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THE WRITER'S CABIN, AFFORDABLE AND LUXURIOUS, IN THE HEART OF TOWN.

Todd and Susan Miller

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Todd and Susan Miller

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2014
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THE WRITER'S CABIN, AFFORDABLE AND LUXURIOUS, IN THE HEART OF TOWN.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Grand Marais Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cozy Cabin ideally for two, 1 BR, Airtub for 2, Very Private.

The Writer's Cabin is a quaint, long established residence hidden in the oldest part of town. It has been fully restored and modernized to provide all the creature comforts and yet remain historic in nature. Set amidst lush landscaping, the cabin is only steps from the harbor. All amenities are provided including an new enameled cast iron gas fireplace, a new therapeutic air tub for two, a new top of the line queen bed, a well equipped modern kitchen, satellite TV with flat screen and theatre surround, an antique secretary writing desk, high speed wireless internet, and various objects of interest representative of famous writers and local writers including locally written books and Ernest Hemmingway's favorite model of typewriter.

With nine windows and one skylight, there is great natural light throughout the little cabin.

Seagulls and fog greet you when you rise. The grounds of the property are planted with a variety of native and boreal flowering plants, flowering shrubs and fruit trees. It is a garden like setting with various perennial, annual, and produce plantings.

The outdoor space will have a balanced blend of sun and shade, functionality and whimsicality.This is a space intended as an exclusive retreat from the rigors of small town life. It is designed so that you can be as private as your vacation requires. Dense schrubs and tall fences ensure your own seclusion.

Visitors are encouraged to tour the property and flag down the owners if you see them. Observe the goings on in the gardens and the adjacent Boathouse! The Boathouse is an impressive timberframe structure that was built by the current owner as their home and as a workshop for building and restoring boats and for teaching classes and other public and private events. Stop in and see what's going on, maybe you will be recruited in to service to help on whatever project is under way! The owner is currenly building an Alaskan skiff and loves to talk about it.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Todd and Susan Miller (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2014

About Todd and Susan Miller

The owners and managers of the Fisherman's Cabin are Todd and Susan Miller. Susan is originally from Duluth Mn and Todd from the Twin Cities. They have sailed the world's oceans together on their 35 foot sloop 'Snow Day', and have now settled down here in Grand Marais since 2003. Todd is a licensed Captain, and served on the local park board for many years. He is also active in community projects with area youth. Susan is the Special Education teacher at the local charter school. Todd's interests include leading a local dance band, building and restoring fun things, messing about in boats, and managing Real Estate. Susan's interests include gardening, thrift store exploring, and cooking. They both love to travel and learn.

Todd and Susan Miller purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Todd and Susan Miller chose Grand Marais

This is a special property that occupies a unique nitche in the local rental market. The location is incredibly convenient to everything. Once you have arrived you can toss your car keys in the lake and walk to wherever you need to go. This is a great location for the summer festivals or for winter hibernating. In Summer, music and art seem to permeate the town and strains of music can be heard most times of the day and in to the evening. Artists are plying their wares in nearly every shop. There is often something interesting going on at the Boathouse next door, and North House Folk School is less than a block away. On stormy nights the breaking waves send a deep rumble through the bedrock. Many mornings you wake to seagulls and fog. We recently had a fox in the yard and a beaver lumbered through on his way to somewere important to beavers. In winter there are myriad trails to explore on ski or snowshoe, romantic dining opportunites, live music, shopping, snomobiling, or just being cozy by the fire. We chose this location because it is very special. We are lifelong Miinnesotans and have been passing through Grand Marais our whole lives. We wanted a home on the North Shore, and we believe that Grand Marais is the jewel of the North Shore. Within Grand Marais we wanted to be close to the action and the water. Although this is a very small town, it has big shoulders when it comes to culture and beauty. We belive our specific location is magical because the big lake cools us in summer and warms us in winter.

What makes this cabin unique

Fantastic location, privacy, economy, and creature comforts!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

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The Writer's Cabin, Affordable And Luxurious, In The Heart Of Town.
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
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The Writer's Cabin, Affordable And Luxurious, In The Heart Of Town.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452067vb
-218-387-3377
Grand Marais Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
5

A great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at the Writer's Cabin for three nights and absolutely loved it! The cabin was the perfect size and it was nice being so close to town and the Gunflint Trail. I especially loved the book filled with tips and information on places to visit while in the area.

The fact that the cabin is dog friendly was an extra bonus - my two dogs enjoyed the stay just as much as I did! I would highly recommend staying here and am already looking forward to my next visit.
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. And if you book again, you will find that the Writer's Cabin now comes with a genuine gas cast iron fireplace! You were the last of the era of valued guests that enjoyed the funky vintage electric fireplace. And although we really loved that crazy thing, we belive that most people actually prefer a dancing flame. So please come again, and this time track us down for a personal visit. And while you are here enjoy the new Jotul green enameled fireplace. Thanks again, Cheers!
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The Writer's Cabin, Affordable And Luxurious, In The Heart Of Town.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452067vb
-218-387-3377
Grand Marais Minnesota
Minnesota
5

Wonderful Get-Away!

