|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
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.
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
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.
Fantastic location, privacy, economy, and creature comforts!
Within walking of all of Grand Marais. Comfortable. Exactly as described.
The property was gorgeous! I loved the feeling of a little neighborhood within a neighborhood! We can't wait to come back.
We had a wonderful time staying in the writer's cabin. It has all of the conveniences of home. We enjoyed the close proximity to town, the sunken tub, and the great selection of books, and other reading material. We were able to see a wolf up on the Gunflint Trail which was the highlight of our trip! If we could make any suggestions it would be to please consider getting a more comfortable couch. Since we were visiting in late November and early December we spent most evenings in the cabin and we found the couch to be quite uncomfortable. It sinks down and forward and we found we had back aches after sitting for just a short while. Other than that one small inconvenience, we loved our stay!
Todd & Susan,
I stayed at the writers cabin for two nights in mid-November. A combination business and pleasure trip. Had business in Thunder Bay and then the opportunity to hike to High Falls as well as a vigorous hike to Devils Kettle. The cabin is cozy, the twin bed might be a little tight for two ( or fun) . The cabin is well appointed, comfortable nice little kitchen everything you'd need. No hassles at all and everything was very accurate in the description. The Tub was fabulous after a day of hiking. Easy walking distance to downtown and there is good restaurant right across the ally. So convenient I didn't go anywhere else. Thank you for you hospitality. I will certainly stay here again my next time through Grand Marais.
Had to get away for a few days before the snow flew, so I looked for a place to stay up in the Grand Marais area. The Writer's Cabin sounded ideal, so I booked it, and in retrospect have to say that our stay there exceed all expectations. Not only was the location of the cabin perfect wrt to a short walk from town and all the great eateries (including the Voyageur Brewing Company and the Dockside Cafe!), and not only was the location ideal in terms of access to the Superior Hiking Trail (a very short drive up the Gunflint Trail), as well as access to some of the most lovely parts of our fair state (especially Grand Portage state park), to top it off, Todd Miller was an extremely gracious host. He gave us a tour of the Boat House in which he and his wife live, and explained their involvement in the local community and how they ended up in Grand Marais and obtaining and rebuilding their property up there. Also, s a fellow musician, we had a LOT to talk about, and it was rather sad to have to come back home. Can't wait till we get back there again. The Writer's Cabin was extremely cozy and a true gem both in architecture, comfort and location (it is even complete with the same kind of type writer Hemingway used)!
Loved every part of staying in this cozy cabin. Well stocked kitchen, cozy fireplace and fast internet.
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.
|Pet Fee||£20 + Tax|
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.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.