November 28, 2023
We had another great stay at Stuga last weekend and absolutely enjoyed it! Thanks, Linda and Chris, for your hospitality and the wonderful atmosphere you created!
November 27, 2023
Perfect little retreat!
My sister and I absolutely adored the stuga! We had a lovely time walking around in the woods as well, admiring the sights and peaceful sounds of Linda and Chris’ property. The stuga was very warm and cozy for us to come back to after a hike, and it was a perfect place to pop in a cassette tape, eat some snacks, and make some art! We also shared a lot of laughter going on the tree swings! Not to mention, both Chris and Linda were so incredibly kind and thoughtful, they really know what they’re doing and how to make people feel at home. I wish we would have spent a longer time there, and would love to go back and explore in the summertime, too. With Downtown Duluth being merely a 15 minute drive away, there was plenty to do, and it still felt like we got a little taste of the beautiful natural surroundings the city of Duluth has to offer! Overall, it was a beautiful experience that helped us both connect with our childlike wonder and embrace the simple pleasures of life, away from stress and work. I highly recommend!
November 26, 2023
The Mini Coop
Linda and Chris were so welcoming! They gave me a tour of the property, which is gorgeous and I can’t wait to visit in the summer! The Mini Coop is the perfect size for 1, and the space heater made it very toasty!!
November 21, 2023
I just love that cozy little coop. I’ll be back to spend more time in the winter wonderland soon.
November 20, 2023
Gökotta (Swedish for "dawn picnic")
Magical glamping experience
Stayed the weekend in the Gokotta tent with my wife and 2 daughters. Cozy tent for the 4 of us and stayed warm with the wood burning stove. We loved the giant swing, my youngest could have been there all day. Also really enjoyed the community space, playing the piano and carpet ball. There is a nice little hiking trail in the back of the property, cute bridges and little boardwalk through the swampy woods and up to a large rock wall. Balsam Ridge had a magical look with the string lights following the trails and the different styles and sizes of places they have to stay.
Owners are super welcoming and are there when you need them. Would definitely go back again, maybe when there is snow, they said that they have a pretty neat sledding hill.
November 19, 2023
The hospitality is one of a kind at Balsam Ridge. The Stuga is cozy, simple and one step away from the woods. My kids and I love the swings, the fresh air, the freedom to explore and the ease we felt during our visit. Thank you Chris and Linda!