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Storybook Northwoods Log Cabin on Lake Superior, between Lutsen and Grand Marais

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Historic Cabin Oozing W/ Charm, Perfectly Situated Between Lutsen & Grand Marais

Painted Rock sits perched on a quaint spit of Lake Superior ledge rock, halfway between Lutsen and Grand Marais, on the edge of Cascade State Park. This historic log cabin has been fully restored to retain all its original charm and history of bygone days, while updated with all the modern amenities. An unusually large Main Gathering Room is home to a wood-burning fireplace, dining table, game table, and picture windows that bring the Big Lake indoors in all seasons. The master bedroom has a Queen Bed and its private entrance directly onto the deck allows guests to fall asleep to the soothing sound of gentle lapping of waves. The bathroom is outfitted in spa-like fashion, with an oversized deep-soaker tub and heated floors. With a 2nd bedroom also outfitted with a queen bed - and a deluxe queen sleeper-sofa in the Main Room - Painted Rock can comfortably sleep 4-6 adults.

Outside, an oversized deck sits just a few steps off the ledge rock shore line. A pro-style gas grill makes for easy outdoor cooking and gathering. As idyllic as the Painted Rock Cabin is, the cabin itself is only the beginning...

Painted Rock is situated in the heart of the most legendary and spectacular section of the entire North Shore. Except for a few private parcels of land right along the Superior Shore, Painted Rock essentially sits in the middle of pristine Cascade State Park. Hundreds of miles of Sawtooth Mountains trails (hiking in the summer, cross-country and snow mobile in the winter), are accessible right out the front door of the cabin. Cascade Lodge & Restaurant is an easy 1/2 mile walk and features great food, drinks, and frequent live music. A trail leading to Cascade Falls is within 100 yards of Painted Rock's from door! And within a 30 minute drive, everything for which the North Shore is known is accessible... world-class hiking, fishing, kayaking, biking trails, skiing, galleries, restaurants, NorthHouse Folk School, and a vibrant live music scene. After all, Painted Rock sits in the heart of Cook County and Grand Marais - which was recently named the "Coolest Small Town in America"!

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Becky Katzenmeier
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

About Becky Katzenmeier

With both of us native to Kansas, we made our first foray to the Northwoods in 1994, shortly after being newly married. Little did we know that initial 5 night paddling trip, launched from the end of the Gunflint Trail outside of Grand Marais, would lead to a lifetime of pursuing the Northwoods and everything it represents. We now own and operate a Tallgrass Prairie retreat & preserve in the Flint Hills of Kansas, and we love the gentle beauty of the prairie - a sublime beauty the soaks slowly into your soul rather than a dramatic beauty that hits you upside the head!

We find the Northwoods to be similar in that regard. Whether the quiet lapping of waves again a rock shore, the distant haunting call of a loon, the silent rise of a full moon over Lake Superior, or the crackle of a wood fire on a frigid snowy night, we find the essence of the Northwoods to invigorate our hearts and spirits like nowhere else. We can't think of anything more fulfilling than sharing our little piece of the North with guests in hope that it will be as life-giving to them as it is to us. Welcome to Painted Rock!

Becky Katzenmeier purchased this cabin in 2014


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Lutsen

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Spa-style bathroom with oversized, deep-soaker bathtub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Lakeside Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Luxury Serta Mattress with private access to deck.
    North Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Luxury Serta Mattress, lake can be herd through west window.
  • Books
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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Storybook Northwoods Log Cabin on Lake Superior, between Lutsen and Grand Marais
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

Great property!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cabin for a two night family get away with our college age kids. Very neat and clean. Expertly renovated. Awesome location and view.

  • Review Submitted: 13/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Year's Eve On The North Shore

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time despite some unusually cold temps. Downhill skied at Lutsen (10 min from cabin), cross country skied at Cascade State Park (5 min from cabin), and snow shoe'd up several frozen rivers. The cabin is very quaint, well appointed, and warm. It's a perfect family get-away.

  • Review Submitted: 08/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Shore Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Probably one of my favorite VRBO rentals yet! Owners thought of absolutely everything and the cabin is nothing short of incredible. I never like going back to the same place twice, but I can't imagine not visiting Painted Rock again. I will definitely be back. Thank you to the owners for sharing this little slice of heaven with us!

  • Review Submitted: 01/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Authentic Cabin by the Shore

  • 5 of 5

We loved Painted Rock. It's careful and honest restoration is to be appreciated and it's situation by the shoreline is perfect. We will definitely plan another stay at Painted Rock!

  • Review Submitted: 19/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Week by the Big Lake

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the rustic setting with modern touches. In particular we enjoyed: exploring the rocks by the lake, hiking to several of the falls in nearby parks, soaks in the tub, and lots of fires in the fire place. It was all very relaxing and we'd like to try another stay when its a bit warmer outside (though inside was very comfy)!

  • Review Submitted: 15/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wayzata, Minnesota

Fantastic property on the shores of Lake Superior

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is beautifully restored, situated right on Lake Superior. The shore is just a few steps from the back door. The kitchen is very nice, with beautiful appliances, and fully stocked with all the pots and pans, dishes, utensils, etc., needed to make dinner, lunch, or breakfast. The main living area has a beautiful cozy fireplace, dining table, game table and sofa and chair, and it is decorated very nicely (cozy)! It is obvious that the owners put their hearts and souls into this place. We hope to go back someday!

  • Review Submitted: 25/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Duluth, MN
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cascade Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Superior National Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cascade Restaurant
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Lutsen Mountains
Nearest Beach
Right Outside the Door!
Car: necessary

Sitting on the edge of Lake Superior, the Painted Rock cabin sits within a 30 minute drive the best the Northwoods has to offer... From the Galleries, Restaurants, Culture, and Live Music of Grand Marais, to the hundreds of pristine back-country lakes for fishing and paddling, to the world-class hiking of the Sawtooth Mountain rivers, to the downhill skiing of Lutsen Mountains, to the hundreds of miles of cross-country ski and snow mobile trails right out the front door, Painted Rock offers a lifetime of exploration and entertainment.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$191.14
Additional Guest Fee AU$19.11

Rates are subject to change until reservation is completed. Please be sure before you make reservation... All reservations are final and non-refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made