The Log Cabin

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Pioneer living in style! Sometime around 1890, a very talented Finnish builder crafted several traditional log buildings on Minnesota’s Iron Range. We are fortunate to have one of these well-preserved structures at the Green Gate property, and have masterfully updated it into a unique, historic home.

We believe big things can come in small packages. The Log Cabin is a comfortable and very well-equipped home in a small footprint. This 1890s hand-hewn log cabin has been beautifully updated into a modern, cozy space. The 15′ x 15′ floorplan includes a kitchen, dining table, sofa and wood stove, plus a full bathroom neatly tucked below the loft staircase. Thanks to the Norwegian owner (who also happens to be an engineer), this Finnish log cabin is equipped with modern mechanicals including air conditioning, in-floor heat, and a high-efficiency tankless water heater for endless hot water. To complete your log cabin experience, there is also a gorgeous glass-fronted wood stove and always a full supply of firewood available During your stay. The well-appointed kitchen on the main floor includes a 2-burner gas cooktop, farm sink, concrete countertops, an undercounter refrigerator/freezer, coffemaker,  microwave, and cookware/serving ware for 2-3 guests.  A countertop convection oven is also provided in the nearby closet should you need it.  The upper floor provides a peaceful rest space with a full-sized platform bed, reclaimed oak flooring, vaulted ceiling, air conditioning, DVD player, and great views of the surrounding forests. Outside, the wrap-around porch covers the south and west sides and extends to the adjacent hewn log “privy” nearby.

2017 Rates
$199/weekend nights (friday/saturday)

CLICK HERE to view the availability calendar and/or book the The Green Gate Log Cabin.

Reservation Policies

  • Minimum 2-night stay required during peak seasons (June 1-Oct 15, Dec 15-Mar 30)
  • Rates listed include up to 2 guests. Additional $25/person for more than 2 guests (maximum occupancy of 3 allowed)
  • Deposit of 50% due as reservation is made. Balance is due 15 days prior to check-in. Reservations made within 30 days of arrival will be charged in full at the time of booking.
  • Check-in is 4pm; check-out is 11am.
  • We accept Visa, MC, American Express and Discover cards.

Damage Deposit:

As part of the online booking process, a $500 refundable damage deposit will be billed to guest’s credit card as part of the final payment approximately one week prior to their stay. This damage deposit is held in escrow by the online booking agency, and fully refunded to the guest in the week following their reservation, provided there ar no damages reported.

Cancellation Policy:

As we are a small business, cancellations greatly affect our bottom line. That said, we will gladly refund your deposit (minus 5% processing fee) with a 30-day cancellation notice. If you must cancel your reservation less than 30 days from your check-in date, we will open your dates and refund your deposit if these dates can be re-booked.

Smoking and Pets

In an attempt to maintain a safe, allergen-free environment for all our guests, no smoking or pets are allowed on the premises.


Being a century-old farmstead, our property contains a variety of potential hazards including barbed wire fences, steep river banks, and vintage tractor parts rusting in the woods. That said, well-supervised children of all ages are welcome.


We currently do NOT provide Internet services at The Log Cabin

Contact Shawn at 219-290-2607 if you have any questions regarding this or other Green Gate properties.

7 Responses to “The Log Cabin”
  1. TLC-S says:

    Wow. Incredible slideshow – quite a testament to your perserverance and dedication to Green Gate and the sustainable building practices. Not to mention all the sweat equity involved.

  2. mary and joe mara says:

    Fantastic !!!! I would want to live in it 🙂 You must be very proud of the beautiful work you have done, I can hardly wait to see it in person !

  3. Gary Newville says:

    Great job, looks like a beautiful place to spend a few days.

  4. Really love to see the construction Shawn, and that dovetailing and paving is wonderful craftmanship. Hope we get to come and stay. Katy and Jason.

  5. Tami says:

    Just spent an amazing weekend at the cabin. It was so relaxing and such a great, unique alternative to other lodging options in the area. The host was very welcoming, the property spotless and everything we needed was provided. We will definitely be back!

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