The house was built about 1950 and has been extensively remodeled during the last 15 years.
On the first floor there a full kitchen, dining room area and living room with a hide-a-bed, two bedrooms with one queen bed in each room and a full bath between the rooms. The 2nd floor consists of one room with a double bed, two single beds and 1 roll-a-way and a day bed.
The lower level has a bathroom with a shower, a room with a two person whirlpool, a sauna, washer and dryer in one half of the level. The other half of the lower level is one big room with a TV, hide-a-bed and chairs in one end of the room.
In the other end of the room there is doubled bed in an area that can be closed off with a folding door. There is also roll-away on this level.
The house works really well for three to four couples or small family retreats or groups of singles. The house can easily sleep up to fourteen people and has been know to house 16 people.
The kitchen is fully furnished and sheets and towels are provided.
I, Gene, was a teacher for 23 years. The last twenty years being a professor and coach at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. My wife, Laurene, worked as a part-time nurse during this period. In 1981 we changed careers by purchasing Cascade Lodge in Lutsen Minnesota and the Blue Water Cafe in Grand Marais. We sold the lodge in 2004 and the the cafe in 2005 and now live in Grand Marais. We have four grown children and 12 grandchildren. In 2007 I became paralyzed from my sternum down. This obviously has changed many things for us, but by God's grace we have been able to adjust quite well to our new circumstances. We are grateful for modern wheelchairs, vans with ramps, etc. We have hired a a lady to help us manage Cascade House.
We owned Cascade Lodge, which was located two miles from the Cascade House, and one day we saw the a sale sign in front of the house. The property included 17 acres of land and we knew it had great potential so we bought in 1994. We soon started remodeling the house and have been renting it out to guests since 1995. We have since sold the lodge, but we kept the house and are now renting the house privately. It has been a pleasure to hosts guests at the house.