The Cedar House is a unique place surrounded by decks and porches. It is built into a hill with the east and north sides facing into the forest and the other sides facing into an open southerly view.
The main floor is vaulted and has a large, open kitchen with a full-size gas stove with oven, full refrigerator/freezer, coffee pot, crock pot, toaster oven, coffee grinder, and all the necessary utensils, pots and pans, and dinnerware to serve 12 or more guests. There is a large wooden dining table in the dining area off of the kitchen which seats 8. A small table in the kitchen seats 2 to 4. There are also two six-foot folding tables and another 12 folding chairs to expand the dining area into the living room if you want, or you can take your meals outside during a beautiful Shire day or night. The north-facing deck is accessible through the kitchen which allows convenient access to the grill. There are views out into the woods and Shire lawns.
Three-floor lodge with wraparound decks and porches
9 single beds, 2 full-sized beds, futon, and 5 bedrooms
2 bathrooms with showers, one with a Jacuzzi tub
Kitchen has a full-size gas stove and oven, a full-size refrigerator/freezer, toaster oven, crock pot, coffee makers, microwave, and all of the necessary kitchen utensils and dinnerware
A single-car tuck-under garage
Air conditioner, floor/table fans, ceiling fans, and off peak electric storage heater
A built-in wood fireplace
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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The Cedar House*
* Note, the Cedar House sleeps up to 15 adults. For parties of more than five adults at the Cedar House, the daily rate for the next three adults (6th, 7th, and 8th) costs $25/adult, $20/adult for the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th adult, and $15/adult beyond the 12th adult.
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.
The calendar may not be up-to-date or accurate. Please call or email us to confirm your reservation.
"My first visit was over 15 years ago, before the main building was built. The property may have changed slightly but the peace and tranquility of the woods remains. I was happy to meet Mike who is an amazing presence. He and his staff are to be commended for maintaining this space for past Dwelling Hermits like myself, and future generations like my son, to enjoy for years to come."
- Jennifer, Guest
"We admire the Shire. So quiet and serene. Snowshoeing, hikes with our friends and Ziggy (our cockapoo), hours by those amazing and hypnotic fires, and delicious food. Each building on the property has its own charm. So happy we found you so we could enjoy the 'off the grid' Christmas of 2013!"
- Scott & Maria, Guests
"The Shire in the Woods is the perfect place for the grand finale of the International Humphrey Fellows at the U. of M. Law School. We shared experiences and had fun hiking in the snow and snowshoeing. Many thanks."
- Kristin, Guest
“I've been on many class trips but this was by far the best for me. Thank you for keeping this place so clean and welcoming for all of us. Very nice feng shui.”
- Anonymous, Guest from Malaysia
“The moment I saw the place, I fell in love with it and started to make plans of coming back, this time with my family in the summer.”
- Warhan, Guest
“Thank you so much for hosting us. This has been a wonderful journey, the place, the nature, everything was just perfect.”
- Ghaola Sabbagh, Guest from Lebanon
“The Shire in the Woods is as peaceful as it was announced on the website. My group and I enjoyed every single moment we spent here. Loads of gratitude.”
- Sheg, Guest from West Africa
“Thank you so much for your commitment to this sacred place. It has been a very uplifting and healing weekend on so many levels.”
- Lucy, Guest
“The energy here feels very good, warm, and comfortable. Thank you for the work required to keep this place running smoothly. We enjoyed our family women's weekend very much.”
- Dee, Jane & Lynn, Guests
“The whole passenger crew loved it here. You rock! So relaxed!”
- Anonymous, Guests from England, Canada, Germany, & Australia
“Everything here was absolutely beautiful and very peaceful. Many memories made here with all of our families who came from Montana and Ohio. You planned to have everything at our fingertips and thought of everything to make our stay very comfortable. We will highly recommend this facility to others.”
- The Hull family, Guests
“This was exactly what my spirit needed.”
- Terri & Michael, Guests
“It was another amazing weekend at the Shire. All 20 of us women had a phenomenal time sharing, bonding, laughing, crying, assisting, praying and enjoying each other's company. We leave the Shire physically but take precious memories with us.”
- Jodi, Guest
“Words are inadequate to express our gratitude for this wonderful site. The beauty and peacefulness of the surroundings - the joyful presence of so many animals seen and unseen - the warmth, helpfulness and hospitality of the staff - the exquisite attention given to equipping the Cedar House - the glorious walking trails - the opportunities for both companionship and solitude - all combined for an incredible weekend.”
- Evelyn, Guest
“Gratitude to the family owners of this place - the friendly animals that live here and the land itself. You fostered a perfect atmosphere in which we could do our sacred work. Bless you.”
- Laurel, Guest