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Log Cabins on BWCA Wilderness Lake!

Rated 4.82 out of 5 from 55 reviews.SuperhostFall Lake, Minnesota, United States
Entire cabin
hosted by Joe
11 guests2 bedrooms15 beds2 bathrooms
Entire cabin hosted by Joe
11 guests2 bedrooms15 beds2 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the cabin to yourself.
Joe is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Our camp is off road, off grid, on the edge of the BWCA. 2 cabins, sauna, pavilion, fire pit, beach and dock on Fall Lake near Ely. 20 minutes to town, 3 million acres of wilderness out the door. Fish, canoe, swim, explore woods and lakes. Spend your time here or use as basecamp for backcountry trips. See deer, eagles, loons, moose, bear, or hear a wolf howl in the distance. Propane lanterns, cookstoves and refrigeration, hand pump clear spring water from our pristine well. Life on the edge.

The space
Hand crafted log cabins, overlooking Fall Lake, each with a gas cook stove, refrigerator, and wood stove for heat. Bunks and sleeping loft in each cabin, extra cots available. Sleeps up to 11-12 adults, up to 14 if you double up a couple kids in the wider bunks. Fire pit with pavilion and outdoor kitchen for summer cookouts. Wood fired sauna 15 feet from the lake. Aluminum canoe for paddling around. Camp is surrounded by conservation land and backs up to the Boundary Waters wilderness. You are wrapped in the forest with the lake at your feet. Water, woods, and endless sky. NOTE: cabins are accessible by water only! You must bring or rent a boat or canoe, or use the local transport service at Packsack Outfitters. (URL HIDDEN)
Because of this and because we are not on site, linens, pillows and towels are NOT provided. You must bring your own, or a sleeping bag. Also bring toilet paper, paper towels, batteries for flashlights and bottles for propane lanterns to use during your stay. Read the house manual thoroughly! Rustic, primitive systems need understanding.

Guest access
Sauna, aluminum canoe, endless woods and water. Northern lights, loon song, eagles all free of charge.
NO ROAD! Access the cabins across Fall Lake by boat, canoe, snowshoes or skis.

Other things to note
The lakeside cabin was built by a young Finnish immigrant named Waino Maninnen in about 1930, and restored by me.in the 1980's. It has a sauna built into the hillside beneath it. The hillside cabin, or "Cook's cabin" as we call it, was built by me from timber on the land in the early 1990's. Both cabins are well maintained and in regular use. I added a new tool shed and pavilion with an outdoor kitchen in 2013. My family has been coming up to this land since the 1930's, and my siblings have several cabins further down the lake.
NOTE: Wintertime use is for experienced campers only! You must snowshoe or ski in, ice conditions on the lake must be taken into consideration, and the well pump is drained, so drinking water must be packed in. Wash up water can be gotten by chopping a hole in the ice near shore. Winter use is not for the inexperienced or faint hearted. Conditions can be very harsh, with extremely low temperatures, deep snow or high winds. Frostbite and hypothermia are real options. I love wintertime, but you must know what you are doing in an off road, severe environment.
Our camp is off road, off grid, on the edge of the BWCA. 2 cabins, sauna, pavilion, fire pit, beach and dock on Fall Lak…
Our camp is off road, off grid, on the edge of the BWCA. 2 cabins, sauna, pavilion, fire pit, beach and dock on Fall Lake near Ely. 20 minutes to town, 3 million acres of wilderness out the door. Fish, canoe, swim, explore woods and lakes. Spend your time here or use as basecamp for backcountry trips. See deer, eagles, loons, moose, bear, or hear a wolf howl in the distance. Propane lanterns, cookstoves and refrigeration, hand pump clear spring water from our pristine well. Life on the edge.

