LUXURY BLUEFIN BAY *PREMIUM HOME* BY OWNER, LAKE SUPERIOR NORTH SHORE

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type townhome
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LUXURY BLUEFIN BAY *PREMIUM HOME* BY OWNER, LAKE SUPERIOR NORTH SHORE

Tofte Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 3 bedrooms (1K,2Q) + sofabed, 3 baths, (sleeps 6-8)

This Premium Home, near Lutsen, is arguably the finest, most luxurious, townhome in the famed Bluefin Bay Resort on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Recently remodeled & redecorated top to bottom in an 'elegant cabin' flavor. Sleeps up to 8. Need a little more space? We have adjoining/nearby equally nice accommodations so you can bring your entire entourage!

You'll welcome our Guest Appreciation Coupons - MORE $ value per day for each additional day of your stay - good as cash for selected x-c ski / downhill ski / canoe / kayak / bike / charter fishing / dogsled rides / dining / shopping, spa pleasures and more.

(Excuse some background: In Bluefin Bay Resort 'language' our home is sometimes referred to as a 'Grand Superior' - & in that 'language' what we refer to as the 'A' section, downstairs, is a 'Grand Superior One Bedroom' & what we call the 'B' section, upstairs, is a combo of a 'Grand Superior Master Bedroom' and 'Hillside Guest Room.')

Some special ways this unit DIFFERS from other units at this resort...

...one of only 2 town homes in its category with end-unit windows on 2 levels plus upper-level balcony

...only town home in its category with large, easy-to-maneuver square, contemporary 'counter' table in dining area (seats 8)

...4 huge ceiling fans (bigger, more effectively hung, etc., than most similar units) in 3 bedrooms & living room

...marble vanities in 3 baths & kitchen counter

...extra-large marble wet bar in 'B' section

...2 fireplace mantels of huge, cedar logs oozing northwoods ambiance

...special laptop work-counter, with option of Ethernet

...'lock-out doors' (between downstairs & upstairs) swing completely out of way for convenience

...new combo 'B' section will be extra special for guests who've used only 'B' in the past; no sharing stairway with strangers, include another couple or kids

...larger flat-screen TV in living room than any other unit plus 2 other flat-screen TVs

...high-tech 'air tub' whirlpool (in 'A' section bath) meets modern hygiene standards

Stay here & look right down (from upstairs) & directly out at (from downstairs) the nearby waters of Lake Superior, where frequently the crashing waves of the mighty Lake offer spectacular sights & sounds.

You'll not regret additional nights at this neat resort! Guest Appreciation Coupons are applicable nearby: dining, outdoor equipment, charter fishing, dogsled rides, neat north country shopping, golf, OR future reservations! GA Coupon $ amounts are substantial (more $ each successive night you add) GA coupons add up to as much as $500 for 6-night stay in busy season!

Keywords: Lutsen,lakeside,resort,luxury,Lake Superior,ski

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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We're Barb & Jack, happy to meet you & muse - vicariously - that you might be thinking of enjoying our special 'home away from home' on the North Shore of Lake Superior. We may be retired, sometimes just 'tired :),' but we're fortunate we can stay active & would be pleased if you can enjoy the special wonders of Bluefin Bay Resort. We're relaxing just a bit after high-intensity careers: Barb is a long-time Registered Nurse, partly in EMT, mostly in labor & delivery. Jack's career was in the advertising business, almost entirely in his own advertising agency enterprise. We both were reared in a small-town/agricultural environment in southern Minnesota that has surely left its mark on us forever. We love family (kids, grandkids & great-grandkids!), travel, horses & mules, desert, mountains, oceans, trains, boats, hiking, Jeeping, Western music (different than 'country'!), opera, cowboy poetry, and, and, and.

The Owner purchased this townhome in 1996

It's easy to fall in love with this part of the country, the North Shore of Lake Superior, largest body of fresh water in the world. We've certainly been smitten. Sometimes this rugged coast is compared to the New England coast. Sometimes the nearby Sawtooth Mountains remind us of the west. The vast range of outdoor recreation opportunities -'right out the back door' - have been a huge attraction: unlimited hiking opportunities, hundreds of miles of XC trails, fishing, charming Americana in the small towns, best Alpine skiing east of the Rockies, kayaking & canoeing, on & on. And, of course, we were also attracted to the wonderful amenities of Bluefin Bay Resort, 2 pools (one outdoor & heated year 'round), 2 hot tubs (one also outdoor), and much more. Bottom line: We're glad we chose Bluefin Bay. We think you will be, too.

