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Entry gate by road. Winding ¼ mi long driveway leads you to the cabin and river.Quan Yin, the Goddess of Compassion and female manifestation of the Buddha, greets you at the entrance at the end of the driveway.
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Quiet seclusion at Trade River Retreat Center

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Quiet seclusion at Trade River Retreat Center

2 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1.5 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1.5 baths
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the lockbox.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

Tranquil, quiet, and exceedingly private getaway right on the banks of a protected river, only 1.5 hours from the Twin Cities! Even the beautiful drive there is relaxing. Enter a world of peace and calm deep in the woods on the river. Make delicious meals in a well stocked high-end modern kitchen, play in the river, relax in the sauna or enjoy a bonfire. This is not your typical cabin but a spiritual oasis with a unique eclectic blend of modern, rustic, Native American and Japanese aesthetic.


Ethernet connection
Indoor Fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 double bed
Common spaces
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed, 1 hammock

House Rules

Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox


Wide doorway to the home’s entrance
Well-lit path to entrance


207 Reviews

Susan User Profile
August 2018
Doug's place is beautiful and peaceful. It offers a closeness to nature and to the small river beside it that is restorative and inspiring. He provides all the essentials - great coffee, cooking essentials, a great CD collection, intriguing bookshelf, comfy bed - to ensure a w…
Nora User Profile
July 2018
My husband and I chose a return visit to the Trade River Retreat for our anniversary. Our second stay was just as wonderful as our first. The fully stocked kitchen allowed us to prepare many lovely meals, which we enjoyed on the screen porch overlooking the river. The water tempe…
Kasey User Profile
July 2018
Absolutely loved my time at Doug's cabin!
Chelsea User Profile
July 2018
We have stayed at two of Doug’s places, both amazing and tranquil. We especially loved having morning coffee in the screened in porch, hearing the birds and watching the river flow by.
Mike User Profile
June 2018
Beautifully crafted cabin with lots of wood in a secluded woodsy area. A babbling creek, birdsongs, and bullfrogs all complete the natural setting. Skylights inside the structure bath everything in soft light, highlighting exceptional design choices inside. A stunning place!
Brenden User Profile
June 2018
We were so impressed with Doug's space, it was so thoughtfully put together. Any place with a sauna will always win my heart, but when you are in this house it feels like you are in a piece of art. This is the type of place that not only recharges you but also inspires you. Can I…
Nathan User Profile
June 2018
As parents of three young kids, this peaceful, restful space was the exact thing we needed. Best anniversary we've had in years. Played in the stream, cooked and ate good food, read a lot of our books. The wifi was better than I expected out in the boonies. Very private space. We…

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United StatesJoined in February 2014
Douglas User Profile
599 Reviews
5 References
I am a fine art photographer, photo workshop instructor, publisher of Shots Magazine and lover of strong coffee & loud music that travels constantly. I love beauty in many forms and am very influenced by Japanese style, gardens and architecture. My house and cabins reflect my in…
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