Hipcamp host Marko C.,
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Welcome! This small log cabin has one main room and one bedroom. It is located on Birch Lake between Ely (12 miles) and Babbitt (6 miles). There is electricity, a double futon bed, a twin bed, and a couch. There is no heat source and no running water. There is an outhouse.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Marko a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Cabin on Birch Lake in Minnesota.


18 Reviews

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Hipcamper Tay

Sweet cabin on birch lake

Tay Z.
recommends this listing.
June 27th, 2022

Marko was an amazing host and we can’t wait to go back! The cabin is cozy and very spacious, I’m so happy we had access to a fridge. The property is beautiful, my son ran and swam his little heart out. We took out the boats and explored all around birch lake which was so relaxing and beautiful. Definitely a new favorite summer spot for our family.

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Hipcamper Jim
Jim B.
recommends this listing.
June 21st, 2022

Fantastic spot on Birch Lake! Sandy beach and good fishing right from the dock in front of the cabin. Marko is a great host, very responsive and helpful. The cabin is rustic but clean and has all the basic stuff you need for an enjoyable stay.

Hipcamper Ellen
Ellen S.
recommends this listing.
June 5th, 2022

We had such a fantastic and relaxing time! Marko is so accommodating and welcoming. We couldn’t have asked for a better cabin for our trip. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Ellen
Ellen S.
recommends this listing.
June 5th, 2022

Fantastic stay! Marko was so accommodating and the cabin had everything we could’ve asked for. Such a peaceful spot. High recommend!

Hipcamper Tasha

We had a wonderful spring trip!

Tasha E.
recommends this listing.
June 3rd, 2022

Our stay at the cabin was perfect for us. We are a group of laid back ladies that like to go on a weekend trip every spring. The Host was a cool guy, he checked in with us a few times and answered any questions we had. We went on a hike to the water falls, it was said that it was flowing harder then it had in 40 years. Ely was very close by and we found plenty to do!Even with our rainy weekend this spot was perfect for our spring trip. Definitely an amazing spot for fishing. The beach area was nice and clean. Even caught a northern right off the doc. They had a gas and charcoal grill that we could use and plenty of fire wood. There was a small row boat with a trolling motor, paddle boat and a canoe that we could use. The Host Marco was kind enough to let us go explore his little island. In our evenings we enjoyed looking at some of the old unique books and played some of the old games that were also at the cabin. Overall this was perfect for our group. We hope to come again!

Also if your comfortable in a more rustic location and traditional outhouse. (Meaning a few cob and some dust with a hint of must) Then this remote location had ample opportunities to explore and a very relaxing vibe. It felt very private but we felt very supported by the host.

Hipcamper Lalania


Lalania W.
recommends this listing.
October 3rd, 2021

Beautiful!!! Love this place... right next to the water pretty secluded spot!! So peaceful, loved the cabin the views are pretty fantastic also!!

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Hipcamper Nathan


Nathan D.
recommends this listing.
September 22nd, 2021

The Cabin was a remarkable place. One could say they could lose themselves for hours viewing the moon at the edge of the dock, with islands resting just within view. Between this and the fireplace and a perfect setting for a game of cribbage within the walls of the cabin, one could say they couldn’t ask for a more serene setting

Hipcamper Christin
Christin H.
recommends this listing.
September 2nd, 2021

Rustic old cabin with a fun history, beautiful location on a lake and a welcoming and helpful host. This is a great get-away for us after our BWCA trip was cancelled due to the fires. We had the chance to paddle, portage, hike, cook camp food and still stay dry. Would stay again. 🏕️

Hipcamper Marko
Response from Marko, the Host, on September 7th, 2021

Thanks so much, Christin and family. It was our pleasure hosting you and we're glad you were able to take in so much of what the area has to offer. All the best.

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Hipcamper Dustin
Dustin A.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2021

Awesome place! Right on the water. Only thing is bring a camping toilet or drive 10 minutes to town the outhouse is infested with giant wolf spiders otherwise I definitely recommend staying here. very cool old cabin stayed nice and cool even though it was fairly hotout and my kids had a blast swimming and using the hammock.

Marko's grampa's cabin.
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