We are located 10 miles away from Lake Superior near the town of Finland, MN. We are on 30 acres of woods that back up to the Baptism River. We have about a miles worth of walking trails as well as some pastures for a few horses. We are located within a few hours drive of several State Parks ( some that are only minutes away!) that offer hiking, waterfalls, fishing and just plan gorgeous vistas!
We also are lucky to have hundreds of miles of both snowmobiling & ATV trails right from our driveway!
We are an openly gay couple that enjoys meeting others that have a love of nature & travel!
We are open to "chatting " if you are. Would love to fill you in on any & all things "North Shore!"
All we ask is that you respect our home by practicing "leave no trace" camping.
Gravel driveway with trees. Once you turn into the drive, take your first right. You'll come to a barn with a gravel parking lot. Pick your spot! Please don’t block the barn door! We do our best to keep the driveway as clear of branches as possible.
Next to rig.
We do a lot of last minute trips, but please feel free to contact us to see if we can accommodate you.
Tettegouce State Park, Palisade Overlook, Black Beach, Trestle Inn
It was such a quiet and beautiful property! THANK YOU HappyTrails for accommodating our last minute plans!
We’re so happy we discovered this little gem in the north woods. Our hosts were very helpful and welcoming. We enjoyed visiting and had a peaceful night.
We wish we could have stayed longer. Such gracious and engaging hosts--all three! A beautiful hidden gem in Minnesota's north woods, on a well-kept, active, almost dream-like small farmstead. And the trailer parking area was just far enough away from, and accessible via a tree-lined avenue to, the main house. We thoroughly enjoyed our short visit.
Wonderful area, very welcoming and helpful hosts, great experience for our first time boondocking!
Hope to return!
We stayed two nights and did the 61 from the Canadian border to Finland. And the rest of 61 today.
We got a lot of interesting tips from the ladies.
We enjoyed staying there and talk with them and met nice other people.
Thanks a lot.
Mia & Clemens
Beautiful and quite. Host we very welcoming and where happy to have the kids and dog.
What fantastic hosts! This is a beautiful property up in the trees, within an easy drive of some North Shore favorites. Effie's people are friendly and a great resource for tips on local events and suggestions for routes leading to the road less traveled.
Thanks so much for directions for the route past Lax Lake into Two Harbors! Beautiful drive and great roads! We followed your suggestion for Spoke and Go and the coffee place - and now have a new favorite place to stop. :-)
Thanks so much for hosting us!
Had a wonderful stay with Our hosts @ Effie’s Paradise.
Thank you so much for welcoming us to your property,& home.
You have a slice of heaven there!
Thank you for all the suggestions of where to eat,& places to visit!
Great suggestion on the “Rustic Inn Cafe”!
Great food,& delicious pies!
If ever in the area again, would definitely love to stay here!
Thank you again!
Don’t know how it got on the website that we declined a stay at Happy Trails because we had a lovely stay there on July19-20 2019.
Quit, quiet and great scenery. The hosts love where they live and willing to share their joy of living there with you. Fun to hear stories of what it is really like to live “up North” in the winner.
They are also a wealth of information on what to see in that part of the world.
We’ll stay again when in that part of the world.
We had the spot next to the barn and enjoyed watching the horses graze in the morning. Easy access. Hosts are very friendly and We enjoyed our evening conversations with them. They were able to give us a lot of good information on places to visit in the area. Hope to meet up with you guys when you’re in Florida.
Such a lovely place to come and visit!!!
My wife and i came here (on the very very slim chance) to see the Northern Lights! When i asked about the lights, they gave me information about the northern lights and links to track the best time to see them.
Whilst we didn't see the Lights, the people were wonderful and very social. Took us for a tour around the area and we shared drinks and stories every night.
We look forward to our paths crossing again!
Sandy and Elaine were wonderful hosts, leading a 4-loop mile-long walk around their property and giving us guidance for things to do and places to go up and down Highway 61. Enjoyed their company, their apples, and the horses that were our neighbors for the two nights we were there. Very conveniently located to nearby Ely and the North Shore.
This was another great stop-over for us using Boondockers Welcome. They were quick to respond to our request and when we arrived they helped us get settled. These ladies sure made us feel welcome. It is our first time in the Lake Superior area, and they helped familiarize us with the "North Shore" and some local hikes, good restaurants, and suggested many places along Hwy 61 to visit, etc. Also told us about a local dump station in Finland that saved us having to drive much further away. We were happy to be their first Boondocker guests. You can't go wrong staying at their lovely property.