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Jane and Jim Shinners

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Peaceful cabin on Devil Track Lake 12 miles from Grand Marais. Dogs welcome

69 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

It is the quiet that you'll first notice. We're almost at the end of the paved road, surrounded by woods and water. Located on the north shore of 7 mile long Devil Track Lake, you'll awake to the lonely call of the loons and the sound of water lapping on the sand beach. You'll notice the night sky too - no lights to interfere with the Milky Way and the wheeling stars.

Clean, clear water for swimming, fishing or boating will attract you, as well as the crisp clean air. Hiking and mountain biking trails are nearby, but maybe you'll just want to barbecue on the deck and enjoy a meal at the picnic table. Maybe prepare a gourmet dinner in the full kitchen. But you'll want to spend as much time as possible outside, and near the water. It will feed your soul.

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness has access points within 10 miles. Or enjoy a little used hiking/ski trail just across the road(great for dogs).

The picturesque town of Grand Marais is only 11 miles away with shopping, dining, music and theatre options for entertainment.

Head up the famous Gunflint Trail for more hiking, swimming and fishing, maybe sample some of the restaurants at the rustic lodges.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jane and Jim Shinners (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Jane and Jim Shinners

Jane and Jim Shinners owned the Harbor Inn Restaurant & Motel in Grand Marais for 17 years and are now semi-retired. We are experienced Boundary Waters paddlers, bikers, hikers and Nordic skiers, and can provide you with the local knowledge that can make your visit a meaningful one. We strive to make your visit memorable.

Jane and Jim Shinners purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Jane and Jim Shinners chose Minnesota

Just 11 miles from Grand Marais and its shops, restaurants and local culture, Devil Point Cabin is at the end of the paved road and on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Easy access to our favorite activities, canoeing, biking, kayaking, swimming and hiking are all right out the door, along with great fishing.

What makes this cabin unique

It's the quiet that is so appealing here - broken sometimes by the call of a loon or Barred Owls. Occasionally wolves can be heard howling in the hills. We've spent entire evenings tucked in a sleeping bag on the deck while the Aurora Borealis lights the northern sky. Wake up to see the sunrise over the lake, and watch the fog burn off over the water as the day warms up. Maybe a bracing swim before breakfast on the deck. Those are our favorite times. A walk in the woods across the road with the dog is perfect anytime of day. But this spot is about being out of doors and reconnecting with nature.

Guestbook comments from the owner

After 100 miles of "no vacancy" signs on a Saturday in September, seeing one at Harbor Inn in the middle of Grand Marais had to be a mistake. Instead, the owners directed us here to the most pleasant surprise imaginable! You truly have a gem here in the middle of this beautiful country. We plan on coming back and spending more time so we can enjoy everything you have to offer. Thank you!!

(Quoted from guest book)
Sep 2011
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Peaceful cabin on Devil Track Lake 12 miles from Grand Marais. Dogs welcome
average rating of 4.8985505 based on 73 reviews

Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cabin. Jane, Jim and Alberto were very accommodating and helpful. The proximity to Grand Marais, the North Shore, the Superior Hiking Trail and the BWCA was everything we were looking for. And of course Devil Track Lake was beautiful and great to explore on the kayaks and canoes. Thank you for making your place available for others to enjoy!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cabin in the woods!

