The Birches is our largest of the “small” cabins. It has a spacious two-level design. The entryway has a wraparound screened-in porch with just enough room for some chairs and a table for summertime outdoor relaxation.
You enter into the kitchen which has a small refrigerator with a freezer, a microwave, a two-burner cook top, a large toaster oven, coffee pot, crock pot, tea kettle, and all the necessary kitchen utensils and dinnerware. There is a small dining space in the kitchen as well as one by the large viewing windows facing the bird feeder and birch woods. Facing the fireplace is the king-size daybed. There is also a 3/4 bath on the main level. The spiral staircase leads to two beds upstairs with a rocking chair nestled in the corner by one of the beds which creates a perfect spot for some nighttime reading. Surrounded by unique windows, the room fills with sunshine on sunny days. A CD player, air conditioner, floor/table fans as well as ceiling fans, additional oil filled heater, off peak electric storage heater, Wi-Fi, an outdoor grill, a tree swing, and an outdoor fire pit are also available.
Two-level design with spiral staircase to upper floor
2 beds and futon and two bedrooms
1 bathroom with shower
Kitchen with a two-burner cooktop, one small refrigerator with freezer, microwave, crock pot, coffee maker, a large toaster oven, and all the necessary kitchen utensils and dinnerware
Air conditioner, floor/table fans, ceiling fans, and off peak electric storage heater
A free-standing wood fireplace
Outdoor fire pit, tree swing, and grill
Available for a fee:
Firewood is $5.00 per day
Children age 14 and under are $10/day per child when accompanied by an adult. This may not apply to special events.
Weekend stays are a 2-night minimum (Friday and Saturday night).
For reservations or questions, call 320-592-0180 (OFFICE), 612-423-4562 (CELL), 612-423-4720 (CELL), email us at email@example.com, or fill out our reservation form. Text messages are welcome for CELL numbers only.
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4:00pm or later
no later than 1:00pm
For reservations, questions, or special check-in and check-out times, call 320-592-0180 (OFFICE), 612-423-4562 (CELL), 612-423-4720 (CELL), email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out our reservation form. Text messages are welcome for CELL numbers only.
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"We came here for one purpose and that was to get away, to disconnect from all of life’s advantages, to go back to a much simpler time and that is truly what this place is about. To sit and do nothing can be the most peaceful thing you can do, or take a walk or look at the trees – anything to get away. I am only 15 years old but I sure had fun just unwinding and I am sure you will too."
- Riley, Guest
"Such a beautiful and peaceful place. I came to write, listen and be. All were accomplished in this cozy space. My favorite – the sun shining on the birch trees against the deep blue sky. Breathtaking!"
- Lee Ann, Guest
“Peaceful - the solitude is good for the soul.”
- John, Guest
“Peaceful here! Birds chirping, frogs croaking, trillium and wild strawberries blooming. Beautiful.”
- Susie, Guest
“A perfect getaway from the bustle of the cities. Loved staying in the Birches - what a cute, well-executed dwelling. Very enjoyable stay.”
- Rob & Cindy, Guests
“The practice for the wedding was sooo much fun. Can't wait to see what the Main Event will be like. In the a.m., one must meditate with the bride and groom in the Labyrinth. Embrace every moment with its full joy potential. Embrace the smiles and the magical happy power of the Shire.”
- Laurence, Guest
“Joyous day at the Shire. Two families uniting as one! Great times with great people. Life is good.”
- Tyler, Guest
“What a peaceful weekend as the summer comes to an end and fall begins. We hope to come back as the leaves turn and the air cools. This place is a wonderful retreat, be it spring, summer, fall or winter!”
- Nikki & Ly, Guests
“Peaceful, healing... Thank you for my guided walk in the woods and dear Patch has touched my heart. I felt welcomed the moment I drove onto the property. Time here has been a treasured gift.”
- Barb, Guest
“Loved the Birches. Favorite of all the cabins. Upstairs is cute, lovely spiral staircase and great couch/futon. Enjoyed looking at my grove of birch trees daily and watching the changes. What a wonderful time I had relaxing and taking time for self-reflection.”
- Liz, Guest
“We had a great time in this cozy cottage with such lovely views. On our hike we saw a very large Barred Owl. We also were amazed at the variety of lichen and the woodpecker holes in the trees. It has been 10 years since my last visit. It won't be another 10 years till I return to this magical spot. Thank you.”
- Deana & Sharon, Guests