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Spanning 49,300 square miles, Lake Superior is generally considered the largest freshwater lake in the world. With so much surface area to explore, the aquatic adventures are almost endless. Grab your fishing gear and set off on an angling adventure, captain a sailboat on the North Shore, or enjoy an informative boat tour. If you'd prefer to stay dry, there are an array of on-land activities like skiing at Spirit Mountain Ski Area, golfing the scenic courses, or hiking through lush national and state parks. These unique resorts offer rustic, luxurious, and spacious stays in the heart of natural splendor but just a short walk to city excursions!
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Lake Superior's most romantic and historic resort awaits at Lutsen Resort! Situated on the sparkling shores of Lake Superior, Lutsen combines lakefront luxury and leisure to form the premier Northwoods getaway. Pamper yourself with an array of amenities like a pool, whirlpool, sauna, and more! Grab a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant or sip on a cocktail at the pub. Retreat to your rustic yet refined log cabin and soak in the Jacuzzi, warm your fingers by the fireplace,or just soak in the breathtaking backwoods scenery! If you prefer recreation to relaxation, shove off on Lake Superior for fantastic fishing, boating adventures, or guided kayak tours. Stay on land and hike through the tree-lined trails or roast marshmallows around the campfire. When the winter wonderland arrives, enjoy downhill skiing, cross country skiing, or snowshoeing. No matter the season, there's a reason to visit Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior!

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5700 W Highway 61, Lutsen, MN 55612

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Come for a Thanksgiving getaway and the fourth night is free! Sit back and relax, as the staff will prepare a delicious Thanksgiving buffet, so you can focus on what's really important: your family.

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Fly fishing lessons are offered to those wishing to perfect their cast and a bevy of kids' activities will keep the little ones entertained!

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Discover an outdoor enthusiast's utopia at Superior Shores Resort & Conference Center!

Sixty wooded acres make for scenic hiking trips while more than a mile of Lake Superior shoreline puts you just a stone's throw from the world's largest freshwater lake. Laze on the 2,000-foot pebbled beach or set off on a fishing trip. If you'd prefer to stay on solid ground, cross country ski trails, an 18-hole golf course, and access to snowmobile trails are onsite or nearby. Find additional attractions at Gooseberry Falls, Split Rock Lighthouse,and Canal Park, which are all within 30 miles. Swap exploration for relaxation at the lodge or a lakehome. Pamper yourself with amenities like shimmering swimming pools, saunas, and Jacuzzis. The little ones can splash around in the kiddie swimming pool. Reserve a romantic Jacuzzi Room for a romantic retreat or a spacious, three-bedroom lakehome for a family getaway. Curl up next to the elegant fireplace or sip wine in the two-person Jacuzzi. Families will enjoy grilling burgers on the complimentary barbeque. Watch a DVD together or watch the idyllic lake from your private deck. And, corporate retreats meet pristine wilderness at the conference center. There's something for everyone on the North Shores!

Season

Ring in the New Year with live music Tuesday evening by Bill and Tom in Kamloops Lounge from 8:30 pm - 12:30 am and a champagne toast at midnight!

Highlights

The Executive Lodge features a wet bar, a whirlpool, a gas fireplace, a barbeque grill, and much more!

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The Conference Center at Superior Shores Resort boasts 3,600 square feet of flexible meeting space and accommodates anywhere from five to 25 people.

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Cascade Lodge

Lutsen, Minnesota

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+1 (866) 939 - 6931

Hospitality and history combine at Cascade Lodge, which has been welcoming North Shore vacationers for more than 85 years!

Overlooking miles of Lake Superior shoreline, the expansive waters are surrounded by ledge rock and cobblestone beaches. Rent a boat and head out for some fishing fun, motor along the glossy surface on a boat, or just observe the sparkling waters from the beach. Stay dry hiking through Cascade River State Park. When the winter arrives, explore the snowy landscape on a pair of snowshoes or cross country skis! There's also plenty of fun to be had onsite. The fun-filled game room features table tennis, a pool table, and video arcade games. Wander just outside toss your way through the disc golf course. The kids will love traversing the onsite playground. Keep up with current events at the Main Lodge, where free Wi-Fi is offered. After you call it a day, return to your cozy cabin and warm your hands by the fireplace, observe scenic lake views, or curl up with a loved on and watch television. This rustic retreat is hard to beat!

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3719 W Hwy 61, Lutsen, MN 55612

Season

When the winter wonderland arrives, the Lutsen Mountain Ski Area is perfect for skiers of every level! Everything from bunny hills to black diamond runs offers something for everyone!

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Swing away at the Superior National Golf Course, which features 27 holes of scenic North Shore golf!

