Birch Lake Retreat

3 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 8 | Gunflint Trail

About Birch Lake Retreat

Birch Lake Retreat is a picturesque log cabin-style home located on Gunflint Trail. This beautiful home is nestled on the shore of Birch Lake, roughly 45 minutes north of Grand Marais, Minnesota. Birch Lake Retreat has direct access to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota's pristine Northwoods.

The original home dates back to 1946 and has been modernized and updated. The home now features two bedrooms and two bathrooms in the main house with a second bedroom located in the separate bunkhouse. This peaceful retreat offers modern conveniences in a location far away from hustle and bustle of city life. Sit on the deck and hear the birds chirping. Watch for deer grazing in the yard. If you're very lucky, you may catch a glimpse of a moose or a soaring bald eagle.

Another unique feature is the staircase leading to the loft space, which was constructed using logs salvaged from the 1999 Blow Down- a massive wind storm that toppled thousands of old-growth trees in the area.

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 Bedrooms/Bed Sizes/Location
  • Bedroom 1 - Queen Bed - Main Level
  • Bedroom 2 - Queen Bed - Upper Level
  • Bunk House -  TwoTwin Beds
  • Living Room - Sleeper Sofa
Bathrooms/Location
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower - Main Level Attached to Bedroom 1 and Hallway
  • Bathroom 2 - Shower - Upper Level
  • *There is no bathroom in the Bunk House

 



 Area Information

Passing through the town of Grand Marais, you will find the entrance to the Gunflint Trail Scenic Byway. Take this remote wilderness road up to Birch Lake, roughly 35 miles away. Along the way, you are certain to spot many wildlife creatures. These can include deer, bear, fox, wolf, and even moose! In the springtime, many of this area's visitors have reported seeing mother moose with their calves, a sight that is becoming more and rarer all over the world.

Once at Birch Lake Retreat you are in your own peaceful spot on Earth, with plenty of wilderness activities to keep you busy for your stay. Enjoy hiking, canoeing, and exploring this beautiful area. Check out the Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center to learn more about the area. Then, take a day trip into the BWCA or hop over to the Trail Center Lodge or Poplar Haus for a bite to eat. Head down the trail into the quiet, peaceful town of Grand Marais. The perfect destination for a day of shopping and dining at the many restaurants that make this quaint town so unique.

 

Amenities

Interior Amenities

  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Smoke Detector
  • Kitchen
  • Heater
  • Kitchen - Dishes, Pots, Flatware Provided
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • TV/DVD
  • Radio/Stereo/Docking Station
  • Granite Countertops
  • Smart TV - No Services Provided
  • Wi-Fi
  • Books
  • Fireplace - Wood Burning
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Extended Stay Home
  • Large Home
  • Linens Provided - Bedroom, Bathroom, and Kitchen

Exterior Amenities

  • Private Entry
  • Inland Lake
  • Fire Pit
  • Grill - Charcoal (Charcoal Not Included)
  • Deck or Patio (Furniture May Be Seasonal)
  • Lake Access - Easy
  • Private Dock (Seasonal)

Area Amenities

  • Near State Parks
  • On the Gunflint Trail
  • BWCA Access
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