We've done our share of hiking (including backpacking some 200 miles of the famed Superior Hiking Trail & day hikes galore) ...enjoyed picnics overlooking the Lake from atop Mt. Oberg or Carlton Peak ...relaxing (on our deck, or on the rocks a few feet away) to listen to the waves of the Lake crashing (or just lapping at the shoreline) a stone's throw away ...visiting the cascading streams feeding the lake, the cauldrons of the Temperance River, Devil's Kettle on the Brule River, the spectacular double waterfall of the Caribou River ...watching the kids & grand-kids skip rocks when the Lake is quiet ...the 'Smore's sessions around the campfire ...we could go on & on.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Luxury Bluefin Bay *Premium Home* by owner, Lake Superior North Shore
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  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
Last minute trip to the North Shore... as we were looking for places to stay Thursday evening, and found most everything booked, we were thrilled to come across Bluefin Bay 57! (While we've passed this most gorgeous resort right on Lake Superior, we've never stayed.) Excited to get to our newest destination on the North Shore, we had no ideaa what we were in s tore for: sun-filled room, star-gazing from the // window at night, but most of all a real fireplace!! This room has all the little extra touches one can think of ...we loved it! (Dave:) What topped the whole weekend off was the most gorgeous fall weather!! Hiked Oberg Loop; couldn't believe how vibrant the colors were!! Views were specrtacular! Definitely a must - on to Grand Marais ...one of our favorite places. Ended with dinner at Lutsen. Truly a most wonderful last minute get-away! Kelly & Dave, Prescott, WI
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Tofte Minnesota
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  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
Thank you for keeping such a beautiful place. When we walked in we were amazed. The pictures online usually look better than the actual place, but not in this case. I felt peace and God's presence about this whole trip. My husband is a minister studying @ Bible school right now. We both met there and now live on campus. We wanted to get away and hear from the Lord and it was wonderful reading this book and seeing how others came here for the same thing. He loves the praises of His people and when we as a people lift Him up by acknowledging his creation I know it makes Him near. I know the Lord ordained this trip and I believe we will be back. Thank you for keeping it so lovely and for the Caribou Coffee!!I loved the coffee and the 'smores. We love 57 and thank the Lord for this opportunity. Take care and the Lord bless you for keeping you first. Sincerely, Nigel & Tama
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  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
We were here on our honeymoon. Headed to "Crooked Spoon" restaurant in Grand Marais and it was awesome delicious. Then went to a few stores and headed to Lutsen Mountain. The down mountain sledding was fantastic! Don't be afraid to go fast, it's worth it! Went inland to Sawbill Lake. A lot of photo ops in that area. Bring a fishing rod or rent a canoe for half a day for $20. Have an adventure. Andrew & I had such an amazing stay here. What a perfect time we had on our honeymoon. We are so sad to leave here tomorrow, wish we could stay for a summer. Thanks you for such an amazing place! The waves & the fireplace... wow! never want to leave. Laura & Andrew Fr...an Newly Weds!!
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  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
We live a state away from the beautiful North Shore of Minnesota. It is very ironic that we also live in a community of the North Shore (Highland Park, IL) although the county we live in is Lake County but we often travel to Cook County IL very frequently (Chicago). The two Cook Counties and North Shores couldn't possibly be further worlds apart. What a beautiful job you have done! We dove into all the activities the North Shore has to offer ...bike riding, hiking, blueberry picking off the Gunflint Trail, and fishing & canoeing on Four Mile Lake!, Alpine sliding (big hit for the boys). Just a great place and we will be back again soon. There is still so much more to explore! Thank you for sharing your home!
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  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
This has been the perfect place to spend our 25th wedding anniversary. We have stayed in a different unit for the last few years, but this was a far nicer placde. We loved everything about it. Thanks for providing a wonderful, romantic setting. We can't wait to come back to 57.

