Top of the Trail is a dream come true to travelers of the north. It has beautiful seclusion on lake Saganaga and offers unbeatable scenery in all seasons. The cabin was renovated in the summer of 2016 and is equipped with all new appliances and furniture. The deck looks over lake Saganaga and has an accessible dock for renter's use. There are two bed rooms, one with a queen bed and one with a pull out couch accompanied by a murphy style queen bed for extra guests. The third bedroom listed is one of the living room's and can closed off. This room is equip with a queen sized pull out bed. There are two living room spaces with sofas and a full kitchen with a family style dinning room that seats 6. The wood fireplace gives a very welcomed rustic touch and adds to the ambiance on cold fall and winter nights. The cabin has many windows that allow for a flood of natural lighting and a cabin in the woods type feel!
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 - 2 nights
The cabin is located 55 miles from Grand Marais up the historic Gunflint Trail
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 19, 2018
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Awesome modern cabin!
This cabin was absolutely adorable and homey. Made our stay pleasant!
Great stay on Lake Saganaga!
Beautiful cabin on a lovely spot overlooking the Lake! Caught fish(ate them) and hunted for grouse(ate them). Well equipped and attentive staff for our needs. Thanks! Four stars because we had some trouble with the water heater. They are going to address that issue.
Thank you so much for the review! We are happy to hear you had a great time and got to enjoy fresh fish and grouse, what a treat. It was a joy to have you and your family! We hope to see you again in the future.
I wrote a full review on TripAdvisor, which is where I originally booked this property. Conformation did come through VRBO/HomeAway, so I wasn't surprised. It's a beautiful cabin in an amazing location. I hope to go back one day. There were some difficulties which could easily be corrected (read TripAdvisor), but overall it was just wonderful.
One thing I hope they correct in the future is the lake access. It's nonexistent from the cabin. Almost at the end of our stay we saw an employee of voyager outfitters showing several people the path down to a boat landing area. I wish they had been more specific about that as we would have loved docking our kayaks there. However, as we tried to scope it out, noticed privacy signs posted everywhere.. No Tresspassing, etc., so we were afraid to explore further. Employee at Voyager was very vague.
Lovely setting and decor is simple, natural and tasteful.
The water is hardly accessible from the house, especially difficult to access while carrying a boat, due to the steepness. The dock is very unstable. Beds are very comfortable and the house was clean overall. Garbage was stored outside and attracted a couple bears so we put it in the mudroom. There were a few broken things that were annoying- the shower door that wouldn't open properly made it hard to get in the shower unless skinny, but the upstairs shower had almost no water pressure. The dishwasher rack was broken which was loud and clumsy and caused a glass to break. The screen door at the deck doesn't close snugly and mosquitos seemed to know exactly how to get inside. There were things stored in the dryer and a wet load of laundry in the washing machine (yuck) so we didn't use the machines although we wanted to. These are all little things but made our expensive stay less comfortable. At the high rate they charge it should be better. Voyageur Canoe Outfitter was very supportive and helpful. They let us just use one of their boats instead of the one at the house because the water was too difficult to access on our side of the peninsula. Loons, eagles, and moose, hail, sunsets, islands and swimming- a great place to vacation!
Thank you so much for your review! We greatly appreciate the constructive criticism. We are sorry to hear there were a couple things not up to standard and will be getting those things fixed promptly. We will also be adding an easier access to the water and hope that you can return and see the updates we have made in the future! Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to see you again!
Great spot for a winter getaway with family and friends!
This beautiful cabin with updated furnishings is nestled in at the end of the gun flint trail where it is extremely private and quiet. The back deck gave us an amazing view of the sunrise every morning which brought in a ton of natural light throughout the day. We had 6 adults and 1 kid for 5 days and had a great time! The living areas are open making it easy for everyone to have their favorite spot and be included or do their own thing. There is a bathroom upstairs and on the main flloor that both have showers and are full of plenty of nice linens. Only thing missing was a bathroom mirror upstairs. There are 2 actual bedrooms (1 queen, 1 full murphy = sofa bed) upstairs and a media room on the main floor off of the living room and porch that has a pull away with a blow up mattress inside. The room closes off with sliding panel doors that are a nice look but not very practical. How they were put on the track makes it inconvenient for getting in and out of the room. They were also loud being that they are under the upstairs bedrooms. The kitchen gave plenty of room for meal prep and storage and was fully furnished with cooking utensils and pans for meals. There was a grill off of the porch. The location is just down the road from a boat landing as well as Voyageur Canoe Outfitters. The care takers of the cabin live down at the outfitter and were extremely kind and helpful in getting us anything we needed, and also offered great trail and fishing suggestions. We will definitely be making our way back in the future!
Thank you so much for your detailed response/review! We loved having you and your group and are so happy that you got to enjoy such wonderful sunsets/sunrises. The winter is definitely a hidden gem for our property and we hope to share it with many guests to come. We are so happy you had such a great time and cant wait for your return!