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Condo in Tofte
Vintage Chic Overlooking the Shore and a Creek
Sunny first-floor condo situated high atop rocky cliffs overlooking Lake Superior—just steps to the water's edge. Private end unit offers windows on 2 sides w/ stunning views & a stereo-like symphony of sounds of the lake & adjacent creek. A carefully curated collection of antique, vintage & modern furnishings & collectibles meld w/ modern conveniences. Relax on the private patio or along the shore. Easy access to hiking, biking & ski trails, great restaurants, Lutsen Mountains, a winery & more.
$149 per night
Bungalow in Grand Marais
The Harbor Home- Super Cute Grand Marais Bungalow
Charming bungalow located up from the Grand Marais harbor. Walk or bike to your favorite restaurants, for school, art shops, harbor front, and artist's point! Cute, clean, and fresh interior. Comfortable three season porch. Back deck with lake- effect temps. Everyone knows about "America's Coolest Small town" during the summer, but Grand Marais in the winter is absolutely stunning! Pristine scenery, best skiing in the Midwest, and great winter hikes for prices nearly half off peak season!
$146 per night
Cabin in Grand Marais
Agua Norte Cabin: Lake Superior View With Sauna
"Minnesota's Coolest Airbnb" by Condé Nast and seen on HBO's Cabin Chronicles, Agua Norte is only 4 miles from Grand Marais. Vast Lake Superior views and a skylight above the bed for Northern Lights watch, make our cabin perfect for nature-loving couples and solo adventurers looking for peaceful seclusion. Sit out on the large cedar deck and watch the waves crash on Five Mile Rock, stroll to the beach across the road, take a sauna, have a bonfire, and hike our trails. Follow us @aguanortemn
$250 per night

Stay near Grand Marais's top sights

Gunflint Tavern26 locals recommend
Lake Superior Trading Post10 locals recommend
Angry Trout Cafe32 locals recommend
Sven & Ole's4 locals recommend
World's Best Donuts15 locals recommend
Java Moose Espresso Cafe17 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Grand Marais

Apartment in Grand Marais
Basecamp Bungalows - Snowdrift Studio
$146 per night
Apartment in Grand Marais
The Lighthouse. unique lodging overlooking the har
$165 per night
Condo in Tofte
Stoney Brook Nook on the shore of Lake Superior
$186 per night
Shipping container in Lutsen
Minutes to Lutsen MNTS—Ham’s Haus Container Cabin
$248 per night
Cottage in Lutsen
Little Loon Cottage
$175 per night
Condo in Tofte
Bluewater: Breathtaking Lake Superior Views
$180 per night
Cabin in East Cook
Mossy Hollow Cove on Lake Superior
$235 per night
Townhouse in Grand Marais
Gun Flint Tavern Penthouse. Downtown on the harbor
$192 per night
Condo in Tofte
Cozy Chic Hygge Home on Lake Superior Shores
$194 per night
Condo in Tofte
Lake Superior Life - 2 bed condo w/stunning views
$180 per night
Cabin in Tofte
Firefly (Private Rustic Log Cabin-View L Superior)
$120 per night
Condo in Tofte
Heavenly Views of Lake Superior - Condo
$209 per night

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Grand Marais

Total rentals

60 properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

10 properties have a dedicated workspace

Pet-friendly rentals

30 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

20 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

5.4K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$100 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Grand Marais

All About Grand Marais

Situated on the north shore of Lake Superior, less than an hour from the Canadian border, Grand Marais is a small harbor village teeming with natural beauty, rugged landscapes, and a vibrant local art scene. Abundant in hiking and mountain biking trails, Grand Marais is a hub for outdoor recreation in northern Minnesota. The Superior Hiking Trail, The Grand Portage State Forest, Judge C.R. Magney State Park, and Pincushion Mountain Trail Systems are just a few spots sprawled throughout the area, offering exciting ways to take in the dense forests of pine, fir, and spruce trees, spectacular waterfalls, rocky ridges, and sweeping views of Lake Superior’s vast, open waters.

Just north of Artist’s Point, you’ll find a handful of galleries, studios, and shops buzzing with creativity inspired by the rich natural landscape and featuring the work of local artists and artisans. You’ll also find seafood restaurants along the harbor serving locally caught fish, including whitefish, trout, bluefin herring, and Canadian walleye.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Grand Marais

The spring and summer months in Grand Marais boast idyllic conditions for enjoying outdoor recreation, including hiking, biking, and swimming in Lake Superior. In fall, the vibrant shades of gold, crimson, and orange adorn the Superior National Forest, and foliage sprawls throughout the harbor village. Scenic drives through the county are one of the best ways to take in the rich autumn colors. In September, Grand Marais hosts the annual Plein Air Grand Marais festival, which beckons hundreds of artists from around the country to compete and participate in outdoor painting.

If you’re hoping to catch a glimpse of the mesmerizing Northern lights, they most frequently appear in the late fall and winter. During the winter season, stunning frozen waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, and icy lakes serve as the backdrop to skiing, ice fishing, and snowshoeing.

Top things to do in Grand Marais

Artist’s Point

Featuring rugged shorelines, tide pools, dramatic rock formations, and waters dazzling in shades of blue and green, Artist’s Point offers spectacular views of Lake Superior. The peninsula earned its name from painters who set up their easels amid the rock formations and painted the breathtaking landscape. A short trail leads to the Grand Marais Lighthouse.

Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery

The Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery, run by the Cook County Historical Society, is housed in a replica of the original Johnson Trading Post and features a range of art from local, regional, and national artists in revolving exhibits in addition to a permanent collection.

Devil’s Kettle

The unusual Devil’s Kettle waterfall has long perplexed onlookers. The Brule River, which splits into two, creates a unique effect where one half of the water drops 50 feet before continuing downstream, while the other half empties into a large pothole — known as the Devil’s Kettle — and seemingly disappears underground. To reach the waterfall, you can follow the Devil’s Kettle Hiking Trail, which meanders through spruce and birch tree forests and leads to a bridge that stretches across the rapids of the Brule River.

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