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Amazing Log Home Overlooking Lake Superior

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Last updated: 08/06/2010

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This amazing new northern Michigan lodge designed and custom built by the owner awaits the arrival of your group and the opportunity to offer priceless, unmatched memories. The “Palace” as referred to by the locals, is situated on the “ridge” in Grand Marais and features a panoramic view of the city of Grand Marais, as well as, the marina, harbor, bay and of course the grand Lake Superior itself and its sandy white beaches. The city is only 3 blocks away (a short bike ride or walk) making this location a family fun get away. We offer several bikes on site or bring your own to explore the city and the miles and miles of paved, quiet, lightly traveled, scenic roads where nature is in abundance. This house is situated with a peaceful and georgeous view of the bay and Lake Superior offering cathedral ceilings and the ‘wall of windows’ in this unique 4-level, high end log home inviting many breathtaking sites of freighters as well as one-of-a-kind sunsets, a view of the private, stocked trout pond, nine waterfalls and the artesian well. You will also enjoy watching deer, chipmunks, humming birds, raccoons, an occasional eagle, wolf or bear in their natural habitat right outside the windows because this home is on a quiet “no outlet” road. The full length decks on both sides of the home and several wooded acres surrounding it allow for outdoor fun and awesome views of wild life first hand. An outdoor stone campfire area with seating that overlooks amazing sunsets and the night time lights of Grand Marais must be enjoyed (firewood supplied!) The large and wide circular, cement driveway allows ample room for several vehicles, trailers, ATV’s, boats or snowmobiles plus easy turn a-rounds.
The home décor offers that “rustic and woodsy” feel. There are many local affects including photos, antiques and many trophy animal mounts that are native to the area, in fact, several from the grounds itself. The first thing you will notice upon entering this log home is the amazing fresh smell of newness and wood. You’ll be in awe of the spacious great room that engulfs the living, dining and kitchen area. Several door walls offer access to the full length deck that enables you to view Grand Marais and Lake Superior. A gas grill (please clean after use) is also situated on the deck with large picnic tables for your use which allows an awesome area for dining while watching nature and the beautiful evening sunsets. If you prefer to prepare and cook a gourmet meal, you’ll enjoy doing so in our high end kitchen with stainless appliances, custom hardwood cabinetry, granite counters and copper sink. The large, rustic wooden kitchen table offers enough seating for 8 people and the full length wood and granite bar provides room for another 4 on sturdy, wooden bar stools. Hand-hewned hardwood floors encompass the entire downstairs living area which offers the perfect foundation for the leather and rustic wooden furniture. We offer a high chair, crib & booster seat for your convenience so there is no need to bring them from home. The living room area features a 14” thick carved front door, large flat screen tv, satellite and a carved mantle. The laundry and office area finish off the main level with new, full size front loading washer and dryer and utility tub. There is also a large desk/work area with a desk top computer and printer for your use. Our home also offers WIFI throughout. Also on site are beach chairs and towels, several bikes, a cooler, and IPOD docking station and fishing gear and tackle for your use.
Up the stairway (made of ½ logs) you will find wall to wall plush carpet in the bedroom areas. The master bedroom, with a king size bed, allows you to wake refreshed in the morning while listening to the sound of the water from the waterfall dropping twelve feet into the crystal clear pond and a view of Lake Superior and Grand Marais that is simply breathtaking. The second bedroom features a queen size bed and large walk-in closet and full length mirror. The third bedroom offers a double bed with a twin bed on top and huge closet. Each bedroom includes a tv, dvd player and dvd collection. The bonus loft area also allows for extra sleeping with a queen size futon and roll-away. The level also has a gaming station and a tv with satellite. Both bathrooms are full, offering double sinks, plenty of counter space, linens and hair dryers.

Directions:
FROM 77: Travel on 77 North, toward Grand Marais. Turn right on Ridge Road (next road after Carpenter Road) before heading down the hill and into town. You will cross over Woodruff Street and you will go about ¼ of a mile and on the left you will see a large log home with a green metal roof above the trees…You have arrived!!!

FROM DOWNTOWN GRAND MARAIS: Travel along Grand Marais Ave running along the bay, turn right onto Woodruff Street and go up the hill and across Wilson Street. Go to the top of the hill and turn left on Ridge Road and go about ¼ of a mile and on the left you will see a large log home with a green metal roof above the trees…You have arrived!!!

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Keywords: House, Home, Private, Lodge, Northern Lodge, cottage, view, Lake Superior, Grand Marais, deck, acreage, furnished, linens, natural, beach, leisure, fishing, solitude, hunters, families, get away, memories, access, harbor, log cabin

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Property Type

  • Lodge

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renter must be 35 or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Loft

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  • King size beds (1) This bed has a twin bed above it (perfect for a child), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) This bed has a twin bed feature above the double bed for extra sleeping., Twin or Single Beds (1) Fold-away bed, Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon is available in loft area for extra sleeping as well as a fold-away bed., Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Private pond with 9 waterfalls. Deck above overlooks private grounds as well as the city of Grand Marais, the bay and Lake Superior....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Can view city park area, bay and marina area and miles of beach...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Overlooks Lake Superior and occasional freighters!!...moreless

  • Ski-In:

    Can cross country ski in and out from front door...moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    Can cross country ski in and out from front door (snow shoe also!)...moreless

  • Water View:

