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North Shore Fisherman's Cabin. Quaint, Historic Lodging.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

The 'North Shore Fisherman's Cabin' is a restored historic commercial fisherman's home built of logs around 1900. You are right in the heart of town within a block of everything- yet comfortably removed when you need a breather. We are less than 100 yards from the water. There are 3 well appointed bedrooms, 2 full baths, a huge dining room, a roomy pine living room with gas woodstove fireplace, a front cedar porch, and a natural slate patio. The original log home with it's well appointed kitchen and huge dining room is the core of the structure. The logs for the Cabin were hand hewn a century ago and show the broad ax marks from the original fisherman builders. The kitchen is thoroughly modern with stainless appliances, solid maple counter tops, and a two level snack bar. The property was completely renovated down to it's bones from 2003 to 2007, using recycled or repurposed materials wherever possible and is now a highly energy efficient home. The walls are adorned with local art and mementos of the great age of commercial fishing and logging here in Grand Marias. The view of the old harbor from the living room and the deck is stunning. There is also a view from the 3rd bedroom deck. Seagulls and fog greet you when you rise. The grounds of the property are planted with a variety of native and boreal flowering plants, flowering shrubs and fruit trees. It is a garden like setting with various perennial, annual, and produce plantings. The waxwings regularly invade the ash trees, along with fiercly dueling ruby throated hummingbirds. Visitors are encouraged to tour the property and observe the goings on in the gardens and the adjacent Boathouse! The Boathouse is an impressive timberframe structure that was built by the current owner as a workshop for building and restoring boats and for teaching classes and other public and private events. Stop in and see what's going on, maybe you will be recruited in to service to help on whatever project is under way! Please, no parties or large gatherings with non guests. We love dogs. Single dogs are allowed if under 40 lbs, must be clean and house trained and must not be left unattended and always kept on leash when outside. No dogs under 1 year old. If you are using the automatic booking function it will assess a $30.00 pet fee for one dog. This will cover one dog for 3 nights.

If your stay is longer than 3 nights or if you have more than one dog we will asses an additional $10 per night per dog after the first 3 nights.

If you have any questions please call to discuss your pets before booking. Any dogs larger than 40 lbs, and any dogs more than one must be approved by the owners.

Please give us a call if you have any questions.

Thank you!

Todd and Susan Miller

Keywords: Log cabin, Large dining room, Garden, House, Charming, Clean, Harbor Town, Comfy, Lake Superior View, North Shore, Grand Marais, deck, patio, historic.

More Details

Owner
Todd and Susan Miller
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Todd and Susan Miller

The owners and managers of the Fisherman's Cabin are Todd and Susan Miller. Susan is originally from Duluth Mn and Todd from the Twin Cities. They have sailed the world's oceans together on their 35 foot sloop 'Snow Day', and have now settled down here in Grand Marais since 2003. Todd is a licensed Captain, and served on the local park board for many years. He is also active in community projects with area youth. Susan is the Special Education teacher at the local charter school. Todd's interests include leading a local dance band, building and restoring fun things, messing about in boats, and managing Real Estate. Susans interests include gardening, thrift store exploring, and cooking. They both love to travel and learn.

Todd and Susan Miller purchased this house in 2003

Why Todd and Susan Miller chose Grand Marais

We chose this location because it is very special. We are lifelong Miinnesotans and have been passing through Grand Marais our whole lives. We wanted a home on the North Shore, and we believe that Grand Marais is the jewel of the North Shore. Within Grand Marais we wanted to be close to the action and the water. Although this is a very small town, it has big shoulders when it comes to culture and beauty. We belive our specific location is magical because the big lake cools us in summer and warms us in winter. We never get tired of the many moods of Lake Superior and enjoy watching the lake from this property.

What makes this house unique

This is a great location for the summer festivals. Music and art seems to permeate the town and strains of music can be heard most times of the day and in to the evening. Artists are plying their wares in nearly every shop. There is always something interesting going on at the Boathouse next door, and North House Folk School is very close. On stormy nights the breaking waves send a deep rumble through the bedrock.

Amenities

Grand Marais House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two full baths
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Gardens, Large Dining Room, Slate patio, Front Porch deck, access to captained charters.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

So close to so much!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is very spacious, yet feels cozy. The living room has two very comfy couches, a toasty gas fireplace, and a couple of side chairs. Plenty of space to enjoy a beverage and chat, watch TV or read one of the thoughtfully selected books on the shelf. The kitchen is beautifully finished with antique-looking cabinets and well-appointed with everything you might need to prepare a family dinner. There is a very large table in the dining room, great for a big group dinner or game night. Three bedrooms with comfy beds and the lovely touch of handmade quilts! Two full bathrooms, plenty of hot water, and a laundry room. Every single piece of decor seems to have been lovingly chosen, and if you ask the owners they will tell you the stories attached to the pieces and give you some fascinating stories of the area's history.

The property is only a couple of blocks from downtown, and right across the road from The Angry Trout. For my money though, the Dockside is a better choice. Excellent smoked fish! The cabin is also a very short drive from a number of hiking trails along the Gunflint Trail or Cascade State Park. We very much enjoyed our stay, and our two small dogs loved their daily walks down to the beach and on the municipal hiking trails!

Truly, this is one of the most unique and charming places to stay in the area. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Thank you Todd & Susan for being such gracious hosts in this one-of-a-kind setting.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We enjoyed chatting with you and look forward to having you back again. Thanks again, Todd and Susan.
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5

Great visit!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the Fisherman’s Cottage - great location close to everything but still quiet enough to have a relaxing campfire. Lots of room to spread out inside. Hosts were great and the cottage was very clean!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

So Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

This is my favorite place on the North Shore. The gardens are beautiful, and the cabin itself is perfect for a relaxing getaway. It’s just a short walk to all the entertainment and dining that Grand Marais has to offer, and it’s fully equipped for a night in with friends. Truly a very special and lovingly created home away from home.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Melissa! Come and see us again soon! Todd and Susan
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5

The Fisherman House was great for our north shore vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the house. It had plenty of room for my husband & me with our 3 grandkids. The long table was great for meals and game time. The house was very clean & comfortable. It was great to have a washer & dryer available. The location was a good base for our daytime activities. We went zip lining at the Gunflint Lodge, hiked pincushion overlook, went on the alpine slide at Lutsen & a day trip to Kakabeka Falls in Canada. Also a must see is the Grand Portage monument to understand the history of the land. We enjoyed our first trip to the north shore.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great family home base in Grand Marais

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is quiet and private but just steps from the waterfront, shops and restaurants of Grand Marais. Clean, well-equipped kitchen, comfortable and cute. We hope to stay again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Come and see us again soon. Todd and Susan
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5

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay in the Fisherman's Cabin and it met our needs perfectly.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mary! Hope to see you again soon! Todd and Susan
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Grand Marais
Nearest Point of Interest
North House Folk School
Nearest Point of Interest
Grand Marais Art Colony

Art galleries, live music, art education courses, craft educations courses. A wood fired hot tub is available upon request and for a fee at certain times of the year.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30 + Tax

2 night stay is possible if there is a two night opening between two stays. Pet fee is per dog for the first 3 nights. After that it is $10 per dog per night. Additional guests after the first allowed guests are $25 per person per night. Infants under 1 year old are free. Full refund minus 20% if cancelled 60 days or more prior to stay. Within 60 days no refund is possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.