Okontoe’s Rustic Retreat & Camping Cabins

NOTE: We are undergoing replacement of our outhouses in the early part of the summer. Please expect some construction on our property, especially if you stay with us mid-week.

We’re sorry for your inconvenience, but are excited about these much-needed improvements!

Okontoe has several rustic cabins available for rent from May 12 through October 31, 2023—and one winter rental cabin that’s available December 1, 2023 through March 31, 2024 (pricing subject to change in 2024).

Okontoe cabin 1
Okontoe has several rustic cabins available for guests

Cabin check-in time is 4:00 pm daily and check-out is 11:00 am Monday through Saturday. Check-out time on Sunday is 2:00 pm, so you can join us for our Chapel service without the rush.

(None of our cabins are available during the months of April and November, so our staff can get much-needed rest!)

By rustic we mean:

  • NO indoor plumbing/running water. You’ll use a nearby outhouse. The Shower House is a 5-10 minute walk or quick drive away.
  • Bring your own bedding.
  • They all have electricity and a wood stove, if needed. Ceiling fan, no AC.
  • Kitchenette with 5-gallon water cooler, small oven/stove and fridge, coffee maker, cookware and dishes.

We are a Christian non-profit ministry that offers cabin rentals. We ask that you honor our family-friendly atmosphere and no-alcohol policy.

Please keep in mind our Quiet Hours from 10:00 pm to 8:00 am. There are others in the cabin area and campground besides your group.

See a map of our Campground

CELL SERVICE/WI-FI: There’s no cell service on our section of the Gunflint Trail and there’s no wi-fi available in Camp. Enjoy the relaxed pace of life here and soak in the peace and quiet.

An occasional media fast is life-giving!

DOG POLICY: Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Okontoe under the following guidelines:

  • Must be leashed and/or under your direct control at all times.
  • May not be left unattended outside your cabin, or inside your cabin unless it’s confined to a kennel.
  • If your dog barks excessively or if it runs at-large and is bothering our other guests or staff, we may have to ask you to leave.
  • Okontoe is surrounded by thousands of acres of wilderness, including right up to our property line. There’s abundant wildlife in the area, including bears, wolves, foxes and eagles—all of which would see a small dog running loose as a potential meal. You’re responsible for your own pets.

We have increased our cabin rates for 2023. This is mainly due to rising costs of nearly every utility and commodity around us. It’s also more comparable to the surrounding resorts and campgrounds in our area, yet still much lower than most in the Arrowhead region.

We want to be as affordable as possible to those who come, yet still cover our costs and sustain the ministry that happens here. We feel these prices reflect that desire reasonably well.

In order to streamline the booking process for our small staff, we also ask for full payment at the time of booking. This is includes a 30% non-refundable deposit. Please see our Cancellation Policy for details.

We also do not want those who cannot afford this chance for rest and ministry to be unable to come. If you find this pricing beyond what you can afford and need assistance, please let us know. We’d love to talk with you and see what we can work out.

Thank you for being a part of continued ministry here in the north woods!

Discipleship Camp (DC)

The entire DC is available for rent May 12-October 31, 2023 for a family reunion, retreat, youth camp or other large group. It includes Cabins 1-6. It can sleep up to 20 adults in the cabins. You’re free to bring a few tents if needed for additional sleeping. Bring all your own bedding.

The Dining Hall comes with the DC rental. This includes a full industrial kitchen with dishes and cookware, industrial oven/stove, refrigerator and freezer space, serving area and indoor dining area for approximately 40 people. You’re responsible for your own meal preparation, cleanup and removing all food items/leftovers when you leave.

There’s hot and cold running water in the kitchen during the summer months, plus a cold water spigot outside. Two outhouses are nearby. The shower house is available in the campground, a 5-10 minute walk.

FEE: $400/night • Call (218-388-2285) or email us (info@okontoe.org) for the details (no online reservation for either the whole DC Camp or for the Dining Hall).

dining hall
Dining Hall or “Cook Shack”
DC cabins
DC Cabins and Bunkhouses

Discipleship Camp (DC) Individual Cabins & Bunkhouses

Cabin 1 and Cabin 6

Cabins 1 and 6 are 1-room cabins with a queen-size bed and sofa. They each have a small fridge, small gas stove with oven, cookware, dishes and coffee maker. Wood stove heat, if needed. 2 adults or 2 adults & 1 child.

Fee: $65/night • Available May 12-October 31, 2023

cabin 1
Cabin 1 and Cabin 6 are very similar
Cabin 1 bed/stove
Cabin 1 interior
Cabin 1 kitchen
Cabin 1 interior
Cabin 6 interior
Cabin 6 interior

Bunkhouse 2/3 and Bunkhouse 4/5

Bunkhouse 2/3 and 4/5 each have two rooms. One room has a queen size bed and a kitchenette. The other room sleeps 6 with either twin beds, twin bunks or queen bed, plus additional seating. These cabins have a full size fridge, a gas stove and oven, dishes and a coffee maker. Wood stove heat on the kitchenette side, if needed (firewood included). 8 people can sleep comfortably in this family-style bunkhouse.

Fee: $100/night • Available May 12-October 31, 2023

Bunkhouse 4/5
Bunkhouse 4/5
Bunkhouse 2/3
Bunkhouse room 1
Queen bed and kitchenette
Bunkhouse room 1
Looking into the 2nd room
Bunkhouse room 2
Second room with bunks

The Shower House in the campground is available for your use. The Cook Shack is available for individual cabin renters for $100/day. If renters of more than one cabin would like to split the cost to use the Cook Shack, we’ll work that out. Shared outhouses are nearby.

Guest Cabin

Our Guest Cabin is our only 2-story cabin. It’s on the same end of camp as the Discipleship Camp, but up a small hill and secluded. It includes cold-running water from late May through about the 3rd week of September.

Downstairs has a full kitchen, living area, master bedroom with queen bed and unplumbed bathroom area (a private outhouse is in the back of the cabin). Upstairs are two semi-private bedrooms with a double mattress in each. Sleeps up to 6 adults. Screened porch, deck, charcoal grill and picnic table included.

Please bring your own bedding and kitchen towels/washcloths. No linens are provided.

Fee: $110/night • Available June 9-October 31, 2023

Garden Bunkhouse

The Garden Bunkhouse is for people who love being in the middle of the action. It’s located across from the canoe launch, adjacent to the Camp Store and across the meadow from Community Campfire.

Please bring your own bedding and kitchen towels/washcloths. No linens provided. Kitchenette. Two bedrooms: 1 double bed and one twin bunkbed.

Fee: $80/night • Available May 19-October 31

Garden Bunkhouse at Okontoe
The Garden Bunkhouse has two bedrooms, a living/dining room and a kitchenette
Garden Bunkhouse interior
Garden Bunkhouse interior

There’s so much to do on the Gunflint Trail and in Grand Marais…

See our Local Attractions & Activities page

Are You a Full-time Minister or Missionary?

If you are, we want to bless you! You’re welcome to fill out our scholarship application form for a reduced rate for our cabins or campsites.

Please email: info@okontoe.org for more information.

We are a Christian non-profit ministry with a campground and retreat cabins. We welcome all who respect our values. Our property is alcohol-free and family-friendly. Quiet hours are 10:00 pm – 8:00 am.