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 town. Comfortable, secure and private McFarland House has been carefully furnished and arranged so it can be your home away from home. It comfortably accommodates 4, but is able to sleep 6. 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 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") with a queen sized bed and 2 small dressers; the other (11'3" x 11'4") set up to serve as another sitting / quiet area by day with a futon couch that can fold into a queen sized bed turning it into another bedroom. This room contains a full sized dresser and a charming secretary desk where you can set up your computer (WiFi available) or use as a writing table, and a television equipped to play VHS or DVDs (there is no cable or other TV signal access
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 for a staging area 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 fellow students and make a friend (or 2 or 3)? 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).
McFarland House is about 1/2 mile from downtown Grand Marais directly across from the paved bike / snowmobile 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. Enjoy breakfast at The Pie Place (2 blocks away); walk to putt-putt golf and family center; you’re a 5 minute walk to the Rec. Park indoor public swimming pool, 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.
Fiber Art Studio
Fiber lovers take note: Raven’s Beak Design Fiber Art Studio is a mere stone’s throw from McFarland House. While the menfolk are out ice fishing, learn to knit, weave, felt, make a punchneedle keepsake and much more. We’ll be happy to help you create your family vacation filled with activities to delight a wide range of interest and age groups. Inquire about these when you make your reservation. Or we can just leave you alone to enjoy the solitude this area offers.
WELCOME! We hope you consider McFarland House as your home, any season when you come to visit Grand Marais.