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North Shore Minnesota Resorts: How to Choose the Right One for You

Looking for the perfect getaway in Minnesota? Look no further than North Shore resorts. Nestled along the stunning shores of Lake Superior, these resorts offer a truly unforgettable experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. Whether you're craving a cozy cabin retreat or a luxurious lakeside escape, the North Shore has something for everyone.

Plan a group getaway, a romantic escape, a family vacation, or a solo adventure. This guide will help you discover the best North Shore MN Resorts, ensuring an experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

Choosing where to stay can be the most important part of your vacation. You need the right amenities at the right price in the right place. Your lodging needs to be a place you want to go back to at the end of the day.

How to Choose a North Shore Resort

Answer these questions and find the perfect vacation lodging! Consider what amenities will make your trip ideal. Do you need a restaurant onsite? Do you want somewhere that rents bikes, snowshoes? Do you want a separate bedroom, or a fireplace, or a hot tub? Decide what you must have, then list amenities that would be a bonus.

Are your dates fixed or flexible? This will impact your cost. Holiday and peak weekends cost the most and have two- or three-night minimum stays. Summer is the busiest, especially from 4th of July through Labor Day and fall weekends through late October. Midweeks during busy time are less expensive. For a deal at a North Shore Resort (MN), look at midweeks in the winter, April, May and November and early December.

Where do you want to stay? On Lake Superior or an inland lake? In a town or away from it all? How far away from it all? The North Shore is

Pick the Best Resorts on the North Shore MN

North Shore resorts vary. You will find mom-and-pop motels, lovely hotels, rustic and modern cabins, and expansive lodging properties with restaurants, pools, programs, and condos on Lake Superior.

Want to stay in a great small town? Consider Two Harbor or Grand Marais. Close to town close enough? Try Scenic 61, Gooseberry Falls, Silver Bay, Schroeder, Tofte, or Lutsen. If you want to be on an inland lake away from it all, head to the Gunflint Trail or Finland. How about at the very end of Minnesota’s North Shore? Stay in Grand Portage on the USA border with Canada.

Once you’ve chosen a location and date, you will be able to sort out the options that fit your amenities list and budget.  Generally small towns have motels and hotels and resorts within or near town. Cabins are clustered outside of towns or on inland lakes. Resorts are scattered along the entire 151 miles of the Lake Superior’s North Shore of Minnesota.

Lake Superior North Shore Resorts

The North Shore is all about Lake Superior, its massive grandeur, its changing moods. Everything is centered around the shoreline stretching from Canal Park in Duluth to the Canadian border near Grand Portage, (and the forests that spread inland). Staying along the shore of the largest freshwater lake in the world is awesome.

Listen to the lake lap against the shore, or watch massive waves roll down the lake, crashing into bursts of spray 4o feet high. See ocean-bound cargo ships sail by. Be mesmerized by the millions of sparkles dancing across the lake surface. Listen the ice chunks creak against the shore. Watch sea smoke, a misty fog, rise from the lake in the cold winter months.

Choose the best North Shore resort for your vacation, then plan a memory-making vacation.


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