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Luxury Bluefin Bay *Premium Home* by Owner, Lake Superior North Shore

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Last updated: 08/24/2014
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  • Pets considered:No
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Tofte townhome description

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

Property Type

      • Townhome

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Loads of activities nearby for the youngsters from stone skipping to Forest Service Ranger talks. And much more....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Have pets? ...check out our adjoining pet-friendly Bluefin Bay Premium Home 56...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                We're very fussy about this...moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Lower-level master bdrm...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

                Upper-level guest bedroom, private bath...moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                Upper-level master bdrm (some call it 'honeymoon suite')...moreless

              • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Ground-level living room, Queen size...moreless

              • 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)....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

                Master bath, upper-level master bdrm; 2-person shower...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                Private to upper-level guest bdrm...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

                Private to lower-level master bdrm and/or to living area...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                In great room, conveniently close to open kitchen counter; contemporary 'counter table' in push-out with windows 3 sides for Lake views & fresh air...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Updated full fridge in 'A' section; updated mini-fridge (with freezer) at wet bar within 'B' section...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                State-of-art Kuerig single-cup brewing technology, with multiple famous flavors available...moreless

              • Catering Available:

                Restaurants on site will deliver to room or will cater events...moreless

              • Microwave:

                One in 'A' section kitchen & one at 'B' section wet bar...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                In 'A' section...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                8...moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Fireplace:

                2 clean, safe gas fireplaces, with uniquely mesmerizing stone & blue glass jewels...moreless

              • Heating:

                Recently upgraded hot water heating system...moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Modern fitness facility just steps away...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Yes indeed; luxurious quality at that...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Available nearby to all resort guests...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Available nearby to all resort guests...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Triple-sheeting & all the good stuff!...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Focal point of spacious great room...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Just steps from front door...moreless

              • Hair Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • 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...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Shared Hot Tub:

                    Two shared: one at indoor pool; one at outdoor pool (heated year 'round). Plus two private whirlpools: Jacuzzi in upper-level 'B' master bdrm; state-of-art Trajet AirTub in ground-level 'A' bath...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Four flat screens on hi-end mounts...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • CD Player
                  • Television

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    2 phones (one line) for 'A' section & 2 phones (one line) for 'B' section...moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub:

                    One in 'B' master bdrm; one (hi-tech hygienic Air Tub) in 'A' bath...moreless

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Two pools: one indoor; one outdoor (heated year 'round)...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Boat:

                    Professionally guided fishing & cruising nearby at Tofte Charters - our Guest Appreciation Coupons are accepted!...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    One off upper-level 'B' section & spacious one off ground-level 'A' section, at lakeside, with 4 swivel rockers...moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    Nearby at Sawtooth Outfitters - our Guest Appreciation Coupons are accepted!...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Nearby at Sawtooth Outfitters - our Guest Appreciation Coupons are accepted!...moreless

                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    Nearby at Sawtooth Outfitters - our Guest Appreciation Coupons are accepted!...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Nearby at Superior National - our Guest Appreciation Coupons are accepted!...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Like all resort guests you may use the tennis court...moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    On upper-level master bdrm...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Spa
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Lakefront:

                    So close you hear & see the mighty waves of Lake Superior crashing a mere stone's throw away...moreless

                  • Lake View
                  • Rural
                  • Resort

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Sailing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Hiking
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Kayaking
                  • Fishing
                  • Tennis
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hunting
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Museums
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Skiing
                  • Swimming
                   

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                  $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
                  

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                  Last updated: 08/24/2014
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                  Location

                  • Carlton Peak

                    "Great day hike; high vista over Lake - nice picnic locations, too."

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                  • Crooked Spoon Cafe

                    "Savor the finest gourmet cuisine on the North Shore - OUR GUEST APPRECIATION COUPONS ACCEPTED!"

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                  • Sawtooth Outfitters

                    "Best in outdoor rental gear (kayaks, canoes, downhill skis, xc skis, snowshoes, bikes, etc. ..."

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                  • Oberg Mountain

                    "One of the best picnic hikes, with fantastic, high views out over Lake Superior (see if you ..."

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                  • Lutsen Mountains

                    "Best downhill skiing east of the Rockies AND gondola rides & hiking & alpine slide & much mo..."

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                  • WatersMeet Spa & Wellness Center

                    "Pamper yourself with the full-service experience of this wonderful spa just up the shore - ..."

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                  • Superior National Golf

                    "Here's 36 fabulous mountainous, forested holes to challenge the best. Watch out for the resi..."

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                  • WatersEdge Trading Company

                    "Some of the very best 'north country' shopping for togs & gear & collectibles - our Bluefin ..."

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                  • Tofte Charters

                    "Start here, 6 minutes from Bluefin, using one of a pair of well-equipped, 4-6 passenger vess..."

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                  • Our adjoining *Premium Home* 56

                    "Don't forget that our adjoining *Premium Homes* 56 and 57 can sleep up to 16 people - perfec..."

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                  • Cascade Vacation Rentals (check in)

                    "Good people, ready to help with rate/availability details at www.lakesuperiorrentals.com/vac..."

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                  • Boundary Waters Canoe Area

                    "World famous Boundary Waters Canoe & Wilderness Area, day hike past pristine lakes to summit..."

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                  • Our *Premium Home* 14

                    "One of 3 Bluefin Bay *Premium Homes* - 14 pier-side, overlooking the Historic Tofte Pier - p..."

