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Mokki: Hovland Hut in Hovland, MN

Family-friendly cabin with patio, near Superior National Forest

  • Free WiFi

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Hovland, MN, United States of America
9,8.Exceptional.
  • The property and cabin were amazing and just what we needed for a relaxing fall…

    Oct 8, 2021

  • We were really happy to have stumbled upon this little cabin. It reminded us of the…

    Aug 29, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • 3 guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bed
  • 1 bathroom
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • In a rural location
  • Access to sauna
  • Barbecue grill

What’s around

  • Superior National Forest - 1 min walk
  • Lake Superior - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
  • Grand Portage State Forest - 7.8 mi / 12.5 km
  • Judge Magney State Park - 8.6 mi / 13.9 km
  • Kadunce River State Wayside - 13.3 mi / 21.4 km
  • Laverendrye Provincial Park - 14.8 mi / 23.8 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Double Bed

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Guests

About this cabin

This cozy cabin provides a perfect getaway and is a gem in all seasons, especially during the fall colors or a blowing winter storm.


Timber frame cabin built on a hilltop, on 20 acres of old-growth maples. Walls of glass, a screened-in porch, and a wrap-around deck bring the outdoors inside. You can even stargaze from the comfort of the bed!



The ridge-top location has spectacular views through the trees - with lake views after the leaves drop.



The property also boasts a fantastic wood-fired cedar sauna - perfect for rejuvenating.



The timber frame cabin is located in Hovland MN, which is 30 minutes north of Grand Marais, near the Canadian border and Lake Superior.



The cabin sleeps up to 3 (1 double bed & 1 sleeping cot).



Folks will need to bring:

- Sleeping bags/blankets/pillows for beds

- Drinking water. There is rain barrel water for washing, but not for drinking. In winter, snow can be melted on the wood stove or gas burner for washing.

- Headlamps/flashlight to get to the outhouse and sauna



The cabin is equipped with:

- wood sauna - 100 yards from the cabin

- outhouse

- wood stove for heating

- woodshed with ax, hatchet & buck saw (be prepared to split your kindling)

- gas & solar lighting

- 2-burner gas cooktop

- outdoor cook grill (bring your own charcoal & watch for fire bans)

- dishes, cutlery, pots, pans, cutting board, kettle, dishwashing basin



Cleaning Fee:

We do not charge a cleaning fee, so long as the cabin is left in the same condition (cleaned) as it was upon arrival. If the cabin is left uncleaned, a $50 penalty will be charged from the damage deposit. Remember to pack out your garbage.

Please be kind and leave some dry kindling inside for the next guests.



Summer access:

The road to the cabin is a paved road with the last mile as gravel. There is an unmaintained gravel hill just before the cabin which is rough and can be particularly tricky after heavy rainfall. If you are not driving a high clearance SUV you may choose to park where Tom Lake road Y's off and walk up to the cabin. It is an uphill walk for about 200 yards (15min) to the driveway on your left.



Winter access:

Access to the cabin once there is snow on the ground is via snowshoeing or walking. Consider the use of a plastic kids sled to help carry in your supplies.



When there is snow, the road stops being plowed part way up. When this is the case, there is a plowed parking area approx 200 yards after you turn onto Tower Rd. It is an open area, on the right-hand side (north side) of the maintained road. From here, the walk up is approximately 1.2 miles or 30-45min, mostly uphill. The road is plowed for a bit longer past the parking, but parking should be in this open area.



In cold winter temperatures, the walk up when required can be quite a challenge. Dress accordingly, come prepared, and recognize that the woodfired heat can take a few hours for the cabin to warm up upon your arrival. It's all worth it though!



We highly recommend you arrive in the daylight - it will make your way up to the cabin much nicer, it is a beautiful walk up.



Network Service: There is no wifi. T-mobile and Verizon receive limited cell reception at the cabin.



Sauna Liability: Please note that guests use the sauna at their own risk.



Perfect for solo adventurers and couples willing to pack-in/pack-out. There

isn't running water or a cleaner. Your ability to ‘Pay it Forward’ and leave the place as you found it is fundamental to maintaining an affordable experience in a healthy space for the next folks who are seeking a peaceful place to rest, create and rejuvenate.


*Kids stay free (12 years & under) - please notify us.



**Inquire about the 15% discount we offer for single occupancy and for North House Folk School students (for stays beyond 2 nights).



***15% discount for weekly stays.



We know how important it is to have your canine companion with you when traveling. Our pet fee is $30 (dogs only) with a limit of one dog per stay.


What’s around

Landmarks

  • Superior National Forest - 1 min walk
  • Lake Superior - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
  • Grand Portage State Forest - 7.8 mi / 12.5 km
  • Judge Magney State Park - 8.6 mi / 13.9 km
  • Kadunce River State Wayside - 13.3 mi / 21.4 km
  • Laverendrye Provincial Park - 14.8 mi / 23.8 km
  • Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness - 16.4 mi / 26.4 km
  • Devil Track River - 18.9 mi / 30.5 km
  • Devils Track Falls State Wayside - 19.9 mi / 32.1 km
  • Grand Portage National Monument - 20.4 mi / 32.8 km
  • Cook County Public Tennis Courts - 22.6 mi / 36.3 km
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Hovland, MN, United States of America

The manager

Stevie Plummer

Speaks: English, Spanish

The cabin

Key facts

  • Cabin (256 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Car required
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Pets allowed

Bedrooms

  • 1 bedroom
  • Bedroom - 1 double bed

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • Half bathroom - 1 toilet
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Kitchen

  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices
  • Paper towels

Dining

  • Dining table

Entertainment and recreation

  • Books
  • Games
  • Access to fitness center
  • Hiking nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Pool/spa

  • Access to sauna

Outside

  • Barbecue grill
  • Patio
  • Outdoor furniture

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 3

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 3:00 PM
  • Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 13

Travelling with others

  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Note from host: Children under 12yrs old stay for free
  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply*
  • Note from host: 1 dog limit. No cats. $30 pet fee.

