The Horizon- Life as Art

  • Follow the path to the Horizon
    Follow the path to the Horizon
  • The micro village of "Tre Sostre". The Horizon is on the left.
    The micro village of "Tre Sostre". The Horizon is on the left.
  • Cozy, with breath taking panoramic views.
    Cozy, with breath taking panoramic views.
  • Gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances.
    Gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances.
  • One of the North Shore's most spectacular balconies.
    One of the North Shore's most spectacular balconies.
  • The village in winter.
    The village in winter.
  • Incredible architectural elements throughout.
    Incredible architectural elements throughout.
  • Thanks to Midwest home for the feature!
    Thanks to Midwest home for the feature!
  • That's the Horizon on the left. Part of the Tre Sostre micro neighborhood.
    That's the Horizon on the left. Part of the Tre Sostre micro neighborhood.
  • Nestled in to the town near the harbor, with the Sawtooth Ridge as a backup
    Nestled in to the town near the harbor, with the Sawtooth Ridge as a backup
  • Your lucky number.
    Your lucky number.
  • Private stone patio
    Private stone patio
  • A very special place, Grand Marais is the jewel of the North Shore
    A very special place, Grand Marais is the jewel of the North Shore
  • Work area.
    Work area.
  • The harbor with the Sawtooth ridge in the background.
    The harbor with the Sawtooth ridge in the background.
  • Clean and modern bathrooms with modern fixtures and rain head showers.
    Clean and modern bathrooms with modern fixtures and rain head showers.
  • Cozy reading spot with outstanding, panoramic views.
    Cozy reading spot with outstanding, panoramic views.
  • View from the living room to the outer harbor and Coast Guard Station in winter.
    View from the living room to the outer harbor and Coast Guard Station in winter.
$179-399/night
Sleeps 1-6

The Horizon is proudly in keeping with the new Up North Modern movement. Other than her sister properties theSkyHouse, and the smaller Aurora, there is nothing like this anywhere on Earth. These are a very unique, and are a limited edition design intended to inspire, not just provide a roof over your head. Enjoy the unique beauty of Grand Marais from this most unique and beautiful home.The Horizon is local couple Todd and Susan Miller’s newest addition to their exclusive list of vacation rental properties in the heart of Grand Marais near the harbor. Designed by celebrated Minnesota architect David Salmela to capture all the needs and dreams of a visitor to Grand Marias, we hope this will be the coolest lodging in America’s Coolest Small Town. By design the Horizon provides for all the needs of a vacationing party of up to 6 people in a 1264 Sq. Ft. home. In addition, the Horizon provides an inspiring modern space that allows for privacy among those sharing the lodging, and also provides a great room area on the top floor with breathtaking views of the Grand Marais harbor, the neighborhood, and the town close by. Many of our guests ache for a connection with nature (with high thread count sheets), reconnection with each other, and permission to come to a full stop for deep rest. No one says this out loud, but we think that’s their intrinsic motivation. Everything is in walking distance from our little micro community in the heart of Grand Marais. Imagine the best exclusive lodge experience without sharing walls or having to pass through a front desk. Every restaurant, bar, coffee shop, gallery and Grand Marais' famous beach are all within a very short stroll from your private residence. The home is designed in modern Nordic fashion based on the original Stabur design- a work building commonly seen in Northern Europe. This design culminates a timeline of Scandinavian and Nordic design that the Miller’s began on the property next door that also honored northern work buildings in the roots of their designs. There is off street parking under a sod roofed carport. Here is a brief tour of the property and the Horizon: Begin by driving right in to the heart of Grand Marais by the harbor. Turn left up the hill 1/2 block. Pull in to the parking area just outside of the lodging. Walk past the amazing dry stack bluestone walls to the entry area and pass under the nordic arch to the front door. You will know you are at the Horizon by the red accents. Once inside there is plenty of room for the whole group to shake off the snow, hang the coats and set down the skis or snowshoes. To get to bedroom one head down David Salmela’s trademark stairway one half flight. On the way there is plenty of cabinetry, as well as a bathroom and the bedroom with built in cabinets, desk, and a walk out to your own private dry stacked bluestone patio. The floors are heated. To get to bedroom two, head up from the entry to bedroom two passed built in cabinets, bath number two, and bedroom 2's wrap around balcony. Each bedroom is separated by a soundproofed floor for maximum privacy. Continuing up the inspiring staircase leads you to the primary gathering area on the top floor. This area is bright and airy and has expansive windows, a remarkable view of the town and harbor, Lake Superior and the private grounds. There is a fully modern and capable kitchen, an architect designed built in sofa and contemporary gas fireplace. The sofa can sleep two individuals in single sleeper fashion. Note the unique skylight with modern light treatments and the push button electronic pop up television that you can leave hidden if you wish. There is also a wrap around deck on this top level with fantastic view of the rooftops and harbor and the town. The entire home has slate floors and modern cabinets. Clear grained Douglas fir ceiling are througout the entire home. There is a utility room with full size washer and dryer. Everything about the Horizon is designed with environmental sustainability in mind. These homes have an incredibly small footprint both structurally and environmentally. The foundations were designed to take up as little of the yard as possible- by being small at the start and increasing as you go up just like the old Stabur upon which this design is based. The energy efficiency is profound because these are composed of structurally insulated panels which are incredibly efficient. No cost has been spared to make the Horizon the highest quality, most significant architectural addition to Grand Marais’ beautiful landscape. We hope you will find it warm, welcoming, and a once in a lifetime experience in one of the world’s most magical places.