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Bluefin Bay

Tofte, Minnesota

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+1 (866) 552 - 1914

Poised on Lake Superior’s shores, Bluefin Bay’s vacation homes are the ideal home base from which you can set out and explore the rich terrain and myriad diversions of the scenic north shore!

From their expansive windows to their private decks, every spot of your property features stunning views of the North Shore scenery you came for! A generous measure of sunlight and en-suite fireplaces do their part to keep Bluefin Bay’s accommodations warm and cozy, even when the Minnesota weather outside is anything but. You'll have plenty of time to explore your surroundings, be it sea kayaking across Lake Superior’s expansive waters or hiking the surrounding wilderness areas. Come winter, you can traverse the same Minnesota terrain by cross country ski; Bluefin Bay even offers pint-sized snowshoes for those traveling with kids in tow!

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7192 W. Hwy. 61, Tofte, MN 55615

Fun facts

Lake Superior is the largest body of freshwater in the world.

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Guests of Bluefin Bay will also enjoy the resort’s indoor and outdoor pools, hot tub, exercise room, tennis court, meeting rooms and a children’s play area.

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Surfside on Lake Superior

Tofte, Minnesota

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Surfside on Lake Superior's refined accommodations, warm and friendly hospitality, and gorgeous surrounding will enchant your senses and provide lifelong memories!

At Surfside, your lakeside townhome is filled with a deluge modern comforts and amenities, so much so that you'll be hard-pressed to get outside. But when you do, you'll be stunned by the immaculate beach, the rustic forests, and the gorgeous lakefront of looming Lake Superior. While every guest's experience is different, Surfside can guarantee that you'll receive the utmost in personal service and hospitality. They hang their hat on that!

Address

10 Surfside Dr, Tofte, MN 55615

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The resort lies 0.3 miles from Temperance River State Park and eight miles from Lutsen Mountains ski resort.

Fun facts

There's even a free shuttle to Lutsen Mountains ski resort!

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Stonegate on Superior

Larsmont, Minnesota

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+1 (218) 834 - 3355

Seclusion, serenity, and hospitality come together in perfect harmony at beautiful Stonegate on Superior!

Nestled amid tall pine, spruce and birch trees, this hidden gem of a resort is the perfect size- small enough so you're given exception personal service, yet possesses all of the amenities of a luxury resort. Cabins are clean and comfortable, each located on the easily accessible rock shoreline. Relax inside or head out for a walk along spectacular Lake Superior. Feel like a little shopping? The resort also has easy access to Duluth shopping, entertainment, and everything else the North Shore has to offer. Needless to say, you'll never be bored at Stonegate on Superior!

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412 Scenic Dr, Two Harbors, MN 55616

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The resort lies 6.5 miles from downtown Two Harbors and 12 miles from the Superior Hiking Trail.

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A main office houses a library and tons of boardgames!

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South Pier Inn

Duluth, Minnesota

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Resting on the shores of Lake Superior Bay, South Pier Inn is a boutique hotel that offers big fun! At the base of the world-famous Aerial Lift Bridge, this inn offers a wealth of water activities on the westernmost point of Lake Superior. You'll soak in breathtaking views of Duluth Harbor, painted with graceful sailboats and majestic ships. Sail, fish, or walk the sandy beach shores. Find a slew of shops and restaurants exploring Canal Park or set off on a romantic carriage ride through the bustling city. Watch the marine life at the Great Lakes Aquarium before you return to the inn to unwind. One-room bedrooms to deluxe suites accommodate every type of traveler. Enjoy panoramic views of Lake Superior from your private balcony, take a dip in the swirling whirlpool, or curl up with a good book by the fireplace. With 400-feet of private shoreline, South Pier is the perfect place to watch a Duluth sunrise dance on the water's shimmering surface. Combining gorgeous views, a bevy of activities, and luxurious accommodations, South Pier Inn is your base camp for Duluth fun!

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701 Lake Ave South, Duluth, MN 55802

Highlights

The ultimate golf getaway is just one hour from the South Pier Inn at Giants Ridge Golf and Ski Resort. Swing away at Duluth's most scenic golf course!

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Lake Superior Hiking Trail is just a short drive away, offering a beautiful North Shore jaunt through pine and birch!