Policies

  • For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Long-term renters welcome.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

    This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

  • This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property Registration Number VR20-109

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FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Chicago Bay Market Place (3.7 mi), Chicago Bay Marketplace-Bakery (3.8 mi), and Naniboujou Lodge (8.3 mi).
  • During the winter, enjoy nearby recreation like cross-country skiing and sledding, and return when the snow melts for cycling and fishing. Additional recreation nearby includes wildlife walks, birdwatching, and ecotours. Enjoy amenities like a sauna and a fitness center.
9,8.Exceptional.
  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Beautiful Stay

    An amazing view of the property and lake (in winter). The quaintness of the cottage and the privacy is unparalleled. We had a wonderful retreat!

    Kelly G., 3 night trip, Dec 17, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    This was one of the most magical places I have every stayed

    My soul felt clearer after staying here. I got lost at one point and Stevie guided me back to where I needed to be. It was extraordinary. Thank you. Always.

    Tamar G., 5 night trip, Nov 8, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    A cozy retreat ... if you're willing to put in a little effort

    Perfect for an off-the-grid weekend getaway up north, as long as you're prepared for a slightly different experience. For us and our dog, it was really enjoyable when we finally arrived. As the listing mentions, the last mile of uphill unmaintained gravel/rocky road is pretty rough and tricky, but I'd imagine it much more doable in an SUV. The outhouse was close to the cabin, the solar-powered lights in the cabin made no electricity no problem, and the sauna was cute and relaxing (we used it three times in one weekend). The bucket sink system made sense and was a little tedious, but just reminded me how grateful I am to have running water at home. The gas stove was handy, though we had trouble with the wood stove smoking up the cabin a bit. Thanks to the owner for keeping so much chopped wood available and lots of detailed instructions for everything. I wouldn't recommend this cabin for friends who aren't comfortable with wall-size windows on two sides of the structure, or those who are concerned about wild animals, but it was just fine for our experience. The sun through the trees is a much nicer wake-up routine than an alarm clock. The door lock didn't work, but the owner messaged about replacing it soon. I imagine the mosquitoes would be terrible in summer, but our fall weather of 40s–60s felt just right for this place.

    John W., 2 night trip, Oct 9, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Lovely cottage in the woods

    We had a wonderful time at this place out in the woods. A place to simplify and unwind. A place to unplug and get close to nature. It was everything we were looking for

    Gina T., 2 night trip, Oct 7, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Came back engaged!

    My partner and I love it up north, and I wanted somewhere quiet and remote to unwind after the year we've been having. Since there was no rain, our little car (Chevy Aveo) made it up the big hill just fine. We spent our weekend there splitting time between hiking and just relaxing in the cozy warmth provided by the woodstove. If you used to read all the time and now seem unable to find the time or focus, I would encourage you to bring a book up, both of us finished around 400 pages while we were there. Our first hike was to the high falls on Pigeon River, and when we found a nice secluded spot off the paved trail, I asked Aj to marry me. We finished the hike with rings on our fingers and then went to Mt. Josephine, where we struggled our way to an extraordinary view. The rest of the vacation passed too quickly, i'd have stayed another week if I could, but this place will always occupy a fond corner of my memory. Hope to be back, or check out another Mokki some time soon!

    Iggy D., 3 night trip, Sep 17, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great get away and chance to unplug

    Close to a lot of fun parks and Grand Marais

    Jason N., 3 night trip, Jul 9, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Charming Cabin

    We loved staying at this cabin. For no running water and no electricity, it was so comfortable! Everything down to the last detail was thought of. I would definitely recommend staying here. The one small downfall is the road to the cabin is quite diffyto drive on. We had an SUV, but even still it was challenging. If you don’t mind that, you will love it

    Kimberli G., 2 night trip, Sep 6, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Glass tree house

    Great place to get away from it all and see the North Shore.

    Margaret H., 2 night trip, Aug 14, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Just perfect!

    The little cabin was exactly the place we needed to be. Set way back in the woods and really peaceful. Away for all the noise & lights. Cell service was sporadic so that was a nice change of pace to not have our jobs weighing on us for a little while. We did a lot of hiking. High Falls and Devils Kettle/Superior trail were just beautiful to hike to. We also hiked Mt Josephine Trail - difficult but worth the view at the top of Canada and Isle Royal. My husband read some of Lonnie's book that he had written (not enough time to finish) and just enjoyed relaxing. Mornings were slow with coffee and breakfast. Nights were relaxing with the sauna and bonfire and lots of much needed sleep. Naniboujou Lodge (about 8 min away) was a nice gem to find for breakfast and dinner spot.. We would definitely be back to this area and stay here again.

    Amie A., 3 night trip, Oct 12, 2018

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    An off-grid dream cabin!

    The Mokki cabin was the perfect little off-grid cabin we were seeking. I had a similar cabin (treehouse) in upstate NY so coming to Mokki was like coming home. Relatively remote but still close to lots of great hikes and amenities...and waking up surrounded by trees was just plain perfect. Highly recommended!

    Linda A., 3 night trip, Sep 30, 2018

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