Hipcamp host Margo G.
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Get away from the lakefront crowds! This private, woodland cabin has all the modern conveniences of home while offering northwoods peace and quiet. Surrounded by forests and near the Sturgeon Lake chain, hours of outdoor activities await you. If you'd rather spend your time indoors, this comfy cabin has you covered with everything you need for a romantic getaway, a family

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Get away from the lakefront crowds! This private, woodland cabin has all the modern conveniences of home while offering northwoods peace and quiet. Surrounded by forests and near the Sturgeon Lake chain, hours of outdoor activities await you. If you'd rather spend your time indoors, this comfy cabin has you covered with everything you need for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a weekend with friends.

Our cabin is a wonderful retreat for all seasons. Whether you're looking to relax indoors or go on a wilderness adventure, you are welcome here. Enjoy a private, five acre property that borders George Washington State Forest. There are two bedrooms with comfy wooden beds, including a queen with double-thick mattress in the master bedroom and a full/twin bunk-bed for kids or extra guests to ensure everyone gets a great night's sleep. A queen-sized futon and pull-out loveseat in the common space can sleep a few more. For the outdoorsperson, there's a bird-watching bench, a bags/cornhole set, and nearby trails through the pines. Listen to the frogs croaking in the evening as you sit around the fire pit. When the sun sets, you'll see a beautiful sky full of stars, and sometimes even the northern lights. 

We have a chain of five lakes nearby, connected by streams and canals. McCarthy Beach State Park is a ten-minute drive away, with a swimming beach, modern changing facilities, and canoe rental. On a rainy day, you can pick out a game or a puzzle to work on at the game table, watch a DVD on the cozy couch, or cook a gourmet meal in our fully equipped kitchen. No matter the season, your vacation can be as relaxing or action-packed as you like. 

We are available via phone, text, and e-mail to answer questions and give recommendations about the area. During your stay, you'll have plenty of privacy on our 5.5 acre plot.  We may be residing in the guest house, a short distance away from the main house, though we'll leave you to your privacy unless you need our assistance.

Our northwoods location means we coexist with wildlife on the property. We provide bug spray and do regular preventative maintenance, but do be prepared to encounter some critters on the grounds and once in a while in the house-- part of the joy of living in the wild! We'll provide a handy visitor's guide to animals you may encounter. If you have questions about this, do drop us a message!

Side Lake is a thriving community with lots of charm. McCarthy Beach State Park, with swimming, canoe rental, and other activities, is four miles away. There are five lakes nearby, all with some public access, as well as hundreds of acres of state forest, so you can fish, boat, and hike to your heart's content. There are a couple cute (and tasty!) restaurants in town, as well as a gas station and a general store that sells ice cream and basic supplies. Twenty minutes away is the town of Hibbing, with lots of dining options, as well as beautiful Historic Hibbing, the breathtaking Hull-Rust Mine View, and the Greyhound Bus Museum. Chisolm, Grand Rapids, and Virginia, also nearby, offer museums, shopping, recreation, and entertainment.

Accommodation provided
Cabin
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 5 people per site
Potable water available
Tap, bottled water or jugs
Fires allowed
Fire ring
Toilet available
Flush toilet
No pets
Showers available
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Margo a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 3
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 30% off

    Activities

    Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

    Swimming

    Mccarthy beach state park down the road has a lovely sandy beach for swimming

    Wildlife watching

    We have lots of bird feeders, so you'll definitely see many kinds of local birds, as well as squirrels, deer, and the occasiona...Read more

    Boating
    Fishing
    Hiking
    Snow sports

    Terrain

    Natural features you'll find at Bearville Forest Retreat in Minnesota.

    Forest

    Our property borders on george washington state forest, so there's hundreds of acres of trees surrounding us.

    Beach
    Lake

    Places to see near Bearville Forest Retreat

    McCarthy Beach State Park
    McCarthy Beach State Park
    2 miles way Explore
    Scenic State Park
    Scenic State Park
    22 miles way Explore
    Schoolcraft State Park
    Schoolcraft State Park
    46 miles way Explore
    Bear Head Lake State Park
    Bear Head Lake State Park
    47 miles way Explore
    Voyageurs National Park
    Voyageurs National Park
    56 miles way Explore
    Savanna Portage State Park
    Savanna Portage State Park
    57 miles way Explore
    Superior National Forest
    Superior National Forest
    62 miles way Explore
    Chippewa National Forest
    Chippewa National Forest
    75 miles way Explore
    Jay Cooke State Park
    Jay Cooke State Park
    79 miles way Explore
    Franz Jevne State Park
    Franz Jevne State Park
    80 miles way Explore
    Lake Bemidji State Park
    Lake Bemidji State Park
    82 miles way Explore
    Gooseberry Falls State Park
    Gooseberry Falls State Park
    84 miles way Explore
    Moose Lake State Park
    Moose Lake State Park
    87 miles way Explore
    Tettegouche State Park
    Tettegouche State Park
    87 miles way Explore
    Pattison State Park
    Pattison State Park
    91 miles way Explore
    Amnicon Falls State Park
    Amnicon Falls State Park
    92 miles way Explore
    George H. Crosby Manitou State Park
    George H. Crosby Manitou State Park
    93 miles way Explore

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    Property
    Bearville Forest Retreat
    State
    Minnesota
    $150/night
    1 Site