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Where to Stay Along Minnesota’s North Shore

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I love finding unique places to stay at when we travel and our North Shore trip was no exception! We found 3 beautiful properties along our route and I’d highly recommend all three:

Oldenburg House (B&B)

Carlton, MN

While technically Oldenburg House is not on the North Shore, it’s on the way and is worth a stay on your way up or on your way home.  The property backs up to Jay Cooke State Park so it’s the perfect base to explore the park.  You can easily get to Cloquet or Duluth for fun food and drink spots, such as Gordy Hi-Hat or stops along Duluth’s West Superior Street.

The incredible history (built in 1894!) and amazing owners make Oldenburg House so unique.  While most people associate Jay Cooke with the area, Henry Oldenburg was one of the biggest influences in developing the area, conserving it after the logging industry and raising funds to cover the park’s creation. His wife Mary was an important figure as well – she was active in social and civic projects, establishing a traveling library, and creating the park.  And this house was at the center of it all!

The current owners, Glenn and Emily, opened the B&B in 2017 and are kind and wonderful people.  They have once again made the space a gathering spot and we loved talking with them.  Glenn also makes the best waffles infused with local fruits! We stayed in the Jay Cooke Suite which was spacious, clean and beautifully decorated. 

Read more about this unique property in this Lake Superior Magazine article.

Baptism River Inn

Silver Bay, MN

The Baptism River Inn, a gorgeous and peaceful log cabin in Silver Bay, is a great base for visiting Tettegouche. I can’t emphasize enough how peaceful our stay was.  We stayed in the Sunset Room but they all look gorgeous.  Check-in was contactless and in these COVID times, our breakfast was a bagged breakfast put into our minifridge.  A coffee bar awaited guests in the main lobby area (masks required) to make tea/coffee.  A whimsical sauna is unfortunately closed for the time being but in pre-COVID times would have been the best place to wind down a long day of hiking!

The Cabins of Cascade Lodge

Lusten, MN

Located right across the street from Lake Superior, Cascade Lodge has multiple types of accommodation and I’d recommend the stand alone cabins.  We stayed in the Birdhouse (Cabin 8). It was super quaint, extremely clean and we slept with the windows open with the gorgeous fresh Lake Superior air.  Some of the log cabins are original from the 1920’s!  We ate at the restaurant on site for dinner (you can get a discount if you’re staying there) and made a bonfire on the beach right across the street. They offer a bonfire pack for just $6.  Watching the bonfire on the rocks along the lake as the sun set and the moon came up was a highlight of our whole trip!

For more info on stops to make along the North Shore, read my guide here!

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