Discover Amazing Lodging & Scenery Along Lake Superior’s Rugged North Shore
Four seasons of wonder await you along the 142 miles of Minnesota’s North Shore Scenic Drive. With the rugged Sawtooth Mountains on one side and magnificent Lake Superior on the other, Highway 61 takes you past lighthouses and waterfalls, through small towns and forests, from Canal Park in Duluth to Grand Portage on the Canadian border.
Lodging and activities are as varied as the North Shore’s communities. Duluth, a city of more than 86,000 people, offers all the amenities from dining and night life to shopping, cultural events and museums. Beaver Bay is the oldest settlement on the North Shore, dating back to 1856. Two Harbors’ history is fishing, mining, shipping and logging, while Lutsen is best known for its ski resort and Grand Marais has become a popular artists’ colony.
Recreational opportunities are as diverse as the communities. Hiking and snowmobiling, canoeing and camping allow you to experience nature, while golfing and skiing can take you to the area’s larger resorts. History and culture abound along the way, so take your time and enjoy.
A historic logging and fishing village, the charming town of Grand Marais, Minnesota, is located on the rugged shore of Lake Superior at the “Tip of the Arrowhead.” At the foot of the Gunflint Trail, it is the gateway to the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Isle Royale, Lutsen Mountains Ski Area and Superior National Golf Course. Less than two hours northeast of Duluth, MN, today Grand Marais is rich in cultural and outdoor recreational activities boasting some of the most unique shopping on the North Shore.
Welcome to Caribou Highlands Lodge, an all-season resort nestled in the heart of the Sawtooth Mountains in legendary Lutsen. The mountain views from our lodge rooms, condos, townhomes and spacious four-bedroom Poplar Ridge log homes are inspiring, as are the vistas of Lake Superior from the top of Moose Mountain. Come see it.
Featuring a variety of studio and condominium units, Eagle Ridge Resort is set amidst the peaceful Sawtooth Mountain where guests play by day and relax by night. Each of our units has been designed to complement the natural beauty of the surrounding Superior National Forest. All rooms overlook Moose Mountain and the Poplar River Valley. Eagle Ridge Resort is within walking distance to all Lutsen Mountains amenities and services.
Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters is a classic resort nestled into the heavy forest on the south shore of Gunflint Lake. Lakeside fireplace cabins, ranging in size from one to five bedroom are scattered along the shore adjacent to the main lodge where the registration and dining room is located. The cabins are very nice and comfortable, having a fireplace in the living room, nice sleeping queen and king sized beds, full kitchens, private saunas, and many have a washer/dryer and a spa tub.
A quiet, family run resort on Minnesota’s north shore of Lake Superior offers you a retreat from the world. From cabins nestled along the shore, fireplace suites in our historic main log lodge, motel rooms overlooking the lake, a lake home for larger groups, as well as a beautiful home overlooking Caribou Lake, we provide a base for you to experience the Northwoods. Activities include rentals of canoes, kayaks, skis or snowshoes available to borrow, shuttles to hiking and skiing.
Nestled in a beautiful and scenic valley of northeast Minnesota’s Sawtooth Mountains is Lax Lake. Once a logging community and Northern Rail stop, it was home to some of the state’s mightiest of loggers. Although the sawmill is gone, the beauty that once drew the first settler remains. It is here where each day nature’s ensemble invites your senses to experiences that no other place has.
Lutsen Mountains offers the Midwest’s only true mountain ski area experience. Four interconnected peaks overlooking Lake Superior bring big mountain skiing with Up North authenticity. Whether you’re looking for a family ski holiday, a romantic retreat or a weekend ski or snowboard getaway with friends, you’ll discover a real mountain vacation at Lutsen. Your True North.
Clearwater Historic Lodge and Canoe Outfitters is the original outfitter and lodge on the Gunflint Trail, on the edge of the beautifully pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area of Northeastern Minnesota. On the National Register of Historic Places, the only lodge on Clearwater Lake was built in 1926 by pioneer Charlie Boostrom and has been preserved and maintained over the years to retain the look and feel of a time gone by. The resort’s 12 lakeside cabins and lodge offer something for everyone, whether its a rustic log cabin, modern lake home or cozy bed and breakfast room.
