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At-Pier Bluefin Bay *Premium Home* by Owner, Lake Superior North Shore

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Enjoy the Resort's year 'round outdoor whirlpool

Enjoy the Resort's year 'round outdoor whirlpool Not the usual Bluefin: Premium Home, remodeled/updated with owner's-choice decor Complete remodel: custom furniture, full kitchen, loft bdrm (new x-long twins) Premium Home: at historic Tofte Pier, (lake gull entertainment no extra charge) Steamer America docked here when roads had not yet come this far up this far Note: now hotel-class, triple-sheet bedding (some following pics will changed) Only here: master bdrm gives end-unit brightness, closest to Lake and Tofte Pier Historic steamship America is lovingly depicted in historic photo and painting Living-room focal point: wood-burning fireplace; crackling, northwoods aromas Special here: firewood box filled for you at check-in, fixin's from local folks Bluefin unique: extensive remodeling, ceiling fans in all bdrms & living room Take kids/grandkids to nearby Tofte Town Park, savor the Lake while they play Bluefin unique: owner-selected decor gives is casual - all appliances updated Premium Home special: high-end Keurig coffee brewing, choose from famous flavors Bluefin unique: 3 silk-sachet Harney teas, 6 flavors Land O Lake Cocoa Classics Only high-end x-longs at Bluefin: twins, now with hotel-class triple-sheeting Special touches: owner decor, SS Edmund Fitzgerald painting, cedar-log mantel Bluefin unique: high-end ceiling fan, stylish high-window solar-heat control Year 'round outdoor pool - Lake views/whirlpool/sun decks; just take Boardwalk Special bdrm: Old Havana fans, star-gazing skylite, flat-screen tv, extra mirror Exclusive at Bluefin: loft view shows owner's decor, window seat for Lake gazing Fitness center/sauna/pool/whirlpool; steps away, use your Soak'n'Splash card Shower, and in this case, a 2-person Jacuzzi; fresh air & pretty Mountain Ash Special touch: rustic comfort of Old Hickory rockers; read'n'listen to the Lake

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Last updated: 04/13/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Tofte condo description

This unit is arguably the coziest, most uniquely located, condo 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 2 more nice Bluefin homes nearby that sleep up to 8 each (one very luxurious, one pet-friendly) 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 canoeing/kayaking/biking/skiing, charter fishing, gourmet dining, spa pleasures and more.

(Excuse some background: In Bluefin Bay Resort 'language' our home is sometimes referred to as a 'Three Bedroom Elite' - & in that 'language' what we refer to as the 'A' section is a 'Studio With Loft' & what we call the 'B' section, upstairs, is a 'Lakeside Guest Room.')

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

...one of only 2 condos right ON the historic Tofte pier, where you can gaze at the breaking waves from either of 2 decks
...3 huge ceiling fans (bigger, more effectively hung, etc., than most units) in 2 bedrooms & living room plus 2 special fans in loft
...marble vanities in 2 baths & Silastone kitchen counter
...fireplace mantel of huge, cedar logs oozing northwoods ambiance
...option of Ethernet for your laptop (in addition to Wi-Fi)
...3 flat-screen TVs ('A' section living room & loft and 'B' section master bedroom

Stay here & look right down on the nearby waters of Lake Superior just feet away, where frequently the crashing waves of the mighty Lake offer spectacular sights & sounds as the waters splash over'n'around the historic Tofte Pier.

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

Keywords: Lakeside, resort, luxury, Lake Superior

Property Type

      • Condo

      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 pet-friendly Bluefin Bay Home 56...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                We're very fussy about this....moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Master bedroom...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Guest bedroom...moreless

              • Loft: 2 twin/ single

                Two brand new, high-end x-long twins...moreless

              • Queen beds in 'B' section master bdrm & guest bdrm; two luxurious extra-long twins in large loft. Frequently handy to have 2 additional separate beds for kids (or even adults). Plus sofabed in 'A' living room (no charge, even for adults, if used only with 'A' section)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                Guest bath ('A' side)...moreless

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

                Master bath ('B' side)...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • 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

              • Dining:

                In great room, conveniently close to open kitchen counter...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                In 'A' section, granite counter-top...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Updated full fridge in 'A' section...moreless

              Amenities

              • Fireplace:

                Only in our Premium Homes at Bluefin Bay will you find the inside firewood box fully stocked when you arrive...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                In 'A' living room; firewood furnished, of course; real cedar-log mantel...moreless

              • Heating:

                Totally upgraded, totally efficient off-peak electrical ...moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Modern fitness facility just steps away...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Yes indeed; luxurious quality at that...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

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

              • Living Room:

                Focal point of cozy, comfy atmosphere...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Available nearby to all resort guests...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Available nearby to all resort guests...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Just steps from entry...moreless

              • Hair Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • 5 hi-performance ceiling fans (living room & loft in 'A' section, each bdrm in 'B' section. providing addl lites & hung correctly for the effect you need), marble on vanity tops throughout, full cedar log fireplace mantel...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Shared Hot Tub:

