Okontoe’s Rustic Retreat & Camping Cabins

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Okontoe has several rustic cabins and bunkhouses available for rent

We have several rustic retreat and camping cabins waiting for you here at Okontoe.

These wilderness cabins are available for rent during our summer season: Memorial Day weekend through (usually) the third weekend of September, when water is available in the campground.

If you’re hardy and can haul your own water, we’ll rent them into the late fall, until the snow is too deep to drive through! (We currently don’t plow to the cabins during the winter.)

By “rustic” we mean:

  • No indoor plumbing. You’ll use a nearby outhouse.
  • Bring your own bedding.
  • They all have electricity and a wood stove, if you need heat (no air conditioner—that’s not usually necessary up here anyway!).
  • Quaint, but no frills!

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

Please keep in mind our Quiet Hours from 10:00 pm to 8:00 am! There are others in the Campground besides your group.

CELL SERVICE/WI-FI: There’s no cell service on our end 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!

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.
  • Can’t 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.

Discipleship Camp (DC)

The entire DC is available for rent for a family reunion, retreat, youth camp or other large group. It includes Cabins 1, 2/3 and 6. It can sleep up to 12 adults in the cabins, and bring a few tents if needed for additional sleeping. Bring your own bedding!

The Cook Shack comes with the DC rental. That includes a kitchen with dishes and cookware, refrigerator and freezer space and dining area. Wood stove heat. (You’re responsible for your own meal preparation and cleanup.)

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

FEE: $260/night • Call (218-388-2285) or email us (info@okontoe.org) for the details (no online reservation)

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, dishes, coffee maker. Wood stove heat, if needed. 2 adults or 2 adults/2 kids.

Fee: $55/night

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

Bunkhouse 2/3 has two rooms. One room has a queen size bed and a kitchenette. The other room has 3 sets of bunk beds, a couch, and table and chairs. This cabin has a full size fridge, a gas stove and oven, dishes, and a coffee maker. Wood stove heat on one side, if needed. 8 people can sleep comfortably in this family style bunkhouse.

Fee: $80/night

Bunkhouse
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 $70/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 House

At the south end of the property, quite secluded, is our 2-story Guest House. It has running water in the kitchen sink during the months when the campground water is turned on, but no plumbing in the bathroom. Private outhouse. Wood stove heat. Deck, grill, screened porch. Main Level: bedroom with a queen bed, living area, bathroom with porta-potty (that YOU empty and clean!) and mirror, kitchen with dishes and cookware.

Please bring your own bedding, towels and washcloths. No linens provided.

Upstairs: Two semi-private bedrooms.

Sleeps up to 6.

Fee: $90/night

Guest House
The Guest House has two small bedrooms upstairs and one downstairs
Guest House interior
Guest House interior

Garden Bunkhouse

The Garden Bunkhouse is a small 3-room cabin with a front porch and great views of Bow Lake. If you like being in the middle of the action, this is perfect for you. Small kitchen with cold running water in the summer season. Outhouse nearby. Wood stove heat, if needed. 2 adults or 2 adults/2 kids.

The Shower House is a 3-minute walk one way, the Canoe Landing right across the campground road, and Chapel a 1-2 minute walk the other way.

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

Fee: $70/night

garden bunkhouse
The Garden Bunkhouse has one bedroom, a living/dining room and a kitchen
garden bunkhouse inside 1
garden bunkhouse kitchen

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.