Experience Chateau LeVeaux nestled on the breathtaking Lake Superior cliffs of Minnesota’s North Shore. Our condos are right in the middle of everything you want to do while being the perfect place to do nothing at all! We are at the center of the Lake Superior North Shore activity, year round! The Superior Hiking Trail and Gitchi-Gami Bike Trail are just outside our door, and Lutsen Mountains, the Superior National Golf Course, and all the major North Shore State Parks are just minutes away! We feature cozy and romantic lakefront condos with a balcony or patio and 3 hotel rooms each with a fireplace; you can’t get much closer to the Lake than this!
The North Shore is known for its combination of stunning scenery and charming hospitality. Our cottages are located on the North Shore Scenic Drive, the gateway to eight State Parks, the Superior National Forest and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, yet we are less than ten minutes from downtown Duluth with its museums, parks, restaurants and entertainment.
One, two, and four bedroom cabins with picture windows overlooking Devil Track lake. Knotty pine paneling. Each cabin is different; each has a fully equipped kitchen and bath, with all linens provided – just bring food and charcoal! Grill and picnic table outside each cabin. Cabins are non-smoking. Canoe, kayak, boat rental available for guests. Lots of dock space. Hiking, biking trails, and many lakes and trout streams nearby.
Nestled in the trees, right on the eastern border of Gooseberry State Park, these vacation rental suites are romantic favorites for any special occasion. Skiers, hikers and bikers can access the State Park and Superior Hiking trails with our own official trail. The cedar sauna under the adjacent spruce trees can be enjoyed by all guests and is available for private use by reservation. Complimentary fire-wood, is available on-site. Ski rental is available nearby.
Our cabins feature: free WiFi, kitchenettes, cable color TV and HBO, some with fireplaces with free firewood, outdoor fire pit, all are within walking distance to harbor and shopping, large mature trees, Lake Superior view, outdoor BBQ grills, trails to the park and lake. Traveler’s Rest is a family orientated and reasonably priced smoke free and pet free resort with 10 cabins and 2 motel units.
Whether looking for stillness, quietude and refuge, or a launch point for North Shore adventure, Larsmont Cottages on Lake Superior is your place to celebrate the immense beauty and natural enormity of the planet’s greatest lake. Our North Shore cottages are tucked away in 40 acres of private woods, south of Two Harbors, MN, with 1,300 feet of Lake Superior beachfront shoreline.
Enjoy the warmth and comfort of Dodge’s authentic log cabins sitting right on the water’s edge. Adding to the cabin’s spectacular views are the lakeside decks, where you can enjoy sipping your morning coffee while listening to the waves breaking in on the granite shoreline, or watching as a ship passes by. It’s just you and the lake. On a cool day relax in the coziness of your cabin. Enjoy reading a good book in front of a crackling fire, cooking a steak on the grill, or taking a nice nap, “you deserve it”. The perfect place to unwind and relax.
Superior Ridge Resort-Motel is a family run business opened in 1993. Our property has been featured in an episode of Venture North and The Lake Superior Magazine mentions Superior Ridge as “one of several of the North Shore’s most gracious motels”. Located in the quaint village of Schroeder, 10 miles South of Lutsen and 3 miles South of Tofte, we offer comfortable ridgeside motel or condo units.
Refresh, relax, restore, reconnect… this is what awaits your arrival at Grand Superior Lodge, a Lake Superior resort on the North Shore. This prime lakefront resort is the perfect all-season getaway destination for couples to large groups. Our grand, authentic log resort hugs the shore of this inland sea amongst aged pines and mature birch and aspen. It is classic “Northern Minnesota” in its north woods location and all of the cabins, log homes, lodge rooms and lakeside suites surround you in a charmingly warm, north woods décor.
Tuscarora Lodge and Canoe Outfitters serves paddlers and cabin guests in the heart of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters canoe country. Located 47 miles up the historic Gunflint Trail, Tuscarora has hosted anglers, cabin guests, and canoeists year-round since 1935. We look forward to meeting you and helping you create your best-ever canoe trip or cabin getaway in our beautiful wilderness setting.