                    Two shared: one at indoor pool; one at outdoor pool (heated year 'round). Plus private Jacuzzi in master bath...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

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

                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

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

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

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

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    One balcony-style with 'A' section, one balcony-style with 'B' section - both overlooking the historic Tofte Pier just feet away...moreless

                  • Boat:

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

                  • Ski & Snowboard:

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

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

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

                  • Bicycles:

                    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

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                      • Lakefront:

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

                      Activities

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

                      Other Activities

                          • 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 North Shore Charters (Guest Appreciation coupons accepted), fabulous canoeing/kayaking/biking/skiing/boarding/snowshoeing with gear 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)...moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                            • Guest Jeff & Alyssa
                            • Date of stay 11/11/10
                            • Review Submitted 06/17/11
                            My husband & I have been coming up here for the past 3 yrs. We decided we would celebrate our wedding anniversary every year up at the North Shore. We've stayed at Bluefin every time, although not in the same units. We stayed in the complete 14 (A&B). We brought up our 3-month old as well. So baby's first time up north! We enjoyed every minute here. Cozy fires, listening to the waves & loving the Keurig coffee maker! I may have to get one! The layout of the unit has been one of our favorites & we felt like we were IN the lake! The view is amazing! Even though the lake looked like the Atlantic Ocean with the size of the waves, it reminded us of our honeymoon in Tortola. But colder, Ha! Thanks for allowing us to stay! We're already looking forward to next year when our son can enjoy a little more of what his parents do. :) Jeff & Alyssa, Hugo, MN

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                            • Guest L.W., E.W., S.W.
                            • Date of stay 06/15/10
                            • Review Submitted 02/12/11
                            Our time at Bluefin was lovely - the sound of waves crashing and seagulls calling made this location feel other-worldly. There are so many places to explore and things to see it is hard to fit everything in! The Bluefin Grille was delicious and the waiters wonderful. Overall our first stay here has been wonderful and hopefully there are more to come. L.W., E.W., S.W.

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                            • Guest Linda
                            • Date of stay 06/20/10
                            • Review Submitted 02/12/11
                            This was the second time we have stayed in this unit - love it - beautiful view of the Lake - and love the sound of the water hitting the beach - and our grandson was married in the "cove" yesterday. Linda

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                            • Guest The R___ms
                            • Date of stay 11/24/09
                            • Review Submitted 02/12/11
                            Came up here for a birthday get-away; was not disappointed. My whole family loves 14, the artworks and layout is exceptional. We love the window seat overlooking the old dock. Bluefin Bay is one of our favorite places in Minnesota. We hiked Britton Peak/Sawbill Trail. It was gorgeous! We also hiked Oberg Peak. I am in love with the Superior Hiking Trail. Kudos to all those peopole who work hard to maintain and preserve the trails. Thanks for allowing us to stay in your lovely home. We'll be back! The R____ms P.S. We also really enjoyed the outdoor pool and hot tub! P.S. #2 We also really like your collection of books, especially Betsey Bowen's Antler, Bear, Canoe.

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                            • Guest Fa______st family, Anoka, MN
                            • Date of stay 11/25/09
                            • Review Submitted 02/12/11
                            Our family has been coming to Bluefin since its "beginning" in the 80s. We have 2 daughters, 19 & 23, & this is our home away from home. Our oldest daughter will be getting married here next September. What a beautiful wedding that will be! Thank you Bluefin for all the great memories we're made here - and many more to come! The Fa______st family, Anoka, MN

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                            • Guest Anon.
                            • Date of stay 11/27/09
                            • Review Submitted 02/12/11
                            Annual trip to Bluefin with son & his girlfriend. The boys hunt - girls go shopping to Grand Marais. We have stayed in many rooms here - but we all agreed this was great. I got to have coffee on the deck both mornings. Sunday, plan on hiking Carlton Peak.

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                            • Guest Wo_____w family, Aitkin, MN
                            • Date of stay 02/11/11
                            • Review Submitted 02/12/11
                            This was out third full family trip to Bluefin Bay. We celebrated Christmas a little early this year and had a great time! The suite was absolutely beautiful and there were plenty of activities for our family (of 8) to partake in! Very scenic views, spectacular panoramic of the Lake through the large picture window. Our cameras got plenty of exercise!. Have a wonderful Christmas! Wo_____w family, Aitkin, MN

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                            • Guest Mark & Heike
                            • Date of stay 12/13/09
                            • Review Submitted 02/12/11
                            Rang in the new year with a full "Blue" moon over Lake Superior ...awesome! What a fantastic place to hangout. Truly world class. Loved every minute. Mark & Heike

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                            • Guest Mike, Nancy, Rachel & Leah, Minneapolis
                            • Date of stay 01/29/10
                            • Review Submitted 02/12/11
                            Had a wonderful time! Lots of cross country skiing which was fabulous as always - also enjoyed John Beargrease race - helped at Sawbill Remote check point. This year we helped make an igloo! Mike, Nancy, Rachel & Leah, Minneapolis