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Carlton Peak
"Great day hike; high vista over Lake - nice picnic locations, too."
Crooked Spoon Cafe
"Savor the finest gourmet cuisine on the North Shore - OUR GUEST APPRECIATION COUPONS ACCEPTED!"
Sawtooth Outfitters
"Best in outdoor rental gear (kayaks, canoes, downhill skis, xc skis, snowshoes, bikes, etc. ..."
Oberg Mountain
"One of the best picnic hikes, with fantastic, high views out over Lake Superior (see if you ..."
Lutsen Mountains
"Best downhill skiing east of the Rockies AND gondola rides & hiking & alpine slide & much mo..."
WatersMeet Spa & Wellness Center
"Pamper yourself with the full-service experience of this wonderful spa just up the shore - ..."
Superior National Golf
"Here's 36 fabulous mountainous, forested holes to challenge the best. Watch out for the resi..."
WatersEdge Trading Company
"Some of the very best 'north country' shopping for togs & gear & collectibles - our Bluefin ..."
Tofte Charters
"Start here, 6 minutes from Bluefin, using one of a pair of well-equipped, 4-6 passenger vess..."
Our adjoining *Premium Home* 56
"Don't forget that our adjoining *Premium Homes* 56 and 57 can sleep up to 16 people - perfec..."
Cascade Vacation Rentals (check in)
"Good people, ready to help with rate/availability details at www.lakesuperiorrentals.com/vac..."
Boundary Waters Canoe Area
"World famous Boundary Waters Canoe & Wilderness Area, day hike past pristine lakes to summit..."
Our *Premium Home* 14
"One of 3 Bluefin Bay *Premium Homes* - 14 pier-side, overlooking the Historic Tofte Pier - p..."
Historic Tofte Pier
"This landmark oozes memories & history. The famed steamship America used to dock here in the..."
Resort Lake Walk
"Nothing quite compares to the ambience of a stroll on this rugged, close-to-the-boulders-&-c..."
Resort Lake Walk (west)
"Yes, you can stroll all the way from *Premium Home* 57 (or even start at Tofte Cove just to ..."
Tofte Town Park
"A nice stopping point on the Resort Lake Walk (though you can go further if you wish) with p..."
Stoney Creek Sled Dogs
"Meet up just minutes from Bluefin Bay, then head off, directly into the Superior National Fo..."

Quaint 'Americana' Tofte Town Park nearby for picnics & boat launch, close to famed Superior Hiking Trail (one of the nation's great long trails with fabulous dayhikes), winter-time ice skating on the grounds, book a winter-time dogsled ride nearby, nature talks by Forest Service rangers, best fishing by charter with Capt. Peck's Tofte Charters (Guest Appreciation coupons accepted) starting 6 minutes away, fabulous x-c & downhill skiing/snowshoeing/canoeing/kayaking/biking/skiing with gear nice gear options from Sawtooth Outfitters (Guest Appreciation coupons accepted) North Shore's finest spa experience at WatersMeet (Guest Appreciation coupons accepted), 36 holes of world-class golf at Superior National (Guest Appreciation coupons accepted)

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Availability & Rates

Tofte Townhome Rental Rates

Notes

  • $189-$549/nt, best value at famed Resort
  • US Dollars
  • $189-$539/nite(for 2, sometimes 4, guests)(7th nite free); holidays $215-$549/nite
  • Add'l person 2 years & up $15/nite (except no charge if add'l must use sofabed)
  • +Guest Appreciation Coupons - $40-$100 3 nites, up to $500 6 nites, use locally
  • Use Coupons for local skis/boards/snowshoes/gourmet dining/dogsled rides
  • and/or charter fishing/golf/shopping/bikes/canoes/kayaks/spa pleasures
  • 2-nite min (3 holidays); exponentially greater Coupon $ for each add'l night
  • More savings - no 7% resort fee added when renting this Bluefin Premium Home
  • Check our website Bluefin Bay by Owner dot com for details

Amenities

Tofte Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master bath, upper-level master bdrm; 2-person shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Private to upper-level guest bdrm
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Private to lower-level master bdrm and/or to living area
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Lower-level master bdrm
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upper-level guest bedroom, private bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upper-level master bdrm (some call it 'honeymoon suite')
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Ground-level living room, Queen size
  • King bed in 'B' master bdrm; queen beds in 'A' master bdrm and 'B' guest bdrm. Plus queen sofabed in 'A' living room (no charge, even for adults, if used only with 'A' section).
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • snowboarding
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • cross country skiing
  • snowmobiling
Notes:
4 hi-perf ceiling fans (lvg room & bdrm in 'A' & each bdrm in 'B' for addl lites & comfort), double shower in 'B' master bath, granite vanity tops & wet bar, 2 cedar log fireplace mantels; world-class Keurig coffee service with Caribou & Green Mountain flavors & quality, finest Harney & Sons silk-sachet teas, multiple modern phone handsets in each home take messages privately, highest-quality Land O’Lakes hot chocolate fixings