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Palisade Log Cabin on Lake Superior's North Shore

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Classic log cabin, lakefront property, great view of Lake Superior

The Palisade Log Cabin on the north shore of Lake Superior is located just off Highway 61, one mile northeast of Silver Bay. It is about a half mile through heavily wooded lots to the 35-year old secluded and authentic log cabin. The cabin sits on 5 acres of private land and has more than 460 feet of high rugged Lake Superior shoreline.

There are incredible views to the north of the Palisade Head Cliffs. These cliffs reach 350 feet high and are a favorite of rock climbers. You can hear the waves of the lake crashing against the ledge rock cliffs just 70 feet from the cabin. The sunrises over the lake are spectacular; in the evening you might be able to view the northern lights.

We installed a new geothermal heating system in October 2012 which should keep the cabin warm and cozy all winter long. Enjoy the peace and solitude of the whispering pines and birch while watching a bald eagle flying above. You can read a book or play cards/games near the cabin’s warm wood stove. Outside you can toast marshmallows at the fire pit or play horseshoes. Search for Thomsonites, agates, crystals, cobblestones, or driftwood. Go berry picking or view colorful spring wild flowers and brilliant fall foliage.

Drive the Highway 61/Superior National Forest Scenic Byway and visit the beautiful Minnesota state parks nearby (see map). Hike on The Superior Hiking Trail that runs from Two Harbors to the Canadian border. Ride your bike on the Gitche Gami Bike Trail that runs along Highway 61. Snowmobile on the North Shore State Snowmobiling Trail or drive an ATV on designated ATV trails from Duluth to Grand Portage. Try cross-country skiing on the North Shore Mountain Cross Country Ski Trail. Visit Lutsen Mountains ski resort 36 miles from the cabin.

In the summer you can go to Black Beach less then a mile away, and nearby beautiful sandy beaches which are part of Tettegouche State Park (ask for directions). Take a charter boat tour or fishing trip out of the Silver Bay Marina that is 3.5 miles to the southwest. If you're adventurous, you can go kayaking/canoeing in the cove.

Watch for giant iron ore carriers on Lake Superior, they depart from Silver Bay and head east to Cleveland. Look for wildlife around the cabin and you may see eagle, deer, moose, bear, fox, wolf, and beaver. If you don’t feel like cooking, dine at a variety of fine nearby restaurants (Lemon Wolf, Northern Lights, The Crossings, and Cove Point Lodge in Beaver Bay; Our House in Finland; The Blue Fin in Tofte).

The Palisade Log Cabin is in close proximity to all activities listed here, most within just a few miles. Most important, take time to enjoy a classic log cabin experience on the North Shore!

Keywords: Log Cabin, vacation rental, North Shore, Silver Bay, Lake Superior, Palisade Head, Split Rock Light House, Superior National Forest, Superior Hiking Trail, Boundary Waters Canoe Area, skiing, hiking, biking

More Details

Property Manager
Harold Piepho
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2018

About Harold Piepho

Mark and Sarah own the cabin. They moved to the Twin Cities in 2000, and frequently spent time "up north." Sarah's parents have owned a vacation home in Silver Bay for many years. This vacation home served as a launching pad for Mark and Sarah to visit the North Shore. In 2011, Mark and Sarah purchased this cabin. They love spending time at the cabin with their two sons. The quiet cabin in the woods is always a welcome retreat.

Harold and Rae Piepho manage the cabin. The Piepho's have lived on the North Shore for many years, and have extensive knowledge of the area.

Harold Piepho purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Harold Piepho chose Silver Bay

The north shore of Lake Superior, particularly the stretch along Highway 61 from Duluth to Grand Marais has something for everyone. Silver Bay, which is in right in the middle of this beautiful stretch, is a great place to enjoy the spectacular views of Lake Superior and to visit the many Minnesota State Parks in the area.

What makes this cabin unique

We enjoy everything we describe on our property listing, especially the beautiful views from log cabin. The area is quiet and relaxing and also provides us with opportunities to venture out and explore a wide variety of destinations along the beautiful North Shore!

