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This was more than a cabin--a lovely roomy log house that is really comfortable. It was perfect for 2 couples. The kitchen was well-stocked, including with spices and canned food, with extra stored in the basement. The huge screened in porch was fabulous. In early September we could often have breakfast, lunch and happy hour out there (too cool by dinner time). Two of us could not get cell service there, but being off the grid was welcome. The boat dock, with 2 kayaks, a canoe, and a fishing boat was wonderful--we went down there to watch loons and common mergansers and often saw bald eagles. We even sighted a wolf on the road to the cabin! Another great surprise was that there were no mosquitoes or black flies, as we had feared. It was 40 minutes to Grand Marais, which has plenty of restaurants, cafes and the World's Best Donuts, so you need to plan accordingly as far as groceries, but we enjoyed the feeling of really being off the beaten path. One caution: the path from the house to the lake is not far but rather steep, and trees block most of the view of the lake from inside the house (might be different in winter). If you have mobility challenges, it would be hard to really enjoy the lake. But otherwise, it's a short walk and we went to the lake many times a day. Also, the second bathroom is in the basement down steep stairs, and not on the main floor where the other living space is. Overall, it was a beautiful house and setting and we would definitely want to return here someday.
We truly enjoyed our week at this beautiful property. Everything we needed was in the cabin, it was clean and comfortable, and the view was spectacular! Perfect location to get to Grand Marais, great parks farther north, and parks and sightseeing south of Grand Marais, but far enough outside of the city that it was quiet and peaceful. Loved that were books and games in the house, including books on sightseeing in the area. Beach was beautiful and we were able to walk it every morning and see very few people. My 9-year-old daughter fell in love with Lake Superior and it was wonderful to see her enjoying herself as much as we did and for her to be able to play peacefully on the beach. I almost hate to tell people about how much we loved it here, because I feel like we found the hidden gem of the North Shore!! We will be back!