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Hampton Inn Duluth

Duluth, Minnesota

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+1 (800) 963 - 0958

Make your North Shore stay unforgettable at Hampton Inn Duluth, which is only 50 yards from the scenic shores of Lake Superior! Fishing, swimming, and a wealth of water sports will keep you entertained on the lake while a host of year-round adventures abound on land. Visit the Great Lakes Aquarium, rent a bicycle and pedal through the charming downtown area, or get your adrenaline pumping with alpine slides and ziplining expeditions. When the snow falls, carve up the ski slopes at the nearby Spirit Mountain! After an action-packed day, return to your spacious room for an exercise in relaxation. Though you're in the heart of pristine wilderness, you can still stay in touch with the world thanks to free wireless internet access. Make a splash in the indoor pool or work up a sweat in the fitness room. Take care of business in a conference room. If you'd like a little more room to stretch out, reserve a comfortable suite and kick up your feet! Recreation and relaxation combine at this North Shore sanctuary!

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10 Canal Park, Duluth, Minnesota, 55802

Fun facts

The aptly named Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world, meaning there's plenty of opportunities for aquatic adventures!

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Sprawl out in the sunroom and watch the ships sail by. Duluth's ship entry, which is busy nine months of the year, is adjacent to the hotel. From the craggy shoreline, you can watch these great vessels maneuver through the great body of water.

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Aspen Lodge

Grand Marais, Minnesota

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+1 (866) 233 - 1994

Enjoy four seasons of Superior fun on Aspen Lodge, located on the east edge of Grand Marais! Tucked away in a lush, park-like setting, this lodge showcases beautiful Lake Superior views. After you're done admiring the lake, experience it! Battle monster fishing on an angling adventure, zip around on a jet ski, or dive in for a swim. And, you're just a short walk from unique shopping and delectable dining. In the winter, head over to North Shore State Snowmobile Trail or cross country ski through the winter wonderland! When you're ready to relax, head back to the lodge and enjoy rustic charm and modern amenities. Laze by the sprawling swimming pool, unwind in the giant whirlpool spa, drift away in the sauna, or catch a tan on the sundeck. In-room spas add to the relaxation while free Wi-Fi helps you keep up with the news. For those who need to take care of a little business, meeting rooms accommodate 10 to 25 people. At Aspen Lodge, you receive a secluded natural location just a stone's throw from exciting attractions!

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17 South Broadway, Grand Marais, MN 55604

Highlights

Celebrate the Lake Superior Storm Festival in early November, which highlights the wild beauty of Lake Superior!

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The Lutsen Mountains Gondola glides down into the Poplar River Valley then climbs over the woodlands before the final ascent up the rocky face of Moose Mountain!

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Your base camp for adventure is Eagle Ridge at Lutsen Mountain! There's fun at every elevation here, as Lutsen Mountain is teeming with alpine activities while Lake Superior is full of water-fueled fun. Shoot down the alpine slide or find a host of hiking options like rugged mountain paths, scenic ridgelines, rivers and waterfalls, numerous state parks, and the rocky Lake Superior shore. For some high-flying scenery, take a ride on Lusten Mountain's gondola. When the winter arrives, carve up the ski runs on the scenic mountain! Once you're ready to return to ground level, take a dip in the indoor or outdoor pool, relax in the whirlpool or sauna, and grab a bite to eat at Papa Charlie's Indoor Dining. Your spacious units pamper you with elegant fireplaces, bubbling Jacuzzis, and peaceful mountain views. Studios, condos, and suites provide a variety of options for a vast array of travelers. Family vacations, ski retreats, and romantic rendezvous are all welcome at Eagle Ridge at Lutsen Mountain!

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445 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen, MN 55612

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With 92 runs spread across four mountains and 1,000 acres, Lutsen Mountain offers almost unlimited skiing adventures!

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For a grand family vacation, stay in the three-bedroom condo, which offers three private bedrooms and plenty of living space for the whole gang!

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The Inn on Gitchee Gumee

Duluth, Minnesota

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Stopping in at No. 11 on our list of Top Lake Superior Resorts is The Inn on Gitche Gumee. Located on the sprawling and majestic shores of Lake Superior, this resort provides you with an authentic and picture perfect North Shore experience. The rooms available are all uniquely and painstakingly decorated with hand carved wood work, hand woven quilts and local flowers. The amenities that The Inn on Gitche Gumee provide for you will remind you of all the comforts of home. Some of them include TV, full bathroom, internet, grill, deck or balcony and a beautiful view of the on site gardens. Duluth and all the activities that it can provide you is only a small jaunt down the coast from the resort. Regardless of season there are a multitude of activities in the area such as skiing, swimming, shopping, dining, bird watching, hiking and ample opportunity for photography. Your ultimate North Shore excursion is waiting for you at The Inn on Gitche Gumee.

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The Inn on Gitche Gumee 8517 Congdon Boulevard, Duluth, MN 55804

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There are nine state parks that line the Minnesota portion of the north shore.

Fun facts

Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes, it covers over 31,000 square miles.

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