The quintessential northern MN resort experience!

We cherry-picked one of our favorite properties at Giants Ridge, the Birches Villa, located at the resort area just a few miles up the road from the Green Gate property.  This cozy 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit is perfect for couples or a small family in search of the quintessential northern Minnesota getaway!  This extensively renovated property includes full kitchen, living room with queen sleeper sofa, gas fireplace and lake views, private bedroom with queen bed, and full bath with Jacuzzi tub and laundry center. The Giants Ridge alpine lifts are just a short walk out the front door, and the sandy beaches of Wynne Lake are a mere stone’s throw from your back deck.  Our guests are also welcomed to use the outdoor pool/jacuzzi (seasonal), docks, biking and hiking trails during their stay.  As with all the Green Gate Guest Houses, the space is fully furnished and includes linens, towels, a well-appointed kitchen,  as well as complimentary soaps, shampoos, coffee, teas, and condiments.




  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom with Queen
  • Queen size sofa sleeper
  • Full Kitchen
  • Living room with vaulted ceilings
  • Gas fireplace
  • Lake/beach views
  • Lakeside deck off living room
  • jacuzzi tub
  • washer/dryer
  • WiFi
  • Cable TV
  • Alpine/nordic skiing, and Mesabi trail within walking distance
  • Giants Ridge chalet, golf, restaurants nearby.

2017/18 Rates

Sunday - Thursday
$159 per night

Friday & Saturday
$199 per night

$1099 per week


*sales and lodging tax of 12.38% added to all reservations

Reviews for the Birches Villa

Our third visit!

"Our third time staying in a Green Gate Guest House and love this beautiful Giants Ridge location.  Such a treat to sit on the lakeside deck on sunny September afternoons.  Our great host Shawn was accommodating and very responsive as usual."

— N.P.

Great for family time

"This was a great property and the perfect place for family time.  The villa was clean, well stocked and well maintained.  The beach, lake and fire pit were steps from the back door.  Tennis court, basketball, pool and hot tub were right outside the front door.  I look forward to trying out one of the other Green Gate Guest Houses on my next trip north."

— S.L.


"So nice to get away to this place!  We could've easily stayed in the condo and chilled out all weekend, but having the slopes and snowshoe trails at Giants Ridge drew us out as well.  Coming back to the fireplace and Jacuzzi tub after a day of skiing made our stay all that much more enjoyable.  You can't go wrong with this one!"





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