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North Shore Fisherman's Cabin. Quaint, Historic Lodging.

People9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8) Rate incl. 4 adult

The 'North Shore Fisherman's Cabin' is a restored historic commercial fisherman's home built of logs around 1900. You are right in the heart of town within a block of everything- yet comfortably removed when you need a breather. We are less than 100 yards from the water. There are 3 well appointed bedrooms, 2 full baths, a huge dining room, a roomy pine living room with gas woodstove fireplace, a front cedar porch, and a natural slate patio. The original log home with it's well appointed kitchen and huge dining room is the core of the structure. The logs for the Cabin were hand hewn a century ago and show the broad ax marks from the original fisherman builders. The kitchen is thoroughly modern with stainless appliances, solid maple counter tops, and a two level snack bar. The property was completely renovated down to it's bones from 2003 to 2007, using recycled or repurposed materials wherever possible and is now a highly energy efficient home. The walls are adorned with local art and mementos of the great age of commercial fishing and logging here in Grand Marias. The view of the old harbor from the living room and the deck is stunning. There is also a view from the 3rd bedroom deck. 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 waxwings regularly invade the ash trees, along with fiercly dueling ruby throated hummingbirds. Visitors are encouraged to tour the property and 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 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! Please, no parties or large gatherings with non guests. We love dogs. Single dogs are allowed if under 40 lbs, must be clean and house trained and must not be left unattended and always kept on leash when outside. No dogs under 1 year old. If you are using the automatic booking function it will assess a $30.00 pet fee for one dog. This will cover one dog for 3 nights.

If your stay is longer than 3 nights or if you have more than one dog we will asses an additional $10 per night per dog after the first 3 nights.

If you have any questions please call to discuss your pets before booking. Any dogs larger than 40 lbs, and any dogs more than one must be approved by the owners.

Please give us a call if you have any questions.

Thank you!

Todd and Susan Miller

Keywords: Log cabin, Large dining room, Garden, House, Charming, Clean, Harbor Town, Comfy, Lake Superior View, North Shore, Grand Marais, deck, patio, historic.

More Details

Owner
Todd and Susan Miller
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 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 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. Susans interests include gardening, thrift store exploring, and cooking. They both love to travel and learn.

Todd and Susan Miller purchased this house in 2003

Why Todd and Susan Miller chose Minnesota

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. We never get tired of the many moods of Lake Superior and enjoy watching the lake from this property.

What makes this house unique

This is a great location for the summer festivals. Music and art seems 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 always something interesting going on at the Boathouse next door, and North House Folk School is very close. On stormy nights the breaking waves send a deep rumble through the bedrock.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two full baths
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Attractions:
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Gardens, Large Dining Room, Slate patio, Front Porch deck, access to captained charters.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(77 traveller reviews)

North Shore Fisherman's Cabin. Quaint, Historic Lodging.
average rating of 4.896104 based on 77 reviews
5

So close to so much!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is very spacious, yet feels cozy. The living room has two very comfy couches, a toasty gas fireplace, and a couple of side chairs. Plenty of space to enjoy a beverage and chat, watch TV or read one of the thoughtfully selected books on the shelf. The kitchen is beautifully finished with antique-looking cabinets and well-appointed with everything you might need to prepare a family dinner. There is a very large table in the dining room, great for a big group dinner or game night. Three bedrooms with comfy beds and the lovely touch of handmade quilts! Two full bathrooms, plenty of hot water, and a laundry room. Every single piece of decor seems to have been lovingly chosen, and if you ask the owners they will tell you the stories attached to the pieces and give you some fascinating stories of the area's history.

The property is only a couple of blocks from downtown, and right across the road from The Angry Trout. For my money though, the Dockside is a better choice. Excellent smoked fish! The cabin is also a very short drive from a number of hiking trails along the Gunflint Trail or Cascade State Park. We very much enjoyed our stay, and our two small dogs loved their daily walks down to the beach and on the municipal hiking trails!

