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The Writer's Cabin, Affordable And Luxurious, In The Heart Of Town.

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cabin
People
3
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cabin in Grand Marais - The Writer's Cabin

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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Todd and Susan Miller
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2016
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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!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(52 traveller reviews)

The Writer's Cabin, Affordable And Luxurious, In The Heart Of Town.
average rating of 4.9038463 based on 52 reviews
5

Cozy Cottage for Sure!

  • 5 of 5

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.

T. O'Brien

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! Important clarification: it is a queen bed. Todd
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5

A much needed mini-vacation with icing on the cake

  • 5 of 5

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)!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey, thanks a lot. It was nice meeting you guys too, and I really do hope you can get back soon. See you next time, cheers, Todd (And Susan)
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5

Cabin is warm, clean and in a great location. We would definitely stay again.

  • 5 of 5

Loved every part of staying in this cozy cabin. Well stocked kitchen, cozy fireplace and fast internet.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind words. The Danish, as well as some other Scandinavian cultures, have a word for what you are describing. But it doesn't really have an English translation: "Hygge". The best we can do is to say it means "Cozy". I sometimes wonder if we should have called it the Hygge Cabin. Cheers, come again. Todd and Susan
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5

Awesome little cabin

  • 5 of 5

Perfect little cabin with everything you need. Very clean. Jacuzzi was great as was the location. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and for the kind review! Todd and Susan
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4

Cozy Grand Marias cabin

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time, the cabin was perfect for our stay. The location was within walking distance to all restaurants, Artist's Point, coffee shops and art galleries. We discovered the dog park aka horse arena, worked well to burn off a Vizsla's energy. The owner's notes had new recommendations that we visited and found worth tracking down. Several businesses were open that we weren't expecting; we caught the Crooked Spoon for dinner and World's Best Donut was open Monday but we missed it. Color was amazing and the weather was perfect for hiking. Loved the landscaping and felt very private.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review, we are wondering what it would take for you to give us 5 stars!:-)
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5

Writer's Cabin in Grand Marais

  • 5 of 5

This small cabin is charming, spotless and very functional. The owners are available and they have thought of everything to make the stay comfortable. We loved being able to walk to the excellent restaurants, shops, grocery stores (including a co-op). The Angry Trout is our favorite restaurant which specializes in fish but also serves other meats and vegetarian dishes. (Check out their unique restroom, too!) The Drury bookstore has a great selection of current books and a resourcerful manager. The town curves around a lovely picturesque bay of Lake Superior. Don't miss the North Home Folk School which offers over 400 hands-on classes in traditional arts and crafts each year. It is only one block away from the cabin. We certainly recommend this site it to our friends and relatives. We hope to return soon ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

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.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Grand Marais, Minnesota

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
 
Holidays 2016-17
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£398
for 3 nights
From
£133
£795
£3,114
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring season 2017
12 May 2017 - 8 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£265
for 2 nights
From
£133
£795
£3,025
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
High season 2017
9 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£424
for 3 nights
From
£141
£901
£3,605
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4th weekend 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
5 night minimum stay
£796
for 5 nights
From
£159
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
high season 2, 2017
7 Jul 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£424
for 3 nights
From
£141
£901
£3,605
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£174
for 2 nights
From
£87
From
£101
Fri,Sat
£523
£1,957
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20 + 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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Grand Marais, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Jacuzzi , Air bath theraputic massage tub for two
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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
  • diving
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis

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