Northwoods Lake Home

Private dock, fishing boat and motor
Private dock, fishing boat and motorSummer on North McDougal LakeBeautiful log home for you to enjoy year aroundCozy Living Room with warming fireplaceScreen Porch facing lake, off Dining RoomDining Room and Kitchen open to Living RoomMaster Bedroom with Sitting Room facing lakeDrive your own dog team, five miles from cabinLarge deck on lake sideMisty morning Early Fall
“ Excellent ”
6 Reviews
2401 N McDougal Ln, Isabella, MN 55607



Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps 8
Per night $155 - $225
Per week $1,085 - $1,575
Type: Home
Description of the Isabella vacation home rental
Beautiful 1600 sq. ft. year-around log home has the feel of a cabin yet all the amenities of modern living. Whether you enjoy the serenity of a walk through the beautiful boreal forest, the warmth of sitting in the cabin by the wood-burning fireplace, or the contentment of having breakfast at the lakeside picnic table and fire pit you are sure to enjoy your stay. The lake home is located in Lake County, Stoney River Township on North McDougal Lake, part of a chain of three lakes covering 849 acres. The property has 210 feet of shoreline at the southeast corner of the lake. The McDougal Lakes area is very quiet so jet skis, ATV's or large motor boats are out of character. However, canoes, kayaks, and fishing boats fit right in. A canoe is provided so you can explore the lake and Stoney River. Or, bring your own boat. There is a concrete-base boat landing 3 miles from the cabin and you can keep it at the dock on the property.

Watch the Chickadees, Nuthatches, Canadian Jays, and Humming Birds at the feeders. Sometimes the Chickadees, Nuthatches, and Jays will eat right out of your hand. Spacious decks and screened and covered porches allow you to enjoy all parts of the day. Sit in the warm sun with your cup of coffee in the morning; enjoy inviting water views throughout the day; and experience dazzling sunsets and listen to the loons in the evening. At night watch the stars pop out.

Ask about the White Wilderness dog sledding opportunity just five miles from the cabin.

Thank you for your interest!

Bill Vagts

Area Information
Serene, remote get-away located in the heart of the Superior National Forest equal distance from Ely, Minnesota and Lake Superior's North Shore; quietly located three miles off scenic State Highway #1.

You can spend all your time at the cabin and surrounding area; or use the cabin as a base camp and venture out on one-day excursions to the North Shore, nearby Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) Lakes, Hiking Trails, Golfing, Downhill and Cross-Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, and much more. Within a 20-mile radius there are hiking trails, several BWCA entry points, numerous fishing lakes and non-BWCA back-country camping sites.

If you plan on spending your entire time at the cabin, it's a good idea to bring some supplies with you. The cabin is in a rather remote location. The nearest towns for groceries, restaurants, gas, etc. are Finland 27 miles, Silver Bay 32 miles, Babbitt 25 miles, Ely 32 miles and Two Harbors 48 miles. All towns offer restaurants and groceries, and some have unique shops and galleries. Ely and Two Harbors offer clinics, pharmacies and emergency rooms. The owners live in a cabin near by and will do their best to provide any items you may have forgotten.


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2016 Dec 31 2016 $155 $155 $1,085 - -
Jan 01 2016 Dec 31 2016 $225 $225 $1,575 - -
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 0%
Deposits: An ADVANCE PAYMENT of $200.00 must be received within seven (7) days of contract date. The final payment can be made on your arrival date or anytime before your arrival. The final payment includes the MN 6.875% sales tax and $300.00 damage deposit. We encourage guests to book 1 week (Sat to Sat) during the months June, July, August, and September
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: 6.875% Minnesota Sales Tax


Reviews for this vacation home rental in Isabella, Minnesota



wizworld, ut

I have never been there.

May 22, 2013

I never rented this property. Please do not contact me about it any more,

Victoria Stuart

Victoria Stuart

Twin cities, Minnesota

The Best!!!

January 4, 2012

We stayed at the cabin from dec 30th to jan 3rd!!! It was the best time ever!!! We had a blast! The hot tub was awesome!!! Great, warming fireplace! And the owners Bill & Gail were so friendly and sweet, we loved them!!! Thank you guys!!! We hope to come there again soon!!! AAA+++

matt pribnow

matt pribnow

Saint Cloud, MN USA

deer hunting 2011

November 14, 2011

Cabin was perfect!! Setting is beautiful had a wonderful time. The owner is very nice and responed quickly to all my emails and was very accomidating. We are looking to come back to this clean well kept cabin for as many years as we can. Thanks Bill you made our first year hunting this area an enjoyable time for everyone in our group. Cant wait for next year.

Kate Andrews

Kate Andrews

Duluth, MN

Great cabin experience

September 9, 2010

The cabin was a wonderful retreat. Clean, well maintained, everything we needed for a nice vacation. The lake is excellent for kayaking. Beautiful country! We have made a reservation for next summer!

Rolf Family

Rolf Family

Rural Minneapolis Area, MN USA

Dream Family Vacation Come True - A1+

August 23, 2010

PERFECT from first view of the log home to departure 7 days later. VERY welcoming. EXCELLENT accommodations. Nature as God intended it to be. Breathtaking picture opportunities. Amazing wildlife sightings. Variety of birds including hummingbirds, loons, bald eagles. Peace, quiet, solitude and nature all around you. Owners provide everything you need other than food and clothes, including books, indoor and outdoor games. Fires indoors in the fireplace every morning and every night. Outdoor fires in the evening. Porches and decks to enjoy every part of the day and night. Lake, river and small rapids for you to enjoy and experience. If you like nature you will not be disappointed.



St. Louis, MO, USA

Perfect Combination

April 28, 2010

We recently returned from the most perfect mini-vacation and can't wait to get back again! The cabin was just perfect... everything from the private dock with boat and canoe access to the fireplace and hot tub... all perfect. We did some hiking, grilling, bird watching, rowing, exploring, and even took a day trip up to Canada. It was the perfect combination of adventure and wilderness. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

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