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Spacious North Woods Home in the Heart of Grand Marais

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Last updated: 05/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The Gibbs House is a bright and spacious home situated just blocks from beautiful Lake Superior in the very unique charming harbor town of Grand Marais, Minnesota.

The house sleeps eight people in its three bedrooms (2 queen beds, 1 double bed) and a convertible sofa which becomes another queen bed. There are two bathrooms, a washer and dryer, a fully equipped kitchen and a dining table that will seat eight. There is both a high chair and a booster chair for our younger guests.

We provide WiFi and a telephone with domestic long distance for those who want to stay connected. For rainy days or quiet evenings, a DVD player, along with a number of movies (for both children and adults) will provide entertainment.

There is a 'Killerspin' ping pong table in the 'lower room' for evenings or rainy days.The lower room is a large room at the front of the house, down four steps from the main level. In addition to the ping pong table, there is a reading nook with a small library of books for children and adults. The convertible sofa is located here as well as one of the bathrooms. The lower room can be closed off from the upper level by the French doors at the top of the stairs.

In warmer months, take advantage of outdoor dining and grilling on the back patio. Enjoy reading, writing, yoga, art, or quiet contemplation in the small studio building in the backyard.

Located at the base of the old Gunflint Trail and close to downtown, the Gibbs House provides ample opportunity to enjoy local area attractions. Quaint shops, local restaurants with amazing food, the North House Folk School, the Art Colony and several churches are all within walking distance. Depending on how many groceries you buy, walking to and from either of the town's grocery stores - Johnson's Foods or Gene's IGA, or the Cook County Whole Foods Co-op - is easy, too. The restaurants in Grand Marais are incredibly wonderful - very different from what one would expect in a small town. Our favorites - all within walking distance are: The Angry Trout, The Pie Place (serving wonderful breakfasts, lunches, dinners and wine in addition to the best pie), The Crooked Spoon, and the new and excellent, Harbor Grille. These all offer fine dining. For more casual dining, The Gunflint Tavern is wonderful (try their veggie burger) and of course, Sven and Oles is great - especially for families. If you are a true 'Up -norther', you are a coffee lover, and there is no place anywhere better for coffee than The Java Moose! In addition to coffee, they have great pastries, cookies, and fabulous homemade sandwiches. The staff is absolutely delightful, too! Amazingly, all of this is within easy walking distance!

Venture a bit farther along the shore to explore miles of hiking trails or drive up the Gunflint Trail to access the pristine inland lakes of the Boundary Waters/Voyageurs National Park. Take your kayak or canoe with you for a tranquil day on the water.

Just 260 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul, the Gibbs House provides all the amenities and comforts of home and an authentic taste of life in the North Woods. It is the perfect home-base for a couple, larger family, book club, fishing group or.... We know you will enjoy your stay!

Keywords: House, home, warm, inviting, spacious but cozy


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    Ping pong table, and movies, books and games especially for children...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Small building in back yard for summer use - yoga, writing, reading, art studio, meditation...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    Free domestic long distance (U.S.)...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Many utensils and small electric appliances - coffee maker, coffee grinder, waffle iron, blender, mini-chopper, crock pot...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Dining table seats eight; highchair, booster seat, children's dishes...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    front patio, small side deck, patio with grill in back...moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf is not included in the rate, but there are 2 courses nearby. Gunflint Hills is a 9 hole course approximately 5 minutes away. Superior National is located in Lutsen, approximately 25 minutes away....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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  • Tax Rate 11.875%


$100 cleaning fee for stays less than 6 nights

Children are free.

40% due at booking; 30% at sixty and 30% at thirty days before arrival.

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Cancellation policy: 100% refund upon re-booking of property for entire stay; other refunds depend on time re-booked.

Open April through October; call or email regarding November.

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Last updated: 05/02/2015
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75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Thunder Bay, Ontario
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Gunflint Hills
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Harbor House
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lutsen Mountains

Car: Necessary

The Gibbs House is just up the hill from the North House Folk School and about two blocks from the Grand Marais Art Colony.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: I was five years old when I first visited Grand Marais and still remember that trip! Years later, the North Shore was a natural place for our honeymoon and on that trip, we began to dream of buying property in Grand Marais. That dream stayed alive all of the years our children were growing up as we vacationed there every summer. The beauty of the lake and the north woods never grew old.

Why the Owner Chose Grand Marais:
When we found this wonderful house for sale in the fall of 2011, we knew it was a way to make our dream come true and share it with others. Grand Marais has managed to change with the world in good ways, but it remains a uniquely welcoming community where family, outdoor activities and the arts combine with love and care for the beautiful natural environment.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love hiking the many trails, canoeing in the boundary waters, just 'being' by Lake Superior, coffee and conversation at the Java Moose, and the excellent meals served at the restaurants in Grand Marais.

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Speaks: english



  • Exterior


  • Kitchen


  • Dining


  • Dining #2

    Dining #2

  • Bedroom #2

    Bedroom #2

  • Reading Nook

    Reading Nook

  • Downstairs Room

    Downstairs Room

  • Lake Superior shoreline with the Hjordis in the background

    Lake Superior shoreline with the Hjordis in the background

  • Sign


  • Kitchen #2

    Kitchen #2

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Bedroom #1

    Bedroom #1

  • Bedroom #3

    Bedroom #3

  • Convertible Sofa in Lower Lever

    Convertible Sofa in Lower Lever

  • Back yard indoor-outdoor shelter

    Back yard indoor-outdoor shelter

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