Few things are as iconic as the American barn; perhaps that's why arriving here brings a sense of 'home' to our guests.  The Green Gate Barn Home is our 1935 hay barn deconstructed in 2007 then meticulously rebuilt into the modern, breathtaking architectural experience it is today.   The project followed the LEED program (a strict green-building criteria), with every effort made to address energy efficiency, water conservation, indoor air quality, and the use of natural/local/non-toxic building materials throughout, while also preserving its historic elements and hand-crafted feel of the original structure.  Taking over 3 years to complete, every room was created with intention, with heart, and it shows.

The main floor begins with a foyer and half-bath, which opens to a roomy kitchen and living space.  The kitchen contains professional appliances and cookware, a farm sink, a 9 foot white pine bar, and hand formed concrete countertops.  The adjoining living room has lounge furniture, flat-screen TV, and a wood pellet burning stove.  The dining room is situated inside the attached silo, with a unique hand crafted round table and cuircular booth seating that is often our guests’ favorite feature of the entire house.

The artistic curved staircase fabricated from locally salvaged maple leads to the second story sleeping area.  The loft area is separated into semi-private spaces (each has a private entry door and partition wall, but open overhead due to the high vaulted ceiling).   Each bedroom contains a queen bed with organic linens and comforters, timber-framed elements, reclaimed wide plank flooring and vintage decor.  The larger of the two bedrooms also contains a twin bed.  The second story of the attached silo houses the main bathroom with custom fixtures and a refurbished 1928 claw foot tub/shower.


  • Sleeps 5-6

  • Full kitchen with modern appliances and cookware

  • One and a half baths

  • Loft area: (2) queen and (1) twin beds

  • In-floor and in-wall hydronic heat

  • Air conditioning

  • Wood pellet-burning fireplace

  • Organic mattresses, linens and towels

  • Complimentary coffee, tea, condiments

  • Direct TV

  • WiFi

  • Beautiful outdoor campfire area

  • Lake/river access within walking distance

  • Hike/bike/ski/snowshoe!

2018/19 Rates

Sunday - Thursday
$259 per night*

Friday & Saturday
$299 per night*

$1599 per week*

$299 per night*

*Visit our Policies Page for more info

Barn Home Reviews

Perfect in every way

"We've just arrived home from a way too short get away to the Green Gate Barn. Shawn has thought of everything and is wonderful to work with. Our family of 5 loved being together in this beautiful place.

The craftsmanship on all levels fascinated all of us. The kitchen was more fully stocked than any other place that we've been to. The property was beautiful and it was hard to choose to stay and enjoy the walks, the chairs, the fire pit, etc.

Shawn told us a great spot to fish and we could walk. We took several easy walks to the lake and the Mesabi Trail. There is a beautiful golf course, just an mile away. We also enjoyed a Friday night fish fry at the club house overlooking a lake next to The Quarry golf course.

Day trips to Ely, Lake Vermilion and Virginia completed our vacation. Yes, we'd love to go back, both to relax and venture to other spots."

— J.B

The most beautiful place I have ever stayed

"My stay at the barn was everything I could have hoped for: restful, cozy and delightful.

The barn house (like all the houses on the property) is so lovingly and mindfully built and you can feel the work of the owners' hands in every detail.

I enjoyed some long walks and runs along the river and quiet time down by the lake. I opted to stay on the property and walk/hike from there. I found myself so at peace and in love with the place that there really wasn't anywhere else I wanted to be.

I can't say enough about the beauty, simplicity and kindness of the place. Learning the history, and how the owner created his dream, made it all the more incredible.

I will return again and again for certain!"

— C.J.

Fantastic Getaway in Nature

"We needed a quiet spot to stay for the week while visiting family. It was perfect. The Barn Home is so wonderful to stay in!

I worked at the round table built into the Silo and watched deer and wolves out the awning windows. Everywhere you look there are craftsman details from square nails to LED lit stairs. There were two choices with beds and we loved the traditional style. The other is a sleep number bed.

The kitchen was fully equipped and there's satellite TV. You are close to Biwabik so there's plenty of restaurants in the area if need be. We took drives during the day to Duluth, Superior National Forest, Ely, Hibbing and Eveleth.

We would stay here again in a heartbeat!"

— B.S.


Next to Everything.  Away from it all!