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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.
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.
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... :)
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
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
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onestory, VR Owner at Forest Cabin 'Eleanor', responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 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.
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
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
This was a perfect weekend get away. I went with my husband and two young kids. This is a resort that has one cabin on a campground. Since we went in December, we were the only ones there. The views of nature were breathtaking -...More
This was the PERFECT getaway that we needed. The cabin was beautiful and spotless. The bed was super comfortable. We didn't have a care in the world as we had everything we needed, including basic spices, which is a plus for someone who cooks. Annie...More
I almost do not want to write a review, I want to be the only one who knows about this incredible cabin and property. The property itself is just gorgeous. The real gem is this hidden cabin perched in the woods. Every amenity you can...More
We had business in Bemidji and usually stay at one of the generic Bemidji area hotels. Being that our visit corresponded to our wedding anniversary, we decided to stay somewhere with a bit more character & charm. The Eleanor cabin fit our needs perfectly! It...More
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...