Romantic and cozy getaway suite. Full kitchen. Sleeps up to 4 (2 on the futon).
Teresa and Mike Chmelik
About Teresa and Mike Chmelik
Teresa and Mike Chmelik are the owners and operators of Croftville Road Cottages. They live in the owners quarters of their inn. In an era when most mom and pop resorts along Lake Superior are being closed, Teresa and Mike have built Croftville Road Cottages from a former resort property that had been unoccupied for 10 years. At the same time they have raised their children along Lake Superior in a small town setting and kept outside employment to support themselves while building their business. 2018 marks the first year that Croftville Road Cottages has finally fully supported them. They have done as much of the renovations, repairs, and construction as they can themselves. When that has not sufficed, Teresa and Mike have relied on the help of family, friends, and skilled local craftsmen.
Teresa and Mike Chmelik purchased this Condo in 2003
Why Teresa and Mike Chmelik chose Grand Marais
Teresa and Mike long dreamed of having a resort on Lake Superior. Grand Marais had always been a special place for them. For Teresa, her parents had met as students at the Grand Marais Art Colony in the early 1950's. For Mike, Grand Marais had always been the gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The Chmeliks with the help of their good friends purchased their dream property in July 2003. It was a former resort property unoccupied for 10 years. That summer and fall was spent making the house habitable while living in a borrowed camper trailer until Halloween. The next 3 years were used to clean up the property and extensively renovate the cottages. Croftville Road Cottages opened for business in 2007. In 2011 the Chmeliks decided to reconstruct the house into the main inn for the resort providing living quarters, an office, and 5 vacation suites. In June they bought a travel trailer to live in and serve as an office during the expansion. With a variance granted, the Chmeliks secured financing in June 2013 after the deconstruction and demolition of the old house had already begun. Construction for the inn began in August. The Chmeliks moved into the partially completed inn in October 2016. The first 2 vacation suites in the inn opened in June 2017 and remaining 3 in July 2018.
What makes this Condo unique
We offer an experience reminiscent of days past when small mom and pop resorts were found all along the North Shore. However, our cozy cottages and luxurious suites are among the finest vacation rentals along Lake Superior. The inviting and romantic cottages and suites are impeccably clean and meticulously maintained. Nestled on 540ft of rocky shoreline, we are conveniently located just 3 miles from downtown Grand Marais on the lakeside of scenic Croftville Road known as the "walking road".
Large party events require prior approval.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Pets allowed in Cottage #3 & Inn Suites #6 and #7.
Children are welcome.
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
2 night minimum stays on weekends. 3 night minimum stays on holidays and special events. No cleaning fees. We do charge for extra guests.
Automatic 20% discount for 7 or more night stays. Ask for our 10% discount for 3 to 6 night stays in your reservation request.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
We booked this trip on a whim and were absolutely delighted with how it turned out! The lodging was far better than we anticipated. The space was cozy, yet had enough room for whatever we needed. We loved the view, fireplace, and hot tub. The owners were beyond gracious and extremely helpful to us. We will absolutely return and have recommended the Inn at Croftville Road Cottages to our friends and family already. THANKS for a wonderful weekend!
Great Weekend Getaway
My friend and I had a great time at the cottages. They are nicely furnished and provide great views of Lake Superior. The wood fireplace was great in the evenings.
Beautiful, fantastic property and view, only one flaw
What a beautiful property - well-equipped, great kitchen, amazing comfortable bed, breathtaking views... everything so perfect and we absolutely loved the place. But there is one flaw - it seems like it would be a peaceful retreat, but it is definitely not a quiet place (and I am partially hearing impaired.) The unit is a part of the main house, and the owners live right through the wall and can be heard clearly. As people who don’t watch tv, it was strange to search for white noise on YouTube just to try to mask all of the conversations and tv shows next to us. We could even hear the laundry through the wall... it’s an LG- it makes the same sounds as ours at home.
Truly, it is the only flaw... so if quiet isn’t a priority for you, or you’re used to having the tv on or music playing, the place is absolutely perfect.
Awesome weekend getaway
Beautiful location, nice people, comfortable cottages even in below zero winter weather. And did I mention location? You really can't get any closer to Lake Superior. Highly recommend!