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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:
November 9, 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 Grand Marais

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.

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.

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
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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! 4.6/5 -
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Secluded Forest Retreat With The Little Devil Track River Running Through.
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 17 reviews
4

Just what we needed for a weekend get-away

  • 4 of 5

Great location. About 10 min from town and 30 min from Eagle Mountain (highest point in MN. Quiet, comfy, warm, and welcoming. It was a wonderful get away for this mom of two for a ladies weekend. Thank you for the warm accomodations!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Kalue! Glad you had fun. Chris
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cabin. It was so cute and secluded. It has everything you need and so close to Grand Marais. The fire pit by the river was so great. What a beautiful spot! We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything that it is advertised and more!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay!! The cabin is so much more than advertised!! We stayed plenty warm(almost too warm lol) with the wood stove during the chilly nights, town is a short beautiful drive away, and the creek in the back adds a beautiful ambiance for morning coffee and afternoon naps! The cabin is easy to find, the book and movie selections are great and the beds are comfortable!! If you have any questions or needs the owners promptly return your call! Cant say enough about this beautiful property!! Thank you so much Chris for sharing your beautiful getaway with us!! Everything was perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect cabin in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin perfectly suited our needs for a weekend family gathering in Grand Marais! We had a large family reunion in town with many members reserving rooms in hotels, and some in the campground. By the time our kids knew of their plans to be able to attend, the hotel rooms were all booked and we found this cabin gem - so thankful it was still available! The owners were so responsive and informative. All that was needed, and so much more, was provided. My sister-in-law is already wanting to reserve it the next time they head to Grand Marais! Its privacy and quaintness fit our family and I loved the river right in the backyard. Highly recommend this cabin!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Wanda! See you again! Chris & Anne
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5

Cozy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful retreat! It was cool and rainy so we kept the wood stove stoked and cozy. Great getaway from the rat race!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!...and come again! Chris & Anne
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5

This is a truly enchanted enchanting piece of land that embodies nature, peace and wonder 2nd to non

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed this gorgeous A frame to an almost immaculate degree! My son, 5 years old, my wife and Dog were all very thrilled upon Arrival, when entering you will instantly feel a unique feeling of peace, in this cabin is very good energies, we enjoyed the excellent books, it's unique layout is open and yet cozy, the deck overlooks a backyard reminiscent of any fairytale story with a backdrop of forest and calm river shallow and slow enough to not encroach and at the same time , foretelling of the depths and awe inspiring nature of the Lake superior to which it flows... words hardly do justice even to a poet, the grand piano is amazing! I hadn't ever played one, and consider myself a musician, now i have a new outlook, my son and wife as well, found this grand piano to have an evokative force to create. We will definitely be coming back, And for the record, i have seen most of the united states and all of its wonders, Lake Superior and this particular stretch of its shores are the most powerful empowering piece of nature i have felt to date... Thank you Chris Gillis and Family!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review! You really caught all the little details that make our place magical! You should know how many people say the same thing when you first walk in the door. And yes, thanks for noticing that the pond is so very accessible to little kids......getting in the canoe even. Please DO come back!..... Thank you , Chris & Anne
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 11.88%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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