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Lake Superior Log Cabin Getaway

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Exterior facing lake


Last updated: 01/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

The Real Log Cabin

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.

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 999 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

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

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

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

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

  • Bedroom 1: 2 double


  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

    French door accesses onto patio deck....moreless

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


  • 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


  • Traditional bathroom contains conventional tub with hand shower.


  • Books:

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

  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    TV with DVD library for use....moreless

  • Toys:

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

  • Video Library:

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


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Two pebble-sand beaches are separated by a rocky point....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Updated 1918 log cabin with original stone fireplace overlooks a rocky point and two pebble-sand beaches with exceptional privacy....moreless

  • Rural:

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

  • Village:

    Nearby Hovland has a small store, locally run deli, liquor store, café, fur shop, clothing and misc., plus a Post Office....moreless

  • Water View:

    Near shore and panoramic views....moreless

  • Waterfront:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Fireplace:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • 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


  • Coffee Maker:

    Automatic filter type. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Generally enough for ten people....moreless

  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave:

    Separate unit....moreless

  • Oven:

    Oven and broiler in kitchen stove. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic condiments, cooking oil, etc. are included....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Antique style suited to cabin....moreless

  • Stove:

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

  • Toaster:

    Good old fashioned chrome toaster....moreless


  • Bicycles:

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

  • 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

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Natural vegetation and woods....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 30 - Oct 31, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Taxes Not included


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.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 01/16/2017
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75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Thunder Bay Ontario
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
GM Municipal
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 61
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Naniboujou Lodge
27 Miles
Nearest Ski
Grand Marais, MN, USA
Nearest Beach
In front of cabin

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, MN, USA:
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 best words for Trailsyde are tradition and 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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

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  • Exterior facing lake

    Exterior facing lake

  • East bedroom

    East bedroom

  • 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

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017

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