At Trout Lake Resort you’ll find a small resort on a pristine trout lake. You will be tucked away in the wilderness setting of the Gunflint Trail, yet only 16 miles from Grand Marais and all that the shoreline of Lake Superior has to offer. Kids love it at Trout Lake Resort. There’s a swimming area by the dock, a play area, and a fire pit for sharing the day’s stories. There’s also a sandy bottom beach on the east side of the lake. And, of course, catching fish is always a favorite! Children under age 3 are our guest.
Enjoy one of the few remaining original log constructed resorts on the Gunflint Trail. Wake up to the calls of loons and sunrise outside your bedroom window. Spend the day hiking, canoeing, or fishing and return to your log cabin to take a shower, enjoy a meal in our lodge and have a cold beer or glass of wine for the evening. You’ll find that Loon Lake Lodge is the perfect Minnesota getaway from the commotion of life’s hurried style.
The Schumachers welcome you with clean & cozy cabins. Each has a full kitchen and 24 hour electricity. All cabins are lake side or lake view. See complete details on our cabins page. We are located in the Superior National Forest with vast opportunity to fish area lakes, hike, hunt & snowmobile the many miles of trails and roads. Vacation with us and you can enjoy all the peace and beauty of the north woods experienced in the BWCA.
Lake Breeze Motel Resort is nestled in a quiet north woods setting with an unobstructed view of Lake Superior. It is close to both the attractions and entertainment of Duluth as well as the solitude and beauty of Lake Superior and the many State Parks along it’s shores. Lake Breeze Motel Resort is an eleven-plus acre complex has a 9-hole mini-putt, a children’s playground, campfire pit, horseshoe pit, volleyball and badminton fields, basketball hoop, wooded trails, picnic tables and grills, as well as a heated outdoor pool with lounging area.
Welcome to the Mountain Inn at Lutsen, now managed by Cascade Vacation Rentals. Mountain Inn offers affordable and welcoming lodging accommodations at the base of Lutsen Mountains on Ski Hill Road. The Inn provides easy access to all the great natural attractions of Lutsen, Cook County and the North Shore of Lake Superior.
Looking for that special spot that is remote but not isolated, a spot where mobile phones and TV reception are scarce but communications are not completely severed? Are you hoping to find that kind of place where you make your own entertainment by hiking trails and exploring natural formations along a lake or stream?
Stunningly Unique Lake Superior Cabins. All of the cabins at Breezy Point have been fully renovated. A modern twist on the timeless North Shore cabin will be the result. Each cabin is uniquely positioned on some of the most stunning Lake Superior shoreline on the entire North Shore.
The sweetest little motel nestled in a grove of birch trees of Highway 61. The white cottages at Trailside Cabins and Motel Offering you 8 classic cabins and 7 motel rooms, with a variety of amenities. Perfect if you are looking for a clean, old style North Shore resort.
East Bay Suites is a Grand Marais, Minnesota hotel resort sitting in the heart of it all: on the edge of Lake Superior, at the base of the Sawtooth Mountains, a short drive from the pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area and world class Superior Hiking Trail, and just steps from your favorite local shops and restaurants in the center of the quaint harbor village of Grand Marais. The perfect blend of outdoor recreation, unique shopping and culture, East Bay Suites has something for everyone.
We are a family-owned and operated Northwoods lodge on Devil Track Lake, eight miles from downtown Grand Marais. We offer premium cabin rentals, private guest rooms, lakeside dining and a full bar at Raven Rock Grill, watercraft rentals, and an outdoor music series we call ‘Music by The Lake.
The Cliff Dweller is pleased to welcome you to the rugged beauty of Minnesota’s North Shore. Enjoy with us magnificent Lake Superior. We are perched cliff side on the edge of the lake. Each room’s walk-out balcony yields dramatic views. The whisper or roar of the waves on the rocks below will lull you to sleep. Relax and unwind. Let the lake work its magic.
With over 1,000 feet of rugged, picturesque shoreline to explore; here, you’ll find both grandeur and solitude. Our 15 one-of-a-kind accommodations range from intimate one bedroom log cabins to impressive lake homes. Many of our cabins and lake homes are located as close to Lake Superior as the lake allows, others have a lake view or forest setting. Each has its own special character. All are fully furnished with kitchen amenities, bed linens and towels.
