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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:
March 12, 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
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 -
(59 traveler reviews)

The Writer's Cabin, Affordable And Luxurious, In The Heart Of Town.
average rating of 4.915254 based on 59 reviews
Nisswa, MN
5

Feels Like Home

  • 5 of 5

My stayed at this property for ten nights while attending the North House Folk School's timber frame program. It is VERY conveniently located to the school. I would stay here again in a heartbeat for future visits.

I would describe the cabin as comfortable. It reminded me of staying at my Grandma's house. The cabin has a very cozy feel. While the furnishings feel lived in, everything is clean and well maintained. The owners are amazing and checked in on us multiple times to make sure everything was perfect during our stay.

I would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks much sir! Please come back and visit us again and good luck in your timber framing. Todd and Susan
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Lakeville, Minnesota
5

Cozy, comfortable, functional cabin that is a 1 block walk from Lake Superior as well as restaurants

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our 10 year old Golden Retriever spent 2 wks in Grand Marais while staying at the Writer's Cabin. We are 65+ active adults who love the north country; cross country skiing and hiking.

The cabin is small, as described, however we were able to fit a large metal kennel for our dog and managed to cook many meals on days we chose not to eat at 1 of the local wonderful restaurants.

What a charming place to return to after a day of visitng the local parks, shops and restaurants. We hope to return to the area again at some point and would certainly reserve the cabin for our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the informative review! We enjoyed having you as neighbors for 2 weeks! Hope to see you again soon. Todd and Susan Miller.
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5

Perfect getaway...

  • 5 of 5

Great home! Close to everything... walking distance!!! I loved the tub after a long day of skiing!! Would definitely book again!!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cheers! Thanks for appreciating the place and thanks for staying with us. Come again soon. Todd and Susan
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Sioux City
5

Cozy, clean and close to town!

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival, one of the first things I noticed was the bookshelf, and all of the titles, we knew we'd be at home;) What a wonderful stay! The writers cabin was just what we needed. It was the perfect location for us. We came to Grand Marais to celebrate a winter wedding anniversary and to visit friends who just relocated to this gem of a town. This cabin and the hospitality was consistent our entire stay. We read the reviews but had forgotten about the incredibly large whirlpool bathtub!! Let me tell you, after hiking to Devils Kettle in winter time, (much more treacherous in ice and snow, but still what an adventure!!) and then coming back to a nice hot tub, fabulous!! Also, we thought the couch was super comfy to cuddle on after the hike and soak. We only regret that we didn't stop in to say hello. But we promise we will next time!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great feedback! It is harder to casually run in to each other in winter. In summer we are often practicing our lawn husbandry and can be flagged down. But in winter we are less spontaneous. But I promise to you and anyone who is reading this that if you do run in to us we are very social and love to chat, learn your stories and tell our own. Feel free to text us and see if we are around. We often are and are only a building away. Cheers! Todd and Susan PS, Devil's Kettle is one of our favorite hikes. For those considering it, if you are caught between seasons use the stretch on yak straps or spikes. There can be lots of icy glaze.
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5

Exactly as Promised

  • 5 of 5

Within walking of all of Grand Marais. Comfortable. Exactly as described.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The cabin was perfect! Clean and cozy, it had everything we wanted and needed.

  • 5 of 5

The property was gorgeous! I loved the feeling of a little neighborhood within a neighborhood! We can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We love that feeling of a micro neighborhood too. See you again! Todd and Susan
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Rates & Availability

Grand Marais Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring season 2017
May 12 2017 - Jun 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$149
$894
$3,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
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
$98
From
$129
Fri,Sat
$699
$2,200
 
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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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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