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Lake Superior Log Cabin Getaway

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Exterior facing lake

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Last updated: 09/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Grand Marais cabin description

Trailsyde is a vintage log cabin faithfully kept in a past era but modernized for full comfort. There are two generous bedrooms, sitting room, great-room/kitchen with fireplace, porch, and bath plus a large front deck. For the ultimate in privacy there are no nearby cabins in sight. Pebble sand beach and a dramatic rock point add to the outdoor appeal as does the quain Crow's Nest writer's retreat on the cliff overlooking Trailsyde. The grounds are natural. Most visitors enjoy Trailsyde lore as presented in a guest book or told by the owner who lives on the property and is available to assist guests. There is neither sattelite TV nor reliable cell phone service at the location.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cabin
  • 999 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Wheelchair access is not 100% or perfect. I might call it adequate but limited....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            We are dog friendly but require an extra cleaning fee addition for your pet....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 4-7

          • Bedroom 1: 2 double

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          • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

            French door accesses onto patio deck....moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 1 child bed, 2 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Queen size Beds (1) In West bedroom with direct deck access from French door., Double Beds (1) In East bedroom with 3-side windows, like sleeping in the woods., Twin or Single Beds (1) Fold-up type probably not suitable for an adult., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In sitting room next to bathroom...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Traditional bathroom contains conventional tub with hand shower.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Stove:

            Antique style suited to cabin. Modern gas range looks like a wood range....moreless

          • Oven:

            Oven and broiler in kitchen stove. ...moreless

          • Toaster:

            Good old fashioned chrome toaster....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Large eat-in-kitchen Great Room....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Generally enough for ten people....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Antique style suited to cabin....moreless

          Amenities

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Outdoor firebox for beach use with wood for small charge. Absolutely NO fires without asking beforehand due to occasional fire bans by DNR....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Beautiful hand made stone fireplace. Slight charge for firewood....moreless

          • Heating:

            Heat is by 4 individual thermostat controls in each room....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            There is a full stock of bathroom and bedroom supplies...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Also a sitting and recreation room....moreless

          • Parking:

            Ample parking at and near cabin....moreless

          • Towels Provided

          Entertainment

          • Video Library:

            Reasonably good selection includes some 'kid' and family programs along with drama, etc....moreless

          • Toys:

            A few traditional toys and games are in the cabin....moreless

          • Books:

            Some in keeping with character of the cabin....moreless

          • Stereo:

            Works in connection with DVD player....moreless

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            This is one of the best loved features of Trailsyde....moreless

          • Golf:

            There is a course in Lutsen and several in Canada....moreless

          • Bicycles:

            There are a number of trails to use....moreless

          • Tennis:

            There are courts in Grand Marais....moreless

          • Lawn / Garden:

            Natural vegetation and woods....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            LP gas unit on front deck....moreless

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic

          Location & View

          • Rural:

            Area is very unpopulated but not remote or dangerously wild....moreless

          • Waterfront:

            Cabin sits on Lake Superior 45 feet from the water....moreless

          • Water View:

            Near shore and panoramic views....moreless

          Activities

          • Churches
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services
          • Fitness Center
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Golf
          • Tennis
          • Kayaking
          • Sailing
          • Jet Skiing
          • Swimming
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Cycling
          • Mountain Biking
          • Hiking
          • Fishing
          • Hospital
          • Groceries
          • ATM/Bank
          • Horseback Riding
          • Duty Free Shops
          • Library
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Museums
          • Marina
          • Live Theater
          • Beachcombing
          • Hunting
          • Bird Watching
          • Paddle Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Walking
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Boating
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Antiquing
          • Miniature Golf
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Pier Fishing
           

          Reviews

          Write a review 4.7
          from 3 traveler reviews
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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          summer
          May 16 - Oct 24, 2014
          5 night min stay
          $200
          My Standard Rate
          5 night min stay
          $200

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees and Rental Conditions:

          • Property Damage Protection $89
          • Pet Fee $25
          • Taxes Not included

          Notes:

          The rate you will be charged is based on the number of people/beds used with an age discount for children. In cases where children use sleeping bags and their own pillows the charge is nominal. Two hundred per night is a reasonable average of what guests pay. Shorter stays will cost more per night.


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          Calendar

          Last updated: 09/17/2014
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          21 Unavailable
          22 Today
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          Location

          75 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Thunder Bay Ontario
          1 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Highway 61
          Grand Marais
          Nearest Beach
          In front of cabin
          27 Miles
          Nearest Ski
          Lutsen
          20 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          GM Municipal
          2 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Naniboujou Lodge

          Car: Necessary

          North East Cook County MN has an abundance of National Forest Land, State Parks, and National Park Service Monument. There is a Historic Theme Park (Old Fort William) across the border in Canada approx. 70 miles.

           

          Owner info

          About the owner: The owner, Harry Drabik, has a long standing connection with the Lake Superior North Shore starting in approx 1950, continuing when his family moved there from Chicago in 1956 and following that when he came to the Grand Marais area after the U of M. Harry has been a teacher, canoe guide, and field archaeologist. He has also authored a handful of commercially published books and writes a weekly column.

          Why the Owner Chose Grand Marais:
          If you enjoy a modern condo hotel with carpeted halls, balcony, and a nearby pub then Trailsyde isn't your kind of place. Trailsyde is a step back to an earlier time when the original architect/owner built the cabin as one room and constructed much of its furniture on site. The single best word for Trailsyde is character.

          The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
          For most visitors the biggest appeal is privacy of setting and the inviting deck facing Lake Superior. Of course for some the pleasure of hours searching agates on the pebble beach or evenings with the fireplace burning warmly are their special memories.


          Contact us

          Speaks: english
           

          Photos

          • Exterior facing lake

            Exterior facing lake

          • East bedroom

            East bedroom

          • Entry

            Entry

          • The Crow's Nest Cabin

            The Crow's Nest Cabin

          • Kitchen & great room

            Kitchen & great room

          • Sitting and video room

            Sitting and video room

          • Lakeshore and point in front of cabin

            Lakeshore and point in front of cabin

          • West room w queen bed

            West room w queen bed

          VRBO #418239

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          This listing was first published here in 2012.

          Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

          $200 per night (USD)
          3

          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 7

          View calendar: Updated 09/17/14
          Minimum stay: 5 nights
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