The Real Deal Home to several scenic drives and vistas as well as an active arts scene, Grand Marais, on Minnesota's Lake Superior shoreline, is equal parts quaint fishing village and stylish enclave. During a stay in the area, you could book a cruise and sail for a day—or you could learn how to build a boat at the North House Folk School and sail forever (classes from $45). Half-day classes to 10-day workshops cover every aspect of seafaring, from rope making to marine navigation. Just two miles away, Opels Lakeside Cabins on Lake Superior sleep four and have water-view decks (from $95).
When Year-round; subject to availability (from $95).
The Fine Print Visit northhouse.org for class schedule. Read these guidelines before booking any Real Deal.
Book By No deadline; subject to availability.
Contact Opels Lakeside Cabins, 800/950-4361, opelslakesidecabins.com; North House Folk School, 888/387-9762, northhouse.org.
Why It's a Deal The North House Folk School offers family friendly classes and kids pay 75% of the adult tuition rate when signing up for a class with a parent. Age requirements vary, so check the course descriptions for more details.
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