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  2. Upsala
Star-Gazer LOTR Treehouse

We are featured on a PBS segment: Look under Pioneer Sportsman, "Muskies and Living High." Aired 2/21/2021. Listing now includes a private 4 person sauna! LOTR themed! Also adding the Mordor corner. We dare you to walk into the "Mor Door" and picnic under the very eye of Sauron. Two miles from beautiful Cedar Lake & campground (boating, fishing & magnificent descending beach). Soo Line Trail has hiking, biking & snowmobiling. Diversity is most welcome.

  1. Entire cabin
  2. Upsala
Wizard's Cottage: Home of Radagast the Brown

COVID-19 precautions: Surfaces are cleaned/sprayed with anti-bacterial spray. See the stars! Our 2+ acre fenced property (see for walking tour) includes hot tub & is 3 miles from lake (boating, fishing & magnificent descending beach). Soo Line Trail has hiking, biking & snowmobiling. Upsala is solidly in farm country. Our home is 100 ft. away from the cottage; shrubs provide privacy. Wi-Fi. Park, bar & restaurant in walking distance. Diversity is welcome.

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  2. Burtrum
Retreat on Mound Lake

Come relax at this lovely retreat on Mound Lake! You can easily spend all day in the outdoors enjoying the lake, hiking, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding or lounging on one of the decks. Enjoy the outdoors well into the evening at the outdoor fire pit or inside the large lower screened porch. Dock, kayaks & paddle board will be available from May through September. **A 2019 Bennington Pontoon with a 50hp is available to rent during your stay. Please inquire separately.

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  2. Grey Eagle
Lake Home Delight on Big Birch Lake
  1. Entire home
  2. Grey Eagle
Upscale Lake Home!!!
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  2. Swanville
The Honey Hive
  1. Farm stay
  2. Freeport
The Gardenia Goat Farm & Guest House
  1. Entire home
  2. Long Prairie
The Buttercup Inn- Historic Long Prairie Beauty
  1. Entire loft
  2. Albany
Private loft sleeps 6 comfortably, space for 7
  1. Entire home
  2. Melrose
Cathedral on Little Birch Lake 3Br/3bath Hot tub
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  2. Grey Eagle
Year-round lake home on Big Birch Lake in MN
  1. Island
  2. Grey Eagle
Private island cabin with ALL the amenities!

Your guide to North Shore

Welcome to Minnesota’s North Shore

From Duluth and the Wisconsin border extending to Grand Portage and the Canadian border, Minnesota’s North Shore is a glorious landscape of jagged cliffs, thick forest, and coastal getaways along Lake Superior. Small towns dot the scenic highway that brings visitors to this unique stretch of waterfront. The road winds along the dramatic, sharp cliffs as they drop steeply to the water, with a backdrop of forested hills hiding the many rivers and waterfalls making their way to the world’s largest freshwater lake. Snowmobilers, hikers, skiers, and campers flock to the parks that turn the natural features into all-season playgrounds for outdoor recreation, with opportunities to spot migrating birds, the Northern Lights, and stunning displays of fall colors. Vacationers choose this route through the quaint North Country towns to stop for smoked fish, admire old lighthouses, and find inspiration at an art colony.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in North Shore?

The cool air that rolls in from the lake keeps the North Shore summers delightfully moderate, making it a great time book one of the area’s cabin rentals and explore the region on hiking trails, by canoe, or as a road trip through the small towns. Fall in the North Shore is made for nature lovers, with migratory birds and moose to spot among the foliage painting the hills of the Sawtooth Range, while winter can challenge you to find your inner warmth as temperatures stay cold and the snow falls endlessly. Not that low temperatures should stop you from enjoying the region, which is riddled with snowmobile and cross-country ski trails, has a major alpine ski area, and boasts a wealth of ice-fishing opportunities.

What are the top things to do in North Shore?

North Shore Scenic Drive

This 154-mile road connects Duluth to the Canadian border, passing through the small towns and wilderness of Lake Superior’s northern coast and unveiling stunning views of the rugged cliffs and forested mountains behind them. Wherever you end up based on the North Shore, this drive is an essential part of the journey ― as is stopping to admire the waterfalls, picnic in the parks, and shop in the small towns.

Grand Marais

No need to choose between a beach vacation and a hiking trip, as Grand Marais offers both the sandy shores of Lake Superior and the forested — or frozen — trails of Pincushion Mountain. And in the charming town itself, you can tour an art colony or learn traditional crafts at a folk school.


The Midwest’s largest ski area has a long season thanks to the cold winters and big dumps of lake effect snow, but it also operates as a summer resort, with a gondola bringing you up the mountain for an impressive panorama of Lake Superior.

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