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Entire residential home hosted by Isabelle

6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bath
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All about Isabelle’s place

It's either in the middle of nowhere - or the middle of everything. It all depends on how you look at it. If you want to be away from it all, you've got it. If you want to be able to take some day trips, you've got it. That said, please read the entire listing before you reserve your stay. Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you!

The space
Feel entirely welcome and at home. You’ll find a tidy and homey place here to cook your meals and comfortable, warm beds to sleep in. WiFi is provided as are local television channels.

Before you book: This house sleeps 6 comfortably with 3 bedrooms: All bedrooms are upstairs. The Queen size bed is situated in the main larger bedroom; the 2 smaller bedrooms each offer a full (double) size bed.

This is a 100+ year-old homestead. The house isn't new, and I'm always doing something around the place (I set the tools aside and leave before you arrive, of course!). Seriously, in my eyes, it's my lovely old home, and there's always something to work on. One of the outbuilding's needs an over-haul, and that will begin sometime after the new year. However, I make sure anything I have going on doesn't get in your way.

About the name of the property: It translates as "Happy Home." I chose the name to make my younger son smile. He is fond of German music and is trying to learn the language. Also, my dad's mother, whom I never got to meet, moved here to the United States from Germany.

What else about the place? Well, it’s easy to find, and there’s plenty of parking for boat, ATV, and snowmobile trailers. That's always nice. Oh, and it's legal to drive ATV's on the county roads here, so it's common to see what we call "side-by-sides" passing by on the road.

The house is on 19 acres that backs up to the Lake Superior National Forest.
You will have your privacy during your stay. I am happy to meet you if you'd like, but most times guests like to let themselves in, and that's fine. I am not too far away if you need something.

You are more than welcome to use my canoe to visit the local lakes. There are canoe pads and straps to transport the canoe to whatever local body-of-water you'd like to visit. There are life jackets in the garage as well.

If you’d like a campfire out by the picnic table, the firewood is in the garage, as is the charcoal grill.

Also before you book: understand that you are coming here to be away from the urban landscape. Your cellphone may become sketchy (Anything AT&T is great), and you are going to drive a bit to get back to the city. Local "attractions" such as Gooseberry and Split Rock Lighthouse are NOT in the backyard. Those of us who live here think absolutely nothing of driving to the North Shore or Duluth for the day (or every day). We also think nothing of driving to the Iron Range or Ely and back. However, I would like to insist that all potential guests study a map. I do not want guests to book a stay here and then be shocked how far it is from town.

That said, Duluth is an hour south; the North Shore of Lake Superior is a truly scenic drive 30 minutes east, and the historic Iron Range begins 30 minutes west. All your travel to these destinations is on paved, well-maintained roads. And all travel times depend on weather conditions of course.

Popular Destinations are generally an hour or less away. Two Harbors is 45 minutes away, Split Rock Lighthouse & Gooseberry Falls are both an hour’s drive. The Alpine Slide and breathtaking gondola ride at Lutsen Mts is a scenic hour-and-a-half drive. You’ll see all that’s beautiful about this area between here and there! (Likely some wildlife, too)

Golfers: Giants Ridge is 40 minutes, Hoyt Lakes Golf Course is 20 minutes, and Lakeview National Golf Course in Two Harbors is 45 minutes away.

Skiers: Giants Ridge 40 minutes, Mother Bear Ski Trails (classic) 15 minutes, Erkki Harju Ski Trail in Two Harbors 45 minutes, Korkki Nordic nearer Duluth is 1 hour away.

Speaking of Giant’s Ridge, did you know they have bike trails and rent mountain bikes of all sizes? Sounds like a fun day! They also offer down-hill snow-tubing in the winter which is an absolute blast.

Snowmobilers: It is a scenic 8 mile ride on your sleds to the local snowmobile trail, or trailer to a near-by access point within 30 minutes.

Speaking of snow, I will plow the driveway in the case of a "snow-event." Also, since the house is off of a major road-way, it gets plowed relatively quickly by the county snow plow. That said, there will be a shovel and broom handy for you to clean off the porch and sidewalk to get yourself out to your vehicle.

Some guests have asked if it is okay to pitch a tent in the yard or bring a camper. Yes! You are welcome to do either.

Let me know after you book if you will be bringing extra guests that will be tenting or camping outside.

Please note that you will need to empty your camper’s septic elsewhere.

Smoking outdoors only

No shoes indoors.

No pets. No exceptions.

No parties/events

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Free dryer – In building
Air conditioning
Hair dryer
Fire pit


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Where you’ll be

Brimson, Minnesota, United States

This is a rural community, but you will not feel isolated. There is a popular local lake within walking distance that has a nice boat launch and dock. Just a mile away is another popular lake with a similar launch and a sand swimming beach for kids and adults alike.

Milk, bread, pop, chips, etc, burger baskets, pizza, on-sale /off-sale, and fishing bait are available 10 minutes away.

911 service is available. The area is served by the local VFD and EMTs.

Let's talk about the weather: January, February, and into March are generally cold Don't be surprised by -0 F degree temperatures. Days and nights can be cold and crisp. Bright sunny days with sapphire skies are made for snowmobilers, cross-country skiers, and ice-fishing. This area is perfect for winter activities. January, February, and March are quiet months. The snow muffles sound, except for the crunch of it under your feet! In late March things begin to change as the snow starts to melt and is gone by May. It's still a quiet time, but the earth is transitioning and starting to wake up from its long winter nap! It's in May that we start to see more people on the lakes, as our Walleye-opener is the second weekend. That is when we will see the first leaves budding open on the trees, and the forests are singing with summer birds. The night is filled with the song of crickets and frogs. What is nice about the early part of year when the snow begins to go and the leaves haven't shown themselves = no gnats and mosquitoes yet! They come with the leaves and the warmer temperatures as we move into June and the summer months. But then we get to swim, and canoe, and all the parks and area attractions are in full-swing. By late-August the mosquitoes start to go away again and the leaves are beginning to change. Peak leaves are right around the third weekend of September. The days and nights are significantly cooler. Most people are done swimming, but it's time for fall-fishing and taking walks and rides to see the foliage. October through December becomes progressively colder, and we begin to see snowflakes in the air. Generally we have full snow-cover by Thanksgiving, but that varies by the year.

Hosted by Isabelle

Joined in May 2018
  • 141 Reviews
  • Superhost
A lifelong resident of this area, I am happily married and mother to three amazing young people. I absolutely love the work I do and the area we live in! Along with keeping up with my family and hosting, I am a pastor and seminary student.

During your stay

I leave my guests to enjoy themselves. With any luck, you will never meet me! However, I am only a phone call or message away if needed. My guests’ happiness is extremely important to me. I make it my business to immediately resolve any issues that may arise. I want my guests to want to come back!
I leave my guests to enjoy themselves. With any luck, you will never meet me! However, I am only a phone call or message away if needed. My guests’ happiness is extremely import…

Isabelle is a Superhost

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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