Shell Lake, Wisconsin
Gorgeous Sunset Views & Sandy Beach
If you love everything outdoors but appreciate relaxing in cozy, comfortable and well-appointed accommodations at the end of a fun-filled day, Giants Ridge—located midway between Duluth and Ely in the heart of Superior National Forest—is the place for you. Whether skiing, boarding, biking, paddling, golfing, hiking, boating, fishing, ATVing, off-roading, or just relaxing is your passion, there’s something for everyone at Giants Ridge.
Gorgeous Lake & Sunset Views
Fishing, Biking, & Hiking
Family Game Room
Vern & Sue – Golden, COFamily Time
“Beautiful home, beach and lake. Loved how scenic and relaxing sitting and playing in the water was. We saw several bald eagles and the view of the sunsets were fabulous. We were there with our children, their spouses and 4 young grandchildren and 2 babies. The rooms and bathroom accommodations were great, a fully stocked bathroom and kitchen were a delight. Waffle iron crock pot and every pan or pot that you would ever need. The outdoor area was the hit of our stay. Using the well stock fire pit and beach with all the fun water toys. Karen the caretaker was so accommodating with our arrival and departure times. Thank you for the hospitality & beautiful clean home.”
Mary T.Beautiful, immaculate lake cabin
“We vacationed with our entire family of 8 adults and 3 children for 6 days at the cabin on Shell Lake and had a fabulous time. There was a bedroom for every family and general space in the house to cook, read or for the kids to play. The house was immaculate and the yard and sandy beach just perfect. At night we enjoyed the fire pit while roasting s'mores. The grandkids played on the beach, used the paddled boards, kayaked or just swam in the clear water. It rained a couple of days while we were there, but it didn't matter because the house is stocked with games for all ages. Our grandkids loved the pool table and pin ball machine. We cooked all our meals while staying there and found the kitchen equipped with all that was needed. This is a perfect place for a family vacation. We hope to return again sometime.”
Brenda P.Another great stay!
“This was our 4th year in a row staying here and it never disappoints! It was another great week of enjoying all the amenities the home as well as Shell Lake has to offer. The lower floor is great to occupy everyone when the weather isn't the best and beach/water does the job when the sun is shining! The only problem is that time seems to go by too fast! We hate leaving!”
Carol S.Wonderful place to make family memories!
“Pam and Doug are the best HomeAway hosts! They think of everything to make your stay absolutely the best! The sand beach and clear water for swimming is amazing.The game room is so perfect for days that the weather is not the best and for night-time fun. The caretakers are great to work with. I cannot think of one thing that we were unhappy about. Thanks Pam and Doug for sharing your wonderful place!”
Anthony L.Godsend for long weekend with horrible weather
“The day we arrived the weather was perfect. We enjoyed fishing and boating on the lake and a fire on the beach. The rest of the weekend 40mph winds and a severe drop in temperature kept us inside the house. No problem. The game room kept the kids (and the adults TBH) well entertained. And the spacious interior gave us plenty of room to split into whatever groupings we wished to enjoy whatever activities we desired without getting in each others way. Also of note, the kitchen was well stocked with whatever we needed to prepare and serve our meals. We would highly recommend this house.”
Joan F.Best ever VA at Shell Lake, WI!
“Cabin & property are the best we've ever stayed at in Shell Lake, WI. Cabin is beautiful, clean, well stocked. Game room so much fun! Beach was great with soft grass area, great sandy beach, fun amenities, & wonderful swimming area. We'll be back for sure!”
Janelle F.Comfortable, well designed & beautiful cabin!
“Lots of great space in this lakefront cabin. Privacy and abundant rooms for lounging, decks for viewing the lake and having coffee and meals, and a nicely furnished game room on the lower level. Quiet and open, we really enjoyed our visit. Close to everything you could want to do on vacation. Immaculately maintained.”
Karolyn H. – Eau Claire, WIPerfect tranquility
“The home was SO clean and had every amenity you could think of! My husband and I enjoyed the firepit at night and the crystal clear waters by day! The house was absolutely beautiful......and did I say clean?! We will be back! Thank you Pam and Doug. Karen was great too!!!!”
CarolBest VRBO rental we have been to!
“A wonderful place to vacation with your family - the Christensens have seen to every possible detail to make for a wonderful stay. Very clean, the beach and lawn were amazing! We will definitely be renting again, in fact we have already booked for next year! Thanks Pam & Doug for sharing your wonderful home.”
Marlis B.Amazing house - rain or shine (we had lots of rain)
“The weather rained every day but one and this house made it work for our family who was in 3 houses. There is a great view, boats, paddle boards, games in doors. Wonderful owner and manager. Super accommodating. Fabulous kitchen! Had everything we wanted for the complicated cooking we did. Lots of seating indoors or outdoors. Even has wood for the outdoor fire. The house got us through a disappointing weather week and brought us closer as a family.”
Rosella P.The ultimate place for building memories on our family vacation!