    Private, stocked pond with 15 foot waterfall and several other smaller falls...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Front loading dryer...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    Desk top computer & printer on site....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    All linens provided, including beach towels...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Large cement driveway...ample parking...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Large cement driveway for easy turn around...moreless

  • Telephone:

    For local or emergency calls only...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front loading washer the uses only HE (high effeciency) detergent....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Top end appliances, stainless, custom wood cabinetry, copper sink...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Decks on both front and back of home. Covered section in the back (road side)...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Location

Many state trails that allow 4-wheeling, dirt biking & snowmobiles. Also, trails specific for hiking & climbing are nearby. Several areas that are State maintained (and State recreational areas) that are great for picnics & exploring lakes, rivers, waterfalls, etc. If what you enjoy is beach combing, bike riding, hiking, site seeing, agate hunting, off road adventures, groomed snowmobile and cross country ski trails or snowshoeing, sunsets, canoeing, fishing, swimming in a crystal clean pond or lake, boating or just seclusion and enjoying what nature has to offer…this home is your vacation spot, offering comfortable coziness, all with a second to none view from every window. Enjoy day trips to the Eastern gateway to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Seney Wildlife Refuge (great place to hike, canoe & watch nature), Tahquamenon Falls, Oswalds Bear Ranch and White Fish Point. Hiking on the North Country Lakeshore Trail is only one block away. This area is a photographers dream and a sportsman's paradise! H-58 is now also paved from Grand Marais to Munising and it's a beutiful ride in a car, RV or on a bike.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Licensened Michigan builders dream home in the north. This is our 5th home that we've built since we were married and it has all the comforts of home and our home away from home!

Why the Owner Chose Grand Marais:
We love the wild life, natural scenery and the ability to access miles of groomed snowmobile trails and 4 wheeling trails within minutes. This is a safe area for all to drive and ride off road vehicles. High end amenities throughout this log home make you feel as though you are in a 5 star hotel. You’ll have the comforts of home yet be able to ‘get away from it all’ but still be connected to civilization if (and only if!) you desire. Top notch furnishing, appliances, local touches and trimmings in this home await your arrival and enjoyment. This three-story home also offers a lower level that is roomy enough for the kids to unwind and play a game of ladder ball or bean bag tic-tac-toe. This home is the most unique and upscale in the area, offering the best of the best and promising memories to last a lifetime!

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
We enjoy the various restaurants that are only blocks away. We also enjoy the local community and their love of the area. We enjoy being close to the town activity but also love being able to 'go to the ridge' and enjoy our family time. Grand Marais offers several restaurants, museums, a hardware store, grocery store, outfitter store (with canoe rentals), a city beach with public bathrooms, playground, volleyball net & marina, a post office, bank and several galleries & shops all awaiting your arrival and exploration. Local sites to enjoy include Coast Guard Point, Sable Falls, Grand Sable Dunes, Sable Lake, Log Slide and AuSable lighthouse that are all within the city of Grand Marais. The local event calendar is very busy during the summer and some of the activities offered are the Spash In (where water planes are allowed to land in the GM bay), the fishing tournament, the 4th of July city party, parade and fireworks display, the music festival, the Great Lake Kayak Symposium and the Labor Day Triathalon. Winter activities include the UP 200 (the dog sled race that goes throughout the UP of Michigan) as well as snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross country skiing, etc. Grand Marais offers miles and miles of groomed snowmobile trails for the snowmobile enthusiast. The average snow fall in Grand Marais is over 300” per year!! This home allows you to snowmobile, cross country ski and snowshoe in and out right from the front door. Eateries: West Bay Diner-all homemade food breads and desserts Dunes Saloon-pizza and on-site brewed beer and more North Shore –On the point, good for large groups and families Sportsman’s-Fish dinners, pasties & more


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Photos

  • Lakeview side of home

    Lakeview side of home

  • View of living room from walking in the side door

    View of living room from walking in the side door

  • Bedroom #3 on second level features a queen bed and large walk in closet

    Bedroom #3 on second level features a queen bed and large walk in closet

  • Large loft area on 3rd level allows for ample room to relax with fold out futon

    Large loft area on 3rd level allows for ample room to relax with fold out futon

  • A couple of the nine waterfall on the property

    A couple of the nine waterfall on the property

  • View from deck of one of the many freighters that cruises Lake Superior

    View from deck of one of the many freighters that cruises Lake Superior

  • Aerial view of home and grounds (lake side)

    Aerial view of home and grounds (lake side)

  • Aerial view of AuSable Lighthouse (within hiking distance)

    Aerial view of AuSable Lighthouse (within hiking distance)

  • Overlooking the great room & kitchen

    Overlooking the great room & kitchen

  • Second story bedroom with king bed and twin bunk above

    Second story bedroom with king bed and twin bunk above

  • Bedroom #2 on second level features a double bed & twin bunk

    Bedroom #2 on second level features a double bed & twin bunk

  • View of home and waterfalls from private pond

    View of home and waterfalls from private pond

  • View from deck overlooking the private trout pond, Grand Marais & the Lake

    View from deck overlooking the private trout pond, Grand Marais & the Lake

  • Aerial overview of house & grounds (road side)

    Aerial overview of house & grounds (road side)

  • Sunset on the shores of Lake Superior (taken near Log Slide)

    Sunset on the shores of Lake Superior (taken near Log Slide)

  • Grand Marais Bay andCoast Guard Point

    Grand Marais Bay andCoast Guard Point

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 66%
  • Calendar last updated 08/06/2010
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