Welcome to the land of ice and bears and big, tasty gullible fish. The fur trappers are gone, but the North Woods adventures are awaiting those who purchase Grand Marais homes. This is the gateway to the fabled Gunflint Trail, and you are close enough to plenty of great MN lakes like Devils Track lake and many others up the road if you don’t think Lake Superior is enough for you. Grand Marais homes are affordable, and will have a permanent appeal to hunters, fishermen, and snowmobilers. Drive around in the fall and you will see gutted deer hanging from trees all over the place. There are still a few beaver up here too. Stop into a tavern, order a brew and knock elbows with Minnesota walleye fishermen and other liars who lurk in these dimly lit places. Yes, there is plenty of glamor to be found for those who own Grand Marais homes. Bring your chainsaw in with you and set it on the bar so you can compare your Husqvarna with whatever the boys have.
Check out some Grand Marais Homes on the Northstar MLS/IDX
Here are the top 40. Call to check on availability before driving all the way up here. Bring your long underwear. If you are one of those soft city slicker types, you might be able to handle a seasonal Grand Marais home on a lake. They are a pretty good deal right now, you know. Just be sure to take proper precautions with your garbage so the bears don’t come.
Grand Marais has the kind of weather that will separate the men from the boys, but if you can survive these winters you will live longer because the cold weather will preserve you. Buy one of these Grand Marais homes and you will enjoy fabulous clear skies with more stars than you could ever imagine. The air is clean, the crime is low, and you can probably leave your keys in the car, although I am certainly not advocating that.