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The Cottage is right across the U.S./Canadian border. So c'mon and GET AWAY from it ALL!
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NEW! SPA/HOT TUB -- November 2021 w/hydrotherapy jets, light therapy & bluetooth connectivity (music). Available for guests to relax and enjoy the views year-round. Look for the Northern Lights on clear nights!
Hello Thunder Bay! Why not escape to this magical place, which will make you feel so, so FAR AWAY from it ALL😌
You found it! "The Jewel of the North". Professionally updated 2021. This enchanting ALL-SEASONS cottage is only 25 minutes South of Thunder Bay and 1 hour North of Grand Marais, Minnesota. It is a close "escape" for those living in or near Thunder Bay and beckons to Americans who have ventured only as far as Grand Marais. The Cottage is a peaceful place for all in need of quiet reflection surrounded by nature's amazing canvas.
This is Lake Superior SHORELINE property, which means -- not only are there fantastic VIEWS of Lake Superior -- it is LITERALLY in your front yard. Know the difference because nothing, nothing compares to being "on" the lake. No road intersects The Cottage from Lake Superior so you get The Greatest Lake just steps away. The Cottage is situated on 2 acres of land and is very private without feeling completely isolated. Guests love opening a window to listen to Lake Superior's powerful waves crashing along the shoreline or being lulled to sleep while its laughing waters lap water's edge. If you have not heard this magical sound, there absolutely has never been a better time to experience it.
The Cottage sparkles with charm & elegance right "on" Lake Superior! The Cottage is "superiorly" clean hosting quality linens, towels and a fully equipped kitchen. Dish soap, paper towels, napkins, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner & body wash are provided. Satellite television & high speed wireless means unlimited Internet, many TV channels (including US), FREE Amazon & Netflix movies and excellent mobile service. This insures while guests are truly "away" — they are also well "in touch" with the rest of the world.
A spectacular and scenic road trip meandering along Lake Superior's famous North Shore Highway 61 from Duluth, Minnesota is acclaimed "one of the most scenic routes" in the United States and consistently rates in the top 10 world-wide. BUT! The scenic drive does NOT end in Grand Marais. Continue North one hour passing through the US/Canadian boarder and embrace the mountainous, rugged topography with AMAZING views of Lake Superior dotted with its islands and inlets -- not seen on the USA side. Experience this amazing, beautiful bi-lingual country just across the Minnesota boarder.
Working from home these days? The Cottage is ideal for the business traveler working in or near Thunder Bay. Incredible views of Lake Superior vs. a hotel room? Not even the nicest hotel room can compare! You will feel refreshed, recharged and ready for those meetings each day. Quality, secure, wireless Internet provide the opportunity to truly work "remote". Mobile phone connection in the area is excellent and The Cottage is just 1/2 hour driving distance from Thunder Bay City Centre. Your "home away from home" hosts a large 55" Samsung Smart Television in the main living area with satellite connection, lots of channels and FREE Netflix & Amazon movies, which invite you to relax at days end.
The NEW hot tub/spa is located on the front deck overlooking Lake Superior and is "open" year-round. It is therapeutic to relax in the warm water as the sun rises or sets and in-between sunshine, moonshine, raindrops or snowflakes. A perfect place for amazing star-gazing and viewing Northern Lights.
A new propane fueled BBQ grill & fire table is located on the front deck.
Perhaps the North Shore experience is not complete without toasted marshmallows over a lakeside campfire? It is your decision. Luckily a meandering path in front of The Cottage beckons guests to the lakeside fire pit, which is a perfect place to build a fire — and memories that will last a lifetime.
The lower deck literally "hangs" over Lake Superior as its water laps below. This is an amazing place to enjoy panoramic SUPERIOR views while watching the loons pass by & saying hello. And do you remember that book? Yes, THAT book! This could quite possibly be the perfect place to finally read it. Ahhh, but is this really what it's all about? YES!
Two private bedrooms host comfortable beds, fine linens, large closets, dressers and flat screen televisions with satellite access. Both bedrooms are tucked quietly away from the main living area insuring guests can escape to a private space when desired.
