Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
About Marcia Lacey
Ken retired from Northwest Airlines and we decided to build our house on property that has been in the family since 1963. And yes we built it ourselves! We love the outdoors and especially love living on Lake Superior. We love hunting, fishing, hiking, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. I have trained dogs all my life and have one Golden Retreiver. Charlie is a 6 year old white golden. He loves all the people who stay in the Cabin. We have made many lasting friends. This is the only cottage on our property. We love to share our little 'piece of heaven'
Marcia Lacey purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why Marcia Lacey chose Grand Marais
When we retired up north, We wanted something to do, so we brought in a little 14 by 16 cottage to rent. We have so much fun meeting all the people who visit. When we built our home here in Hovland, we decided we had enough room to share our 'little piece of heaven'. It is a safe place for the dogs to run and have fun and not worry about busy roads. Providing a vacation rental on Lake Superior is like having a place on a small ocean.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage is private. It is just like having your own cozy cottage on Lake Superior. Lake Superior is different everyday. The Flute Reed River is a great river to hike or just cool off. The cottage is private but close enough to get map information or a spice you are missing!
No smoking in Cabin
MUST be socialable with other dogs
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Must strip beds, and place towels in pile. Clean dishes and empty garbage
Dogs MUST be socialized with other dogs. Crates are required in cabin if left alone
Minimum 2 night stay
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Peaceful, cozy cabin in a great location
We love staying at this cabin! The views are spectacular, the cabin is cozy and Marcia makes the place so welcoming. And she makes our twin one year old girls smile. We plan to come back every year as long as possible!
Thank you Sarah for you kind review. It was so fun to see the twins at 15 months. They are just delightful and full of smiles. I am amazed how they have changed since last year at 6 weeks.This place is perfect for kids to run around and explore. Have a good, safe winter. I will see you next year!!! Marcia Lacey
Chicago Bay Hideaway
Perfectly cozy, unbeatable view over the lake. The proximity to both Grand Marais and Grand Portage was nice, we capitalized on that frequently. Don't miss the Chicago Bay market up the road!
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope to see you again. Marcia Lacey
Quaint Little Gem
It may be small, but it is packed with everything you will need for an enjoyable stay. Perfect, quiet location with awesome views. It is better than described by the owner.
We will look forward to staying again when we travel back to the area.
Thank you for our kind review. I agree it is very peaceful and beautiful here. Living on Lake Superior can be like living on the ocean. Just after you left we had 14 foot waves!!! The lakeside fire pit was filled with rocks. It was awesome to watch. I look forward to seeing you again. Marcia Lacey
Solitude With Waves
Comfortable small cabin with great view of and very close to Chicago Bay. The beach is a great place to sit and read or contemplate by a fire. The constant sound of waves adds to the restful and restorative setting. Close to multiple areas for hiking or just enjoying being out in nature. Grand Marais is a short drive away to some great restaurants and quaint shops as well as Artists Point and the harbor to explore.
This was my second stay at Chicago Bay Hideaway. I will definitely be back and would recommend it for anyone looking for a place to disconnect from the noise and distractions of daily life and reconnect with nature.
Thank you David for your kind review. This little cottage actually sits on the shore of Chicago Bay of Lake Superior. It is nice because it is private and relaxing. You are right it is close to Grand Marais and Grand Portage. We are surrounded by so many hiking trails. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. I look forward to seeing you again. Marcia Lacey
Perfect weekend getaway
This cute little cabin was the perfect getaway for me, my husband, and doodle Huckleberry. We enjoyed a fire right on the shore of Lake Superior, relaxing on the deck playing cards, and waking up with the most amazing view. It really is one small room with the shower and toilet in it, but that’s part of what we loved about it. There was plenty of room for us and it had everything we needed! Also the bed is very comfortable! We would definitely come back for another weekend getaway!
I so appreciate your kind comments. The cabin really is cozy. I was very careful in buying the mattress so people could sleep well. It is a great place to have privacy and let your dog enjoy himself. No roads to worry about. I look forward to seeing you again. Marcia
The little cabin has everything you could possibly need and Marcia and her adorable pup Charlie were such wonderful hosts....our 2pups had a great time! And so did we! We’ll be back!
It was so fun having you here. I enjoyed out time on the porch and especially the pie you shared. I cannot wait until you come again. You are such good friends!!!! Charlie is really missing you. He is being groomed today!!! Try to have a decent winter! Marcia Lacey
Thunder Bay, Ont is one hour away, many walleye and trout lakes, salmon fishing in July and August, Hovland Arts Festival over 4th of July weekend. Fisherman's Picnic in Grand Marais, Rendezvous Days in Grand Portage, Grand Portage National Monuement. Take a boat out to Isle Royale, and Dragon Boat Races.