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Forest Cabin 'Eleanor'

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Cabin Eleanor
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Private acreage tucked away in a rolling pine forest with a tiny fishing/paddle boat lake. Gorgeous natural boulder landscaping decorates our trail sides. Mossy forest floors, and too many animals lurking to count. The layout of the property has been designed specifically to seclude guests so they can enjoy themselves without worrying about disturbing anyone. Cabin Rental: Our secret cabin 'Eleanor' treats people all year long. Built on stilts like a tree house, and in the pines, it has a private campfire area wrapped in a boulder wall. We supply the firewood for free. The balcony keeps you close to nature and the fireplace keeps you warm. There is a Queen bed in the bedroom and a bunk bed facing the many windows into the trees in the open living space. So comfy and cozy, a beautiful ca...Private acreage tucked away in a rolling pine forest with a tiny fishing/paddle boat lake. Gorgeous natural boulder landscaping decorates our trail sides. Mossy forest floors, and too many animals lurking to count. The layout of the property has been designed specifically to seclude guests so they can enjoy themselves without worrying about disturbing anyone. Cabin Rental: Our secret cabin 'Eleanor' treats people all year long. Built on stilts like a tree house, and in the pines, it has a private campfire area wrapped in a boulder wall. We supply the firewood for free. The balcony keeps you close to nature and the fireplace keeps you warm. There is a Queen bed in the bedroom and a bunk bed facing the many windows into the trees in the open living space. So comfy and cozy, a beautiful cabin to appreciate the simple things. The cabin is stocked well with majority of the goods to keep your outing stress free, such as baking and cooking supplies and all eating utensils to use in the full kitchen: coffee maker/ice cube trays/micro/stove/fridge/toaster/blender. All the linens, comforter/bedding and bathroom/kitchen towels are fresh and provided by us. The bathroom is custom made and ADA compliant as well as the layout of the rest of the cabin, yet there is a slight slope outside to get to the front door. During the Winter we outfit with two sets of snow shoes to explore and snowmobiles are welcome as the trail cuts through the resort. Take a walk through the woods to the little lake to relax. There is no other lodging in sight from the cabin so there is not a care to disturb anyone. We encourage people to bring golf carts or ATV's to explore the property. We also have two golf carts for rent and they are a ton of fun to get around the big property on. Just let us know if you are interested:) Free: Boat use, we have kayaks, canoes, and paddle boats, and enough random fishing gear to get you on the lake for awhile! Firewood is free here, we have tons of it, do not bring your own. Right now beavers have dammed up our lake and so far they have sunk half the dock, so if they keep going we will have to get a new dock, but paddling to the dam and passed the beaver huts is really cool. LOCATED four miles South of Shevlin, MN, which is about 3.5-4 hours North of the Twin Cities. IMPORTANT: Our hallmark is accommodating to each guests different requests or wishes. We pride ourselves in catering to our guests, so just ask. . . If you want a 10 foot tall bonfire, a wedding proposal... :) More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Must be 21 or older to reserve.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Annie E
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2012
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

My wife and I just stayed a few nights at Cabin Eleanor and it was excellent. My wife said it was "a 100% percent better" than she expected. She is not an outdoor person, but Eleanor is not really roughing it. It is an excellent...More

Date of stay: July 2017
4  Thank JDC163
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Our family of three spent a week in cabin Eleanor. I have never experienced such a well-stocked rental. Annie has thought of EVERYTHING you could possibly need during your stay--linens, kitchen supplies (including coffee, seasonings, dishes, utensils, cookware, etc.) toiletries, games, books, puzzles, DVDs ....More

Date of stay: June 2017
1  Thank jojomitty
onestory, VR Owner at Forest Cabin 'Eleanor', responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

I loved talking with you guys. When I go to Branson I will think of you all:) Hope to see you again. Thank you so much for finding us.

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

Hats off to Annie and the Black Lantern crew !!!! All your hard work has paid off. The cottage and the grounds are amazing. Your skills with woodworking, stonework, interior decorating, folk art is evident everywhere. The property is beautiful, and so is the lake....More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank tcass_12
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Cabin Eleanor is INCREDIBLE!! It's the best of everything. Outdoors, you find wilderness, nature and God's beauty. Indoors, you are in luxury. Every detail has been thought through by the owner. We instantly felt as if we were home yet felt like we were pampered...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Very nice place to stay and very peaceful and quite. Can't say one bad thing about our experience. My wife and two sons enjoyed the cabin and fires each night. Thanks for everything Annie!

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Schooner84
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Grill
Blender
Boat Available
Books
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Playground
Porch
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Water Views
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Just 15 minutes to Itasca State Park & the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi river. And under 20 minutes to Bemidji. Itasca: Ride a ferry boat to Historic Douglas Lodge where you can also set down and dine. Rent bicycles to take down MILES of trails or boat rental to cruise around the lake the Mississippi originates from. A great swimming beach and of course walking across the very beginning of the Mississippi river. Indulge in ice cream and shop for 'Minnesotan' souvenirs. Bemidji: See Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox on the waterfront, put in your boat and dock at a beachside restaurant. Old downtown offers too many establishments to count to eat and drink at. There is the college, the convention center for concerts and shows, little shops, and art on the street corners. Bemidji...
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