Guestbook comments from the manager

As the previous owner, I can tell you that we

loved The Palisade Cabin, and wanted to share

the experience of a true Lake Superior

log cabin! We went live with our VRBO

listing July 10th, 2007 and have first time

guests coming on July 12th and

July 16th! I am amazed at the interest!

I hope you can make it this summer or

fall or even this winter, if we can

make it possible! Thank you for

visiting Palisade Log Cabin on

Lake Superior!
Jul 2007
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Silver Bay

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • cell phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom with great view of lake and sunrise. Open ceiling. Walls are 3/4 high.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
If you need recreational equipment there is a recreational sports rental store in Beaver Bay for cross-country ski, snowshoeing,and snowmobiling.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8732395 based on 72 reviews
5

Beautiful, quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our dog Louie loved the Palisade log cabin. They had everything we needed and the cabin was cozy, nicely decorated and very well taken care of. The large deck with the lake view was one of our favorite spots to relax and enjoy our coffee in the morning and dinners in the evening. We had campfires, star gazed and watched the sunrise. We also liked the privacy of this property, with no neighbors in sight. Our dog, Louie loved exploring the trails around the property and enjoyed hanging out on the deck watching the birds. We appreciated the dog chain that was provided. We are already planning our next trip!

  • Submitted: 6-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our cabin is a great get-a-way for any special occasion, and we try to meet all our guests expectations.
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5

Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Feels secluded yet close to town, peaceful, relaxing, comfortable. Well stocked kitchen.

  • Submitted: 9-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Worth the drive from the Cities!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! Amazing views, cozy cabin with unexpected amenities. We hope to return this summer!

  • Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Secluded and Great Views

  • 5 of 5

This place was everything as advertised! It was secluded, quite with stunning sunsets. Close enough to town to not waste your time driving, but far away enough to feel like you are the only ones on the planet.

Ownership was helpful, replied quickly and the place was clean and ready for us.

I would recommend this to anyone looking for a romantic getaway with beautiful surroundings and perfect atmosphere!

  • Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Paul, MN
5

Cozy cabin, beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is very well appointed and the property it sits on is lovely. The views of the lake and the sunrise were stunning. It was very windy when we were there (not sure if it always is?) and while the cabin itself is incredibly solid, the door that faces the lake was drafty and the wind whistled through. Fireplace was great to have and provided ample warmth though. We brought supplies to cook dinners as there are not a ton of options for dining out. Kitchen is well stocked - but I did forget, and miss, coffee. Nearby Tettegouche State Park is truly breathtaking. Snowshoeing was great. Would love to come back sometime in the fall.

  • Submitted: 8-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stillwater, MN
5

Always enjoy this place by Lake Superior

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here many times and always enjoy coming back. It is so beautiful sitting on a hill above Lake Superior. It was very clean. The road is great for walking our dog and there are many places to eat nearby.

  • Submitted: 1-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Silver Bay Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.4 Miles
Silver Bay Municipal Liquor
Nearest Ferry
89 Miles
Isle Royale Nat. Park, departs Grand Portage, MN
Nearest Golf
5.8 Miles
Silver Bay Country Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
North Shore Scenic Railway in Two Harbors, MN
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 61
Nearest Restaurant
2.4 Miles
Northwoods Cafe in Silver Bay
Nearest Ski
36 Miles
Lutsen Mtn's downhill Ski area
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Black Beach. located behind Americinn nearby
Car: necessary

Silver Bay is midway between Duluth (55 miles to the southwest) and Grand Marais (55 miles to the northeast). It is a great location to see all the beauty of the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Minnesota state parks nearby include Gooseberry Falls, Split Rock Light House, Tettegouche, George Crosby Manitou, and Temperance River. The Palisade Head just northwest offers great views of the lake. Also nearby is the Superior National Forest and the Superior Hiking Trail.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Silver Bay

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
May 1 2018 - Nov 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$306
C$2,006
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$39.85 + Tax

KEEP CLOSE WATCH ON PETS. BEWARE OF NEIGHBOR DOG AND WILDLIFE IN THE AREA.
Check in: 3:00 p.m.
Check out: 11:00 a.m.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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