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Where To Stay In Grand Marais, Minnesota - Updated 2020

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Grand Marais is located on the far tip of northern Minnesota, and it happens to be one of the most photogenic places you will ever find in the state. It is a magnet for all kinds of travelers, given that it has a nice combination of things that you can do and see. The Gunflint Trail is always busy with hikers, bikers, and canoeists and for those who don’t have a heart for the outdoors, there is a full array of comfort in the art galleries, bistros, and the gift shops available in the region. In simple terms, Grand Marais has something for everyone. On where to stay in Grand Marais, Minnesota, you have a myriad of options at your disposal, including the ones listed below.

Vacation rentals

1. East Bay Suites (from USD 238)

Waking up to beautiful views of green grass and calm lake waters are some of the pleasantries that come with staying at East Bay Suites in Grand Marais. The accommodation options in this facility not only offer the great views, but also comes with spacious rooms that feature a large sitting area, fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, microwave, and a private bathroom with a shower, hairdryer and free toiletries. For some outdoor adventure, and depending on your time of visit, you will have the pleasure of going biking or skiing in the mountains.

East Bay Suites

Address: 21 East Wisconsin Street

Parking Board games/puzzles Non-smoking rooms Free parking Fire extinguishers Private parking Smoke alarms Fishing

2. Gunflint Lodge (from USD 130)

It is a simple lodge, but one that will be a true paradise for outdoor lovers. The lodge is located 70km (43.4miles) along the Gunflint Trail, which makes it a wilderness resort, but one with access to the south shore of Lake Gunflint. The cabins have well-furnished sleeping areas fitted with king and queen beds, a living room with a fireplace, a full kitchen, a private sauna, and indoor and outdoor tabs – depending on the units you choose. Further icing on the cake is the fact that you will have access to kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and hiking trails, as well as guided naturalist activities as part of your accommodation package.

3. Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B (from USD 120)

Think of Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B as a river lodge nicely nestled inside a natural forest and with private beach access. All rooms have spacious dining areas, a private deck, a kitchen and a private bathroom with extras such as bathrobes, free toiletries, and slippers. There is also a flat-screen TV with satellite channels in each room. Shared amenities for guest’s comfort and convenience include a sun terrace, a barbeque, and free Wi-Fi.

Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B

Address: 11 Poplar Creek Drive

Heating Cycling Walking tours Garden Beachfront Parking Ski-to-door access Daily housekeeping


4. The Lighthouse: a loft studio apartment (from USD 183)

The Lighthouse is located right at the heart of Grand Marais, and this puts you just a block from everything – restaurants, shops, transportation, etc. It is a one-bed studio apartment featuring a queen bed, galley kitchen, a dining area with a custom dining table, tile shower and bathroom, LCD TV with satellite channels and Bluray and coffee-making facilities. The kitchen is fully stocked and it has all the appliances, including utensils you may need to prepare homemade meals. And from inside the house, you will be treated to wonderful views of the harbor or the lake, depending on whether you are in the bedroom or in the seating area.

The Lighthouse. Affordable and unique lodging overlooking the harbor.
Grand Marais, Minnesota, United States
166 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great light and views in the apartment
sweet little one-roomed place with a great view of the lake and town from the bed
the lighthouse is an attractive comfortable space perched high affording a view of the lake
the studio room with kitchenette is magical and fits right into grand marais' artsy and outdoorsy community
small space with a comfy bed great windows and deck
very clean convenient and cozy
very clean and has everything you need
todd's place is clean and lovely
it is very well equipped and very clean
the space felt clean bright and energetic to both of us
todd was very responsive to our questions
a lovely host
todd and susan are excellent hosts
todd and susan miller were wonderful hosts
todd’s a super responsive and helpful host
great location to shops and restaurants
the location is great you can walk most places
beautiful studio in a great location
the location was quiet but an easy walk to restaurants and shops
within walking distance to everything in grand marais
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5. New downtown apartment (from USD 149)

This is a newly renovated single bedroom apartment conveniently located in downtown Grand Marais, implying that you will have great access to all the action in Grand Marais. It is in a private and quiet location, with everything you will ever need for a decent stay. The living room is tastefully furnished, and the kitchen will be fully stocked for your entire stay duration. There is private access for the guests, as well as private parking, hence, no hassles in coming in or out of the place. It is very convenient if you are looking for a nice but quiet place right within downtown.