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                  • Historic Tofte Pier

                    "This landmark oozes memories & history. The famed steamship America used to dock here in the..."

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                  • Resort Lake Walk

                    "Nothing quite compares to the ambience of a stroll on this rugged, close-to-the-boulders-&-c..."

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                  • Resort Lake Walk (west)

                    "Yes, you can stroll all the way from *Premium Home* 57 (or even start at Tofte Cove just to ..."

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                  • Tofte Town Park

                    "A nice stopping point on the Resort Lake Walk (though you can go further if you wish) with p..."

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                  • Stoney Creek Sled Dogs

                    "Meet up just minutes from Bluefin Bay, then head off, directly into the Superior National Fo..."

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                  Tofte
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Bluefin Grill
                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Lutsen Ski Hill
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Superior National Golf Course
                  Tofte
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Bluefin Grill

                  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)

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1996

                  About the owner: 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.

                  Why the Owner Chose Tofte:
                  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.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
                  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.


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                  Photos

                  • Best-location Premium Home at Resort

                    Best-location Premium Home at Resort

                  • Unique at Bluefin: contemporary, square 'counter table' for 8 in bright push-out

                    Unique at Bluefin: contemporary, square 'counter table' for 8 in bright push-out

                  • Like all Resort guests, use fitness center & sauna/pool/whirlpool, steps away

                    Like all Resort guests, use fitness center & sauna/pool/whirlpool, steps away

                  • Unique: museum-quality Chippewa birchbark canoe model in cathedral ceiling

                    Unique: museum-quality Chippewa birchbark canoe model in cathedral ceiling

                  • Year 'round outdoor whirlpool, steps away, Lake views, adjacent sunning decks

                    Year 'round outdoor whirlpool, steps away, Lake views, adjacent sunning decks

                  • Only here: Peeled Aspen furniture, larger/lower ceiling fan (upper guest bdrm)

                    Only here: Peeled Aspen furniture, larger/lower ceiling fan (upper guest bdrm)

                  • Special: inside wood box pre-filled, fixin's proudly bundled by local artisans

                    Special: inside wood box pre-filled, fixin's proudly bundled by local artisans

                  • Rare: ceiling fan & better privacy (right) 'shade' on door (lower master bdrm)

                    Rare: ceiling fan & better privacy (right) 'shade' on door (lower master bdrm)

                  • Not the usual Bluefin: owner-directed top-to-bottom remodel (lower master bdrm)

                    Not the usual Bluefin: owner-directed top-to-bottom remodel (lower master bdrm)

                  • Unusual at Bluefin: upgraded, 'north-woodsy' styling; not 'one look fits all'

                    Unusual at Bluefin: upgraded, 'north-woodsy' styling; not 'one look fits all'

                  • Unique: 3 silk-sachet Harney teas plus 6 flavors of Land O Lakes Cocoa Classics

                    Unique: 3 silk-sachet Harney teas plus 6 flavors of Land O Lakes Cocoa Classics

                  • Master bath upper-glass walls: sneak peek at suspended, model Chippewa canoe

                    Master bath upper-glass walls: sneak peek at suspended, model Chippewa canoe

                  • Unusual Bluefin: this Premium Home remodeled/updated with owner's-choice decor

                    Unusual Bluefin: this Premium Home remodeled/updated with owner's-choice decor

                  • Special: 'elegant cabin' decor, larger'n'lower ceiling fan (upper master bdrm)

                    Special: 'elegant cabin' decor, larger'n'lower ceiling fan (upper master bdrm)

                  • 2-person whirlpool; listen to Lake sounds (upper master bdrm, 'honeymoon suite')

                    2-person whirlpool; listen to Lake sounds (upper master bdrm, 'honeymoon suite')

                  • Only here: longer wet bar, new landing light (dimmable for kids sleeping nearby)

                    Only here: longer wet bar, new landing light (dimmable for kids sleeping nearby)

                  • This Premium Home is unique among Bluefin resort units - ready for relaxation

                    This Premium Home is unique among Bluefin resort units - ready for relaxation

                  • 2 wood fireplaces; enjoy rare pleasures of crackling sounds and fragrant aromas

                    2 wood fireplaces; enjoy rare pleasures of crackling sounds and fragrant aromas

                  • Unique: remodeled owner decor, neat top-down/bottom-up shades (upper guest bdrm)

                    Unique: remodeled owner decor, neat top-down/bottom-up shades (upper guest bdrm)

                  • Premium Home 'owner touch': picnic basket and cheese board (upper master bdrm)

                    Premium Home 'owner touch': picnic basket and cheese board (upper master bdrm)

                  • Might be Bluefin Bay's closest-to-water deck - happier summertime happy hours

                    Might be Bluefin Bay's closest-to-water deck - happier summertime happy hours

                  • Premium Home special: Keurig coffee brewing, with several famous flavors

                    Premium Home special: Keurig coffee brewing, with several famous flavors

                  • Year 'round outdoor pool - Lake views, whirlpool, sunning decks; just steps away

                    Year 'round outdoor pool - Lake views, whirlpool, sunning decks; just steps away

                  • Stroll kids/grandkids to nearby Tofte Town Park; gaze upon Lake Superior

                    Stroll kids/grandkids to nearby Tofte Town Park; gaze upon Lake Superior

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                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
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