  • 5 of 5
We just spent a delightful 4 nights at the Writer's Cabin! Nice and cozy, it had all we needed. What we were missing in the kitchen, Todd and Susan promptly provided. It was so nice to be so close to the Lake and to downtown. You don't need a car at all if you are willing to walk! Also a big bonus to be able to have our dog with us. She loved all the walking:) We have already recommended this to others. Thanks for your sweet space!!!
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, and we hope the plantings work well for you!
business
The Writer's Cabin, Affordable And Luxurious, In The Heart Of Town.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452067vb
-218-387-3377
Grand Marais Minnesota
Woodbury, MN
5

Quiet and cozy!

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved our stay! The Writer's Cabin was clean, comfortable and quiet. We could not have been happier with the accommodations; perfect for two adults and a dog. The location was very convenient; just across the street you have everything Grand Marais has to offer. We will definitely be back and look forward to renting the larger house with more family members!
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Fantastic! Thanks for staying with us. We also love this location- right in the heart of things but removed if you need to get away. Hope to see you again soon.
business
The Writer's Cabin, Affordable And Luxurious, In The Heart Of Town.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452067vb
-218-387-3377
Grand Marais Minnesota
Minnesota
5

Our Fall Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We loved the Writer's Cabin. It's cozy and has everything you need. Very private and quiet, which we love. Quick walk to downtown, the donut shop, restaurants, etc. We would totally recommend it.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
The Writer's Cabin, Affordable And Luxurious, In The Heart Of Town.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452067vb
-218-387-3377
Grand Marais Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
5

Perfect 'in town' hideaway

Perfect 'in town' hideaway
  • 5 of 5
This is our second visit, and each time we visit we wish we had more vacation time to spend here. Location is ideal for access to restaurants, shops, and simply walking along the harbor. Short drive to great hiking trails, too. The Writer's Cabin was thoughtfully supplied with everything we needed to enjoy our stay, and the patio is a perfect spot for reading or enjoying a quiet breakfast on a sunny morning. Did we say Todd and Sue are great hosts? They are! We'll be back soon!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We love doing this, especially when we can connect with our guests and when they get what they need our of their stay- whether it be a relaxing and private time, or an active and engaging time- whatever it may be. We feel deeply rewarded when people like what we've done and how we do it. Thanks so much for the kind words, they keep us feeling very lucky to be doing this. Cheers!
business
The Writer's Cabin, Affordable And Luxurious, In The Heart Of Town.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452067vb
-218-387-3377
Grand Marais Minnesota
Illinois
5

Wonderful find in Grand Marais!

  • 5 of 5
This was the second time we've stayed at the Writer's Cabin, and this time we stayed for 5 nights. It's a small, but homey and comfortable little place that is within walking distance from all of the "downtown" Grand Marais places you'd like to see, including the waterfront. In fact, our car only left the drive twice during the five days, once to take clothes to the laundromat and once to drive the Gunflint Trail. The Writer's Cabin is nicely decorated, clean, and a nice place to relax. Todd and Susan are wonderful hosts! When we called about a minor situation with the amazing jetted tub, Todd took care of it right away! They are friendly and hospitable, and we love staying on their property for our vacations to Grand Marais!
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, not only for the kind words but for staying with us as repeat customers. We look forward to seeing you again in the future and becomming part of your family's memories over the years. Cheers! Todd and Susan

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Grand Marais Devil Track Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Several choices
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Grand Marais Municipal (2m) Lutsen Nat'l (20m)
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 61
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Many choices
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Downhill= Lutsen, 20m, Cross Country= many choices
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Grand Marais Harbor beach
Car: not necessary

Grand Marais is a small harbor town with the great North Woods to it's back and Lake Superior in front. It has an artistic culture that exceeds it's small size including Minnesota's longest running art colony, art galleries, a strong local music scene, North House Folk School, and many local residents who are artists of different pursuits. There is a great interest in outdoor activities including all forms of skiing, biking, hiking, snowmobiling, sailing, boating, fishing, birding, canoing, kayaking, dining and general carousing. We are the last bastian of civilization before The Boundary Waters Canoe Area wilderness and the last town of significance before Canada. We have a rich history of the Ojibwe, then Scandanavian fisherman, logging, resort lifestyles, and now tourism. There is a genuine small town and diverse school system and vibrant community of year round residents- many going back generations. There is no place quite like this.

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Rates & Availability

From $89 Per night

Grand Marais Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring Season
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$129
$774
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
High season 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Oct 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$149
$894
$3,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$89
$547
$2,280
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.88%
Notes Up to one one child is included in the base rate. An extra fee of $25 per person if more than 2 people, no more than 4 people total.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Grand Marais Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , Air bath theraputic massage tub for two
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis

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