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Remote Wilderness Cabin & Sauna near BWCA Widerness, Ely, Mn.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Rustic & Beautiful 2 bedroom Cabin + Sleeping Porch (Sleeps 9-10)

The Sundew Cabin is a remote cabin bordering the BWCA Wilderness Area. You will have complete privacy with NO neighbors, just deer, moose and wolves. The cabin and sauna are handcrafted with logs by the owner. It is located on a wildlife pond, not a recreational lake. It is paradise for people interested in bog orchids, hearing bitterns, hearing wolf howls, and complete quiet. It is close to Pickerel Lake, from which there is direct BWCA access (Kawishiwi River). Pickerel is good for swimming and fishing, as well.

The cabin is rustic and cozy. It has solar lights, propane cooking and refrigeration. The toilet is a simple outhouse and bathing is done in a traditional Finnish steam sauna.

We provide a canoe at Pickerel Lake and you can paddle and portage to many lakes surrounding the cabin. The cabin is open during the winter also. It is fully insulated and has great back country cross country skiing. The cabin is located east of Ely about 10 miles from town, north of Pickerel Lake and south of Fall Lake.

There is $10 fee per day for one pet, $15 for two pets per day. We ask that you please leave the pet fee as cash on the counter for us to collect when you leave!

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018

About The Owner

Steve Lampman, a Rochester, Minnesota native and Liz Schendel, originally from St. Louis Park, Minnesota moved to Ely in the 1970s. They were drawn to the area because of the beautiful scenery, slow pace, friendly people, and the wonderful outdoor opportunities. In 1989 they began renting out remote log cabins hand crafted by Steve to provide peaceful getaways for others.

What makes this cabin unique

Since the Sundew Cabin is located right on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area there are many unique outdoor activities right outside the cabin door. During the summer months we enjoy paddling, fishing, hiking, and relaxing outside. The winter provides good skiing and snowshoeing. It is common to glimpse moose, wolves, beavers, bears, many birds, and other animals all times of the year. Another great aspect of our cabin is that there are no telephones, TVs, internet, or any other technological distraction to interfere with exploring and family time.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Ely

Property Type:
  • cabin
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Please bring your own Bedding or Sleeping Bags (including pillowcases).
  • Pets are welcome for $10 per day but ask that you keep their droppings off the trail and do not allow them to jump on the furniture or screens.
  • Outside fires are allowed but please cut dead or downed trees. The Firewood is supplied for the sauna and stove.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming


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Remote Wilderness Cabin & Sauna near BWCA Widerness, Ely, Mn.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Place was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We went for our first family vacation with our adult kids and their young children. We have all been to BWCA & Pickeral several times, so this was luxury. The place is amazing and the sauna is perfect. We hope to make this an annual event.

  • Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Spent our 2nd anniversary in this beautiful cabin. Hiked for miles each day and really enjoyed the views, the fireplace, and the sauna. Our great dane loved it too. Would highly recommend this cabin!

  • Submitted: 3-Jun-2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A friend and I spent a January ski weekend at Sundew. It was incredible. Beautiful setting, great cabin and sauna, outstanding hosts. We will definitely be going back.

  • Submitted: 16-Jan-2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from a week at the Sundew cabin over Thanksgiving. We could not have been more pleased with the accomodations. Having no electricity or plumbing was not an issue at all. It was a beautiful week with plenty of snow for us to hike and snowshoe. Steve and Liz had all the wood we would ever need. We loved having a fire in the stove and kept the sauna going every evening. If you have never bathed in a traditional sauna - it is a very relaxing and cleansing experience. We slept peacefully for 10 hours a nite! And the craftmanship of the cabin! Wow! The windows are big and beautiful and frame the landscape - a MAGNIFICENT landscape! Come to Ely and stay at the Sundew. You will not regret it!

  • Submitted: 1-Dec-2010
  • Stayed: November 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Hibbing, MN
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Ely

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
Jun 16 2018 - Oct 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
Autumn 2018
Oct 15 2018 - Dec 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$13.31

If you are coming to get wasted, go somewhere else. We do not allow target practice with any type of gun, other than a BB gun. If you want to shoot, we have 2 gun ranges in the area

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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