Located on the beautiful shores of Poplar Lake, Trail Center has been a landmark on the Gunflint Trail since 1938. Originally built as a logging camp, it is now a full service restaurant, gas station, gift store, grocery shop, information center with cabins and a small motel. As many of the Trail Service Center hosts before us our goal remains as theirs, to welcome you and share this wonderful place called the Gunflint Trail.
Nestled in the heart of the Gunflint Trail Scenic Byway lies your launchpad to Northern Minnesota adventure. Located just outside the Boundary Waters Wilderness, we invite you to start your getaway with us. Whether you want to spend a day on beautiful Poplar Lake, or you want to take in the sunset from the balcony of one of our cabins after a day of fresh northern air, we look forward to being your host.
We’re a smaller resort, open year round with Northwoods cabins and cottages. We offer camping cabins and campsites for RV’s or tent camping in the summer. We’re a little harder to find since we’re smaller and can’t advertise with the big boys. Often people come in for ice cream, or supplies from the grocery store only to say “I never knew you were here!” Once guests find us they usually return with friends. Many feel as though this is a home away from home.
How is it that when you set out to leave the world behind, the world is exactly what you discover? Lakes, trees, trails, a canoe in the water, and an outfitter to set you up. All right here by your Bearskin Lodge cabin on Minnesota’s famed Gunflint Trail. Nestled in the pristine woods of northeastern Minnesota between Lake Superior and the Boundary Waters Canoe area (BWCA wilderness). As far as you can get from the rest of the world.
Big Bear Lodge is nestled among towering red and white pine, majestic spruce and wise old cedar trees on a quiet bay of beautiful Poplar Lake. This is our home, and your home-away-from-home for the time you stay with us. Our rooms and cabins are comfortably rustic – rustic only in the sense of being in the Great North Woods in a traditional cabin of warm wood, and hand hewn log beams. Some of our cabins are so close to the lake you can watch the latest family of Loons swim by, eagles diving for their dinner, or fish jumping from the cool clear water.
Nestled next to Lake Superior is this charming and romantic Minnesota lodge. At Cove Point Lodge, we provide our guests with a quiet atmosphere, privacy and breathtaking views from all areas of the resort. Guests will enjoy a wide variety of activities one would expect on the North Shore including hiking trails, recreation paths, bike trails, incredible cross country trails, and of course a beautiful pool, sauna, and spa. If you’re looking for the perfect escape for the hustle and bustle of everyday life, visit us at Cove Point Lodge.
We are a quiet, family owned and managed resort on 60 acres with more than a ½ mile of private Lake Superior beach. Schroeder is midway between Duluth and Thunder Bay, near Tofte and Lutsen. Our convenient location is ideal for folks wishing to explore the entire North Shore of Lake Superior. We have 13 cabins and 100 campsites: electricity, showers, and toilets. And we welcome pets of responsible owners.
Cross River Lodge, formally known as Moosehorn Lodge, has been purchased by lifelong Gunflint summer resident, John Schloot and his wife Rose and their friend Ken Kormeier. Extensive remodeling has taken place bringing the lodge and it’s cabins and rooms back to the northwoods style of decor. We offer affordable rates along with wireless Internet and we would like to encourage new and previous customers alike to come see our new look and feel.
We are located on a large Lake Superior bay with a gravel beach. It’s a great place for rock and agate picking or a moon lit campfire in the evening. Our resort has a natural boat harbor with docks where our guests can bring their own boats and enjoy trolling for lake trout and salmon, or perhaps canoe or kayak in the bay on a calm day. No jet skis please.
Nestled in a private cove on the beautiful North Shore of Lake Superior, Lutsen Resort awaits you with historic charm, modern comforts and a classic resort experience. From romantic getaways and weddings to family vacations and girlfriend getaways, Lutsen Resort is the perfect place to savor Minnesota’s North Shore.
Rockwood Lodge and Canoe Outfitters is a historic resort on Poplar Lake 31 miles up the Gunflint Trail from Grand Marais with direct entry into the BWCAW. We feature eight pet-friendly lakeside cabins and canoe outfitting services including canoe rental, gear rental, complete food, bunkhouse, showerhouse-everything to make your wilderness trip successful.
