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Enjoy This Pristine Year Round Beautiful Hide-Away Lake Home!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)


Weekly: $1,500

Nightly rate: $250 ($300 for 4 nights or less) all taxes included.

Full Payment Due: 30 days prior to stay. Reserve minimum: 50%

Rates are subject to change without notice unless confirmed.

Check In Time: 4:00 pm

Check Out Time: 11:00 am

Minimum Stay: All stays at Northern Enlightenment require a minimum two-night stay, except for holidays, which may require a longer stay.

During the months of July and August, we will only book weekly rentals. Please ask but be aware of that policy.

Deposit/Cancellation Policy

Guests are responsible for any damages and/or excess cleaning, other than normal wear and tear, as a result of their occupancy.

Once you have placed a reservation, any cancellation will be subject to a $75 cancellation fee. A 21-day cancellation policy is in effect. If you cancel your reservation 21 days or more in advance of your arrival date, all but $75 will be refunded.

If your reservation is cancelled fewer than 21 days in advance of your arrival date, no refunds will be made unless the property is re-rented. If the property is re-rented, all monies shall be refunded, minus the $75 cancellation fee.


Northern Enlightenment is gently placed on five acres of wilderness at the Northeastern point of Pike Lake, the third clearest lake in Minnesota I’m told. Just 15 minutes from the magnificent little town of Grand Marais, you have all the comforts of home while nestled comfortably in peaceful seclusion.

This cabin, built in 2004, is full of charm and wonder. The first floor has a great bedroom with one queen size bed. On the second floor you’ll find a large bedroom with another queen size bed and a daybed that holds 2 twin mattresses, one can be pulled down onto the floor for an extra sleeping place. That bedroom also provides a quiet meditation/reading library. The front bedroom on the second floor holds a wonder for the eyes, it’s all windows and a deck that looks out onto the lake. Sleeping in that queen size bed gives you the stars and moon to dream on, and a comfy chair facing the great outdoors, to lull you into a peaceful trance of relaxation.

The kitchen is large and user-friendly with everything you need to cook a great meal or warm a quick bite in the microwave. the Washer and Dryer in the utility room are a must for keeping your travel bags light. The great dining table is a perfect spot to gather for meals or playing games and watching the wonderland through the huge windows that view the lake. Two full Bathrooms, one on the first floor with a spacious shower (no tub), on the 2nd floor, a shower, and separate spa-jet bathtub.

As soon as you are ready to venture out into nature, you will find a plethora of things to do and plenty of room to romp right outside the doors. One canoe and one kayak provided for your use. Year round, you can take a hike in the spring, summer or fall, or snowshoe or ski out onto the breathtaking frozen lake and feel the fresh crisp air filling you up and bringing you back to your natural joyful state of mind and body. Just two miles back down the Pike Lake Rd you will find 30K of beautifully groomed ski trails with loops to fit any skier’s energy level. Hundreds of miles of hiking and snowmobile trails near by. snow shoeing and hiking on the Superior Trail or the Cascade River Loop are back down the road you traveled to get here. And the amazing Lutsen Mountain ski area, for the downhill skiers, is just thirty minutes south on hwy 61 and offers activities and fun all year long.

This wonderful lake home has a wood-burning stove and in-floor heating.

Keywords: Lake Home, Cabin, summer home, Grand Marais, Northshore, Get Away, Kayak, Pike Lake, Snowshoe, Northern Minnesota, Great Summer, Year Round, Fishing, Swimming, Cross Country Ski.

More Details

Property Manager
Monica Schliep
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

About Monica Schliep

The homeowner spent much of her childhood at her parents cabin on Pike Lake. She now lives in the Twin Cities area and comes up north to renew her serenity and peace of mind. She enjoys sharing this with others that love the outdoors and Northern Minnesota. She had this house/cabin built in 2004 and is working on a trail that follows the creek next to the house. Her lake home is available to rent year round and we feel confident that you will recieve exactly what your heart and soul long for during your stay at Northern Enlightenment.

Monica Schliep purchased this cabin in 2004

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks again for all your help and assistance prior to the actual vacation trip - it was all done so well.

We had a lovely time at the cabin. Weather was good, next door was very nice German Catholic group, loved the kayaking on the like glass lake surface, home was clean, roomy, had everything like home, glad we did the full week, made lots of trips to surrounding areas, saw local wild life, and best of all away from all the city hassles. Thanks Again for sharing a very spiritual home away from home. Barry, Cathy, Nic, Bri, Pebbles & Roxy (the dogs loved it also). We cleaned up during the week like it was our home, all should of been in order before leaving.
Aug 2014
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Grand Marais Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • First floor, nice big shower. Second Floor, shower and jet bath tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1),
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
SUMMER: Use of one canoe and one kyak on amazing Pike Lake. WINTER: Snowshoe, ski or snowmobile out the front door onto the lake or drive just 2 miles to the beautifully groomed 30K cross country ski trails. Lutsen Mountain is just 30 miles South on Hwy 61 for downhill skiing and fun. This rental is available for summer rental also, think of the fun and relaxation!


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average rating of 4.6363635 based on 20 reviews

Great Get Away!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family spent long weekend and it was amazing. The lake was beautiful and the house was perfect. We can't wait to go again.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice!

  • 4 of 5

We throughly enjoyed our three night stay. The home had all we need and the lake was very nice. We used the cabin as a home base for fall color photography. It is close to Grand Marais for supplies and restaurants. The only complaints were with the beds which were soft and sagged to the middle. Also, the showers needed soap (bath jell or bars of soap.) New mattress and box springs would make this an ideal place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. The mattresses are new within the last 2 years but will take this into consideration and make any necessary changes.
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Our great escape to Grand Marais!

  • 5 of 5

It was my second stay at this lovely, comfortable and homey cabin this year. Every thing was there we needed and we had a wonderful memorable 4 days. Monica and Jerry had everything ready for us. Beautiful location on pike lake, starry nights and so much more. We loved it! Theresa

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

Beautiful lake cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Pike Lake is a beautiful, clear lake and the cabin was fantastic. It felt more like a home than a rental cabin, as it was full furnished/equipped and decorated, we had no issues with anything in the kitchen or wishing we had something that wasn't there. We would absolutely come back here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was just as it was described - beatuiful, clean and we're coming back in October.

  • 5 of 5

Our friends from overseas had a lovely time and enjoyed canoeing and kayaking on the Pike Lake. It was close to town and we enjoyed our time tremendously. It was very relaxing. I would highly recommend this very nice cabin. The hosts were very friendly and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great out of the way getaway

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful cabin in the woods, very peaceful and has nice lake access.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lutsen Mountain and the town of Grand Marais are wonderful to visit and spend time. This rental is available year round and summer is just as amazing as our winter retreat. Grand Portage is about an hour away, and an incredible visually pleasing drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

During the winter/snow months, All or 4 wheel drive is best. The driveway is about half of a city block long and a steep downhill to the lake home, but there is a driveway across the road to park in and sled/carry your gear in if needed.

1/2 down and the other 1/2 due 30 days before arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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