Holidays can often result in heavy traffic, stuffy bedrooms, burnt stuffing and kids complaining that they are bored. But, what if you decided to do something different? Renting a cabin in the fall and winter can be unique and invigorating. Ely, Minnesota is known for it’s incredible fun and challenging dog sled races ,which kids and adults of all ages find entertaining. Often times, the local area celebrates centuries long traditions with dinners, festivals, races and more. This area is also known for fantastic snowmobiling, ice fishing, and cross country skiing, so what are you waiting for?


The Burntside Retreat is waiting to welcome you into their warm cabins that sleep over 20 guests! There is ample room in this log cabin! To check availability for this fall and winter or to view the photo gallery, rates or inquire directly with the owner, please click here.

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Decompress in the Boundary Waters for your #fall vacation in Minnesota

Decompress in the Boundary Waters for your #fall vacation in Minnesota

The Boundary Waters are a refuge to many. The majestic birds glide over the shimmering waters of one of the best lakes in the state for fishing. Bear Island Lake is a guarantee catch of your choice. walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, & perch. Whether your looking for adventure or relaxation, the Northern Lights Resort in Babbitt is perfect.

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Hike the Superior National Forest, or for a fantastic fall color drive, cruise along the Gunflint Trail, a 57 mile highway into the Boundary Waters. This is one of the best roads for a fall color tour. Fish the many area lakes for your best catch ever, or experience one of the most spectacular shows that mother nature puts on-The Aura Borealis. Checking out the northern lights by boat is a terrific way to see the electric dancing in the sky.

Northern Lights Resort in Babbitt

Northern Lights Resort has a variety of cabins to choose from, depending on your style and your budget. This resort is pet friendly. Many organized activities for kids and adults too. On-site, there is a sauna to help you warm up after those clear and crisp fall days. There is also a playground for little ones to help run off some of that never ending energy. There are tons of things for you to do on the resort grounds that include movie and popcorn night, scavenger hunts, nightly fires, arrow painting, and more.

Northern Lights Resort in Babbitt MN

If you choose to bring your own boat or rent one of ours, there is dock space and even a place for you to charge your own batteries. Kids love the water trampoline, paddle boats and water toys. There are also kayaks and canoes ( a terrific way to explore the many islands nearby).  

To learn more about this resort for your fall getaway, click here. You can see additional videos, photos, and rates. You can even inquire directly with the owner for additional information. 

Nor’Wester Lodge provides an escape near Minnesota’s Boundary Waters

This 3 bedroom cabin offers a lakeside view anyone would envy. Check out the beautiful townhome located right on the Gunflint Trail, named one of the “50 places of a lifetime” by National Geographic. View the shimmering lakes by day and the northern lights by night. This area is mesmerizing. Sit by the beach or relax by the fire for the chance of a lifetime to just relax and refresh the spirit. You can rent a canoe and explore many of the islands, fish for dinner or swim in Poplar Lake, one of the cleanest lakes around. To view more photos, videos, rates or to inquire/book direct: please click here.

We also have many great vacation rentals in other states as well! Check out these states to view a terrific cabin, cottage or lodge rental:

Premier destination for those that love Winter: Ely Minnesota


Most of you already know that Ely, Minnesota is a winter wonderland just waiting to welcome you in. It’s beautiful surroundings and abundant wildlife make this a great base camp for those that love adventure or a winterscape. The Lodge of Whispering Pines is a fantastic outfitting lodge that provides skillfull knowledge of the Boundary Waters in Minnesota and offers partial or full outfitting.

Nestled in the Superior National Forest, you will drive through either a canopy of colorful trees in the summer or fall or through a snowy trail to get to your 3 bedroom cabin in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. See a winter road trip on Echo Lake: 

It is right on Big Lake with wonderful and diverse species of fish. This reflective lake is great for evening picnics with a bottle of wine and cheese tray! This area is known for mesmerizing Northern Light shows, Check out the video on our MInnesota Cabin Rental Website.   lodge2

The fishing here is incredible and top rated for Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, and Jumbo Perch. Prepare your catch for dinner in the deluxe kitchen with a double oven and enjoy it on the screened in porch overlooking Big Lake.

lodge3There’s a reason why this lodge has been open since 1937 and trust us, once your there once, you will go back time and time again for a chance to explore the expansive Boundary Waters and the Northern Lights. Head to: Ely Minnesota Lodge for complete details, pictures, videos and to inquire directly with the owner. NO commission fees. Ever.

Views from the Boundary Waters in Minnesota


The views from the boundary waters in Minnesota can tug at the very strings in your heart as you itch to be there so bad you calculate vacation days in your head. If you have never heard of them before, here is your unofficial guide to the most amazing vacation area in Minnesota, and a few boundary waters cabin rental options.


With over a 1,000 canoe routes that are connected by incredible lakes lined with bedrock and many types of trees, this area is perfect for canoeing. This corner of the world is a perfect excuse to leave the clutter at home and focus on its grand magnitude of solidarity. This almost untouched area is perfect for the outdoor enthusiasts who love nature, bird watching, wildlife, fishing, hiking and camping. You could explore this great area for days and not see more than a few people, if any at all, depending on where you start at.

National Geographic called canoeing these parts “One of the 100 best American adventure trips” but before you go, there are a few things to know.

The general rules of thumb and recommendations are:

Take out what you bring in. That means everything. The Boundary Waters are still pristine. If traveling with kids or you don’t think you can manage taking your trash with you, maybe day passes are better. There are plenty of Minnesota cabins in the area to still experience the simpler life while being able to enjoy the goodness of the Boundary Waters. With that being said, there isn’t any form of electricity and campfires could be limited depending on the weather conditions. Bring a small stove if needed to make meals. All food should be packed away in plastic containers and leave no fish remains. Latrines are to be used at all times. If not close to a latrine, dig a hole in the ground 6 inches deep and then cover with pine needles.

No firearms are permitted and absolutely no fireworks. If your with a larger group, keep in mind only nine people to a campsite and only four watercrafts to each site. Only watercrafts meeting certain horsepower limits are allowed in the Boundary Waters. Please check with the local guides.

Another spectacular view from nearby in Cook county where several Grand Marais cabins are located -is the Northern Lights. A scene right out of a painting, this will take your breath away. It’s one of those hot chocolate and great company kind of nights when these come around, so check the forecast when trying to schedule a trip here. It is mostly popular in the fall.


This natural beauty is unmatched in this part of the country and makes a great family trip. is growing a selection of cabins, cottages lodges and homes. Perhaps the best reason to use our website is that you ALWAYS book directly with Minnesota vacation rental owners to assure you get the best rental rates. Why book through 3rd party websites and pay more for the same rentals listed here.

Relax. You’re on cabin time now!