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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 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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 has 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

Owner
Todd and Susan Miller
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

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 currently on the planning commission. 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 Minnesota

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. That effect fades away only a couple blocks up the hill. We consider ourselves blessed.

What makes this cabin unique

Fantastic location, privacy, economy, and creature comforts!

Amenities

Grand Marais Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • 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
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(66 traveler reviews)

The Writer's Cabin, Affordable And Luxurious, In The Heart Of Town.
average rating of 4.9242425 based on 66 reviews
Minnesota
5

Cozy and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This was the second stay for us at The Writer's Cabin and we once again found it a clean, comfortable place to stay. Only a block from downtown Grand Marais and the harbor, the location is perfect. Thanks again for a great visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being frequent flyers! Looking forward to seeing you again. Todd and Susan
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Minneapolis MN
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is wonderful. Location is central to just about everything we wanted/needed in Grand Marais, we didn't drive anywhere once we checked in. The cabin is very charming, comfortable, and had all the ammedities we needed. Todd & Susan are wonderful hosts. Definitely recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Come again soon. Todd and Susan.
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Zimmerman, mn
5

Charming

  • 5 of 5

We have never been disappointed! The property is always clean and inviting! Super cute and well taken care of. We will continue staying at this property because we love it so much. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming back and thanks for your loyalty! Looking forward to having you again. Cheers, Todd and Susan.
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5

Quaint yet spacious. Great location. Great value

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was quaint yet spacious. The owners have added a bit of history to the cabin with the artwork they have on display - whether it is from a local artist or it has some historical significance to the area. The cabin was very clean and had all the comforts of home. Both my husband and I got a great night of sleep as it was very quiet all night long. The bed had great support -it was firm yet comfortable. I liked the shower head so much that I am going to have one just like it installed in my master bath. I wish that we would have been able to spend more than one night so we could have enjoyed the outdoor fire pit. It was in a great location as we were able to walk to anywhere in Grand Marais for meals, shopping and sight-seeing. The owners, Todd & Susan Miller do a great job of welcoming you to the area. It was a great value and we hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

So close to everything in Grand Marais

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly located in the heart of Grand Marais. My husband could walk to his class at North House Folk School. We were able to cook every night utilizing the kitchen which help save us a bit of money instead of eating out each meal. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! That is correct, North House is literally across the road and a little West, downtown is across the road and a little East. Most people drop their keys on the counter and don't touch them again until it is time to leave. Cheers and come back soon! Todd and Susan
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5

Exactly what I needed.

  • 5 of 5

The Writer's Cabin really was what I needed for my six day stay. It was a perfect location - for a very short walk into town, and for heading out on daily hikes on the SHT and in the parks along the lake. It was very comfortable and quiet - I slept very well. I could cook for myself in the cabin's kitchen, and I did. Although I was "getting away", I appreciated the wifi for the one day I had to work, and the television/dvd player when I wanted to catch up on some movies. I did not want to leave, but am glad I was able to go. I will happily return to the Writer's Cabin again on my own, and also with my husband. I loved it.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! Please do stay with us again in the future. Todd and Susan Miller.
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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

Grand Marais Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High season 2017
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$159
From
$179
Fri,Sat
$1,013
$4,052
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4th weekend 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 9 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
5 night minimum stay
$179
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
high season 2, 2017
Jul 10 2017 - Oct 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$159
From
$179
Fri,Sat
$1,013
$4,052
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$109
From
$129
Fri,Sat
$699
$2,600
 
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%

2 people included in the base rate. Up to one one child 2 or under is included in the base rate. An extra fee of $25 per non child person if more than 2 people, no more than 4 people total.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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