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Last updated: 11/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Northern Enlightenment is gently placed on five acres of wilderness at the Northeastern point of Pike Lake, the third clearest lake in Minnesota I’m told. Just 15 minutes from the magnificent little town of Grand Marais, you have all the comforts of home while nestled comfortably in peaceful seclusion.

This cabin, built in 2004, is full of charm and wonder. The first floor has a great bedroom with one queen size bed. On the second floor you’ll find a large bedroom with another queen size bed and a daybed that holds 2 twin mattresses, one can be pulled down onto the floor for an extra sleeping place. That bedroom also provides a quiet mediation/reading library. The front bedroom on the second floor holds a wonder for the eyes, it’s all windows and a deck that look out onto the lake. Sleeping in that queensize bed gives you the stars and moon to dream on, and a comfy chair facing the great outdoors, to lull you into a peaceful trance of relaxation.

The kitchen is large and user friendly with everything you need to cook a great meal or warm a quick bite in the microwave. the Washer and Dryer in the utility room are a must for keeping your travel bags light. The great dinning table is a perfect spot to gather for meals or playing games and watching the wonderland through the huge windows that view the lake. Two full Bathrooms, one on the first floor with a spacious shower (no tub), on the 2nd floor, a shower and separate spa-jet bathtub.

As soon as you are ready to venture out into nature, you will find a plethora of things to do and plenty of room to romp right outside the doors. One canoe and one kayak provided for your use. Year round, you can take a hike in the spring, summer or fall, or snowshoe or ski out onto the breathtaking frozen lake and feel the fresh crisp air filling you up and bringing you back to your natural joyful state of mind and body. Just two miles back down the Pike Lake Rd you will find 30K of beautifully groomed ski trails with loops to fit any skier’s energy level. Hundreds of miles of hiking and snowmobile trails near by. snow shoeing and hiking on the Superior Trail or the Cascade River Loop are back down the road you traveled to get here. And the amazing Lutsen Mountain ski area, for the downhill skiers, is just thirty minutes south on hwy 61 and offers activities and fun all year long.

Head up North and watch the sun rise and fall over this oasis of beautiful wilderness and fill your eyes with the moon and stars like you won’t see in the city. This wonderful home and cabin is waiting just for you. Beware of Beauty as the Aurora Borealis; the Northern Lights may suddenley appear.

This wonderful lake home has a wood-burning stove and in-floor heating. See more photos at justwrightphotos dot phanfare dot com. Copy and paste or Click the link:


Weekly: $1,500
Nightly rate: $250 ($300 for 4 nights or less) all taxes included.
Full Payment Due: 30 days prior to stay. Reserve minimum: 50%
Rates are subject to change without notice unless confirmed.
Check In Time: 4:00 pm
Check Out Time: 11:00 am
Minimum Stay: All stays at Northern Enlightenment require a minimum two night stay, except for holidays, which may require a longer stay.

During the months of July and August we will only book weekly rentals. Please ask but be aware of that policy.

Deposit/Cancellation Policy

Guests are responsible for any damages and/or excess cleaning, other than normal wear and tear, as a result of their occupancy.
Once you have placed a reservation, any cancellation will be subject to a $75 cancellation fee. A 21 day cancellation policy is in effect. If you cancel your reservation 21 days or more in advance of your arrival date, all but $75 will be refunded.
If your reservation is cancelled fewer than 21 days in advance of your arrival date, no refunds will be made unless the property is re-rented. If the property is re-rented, all monies shall be refunded, minus the $75 cancellation fee.

Keywords: Lake Home, Cabin, summer home, Grand Marais, Northshore, Get Away, Kayak, Pike Lake, Snowshoe, Northern Minnesota, Great Summer, Year Round, Fishing, Swimming, Cross Country Ski.


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 or older to reserve....moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • SUMMER: Use of one canoe and one kyak on amazing Pike Lake. WINTER: Snowshoe, ski or snowmobile out the front door onto the lake or drive just 2 miles to the beautifully groomed 30K cross country ski trails. Lutsen Mountain is just 30 miles South on Hwy 61 for downhill skiing and fun. This rental is available for summer rental also, think of the fun and relaxation!...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    In Floor and Electric Baseboard. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub


Write a review 4.6
from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$300 $300
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Taxes Not included


During the winter/snow months, All or 4 wheel drive is best. The driveway is about half of a city block long and a steep downhill to the lake home, but there is a driveway across the road to park in and sled/carry your gear in if needed.

$500 will reserve, with payment in full due 45 days before your arrival.

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Last updated: 11/17/2015
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Lutsen Mountain and the town of Grand Marais are wonderful to visit and spend time. This rental is available year round and summer is just as amazing as our winter retreat. Grand Portage is about an hour away, and an incredible visually pleasing drive.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2004

About: The homeowner spent much of her childhood at her parents cabin on Pike Lake. She now lives in the Twin Cities area and comes up north to renew her serenity and peace of mind. She enjoys sharing this with others that love the outdoors and Northern Minnesota. She had this house/cabin built in 2004 and is working on a trail that follows the creek next to the house. Her lake home is available to rent year round and we feel confident that you will recieve exactly what your heart and soul long for during your stay at Northern Enlightenment. I am Cathy, Rental Manager for Northern Enlightenment, available to help you at anytime. 218-269-9048, or send a message via VRBO.

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  • View of Cabin from the lake shore

    View of Cabin from the lake shore

  • View of kitchen from the living room, dinging table next to large lake view

    View of kitchen from the living room, dinging table next to large lake view

  • Living room, oh so warm and cozy. This is available year round, see our calendar

    Living room, oh so warm and cozy. This is available year round, see our calendar

  • View of Lake from the lake shore

    View of Lake from the lake shore

  • Second Floor Bdrm

    Second Floor Bdrm

  • Taken 1/28/2012

    Taken 1/28/2012

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 26, 2015

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