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“Up-North” Adventure on Minnesota’s North Shore!

The family-owned Thomsonite Beach Inn & Suites, overlooking a rocky sliver of Lake Superior coastline, is an unforgettable “Up-North” taste of North Shore adventure! No matter the season, you’re sure to find an activity that gets your adrenalin pumping. From fishing for trout on Lake Superior and kayaking the Boundary Waters to skiing the slopes of the popular Lutsen Mountains Ski Area, Thomsonite’s convenient location between Lutsen and Grand Marais puts you in the center of all North Shore’s exciting action. And, once your adventure-filled day comes to a close, you can be sure the Lake Superior views, kitchenette, and cozy queen bed of your Thomsonite lakeside suite will be waiting for you!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 11 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Grand Marais
  • Nearby Water Lake Superior
  • Open Dates All Year


With lodging options large enough to accommodate up to six people, there's plenty of room to bring the entire family -- and then some! Surrounded by towering cedar, pine, and birch trees, Thomsonite Beach Inn & Suite's private, rocky Lake Superior coastline offers unbelievable panoramic views and is the perfect place for a bonfire! The Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) is nearby, along with countless hiking, biking, and skiing opportunities, or opt for a day of sightseeing in the scenic Grand Marais.


While husband and wife team Scott and Lee Bergstrom have been operating the Thomsonite Beach Inn & Suites for more than 10 years, the inn has been playing host to vacationers for more than 30, making it both a family and North Shore tradition! The namesake of the inn was derived from Thomsonite gemstone -- a mineral in the zeolite family that has been referred to as the “Gem of Many Eyes.” Jewelry made out of this very stone is also available.


The location of Thomsonite Beach Inn & Suites offers the ideal opportunity to unplug and reconnect to the outdoors. The Superior Hiking Trail showcases a network of over 200 miles and the Gitchi-Gami State Trail system, a non-motorized paved recreational trail system, will be set to span 88 miles between Two Harbors and Grand Marais when completed. Not to mention that the nearby BWCA and Quetico Park offers miles of some of the best canoeing and kayaking in the world.

Villas and Condos

The main lodge of Thomsonite Beach Inn & Suites is situated 50 yards from the shoreline and houses nine units. An adjacent guesthouse contains two additional lodging units. Three room styles are available from standard, deluxe, and fireplace suites.

  • Gift Shop
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Bocce Ball
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Beach
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
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Nearest Airports

  • Thunder Bay Airport (YQT) / 68.3 miles
  • Atikokan Municipal Airport (YIB) / 91 miles
  • Lakeland-Noble F. Lee Memorial field (ARV) / 128.7 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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