The Mayhew Inn
Venture to Minnesota’s North Shore and stay at The Mayhew Inn, the only boutique hotel in Grand Marais, Minnesota.
The Mayhew Inn is located in the heart of downtown Grand Marais. The views of the harbor and bluffs along The Gunflint Trail are incomparable and are visible from the expansive rooftop decks. The Mayhew Inn is the perfect home base for enjoying the restaurants and shops in downtown Grand Marais and are all within walking distance. Enjoy day trips to Lutsen Mountain, National Parks for hiking or cross-country skiing, or up The Gunflint Trail. All are a short drive from The Mayhew Inn.
The 6 individual units that make up The Mayhew Inn are uniquely designed and built to be modular. Add to that common spaces that can be shared with larger groups or experienced alone. The Lobby has a cozy fireplace, comfy seating for lounging, and a non-production bar with an ice maker for guests to enjoy. Entertainment opportunities in The Lobby include games for all ages, a turntable with vinyl from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and beyond as well as a large screen TV. The "Dragon Lounge" faces a majestic outdoor fireplace with a brick pizza oven. This cozy lounge is the perfect place for happy hour or a memorable nightcap.
Staff is always available, but we stay out of your way. We're a mix of Airb&b style, with the added amenities of a boutique hotel. If you need your room to be cleaned, we'll be there to clean it. If you need more towels, soaps, shampoos or coffee we'll bring it to you. But we don't look over your shoulder, we let you do your thing.
At The Mayhew Inn our laundry soaps are scent free and our bath towels are made with 100% Okeo-Tex cotton chemical free material. We take great pride in being as environmentally conscious as possible, and our newer rooms are heated with highly efficient in-floor radiant heat.
Although The Mayhew Inn is located downtown on the harbor front, it is graced with gorgeous secluded backyard courtyards and rooftop decks with breathtaking views. There are several grills on site for family BBQ’s when you aren’t enjoying all of the amazing restaurants that downtown Grand Marais has to offer. End your evening stargazing around the backyard fireplace.
Every day at The Mayhew Inn is magical whether it is sunny, brisk or blustery. Nature’s year-round magic unfolds right in front of you over the greatest of lakes, Lake Superior.
Here is a bit of history about our namesake, Henry Mayhew:
Henry Mayhew was an explorer, pioneer-prospector, land speculator, fur-trader, entrepreneur and county commissioner credited with developing The Gunflint Trail and the City of Grand Marais. By 1873 Henry Mayhew, Dr. Thomas Mayhew and Samuel Howenstine owned all of the land comprising the original village of Grand Marais. Henry, along with his brother Dr. Thomas Mayhew, owned property in Grand Marais that served as a trading post, general store and doctors office. This store was located in the approximate location of the current Coast Guard Station. By 1875 Henry Mayhew constructed the first overland trail from Grand Marais to the border lakes which is now known as The Gunflint Trail. Their brother, Joseph Mayhew, was the first lighthouse keeper in 1886. The Mayhew family had a homestead on the East Bay and built the first lodging establishment in Grand Marais called The Mayhew Hotel. The Mayhew’s old homestead has appropriately been converted into the now Cook County Historical Society & Museum.
Come experience all that The Mayhew Inn has to offer!
The Mayhew Amenities
Rooftop decks with the best views in town
Artist designed spaces
Epic outdoor fireplace for s'mores, and equipped with a brick pizza oven
We offer dog friendly rooms/suites
Available for family reunions, wedding receptions, retreats and all events
Sleeps up to 28 between all 6 units
Free guest parking
Free wifi access
Towels are 100% Cotton OekoTex® Chemical Free
Bed sheets are 100% Cotton Percale
Private common areas for guests use
Boutique toiletries, shampoo, conditioner & body wash
We supply our own Mayhew Blend Coffee to all units
Ice machines and ice buckets for guest use