Where to stay on the North Shore


Naniboujou Lodge

Built as a private club in the 1920s (it is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places), Naniboujou may be best known for the bright dining room walls and ceiling painted in Native American Cree patterns. Today, guests visit for the award-winning meals, access to Big Lake, and the media-free environment that ensures you’re completely disconnected. 20 Naniboujou Road, Grand Marais, 218-387-2688

The Mayhew Inn

of the Grand Marais only boutique hotel bridges the gap between rural travel and city life. Whether you’re booking one of its six units for a couples getaway or renting out the whole place for a family celebration, the downtown hotspot has what you’re looking for — if what you’re looking for includes an incredible outdoor fireplace, a brick pizza oven, an expansive rooftop terrace overlooking the harbor, and artist-designed rooms. 107 W. Wisconsin St., Grand Marais, 612-386-3096

Bluefin tuna berry

This top notch accommodation the destination has it all: indoor and outdoor pools for kids, a spa for adults weary from the pandemic, three on-site restaurants, free gear for outdoor getaways, an ice rink in winter, and tennis courts for summer games, and easy access to nearby Lutsen. 7192 highway. 61 W., Tofte, 218-663-7296

Hungry Hippy Hostel

Located in a barn just northeast of the Grand Marais, the inn has six private rooms with queen-size beds; a loft with dormitory for six people if you have a large group; and three glamping tents equipped with mattresses, screened porches, fire pits, and lake views, plus seven campsites if you prefer the BYO tent. 401 city. Road 14, Grand Marais, 218-387-2256

Rock Harbor Lodge

Need to get away a bit? Consider a visit to Isle Royale, one of the least visited national parks in the country, accessible exclusively by boat (from Grand Portage) or seaplane (from Grand Marais). Book a visit at Rock Harbor Lodge (or its cabins or RV cabins) for an adventure that can include a guided fishing trip, kayak and canoe paddles, rarely traversed hikes, a visit to an old copper mine, and barely a cell service bar in view. Isle Royale, 906-337-4993


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