Time to get Hygge! "The Horizon" is a 2 bedroom 2 bath, 3 deck, 1 patio home in the heart of Grand Marais near the harbor. Designed by celebrated Minnesota architect David Salmela to capture all the needs and dreams of a visitor to Grand Marias. We hope this will be the coolest lodging in America’s Coolest Small Town. By design The Horizon provides for all the needs of a vacationing party of up to 6 people in a 1264 Sq. Ft. home. There are 2 queen beds and a sleeper sofa for one adult or two children and a floor mattress for one adult. The Horizon provides an inspiring, modern space that allows for privacy among those sharing the lodging, and also provides a breathtaking great room area on the top floor with fantastic views of the Grand Marais harbor, the neighborhood, and the town close by. Everything is in walking distance from our little micro community in the heart of Grand Marais. Imagine the best exclusive lodge experience without sharing walls or having to pass through a front desk. Every restaurant, bar, coffee shop, gallery and Grand Marais' famous beach are all within a very short stroll from your private residence. The home is designed in modern Nordic fashion based on the original Stabur design- a work building commonly seen in Northern Europe. This design culminates a timeline of Scandinavian and Nordic design that the Miller’s began on the property next door that also honored northern work buildings in the roots of their designs. There is plenty of off street parking. The property is currently under construction and will be ready for occupancy for the first lucky guests starting in May of 2018. Here is a brief tour of the property and the Sky House: Begin by driving right in to the heart of Grand Marais by the harbor. Pull in to the parking area just outside of the lodging. Walk up to the entry area where there is room to store bikes in summer, and once inside, plenty of room to shake off the snow, hang the coats and set down the skis or snowshoes. If you are the lucky person who gets bedroom one then head down David Salmela’s trademark stairway one half flight to bedroom one. On the way there is plenty of cabinetry, as well as a bathroom and your bedroom with built in cabinets, desk, and walk out to your own private dry stacked bluestone patio. The floors are heated. If you are the lucky inhabitant of bedroom two, head up from the entry to bedroom two for built in cabinets, bath number two, and your own wrap around balcony. Each bedroom is separated by a floor for maximum privacy. Continuing up the inspiring staircase leads you to the primary gathering area on the top floor. This area is breathtaking with its expansive windows, view of the town and harbor, Lake Superior and the private grounds. There is a fully modern and capable kitchen, an architect designed built in sofa and contemporary gas fireplace. Note the unique skylight with modern light treatments and the push button electronic pop up television that you can leave hidden if you wish. There is also a wrap around deck. The entire home has slate floors and modern cabinets. There is a utility room with full size washer and dryer. Everything about The Horizon is designed with environmental sustainability in mind. These homes have an incredibly small footprint both structurally and environmentally. The foundations were designed to take up as little of the yard as possible- by being small at the start and increasing as you go up just like the old Stabur upon which this design is based. The energy efficiency is profound because these are composed of structurally insulated panels which are very efficient. No cost has been spared to make the Horizon the highest quality, most significant architectural addition to Grand Marais’ beautiful village townscape. We hope you will find it warm, welcoming, and a once in a lifetime experience in one of the world’s most magical places.
- House1285 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 3 nights
2 Bedroom 2 bath stunning views of the harbor, architect David Salmela designed.
Todd and Susan Miller
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 18, 2018
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Wonderful property in the heart of Grand Marais
The Horizon is a newly built rental property that met our needs perfectly. The home is wonderfully designed with one bedroom and bath on each of the lower floors and a cozy great room on the top floor that is bright and has views of the harbor. The kitchen has everything you need and the furnishings and storage spaces are well thought out for guest use.
New landscaping was still in progress when we were there in September. We met Todd, the owner, while he was watering new trees. It is obvious he is very proud of the property and wants to make guests welcome. The rental process went very smoothly and check in instructions were clear and easy. Todd sent us a video text message when we were on the road showing us around the property and confirming that our arrival was anticipated.
We will definitely stay again on our next visit to Grand Marais.
Thank you very much for the informative and kind review. We look forward to seeing you again in the future, with lush landscaping and other new ideas. Cheers, Todd and Susan.
We had a wonderful stay at The Horizon in Grand Marais. The property is beautiful and the location is perfect!
Thank you ! And that was some fine drawing in the guest book! Take care and come back again soon. Todd and Susan
Stunning views - beautiful place - a lot of thought went into designing this beautiful building.
A beautiful clean place with amazing views of Lake Superior. The innkeepers were great hosts
Thank you! Please come and stay with us again when you can. Todd and Susan
The Horizon--A Unique and Modern Vacation Venue
The Horizon provides an amazing vacation experience, along with beautiful views and a great location in Grand Marais. This was, by far, the best vacation rental we have experienced. Todd and Susan have provided everything you need for a relaxing North Shore adventure. The home was spotless, and the appliances and furniture both first rate. We hope to return during a future North Shore vacation.
Northern Minnesota delight
Todd and Susan created a superb respite in the heart of Grand Marais. I will definitely return and enjoy their wonderful property during my next visit to Grand Marais.
Thank you thank you! Come see us again soon. Todd and Susan
Breathtaking property in the heart of Grand Marais...
The Horizon is not only an aesthetic treasure of contemporary, airy, Scandinavian-modern design, but is also perfectly located within Grand Marais, as it is a moment's walk from any shop or restaurant in town. I would say The Horizon is probably best configured for two couples in its spacious double masters on the first and second floor, and while one could sleep a few more on the third floor, that space is best used as intended--an open concept living space with beautiful views, well-appointed kitchen, and perfectly perched terrace peeking over the harbor. Our family of four (2 adults, 2 teenagers) was comfortable, but having one kid sleeping in the living space wasn't ideal. Regardless of that, though, in all our years coming to Grand Marais, The Horizon is by far the best accommodations we have had. Todd and Susan were thoughtful and friendly proprietors--our whole experience was outstanding.
Thank you so much Cory, I think you nailed it. Please come back and see us again when you can. Todd and Susan.