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The Red Cabin on Caribou Lake, A Lovely Duluth Destination for All Seasons

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Immaculate cabin on a spectacular and * 'woodsy' lake setting.

Now taking reservations for 2017. Reserve your month or week long stay now.

Is your summer vacation on your mind? What about you contracted workers looking for the dream home away from home for extended time? Look no further, a beautiful retreat is yours as you enjoy clean and complete accommodations in the Red Cabin on Caribou Lake. Contact me today to work out the details of your stay! The morning sun will peek in the east windows to awaken your adventurous spirit. In the summer, perhaps start the day with a morning walk or kayak amidst the calling Loons of the Caribou Bay. If you are visiting in the winter, this northern wonderland is smack dab right out your front door so bring your gear and join the ice fisherman, snowshoers and cross country ski enthusiasts on the lake. Don't forget to load your bikes and explore the Munger Trail or the North Shore areas. You can choose between the Duluth nightlife in Canal Park (keep an eye out for the big ships slipping under the lift bridge) or a quiet evening around the fire as every sunset is a vibrant and new display to behold.

You will not be disappointed with all the amenities including a full kitchen, large screen tv, wi-fi and a sunroom off the deck. While there is one bedroom, the other living areas hold futons to sleep a total of 4. Two adults and kids are a comfortable fit for The Red Cabin. Kayaks and a canoe available for your enjoyment as well as yard games...just watch out for the deer, rabbits, chipmunks, ducks, otters, birds and other wildlife as you boche, croquet or just watch the snowflakes fall and the stars twinkle...slip your way to utter relaxation!

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Jill Brown
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Jill Brown

I am a Registered Nurse with a passion for Quality Management. I embrace the principles of the Malcolm Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence after seeing first hand the value brought to an organization after assessing the critical aspects of work against the criteria. I have enjoyed learning how to continually try to exceed the expectations of all guests of honor as my quality journey continues and I keep my mission alive; making the Red Cabin your Duluth Destination Delight!

Why Jill Brown chose Minnesota

The first moment I set sight on the Red Cabin, I knew it was one of the most perfect places in the world. I immediately took to the special details so well thought out inside the cabin while promptly falling in love with the surrounding woods, rocks, the lake and peninsula.

It is amazing how each season is unique and to be celebrated. While swinging near the shore with a refreshment in the summer, it is mezmerizing to imagine ice and snow across the expanse of the bay settling in, in but a few short months; and the reverse as you sit in the same swing bundled up in your winter gear imagining summer, the lake being a body of open water; always moving, never the same. When the ice comes and goes it is a treasure of sights and mysterious sounds that can't be properly described in word. Some early winters, the lake freezes hard before the snow and allows for ice skating; everywhere! A rare experience only few will ever know.

The Red Cabin location is superb. To be so close to the edge of town (and what an exciting, unique and cool town Duluth/Hermantown is!) while yet being out in the woods; it is hard to find anything like it left in this world.

The Red Cabin is just an experience in itself. I am honored to share it with people that are good stewards of God's world and will uphold and respect my Red Cabin and her grounds. It is expecially delightful for me to hear the shrieks of joy from young children out in the yard, feeding a fish or making a snowman.

I look forward to visiting with you as you plan your vacation; I believe you will find unparalleled excellence at The Red Cabin.


Duluth Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom includes a shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is the living room with a futon.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is a sunroom with a futon
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
I will work with you to make this a true wonderful experience of the Minnesota's northlands. Let me know of any special requests and I will do my best to accomodate. My vision is to make The Red Cabin a Duluth Destination Delight! I ask all guests of honor (that is you) to complete a mini-evaluation so that I can continue to improve and exceed everyone's expectations. You are encouraged to keep me posted throughout your stay of any needs and wants so that you are enchanted by the Red Cabin on Caribou Lake.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

The Red Cabin on Caribou Lake, A Lovely Duluth Destination for All Seasons
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Apache Junction

