"My fiancé and I like to plan a little "getaway" along the north shore each fall. Usually we stay somewhere in Duluth or its surrounding cities, but because we wanted to do more hiking this year, we decided to venture a little further north. We booked the A-Frame simply because we loved how cozy it looked and how close it was in proximity to the state parks that we wanted to go to, but WOW the pictures do not do it justice! This is absolutely the most beautiful rental we've ever stayed in. The rental was extremely clean and well-maintained, and felt like "home" as soon as we stepped foot inside. With three bedrooms plus a futon in the upstairs loft, the A-frame could easily fit a large family or a group of friends. There was more than enough room for the two of us! The outdoor fire pits were wonderful for evening bonfires complete with s'mores and star gazing. There was also a hammock and a variety of seating options along the exterior of the property. And I cannot emphasize enough how spectacular the view was! We had an unobstructed view of the beautiful Lake Superior in front of the A-frame, and hundreds and hundreds of trees bursting with fall colors surrounded the rest of the place. On our first morning at the rental, it was unusually warm for fall and we enjoyed breakfast on the front deck while watching the sun rise over superior.
It was wonderful having a fully-equipped kitchen to cook all of our meals in, and we utilized the grill 2/3 nights. There is a great little grocery store just a few minutes away, so we were able to stock up on the things that we needed as soon as we got into town. There are plenty of restaurants and a delicious pizza place nearby as well.
We spent most of our vacation outdoors - we hiked Tettegouche Park, Gooseberry Falls, Sugarloaf Cove, Palisade Head, Black Beach, Hidden Beach, Beaver River, Split Rock Lighthouse, and more... And the best part was that all of these places were within a 20 minute drive from the A-frame! After a long day of hiking, it was lovely to be able to head back to our rental, curl up next to the fireplace and watch a movie (there is even a selection of DVDs in the entertainment center for you to enjoy!).
We both have agreed that this was the most relaxing vacation that we've ever been on (we even liked it better than Florida!!!), and we will definitely be back. Whether you're looking for adventure or you simply want to relax and unwind (or both!) I would highly recommend the A-frame!"
Date of Stay: October 2016
Review Submitted: October 13, 2016