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 and planning commission for many years. He is also active in community projects with area youth and founded the Grand Marais Music Collaborative, a 5013c non profit focused on raising funds for music lessons for 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.

House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Limited accessibility
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 21
Season Night Week
7 nights
Rate
Christmas 2019
Dec 24, 2019 - Dec 28, 2019
$349.00
Night
$349.00
New Years 2019
Dec 31, 2019 - Jan 1, 2020
$349.00
Night
$349.00
MLK
Jan 17, 2020 - Jan 20, 2020
$349.00
Night
$349.00
Valentines Day
Feb 14, 2020 - Feb 16, 2020
$349.00
Night
$349.00
President's day
Feb 14, 2020 - Feb 17, 2020
$349.00
Night
$349.00
Mother's Day
May 8, 2020 - May 10, 2020
$349.00
Night
$349.00
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22, 2020 - May 25, 2020
$349.00
Night
$349.00
Grand Du Nord
May 22, 2020 - May 24, 2020
$349.00
Night
$349.00
On Season time period
6/14 - 10/19
$349.00 $2,199.00
Night
$349.00
Week – 7 nights
$2,199.00
Wooden Boat Show
Jun 19, 2020 - Jun 21, 2020
$349.00
Night
$349.00
Lutsen 99er
Jun 26, 2020 - Jun 28, 2020
$349.00
Night
$349.00
Fisherman's Picnic
Jul 30, 2020 - Aug 2, 2020
$399.00
Night
$399.00
Unplugged
Sep 11, 2020 - Sep 13, 2020
$349.00
Night
$349.00
MEA Weekend
Oct 15, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020
$349.00
Night
$349.00
Off Season time period
10/20 - 6/13
$189.00
Night
$189.00
Winterer's Gathering
Nov 20, 2020 - Nov 22, 2020
$329.00
Night
$329.00
Thanksgiving
Nov 26, 2020 - Nov 29, 2020
$349.00
Night
$349.00
Christmas
Dec 24, 2020 - Dec 27, 2020
$349.00
Night
$349.00
New Years
Dec 31, 2020 - Jan 1, 2021
$349.00
Night
$349.00
Rates do not include pet fees (dogs only), and please look closely at the total number of guests included in the base rate with your stay. Additional guests are charged per night as described in the pricing area.