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Can't get away this summer? September is a perfect time to visit the North Shore

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Come enjoy this wonderful lakeshore cottage up the Gunflint Trail 38 miles from Grand Marias. We are open May through September. Our cottage is located on beautiful Loon Lake adjacent to the BWCA. Loon Lake is known for BIG fish, the question is whether or not you can catch them! You will have your own private dock for swimming, fishing and watching sunsets. There is a canoe provided so you can explore the lake. You can arrange motorized fishing boat rental or bring your own boat to the launch just down the road from the cottage.

Take advantage of direct access to the Boundary Waters Canoe and Wilderness Area (BWCA) from our cottage. The BWCA is one of North America's largest wilderness areas with over one thousand lakes and streams within its boundaries.

When you're done playing outside, come inside to relax and get comfortable in your private, cozy knotty pine cottage. We have two bedrooms and a newly remodeled bathroom. One bedroom is furnished with a pillow top queen sized bed and the other bedroom has a double bed and pine bunkbeds. Our source of water is lake drawn from Loon Lake. Our living space allows you to continue to enjoy the lakeview from our large picture window.

We feel confident you will enjoy your stay and exploring this rustic area. Don't forget to get your camera ready for the moose and other wildlife often seen on the drive up to our cottage on the Gunflint Trail.

Keywords: Lakeshore Cabin on the Gunflint Trail

More Details

Scott and Anna Sorensen
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About Scott and Anna Sorensen

We are originally from the Twin Cities. We moved to Grand Marais in 2003 looking to live in a smaller town. We love living in this community and raising our two children here. We enjoy playing outside and serving others. Our Griffon is with us wherever we go! Best dog ever!! We enjoy sharing our cottage with people who enjoy the North Shore as much as we do!

Scott and Anna Sorensen purchased this cottage in 2005

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Scott and Anna,

We had a wonderful time and especially loved watching the family of Loons and the spectacular sunset.

Thank you for sharing your lovely cabin with us.

Warm Regards,

Becky, Jean, and Alena
Jul 2016
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Grand Marais Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) pillow top queen in master bedroom, Double Beds (1) Bedroom #2, Bunk Beds (1) Bedroom #2
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Canoe, paddles, life jackets,Boundry Waters Canoe Area, DVD and VHS player, No Pets, Deck with BBQ Grill, Games, water source lake drawn. Please dress for all kinds of weather.


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Can't get away this summer? September is a perfect time to visit the North Shore
average rating of 4.785714 based on 41 reviews

Great cabin for a weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed at this cabin for a weekend and we had a great time! The cabin was clean, had everything that we needed, we loved the lake and the quiet, and being able to use the canoe was an added bonus. Would return and would recommend to others as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it! Hope to see you again. Anna
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Location was outstanding

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Loon Lake! All the amenities were at the cabin, and what you would expect for a cabin on the lake. We didn't avail ourselves of all the recreation (e.g., TV, music, games, fire pit) but were able to relax and use the canoe twice. Our son and daughter-in-law have their own kayaks, so we were able to go out on the lake together (my husband and I). We ventured a few miles and hiked up to a place loaded with blueberries, eating many! We took several short trips around the area and enjoyed NE Minnesota.

There are a lot of little areas in the cabin that could use repairs. While most did not affect our daily use, a few were an inconvenience. The biggest one was the bathroom door did not shut all the way. Other doors and windows required effort to open and close. We did not use the oven, but it was not clean. The other things can be identified in a detailed walk-around. Perhaps after this season, the owners might consider fixing those items. If you love non-motor boating, or fishing (we did not fish), this lake is great! I would recommend this place if the run down parts were fixed/updated.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful visit

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 really enjoyed the peace and quiet of the cottage. The kids liked to go canoeing everyday and explored the little islands around. We fished from the canoe near the islands and found lots of fish (little ones for catch and release). Our youngest loved starting a fire in the fire pit and we roasted marshmallows and hot dogs. It was perfect for a relaxing getaway. Thank you Anna and Scott for sharing this special place.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you had a great time! So glad the fish cooperated for you too!! Hope to see you next year, Anna
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Quiet Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay here! It was really nice to have a quiet getaway with no contact from the outside world. We enjoyed spending most of our time on the lake floating around. We saw lots of wildlife running about which kept things interesting. I would highly recommend this cabin to anyone who needs some time to relax and renew!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved every minute! Incredible sunset!!!

  • 4 of 5

We had a marvelous time! The cabin was very nice! We used the canoe and rented another canoe and kayak for a full day of fun! We built a fire in the fire pit by the dock. Between the campfire and a magnificent sunset, I felt like I was in heaven! The only drawback was the steep driveway. My minivan had difficulty getting out. Parked up on top after that.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Just enough" in the northwoods

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 couples travelling together and found the space to have everything we needed without being too "modern" which is what we want in the northwoods! The location was perfect, in far enough to be quiet, yet close to Loon Lake Lodge for a dinner/breakfast and helpful/nice owners. The sunsets over the lake, the firepit by the lake, and the use of the canoe were all perfect. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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The border route hiking trail, short portages to adjoining lakes, and close to the BWCA, On site, and more! Near By, Live Theater


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Damage Deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.