NEW Downtown Apartment. Walk everywhere. CLEAN
Grand Marais, Minnesota, United States
95 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
well appointed 1 bed/1 sofa bed space with nice kitchen and big internet enabled tv
sunny with two big south facing windows in the kitchen and living areas
the house is very clean; it has a full kitchen and bathroom and the wifi signal is strong
ben’s place is great the whole space is very updated with a beautiful kitchen bathroom and bedroom
the apartment was clean and had all the amenities we needed to have a relaxing time
clean and so comfortable
space was clean and smelled fresh/neutral
very clean comfortable and spacious
the apartment was very clean and comfortable
super clean and everything is nice and new
friendly and accommodating host
benjamin was very quick with his responses and a great host
he was a great host too
benjamin was a great host he was super fast at responding to any of my questions
benjamin was very responsive and went out of his way to make us feel at home
terrific location within walking distance to downtown
loved the location being so close in walking distance
great location to walk to town
the location is awesome
the location is walkable around the village which was great
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6. Contemporary two-bedroom apartment (from USD 250)

This apartment is also conveniently located in the heart of Grand Marais downtown and it comes with two beds and three baths, giving it the capacity to comfortably sleep up to six guests. The living room is nicely furnished with a cozy couch. The kitchen comes equipped with a cooker, refrigerator, and a microwave, as well as enough utensils for your cooking needs during your stay. It also has locked entry for any guest who would have the need for extra storage for larger items such as bikes and coolers. And on top of everything, when you are inside the apartment, you will be treated to very nice views of Lake Superior and downtown.

Contemporary 2 Bedroom with incredible lake views
Grand Marais, Minnesota, United States
64 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was extremely clean the furnishings were nice and comfortable
comfortable beds nice linens and towels and a great tv (prime video access to netflix hulu etc
the beds were comfy and we were able to watching some great movies
the beds were comfortable too
felt very comfortable and had all we needed for making meals in the kitchen
clean and comfy
this apartment is super clean comfortable and spacious
would highly recommend staying here it’s clean and spacious
the apartment is super clean modern stylish and comfortable
wonderful apartment - clean modern airy and comfortable
the host ben was very responsive to our questions
benjamin was an amazing host
benjamin was very helpful always responding quickly to questions
super quick responses from benjamin when we had any questions was really helpful when planning our trip
he was very helpful and accommodating to our needs
great space- close to town
excellent location in grand marais within walking distance to everything in downtown
an easy few minute walk to downtown
beautiful place centrally located in the heart of grand marais
the location is very close to the center of grand marais
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7. Superior one-bedroom apartment (from USD 161)

This is a fully furnished one-bedroom apartment in Grand Marais with easy access to downtown, Grand Marais Art Colony, North House Folk School, Lake Superior, downtown and a myriad of parks and trails in the area. The apartment has a fully stocked kitchen with all the appliances and utensils you may need to prepare your meals during your stay. The apartment also offers games and DVDs for your entertainment during those days when you desire to have a quiet night, and there is also a front porch where you can always relax in the evening following a long day of traversing the Grand Marais trails.

Basecamp Bungalows - Superior Suite
Grand Marais, Minnesota, United States
84 reviews
Entire serviced apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
you can even enjoy views of lake superior while eating breakfast and plotting your adventures for the day
liked having a full kitchen (no dishwasher)
a kitchen to cook in a patio to relax on and tidy rooms for sleeping and hanging out
perfect size for 2 people with comfortable bed and kitchen/living room separate
the evenings were cool and we slept well on very comfortable beds
very clean and effortless stay
super clean well outfitted
the apartment is really clean and cozy
good prices very clean the decor was great
this apartment is spotless well-equipped and warmly decorated
friendly owners and responded quickly to any questions
the owner is very easy to communicate
extremely nice rooms with a fantastic host
that was very nice and friendly touch
hosts are easy to communicate with and made our stay so nice we plan to return
nice location within easy walking distance to town
easy walk to everything
the location is really great and everything is in walking distance
great location to drive for trails
it’s close to the little downtown of grand marais a lovely short walking distance
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8. Apartment with a view of Lake Superior (from USD 229)

This two-bedroom apartment is located in the heart of Grand Marais, and it is ideal for a family vacation in the region. It is incredibly spacious, clean, and fully furnished. From both the bedrooms, guests will have amazing views of Grand Marais downtown, as well as the beautiful Lake Superior. The kitchen has all the essentials that a family may need for fixing quick meals, and the living room comes with a comfy sofa set and flat-screen television. One of the bedrooms has a queen bed, while the other one has a twin bed, with each of them having bathrooms with the necessary supplies. Though all types of guests will find a true home in this apartment, it will make a perfect vacation rental for families.

