House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
About Shawn Callahan
Shawn is a degreed professional (Mechanical Engineering and Nutrition Science) who relocated from the Twin Cities to northern Minnesota in 2002. Since that time, he has worked in a variety of positions, while also renovating the historic property that is now the site of two vacation rentals. Inn his spare time, he enjoys the many opportunities for outdoor adventure in northern Minnesota.
Shawn Callahan purchased this House in 2002
Why Shawn Callahan chose Biwabik
I built these vacation homes on our historic 13 acre homestead to provide a one-of-a-kind lodging option for the many travelers to this area.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 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.
Max guests: 6
Storybook setting for a girls’ getaway
The property was charming, quiet, comfortable and immaculate. This is my 3-4 time here, and I will continue to look for opportunities to come back.
Wonderful house with beautiful unique features
This is a cozy unique house! All rooms were clean and the no smoking, stocking feet request was right in line with our personal home rules.
Plenty of kitchen culinary supplies and coffee! which you will need since there is nothing nearby.
Unfortunately the weather kept us from hiking as we would have liked -our reason for staying so rural- and our stay wasn’t long enough to stock up and cook.
The closest best restaurant we found was in Ely (Insula) almost an hour away.. unless you drive back after dark in a continuous downpour on freshly paved roads without striping and it becomes and hour plus.
We loved the nice towels. All three beds were comfy, although the smaller one squeaked at the slightest movement. The shower was a little bit of a challenge until you figure out how to make it work, and kept the curtain contained. Overall a great place to stay.
The barn was so cozy we spent most of our time there. The barn is well appointed with modern appliances and a well stocked kitchen. The master bedroom has a sleep number bed which was a treat for us. We had fires every night at the fire pit with the complimentary wood and cooked out on the grill. There is a nice grocery store in Biwabik, which is only a few minutes drive from the barn which is well stocked and acceptably priced. There are other homes on the property but all are spaced to ensure privacy. Overall a wonderful three day weekend.
Everything about the Barn Home was perfect ..very clean, all the basic amenities (plus many extras :) It is so unique, and we really loved all the history in the home. We only wish we could've had more time the explore the beautiful property and surrounding areas. Shawn was wonderful to work with and very accessible. If we ever happen to be in Minnesota again we know where to go! Thanks for everything :)
This was a repeat visit for us. We've stayed there several times. Every year we are newly impressed by Shawn's attention to detail. He is a charming host. He keeps his properties in excellent condition and he is very accommodating. His creativity is a wonder to behold. The property is a lovely setting in the midst of nature and yet close to activities.
Located on a private 13 acre homestead outside Biwabik, near Giants Ridge Recreation Area. Variety of recreational opportunities nearby, including beaches, swimming, fishing, hiking, paddling, cycling, mountain biking, golfing, Nordic and alpine skiing, bird watching, scenic drives and historic tours.