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                            • Guest Constance & family
                            • Date of stay 02/15/10
                            • Review Submitted 02/12/11
                            Wonderful time here in 14. Great time skiing at Lutsen & relaxing here...we all come to Bluefin Bay Resort for the outdoor pool & sauna & exercise & rest, so healing & refreshing. Onward home now. Constance & family

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                          $119-$349/nite(for 2, sometimes 4, guests)(7th nite free); holidays $159-$379/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 most special Resort home
                          Check our website Bluefin Bay by Owner dot com for details
                          

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                          Last updated: 04/13/2014
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                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1986

                          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 Condo:
                          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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                          • Enjoy the Resort's year 'round outdoor whirlpool

                            Enjoy the Resort's year 'round outdoor whirlpool

                          • Complete remodel: custom furniture, full kitchen, loft bdrm (new x-long twins)

                            Complete remodel: custom furniture, full kitchen, loft bdrm (new x-long twins)

                          • Steamer America docked here when roads had not yet come this far up this far

                            Steamer America docked here when roads had not yet come this far up this far

                          • Only here: master bdrm gives end-unit brightness, closest to Lake and Tofte Pier

                            Only here: master bdrm gives end-unit brightness, closest to Lake and Tofte Pier

                          • Living-room focal point: wood-burning fireplace; crackling, northwoods aromas

                            Living-room focal point: wood-burning fireplace; crackling, northwoods aromas

                          • Bluefin unique: extensive remodeling, ceiling fans in all bdrms & living room

                            Bluefin unique: extensive remodeling, ceiling fans in all bdrms & living room

                          • Bluefin unique: owner-selected decor gives is casual - all appliances updated

                            Bluefin unique: owner-selected decor gives is casual - all appliances updated

                          • Bluefin unique: 3 silk-sachet Harney teas, 6 flavors Land O Lake Cocoa Classics

                            Bluefin unique: 3 silk-sachet Harney teas, 6 flavors Land O Lake Cocoa Classics

                          • Special touches: owner decor, SS Edmund Fitzgerald painting, cedar-log mantel

                            Special touches: owner decor, SS Edmund Fitzgerald painting, cedar-log mantel

                          • Year 'round outdoor pool - Lake views/whirlpool/sun decks; just take Boardwalk

                            Year 'round outdoor pool - Lake views/whirlpool/sun decks; just take Boardwalk

                          • Exclusive at Bluefin: loft view shows owner's decor, window seat for Lake gazing

                            Exclusive at Bluefin: loft view shows owner's decor, window seat for Lake gazing

                          • Shower, and in this case, a 2-person Jacuzzi; fresh air & pretty Mountain Ash

                            Shower, and in this case, a 2-person Jacuzzi; fresh air & pretty Mountain Ash

                          • Not the usual Bluefin: Premium Home, remodeled/updated with owner's-choice decor

                            Not the usual Bluefin: Premium Home, remodeled/updated with owner's-choice decor

                          • Premium Home: at historic Tofte Pier, (lake gull entertainment no extra charge)

                            Premium Home: at historic Tofte Pier, (lake gull entertainment no extra charge)

                          • Note: now hotel-class, triple-sheet bedding (some following pics will changed)

                            Note: now hotel-class, triple-sheet bedding (some following pics will changed)

                          • Historic steamship America is lovingly depicted in historic photo and painting

                            Historic steamship America is lovingly depicted in historic photo and painting

                          • Special here: firewood box filled for you at check-in, fixin's from local folks

                            Special here: firewood box filled for you at check-in, fixin's from local folks

                          • Take kids/grandkids to nearby Tofte Town Park, savor the Lake while they play

                            Take kids/grandkids to nearby Tofte Town Park, savor the Lake while they play

                          • Premium Home special: high-end Keurig coffee brewing, choose from famous flavors

                            Premium Home special: high-end Keurig coffee brewing, choose from famous flavors

                          • Only high-end x-longs at Bluefin: twins, now with hotel-class triple-sheeting

                            Only high-end x-longs at Bluefin: twins, now with hotel-class triple-sheeting

                          • Bluefin unique: high-end ceiling fan, stylish high-window solar-heat control

                            Bluefin unique: high-end ceiling fan, stylish high-window solar-heat control

                          • Special bdrm: Old Havana fans, star-gazing skylite, flat-screen tv, extra mirror

                            Special bdrm: Old Havana fans, star-gazing skylite, flat-screen tv, extra mirror

                          • Fitness center/sauna/pool/whirlpool; steps away, use your Soak'n'Splash card

                            Fitness center/sauna/pool/whirlpool; steps away, use your Soak'n'Splash card

                          • Special touch: rustic comfort of Old Hickory rockers; read'n'listen to the Lake

                            Special touch: rustic comfort of Old Hickory rockers; read'n'listen to the Lake

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