Beautiful, quiet, relaxing and very seclude… – vrbo t gastrobar el tenedor

My husband and I booked this cabin after our daughter’s wedding, needing a little R &R for ourselves. It was a beautiful piece of heaven! The owner, John, went out of his way to greet us beforehand and show use around. The cabin was very private, accommodating and well-stocked. My husband saw a bear in the morning through the window out by the deck. The Northern Lights were spectacular. The fishing was the best we ever had and the neighboring lakes were accessible via Garden Lake. I brought in a large Walleye- a lifetime catch! My husband, a large Northern. The owner offered to have them mounted and displayed in his cabin. So very touching but because this was our first big catch and the weekend was so beautiful, we decided to have them mounted and keep them at our home as a memory. The fish were so big that we could not find a cooler big enough to keep them on ice. It turns out the owner texted us, realizing our dilemma and offered for us to borrow his ginormous cooler. I cannot get over his hospitality and really have no desire to stay anywhere else again but his cabin. Nothing can come close to what we experienced here and we frequent Ely and Grand Marias quite often.

Trail’s Edge was the ideal place to vacation in the beautiful, serene North Woods. Sitting on a secluded spot on quiet Garden Lake, it was just a short drive to Ely for groceries, window shopping, dining at a unique restaurant, or enjoying a treat of ice cream or coffee. So many lakes and trails, too – perfect for outdoor enthusiasts!

We loved relaxing in the P&Q of the cabin, paddling/fishing on the lake, leaving behind all the busyness of life. We rented the owner’s boat (take your own trolling motor/battery), and I took my kayak. We were pleasantly surprised by the lack of traffic on the lake. Most of the time it was only us and the occasional loon, bald eagle, beaver, or deer on/near the water. We also enjoyed swimming to/lazing on the floating dock (bring your own beach towels and floaties).

The cabin was perfect for our family of five. Tucked back down a long gravel road, with the closest neighbor being across the bay, it was exactly the amount of seclusion we wanted. We were very comfortable and pleased with just about everything. It was clean with no signs of mice/insect problems. Our mattresses/bedding were quite comfortable. The water quality was fantastic and accommodated all of us…no running out of hot water, no rust, excellent water pressure. We didn’t get to use the wood burning stove, but there was lots of wood for it (and for the fire pit), and we did take advantage of the AC. There were plenty of linens, bath towels, kitchen textiles to get us thru the week, and the kitchen was well equipped with just about everything we needed to prepare/eat meals (bring things like aluminum foil, parchment paper, Ziploc baggies, tissues). There was plenty of room to spread out at the dining room table to eat or play games, lounge and read on one of the comfy futon sofas in the living area, sit and sip coffee on the big wraparound deck. The kids befriended a chipmunk who would gladly take nuts and grapes right out of their hands. We even had a black bear lumber through the yard one evening!

John was such a gracious host, communicating well with us and meeting with us at the cabin upon our arrival to show us the ropes of the place. He told us it was our home for the week and that he was just a phone call away if we needed anything, which was a comfort. We were sad that we had to leave this wonderful place and area. It was such a rejuvenating and restorative week for us, and we hope to return!