Year round, 4-5 bdrms, 3 bath, fireplace,sauna, lake & trail s right out the doo
Spacious bedrooms, each with a sliding glass door leading to the deck and overlooking beautiful Caribou Lake which is the clearest lake in Minnesota. All interior wall is insulated to insure a quiet night sleep. We use the highest quality sheets, and in the winter we use all cotton flannel sheets, unless you tell us otherwise. Sauna in your cabin!!!!
Pool / Spa
- Bookings at this property are non-refundable.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - A great place for kids to explore. . A great place for kids to explore. .
Pets allowed - Dog allowed Sept-May limit of one in the summer. Dog allowed Sept-May limit of one in the summer.
No smoking - You can smoke outsideYou can smoke outside
Max guests: 16 (sleeps up to 16 adults) - additional Log cabins to allow for 40 guestsadditional Log cabins to allow for 40 guests
Minimum age of primary renter: 24
- Summer month require 3:30 pm check in and 9:30 am check in.
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Cleaned with disinfectant
Travel north of Grand Rapids on Scenic byway 38 through the Suomi Hills. Take this scenic drive over the continental divide, and on through the tall pines to Caribou lake, Minnesota's clearest. Trails of all kinds right out your door. Swim in this beautiful sand bottom lake, catch bass right off your private dock, or take a boats out to fish Lake Trout, Northern, or Sunnys. Swim, sauna, hike, or visit one of the many tourist attractions in the area. Open year round for winter's best X-county skiing, snow mobiling, snow shoeing, or just relaxing. The prefect place for those who want to get away from it all and discover what's 'it;s' all about. Room for the whole family, large group or a romantic place for couples.
Take in the sights and sounds of Grand Rapids, or travel north over the 7 hills into the quaint village of Marcell, where you'll find shopping, parks, recreation, and a small town feel. Once you experience this place you'll keep coming back. Relax, Enjoy, Rejuvenate, make it a tradition.
Other Activities: IN the summer enjoy boating, swimming, hiking, biking, wood burning sauna on the lake. In the winter you can ice fish for lake trout, Cross county skiing, snow shoeing and snow moiling, or just cuddle up in front of the fire place with you love, or a good book.
Golf: Several golf courses in all direction. Go to a world class course or a laid back little rural course. You'll always find a t-time Or you in the winter you can drive 15 minutes north to the Big Fork Golf course of year round indoor simulated golf.
Ski: Cross County ski the Soumi Hills, Trout Lake Estate, Blueberry Hills, Sugar Hills, Wabana. Wonderfully groomed trails for all level of skiers. 25 minutes from Mount Itasca down hill, ski jump and Olympic Bi-athalon Center.
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About Peggy Landin
We created these places before private vacation rentals came about. We knew families and friends wanted a place to get together on a lake, surrounded by nature, with no distractions, that felt like your own private lake home. We are passionate about log buildings and owned and operated Top-Notch Log homes for 40 years, building hand crafted log homes and structures with local timber for over 40 years on lakes all over the northern lake area. In 1998 our kids were young and we wanted to start a family endeavor so we purchased a small classic resort with 1100 feet of shoreline on the clearest lake in Minnesota. VRBO and other sites like this were not around and we know people wanted nice large cabins on the lake where they could gather with a group in places as nice, or nicer, then their own homes. So we proceeded to build three beautiful log lodges which were each on it’s own 200 feet of private lakeshore, so we could sell them as private homes if our plan didn’t work. But our plan worked and we have so many return guests it’s been fun to keep going. And now after 20 years of hosting groups and watching families grow and expand into more then one cabin, we are also seeing our guests wanting small places. So in the summer of 2017 we retired Top-Notch Log homes and put up two small log places on Caribou Lake, and now we want to invite your to come experience the beautify of the place and the feel of a real log home,
Peggy Landin purchased this lodge in 1998
Why Peggy Landin chose Marcell
These unique hand scribed log cabins on an amazing lake in a beautiful wilderness area, and just a few hours north of the twin cities. Our well spaced cabins are more private then most private homes. We are licensed, so you can be sure of a safe building, safe water and septic, and built just for guests. Located in the Suomi Hills on Caribou lake, which is clearest lake in Minnesota and one of over 650 lakes in a 7 mile radius. This spacious and secluded hand crafted full log lodge will have you as intrigued indoors as you will be outdoors. In the winter enjoy some of the best cross country skiing in the Soumi hills, or snow shoe on our many trails. Or snow mobile on the trail that leads from the cabin connecting you to trails throughout the northland. Lake trout and huge northern pike can be caught right out the door, or just relax in front of the field stone fireplace after a Finnish sauna. The cabin's-beautiful Forest surroundings, and this unique spacious cabin will have you inspired by the craftsmanship that went into the building. In the spring, summer and fall you'll love swimming in this amazing lake, boating, and fishing for Lake Trout, Large and Small Mouth Bass, or pan fish right from your private dock. This year round lodge has it all. In addition, we actually have three log lodges and two log cabins along 1100 feet of lakeshore, each very private on their own 200' of lake shore, so if your group expand we can accommodate you. This also makes it an ideal place for an intimate wedding of up to 50-100 people, with a wedding pavilion and and our new small honey moon cabin. Motor boats are allowed on the lake, but no Jet skis. The lodges have Wifi but no TVs. Summers are great. Very private with a large deck overlooking the lake, fire pit with wood provided, and nice yard for playing games. your looking for a place to start a family tradition you just found it. Hope you'll check us out.
What makes this lodge unique
Located in the Chippewa National Forest this place truly feels like a get away. The drive on scenic byway 38 takes you back in time as it weave through lakes and forest to our long driveway hemmed in with big pine. We invite you to go directly to your cabin which is warm, inviting, and overlooks Caribou lake. And you will fall in love with this amazing lake. You can see the bottom at 40 feet. The cabin is of the finest craftsmanship they have ever seen, and or guests tell us they can spend hours admiring it. With 4 spacious bedrooms, a bunk room, 3 bathrooms there's room for your large group. And as your group expands over the years you can spread into our additional lodges down the lakeshore. An additional highlight is located One mile before your turnoff to the cabin where you cross the continental divide. Pull in for a short walk through the self guided interpretive trail that teaches you about the water shed, and early history of the area, then continue on to this beautiful cabin that awaits you. As you turn into our half mile driveway smell the tall pines, prepare to relax. We leave the door open so you can go right to your cabin hassle free and just call us from the cabin phone. Come experience Minnesota's beat kept secret.