visitors that away from the crowds feel yet with direct access to the activities or interests that makes lake front living so enjoyable. You can water ski here, or if requested, rent one of the available fishing boats and catch walleyes, northern pike, crappies on one of the best fisheries around, most can be caught right off the dock.

Bring your golf clubs and play at some of the area golf courses. Visitors may also use either the paddle boat or canoe to explore the bay or venture out onto greater Pelican Lake.

The cabin features a screened-in veranda that looks out onto the lake providing a comfortable living space to enjoy your meals, play cards or read a book.

Personally, I find the cabin a place where I can kick back and enjoy life's simple pleasures. Where the inherent calming effects of nature can soothe the stresses in our lives and clear the senses. A place to enjoy the company of friends and family.

The Superior National Forest and the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area makes this an excellent home base location for visitors interested in exploring Minnesota's Voyagers Country. The area surrounding the cabin offers an ideal habitat for a variety of birds and animals big and small. Visitors are likely to see Bald Eagles, Ospreys, beavers, otters or hear the wolves.

Visit the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary and get up close to black bears just minutes away or visit The International Wolf Center or The North American Bear Center in Ely, MN.

Amenities include: A queen size bed in one and two twin size beds in the second bedroom. A Futon in living room can fold out into a bed and accommodate 2 additional people. The is also a hide-a-bed on the newly refinished porch. Words cannot describe how wonderful it is to awaken to a sunrise on the lake.

Full kitchen; complete dinner ware and cooking utensils. Appliances include a brand new gas range, microwave, coffee maker, Toaster oven, full size refrigerator and deep freezer chest.

Discounted rates for U.S. military servicemen/women.

Additional $25.00

per person over 4 people per night.

Additional $40 per visit pet fee.

Also Available

16' Lund w/ 40hp Tracker, trolling motor, live well, 2 hand anchors. Seats 4. $80/ day


Joel Patino/local mgr=Paige Bisbee

Member Since 2012
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 21, 2018
About Joel Patino/local mgr=Paige Bisbee

Originally from the North Side of Chicago, I moved to northern California and attended San Francisco State University, where I met my wife of almost thirty years. We live in wine country, Sonoma County just north of San Francisco. My background is in business management, finance and home construction. My interests include exploring the great outdoors, travel and U.S. Foreign Policy. My kind of cousin Paige is my property manager and your local go to person. She lives on 160 acres just a few minutes down the road in Orr.

Why Joel Patino/local mgr=Paige Bisbee chose Leiding

I inherited this property as part of a group of adjoining lots that have been in the family for generations. It is here where I've shared countless memories over the years enjoying family, fishing and good times. It's sitting makes it a desirable location, situated in an semi-isolated region of Pelican lake, the bay is rarely explored by others and imparts the feeling of owning part or your own private lake. Living and working in large urban areas can run you down physically, mentally and perhaps more importantly spiritually. The sights and sounds of wildlife, the smell of fresh air and the texture of the surrounding wilderness can be intoxicating. This location slows that pace of life and always provides me with the remedy and refuge. It can recharge the batteries and relieve the stress. It's here and in these surroundings that someone can find the perfect place for relaxation and peace of mind. Paige's grandfather-Grumpy; was my aunts second husband and a lot of the character of the place can be attributed to him.

What makes this Cabin unique

Welcome 2016 guests!! We have been working hard to refresh Great Auntie Josephine's cabin. There are all new windows on the porch and lake view from the living room. The kitchen has upgraded to a new gas range and best of all... all of the 1970 carpeting has been replaced with new eco friendly, fresh smelling berber. The exterior and bathroom are next! Keep checking in with us and book your dates early; The Josephine is getting gorgeous and you won't want to leave.


    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Convertible bed(s)
        2 double, 2 sleep sofa /futon
      • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2).


      • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom has walk-in shower.

        Location Type

          • Lake View
          • Lakefront
          • Rural
          • Water View
          • Waterfront


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Heating
                        propane wall heater
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Mobile Phone
                        Verizon cell phone reception very good. AT&T service is excellent.
                      • Parking
                        Parking available for 2 ATV or boat trailers plus vehicles.
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Wood Fireplace
                        Beautiful 1960's green conical fireplace. It is O so retro and romantic.


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Pantry Items
                            The basics condiments in any kitchen while supplies last during rental season.
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                Dinning table in kitchen and on porch with available leaf extensions.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Stereo
                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    There is a large selection of board games and cards. Poker chips too!
                                  • Music Library
                                  • CD Player
                                  • Television
                                    video only
                                  • Toys
                                    Lots of board games and coloring books for kids of all ages.
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Game Console
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Boat
                                        Choice of two fishing boats available: 16' Lund w/40hp Tracker motor, trolling motor, live well, 2 hand anchors seats 4. $120/day 14' Starcraft w/10hp motor $50/day
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        17' Old Towne canoe Two man Paddle boat
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        Screened in Lanai.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Nice propane grill right off the back deck.


