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4 bedrooms, WiFi, linens
TV, fireplace, DVD player, video library
TV, fireplace, DVD player, video library

Guest reviews

4.8 out of 5 Exceptional
33 reviews

Popular amenities

Air Conditioning
Outdoor Space
Barbecue Grill


Explore the area

Popular LocationEdge of the Wilderness Discovery Center2 min walk
Popular LocationNewburg Bay11 min walk
Popular LocationMarcell Family Center13 min walk
AirportGrand Rapids, MN (GPZ-Itasca County)50 min drive

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About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Beautiful, Elegant, and Recently Restored Historic Lodge in Northern Minnesota

Marcell Lodge is the newest lodging opportunity in the Edge of the Wilderness area and is located on Ranier Lake. The Marcell Lodge is a recently restored 2,500 sq ft 4 bedroom, 2 bath log cabin that is on the National Register of Historic Places. This unique, elegant, and beautiful lodge has a full kitchen, air conditioning, 3 levels, large indoor porch, private dock, swimming area, 2 bathrooms, laundry machines, and a very large great room! The Lodge is in a private setting but is located on the site of the Edge of the Wilderness Discovery Center so you are in close walking distance from a picnic shelter, interpretive trail, other historic buildings, a fishing pier, outdoor amphitheater, and the Discovery Center itself which includes modern interpretive displays, a gift shop, and environmental education programs throughout the summer. The Marcell Lodge also connects to the sidewalk system which leads to various businesses in Marcell and the Marcell Recreation Area which has a playground, tennis courts, and a paved trail. Terrific Fishing Located on Ranier Lake and the site of the Edge of the Wilderness Discovery Center Private Dock & Swimming Area Near Numerous Outdoor Recreation Opportunities Campfire Pit FREE Wifi Boat w 15 hp motor, canoe, and paddle boat Included with rental

Property manager

Tim Johnson
Speaks English

Property amenities


  • Close to skiing


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking
  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Highchair


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • On the waterfront
  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Swimming nearby


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 2500 sq ft (232 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

About this area


Located in Marcell, this cabin is in a rural area and on the waterfront. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Scenic State Park and Edge of the Wilderness Discovery Center. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
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What's nearby

  • Edge of the Wilderness Discovery Center - 2 min walk
  • Newburg Bay - 11 min walk
  • Marcell Family Center - 13 min walk
  • Turtle Lake - 4 min drive
  • Bills Lake - 11 min drive
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

North woods Getaway
Stayed 10 days with adult family. The grounds were an amazing historical setting. The lake was beautiful though our fishing dreams were not achieved. Tim and Brock were very attentive and knowledgeable. We watched a snapping turtle hatch and all the babies heading to the lake. Enjoyed the busy beaver work around the lake. Loved the walking paths! A great covid getaway!

4/5 Good

Great spot for a long weekend
We really enjoyed our stay at this amazingly restored cabin. What a gem! The painstaking work that has gone into keeping the historic cabin and grounds up are commendable. Fully stocked, clean kitchen. Fire pit was great. Tim was easy to communicate with and answered all my questions quickly. We enjoyed fishing from the little boat and caught lots of little fish. Kayaking and paddle boarding were fun too. The slope down to the water was quite steep but we managed. The only thing that detracted from our four-night stay was the beds. There were six of us ranging in age from 11 to 73 and none of us got a single night of good sleep. The mattresses were quite uncomfortable (some were sagging in the middle, some were just plain hard) and the bedding was well past it’s prime. But overall we enjoyed our stay!

5/5 Excellent

Marcell 2020
Everything needed for a perfect summer vacation is right here. The lake, fishing boat, outside tables and fire pit; always a new way to relax! All had a great time!

5/5 Excellent

Great relaxing stay on quiet lake
Was a great stay in Marcell, the cabin is very nice historic log cabin, very well equipped with supplies for all types of cooking, location is great, lake and beach are clear, the hill to the beach is steep, the boat and canoe and paddle boards are very nice, overall a great stay

5/5 Excellent

Little bit of bliss
This was a beautiful, spacious cabin on a quiet lake. We loved having the stand up paddleboard and canoe.