1 . Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior

Lutsen, Minnesota

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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!

Address

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!

2 . Hampton Inn Duluth

Duluth, Minnesota

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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!

Address

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.

3 . Cascade Lodge

Lutsen, Minnesota

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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!

Address

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!

4 . Superior Shores Resort & Conference Center

Two Harbors, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 939 - 2504

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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.

5 . Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior

Tofte, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 552 - 1914

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Experience all the North Shore has to offer at Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior, which combines lakeside luxury and leisure! The array of amenities never seem to end and include in-suite fireplaces, whirlpool baths, and awe-inspiring views of Lake Superior. Your guestroom, suite, condo, or townhome may include a sprawling deck, a private balcony, a bubbling Jacuzzi, or a flat-screen television. Don't want to leave your four-legged friend at home. No worries. Bluefish Bay offers pet friendly rooms for your furry companion! Once you've experienced all your lodging has to offer, go explore the outdoor oasis of Tofte Minnesota. Traverse the ruggedly beautiful terrain of the Sawtooth Mountains or hike through the tree-lined trails of Superior National Forest. Embark on a fishing trip on Lake Superior or just dive in for a refreshing swim. When the winter wonderland arrives, coast through the snowy landscape on a cross country skiing expedition or warm your fingers by the wood-burning fireplace. Reach the height of relaxation at the Waves of Superior Spa. Do everything or nothing at Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior!

Address

7192 West Highway 61, Tofte, MN 55615

Highlights

The Sawtooth Mountains are home to many mountain peaks, rivers, waterfalls, and parks. Observe a wealth of wildlife like eagles, hawks, deer, mountain lion, moose, and many more critters!

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Reconnect with nature at the Waves of Superior Spa, whose treatments and services are inspired by the natural surroundings of the Northwoods!

6 . Solbakken Resort

Lutsen, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 939 - 6934

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Escape the pandemonium of everyday and relax in quiet North Shore seclusion at Solbakken Resort. Overlooking the serene Lake Superior, this resort allows you to get in touch with nature. Set off on a guided fishing trip, rent a canoe and paddle the scenic waters, or sit back on a lazy pontoon ride. For some on-land adventures, hike through the tree-cradled trails or go bird watching. When the snow falls, take a shuttle to downhill skiing at the Lutsen Mountains or go snowshoeing through the white landscape! Post up in a cabin or vacation home and enjoy both the simple splendor of the ever-present nature and the luxurious amenities. Units have private decks, welcoming fireplaces, soothing saunas, and relaxing hot tubs. One-bedroom cabins are perfect for an intimate getaway with the one you love while three-bedroom cabins are fit for unforgettable family vacations. Come to Solbakken Resort for four seasons of North Shore fun!

Address

4874 W Hwy 61, Lutsen, MN 55612

Related activities

Cascade River State Park is just five miles away, teeming with hiking trails that showcase Minnesota's natural splendor!

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Free Wi-Fi in the lobby keeps you connected with the world while nightly star-gazing allows you to forget about it!

7 . South Pier Inn

Duluth, Minnesota

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From $101

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. Combing gorgeous views, a bevy of activities, and luxurious accommodations, South Pier Inn is your base camp for Duluth fun!

Address

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!

8 . Chateau LeVeaux

Tofte, Minnesota

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Perched atop the scenic cliffs of Lake Superior's North Shore, Chateau LeVeaux is a waterfront activity center! Located between Tofte and Lutsen, these condos are right in the middle of the action. Try your hand at fishing, set off on a sailing expedition, or enjoy a wealth of water sports on Lake Superior. The Superior Hiking Trail and the 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! The adventure never ends here! Of course, when you want to take a break from Northwoods fun, you've got a relaxing condo or guestroom waiting for you. Lakeside balconies, electric fireplaces, flat-screen televisions, and more provide you with all the comforts of home. You'll know you're on vacation when you take a dip in the sparkling swimming pool, soak in the hot tub, or unwind in the sauna. Kids can get their kicks in the game room while adults lounge on the sundeck. Your all-purpose Lake Superior vacation awaits!

Address

6626 West Highway 61, Tofte, MN 55615

Highlights

When snow blankets the landscape, stop by Lutsen Mountains for a mountain of skiing adventures!

Related activities

Gooseberry Falls State Park and Split Rock Lighthouse State Park offer nearby natural splendor for hikers, bikers, and explorers!

9 . Aspen Lodge

Grand Marais, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 570 - 8424

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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!

Address

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!

Related activities

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!

10 . Eagle Ridge at Lutsen Mountain

Lutsen, Minnesota

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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!

Address

445 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen, MN 55612

Related activities

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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