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • bird watching
                                              • boating
                                              • eco tourism
                                              • gambling casinos
                                              • horseback riding
                                              • paddle boating
                                              • scenic drives
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • walking
                                              • wildlife viewing

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • hospital
                                                  • laundromat
                                                  • medical services

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • hiking
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • fly fishing
                                                      • freshwater fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • hunting
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • skiing
                                                      • water skiing
                                                      • wind-surfing

                                                        12 Reviews

                                                        Very Good4/5

                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        A nicely finished old cabin in a very private location. Beautiful lake.

                                                        Ronald M.

                                                        Early to mid September is a good time here. No bugs, warm days and cool nights. Caretaker/manager Paige and husband Matt were great. The lake is very weedy so no swimming nor fishing from dock. Lots of watercraft available so not much of a problem. May only be this time of year. The sunsets were awesome.

                                                        Loved Josephine!

                                                        Julie H.

                                                        We were looking for a less expensive last minute place to stay on Pelican Lake. Josephine was available for our dates. Loved loved loved the place! I was not expecting the generous amount of drinking water available and towels and blankets! Everything you could imagine needing is there! Water was not working but kind neighbor helped us out. Plenty of space, drawers full of movies and games. Nice dock and fire pit. Only drawback is not having a place to swim. Would for sure stay again! 5 of us but plenty room for more!

                                                        Perfect spot for a relaxing vacation!

                                                        Nicole M.Twin Cities, MN

                                                        This was such a great spot to spend our vacation, it was our first family vacation. The cabin was very spacious and cozy and on a great part of the lake, it was very quiet and peaceful. The weather was perfect the entire week which allowed for some amazing sunsets and dock fishing! The kids also really enjoyed going out on the paddle boat. We spent most of the nights watching movies and playing board games. As others have said, it's not a place to swim, however just 5 minutes down the road is a very quiet, clean swimming area, playground, and a pier to fish off of.

                                                        Thank you for sharing your cabin with us, we had such a great week and made tons of memories!

                                                        Great fishing with lakeside relaxation

                                                        Don E.

                                                        Lake house is well-furnished and terrific backyard with gas grill, canoe, paddle boat, fish cleaning station, picnic table and firepit. Great lakeview from the closed-in porch or sitting in the backyard. Only downside was the the lake water source for tap water requiring one to filter or to use bottled water as well as the low water pressure in the bathroom shower. We had a marvelous week with evening fires and catching lots of good-sized smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and bluegills.

                                                        Comfortable, relaxing, great weather, friendly neighbors.

                                                        We had no problem finding the property, great directions. The cabin was clean, quiet, secluded. The kitchen is stocked with everything needed. The picture of Josephine brings you back to another era. Paige is great to work with, very hospitable. The friends we invited to join us were also impressed. Northland Lodge Resort serves terrific dinners in their restaurant, and Trails End Resort has the best ribs! The lake is beautiful.

                                                        Perfect for a Getaway

                                                        Andrew B.Saint Louis Park, MN

                                                        My wife and I wanted a last minute getaway for a long weekend in October and "The Josephine" cabin was a great match. The setting was perfect with the sun porch, the board games, and the fire pit. We had beautiful weather and when it was chilly on Sunday we were very comfortable relaxing indoors.

                                                        The cabin is well kept and was very clean. The water was the only drawback about our stay. The faucet, shower, and toilet all shared an issue that the water pressure would completely shut off in spurts. Temperature of the water was great. Also, I may have missed the note, but do bring your own drinking water!

                                                        Overall we had a wonderful stay and recommend this cabin and owner to all interested travelers.


                                                        Orr, MN, USA

                                                        Explore some of these areas: The Boundary Waters Canoe and Recreation Area. Vermilion Falls Vermilion Gorge The Museum of Mining in Hibbing Mn. International Wolf Center Voyagers National Park •Fortune Bay Casino •Soudan Underground Mine State Park •Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary •Iron World Discovery Center •Orr Bog Walk

                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                        Cleaning Fee
                                                        Pet Fee
                                                        Additional Guest Fee
                                                        $25 - $30
                                                        Damage Insurance

                                                        Discounted rates for U.S. military servicemen/women. Additional $25.00 per person over 4 people per night. Additional $40 per visit pet fee. Also Available FOR YOUR PLEASURE----ADD A BOAT 16' Alumacraft w/ 40hp at $80/day 14' StarCraft w/10 hp at $50/day Trolling motor at $15/day.

                                                        12 Reviews
                                                        Very Good 4/5
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