Patagonia Cabin

A 2020 build, this dovetail log cabin overlooks Lake Superior from a hilltop, a perfect vantage point to see the aurora. 

Whether you are catching the sunset on the deck, exploring the endless surrounding woods, or playing a whiskey-fueled card game by the fire, this space offers the ultimate cabin experience. 

-Views of Lake Superior
-2 min Walk to The Lake Superior Beach
-10 min North of Grand Marais
-Backyard Access to Superior Hiking Trail
-Backs Superior National Forest

The space

This primitive build has a natural way of connecting its guests to the simple pleasures of simpler times.  

Patagonia Cabin was crafted by local polar explorer Lonnie Dupre and us, the owners.

At just over 300 sq ft this the cabin is both quaint and spacious boasting an open floor plan and cathedral ceiling.

Built for travelers seeking a retreat in a sustainable stay, we designed this cabin to offer all the bare necessities one would need in thoughtfulness of nature: solar power for lighting and charging electronics, propane fireplace and stove, A-frame outhouse, rain barrels for wash water and an outdoor bucket shower.

The inspiration for Patagonia Cabin came from our time spent living in Argentina, which is where our story together began. Our hope is that travelers can enjoy the same serenity from nature in this rustic refuge that our journey’s brought us.

The interior has been thoughtfully curated with unique decor from Patagonia, Argentina and local Grand Marais artists.

The cabin is equipped with:

- Linens & towels.
- Propane outdoor grill.
- Gas fireplace for heating.
- 2 burner propane cooktop.
- Dishes, pots, pans, kettle & all basic necessities for cooking.
- Drinking water in jugs.
- Wash water from rain barrels during warm season. Snow can be melted in winter months.
- Outdoor bucket shower.

Guests have access to the entire cabin, grill, fire pit, deck, private parking, and large wooded yard backing the Superior National Forest.

 

House Rules

+ Self check-in with lockbox

+ Max Occupancy 2 Guests

+ Not suitable for children and infants

+ No smoking

+ No pets

+ No parties or events

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Sustainable Stay

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Is this cabin for everyone? — Not exactly… We want to be clear that this is an off-grid cabin that was meant to be used as a rustic refuge. We know that not everyone digs an outdoor bucket shower or an outhouse.

 

Is the bed upstairs? — Yes. The bed is located in the high loft which can only be accessed by a steep ladder. Guests use at their own risk.

 

Is there Wifi or cell network service? — Yes there is cell signal. Verizon tends to have much better reception than At&t or T-Mobile. There is no wifi… some say for an even better connection :)

 

What is a “dry” cabin? — This means you will be completely off-grid: solar-powered lighting & charging, plumbing free, outhouse, etc.

 

What about water? — We provide drinking water in larger jugs and have rain barrels for wash water.

 

What is your bathroom situation? — We have an A-frame outhouse and an outdoor bucket shower (see in photo gallery).

 

Do you have a coffee maker? — We have a pour over and filters for your use.

 

Do you have a grill or fire pit? — Yes, we have a propane BBQ. We supply the propane and utensils. There is a fire pit. Wood bundles can be bought in town.

Frequently Asked Questions

From the Guests

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Amanda - May 2021

“Every detail was thought of when building and hosting guests. It was made to experience complete tranquility and peace. It was beautiful and almost made me tear up to see how every piece fit together. What a lovely retreat and serene place to spend time to rest. Communication was clear and the hosts were quick to respond. Would highly recommend to anyone who values care to detail and one of a kind experiences.”

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Beth -  July 2021

"What a beautiful space Stevie and Juani have created to share with the world. It was even more special reading Stevie’s story and the inspiration for the Patagonia Cabin. Our time at the Patagonia Cabin was perfect. We hiked the Superior Trail behind the property and the middle falls trail in Grand Portage. All beautiful. We also spent time swimming in and walking the shores of Lake Superior. We could not have asked for a better space, better weather, or a more beautiful area to celebrate our 30 years.  

A genuine thank you for an incredible experience."

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Ali - April 2021

“My stay was perfection. The Patagonia cabin had so many thoughtful details and personal touches, it’s absolutely beautiful inside and out. The hosts were responsive and made me feel at home as soon as I arrived. I was craving solitude and a retreat from busy city life and I got just that. I can’t recommend enough!”