North Shore Vacation Rentals

Looking for a place of your own? Even if it’s just for the weekend or week? Listed here are select North Shore vacation rentals, a few retreats, and a few vacation rental management companies. So browse, check the calendar, and make a reservation!

Remember each property is completely unique, may be seasonal, may have minimum night requirements and all are charming.

Many resorts also offer ‘vacation rental units’ with all the amenities. Find additional condos, townhomes and stand-alone lodging properties here.


Woodsong on Lake Superior

3824 Cascade Beach Rd | Lutsen, MN 55612

Perched between the edge of Lake Superior and Cascade River State Park’s open forest, WoodSong was completely rebuilt in 2016. From the overall design to the hand-forged ironwork, this inspired cabin was spared no expense in its attention to detail. The most unique aspect might be its historic fish house, located right at water’s edge. One of the few surviving original fish houses, it has been repurposed as an enchanted covered patio — perfect for morning coffee and evening wine.

Amenities include: kitchen with dishwasher, pro-style gas range, 2 queen bedrooms with private en suite baths featuring spa-like deep soaker tubs, deluxe sleeper sofa in the main room, wood-burning fireplace, outdoor patio and firepit, and pro-style outdoor gas grill. Sleeps up to 6 guests.

$255-395/night, July and August 7-night minimum, June and holidays 3-night minimum, all other 2-night minimum

No pets.
Points Unknown Guest Suite

82 Irish Creek Road | Hovland, MN 55606

One of the most unique lodging options you will find in Minnesota’s Arrowhead Region, the Points Unknown Guest Suite is located within our off-grid homestead, 35 minutes northeast of Grand Marais! Actively participate in our off-grid lifestyle with traditional sled dogs or just use our Guest Suite as your base for outdoor adventure. We have solar panels that power the home, no phone lines and our delicious drinking water comes from our own well. Our heat is in floor and is fed by an outdoor wood boiler. We have indoor plumbing!

Loon Lodge on Lake Superior

6528 Aspenwood Drive | Tofte, MN 55615

Private townhome on 600′ of Lake Superior pebble beach. Sleeps 2-8; pet friendly. Direct access to the Gitchi-Gami bike trail. Only 8 minutes to Lutsen Mountains. Check availability and rates on website.

SweetWater Cottage on Lake Superior

4012 Cascade Beach Road | Lutsen, MN 55612

Nestled along a secluded stretch of Lake Superior, far from Highway 61, its idyllic 3-acre setting is only exceeded by its distinctively designed interior and curated decor. SweetWater captures the enchantment of the North Shore and the Scandinavian influence prominent in this region’s past. The open floor plan is ideal for groups of families or friends.

Amenities include: spacious kitchen with expansive island, dishwasher and pro-style gas range, 2 king and 2 queen bedrooms, 2 spa-like baths featuring deep soaker tubs, wood-burning stove, lakeside deck, outdoor firepit, and pro-style outdoor gas grill. Sleeps 8-10 guests.

$325-465/night, July and August 7-night minimum, June and holidays 3-night minimum, all other 2-night minimum
Painted Rock on Lake Superior

3834 Cascade Beach Road | Lutsen, MN 55612

Painted Rock sits perched on a quaint spit of Lake Superior ledge rock at the edge of Cascade River State Park. This original 1930 log cabin has been lovingly restored to celebrate all of its original charm of bygone days while updating it with luxury amenities. The main room is home to a wood-burning fireplace, dining table, game table, and picture windows that bring the Big Lake indoors in all seasons.

Amenities include: kitchen with dishwasher and gas range, 2 queen bedrooms, bath with deep soaker tub and heated floors, deluxe sleeper sofa in the main room, authentic cobblestone fireplace, lakeside deck, and pro-style outdoor gas grill. Sleeps 4-6 guests.

$245-365/night, July and August 7-night minimum, June and holidays 3-night minimum, all other 2-night minimum

Cedarwood Hollow on Lake Superior

3934 Cascade Beach Road | Lutsen, MN 55612

Located halfway between Lutsen and Grand Marais, Cedarwood Hollow sits at the edge of a private cobblestone beach along the boundary of Cascade River State Park. This authentic timber-frame chalet was completely rebuilt in 2017, updating the cabin with modern amenities while retaining the original charm of a bygone era. Offering an abundantly-spacious layout, the great room is home to a wood-burning fireplace, dining table, game table, and picture windows so close to the Big Lake that its waves practically lap at your toes.

