• Unique. Private. Cozy. Relaxing. Our one-of-a-kind property is located next to Giants Ridge resort area, about an hour from Duluth, the BWCA, and Lake Superior's legendary North Shore. Enjoy quick and easy access to Giants Ridge golfing and skiing, the Mesabi Bike Trail and miles of paddling waterways. Our historic 13-acre homestead is also the perfect getaway to relax and enjoy the simpler life.

Laskianen Finnish Festival February 4-5

The Laskianen Finnish festival happens the first weekend of February every winter in the nearby community of Palo. Come enjoy ethnic crafts, food, music, history, and the famous sliding hill. Make it an even more memorable weekend by staying in our historic Finnish log cabin, currently available for that weekend!

We’ve got snow

Winter has been good to us here in northern MN, and the abundant snow has Giants Ridge fully operational.   Giants Ridge is now open every day through April 2, weather dependent. ALPINE: 95% of our skiable terrain is open! TERRAIN PARKS: Both the Placid beginner’s terrain park & Garmisch intermediate park are open with … Continue reading

Winter arrives

Old Man Winter blew in yesterday and it appears as though he’s staying for a few months! Come enjoy the Giants Ridge Recreation Area, WE’VE GOT SNOW!

A Golf/travel writer speaks…

“Green Gate Guest Houses are incredible works of art packed with rooms of the most intricate craftsmanship. Shawn built these homes by hand over years of time each. This ‘barn’ has been our home for the past two days and is one of the 5 best places I’ve ever stayed of the 168 resorts/hotels I’ve … Continue reading

Soudan underground mine tours now open!

Slip on a hard hat and travel a half mile underground to explore one of Minnesota’s first iron ore mines. Experience the life of a miner from the last century, or go high tech with a visit to the high-energy physics lab (also located deep underground)…located only 30 minutes from Green Gate, this is a … Continue reading

Golf opener April 29!

The Quarry golf course opens on Friday, April 29! Call 218-865-8030 to book your tee times and contact Shawn at 218-290-2607 to reserve one of the Green Gate Guest Houses. We are ready for a fantastic golf season!

A Season of Discoveries

  April & May are transition months… a time to get outdoors, hike around in bog boots, discover the earth again after the melt of the snow. Early Spring is filled with the raw aromas of the thawing earth underground. Join us at Green Gate to escape the bustle of life for a while. Our … Continue reading

Spring golf around the corner!

Our spring golf season will be opening soon, and we are proud to note Golf Digest ranked the Giants Ridge Quarry the #1 public course in the state and #4 overall. The Giants Ridge Legend course ranked as the #4 public course in the state and #14 overall. Few other golf facilities in the nation … Continue reading

“We spent an amazing weekend getting away from the city relaxing in the cabin. We spent the mornings in our panamas, afternoons building snowmen and the nights curled up with movies. By the end of the weekend we didn’t want to leave. We’ll definitely be returning!” -Dave, Jena & Liam

Laskianen Festival February 6-7

The Laskianen Finnish Festival is happening this weekend, celebrating the ethnic heritage of customs, crafts, music, sports, marketplace, foods and of course, sliding! We have availability In our cozy Farmhouse, as well as our lakeside, slope side villa at Giants Ridge. Bring your skis, and enjoy a family fun getaway this weekend!