“We were so impressed with everything about this cabin. The first thing I really appreciated was how clean and new everything was. We had 4 young kids with us and this place was so perfect, the sandy shallow beach could not have been better for them. We also loved taking the kids out on the paddle boat in the clear water and all of us adults enjoyed learning to paddle board, so fun! While up, we had one rainy day but it was fine as there was plenty to do inside too. Other than the game room, there was a closet full of games, puzzles, and toys, video games and a movie collection. And don't worry if you forgot something the Christensens kept things very well stocked. You can tell a lot of thought and care has gone into this home We will definitely be coming back to build more memories.”
Patty P.Girls' Weekend at the Lake!!
“This was the most amazing cabin I've ever seen! All the Ladies were so impressed with my choice in the location that I have officially been assigned the duty of coordinating Girls' Weekend from now on. From the fireplace in the house, fire pit on the beach, heated floors, amazing roomy kitchen, surround sound throughout the cabin, all the amazing room furnishings and the phenomenal recreation room it was beyond anything anyone could imagine. Thank you Pam and Doug...looking forward to a summer Girls' Weekend in 2017!!”
Mary B. – Vernon HillsPerfect family vacation
“This property is gorgeous. The home is even more beautiful in person. Very comfortable beds, well stocked kitchen, and fun game room. We loved the beach area with easy access from the house, it has a very gradual incline and shallow swimming area with a sandy bottom. We had a great time using the two paddle boards, the peddle boat and kayak. The pink sunsets are breathtaking. Overall this is a pretty quiet lake. Nice neighbors and friendly caretakers too!”
Stephanie S.Beautiful Log Cabin
“Our family just returned from our stay last week. It has a warm inviting feeling and we loved the North woods décor. The weather didn't cooperate for our full stay but when it was sunny we enjoyed the sandy beach/Shell Lake and when it rained we enjoyed the walk-out basement filled with plenty of things to do. The kitchen had everything we needed during our stay and the deck overlooking the lake was very relaxing. We enjoyed watching Mama Duck and her ducklings swim past every day. We even saw an Eagle flying over head a couple times as well. The owners were very nice to work with and response times were excellent. We will certainly be staying here again!”
Bee L.As Advertised!
“From the moment you enter, to the moment you leave, everything about the cabin and surrounding areas are as advertised! Beautiful lake view, Comfortable inside and out. This Cabin is truly a perfect getaway for any occasion! Highly recommended! My friends and I had the best time here! Thanks again to Pam and Doug Christensen for letting us into your home.”
Emily D.Amazing weekend at an amazing place!
“This was our first time using a VRBO and we could not have been more pleased! The cabin was beautiful, the grounds were beautiful, the whole weekend was beautiful. The cabin was a great size and probably the best appointed I've ever been in. Pots, pans, crockpots, silverware - all of things you need to have a great weekend! I could go on and on about how much we loved the home! The caretakers, Karen and Jerry, were so helpful and very responsive. The owners, Pam and Doug, were also very helpful and easy to work with. I'm telling everyone I know about this lovely home. I can guarantee I'll be making another reservation in the future. Thank you so very much for allowing us into your home and sharing the beautiful scenery!”
Lisa S.Girls' Getaway
“What a great weekend - we so enjoyed our stay! This home is beautiful, well-equipped, and very clean. The beach is sandy and the water is clear. We took long walks every day seeing plenty of deer, eagles, and beautiful scenery. The nearby Potter's Shed was a fun little artsy shop with a nice cafe and music at night. Highly recommend this cabin!”
Roger B.Family Meet Up
“Beautiful home, beach and lake. Amazed at how clear and clean the lake was, extremely scenic and relaxing. The sighting of several bald eagles. their nest and the view of the sunsets were unexpected natural enhancements. We were there with our children, their spouses and one 3 year old grandchild. The sleeping and bathroom accommodations couldn't have been better, a fully stocked bathroom on each floor made the sharing of bathrooms a breeze. Several conversation areas and the layout of the kitchen made our visit group friendly. We enjoyed the outdoors during the day, the fire pit and the game room in the evenings. Interaction with home owners and caretakers couldn't have been more pleasant. Thank you for the hospitality extended during our stay.”
Darien – IllinoisGorgeous Cabin for vacation
“The best cabin we ever had for this type of vacation, cabin was squeaky clean, everything as described, plenty of room and activities for everybody inside and outside: game room for kids, sandy beach and such a clear lake, hiking trail around the lake (we were 2 families with 3 kids 14 to 19). Our men especially enjoyed fishing (plenty of pikes, walleyes and basses), owners helped us with boat rental, which was delivered next morning for a very good price. Very nice and gorgeous place. Recommend for everybody. Definitely will return next year.”
Patrick L. – Chicago, IllinoisGreat Family Vacation home
“We had a great time at the Cabin. There was plenty of room for our 2 families with children ranging from 8-13. Kids always had something to do whether it was swimming in very clear lake or hanging out in the game room. The fishing was great also and we received great tips for things to do in town. The free live music at Potters Shed was a blast.”