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The Writers Cabin

· Shafer, Chisago, Minnesota
6 acres hosted by Alison O.
2 lodging sites
Learn more about this land: Welcome to the writers cabin. Tucked away in the woods behind an 1890’s farmhouse and bordering the Saint Croix River. The cabin has a sleeping loft with a queen memory foam mattress and cozy bedding. Two burner propane cooktop and pump sink along with all you need to cook. Hike the half mile down to the river and explore nearby Taylor’s falls. Sit out under the stars by the campfire, cozy up in the sleeping loft, and enjoy a quiet getaway in the beautiful Saint croix River valley.  This listing can be booked along with my other listing "Wilder Bell tent" for bigger groups.  The Space: The Writers Cabin is a small pine cabin with a sleeping loft, built in sofa that doubles as another single bed, and a built in dining area.  There is a two burner propane cooktop, as well as a pump sink for doing dishes or water, and the kitchen is equipped with basic cooking needs as well as dishes and utensils. Coffee and French press are provided along with olive oil, salt and pepper. The cabin is solar powered. There is also a hammock that comes with the cabin. There is a composting toilet.  Guest Access: Guests can pull directly up to the cabin and park right by it.  The river is just a 1/2 mile hike down, and there is a federal campground at the river as well with picnic tables, fire pits, toilets and water access. Other things to note:  We do have dogs and chickens at our farm. Please keep dogs away from the chicken coop and run area.  The cabin sits back behind our farmhouse, but feels incredibly private and has a gorgeous view.   Frequently Asked questions: Can I check in early? I do my best to accommodate early check ins, but if the cabin is booked back to back I may not be able to.  Do you rent kayaks or canoes? We don't rent, but there are some great places nearby that do! We highly recommend getting out on or in the river!  Can you recommend places to visit or to eat?  I'd love to!  Just Ask!   Is there water in the cabin? Yes, there is water in the pump sink for doing dishes and drinking (not purified drinking water). Is there electricity?  The cabin is solar powered. Just keep in mind that you don't want to drain the battery by leaving things plugged in too long or leaving lights on.  Can I bring my dog? We do accept well behaved dogs!  Is there a campfire area? Yes, we do have a campfire area and we supply wood for it. Is there a fridge?  No fridge in the cabin, so we recommend just packing your food in a cooler.  One can be supplied if you don't have one.  What is the bathroom situation?  There is a composting camp toilet in the outhouse that we ask you to add pine shavings to.  Composting bags can be changed out as needed and put in the container by the outhouse. 
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Shafer, Chisago, Minnesota, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, and Wahpekute First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Alison O.Joined in April 2020
Response rate: 80%Response time: Within 6 hours
24 ratings · 22 reviews
Mary W.recommends
November 22, 2021
Wilder Farm Bell tent with Sauna
My husband and I had a wonderful anniversary weekend. The location was easy to find, just down the road from Fanconia Sculpture Park. The walk from the car to camp was easy and a cart was provided to easily transport our things. The firepit was great with a grill and griddle top, tongs and firewood were provided inside a metal cabinet next to the picnic table. The outhouse has a composting toilet, they provided two rolls of toilet paper. The only issue there was that my husband is 6'5 and barely fit inside. The tent and the interior were beautiful. At 5'9 I was able to walk around the tent easily, lots of space inside. The bed and pillows were super comfortable. The bedding was clean, comfy and plush. We went at the end of November so we really put the wood burning stove inside the tent to use, it was windy and 25⁰ at night but inside the tent it was warm and cozy. Firewood and matches were provided for the stove as well as a kettle. Next to the bed they set up a cute night table with flameless candles. Another table provided drinking water, a basin, a LED lantern, tin mugs, hot chocolate, hand soap, and a basket of assorted things like a deck of cards and the guest book. The floor of the tent was covered in several rugs making it very comy. When we had questions or needed more wood Allison replied quickly and helped us with all our needs. The only thing I'd suggest you definitely bring are earplugs, there is a very talkative rooster on the property ( I always bring ear plugs so I was not bothered) . I have no complaints, I think this camp site is worth every penny and the experience was awesome. I've already recommended it to several friends and even a few new people I met on this trip who seemed interested.
Allison B.recommends
October 7, 2021
Wilder Farm Bell tent with Sauna
The Wilder Bell Tent was such a cute a cozy place to stay. The wood stove kept us warm all night and our hosts were super nice and helpful anytime we needed more firewood or water, they even left us a jar of treats for our dog! The walk down to the river was a bit steep but beautiful with the fall colors! Lovely place to stay near the St. Croix River!
Eduardo C.recommends
September 17, 2021
Wilder Farm Bell tent with Sauna
Beautiful scenery and privacy.
Place is great. Beautiful scenery and privacy. Easy access to the river. Alison was very kind and helpful. Even at late hours of the night she responded quickly and with a lot of patience. We would recommend to frineds. Thank you!
Jacob O.recommends
August 29, 2021
Wilder Farm Bell tent with Sauna
Magical experience!
This camp was incredible and Alison was such a great host. The site was beautiful and the tent with wood burning stove was like nothing we’ve ever camped in. Everything was clean, convenient and easy and we had plenty of privacy. The view was beautiful and cooking over the fire with the griddle that was provided was so much fun. I highly recommend this campsite to anyone looking for something unique, comfortable and memorable. Thanks Alison!
Kristen A.recommends
July 26, 2021
Wilder Farm Bell tent with Sauna
Very peaceful property. The tent was very fun and was a unique to stay in.
Kristen A.recommends
July 26, 2021
The Writers Cabin with Sauna
Wonderful property! Very peaceful.
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