Grand Marais is 113 miles/2.5 hours northeast of Duluth, Minnesota on the North Shore Drive (Highway 61). Heading on up the Gunflint Trail out of Grand Marais, look for the "Okontoe" sign on the left hand side of the Trail at Bow Lake Road. Follow Bow Lake Road for just over a half mile to the Patten Family Homestead, which will be on your left.
Please drive carefully on the Gunflint Trail as the road can be icy during the winter, and there is always the possiblity of at least one moose on the road, especially at night!
Due to seasonal maintenance of a number of county roads in our area, please refer to sources other than Mapquest when looking for directions, such as GoogleMaps.
If you plan to stay in the area, there are dozens of cabins, inns, motels and resorts in the Lutsen, Grand Marais and Gunflint Trail region. There are also plenty of eateries along the way. You can find out about them at the websites for the Gunflint Trail Association, and for the cities of Grand Marais and Lutsen.
For your convenience, the closest family restaurant to Okontoe is Trail Center Lodge, two miles past Okontoe (to the northwest) on the Gunflint Trail.