Next to everything. Away from it all!

Book Barn House NOW! Book Farm House NOW! Book Log Cabin NOW! 

Come north for fun!

Big events coming up in the next week, including Bridge Daze, Rampage at the Ridge, Olcott Fountain Brew Fest 2017, golf deals at Giants Ridge and more! We’ve got availability August 18-25 (yes, weekend availability!), so give us a call to plan your adventure up north!

Bring your event to Green Gate!

Our second wedding this August is underway…If you’re looking for the ultimate lodging + outdoor venue space for your special event, this is it!

Paddle & stay!

Did you know you can paddle from Sabin Lake near Giants Ridge through the narrows to Wynne Lake, then meander along the historic fur trading route of The Embarrass River, eventually passing Thoreau’s cabin at Green Gate before reaching Embarrass Lake. From there, you can continue on for miles, or choose from several beaches to … Continue reading

Finnish homesteads

We found shelter from a passing storm, and some beautiful Finnish craftsmanship at the historic Mikko Pyhala farmstead in Embarrass yesterday.  This and several other historic homesteads in the area are open for tours in the summer months!

It’s porch-sittin’ season at The Farmhouse

“In course of time, the settler has so advanced as to be justifiable in making his family more comfortable in their homestead, and naturally turns hus thoughts to an addition to its accomodation.”-C.P. Dwyer, The Homestead Builder, 1872

Thoreau’s cabin

What could be better than sitting next to a secluded river in the forest? How about sipping beverages, reading and relaxing in our cozy tiny house overlooking a secluded river in the forest! Reserve The Barn Home, mention this post and this private space is included with your stay!

The eighth wonder of the world?

View one of the world’s largest open pit mines from the Hull Rust Mahoning MineView in Hibbing. Three miles wide and eight miles long, the mine view is a must-see on the Iron Range. You’ll glimpse two-story haul trucks, super-sized electric shovels and more as they operate in Hibbing Taconite’s mining operations. Kids will enjoy … Continue reading

Climbing wall now open!

The newly-constructed outdoor climbing wall is now open at Giants Ridge for your family fun, exercise and team-building experience!

Ely Folk School open!

Looking for an escape from the digital world? Pair your stay at one of our beautiful guest houses with a class at the Ely Folk School less than an hour away from our property.  Learn traditional skills and crafts while on a relaxing vacation at our northern Minnesota retreat. Visit elyfolkschool.org for more information, and give … Continue reading