Views of everything, walk everywhere...
Grand Marais, Minnesota, United States
59 reviews
Entire apartment 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is a nice tv with a variety of apps and also wifi
you get a nice view of town & the lake from the living room windows
best pull out sofa bed we’ve ever slept in
lots of air movement make this cool and comfortable even in the heat of summer
his apartment is beautiful very clean open design with beautiful views of lake superior
super clean newly remodeled space
the space was very clean
it was clean and inviting
ben's place is clean and nicely remodeled
apartment was modern clean and cozy
ben your host is super
ben was a great host- highly responsive
benjamin is a quick and responsive host
host was very nice and the check in was great
this is the place to stay in grand marais benjamin is an amazing host that cares about his renters
great location and nice place
great location and nice place
great location easy to find
easy access to everything we wanted to walk to
great location within walking distance of almost all grand marais attractions
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9. Cozy Grand Marais apartment

It is a clean, comfortable and private apartment located minutes away from Lake Superior, YMCA, North House Folk School, restaurants and lots of trails and parks. Attractions such as National Forest, inland lakes, and the Boundary Waters Wilderness are all within driving distances, making this one-bedroom apartment greatly convenient for adventure seekers in Grand Marais. The bedroom has a queen bed, while the kitchen is well equipped with appliances and utensils to help you prepare your home meals. The living area is decently sized, and fitted with a comfortable couch and two chairs. There is a lot of space outdoors, and you will surely enjoy the views as well as the fresh breeze coming from Lake Superior.

Around The Corner: Cozy Grand Marais Apartment
Grand Marais, Minnesota, United States
33 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we enjoyed our stay at around the corner - it was cozy and welcoming
everything was very clean
it was extremely clean and comfortable
the room is clean
jennifer's place was very comfortable clean and just perfect in every way
this place was very clean and had everything we needed to cook meals and make snacks
jennifer is a wonderful host and provides a cozy home in grand marais
jennifer as a host is incredible excellent response times and great suggestions for hikes in the area
jennifer is a very nice host
cute place very helpful host
jennifer was a generous responsive and knowledgeable host
the location is great
the location is great a 10-15 minute walk from downtown grand marais
cute and cozy place to stay
great location if you are taking a class at the folk school
cute place with loads of personality
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10. Beautiful log cabin

Lutsen Log Lodge 14 is a beautiful three-bedroom cabin located on Ski Hill Road. The cabin has two levels, with the main level housing two private bedrooms and a bathroom. The second level has a master bedroom with a private bath as well as a jetted tub. There is an open kitchen area with all the appliances and utensils needed for meal preparation. The kitchen area opens up to a living area where there are a gas fireplace and a small entertainment center.

Lutsen Log Lodge 14 is a beautiful log cabin located in the heart of Lutsen on Ski Hill Road next to Superior National Golf Course.
Lutsen, Minnesota, United States
20 reviews
Entire cabin 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
it was clean and tidy
the cabin was clean comfortable and beautiful
really nice cabin very comfortable and clean
the inside was nice clean and so cozy perfect fall weekend to be on the north shore
we all enjoyed our stay this week at cabin 14 it was quiet and clean
very comfortable cabin close to lutsen
great location easy to get on and off 61 close to all parks
great location to walk to north shore winery or drive to lutsen mountain
beautiful cabin and location but had some one time unusual issues
awesome place close to the ski resort will definitely be back
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Enjoy your stay in Grand Marais

If you are in need of a place to stay in Grand Marais, Minnesota, then the above options should suffice. Whether you prefer staying in vacation rentals or apartments, the above will give you the comfort and convenience you need for a decent stay.

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