Explore our distinguished lakeside family of resorts – Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior, Surfside on Lake Superior, and Temperance Landing — each offering warm and friendly hospitality and unlimited access to the very best of Minnesota’s North Shore. No place brings you closer to Lake Superior and to each other than the Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts. Discover unforgettable outdoor and indoor experiences complemented by breathtaking Lake Superior views, luxurious amenities, culinary excellence, and one-of-a-kind accommodations. Plan your North Shore vacation getaway here.
Located 2.5 miles off the Gunflint Trail, 32 miles northwest of Grand Marais, just two miles from the Canadian border, and less than one mile from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Hungry Jack Lodge is the only resort on Hungry Jack Lake. Hungry Jack Lodge and Campground an ideal “base” for day trips into the BWCA for those who want to experience the the Boundary Waters without giving up the convenience and comfort of a lakeside northwoods resort.
When you are ready to get away, Heston’s Lodge is waiting for you. Secluded log cabins dot the shoreline of Gunflint Lake on Minnesota’s historical Gunflint Trail. Nestled amid tall pines and old cedars, you will find plenty of peace and quiet. Advance planning not only ensures a successful trip, but it also helps to build anticipation and excitement! Visit our link to obtain lots of information on getting ready for your trip.
It’s hard not to be drawn in by the rustic charm of these lake and creekside cabins. The first was built in 1924 and the most recent in 2000, so they cover atmosphere to suit any guest’s holiday wishes – from rustic coziness to modern luxury replete with amenities. Several are set by the rushing Cascade Creek set into thick stands of spruce and pine, while others allow a full view of Lake Superior. Wood burning stoves, stone fireplaces, and private campfire pits bring warmth to chilly nights and complete the welcoming ambiance and undeniable appeal of these cabins.
Unspoiled and unforgettable… Welcome to Golden Eagle Lodge, a family oriented, year round resort. We are located on Flour Lake in the Superior National Forest of Northeastern Minnesota, halfway up the historic Gunflint Trail. As the only residents on the lake, you can look forward to quiet and solitude. We offer fully equipped, modern housekeeping cabins to ensure comfort during your stay in the North Woods.
Island View Resort is a true american experience. Whether you are a returning quest or you have stayed with us before you are sure to be amazed. Island Views Resort is located conveniently on knife river and has a family and pet friendly atmosphere that is contagious. We are conveniently located near Lake superior on the North Shore in Northern Minnesota which is only a short drive to Duluth.
A Scenic Lake Superior Retreat offering year round vacation cottages at the waters edge. Located in Castle Danger, just 2 miles south of Gooseberry Falls State Park, we are one of the few remaining quaint and cozy ‘Mom & Pop’ run resorts along the beautiful Shores of Lake Superior. Leave the routines of daily life behind. Explore the many State Parks, Hiking Trails, Rivers and Tributaries of Lake Superior’s North Shore.
Built in 1926, we are the last small, family-owned and operated resort in the Tofte area. Cobblestone Cabins consists of 8 housekeeping cabins which overlook our cobblestone beach on the beautiful North Shore of Lake Superior. We are celebrating our 44th summer here in 2018, renting by the week. It’s a way of life on Gitchi Gami that offers quietude and simplicity which nourishes the spirit.
Reserve your quiet lake shore cabin on the edge of the BWCA. Have fun fishing, boating, hiking, and fishing… and more fishing. (Did we mention fishing?) It’s also a great time to drive “Up North” to view Fall colors! Call now to schedule your stay! Yes, dogs are welcome too! Call Nor’Wester Lodge today! “Up North” vacations and outfitted wilderness canoe trips on Minnesota’s legendary Gunflint Trail. Nor’Wester Lodge is located on Poplar Lake at the edge of the Boundary Waters and has been hosted by the Brandt family – since 1931.
Lutsen Lodges Vacation Home Rentals specializes in high quality upscale vacation homes and cabin rentals in the Lutsen, Minnesota area. We cater to clients that are looking for a high quality rental experience that is away from the noise and crowds found on the ski resort. We have designed and built all 3 homes using age old post and beam construction providing vaulted ceilings of warm rich western red cedar and massive Douglas Fir beams combined with window walls of glass facing stunning views of Mother Nature at her finest.