The main living/dining area hosts an open concept floor plan with vaulted ceilings, which provide an open, spacious feeling. GONE! Are the days when some unlucky sole is stuck sleeping on an old-fashioned sleeper sofa. Guests will appreciate the new sectional sofa, which morphs into a large, plush, COMFORTABLE place to slumber in the moonlight. A 55" Samsung Smart Television hosts quality satellite with all the channels (including US) & FREE Netflix & Amazon movies. A BOSE sound bar elevates the TV experience and guests may also use it to listen & enjoy their own music via BLUETOOTH. The DVD player and loads of DVD movies of all genres are available for guests to enjoy.
A variety of adult card and board games are provided for guest use.
The bathroom hosts a bath/shower combination with hand held shower option, grab bar and terrific water pressure! Shampoo, conditioner & body soap are provided.
The kitchen is recently updated and fully equipped. Plenty of cook and bakeware, dishes, table settings, napkins, paper towels, dish soap and variety of spices are available for guest use.
Thunder Bay hosts an International Airport just 25 minutes from The Cottage allowing people from all over the world to visit this special place on earth -- and they DO!
WELCOME AMERICANS! 🇺🇸
For those from the U.S.A. who have not yet ventured past Grand Marais, Minnesota. WHAT are you WAITING for with your strong U.S. dollar?! Accommodations across the border are much less than what is charged on the U.S. side. Experience spectacular topography and fantastic adventures just across the U.S./Minnesota boarder. The Cottage is only 1 hour from Grand Marais. Your strong U.S. dollar provides savings (25% currency converter) on entertainment and adventures -- in Canada!
Note: Passports are required at the U.S./Canadian Boarder. All guests are responsible to keep updated and provide the U.S./Canadian Border Patrol what is required.
It is easy to go on and on about the SUPERIOR views and spectacular setting of this charming Lake Superior cottage -- however with 100% 5-star guest reviews? Guests have already said it all! 🙂
LOVE FALL? 🍁 The autumn foliage is spectacular and hiking amazing...just out the door! Visit North America's largest amethyst mine - Amethyst Mine Panorama, Kekabeka Falls, Old Fort Williams, Quimet Canyon, Sleeping Giant or one of many Provincial Parks close by. It is also an excellent time to visit local breweries & farms to embrace the abundance of fall's harvest. A colorful canvas, which blankets the dense forests surrounding The Cottage and crisp autumn air is calling you. Yes, YOU!
LOVE WINTER? ❄️ The Cottage is available YEAR-ROUND. Experience a winter wonderland and abundance of activities close by. EXCELLENT, groomed XX ski trails for all skill levels, downhill skiing, ice climbing and local winter festivals embrace this "not-so-quiet-after-all" time in the North! A cozy fireplace and deep hot tub soak overlooking the picturesque, ever-changing open waters of Lake Superior await after a brisk winter adventure -- or any time!
LOVE SPRING? 🍃 Spring is all about renewal. The Cottage is a peaceful place to be as spring reveals its treasures. The air is fresh, the water is clean. The loons and hummingbirds return and there is joyful anticipation as new life unfolds and surrounds The Cottage. It is truly a magical time of year to visit.
LOVE SUMMER? 😎 Summer is a time to celebrate! The warm weather returns, school is out and it is VACATION TIME! Natural "air conditioning" is provided courtesy of Lake Superior providing an average daytime temperature in the 70's Fahrenheit. Evenings cool to between 50 & 60 Fahrenheit. It is an amazing place to enjoy WARM, SUNNY summer days and cool evenings around the fire. Are we there yet?
DID YOU KNOW? Out of 364 days every year The Cottage enjoys 308 of those days sun-filled? Most occurring from June - October! Summer & Fall at The Cottage are extremely popular so please plan ahead.
The Cottage and Spirit of Gitche Gumee awaits your visit. Welcome! Bienvenue!
Note: All pets are strictly disallowed in respect to guests with allergies.
Note: The Cottage is a 100% smoke-free property 🚭
Note: The Cottage is not suitable for children.