Awesome - Awesome - Awesome

  • 5 of 5

We originally stayed in the Red Cabin for two months in 2015 after a major life change (sold our home and husband’s heart attack). We found the cabin exactly as described welcoming, clean, warm and totally enchanting. Everything you need is provided and if there is something not there, that you need, just ask, it will magically appear. We enjoyed our stay so much that we came back for the summer of 2016. Jill and Robert are wonderful landlords. Jill spoiled us with homemade delights. (Her caramel/nut covered grapes are wonderful). She even brought over warm monkey bread at 7:00 in the morning when she knew our grand-kids were spending the night. We spent the summer kayaking and canoeing using the boats provided. We floated on the lake on noodles watching the eagles soar over head. We listened to the loons and felt almost one with nature. The fishing is also great on Caribou Lake. You can catch them right off the pier. While at the red cabin we were totally relaxed, but it is also close to wonderful events like the tall ships festival and Canel Park, or near awesome restaurants like La’s and The Duluth Grill. We were also fortunate that it was only 20 minutes from our daughter and her family so we were also able to spend quality time with them. Our grandchildren, ages 7 and 5 wanted us to stay in the red cabin forever!! Thank you Jill and Robert for one of the besBEST summers we have ever had.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim and Cathie, What can I say. To have you stay those 2 months in 2015 was wonderful-we loved getting to know you and your family. But then to have you as our guests of honor for the entire 2016 season was absolutely amazing and so appreciated! We grew to love you and your family. What a joy to also have those 2 beautiful little red-haired grandkids, D and T....when they called me Miss Jill, with their beautiful smiles, I would just melt! And how we enjoyed the special touches of your flowers and the birdfeeders too. I learned so much from you both, you made me into a "birder", thank you! Jim's talents were so appreciated; as well as his gift with his picture rock clocks. My goodness you were amazing. How we will miss you-you were truly a delight. Please come visit again. And it was amazing how you left The Red Cabin even more pristine than when you found it. Again, you were super "splendorific"!! Cheers to you.
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  • 5 of 5

One of the best stays we've ever had anywhere. The cabin is a beautiful spot, immaculately kept, peaceful and quiet even with neighbors nearby. And Jill is a fantastic host, full of helpful info and just a really nice lady. She'll even make you cookies and monkey bread.

The only problem with this place is that it's already booked for next year. :(

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lorinda...Thank you for your kind words. I am sorry The Red Cabin is booked but the way time flies-it will be the blink of an eye and I can have you back. I am super excited to see what creative juices The Red Cabin inspires from your visit. I am LOVING your current book, "Children of Earth"...being a sci-fi adventure fan I am lapping it up. Plus I am excited to dive into your hubbie's first book of the "The Dragon's Treasure" trilogy. I have hosted artists, meditation experts and similar creative souls-but you are my first real authors! The Red Cabin just keeps getting cooler. Cheers!
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Unbeatable Northwoods Relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

This place is instantly relaxing...the view from the deck across the lake is like something out of a commercial. For a mellow northwoods getaway, I cannot imagine anything better. I took my parents up to visit some relatives around Duluth for a long weekend. My mother, who herself ran a successful Bed and Breakfast for over 15 years, kept describing the Little Red Cabin as "perfect," and on almost as many occasions said, "Boy, she thought of EVERYTHING!" You could not ask for a more considerate, positive, or helpful hostess than Jill. Do yourself a favor and stay here and chill out for a while.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awe shucks....THANK YOU! How very kind! I am humbled though-your mother had a B&B for all those years-and so very honored to hear her words. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and was delighted to meet you all. You were wonderful guests and The Red Cabin's door is ALWAYS open to you and yours. Cheers!
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Last Minute Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a quick escape to celebrate our recent engagement...Jill greeted us with cookies in the oven and wine in the fridge...we wanted to see the fall colors and it didn't disappoint...the location is perfect, the cabin is beyond fantastic and we wish we could have stayed longer!! We made the quick drive into Duluth for dinner and then came back to sit on blankets by the fire pit and stare at the stars which were the most incredible we've ever seen!! Jill asked us when we arrived what time we'd like our homemade monkey bread delivered the next morning and at 7:30am on the nose she arrived with a plate of steaming hot delicious monkey bread!! We then ventured out in the canoe and were delighted to see and hear loons, American eagles and a bald eagle that we caught on video actually taking flight!! We will absolutely be back...and much sooner rather than later...we've already told our friends about this little magic hideaway...we aim to go back this winter to see it as a winter wonderland...we can't thank you enough Jill!!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so great to meet you both and I am thrilled I could make your quick get-a-way a reality! I am glad you enjoyed the little "extras". I want everyone to know just how special The Red Cabin experience is and I give it my all-the thanks go back to you though; for being great guests and great stewards of my little piece of heaven here. Perhaps on a future visit the swans, herons and our busy little otter will peek out to say hello. Thanks so much for the kind words-I look forward to your next visit! Cheers!
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Absolutely wonderful experience!!!

