14044 220th Street, McGrath, MN 56350 | 320-592-0180

Description of the Cedar House


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.

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The Cedar House


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.

The vaulted living room has a queen size futon couch located in front of the full, built-in fireplace so you can relax or sleep in perfect comfort. A rocking chair and a coffee table are also located in the living room. A south facing deck is accessible through a door behind the futon.

Also off of the living room, a stairs leads up to the lofted sleeping area. This large space has six single beds and another rocking chair. It overlooks the living room and kitchen. The space is partially lit by a skyway window. There is an air conditioner on this level for summertime use, and the east window faces out into the forest for a beautiful, elevated view.

As you venture further back into the house, you will encounter a full bathroom with a shower and a Jacuzzi tub and then 3 bedrooms. The first bedroom has a full-size bed, and it has access to the wraparound east/north deck through a sliding glass door. This part of the deck faces out into the forest. The center bedroom also has a full-size bed. The last bedroom has two single beds and a lofted bed. It also has a sliding glass door which leads out onto the east/north wraparound deck. This portion of the deck is screened in.

The lower level has a laundry room, a bathroom with a shower, a single-car tuck-under garage, and a two-car tuck-under garage. There is a ping-pong table and dart board available in the smaller garage. The larger garage is used for the Shire’s maintenance equipment which we occasionally need access to. A CD player, two air conditioners, floor/table fans as well as ceiling fans, Wi-Fi, and an outdoor grill are also available.

Features of the Cedar House


Space

  • 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

  • Laundry room

  • A single-car tuck-under garage

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Amenities

  • Air conditioner, floor/table fans, ceiling fans, and off peak electric storage heater

  • A built-in wood fireplace

  • Outdoor grill

  • Free Wi-Fi

Available for a fee:

  • Firewood is $5.00 per day

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Daily Rates

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 shireinthewoods@outlook.com, or fill out our reservation form. Text messages are welcome for CELL numbers only.

ADULTS (age 15 and up) 1 2 3 4 5

The Cedar House*

$95.00

$145.00

$185.00

$215.00

$240.00

* 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.

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Arrival and Departure Times

Check-in

4:00pm or later

Check-out

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 shireinthewoods@outlook.com, or fill out our reservation form. Text messages are welcome for CELL numbers only.

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