2 Bdr, 2 Ba On Shore of Lake Superior. Lake Views From Every Room. Sleeps 5.
About Margaret Arnold
Our family of six fell in love with Lake Superior and Minnesota's North Shore on a special trip driving the Lake Superior Circle Tour in 2005. On this trip we frequently saw cairns (small piles of rocks that organically say "I was here"). Memories of this trip with our four children and existing cairns on this property inspired the name for our home. Cairn Cottage is located on a special part of the lake in an unique area of the world. We look forward to sharing it with you!
Margaret Arnold purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why Margaret Arnold chose Lutsen
Read the reviews and you'll see why we and our guests love Cairn Cottage. It is so close to the water and the beach is easily accessible on this private property. The location is perfectly located half-way between Lutsen and Grand Marais which guests love as they feel they can go either way on Hwy. 61 and still be close to returning to the cottage. The home is cozy, clean and well-appointed.
What makes this Cottage unique
Not many properties on the North Shore of Lake Superior can boast about having their own private beach. The cottage is also set very close to the water's edge so you'll always be able to easily hear the waves, feel the wind and enjoy the sounds of the "Big Lake!"
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Peace and comfort
Cairn Cottage is the loveliest place we have ever rented. Perched right above Lake Superior, the lake and its reflected light fill the house. The house is clean and filled with every comfort: quilts, pillows, soaps, shampoos, full kitchen supplies and even zip lock bags!
There are convenient stairs to the beach where we found abundant beautiful stones and pebbles to enjoy. It is convenient to Grand Marais and Tofte, where there are wonderful shops and restaurants. Also close to several beautiful state parks. But it is hard to leave the cottage because it is so bright and comfortable and full of peace.
Another relaxing trip to Cairn Cottage
This was our fourth trip to Cairn Cottage. We have been extremely satisfied with the accommodations on each of our visits. The cottage is immaculate, very comfortable, extremely well equipped and offers unobstructed views of Lake Superior. The setting is beautiful and private. Margaret is always very responsive and is a wonderful host. Cairn Cottage is the perfect place to relax and we are looking forward to returning!
Connect to the Lake
We loved staying at Cairn Cottage. The cottage is beautifully equipped and the windows make you feel like you are on a boat.
The rooms are comfortable and cozy. The kitchen and bathrooms have everything you need. If you book this cottage you will not be disappointed.
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I was so glad that you, your husband and sister enjoyed your time. Yes, it truly is like being on a cruise ship looking out the front windows. Please come again!
Wonderfully cozy and well furnished cabin. Very close to the water and the sound of crashing waves is so soothing. Owner also has nice cooking equipment and utensils. Owner also did a great job communicating. Would go back any time for a rest!
Thank you so much for the five-star comment and we'd love to have you back. We hope your VRBO booking experience is better next time. Thank you!
Another wonderful stay!
This was my second stay at Cairn Cottage and once again it did not disappoint! My friend who came along said it was the most well-stocked and excellent VRBO she had ever stayed at and I totally agree. Thanks for thinking of every detail! We'll be back!
Thank you, Lisa! We were so glad to have you return and bring your friend and that we earned her approval as well. We hope you both return! Thanks, again.
This was our second time staying at the cottage and we plan to come back again. The cottage was immaculate. The setting is so peaceful and quiet, a great place to unwind. The view of the lake is amazing. The location is close to Lutsen and Grand Marais. We drove to Grand Portage State Park to see the High Falls one day, and went to Iona's Beach, Gooseberry Falls and Split Rock Lighthouse another day. With all of our adventures, we still found time to relax at the cottage.
We were so glad to have your family for the second time and to hear all that you enjoyed at the cottage and the area. We hope you return again next spring or anytime of year. Thanks so much!
Beautiful walking and hiking access road and beach walking without getting in your car.