  • 5 of 5

We saw the little red cabin on the website. It was adorable and we couldn't wait to get inside. Once we arrived we realize this place is just magical. Beautiful Decour, beautiful property, and even more magnificent sunset. My parents stay there for two months. They couldn't have had a better time if they tried. Being only 15 minutes from Duluth, and everything that you could possibly need at your fingertips. It was a place to call home For the two months they were there. The owners are absolutely wonderful! I have nothing but the highest regard for this listing, the owners and our experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelly, I am so thankful you found "The Red Cabin"-having your folks was absolutely a treat. Wonderful people and THE MOST AMAZING STEWARDS OF THE RED CABIN AND HER SURROUNDINGS. Wow, they get the trophy for leaving her more sparkly than when they arrived!! Having the grandkids come was the icing on the cake for us-we think the sunsets were even more wonderful reflecting off D and T's red hair! I am so excited to hang out next summer again with your family. Cheers to you all!
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little red cabin rocks!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Let me start by saying i have never had a host like Jill! She is absolutely AMAZING!!! She drove accross the state to get the house ready early fornus, so we could check in a day earlier then expected. We were greeted with a plate full of hot chocolate chip cookies, which were bomb!!! a Chef, and very picky, Jill has bomb cookies! She also baked us fresh cinamon rolls, rice crispy treats and peanutbutter bars!!! She was always right there if we needed anything, such an amazing host!!! Now for the cabin, super cool, amazing and cozy little cabin, beautiful inside and out! Has everything you need to cook all week, fish on the lake, or just hang out and enjoy the view of the lake. I wish i could give this review 20 stars because thats how i felt about our experience! Thank you so much Jill, you and the cabin wrte amazing and we cant wait to see you next summer!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello to Devin and the boys...You failed to mention we enjoyed the absolute best fish tacos we have ever had in our lives thanks to you Chef! I am not exaggerating...crazy good. Perhaps you need to drive the Q UP Barbeque Truck from down south and make a Duluth run-there are lots of hungry Minnesotan's in our neck of the woods. I am delighted you all had a great time. I will start experimenting on some new baking recipes and see what I can come up with for your next visit. Cheers and Bon Appetit.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Duluth International Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Pike Lake Golf Course Par 3
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 53
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Spirit Mountain

Duluth is a destination delight. Stay in your very own private and peaceful lake cabin retreat on the edge of Caribou Lake...only 16 miles from Canal Park in Duluth and 4 miles from the edge of Hermantown which adjoins Duluth. There is always something exciting to explore, anytime of the year. Check out an official Duluth Travel Guide! (Please note, The Red Cabin is nestled in a peaceful and secluded neighborhood at the end of a peninsula. Loud parties, excessive drinking and substance use are not welcome nor tolerated. Thank you)


Rates & Availability

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

I book 7 day minimums for summer in advance; if you need accomodations for 3 nights, I will also book them in advance. I will consider two night stays. Single night bookings may also possibly be made within the day or two of the night needed. I work with you on an individual basis depending on both of our schedules. I reserve the right to book according to my work schedule-so an open calendar does not guarantee I can accommodate your party-again, I will work with you on an individual basis.

Half the rate (which is non-refundable) will be paid upon booking via check or cash; the remainder upon check in with cash or credit card. All credit card transactions will include an additional 3.7% swipe fee.
Contact for details. A damage deposit will be collected and returned within 3 days of satisfactory check out/ or a credit card number can be held for the damage deposit.

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