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Secluded Forest Retreat with the Little Devil Track River Running Through.

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The firepit and our tiny meadow on the river.

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Last updated: 02/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Bedroom With 1/2 Bath, Sleeping Loft And Two Sleeper Sofa's In The Living Area.

Open May - November this is a wilderness cabin...the 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.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 02/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    The little pond in front is shallow enough to fool around, even with the canoe! No fish to speak of anymore. Legos in the window seat and decent kids VHS selection for stormy days....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Any and all pets are $50 for your stay....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Outside only and pick up butts please....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    with attached 1/2 bath, complete privacy w/ window....moreless

  • Fold out Euro style couch, full size, firm in living room near piano. Sleeping loft with full size mattress. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    With separate (w/ door) sink/toilet area and W&D room....moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    sink and shelves - see in photos...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Small but eclectic library...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    150 VHS classics...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    A beautiful woodland creek flowing not 25 feet from the back deck....moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table for 6 next to the kitchen counter....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    The woodstove has an all glass front door....moreless

  • Heating:

    There are high-tech warming wall panels in the bedroom and each bathroom. Also an auxiliary portable unit w/fan....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Large turn around....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    New 10 cup drip...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Decent knives, all dishes, glassware...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Well stocked with utensils and goodies....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Under the kitchen counter...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck runs the along the back of the whole cabin overlooking the river....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There is a1 5' Alumacraft canoe under the house....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Full size Weber and chimney-style starter...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Standard rates
Feb 1 - Nov 22, 2017
3 night min stay
$230
$1,100
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$230

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 11.875%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1964

About the owner: 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, hence the piano. We ourselves stay in the cabin each summer and fall 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!

Why the Owner Chose Grand Marais, MN, USA:
Many people visit us to specifically enjoy the piano which we keep relatively in tune, as Chris is also a pianist and often performs in town. I simply must 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, gurgling...but 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!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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 an inflatable (automatic) full mattress although many people, especially the kids prefer sleeping bags. All linens are provided though. You can see the water from our Artesian well flowing just outside the window, ice cold and pure.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 02/22/2017

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Photos

  • The firepit and our tiny meadow on the river.

    The firepit and our tiny meadow on the river.

  • Standing in the kitchen looking out to the river.

    Standing in the kitchen looking out to the river.

  • Secluded Retreat on the Little Devil Track river!

    Secluded Retreat on the Little Devil Track river!

  • We would definitely rent from us.

    We would definitely rent from us.

  • Don't miss the North House Wild sausages at Jonson's Foods in town.

    Don't miss the North House Wild sausages at Jonson's Foods in town.

  • The big lake in Late September driving down to town.

    The big lake in Late September driving down to town.

  • The 1/2 bath with door to left into the privacy bedroom.

    The 1/2 bath with door to left into the privacy bedroom.

  • Fam at the BBQ!

    Fam at the BBQ!

  • Kitchen and staircase to loft

    Kitchen and staircase to loft

  • The rock dam my dad and I built many years ago...gurgling away.

    The rock dam my dad and I built many years ago...gurgling away.

  • The addition to bring in the Mason Hamlin baby grand. And YES, we keep it tuned.

    The addition to bring in the Mason Hamlin baby grand. And YES, we keep it tuned.

  • Guests sent us a photo of the fam taking the canoe out for a very short spin!

    Guests sent us a photo of the fam taking the canoe out for a very short spin!

  • Walking toward the cabin from our parking area.

    Walking toward the cabin from our parking area.

  • Overlook at the Oberg Mtn. trail in Lusten.

    Overlook at the Oberg Mtn. trail in Lusten.

  • october (notice a little snow off in the distance!) Library and reading chair.

    october (notice a little snow off in the distance!) Library and reading chair.

  • Kids on a rainy day.

    Kids on a rainy day.

  • Spring!...standing next to the water....

    Spring!...standing next to the water....

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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