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was very peaceful! We enjoyed being able to have all the amenities with being on the lake such as fishing, swimming and canoeing. The cabin was located a little outside of town but only 15-20 minutes so close enough to go into town for the day. Tons of hiking trails near by as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Lake House and Hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this property. It is right on the water where we caught a handful walleye and smallmouth bass right off the dock. Our best fishing time was about an hour before sunset. If you are not familiar with fishing these waters, we took excellent advice from Jane to go to Beaver Bait House in Grand Marias to talk with the owner which was very beneficial. We took the kayaks and canoe across the lake and also to fish around the islands. The property was very clean, well supplied with everything we needed, and we only really needed to go to town for food, beverages, and exploring the area. Jane even brought over some toys for our kids to play with. Owners were very responsive to any questions we had. Excellent hosts who made our stay great - Thanks Again!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Me and my wife (8 months pregnant) took our 3 year old son up north last weekend and stayed in the greatest place we could have asked for. Jim and Jane the owners were AMAZING to work with. They were SO helpful with accommodating us for ALL of our needs. The cabin is a beautiful cabin on the lake. VERY clean and has everything you could possibly need. The beds were VERY comfortable (even for a women who is 8 months pregnant). The bonfire pit was spectacular (LOVED sitting by the fire at night and looking at all the stars). They have a great dock for kids (wide, long, and has a nice bench at the end to enjoy the beautiful view and fish with the kids).

One thing we really liked is how secluded it is. There are some cabins around but nothing that makes it feel like your at a highly populated lake AT ALL. Matter of fact, there are NO cabins across the lake so when it gets dark out at nigh it is completely blacked out which make the star gazing even more beautiful (we missed northern lights by 2 days). The location of the lake is fantastic. Away from Grand Marais by 10 mins (not bad at all), but close to everything you want as far as hiking, biking, waterfalls, sight seeing, and my favorite...... trout streams.

Jane was out of town during our stay (but was VERY helpful in the arrangements and accommodations). Jim couldn't have been any more nice and helpful with anything we had questions about, or just random needs. These folks are the ones you want to have as your neighbors anywhere you live. And as a matter fact because Jim was not available one of the days we met another gentleman by the name Jack who lives a few properties down and he also was extremely nice and helpful.

Don't let me make you think that people are around while you're trying to enjoy your peaceful stay and personal family time because they ARE NOT!! They are just there to help if you have any questions (or in my case, needed a funnel to refill my boat with gas). 100% going back next year with our new baby girl!! Thank you again Jane....... Jim... and neighbor Jack!!!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grandma's place

  • 5 of 5

This was my grandmothers house. It's so good to hear that such a variety of people are enjoying the property. I hope to get up and rent it asap. Can't wait to have my son swimming in the same lake and on the same shores I grew up with. There is a ton of history at this little cabin and its all good. So many of my favorite memories come from this place. Thank you to the owners for it Maintainance and availability! I can't wait to share this place and its beauty with my family.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay...especially if you have a dog! Love the big yard and the nice little beach with easy access to the water. If your dog comes back dirty after a problem. A quick swim makes for convenient clean up! Excellent location for tons of outdoor fun. Jane has great suggestions for things to do and couldn't be more accommodating. We did a lot of hiking and Jane even coordinated an awesome mountain bike ride for my husband with an experienced local biker. Be sure to look up at the night sky...breathtakingly clear...the stars looked so close and bright. What a beautiful place!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Downtown Grand Marais
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Municipal Course on Gunflint Trail
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Downtown Grand Marais

No city lights here! Enjoy the dark night sky for star gazing and the moonrise. Loons will entertain you by day and night.


Rates & Availability

Grand Marais Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 20 2016 - Oct 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 16 2016 - Nov 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.0%

Maximum occupancy is 6 persons, including children.

A 14' fishing boat and motor is available for rent: $50/day. $250/week. Includes gas and oars.
Free use of 2 kayaks and 2 canoes.
Adult life jackets and paddles are included.
Several fishing poles and a minnow bucket are available for use.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Grand Marais Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Completely renovated in 2012, the bathroom is equipped with a shower. No bath tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Two pull out couches on first level in living room.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom is on the 2nd floor with a great lake view.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Located on the second floor with a great lake view.
  • Queen size Beds (1) Located on the second level with an excellent view of Devil Track Lake., Double Beds (1) Located on the second level with an excellent view of Devil Track Lake., Child Beds (1) Single size pull out couch located in living room., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double size futon located in living room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Two canoes and two open deck kayaks are included with all rentals. Adult size life jackets provided. Bring children's life jackets.

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