Amenities include: expansive kitchen with 48″ pro-style gas range, 1 king and 2 queen bedrooms, 2 full baths with oversize deep soaker tubs and heated floors, an additional half-bath, sleeper sofa in a private corner of the loft, grand wood-burning fireplace, beachside patio, outdoor firepit, and pro-style outdoor gas grill. Sleeps 8-10 guests.

$355-475/night, July and August 7-night minimum, June and holidays 3-night minimum, all other 2-night minimum

Lake Superior Solitude

Windsong Drive | Beaver Bay, MN 55601

This is our vacation home, and it is our pleasure to share it with fellow north shore lovers.  We were sold on the place the minute we walked in the door and saw the dramatic wall of windows overlooking Lake Superior.  In warmer months, the deck is the place to be, relax with coffee as the sun rises over the lake, return after a day of exploring for quiet conversation as the sun sets.  We have a gas grill on the deck so you can cook dinner lakeside, there’s room to do it all!

The Gitchi-Gami State Trail is at the top of Windsong Drive, walk or ride bikes to Split Rock Lighthouse and Gooseberry Falls.  Palisade Head and Tettegouche State Park are a few miles up 61.  With easy access to Superior Hiking Trail, you can hike for miles, and in winter, snowshoe and cross country ski trails are nearby. You can snowmobile right from Windsong.

Windsong is a small lakeside townhome community, not a busy resort.  Enjoy the amenities of an upscale resort without the noise and crowds Windsong’s private indoor heated pool, (open between Memorial Day weekend and New Year’s Day) and a year around sauna are just a short walk away.  Come be our guests at Lake Superior Solitude, you’ll love it as much as we do.

Superior’s Edge

Windsong 607 | Beaver Bay, MN 55601

Where Lake Superior and a Superior Stay Meet!

Luxury 3-bedroom townhome with wide open lake views! You will appreciate the quality and comfort of this well-appointed two-story vacation rental. Stunning master suite; super clean; perfectly located in a protected valley near state parks, trails, restaurant and shops.

Cascade Vacation Rentals

5335 West Highway 61 | Lutsen, MN 55612

An eclectic selection of vacation homes on Minnesota’s North Shore, cabins and townhomes from Duluth to the Canadian border including Lake Superior and inland lakes. Large homes and Pet-friendly properties available.
Cairn Cottage on Lake Superior

Cascade Beach Road | Lutsen, MN 55612

“North Shore Perfection.” Kick back and enjoy the views of Lake Superior. Explore, discover and connect with “the best” of the North Shore. Spectacular sights and sounds of the “big lake” are closer than you can imagine from almost every exterior and interior vantage point of this private property and two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage.

The view, location and privacy can’t be overstated. From calm days with sun sparkling on the glass-like water to more dramatic days with crashing waves, Cairn Cottage offers views and comforts in a tasteful, beautiful and well-cared for home.

Cairn Cottage is located on historic Cascade Beach Road in Lutsen, Minnesota, a charming setting on the North Shore.  Your vacation starts as you approach the tree-overhanging drive and arrive at the little red cottage.>

Located halfway between Lutsen and Grand Marais, the cottage is less than a 10-minute drive to Superior National at Lutsen, a 27-hole golf course, Lutsen Mountain Ski Area and all the activities and venues in Grand Marais.  Nestled in the woods between Lake Superior and the Sawtooth Mountain Range beauty and views are all around.  Your day can start and end at the cottage but it’s also a perfect place to settle in, unwind and experience the lake and walk the beach.

Lutsen Solitude

Lodge Lane | Lutsen, MN 55612

Lutsen’s cutest vacation home in a prime recreation area.  Charming, comfortably furnished 3-bedroom, 2-bath home, sleeps from 2 to 8 guests.  Lutsen Mountain’s ski hills, mountain biking trails and Alpine Slide, Superior Hiking Trail, Gitchi Gami trail, Superior National Golf Course, North Shore winery, cross-country and snowmobile trails and Lake Superior are all within a mile.

Set in Superior National Forest with no buildings behind it to block the view.  Every east facing window has a view of Lake Superior.  The covered deck is ideal for watching the sun come up over the lake with morning coffee and the beautiful 3-season porch lets you enjoy the evenings bug free!  Our fire ring is perfect for s’mores and stargazing, night skies are spectacular here.  It’s the ideal vacation home for families and friends.  Close to everything you love about the north shore but away from the busy resorts.  Come make some “up north” memories at Lutsen Solitude.