There is nothing as magical as being ‘at the lake’ in Northern Minnesota. Once you and/or your family have experienced the natural beauty and peace at The Lake House, on private Cedar Island Lake just minutes south of Biwabik and Giant’s Ridge, we are certain you’ll be back to make more wonderful memories. There is everything and nothing to do. Each season offers its unique colors, climate and opportunities for fun and adventure. You can’t help but find your true north here.
Peace and quiet envelop you at The Lake House on Cedar Island Lake. A place to slow down, hear your heart speak to you and create beautiful memories.
The Lake House is the perfect sanctuary for families, friends, lovers, or a solo retreat. Find yourself, enjoying your passions. Within minutes you can find yourself on world class golf courses, Olympic Nordic and Alpine skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, exploring, bird watching, photographing or enjoying the pristine flora and fauna, or at the off road vehicle park or on the hundreds of miles of bike and snowmobile trails. Within an hour you can find yourself at Lake Superior’s North Shore, Voyageur National Park, Fortune Bay Casino and Golf Resort or Ely’s gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and shopping.
Deep in the North Woods on the historic Old Vermilion Trail, the main route of travel between Duluth and Lake Vermilion prior to 1880, you can find yourself a world away, right here at The Lake House on Cedar Island Lake.
Disponible para huéspedes
The entire property is yours while you are our guests.
We ask that the septic tanks and drain field are not walked or driven on during the winter. The area will be indicated.
Atención a los huéspedes
We are available to you by phone at all times.
Our Daughter lives locally and can greet you upon your arrival or you may choose to 'self check-in'.
Our Handyman is available to us for any emergencies. Please call us directly with any issues.
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To make your stay at The Lake House easy, comfortable and memorable, you’ll find the house filled with everything. See, this is our home when we are here and we want you to feel at home too.
A binder is located on the kitchen island with ‘how to’ information for everything at The Lake House. It also contains lists and information on local markets, restaurants, activities and attractions.
Perfect for One, Two or Three couples with room for kids too.
Master Bedroom sleeps 2
Comfortable queen bed with dual control heated mattress pad
Built in dresser drawers and large closet with hangers
Guest Bedroom sleeps 2
Cozy full bed
Dresser and closet
Downstairs ‘Cabin’ Pull out sofa full bed sleeps 2
Pack and Play with changing station for baby
Dining room table converts to awesome blanket fort for kids!
Multiple sets of fresh bed linens for each bed
Extra blankets, comforters, throws and even sleeping bags
Summertime a tent is available
Fully stocked Gourmet Kitchen…
Large center island with seating
New 5 burner gas range/oven and exhaust hood with lighting
Appliances – coffee maker/timer, coffee bean grinder, tea kettle, blender/food processor, large slow cooker, crock pot, hot-air corn popper/personal popcorn bowls, KitchenAid mixer and hand wand, toaster
The Lake House special blend of coffee beans and huge selection of tea
Condiments and complete selection of spices
Cook and bake ware
All cooking/serving utensils, cutlery and silverware
Dishes, serving pieces and glassware galore
Huge assortment of beautiful indoor/outdoor table settings
Weber BBQ on Kitchen Deck (even in the winter) with charcoal, lighter fluid and utensils
Large farm table seats 8 comfortably
Lakeside Deck table and chairs for alfresco dining in Summertime
Picnic table/large umbrella off Kitchen Deck
2 Full Bathrooms
-Downstairs shower in Cedar Sauna *timer allows programming for sauna to be hot and ready when coming in from the Lake or playing in the snow
Fresh bath linens on both levels
Plenty of beach towels for Summertime
Hairdryer and curling iron
Washer and Dryer
Ironing board /Rowenta iron
Room to hang clothing to dry – hand washables or Winter outer wear
Forced air furnace/humidifier
Electric personal room heater on each level
Fireplace downstairs ‘Cabin’ with first fire ready to light *fireplace use agreement
Firewood and kindling
-42” HDTV with DVD and Dish Network channels
-Bluetooth 6 in 1 Music Player – your personal device (plug in or Bluetooth), record albums, cassette or CD player, FM radio
Downstairs ‘Cabin’ entertainment
-42” HDTV with DVD/VHS, Surround Sound and Dish Network channels
-Hundreds of Disney VHS movies and assorted genre DVDs
-Xbox with assorted games
-Board Games galore
-Books for all ages
-Musical accompaniment instruments
Work station with printer/scanner combo and connection cords
AT&T Cell Service has best reception here
-Use your mobile device data plan as hotspot for internet connection
Basic office supplies
Massage Table, linens and Oil
-Fire Pit with benches off Kitchen Deck
-Sledding hill with minibogins
-Access to Lake for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing
-Flood lights to illuminate snowy night view to Cedar Island Lake
-Snow shovel and ice scraper/brush
-The driveway is automatically plowed after each 4+” snowfall
off Kitchen Deck (faces East and South)
-Fire pit with Adirondack chairs, tables and lanterns
-All supplies to make smores!
-Chaise lounge with cushion and pillows
-BBQ / charcoal, lighter fluid and utensils
-Deck furniture and lanterns
Lakeside Deck (faces West)
-Table and chairs/pillows for dining alfresco
-Grandma and Grandpa rockers
-Porch swing with pillows under the Lakeside Deck
-Hammock with pillows/throw for the best ride of your life!
-Lake shore fire pit with chairs
-All supplies to make smores!
-Canoe with paddles and life vests
-2 top side Kayaks with paddles and life vests
-14’ Alumicraft fishing boat with 6 horse motor, fish finder, fish net, anchor and life vests
-Outdoor games… remote control cars, bubbles, jump ropes, sidewalk chalk, beanbag toss game, tic/tack/toe and other toys
We hope The Lake House on Cedar Island Lake becomes a tradition for you, your family and friends!
- The Lake House is located on quiet, private Cedar Island Lake. We share our driveway with our neighbor. Their children and grandchildren spend time there too. Please be polite and aware of where you park (there is plenty of space) to allow everyone easy access. We enjoy intimate gatherings and hope you will do the same. Please respect the neighborhood's peace and quiet.
- We encourage a 'pay it forward' policy. Please feel free to use everything at The Lake House. If you use all of something, replace it. Or at least note in our communication binder, what we've run out of.
- The Lake House is meant to be lived in. Please treat it as you would your own or your Grandmother's home. We don't use coasters on the coffee table, but please no 'rough housing' inside. If something gets broken, please contact us immediately.
- The Fireplace Agreement must be signed, dated and emailed to us in order to use the fireplace.
We were both born and raised on the 'Iron Range' in Northern Minnesota. We have been married 33+ years, have 2 adult children and 2 new Grand Girls! We raised our family on the Central Coast of California (25 years), but relocated back to Minnesota in 2010 to help Cherie's Mom when her Dad died suddenly of a heart attack. We found The Lake House, just 1 mile down the road from Mom. It's perfect.
Cherie has a dx of Multiple Sclerosis, though, so the winter months present many challenges to her health and mobility. Cherie is a yoga instructor and volunteer teaches workshops for the National MS Society, both in the Midwest and while traveling to warmer climates. She also holds yoga teacher training workshops.
We stayed at our first Airbnb to attend the Rose Parade in Pasadena this year. It was such a nice experience, we decided we could share our wonderful Lake House while we needed to be away in the winter. Our daughter lives nearby and is caretaking for us.
We are easy guests who love to experience the suggestions of our hosts.
We are accommodating hosts that want you to enjoy your experience of peace and healing while staying at The Lake House as our guests.
Every moment of our life is an adventure. Thank you for letting us be part of your journey!