Rent a Dog Friendly Cabin in Grand Marais, Minnesota for a unique & fun adventure with your dog!
I can’t think of a better way to kick off our blog than with a dog friendly cabin trip up to Grand Marais, Minnesota.
Grand Marais is in Cook County & located 40 minutes south of the Canadian Border along Lake Superior. It is beautiful all year round with tons to do with your adventure pup.
Grand Marais and the local area has so much to offer- both during summer & winter.
From animal viewing, spectacular drives, a quaint downtown, or spending a weekend cozied up recharging. This is the place to go.
Please note that we are not receiving anything for sharing this. We love traveling & wish that there was a catalog for dog friendly cabins in the Midwest… So we decided to make one for you all!
Where We Stayed:
We spent the weekend in this gorgeous log cabin next to the Gunflint Trail.
Please note how epically high the snow banks were & how far down the icicles hung. 😱
The Gunflint Trail is a National Scenic Byway that winds through Superior National Forest and has stunning views & packs full of anticipation in animal spotting.
This cabin has a luxurious bathroom (with heated floors! *drool*), a cute little fireplace, well equipped kitchen, & several beds.
Just a heads up, the bedroom is in the loft. The stairs are steep & slippery. It may be a challenge for your pup to climb them.
At the time of our stay, our Airbnb provided us with 1 (small) dish for our pup that was perfect for water.
You can find the link to our Airbnb here.
At the time of our stay, the pet fee was $20, paid cash.
As far as we’re aware the hosts do not discriminate against breeds.
Things to do:
-It’s an adventure lover’s paradise. Here you can hike, snowshoe, mountain bike, and cross country ski along the trails nearby (❄️/☀️)
Note: many trailheads were inaccessible due to snow during the winter months.
We had a blast hiking along the Moose Viewing Trail & in Grand Portage State Park.
To see a list of trails nearby visit this link.
-Explore the shops in Downtown Grand Marais (❄️/☀️)
-Stop for coffee at Java Moose in Grand Marais (❄️/☀️)
-Stop at World’s Best Donuts for…. well, the world’s best donuts. 😂 (❄️/☀️)
Note they are open limited days during winter.
-Drive along the Gunflint Trail (❄️/☀️)
Note: you can see Moose licking salt off of the road during winter time. While a car with 4 wheel drive isn’t necessary (we didn’t have it), it would be nice.
-Head up to the Canadian Border (❄️/☀️)
This is where we saw a wolf along on the road! Here you can visit Grand Portage State Park & stop at beautiful lookouts along Lake Superior.
-Not dog friendly, but you can go on a sled dog ride or rent snowmobiles. ❄️
-If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll spot the elusive Northern Lights.❄️
-Visit Voyageur Brewing Company (❄️/☀️)
Note: their patio is dog friendly during the summer/fall months. During winter, your pup will have to stay at home.
❄️ indicates colder months, ☀️ indicates warm months
Things to Note:
Grand Marais was was super cold & windy when we went in February, but it was actually colder down in the Twin Cities that same weekend!
Don’t forget to bring your layers for you & your pup if you decide to go during the winter!
This Dog Friendly Cabin books up quickly during the Summer & Fall months. Be sure to book ahead of time if you want to check it out!
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Thanks so much for checking out our first official blog post featuring this incredible dog friendly cabin in Grand Marais, Minnesota!!
Curious about our dog’s winter gear? Check out our favorite winter brand gear!
Have you been to Grand Marais? Comment below & let us know if there is anything that we forgot!