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Condo in Tofte
Vintage Chic Overlooking the Shore and a Creek
Sunny first-floor condo situated high atop rocky cliffs overlooking Lake Superior—just steps to the water's edge. Private end unit offers windows on 2 sides w/ stunning views & a stereo-like symphony of sounds of the lake & adjacent creek. A carefully curated collection of antique, vintage & modern furnishings & collectibles meld w/ modern conveniences. Relax on the private patio or along the shore. Easy access to hiking, biking & ski trails, great restaurants, Lutsen Mountains, a winery & more.
ﺩ.ﺇ803 per night
Cabin in Two Harbors
Waterfront Cabin on Lake Superior w/ Fire Pit
A pristine lakeside retreat is waiting for you at this vacation rental in Two Harbors, MN! This 1-bedroom, 1-bath cabin sits on the shores of Lake Superior and gives you access to a private beach, a fire pit, a furnished patio, and a gas grill. Inside, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the lake from every room, along with a fireplace, 2 coffee bars, and a desk in case you need to catch up on emails in between time on the water and day trips to Duluth. Beaches, hiking, and museums are also nearby!
ﺩ.ﺇ837 per night
Condo in Tofte
Cozy Chic Hygge Home on Lake Superior Shores
Your peaceful Lake Superior getaway! Modern Scandinavian meets rustic chic in this updated private end-unit large 2-floor condo. Listen to the waves crash on the shore from the private porch. Explore the property's private cliffs and shores. ​Relax in the onsite pool, sauna, hot tub, deck and firepits. After a day of adventure, cozy up by the fireplace. Enjoy nature year-round here. Just minutes to skiing and hiking at nearby Lutsen Mountains, Superior Hiking Trail, Grand Marais and more!
ﺩ.ﺇ903 per night

Other great vacation rentals in North Shore

Condo in Tofte
Bluewater: Breathtaking Lake Superior Views
ﺩ.ﺇ761 per night
Tiny home in Two Harbors
Superior Hideaway Tiny Home with Private Sauna
ﺩ.ﺇ1,129 per night
Cabin in Grand Marais
Tranquilo at Agua Norte: Lake Superior View+Sauna
ﺩ.ﺇ873 per night
Cabin in Brook Park
Stylle Hytte ///\ Northern Cabin Retreat
ﺩ.ﺇ802 per night
Cabin in Kettle River
Cozy Modern Cabin on the Kettle River with Hot Tub
ﺩ.ﺇ744 per night
Cabin in Akeley
Pine House
ﺩ.ﺇ709 per night
Cabin in Upsala
Wizard's Cottage: Home of Radagast the Brown
ﺩ.ﺇ409 per night
Cabin in Two Harbors
Wild Pines Cabin: A-frame w/ Lake Superior views
ﺩ.ﺇ1,012 per night
Cabin in Bayfield
The Acorn of Little Sand Bay
ﺩ.ﺇ722 per night
Condo in Tofte
Stunning Lake Superior Views! Chateau LeVeaux
ﺩ.ﺇ676 per night
Condo in Tofte
Cozy Timber Trails on Lake Superior
ﺩ.ﺇ598 per night
Shipping container in Lutsen
Minutes to Lutsen MNTS—Ham’s Haus Container Cabin
ﺩ.ﺇ1,107 per night

Your guide to North Shore

Welcome to Minnesota’s North Shore

From Duluth and the Wisconsin border extending to Grand Portage and the Canadian border, Minnesota’s North Shore is a glorious landscape of jagged cliffs, thick forest, and coastal getaways along Lake Superior. Small towns dot the scenic highway that brings visitors to this unique stretch of waterfront. The road winds along the dramatic, sharp cliffs as they drop steeply to the water, with a backdrop of forested hills hiding the many rivers and waterfalls making their way to the world’s largest freshwater lake. Snowmobilers, hikers, skiers, and campers flock to the parks that turn the natural features into all-season playgrounds for outdoor recreation, with opportunities to spot migrating birds, the Northern Lights, and stunning displays of fall colors. Vacationers choose this route through the quaint North Country towns to stop for smoked fish, admire old lighthouses, and find inspiration at an art colony.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in North Shore?

The cool air that rolls in from the lake keeps the North Shore summers delightfully moderate, making it a great time book one of the area’s cabin rentals and explore the region on hiking trails, by canoe, or as a road trip through the small towns. Fall in the North Shore is made for nature lovers, with migratory birds and moose to spot among the foliage painting the hills of the Sawtooth Range, while winter can challenge you to find your inner warmth as temperatures stay cold and the snow falls endlessly. Not that low temperatures should stop you from enjoying the region, which is riddled with snowmobile and cross-country ski trails, has a major alpine ski area, and boasts a wealth of ice-fishing opportunities.

What are the top things to do in North Shore?

North Shore Scenic Drive

This 154-mile road connects Duluth to the Canadian border, passing through the small towns and wilderness of Lake Superior’s northern coast and unveiling stunning views of the rugged cliffs and forested mountains behind them. Wherever you end up based on the North Shore, this drive is an essential part of the journey ― as is stopping to admire the waterfalls, picnic in the parks, and shop in the small towns.

Grand Marais

No need to choose between a beach vacation and a hiking trip, as Grand Marais offers both the sandy shores of Lake Superior and the forested — or frozen — trails of Pincushion Mountain. And in the charming town itself, you can tour an art colony or learn traditional crafts at a folk school.


The Midwest’s largest ski area has a long season thanks to the cold winters and big dumps of lake effect snow, but it also operates as a summer resort, with a gondola bringing you up the mountain for an impressive panorama of Lake Superior.

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