Newly built in 2019, Grey Duck Cabin was designed with an open floor plan and fourteen foot tall floor to ceiling windows in order to give you a full view of the forest during the day and the stars at night. At one thousand square feet Grey Duck has two bedrooms and one bath, accommodating up to four people. The master bedroom has one king memory foam mattress with outdoor access while the guest bedroom has two memory foam twin beds. Additionally, if you want to spend a night under the stars the living room pull out couch is a great option.
The living room is the go to hangout spot full of a large variety of games to fight over, soundbar to enjoy your favorite tunes, flat screen TV for family movie night, and of course the floor to ceiling windows that gives you the feeling of being outdoors at all times. As great as the living room is, the most cherished spot in the cabin is the screen porch. A peaceful spot to enjoy all the sights and sounds of the surrounding forest day or night.
Due to its remoteness, Grey Duck is powered by an off grid solar energy system with a backup generator to ensure you will always have power during your stay. Even though we are off grid you will hardly be able to notice as we still offer most all modern amenities including, WiFi, in floor heating, gas fire place, oven range, and refrigerator.
The property is surrounded on all four sides by George Crosby Manitou State Park, State Land, and the Manitou River. With forty acres of land there are plenty of exploring opportunities right at your finger tips. For a short peaceful hike take a walk in the woods down our private hiking trail to the Manitou River. We have chairs setup for you by the water so grab a drink or a good book and get ready to relax to the sounds of the river. The Manitou is a known fishing river especially for Brook and Rainbow Trout so don't forget to bring your fishing poles!
There are also endless spots to explore walking distance from the end of the driveway. This includes State Park access and Superior Hiking trail entrance points just two miles down the road. Along the other side of the property the state trail runs all the way from Duluth up to Grand Marais, a total of 146 miles. In the summer months this is our favorite spot to hike, fish and setup shop for the afternoon. It is a wide trail that opens up to a very secluded bridge along the river. In the winter months it's best known for its snowmobiling, so feel free to bring some snowmobiles during your stay for riding access right next to the property.