Thank you for considering Gem Lake!  You will absolutely love this custom log cabin. Located on its’ own lake in the middle of an eighty-acre woods parcel and surrounded by Superior National Forest and Nature Conservatory land with lots of private hiking/ski trails.  Three season drive-in access with private parking for ski/shoe winter access where we’ll meet and bring you and your gear to the cabin. The cabin is heated by a wood burning stove and has solar generated lighting, supplemented by a propane heater and gas lights.  Excellent cell service so while there is no wi-fi, you can count on smart phone and/or personal hotspot access to stay connected.  And while there is a traditional Finnish sauna and outhouse, the cabin also has a bathroom with a shower. Attached is a “Recommended Packing List” to help you evaluate whether this is the right cabin for you.

Here are some other details to help you plan your visit:

Thank you for considering Log Cabin Hideaways for your wilderness adventure. Please call or write with any questions.  We want your trip here to be the best possible and are looking forward to meeting you!

Dean & Cecilia


Recommended Packing List                                                                                        

Shop Ely for your fishing, tackle, outdoor gear, dining, groceries, and drinks.  Most Ely establishments invite you to call ahead for credit card, convenient curbside pick-up orders for your convenience and safety. Here are a few to get you started:

Arrowhead Outdoors    (218) 365-5358 * 1810 E. Sheridan St *they have bait!

Piragis Northwoods      (218) 365-6745 * 105 N Central Ave *maps, gear, clothing, ski/snowshoe rental

Northland Market         (218) 365-3216 * 1230 E Sheridan St

Lakeshore Liquor         (218) 365-4011 * 438 E Sheridan St (open Sundays)

Mike’s Liquor                (218) 365-5087 * 401 E Sheridan St (closed Sundays)

Ely Bike & Kicksled      (218) 365-2453 * 125 North Central Avenue *mountain & fat tire bikes and kick sled rental

Restaurants are open for pick up, here are a few popular ones:

Boathouse & Pub                                      218-365-4301

Ely Steakhouse                                          218-365-7412 *opening for take-out Mid-May

Gator’s Grilled Cheese Emporium        218-365-7348

Insula                                                          218-365-4855

Sir G’s Italian                                            218-365-3688

Subway, Dairy Queen & Log Cabin Coffee are also open for quick pick-ups!   On behalf of Ely township, know that all businesses absolutely appreciate your business!