Truly, this is one of the most unique and charming places to stay in the area. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Thank you Todd & Susan for being such gracious hosts in this one-of-a-kind setting.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We enjoyed chatting with you and look forward to having you back again. Thanks again, Todd and Susan.
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Burleson, TX
5

Very impressed.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place. Had everything we needed. We enjoyed the decore and can tell someone put in a lot of work to make it this nice.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! That would be me and Susan. Every corner tells a story. Come back again some day. Cheers!
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www.mnwaterfalls.com
5

A truely unique gem on the north shore!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the most unique cabins I've ever stayed in. The history of the house and the time Todd and Susan spent rehabbing the property is amazing. They did a phenomenal job. The kitchen is spacious and up to date. Plenty of room in the dining room with a huge table. Comfortable living room with a gas fireplace and 3 bedrooms with comfortable beds. It also had 2 full bathrooms. The water was hot and the furnace worked great! The property is only 1 block from the harbor which made for great walks to the campgrounds or over to the break wall and artist's point.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: High praise indeed! Thanks so much for appreciating our former home. It really has been a labor of love, every corner tells a story... and some of them are quite funny. We are proud to have protected this humble home and are thankful for people like you who want to come and visit and enjoy it and close the circle. Cheers! Todd and Susan.
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5

Comfortable charm with modern convenience

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time at the Fisherman's Cabin. We enjoyed it so much, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to return. The kitchen is great and the large table is perfect for family games. The location is convenient to walk to classes at the North House Folk School and also downtown. Two baths is wonderful for getting ready in the morning and most of all the building is charming with the log walls.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to have you back. Return customers mean the world to us. Please consider us your home away from home! Cheers, Todd and Susan
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5

Very nice. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! Cabin was perfect for what we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 5 stars! Cheers! Come again soon Jon.
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5

A real treat to stay here.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice property, beautifully finished, plenty of room for the 5 adults that stayed here in the heart of winter. A well equipped open plan kitchen with a gas stove, huge banquet style dining room table, seating easily for 10 if needed, bathrooms nicely finished, great water pressure. Everyone found the beds very comfortable - better nights sleep then being at home. Living room has a gas fireplace that works great - warm and cozy.

The location is right in town, so a great spot for all that Grand Marais offers. There are views of lake through the windows- we would love to come back in the summer and enjoy the outdoor space that this property has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Angry Trout Cafe
"Expensive for dinner, more affordable for lunch... the setting is unparalelled in Grand Mara..."
Crooked Spoon Cafe
"One or our favorite places. An inspired menu and a passionate chef. Resonably priced. 1940's..."
Dockside Fish Market
"A genuine slice of the North Shore. Once featred in "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" beca..."
South of the Border Cafe
"The local place for breakfast. It's got everything you need... eggs, bacon, toast, hashbrown..."
Grand Marais Playhouse
"Always worth checking out. This is an old church that became a playhouse and art gallery. Ow..."
North House Folk School
"A folk school where you can learn to use your hands in ways you always wanted. A beautiful c..."
Grand Marais Art Colony
"The oldest continuously operating art gallery in Minnesota. This place set the tone for Gran..."
Grand Marais
"Shops, Art Galleries, Live Music, Resturants. Grand Marais is the jewel of the North Shore. ..."
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Grand Marais
Nearest Point of Interest
North House Folk School
Nearest Point of Interest
Grand Marais Art Colony

Art galleries, live music, art education courses, craft educations courses. A wood fired hot tub is available upon request and for a fee at certain times of the year.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Grand Marais, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring Season 2017
12 May 2017 - 8 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£387
for 2 nights
From
£194
From
£207
Fri,Sat
£1,162
£4,323
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2017
9 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£672
for 3 nights
From
£224
From
£237
Fri,Sat
£1,344
£5,188
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4th 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
5 night minimum stay
£1,357
for 5 nights
From
£271
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
HIgh Season 2 2017
7 Jul 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£776
for 3 nights
From
£259
From
£271
Fri,Sat
£1,728
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£327
for 2 nights
From
£163
From
£189
Fri,Sat
£980
£3,631
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £23.19 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.85%

2 night stay is possible if there is a two night opening between two stays. Pet fee is per dog for the first 3 nights. After that it is $10 per dog per night. Additional guests after the first 4 guests are $25 per person per night. Infants under 1 year old are free. Full refund minus credit card fees if cancelled 60 days or more prior to stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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