The Hunch Lake Cabin is located along the Echo Trail approximately 15 miles north of Ely, MN. A private-gated driveway leads you about ½ mile into the cabin area. There is only one other cabin (Echo Log Cabin) on the lake. It is 1/4 mile away.
The cabin sits on a granite outcrop some 80 feet above the lake. The view is “mountain- like,”with steep slopes covered with large red and white pine trees. Hunch Lake is a small and private lake – very quiet and peaceful! A walking (somewhat steep) trail leads you to the water’s edge, where there is a canoe and dock. There is also a canoe available at the cabin for day trips to other area lakes.
The cabin is bright and open with skylights and many windows, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful views. Gas lights, gas appliances, a wood stove, and a gravity warm water system (in summer) make for a cozy stay. An open stairway leads to a large loft bedroom that has a double bed and a futon.
A balcony gives a treetop view of the lake. There is one bedroom downstairs with a double bed and a sofa sleeper in the living room. A comfortable outhouse is nearby. A sauna with a wrap-around deck is next to the cabin.
The Hunch Lake Cabin sauna is an additional source of relaxation on your Echo Ridge Cabin retreat!
There are many trails in the area for hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing. Wildlife – moose, wolves, deer, loons, etc. – are frequently seen. For our winter guests, this cabin has a trail that leads to the North Arm ski trail system.