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The Best Grand Marais has to Offer: A peaceful stay and EASY Walk to Everything!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Babe's is a cozy traditional knotty pine cottage with 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths

You could not ask for more than Babe's Place! This house offers easy walking to all of Grand Marais' amenities including the beach, restaurants, shopping, entertainment and we are a very short drive to all Pictured Rocks east end attractions, including hiking, kayaking, bicycling, rock hounding, hunting and all motorized trails. All of this AND your accommodations are in a comfortable and peaceful location nestled against the Grand Marais ridge on a quiet dead end street. Babe's Place is perfect for any type of visit to Grand Marais! With two queen bedrooms and one and a half baths there is ample room for a family, two couples, a girl's weekend, your snow mobile group or a romantic for any occasion! We also feature Wi Fi and Direct TV with an upgraded package including 20 sports channels! Babe's has the added convenience of a car and a half garage to store your outdoor toys, fishing and hunting gear. While we do not permit pets at this time we do allow hunting dogs crated/kenneled on premises making Babe's the perfect place to stay for all of Grand Marais' attractions! Welcome!!

John Morrison and Toni Whaley
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About John Morrison and Toni Whaley

John moved here with his family in 1984 and has built a trusted contracting business. He has built or improved on many of the homes in town and surrounding area. He is known as a craftsman and has an artistic eye. Toni's family moved here in 1993 and she visited for years moving here in 2013. She is a yoga instructor, baker and artist. Look for her yoga classes taught in town throughout the year and come by to say hi and sample of her backed goods at the Farmers Market held every weekend Memorial Day through Mid-September.

Why John Morrison and Toni Whaley chose Grand Marais

The Babe's property is owned by John Morrison and has been in his family for years! John's family is part of Grand Marais history owning one of the original farms that supported the Grand Marais residents. His grandmother's baked goods still spark the memories of the locals!! John is in co-ownership with Toni Whaley who manages the property. Her family moved here in 1993 after finding Grand Marais while exploring the Upper Peninsula and found this magical place.

What makes this house unique

Babe's is located on a quiet dead end street nestled against the natural ridge that runs along the south side of the village. It boasts a 1 1/2 car garage that allows storage of all of your outdoor toys so bring your kayaks, skis, snowmobiles, ATVs! Bring it all and come enjoy the Grand Marais outdoors or just come sit on the patio, enjoy the fire and take a short 3 block walk to the downtown area for good food, libations and even some weekend live entertainment!!


Grand Marais House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Washer and Dryer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Rollaway
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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The Best Grand Marais has to Offer: A peaceful stay and EASY Walk to Everything!
average rating of 4.703704 based on 27 reviews

Nice place

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here while snowmobiling. Very comfortable and close to the trails. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2nd stay we will be back again!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect set up an location for a weekend in Grand Marais. Thanks for having us, again! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lansing, MI

Loved the place!

  • 5 of 5

Unassuming on the outside, nice and cozy on the inside! Great location for snowmobiling and in my case the garage saved me from having to work outside! When you ask some of the guys how it was where they stayed, they say it was ok but wouldn't want to bring the family there. This is the place to bring your family! Nice, clean, cozy and reasonable. Everyone in my group said we will come back!

Thanks John and Toni!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lapeer, Mi

Great location, close to everything, just what we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Nice location, clean place, nice owners, easy to get to, close to the snowmobile trail head, gas, restaurants, bars, just the perfect location for a getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place and great location for snowmobilers

  • 5 of 5

Was very comfortable, garage was great place to put snowmobiles overnight and laundry room came in very handy after I got stuck in the swamp. Very close to gas, food and drink.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place.

  • 5 of 5

Great place. 2 tips. Make sure you close the doors to the garage both inside and out, and to the bathroom in the garage. Its LP heated, and costs the owner a ton to refill. Bring a portable heater if you want to work in / use the garage. Ours heated it up in about 5 minutes.

Also, its a residential neighborhood, so keep the noise down or the neighbors will get upset.

All in all, a great place to hang with my sons and enjoy some nature!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Sawyer International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Grand Marais Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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