The North Shore Lighthouse Suites are a new vacation rental near the North Shore of Lake Superior. The building was a model of a lighthouse in Copper Harbor, Michigan. Prior to our purchase of the property, in the fall of 2014, the building served as a quaint nautical themed restaurant.
Located along the shores of Lake Superior in Duluth, MN, the Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark is your complete Duluth hotels vacation resort destination. Enjoy our indoor waterpark, arcade, outside play area, pool and hot tub, and easy access to Duluth’s Lakewalk and restaurants. Relax in a comfortable and clean room with all the amenities and views of Lake Superior. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here at the funnest hotel in Duluth.
Gardenwood Resort & Motel is located 10 miles from Downtown Duluth, MN on the Scenic North Shore Drive. Our cabins have all the comforts of home and we are located near many attractions. Catch a train ride from Duluth to Two Harbors on The North Shore Scenic Railroad, visit Duluth’s historic Glensheen Mansion Estate, cruise historic Old Highway 61, hike Gooseberry Falls State Park for breathtaking waterfalls and more.
Welcome to Anderson’s North Shore Resort! Nestled on the shore of Lake Superior just outside the picturesque town of Grand Marais, Anderson’s offers you your own home away from home while visiting the North Shore. Relax to the sound of the waves rolling against our cobblestone beach, enjoy an evening beach fire while watching the stars, stroll along the lovely Croftville Road or search for agates along the shoreline.
Our Resort is centrally located in the Arrowhead region of Minnesota right on Lake Superior’s shoreline. All of the North Shore attractions are within easy reach, whether it be hiking, sight seeing, shopping or just plain relaxing by the cool waters of Superior. At our Lakeside Cabins the cabins are right at lake level in a park like setting with trees and grass right up to the cobble strewn shoreline.
Stonegate on Superior is a family owned 4 season resort on the shores of Lake Superior nestled in tall trees. Our clean and comfortable housekeeping cottages are located on an easily accessible rock shoreline. Guests enjoy quiet relaxation in their cottage or enjoy just being on the shore, with the wind and waves, moon rise and stars, ships going by and fires on the rocks. The resort also has easy access to Duluth Shopping and entertainment and all of the North Shore has to offer.
Deeply-rooted in Duluth’s shipping community, Pier B docks once received cement from Great Lakes ships, storing the materials in the massive silos that remain on our property today. Now transformed into Pier B Resort Hotel and Silos Restaurant, our unrivaled location remains close to the heart of Duluth’s local tourism and activities, minus the congestion. Designed to connect you with Lake Superior, our resort, hotel, and restaurant bring you right next to the waterfront and our activities get you out on the water.
Castle Haven Cabins is located one mile off Highway 61 on the Minnesota North Shore of Lake Superior. We are a small, family-owned resort that was started in 1933 by Mark & Edgar Lind. We offer individual cabins with fireplaces, open year-round, that are right on the shoreline of the lake. Many guests like to hunt for agates on the small pebble beach in the summer, while others like to cross-country ski on our 2.5 miles of trails in the winter.
Superior Shores Resort is located on Lake Superior in Two Harbors, Minnesota, twenty miles north of Duluth and three hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul. The resort offers a variety of accommodations at three unique properties that include the Main Lodge, Burlington Bay, and the Lakehomes. Situated on sixty acres of north woods forest, the resort features over a mile of Lake Superior coastline. Conveniently located at the center of many North Shore attractions, including Gooseberry Falls, Split Rock Lighthouse, Canal Park, and the Superior Hiking Trail.
PLAN NOW for a week on the Shore this summer or fall! All cabins offer similar amenities, yet each is unique in design with cozy and comfortable built right in. So please, read the descriptions, scrutinize the pictures, check out our rates and let us know if you have questions. We look forward to chatting with you by phone or through email.
Lund’s “On the Scandinavian Riviera” is conveniently located in the beautiful village of Grand Marais, on the north shore of Lake Superior, a scenic two hour drive from Duluth on US Highway 61. Lund’s is located across the highway from and overlooks the treetops of the village campground which is located on the harbor shore. We are just four blocks from the start of business center, harbor walk, restaurants and lounges, and the North House Folk School. Enjoy harbor and lake views from our spacious and peaceful wooded grounds.