Off-Grid Retreat with Stunning Forest Views near Grand Marais, Minnesota

Grand Marais, Minnesota (United States)

Off-Grid Retreat with Stunning Forest Views near Grand Marais, Minnesota

1 unit
6 guest capacity
Shared Bathroom
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Hosted by Linda
  • Verified Host
  • New accommodation


  • Children allowed (2-12 years old)
  • Barbecue
Tucked away in the gorgeous wilderness of the Arrowhead region, this unique, environmentally-friendly retreat is located in Hovland, Minnesota, and is ideal for those looking for an off-grid rental to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With lovely hickory floors knotty pine ceilings, this rustic suite can accommodate up to six glampers. There is one queen-size bed, two XL twin-size beds, and one full-size futon. All beds except the futon have bed lights and pull curtains for extra privacy. All • Pillows, bedding, towels, and washcloths are provided. The shared bathroom featuring a shower, a sink, and a toilet is located on the first floor. Other amenities include eco heated floors, through an outdoor wood boiler.

The full kitchenette has everything glampers need to make their favorite recipes, including a small range cooker, a small refrigerator, a microwave, and a French press. Additionally, the kitchenette is fully stocked with cookware, dishes, and utensils. Glampers will be able to enjoy their delicious home-cooked meals at the dining table with seating for four. All drinking water at the property comes from the well onsite.

With patio door window and three large roof windows, guests are sure to take in the stunning forest views as they relax after a day exploring the rugged terrain or lull off to sleep listening to the tranquil howl of the sled dogs. Glampers may even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the infamous Northern Lights.

The energy at the property comes from 16 solar panels mounted on the roof of the homestead. There are 24 batteries in which this solar energy is stored. On cloudy days, we have a propane generator that produces the energy used and stored. Propane, having a by-product of water, lessens the carbon footprint. The hosts ask that guests help to conserve energy wherever possible. There are no phone lines in the area, however the property does receive a boosted cell phone signal from Canada. If AT&T is guests carrier, they will enjoy the ability to make phone calls freely, with no International charges, however an extra fee is charged for International data through AT&T, if it can be received at the properties location. Our phone is available for emergencies only.


  • 1 Queen-size bed
  • Double bed
  • 2 Twin/Single bed
  • 1 Extra Bed
  • Electricity
  • Water potable
  • Hot water
  • Cell service
  • Heating
  • Linens and pillows
  • Television
  • Hairdryer
  • Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Safe box
  • Dining table
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Private Kitchen
  • Cooking basics
  • Fridge
  • Coffeemaker
  • Tea kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Fire pit
  • Sun room
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Deck/Patio
  • Outdoor furniture
This rustic retreat has everything guests need for a delightful stay including quality linens and towels. Guests will be able to pack light as there is a washer and a dryer to keep all belongings clean, for an additional fee. The shared bathroom is located on the first floor and features a sink, a shower, and a toilet. As there is no Wi-Fi and minimal cell phone coverage, there is a phone available to make emergency calls.

Guest Services

  • Front desk service
There are dog sledding and canicross packages available, along with hiking and canoeing trips. Please inquire with the host for more information and pricing.

Location + Surroundings

Situated on a 40-acre property in the remote wilderness of Minnesota's Arrowhead region, this unique, off-grid glamping site is located in Hovland, Minnesota approximately five and a half hours northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul and one and a half hours south of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. There are countless lakes just minutes from the property, including Esther Lake and Lake Superior. Portage Brook Overlook, with its stunning scenery, is about 12 minutes away, while the Mount Josephine Overlook is about 40 minutes away. Grand Portage State Park, with its numerous trails and high falls, is also 40 minutes away and Grand Maris is about a 35-minute drive away. If glampers want to venture a bit further away, the Kakabeka Falls located in Ontario, Canada, is about an hour-and-a-half away. The nearest international airports are Duluth International Airport in the US (three hours) and the Thunder Bay, Ontario airport in Canada (one and a half hours).


  • Swimming
  • Winter sports
  • Water sports
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Climbing
  • Fishing
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Wildlife watching
  • Feeding animals

Nestled in the beautiful wilderness of Minnesota in an off-grid homestead, getting in touch with nature is a must when staying at this unique glamping site. From canoeing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness that is just minutes down the road, to hiking the nearby trails, to taking in the surrounding beauty, guests will be able to explore the great outdoors from dawn until dusk. Guests can spend the day exploring Grand Portage State Park and take the time to marvel at the High Falls plummeting into the Pigeon River. Glampers can also make their way to Grand Marais Harbor before heading into the heart of Grand Marais to grab a bite to eat. There is an onsite beeswax candle workshop for a tour, which gives glampers insight on the art of candle making. If guests want to experience the lifestyle of those who dedicate their lives to the care and training of traditional sled dogs, they can help the hosts with daily chores, including dog feeding, before taking a dog sledding tour through the rugged terrain or learning how to mush which is for an additional fee. Speak to host for more details.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 04:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • No Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

24-hour free cancellation
Sixty: Cancellation is free up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 60 days before check-in.

Additional Information

There is an additional fee to use the washer and dryer.

Guests are asked to shower every other day to help conserve water. Shower for overnight guests on an every other night basis is $10.00 per shower for visitors passing through or for those desiring additional showers during their stay.

Laundry use for additional fee

Glampers are asked to only use the microwave on sunny days.

Individual bed rentals are possible. Please ask the host for more details.

Smoking is not allowed. Pets are not allowed.

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