With a skylight facing this north, this newly built Den Outdoors modern cabin is made for the Northern Lights viewer. Every detail is thoughtfully designed with a nod to our Scandinavian heritage.
Enjoy luxury in the Northwoods with in-floor heat, a beautifully tiled rain shower, a modern propane fireplace, and a spiral staircase.
Aurora Modern Cabin sits on 22 acres (with a sister cabin being built next door summer 2024).
We will be building a new cabin (Borealis) next door to Aurora cabin this summer. The builder will be there during the weekdays 9-5. If this bothers you please book Ely Log Cabin instead. Weeknight prices at Aurora have been reduced to reflect this slight inconvenience to guests.
The kitchen has a full size oven, 4-burner electric stovetop, full sized refrigerator, dishwasher, pots & pans, a toaster, an electric tea kettle, French press, and locally roasted coffee. Brew yourself a fresh cup of tea or locally roasted coffee and watch the sunset from the front porch/deck.
1 full bed in the downstairs bedroom & 1 queen bed upstairs in the loft. Fall asleep gazing at the stars or Aurora Borealis through the skylight in the loft.
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Near 2 state parks
Near paved Mesabi bike trail
2 Bikes (summer)
2 Snowshoes (winter)
696 sq. ft
1 queen bed (in loft)
1 full bed (downstairs)
Memorial Day Weekend - October 21st. 3 or 4 night minimum. Holidays may have higher minimums or rates. 7 night stays have an automatic 10% discount applied! Check-in and Check-out days: Mondays and Thursday.
Sunday - Thursday
Friday & Saturday
October 22nd - May 23rd. 3 night minimum. Holidays may have higher minimums or rates. 7 night stays have an automatic 10% discount applied!
Sunday - Thursday
Friday & Saturday
CONSTRUCTION NEXT DOOR: We will be building a new cabin (Borealis) next door to Aurora cabin this summer. The builder will be there during the weekdays 9-5. If this bothers you please book Ely Log Cabin instead. Weeknight prices at Aurora have been reduced to reflect this slight inconvenience to guests.
DRIVEWAY: The dirt is relatively flat. You should be fine with a car.
DRINKING WATER: Well water can taste funny, but is safe to drink. Bring your own drinking water if you don't like the taste.
STAIRS: The spiral stairs to the loft are steep. Use caution.
HEAT: The cabin is heated by in-floor heat, which does not get adjusted. There is a propane fireplace for backup that can be turned on and off.
PETS: We are pet friendly! Pet fee is $50 (max of 1 dog) and must be paid at time of booking. Your pet is not allowed on furniture or beds. They must be kenneled if you leave the cabin. If your pet causes any damage to the building or furniture, you will be responsible to pay for replacement or maintenance costs. This will come out of your $500 damage deposit.
MINIMUM AGE: At least one guest, who will be at the cabin throughout the rental period, must be at least 21 years of age, or older.
SECURITY DEPOSIT: There will be a $500 security deposit pre-authorized 24 hours prior to arrival and released 3 days after check-out (assuming no damages)
GUEST COUNT: The cabin can accommodate up to 4 people maximum
CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT TIME: Check-in time is 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00am.
SECURITY CAMERA: There is one security camera on the front of the cabin facing the driveway. This is for the safety of the cabin and our guests. It also helps us see when the cleaner and maintenance folks come since we are remote hosts. We do not keep track of guests coming and going during their stay. We have notifications turned off during stays.
NO SMOKING: No smoking of any kind, including cigarettes, marijuana, e-cigarettes. If it is found that any member of the rental party, or guest of the rental party, has smoked inside the cabin, your $500 security deposit will be forfeited.
PACKING: Checkout our packing recommendations on our FAQ page. You will also get an email 2 days before your arrival with a detailed packing list.
HOSTS: Meet the hosts, Addie and Ben. We love sharing our cabin with you. Please reach out with any questions you have.
100% of paid prepayments refundable when canceled 30 days before arrival or earlier.
50% of paid prepayments refundable when canceled 14 days before arrival or earlier.
0% refundable if cancelled after.