The Lighthouse. Affordable and unique lodging overlooking the harbor.

$116-199/night

The 'Lighthouse' is a special lodging overlooking the town and harbor of Grand Marais from it's center. You are right in the heart of town within a block of everything- yet comfortably removed when you need a breather. You can sit up in bed and view the harbor and the big lake beyond. There is covered parking that leads to the stairway that takes you up to the Lighthouse. The view of the old harbor from the balcony is stunning. There is a wrought iron table and chairs on the balcony for relaxing. Inside the Lighthouse you will find a queen bed, tile shower and bathroom, galley kitchen, custom dining table for two, LCD TV with Direct TV and blueray. The bed is set at an angle and faces southeast to capture the views of the harbor in the morning through large windows. 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.  There are transom windows around the perimeter of the apartment so that if you stand in the center you have a 360 degree view of the sky. Notice how it changes as the day progresses. Observe the color differences around sunset or early in the morning as the Great Lake passes through it's moods. The ceiling is very high and is vaulted and timberframed with unique 'Dragon Beams' from local timberframe artisans. Topping the lighthouse is an octagonal cupola that lets light in all day and moonlight at night. And on top of the cuppola is a custom copper ball, in keeping with the lighthouses of the North Shore. An antique ship's light occupies the cuppola and can guide you as you walk home after a night of festivities in the town. Seagulls are your companions and you may hear their webby feet tapping on the roof in the morning. Watch the fog roll in and out from your bed while you drink your morning coffee, and listen to the strains of local live music as the town celebrates the short summers at night. The gally kitchen is small but thoroughly modern with all the necessities. The Lighthouse is above the 'North Shore Fisherman's Cabin', a restored historic log home and is next door to the 'Writer's Cabin' and 'The Boathouse' a recently constructed timberframe home that is the residence of the owners. You are always welcome to drop in to the Boathouse and see what project is under way. Currently the owner is building an Alaskan skiff. If you are traveling with a large group, consider including the neighboring Fisherman's and Writer's cabins which share the property. There is capacity for a group of 12 or so if you rent all the cabins. You can get the whole family reunion or wedding group on one site! The Lighthouse is known for it's inspiring charm. There have been plays and musicals written here, a handfull of proposals, and a good number of honeymoons. Come share the fantastic energy that is The Lighthouse.

The owners and managers of the Lighthouse 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 and currently serves on the Planning and Zoning board. He is also active in community projects with area youth and founded the Grand Marais Music Collaborative, a 501 3c non profit benefiting area youth and musicians. 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: 2
  • Limited accessibility
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 21
Season Night Rate
On Season
6/14 - 10/19
$179.00
Night
$179.00
Unplugged 2019
Sep 13, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019
$179.00
Night
$179.00
MEA
Oct 17, 2019 - Oct 19, 2019
$179.00
Night
$179.00
Off Season
10/20 - 6/13
$119.00
Night
$119.00
winterer's gathering 2019
Nov 16, 2019 - Nov 18, 2019
$159.00
Night
$159.00
Thanksgiving 2019
Nov 26, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019
$179.00
Night
$179.00
Christmas 2019
Dec 24, 2019 - Dec 28, 2019
$179.00
Night
$179.00
New Years 2019
Dec 31, 2019 - Jan 1, 2020
$179.00
Night
$179.00
MLK
Jan 17, 2020 - Jan 20, 2020
$179.00
Night
$179.00
Valentines Day
Feb 14, 2020 - Feb 16, 2020
$179.00
Night
$179.00
President's day
Feb 14, 2020 - Feb 17, 2020
$179.00
Night
$179.00
Mother's Day
May 8, 2020 - May 10, 2020
$179.00
Night
$179.00
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22, 2020 - May 25, 2020
$179.00
Night
$179.00
Grand Du Nord
May 22, 2020 - May 24, 2020
$179.00
Night
$179.00
Wooden Boat Show
Jun 19, 2020 - Jun 21, 2020
$179.00
Night
$179.00
Lutsen 99er
Jun 26, 2020 - Jun 28, 2020
$179.00
Night
$179.00
Fisherman's Picnic
Jul 30, 2020 - Aug 2, 2020
$199.00
Night
$199.00
Unplugged
Sep 11, 2020 - Sep 13, 2020
$179.00
Night
$179.00
MEA Weekend
Oct 15, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020
$179.00
Night
$179.00
Winterer's Gathering
Nov 20, 2020 - Nov 22, 2020
$159.00
Night
$159.00
Thanksgiving
Nov 26, 2020 - Nov 29, 2020
$179.00
Night
$179.00
Christmas
Dec 24, 2020 - Dec 27, 2020
$179.00
Night
$179.00
New Years
Dec 31, 2020 - Jan 1, 2021
$179.00
Night
$179.00
Rates include 2 people, a 3rd person is not really recommended. Pets are not allowed at this property. Book directly for the lowest possible price by booking here on Grand Marais Vacation Rentals.