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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

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Recent Grand Marais reviews

  • Sweet is the right word!

    "We loved this wonderful cabin. It was roomy and cozy at the same time! Very clean and well kept. The view of the lake is beautiful! It had a land line but no signal for cells, computers but that was a good thing because we played games, watched a couple movies, read and actually talked to one another. We will be back!"
    Guest: Connie Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted: December 12, 2013
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  • Low Gear Luxury

    "After two stays in the area when we realized we were wasting too much time and gas driving to and from town we decided to look for a place IN Grand Marais this summer. And did we ever find one! We parked our car upon arrival and walked about the rest of the week. The Gibbs House was hard to leave at the end of our stay. It is comfortable, tastefully decorated and the location, location, location is top notch. From the end of the driveway just coast down the hill into the heart of a cozy village with a Cape Cod vibe. The view of the harbor is breathtaking. We figured the ping pong table might come in handy as an emergency backup in the event of poor weather but our three kids, aged 17-23, played out their sibling rivalries daily in a lovingly competitive tournament. The beds are comfy, the showers are hot and the kitchen is well-equipped. And did I mention the location, location, location? Also, the landlords are communicative and accommodating. Time spent in Grand Marais at the Gibbs House is a tonic. On our last night we ate @ The Angry Trout and toasted to coming back for another dose next summer. Hopefully this review doesn't cost us our preferred dates!"
    Guest: MW Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 5, 2014
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  • Great Family Get-A-Way

    "Our family enjoyed our time at these Pike Lake Cabins. Our grown children slept in the main cabin and my husband and I slept in the guest cabin. We gathered in the main cabin for all of our meals. Both cabins were neat, clean, well furnished and well supplied. The photos accurately reflect the appearance and amenities of the place. Loved the location deep within the woods and on the clear lake. Very private and quiet! We felt like we had the lake to ourselves. The row boat and canoe were an added plus since it was too cold to swim this particular June. The guys caught Bass but no Pike. Our favorite spot was the screened-in boat house close to the water which gave us refuge from the mosquitoes (which were REALLY, REALLY bad this year!!!) and offered a lovely and peaceful view of the lake. We also spent each night around the fire pit with spectacular views of the starry night sky. The town of Grand Marais was only 15 minutes away. It was a fun spot to visit with quaint shops and restaurants. One of the coffee shops offered free Wi-Fi for those vacationers that need to keep connected. None of our cell phones worked on this property, but the owner provided a landline phone for local calls and in case of emergencies. So, be prepared to disconnect and just enjoy nature, we sure did! The owner was very friendly and attentive which made the rental process easy. We've been vacationing at a variety of rentals on the north shore for many, many years and found these cabins to be the best fit for all of our needs.....close to Lake Superior and its spectacular views and many hiking paths, yet secluded on a clear lake for canoeing, fishing, and swimming. We would highly recommend this property to our friends, relatives and other vacationers."
    Guest: Kathy Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: August 22, 2014
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  • Get ready to relax!

    "One of my favorite get-a-ways yet. I took a solo trip up to Grand Marais to decompress for a few days, and the Artist's Loft was exactly the place for this. No need to have a car (unless you plan on going hiking), it is walking distance to the local coffee shop, watering hole, restaurants, etc. One of my favorite parts was the view from the bed, as well as the clawfoot bathtub, looking right out over Lake Superior. There was also a great trail out to the lighthouse that's accessible from here. The owner was also very helpful with resources and making sure everything was up to par. It's an older place, but I enjoyed its' character a lot. I will make it back to the loft one day!"
    Guest: lfaccordini Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 4, 2014
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Grand Marais Travel Tips

Grand Marais Vacation Rentals Offer Great Vacations for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Grand Marais is beautifully situated along the northern shore of Lake Superior, backed by the Sawtooth Mountain Range. Grand Marais means "great marsh" and historically this area would have had extensive marshes during the fur-trading era. There is a small bay and natural harbor which no doubt led to the development of the village. Lake Superior is the world's largest freshwater lake, surrounded by rocky shores and with amazing clear waters. Its tranquil summer appearance belies the storms which can blow up and have been the cause of 350 shipwrecks and many lives lost.

Grand Marais is surrounded by millions of acres of unspoiled forests and lakes, offering great outdoor activities in the quiet natural scenery. The area is popular with artisans and there are many courses offered at the Grand Marais Art Colony and the North House Folk School for all ages and abilities.

Great Outdoor Activities from Grand Marais Lake Houses

There is an endless list of things to see and do from your Grand Marais vacation home. Lake Superior offers sailing, boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, Jet Skiing, waterskiing and swimming. Charter fishing is popular in the area and a half-day trip may reward keen fishermen with salmon and trout for the freezer. In season, grouse and deer hunting are also available. The area is also a haven for wildlife and wading birds. During the winter, the area has excellent cross country skiing, dog sledding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling through snow-covered pine forests and past winter moose yards. In the summer, hikers and mountain bikers can enjoy the miles of paths and trails with plenty of opportunities to spot local wildlife. Golf and tennis are also available in the area along with opportunities to learn new crafts.

The Advantages of Staying in Minnesota Vacation Rentals

Staying in a vacation home or cabin on the edge of Lake Superior helps visitors to really absorb the unique atmosphere of this lovely area. Set amongst the trees, guests can step out of their own private hideaway and drink in the fresh air and scenery. Vacation homes offer plenty of space for visitors to bring and store their own sports equipment, or set up their easel and enjoy painting and sketching. Stock the refrigerator with food and drinks and you can ignore the rest of the world for a time, if you choose. All the accommodation are well equipped with spacious living areas and comfortable beds to make your stay complete. Whether your want to enjoy a romantic break or an action-packed vacation, Grand Marais cottages are the perfect places to stay.

Getting to Grand Marais Vacation Rentals

Grand Marais is well served by several airports including Thunder Bay Airport, 64 miles over the border in Canada, and Ely Municipal Airport, 70 miles away in Minnesota. The nearest major airport is Duluth International Airport which is a 107-mile drive from the Grand Marais vacation rentals.

For those who prefer to drive to the area, Grand Marais is easily reached along the scenic SR-62, northeast from Duluth which is approximately 100 miles away.

The Best Time to Stay at Minnesota Vacation Rentals

Grand Marais enjoys beautiful summer temperatures from June to September, making this outdoor paradise a great place to escape the city heat. Average daily highs peak at 70 F (21 C) which is a most pleasant temperature for those pursuing outdoor activities. The area sees at least 19 inches of snowfall throughout the winter months, from October to early May, and it can be cloudy with very little sunshine.

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