I need to do more research on this thread, but where would you recommend lodging for 1 night between Duluth and grand Marias? Thank you!!
If you want to take your time hoping along the shore, it is a long haul for one day. I would recommend staying overnight and taking your time.
We stayed at Cliff Dweller in Tofte a few years ago. It was a quaint little find with peaceful and beautiful views.
Well I live in Duluth, so we don't Lodge very often. Lutsin has a lot to do, golf,tram ride to the top of moose mountain, trails for miles and the resort (lakeside of Highway 61) is on the shore of lake Superior. If you make it to Grand Maris, that is a nice town on the lake with fun shops or if you have a few more extra minutes, Grand Portage is a little farther north that has a casino that has just reopened after a complete remodeling with very nice rooms. Hope you have a great trip.
Beaver Bay. And check out the agate shop. Marvelous place - nice people.
I forgot to mention that the Lemon Wolf in Beaver Bay, about 4 miles north of Split Rock Lighthouse, has the best food, especially their coconut cream pie! Eclectic decor, chef/owner, local food.
Check out Superior Shores and Lutsen Resort. Or just see what other Trip Advisors recommend! Nice places in Grand Marais and so much to do in that area. Drive the Gunflint Trail, hike in Grand Portage Park and great food.
There are many hotel like Caribou Resort or American Inn or western Inn between Duluth and Grand Marais.
Check out Naniboujou Lodge website. We really enjoyed out stay there. Its beautiful and classy. No TV though, but we were fine with that.
Check out Naniboujou Lodge website. They might have a two-night minimum. We really enjoyed out stay there. Beautiful, great place to get away. When we were there, they were going for the authentic history of the place, so no TV. Everything was clean and classy.
First, you can spend days along the shore. But, for rustic, I would recommend Island View Resort in Knife River. Old little cabins, look out over the lake, have kitchenettes. We've stayed at Lutsen Lodge, but kid friendly and can be noisey. Blue Fin in Lutsen, highend but romantic place. Lots of large resorts along the old higway and many of the major chains have places in the area. All depends on where you want to spend time, price and type of accomodations.
Duluth has so many places to stay, lots of cabins, lodges, etc. are on the way to GM,it's only an 1-2 hours from Duluth to Grand Marais, looking up Duluth is good place to start. If you want to look at cabins on the Gunflint Trail just out of G M, I can recommend some.
Superior Shores has some great lakeside accommodations, but maybe more appropriate for 2+ days. Also, look into Bluefin Bay also right on the lake - a popular spot with a wonderful breakfast buffet.
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