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You could not ask for more than Babe's Place! This house offers easy walking to all of Grand Marais' amenities including the beach, restaurants, shopping, entertainment and we are a very short drive to all Pictured Rocks east end attractions, including hiking, kayaking, bicycling, rock hounding, hunting and all motorized trails. All of this AND your accommodations are in a comfortable and peaceful location nestled against the Grand Marais ridge on a quiet dead end street. Babe's Place is perfect for any type of visit to Grand Marais! With two queen bedrooms and one and a half baths there is ample room for a family, two couples, a girl's weekend, your snow mobile group or a romantic for any occasion! We also feature Wi Fi and Direct TV with an upgraded package including 20 sports channels! Babe's has the added convenience of a car and a half garage to store your outdoor toys, fishing and hunting gear. While we do not permit pets at this time we do allow hunting dogs crated/kenneled on premises making Babe's the perfect place to stay for all of Grand Marais' attractions! Welcome!!
John moved here with his family in 1984 and has built a trusted contracting business. He has built or improved on many of the homes in town and surrounding area. He is known as a craftsman and has an artistic eye. Toni's family moved here in 1993 and she visited for years moving here in 2013. She is a yoga instructor, baker and artist. Look for her yoga classes taught in town throughout the year and come by to say hi and sample of her backed goods at the Farmers Market held every weekend Memorial Day through Mid-September.
The Babe's property is owned by John Morrison and has been in his family for years! John's family is part of Grand Marais history owning one of the original farms that supported the Grand Marais residents. His grandmother's baked goods still spark the memories of the locals!! John is in co-ownership with Toni Whaley who manages the property. Her family moved here in 1993 after finding Grand Marais while exploring the Upper Peninsula and found this magical place.
Babe's is located on a quiet dead end street nestled against the natural ridge that runs along the south side of the village. It boasts a 1 1/2 car garage that allows storage of all of your outdoor toys so bring your kayaks, skis, snowmobiles, ATVs! Bring it all and come enjoy the Grand Marais outdoors or just come sit on the patio, enjoy the fire and take a short 3 block walk to the downtown area for good food, libations and even some weekend live entertainment!!
Positive's :The place was easy to find. It was close to town for walking. For a two night stay it was fine.Two bedrooms, each had a double or very small queen in them. Having a kitchen was great, but they didn't have a cookie sheet or tray.
Negatives: I was expecting a cottage, not a pole barn that was converted into an efficiency. The garage had a bad musty ,moldy smell, that if you didn't keep the door closed the smell would permeate into the living area.
Don't let the outside fool ya! The interior was WONDERFUL!! Bedrooms were comfortable, kitchen was WELL stocked, bathrooms clean.... We felt right at home. Grand Marais was a great place to make our home-base. We traveled from Babe's Place to Whitefish Point and Munising. Perfect location to explore the UP. We would cook dinner then walked to town for ice cream then to the bay. Or breakfast, then a short walk to the bakery. And our adult time was either by the fire pit or a short walk to the Lake Superior Brewing Co. FYI... we had limited cell service and no wifi. The adults LOVED IT! The kids sat on deck off the den (the only place to get service.) We enjoyed our time and look forward to visiting again!!
Really enjoyed our 4 night stay at Babe's Place. We were attending the Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium and needed space for all our gear and comfortable surroundings to rest and relax in. We weren't disappointed.
Clean and well appointed, the only think missing that we would have appreciated was WIFI. The walk through garage space was perfect for drying and airing out our paddling gear and storing my kayak trailer securely while we were there. The house/cabin is situated at the end of a dead end street with woods on one side - lovely birdsong in the morning/evening and a friendly neighbor on the other. I'd definitely rent here again.
We had a nice 2 night stay here. As I was searching for places to stay many had a 3 night minimum. We just did not have time for 3 nights and this was one of the few that offered the 2 nights. It was perfect for me and my 2 former exchange students. The place was a quick walk from the harbor. It was stocked with all that we needed and the extra half bath was a plus. We did lose power on the first morning, but it did not interfere with anything and it was back on when we returned from our day trip. We enjoyed touring nearby attractions.
We loved our stay at Babe's Place. The house was clean, the beds were comfortable and it was very quiet. It is the perfect place to stay if you want to be tech free because there is no wifi or signal at the house and that was fine by us. It is also a great place to stay if someone has trouble walking because there were only two steps into the house. My father, who has trouble walking and lifting his legs, was able to navigate his way in and out with no problem. The bathroom is not conveniently located for those in the east bedroom who need it in the night but we managed. Grand Marais is a favorite place of ours because it is a peaceful, beautiful little town. The people are friendly and helpful and the beach is only a few blocks away. You must visit the agate museum; it's a real gem! We would definitely rent this house again. Thank you John and Toni.
We are avid snowmobilers and love riding in the UP around Grand Marais and Seney. Babe's place was very accommodating for me, my husband and 2 young children. Babe's place was very clean, had nice linens, towels and kitchen amenities. Our kids absolutely loved our stay and liked playing on the snow hills outside. The owners were so kind to leave us some fresh goodies to eat as well! We will definitely visit again next year!
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