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.
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.
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.
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.
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 LighthouseGrand Marais, Minnesota, United States
Top guest reviewsSweet little one-roomed place with a great view of the lake and town from the bedThe Lighthouse is an attractive comfortable space perched high affording a view of the lakeThe 360 degree windows provide beautiful natural light and a cozy spacefireplace- double sided to enjoy in either the living room or the master bedroom-and the balcony with table and two chairsThe Lighthouse is extremely cleanThe space felt clean bright and energetic to both of usIt is very well equipped and very cleanThere's a view of the water and the location can't be beatit was perfectly clean and the ideal size for our three-day trip
Host:He simply met us at the Lighthouse and showed us to new accommodations-He raved about the designPerfect studio with high ceilingsTodd and Susan were lovely very responsive hostsWe so appreciate the attention to each detail They even - very thoughtfully reached out to offer an additional day - and we are so very happy we didRead more reviewsVoyaguer Brewing Bluewater Cafe shopsThe location was quiet but an easy walk to restaurants and shopsIt is in a great location within walking distance to the local brewery and some restaurantsGreat peaceful space in a very convenient locationGreat location to shops and restaurants
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. CLEANGrand Marais, Minnesota, United States
Top guest reviewsIt was quiet and privateWell appointed 1 bed/1 sofa bed space with nice kitchen and big internet enabled TVThe apartment was a good sizeThe apartment is modern and comfy Loved the kitchenetteOne matter was outlet in bathroomThe apartment was very clean and comfortableGreat locations and very clean stayJust as described Great clean place Very close to everythingWe were very comfortable and slept wellVery clean quiet and comfortable for the 4 of us
Host:is super responsive and helpfulHis home was very cuteHe was a great host toonice soft and high qualityHe was a wonderful host with great communication looking forward to visiting againRead more reviewsTerrific location within walking distance to downtownOne block from the center of itAll the restaurants and shops and the North House Folk School are in easy walking distanceWithin walking distance to everything that Grand Marais has to offerIt's close to everything in downtown Grand Marais
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 viewsGrand Marais, Minnesota, United States
Top guest reviewsalthough only a few of them actually open (Two in the kitchen one in each bedroom and one in the bathroomIt was neat and pretty beds comfortable andGreat space- close to townThe second bedroom is a bit darkAiry light-filled spacious place with a nice balcony / porch on the lake side overlooking the town of Grand MaraisVery clean pictures are accurateThe apartment is super clean and a great locationThe apartment is super cleanThis apartment is super clean comfortable and spaciousWe loved how close it was to everything; we were able to walk to everything we wanted to do
Host:Great person to work with as wellBenjamin was very helpful always responding quickly to questionsBenjamin was a great host and communication was always quick and easyBen is a great host - he was responsive to our queries and gave clear instructionsThe host Ben was very responsive to our questionsRead more reviewsThe location is very close to the center of Grand MaraisEasy walk to everything in Grand Marais and a great central location for day hikesIt is easy walking distance to everything in downtown Grand MaraisThe location is fantastic and an easy walk to any sights in Grand MaraisWe also enjoyed being able to walk from his place and explore Grand Marais
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 SuiteGrand Marais, Minnesota, United States
Top guest reviewsThe space is larger than we expected and has a great kitchen with all the necessary dishes and utensils provided for cookingCould sleep up to 3 peopleParking was easy - had a spot right in the parking lotWi-fi connection is great a nice shower with plenty of hot waterWe loved staying here - very convenient and clean Comfortable and plenty of room for cooking and hanging outvery clean and beautifully litGreat location and everything is as picturedThe property was very nicely decorated and super comfortable:) Everything was clean and it was so nice to be able to bring our pup along LocationThe place was spotless clean on arrival and the style was hip and quaint
Host:was great and worked perfectly for usthe Superior Suite fit all of our needs and exceeded our expectationsIt is also dog friendly which is a must for us Very cool spotwell appointed rooms and helpful hostsEasy minimal instructions made it a breeze to checkin and out Would definitely use againRead more reviewsContemporary space within walking distance of all Grand Marais downtown shops and restaurantsGreat location just a couple blocks from townIt is an easy walk to downtown Grand Marais which makes the location truly exceptionalAnd nice Location is an easy walk into town too Great placeThere were lots of good tips on local businesses provided
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
Top guest reviewsTop marks for the cozy master bedroom bedThe bed and bedding were so comfortableThe kitchen appliances potsThe beds are comfy and there is plenty of room for 4 to 6 peopleYou get a nice view of town & the lake from the living room(3 separate sleeping areas)The space was very cleanThe place was very clean and had all amenitiesLocation was tremendous and it had wonderful views Would definitely recommend for groups of 4-6 peopleBen's place is clean and nicely remodeled
Host:He was immediately attentive to our one request--really friendly guyHe said there wasn't but said he could was going to Duluth and offered to pick one up which he did which was very niceThe owner responses really quick to any asksBenjamin was responsive to communicationsBenjamin was attentive and checked in with us but was not at all intrusiveRead more reviewswalk to shops restaurantThe Holiday gas station is a block away and Voyageur Brewing is withing stumbling distanceBenjamin's place was in a great location in Grand Marais within a very short walking distance to restaurants shops waterTruly walking distance to everything in downtown Grand MaraisDowntown is just a couple of blocks away
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 ApartmentGrand Marais, Minnesota, United States
Top guest reviewsThe bed upstairs was super comfortableCute and cozy little apartment that feels like homeThe place itself is cozyWe enjoyed using the kitchen to prepare meals and relaxing in the little living room at the end of the day Would absolutely stay here againThe place is very niceThis place was very clean and had everything we needed to cook meals and make snacksIt was extremely clean and comfortableComfortable charming and clean
Host:well laid out and well stockedtoiletries DVDs fully equipped kitchen and more Jennifer was a generous responsive and knowledgeable hostJennifer is an excellent host and a great communicatorJennifer is a wonderful host andJennifer is a very warm and helpful personRead more reviewslots of places to sit in the living area and a great location to walk into townThe location is great a 10-15 minute walk from downtown Grand MaraisIt was away from the noisier downtown area but very close to everythingCute and cozy place to stay Located right up the street from shops restaurants and the lakeif you ask Quaint cute place
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
Top guest reviewsit was very loud (sounded like a jet plane) in the bedroom below itand it was double bookedAs soon as I got ahold of herThe cabin was clean comfortable and beautifulIt was easy to find the area was private even though there were cabins on either sideIt was quiet and cleanIt was clean and tidyReally nice cabin very comfortable and clean
Host:namely Tami was absolutely outstandingShe went out of her way to take care of usCascade Rentals was very helpful in the process and we made quite a few changes that we made up until our stayWe had a great experienceThe dead-end and was nice minimal traffic andRead more reviewsGreat location to walk to North Shore winery or drive to Lutsen mountainGreat location Easy to get on and off 61 close to all parksGreat location if spending some time on the North shore Easily accessible and comfortableWe loved the charming woodsy feel of the cabin and surroundings and the location was perfect for exploring the North shoreSo we ended up in another rental and it turned out great
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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