Knitting, beading, creating on the North shore of Lake Superior
McFarland House - Description
Mc Farland House is a cozy cottage home nestled in the woods yet right on the main road to downtown Grand Marais. Comfortable, secure, and private, McFarland House has been carefully furnished and arranged so it can be your home away from home. It comfortably accommodates 2, but is able to sleep a family of 4. The house features the following living spaces: a wide front porch (17' x 5'8") with small couch for that early morning cup of coffee or sunset sip of tea a living / dining area (17' x 11'9") with table and 4 chairs, futon style couch (that can fold in to a queen sized bed) and big matching chair. This room has a TV with DVD player that is capable of streaming from your computer. (TV is not hooked up to cable or satellite dish to receive regular channels. a cozy kitchen (8'7" x 8'3") equipped for home cooking with: drip coffee maker, microwave, toaster, 4 burner range with oven, regular sized refrigerator, dishware for 8, T-fal cookware, cutting board and more a transition (12'5" x 8'6") room to bath and bedrooms providing a side door for egress to the private outside patio area complete with grill and picnic table (seasonal) 2 adjoining bedrooms: One (9'5" x 11'4") has a queen sized bed, full sized dresser, and a charming secretary desk where you can set up your computer (WiFi available) or use as a writing table. The other (11'3" x 11'4") has a bunk bed that could sleep 2 children or average size adults and 2 small dressers. There is no door between these 2 bedrooms.
McFarland House is for you:
Looking for a quiet retreat where you might sit back, relax, reflect and think creative thoughts?Or are you an outdoor enthusiast looking stunning places to hike, bike, snowshoe, cross country ski or for day trips into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW)? Taking a class at the North House Folk School or the Grand Marais Art Colony? Why not share the house with a fellow student or 2? Is your family looking for the economy of making meals at home with enough space for some of you to be able to stretch out on a couch while others play games around the dining table while another uses the computer in the back room? McFarland House is set up for you.
What about pets?
Dogs are an important part of many families. Yours is welcome to stay with you (some restrictions apply - ask to see our dog agreement when you inquire about reservations). Allergic to pets/dogs? Check out our other vacation rental: Charlie's Haven. Whereas McFarland House is typical of a quaint northwoods cabin on a lake (it got its name from it's first location on McFarland Lake) in both scale and furnishings, Charlie's Haven boasts all the features of new construction and does not accomodate canine visitors.
McFarland House is about 1/2 mile from downtown Grand Marais directly across from a paved walking/bike trail. It is an easy 15 minute walk to shopping, restaurants, downtown music venues and any festival that may be happening around the harbor area. You are an easy walk to putt-putt golf and family center and the Superior Forest Ranger Station. You’re a 10 minute walk to the Grand Marais Recreation Park playgrounds, picnic areas, nature walk and harbor beach.
A home for all seasons:
Whether you enjoy the outdoors as an angler or photographer, bird watcher or hunter, cross country skier or snowmobiler, hiker, biker, ATV enthusiast, canoeist, kayaker, motor boater you will feel welcome here. Is the wilderness a place of spiritual renewal for you? Or is it a subject for your art? Are you planning to come up in the spring to do some early bird watching and to enjoy the many rushing waterfalls along the North Shore drive? Is summer your season with too many activities to list here? Autumn brings another, perhaps more spectacular bird migration and the changing color of the leaves. Winter activities abound up here: downhill and cross country skiing, snowmobiling, winter camping, snowshoeing, ice fishing and The Lake (Lake Superior) is often at its most spectacular spewing huge waves and creating beautiful ice sculptures with dawn and dusk lighting to delight and challenge the photographer in you. Grand Marais is a hub of creativity,home to many creative artists, photographers, writers and crafts artisans. Go gallery hopping, take a class, have your own creative retreat any time of the year.
WELCOME! We hope you consider McFarland House as your home away from home, any season when you come to visit the Grand Marais area. For more information about availability, rates, and more (including pictures) visit www.vrbo.com and look for listing #355006.