Bedroom With 1/2 Bath, Sleeping Loft and a sleeper Sofa in the living room.
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.
Children allowed - The little pond in front is shallow.The little pond in front is shallow.
Pets allowed - Any and all pets are $75 for your stay.Any and all pets are $75 for your stay.
No smoking - Outside only and pick up butts please.Outside only and pick up butts please.
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Peaceful and secluded hideaway
Clean and charming hideaway in the north woods. We enjoyed our long weekend in Grand Marais. Chris is attentive and accommodating. Check-in could not have been easier and our hosts were very flexible. The property is clean, quaint and has a full range of amenities. Something that was tricky, however, is being a tall person in the A-frame. Takes a little bit more care navigating. When back on the North Shore, we would consider this property again.
Thank you Scott!
Chris & Anne
Perfect tranquil getaway
We loved it and plan to be back on the future!
See you next time!
Clean, well equipped, comfortable cabin. The location was perfect, close to Grand Marais. The creek was wonderful to sit and view and listen to. Saw the blue heron fly by a few times, also had a duck hang around. We enjoyed our stay!
Thanks for for a nice, short report! The Blue Heron sits on the dam in the fall motionless, waiting for the last brook trout to swim by. Glad you enjoyed!
Chris & Anne
Cozy place in fantastic area
Nice, quiet place in a beautiful area. Served perfectly as "basecamp" as we visited the nearby areas, went on hikes, etc.
Thank you for your review! Hope to see you again.
Chris & Anne
Sweet Cabin in the North Woods
My husband and I loved this sweet cabin. It was full of fun books, movies, and magazines. The view out every window was of the north woods. We slept up in the loft and it was fun. We would like to stay here again sometime.
Thank you so much for your review! And you're right about every window!
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.