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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 + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9-10)



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 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

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. I am Cathy, Rental Manager for Northern Enlightenment, available to help you at anytime. 218-269-9048, or send a message via VRBO.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Grand Marais in West Cook

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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
  • Hob
  • 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 (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • 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
  • ski
  • 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!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Enjoy This Pristine Year Round Beautiful Hide-Away Lake Home!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews

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

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Twin Cities, MN, USA

Great cabin for a group of friends !

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 8 friends traveling to the north shore for some early fall colors. This cabin was perfect for us!

The kitchen was well stocked and we enjoyed some delicious meals. The bbq and fire-pit were awesome in the evening. We also took turns on the canoe/kayak as well. The cabin is a little further away from the town but in a great location by the lake, for a getaway. Enough beds/linens/towels etc.

Highly recommend it !!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We get the most wonderful people staying at the cabin! We are so lucky and grateful.
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Minneapolis, MN

wonderful get-away

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful New Year's Eve holiday at Northern Enlightenment...thanks for sharing your beautiful home! Everyone loved the wood-burning fire place, the cozy living room space, and the beautiful views of the lake from the upstairs lake room. It was so nice to cross-country ski and snowshoe right out the front door onto the lake and warm up next to fireplace...plus the driveway made for a fantastic sledding hill! Hope to come back again, maybe the summer next time.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We get the best people up here! Thank you so much for staying at Northern Enlightenment.
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Grand Marais, USA

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38.65

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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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