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Secluded Forest Retreat With The Little Devil Track River Running Through.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Bedroom With 1/2 Bath, Sleeping Loft and a sleeper Sofa in the living room.

Open May - November this is a wilderness beaver, eagles, mink, moose, and the silence. We are surrounded by state forest all around and our one neighbor is rarely heard from for seen at all. The small river is accessible right out your front door, and kids like to splash, catch and net things!

But so many things to do beckon beyond the cabin property it's almost overwhelming. The Lake Superior Hiking Trail (which runs from Duluth to Canada) is very nearby. Devils Track Lake, a rather large lake has good fishing and swimming is down the road a couple of miles. The galleries, food and music in 'town' are extraordinary. Grand Marais really has become quite a hub for artists of all types. The North House Folk School is a one of a kind craftshop with adult classes and the Gunflint Tavern features local and national talent in a funky intimate atmosphere.

Almost half of the people who stay at our cabin are repeat visitors. When you read our guestbook you can see the fun (and quiet relaxation) unfold for so many, rain or shine.

More Details

Owner
Chris Gillis
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Chris Gillis

We inherited this one of a kind bungalow from my parents some years ago and has proved to be very popular spot indeed!

The cabin is very cozy in any weather, and is filled with local and family memorabilia. Chris' father was a famous jazz pianist. Chris is also a pianist and often performs in town.

We ourselves live in a condo in town and keep an eye on details that need attention or that would make renter stay a little more comfortable. By reading our guestbook over the years, it is only too obvious that everyone is enjoying themselves!

Chris Gillis purchased this cabin in 1964

Why Chris Gillis chose Northeast

We mention our guestbook because it is so full of the many things families found to do, in great detail. What animals they bumped into, which videos they watched. It is a little treasure trove, so please do page through.

The pond is really just a woodland creek to be enjoyed for it's own sake, kids do get in, canoe or no. It can be hot in high summer and a little wading can go a long ways. We usually keep a little net under the cabin near the water there for frogs and what have you!

What makes this cabin unique

We are close to town and yet well off the road and tucked into the forest on all sides. The cabin itself is a gem and the glass wall facing south makes for a beautiful bright view. Large grassy (mowed) area in front with the firepit is nice to lounge on right up to the Little Devil Track river. The fishing (and swimming) here is for kids, but there are unlimited places a few miles away for various types of adult fishing. Beaver, Great Blue Heron, Kingfisher, mink and moose move up and down the river at dusk.

We have a complete circle turnaround for parking. The woodstove is modern and efficient with ample split birch firewood, and small European wall heat panels heat the rooms. The loft has a full mattress although many people, especially the kids prefer sleeping bags. All linens and towels are provided though.

You can see the water from our Artesian well flowing just outside the window, ice cold and pure.

Amenities

Grand Marais Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , With separate (w/ door) sink/toilet area and W&D room.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , sink and shelves - see in photos
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , with attached 1/2 bath, complete privacy w/ window.
  • Fold out Euro style couch, full size, firm in living room near piano. Sleeping loft with full size mattress.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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Secluded Forest Retreat With The Little Devil Track River Running Through.
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews
5

Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this beautiful cabin! Our daughter spent the entire time fishing and even learned to bait her own hook and take off the fish! It was very quiet and peaceful, and the cabin was beautiful with everything we needed. Huge bonus was the washer and dryer! I loved going home with clean clothes in our suitcases. Can't wait to stay again and for longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How cool to have our old family spot be the place where your young ones get their training! Thanks for your reveiew! Chris &Anne
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5

Wild and private but minutes from a lovely town

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin! It was so private with no other cabins visible. We swam in the small swimming hole in the river. There were no mosquitoes during the day, but they did come out at dusk. It was great to great books on the porch without getting mauled! The space inside is beautiful, and we loved looking through all the interesting book titles. There were even children's books, which our 16 month old enjoyed pulling off the shelf. We hiked at Pincushion Mountain nearby, which has some of the best views of Lake Superior I've ever seen. We enjoyed some meals in Grand Marais, and watched the sun set over the bay. We had two adults and one baby in the bedroom, which was a little tight with the pack and play crib, but it worked. Then one adult in the loft, one on the futon, and one on the couch. Only the bedroom was private, but it did amount to four different sleeping spaces, which worked for us.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the details on the sleeping situations. It can be difficult for guests to get the full picture of our layout. Everybody seems to figure out how it will work best for their gang! Hope to see you another time...... Chris & Anne
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5

Enjoy the peaceful nice comfort of the cabin and surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully nice .

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

This A frame was perfect for our family of four and could have easily housed several more because in addition to the bedroom and loft there is a futon and a couch and lots of room for an air mattress or two.

Great kitchen, nice washer and dryer, stereo with great music options, VHS player (our kids - 12 and 6 - even watched Treasure Island in black and white).

We saw little brook trout and our kids loved fishing for them even though they were too tiny to catch. We saw snowshoe rabbits, herron, blue jays and hummingbirds.

Very close to Grand Marais (quick, easy drive). This is the perfect place...it's very nice, but not fancy (except the piano haha). Warm, comfortable, quiet, secluded. Lovely spot.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Erin, Sounds like you had the classic tour! Thank you for taking the time for this. Hope to see you again!
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5

A quiet and sophisticated getaway

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I enjoyed the A-frame experience with its running brook, surprising amenities, wood-burning stove, eclectic and excellent library, and baby grand. We will be back. Excellent hiking is very close, as well as the culinary delights of Grand Marais. Perfect for a small group of friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Secluded getaway....perfect escape!

  • 5 of 5

Long overdue review for this property...my parents and I stayed at this beautiful a-frame last memorial weekend and we couldn't have asked for more. For four of us, this was a perfect stay. Perfectly quiet, just far enough out of town to be secluded and feel like you're in the wilderness but close enough to Grand Marais to go in for dinner for a night. The accommodations were great, the cabin is beautiful and rustic but comfortable. And the music collection is amazing...along with the books. And, if you play piano, you're in luck! We saw mink (I think that's what it was!) every morning, running along the river. I would highly recommend this cabin! Oh, and our two small dogs were allowed with us, which was a plus.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
130 Miles
Duluth, MN
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Gunflint Tavern
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Municipal Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
State Hwy. 61
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Angry Trout
Nearest Ski
24 Miles
Lutsen Mountains (downhill) cross-country nearby
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Lake Superior
Car: necessary

Grand Marais has become a well-traveled art & music village with several very decent restaurants. There is such a diversity of things to do now.A couple of miles out county #8 you run into Devil Track Lake which is quite large and has a resort, lots of good fishing and also swimming at the public boat ramp.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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