The space
Hand crafted log cabins, overlooking Fall Lake, each with a gas cook stove, refrigerator, and wood stove for heat. Bunks and sleeping loft in each cabin, extra cots available. Sleeps up to 11-12 adults, up to 14 if you double up a couple kids in the wider bunks. Fire pit with pavilion and outdoor kitchen for summer cookouts. Wood fired sauna 15 feet from the lake. Aluminum canoe for paddling around. Camp is surrounded by conservation land and backs up to the Boundary Waters wilderness. You are wrapped in the forest with the lake at your feet. Water, woods, and endless sky. NOTE: cabins are accessible by water only! You must bring or rent a boat or canoe, or use the local transport service at Packsack Outfitters. (URL HIDDEN)
Because of this and because we are not on site, linens, pillows and towels are NOT provided. You must bring your own, or a sleeping bag. Also bring toilet paper, paper towels, batteries for flashlights and bottles for propane lanterns to use during your stay. Read the house manual thoroughly! Rustic, primitive systems need understanding.

Guest access
Sauna, aluminum canoe, endless woods and water. Northern lights, loon song, eagles all free of charge.
NO ROAD! Access the cabins across Fall Lake by boat, canoe, snowshoes or skis.

Other things to note
The lakeside cabin was built by a young Finnish immigrant named Waino Maninnen in about 1930, and restored by me.in the 1980's. It has a sauna built into the hillside beneath it. The hillside cabin, or "Cook's cabin" as we call it, was built by me from timber on the land in the early 1990's. Both cabins are well maintained and in regular use. I added a new tool shed and pavilion with an outdoor kitchen in 2013. My family has been coming up to this land since the 1930's, and my siblings have several cabins further down the lake.
NOTE: Wintertime use is for experienced campers only! You must snowshoe or ski in, ice conditions on the lake must be taken into consideration, and the well pump is drained, so drinking water must be packed in. Wash up water can be gotten by chopping a hole in the ice near shore. Winter use is not for the inexperienced or faint hearted. Conditions can be very harsh, with extremely low temperatures, deep snow or high winds. Frostbite and hypothermia are real options. I love wintertime, but you must know what you are doing in an off road, severe environment.
Our camp is off road, off grid, on the edge of the BWCA. 2 cabins, sauna, pavilion, fire pit, beach and dock on Fall Lake near Ely. 20 minutes to town, 3 million acres of wilderness out the door. Fish, canoe, s…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed, 2 bunk beds
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 4 bunk beds

Amenities

Free on-street parking
Laptop-friendly workspace
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Private entrance
Heating
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

4.82 out of 5 stars from 55 reviews
4.82 (55 reviews)

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This host offers 15% off if you stay a week and a 30% monthly discount.

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Fall Lake, Minnesota, United States

3 million acres of wilderness right out the door. No road north for 100 miles. Wonderful town 20 minutes away by boat and car for groceries, art shopping, or Northwoods dining. International Wolf Center and Great American Bear Center in town. Dark quiet nights and bright active days.
3 million acres of wilderness right out the door. No road north for 100 miles. Wonderful town 20 minutes away by boat and car for groceries, art shopping, or Northwoods dining. International Wolf Center and Gre…

Hosted by Joe

Joined in March 2014
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We are organizational consultants and entrepreneurs raising twin teens! We love the outdoors, everything from hiking, swimming and skiing to making maple syrup in late winter and and hard cider in early fall. We built our home here in the Happy Valley to raise a family and foster community. We think you will feel the inspiration and love that went into creating this unique homestead for rest and renewal.
We are organizational consultants and entrepreneurs raising twin teens! We love the outdoors, everything from hiking, swimming and skiing to making maple syrup in late winter and a…
Co-hosts
  • Derek
  • James
  • Nicolas
During your stay
At the beginning and end of your stay. Myself or manager will see that you get in and out ok. You will be on your own, as we are not onsite. You can stay in touch via mobile phone- there is service at the cabin.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 15:00 - 20:00
Check out: 12:00
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
Pets are allowed
Parties and events are allowed