The Writer's Cabin

$103-199/night

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.

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.

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.

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.

House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Limited accessibility
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 21
Season Night Rate
winterer's gathering 2019
Nov 16, 2019 - Nov 18, 2019
$159.00
Night
$159.00
Thanksgiving 2019
Nov 26, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019
$159.00
Night
$159.00
Christmas 2019
Dec 24, 2019 - Dec 28, 2019
$159.00
Night
$159.00
New Years 2019
Dec 31, 2019 - Jan 1, 2020
$159.00
Night
$159.00
MLK
Jan 17, 2020 - Jan 20, 2020
$159.00
Night
$159.00
Valentines Day
Feb 14, 2020 - Feb 16, 2020
$159.00
Night
$159.00
President's day
Feb 14, 2020 - Feb 17, 2020
$159.00
Night
$159.00
Mother's Day
May 8, 2020 - May 10, 2020
$159.00
Night
$159.00
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22, 2020 - May 25, 2020
$159.00
Night
$159.00
Grand Du Nord
May 22, 2020 - May 24, 2020
$159.00
Night
$159.00
On Season
6/14 - 10/19
$159.00
Night
$159.00
Wooden Boat Show
Jun 19, 2020 - Jun 21, 2020
$159.00
Night
$159.00
Lutsen 99er
Jun 26, 2020 - Jun 28, 2020
$159.00
Night
$159.00
Fisherman's Picnic
Jul 30, 2020 - Aug 2, 2020
$199.00
Night
$199.00
Unplugged
Sep 11, 2020 - Sep 13, 2020
$159.00
Night
$159.00
MEA Weekend
Oct 15, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020
$159.00
Night
$159.00
Off Season
10/20 - 6/13
$109.00
Night
$109.00
Off Season time period
10/20 - 6/13
Winterer's Gathering
Nov 20, 2020 - Nov 22, 2020
$159.00
Night
$159.00
Thanksgiving
Nov 26, 2020 - Nov 29, 2020
$159.00
Night
$159.00
Christmas
Dec 24, 2020 - Dec 27, 2020
$159.00
Night
$159.00
New Years
Dec 31, 2020 - Jan 1, 2021
$159.00
Night
$159.00