Lake Superior is the largest of all the Great Lakes, and also boasts the cleanest, clearest water. Spanning the US–Canada border, Lake Superior has shoreline in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan, and cabins on Lake Superior range from the rustic and romantic to the luxurious and crowd-pleasing. Crowds are at their biggest in the summer, but if you’re hoping to catch the spectacular fall foliage, be sure to come in early September. For even more fun, travel to the area in winter, when thousands of miles of groomed snowmobile trails open up.

Welcome to Michigan

Michigan's wild Upper Peninsula is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Lake Superior region. This charming, scenic region is home to hundreds of natural hidden treasures, from lakes to forests. One of the most famous of the area’s features is Mackinac Island, a car-free summertime haven, where you can roam its small towns on foot, or explore the 80% of the island that's given over to parkland. Other popular spots for cabins on Lake Superior in Michigan include Marquette and Sault Ste. Marie, which draws almost as many visitors in winter as it does in the summer months.

Cabins in Sault Ste. Marie and Marquette

Marquette is a cool little city with a big personality, and plenty of great restaurants, bars, and breweries to keep you busy. Cabins on Lake Superior near Marquette provide you with the best of both worlds: the beating heart of a cosmopolitan town and the breathtaking beauty of Lake Superior. Vacation home rentals here are perfect for couples looking for a summer or winter getaway, and many offer easy access to the water. Some even come with extra perks like fire pits and private saunas. In Sault Ste. Marie, you’ll find more waterfront cabins on Lake Superior where you can walk straight from your cabin to your own private beach.

Cabins on Lake Superior in Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s Lake Superior shoreline may be shorter than either Michigan’s or Minnesota’s, but it’s no less beautiful for it. In fact, with the beauty and serenity offered by the state’s Apostle Islands, you could argue that Wisconsin offers one of the best Lake Superior experiences around. For those hoping to get to know the region better, Bayfield is a popular place to make your home base for excursions into the surrounding region and the Apostle Islands. From here, you can rent kayaks and other boats, while ferries run to the many uninhabited islands, as well as Madeline Island, the only inhabited island in the archipelago.

Cabins near Bayfield and Madeline Island

If you’re looking for cabins on Lake Superior in Wisconsin, then look no further than Bayfield. A popular jumping-off point for exploring the Apostle Islands, Bayfield has enough charm of its own to keep you busy and entertained. Artisan shops, delicious drinking and dining opportunities, and a quaint fishing village charm all combine to make this a great town to stay in. Meanwhile, the wide variety of cabins on Madeline Island offer something a little more secluded. Here, you can stay in a log cabin surrounded by trees, and many of the cabins on Madeline Island also offer direct access to your own private beach.

Stay on Superior in Minnesota

A cabin on Lake Superior stay in Minnesota will offer everything you could possibly want from a vacation on the greatest of the Great Lakes. Minnesota has a glorious stretch of coastline on Lake Superior, and much of it is easily accessible from the lakeside city of Duluth. The entire stretch of Lake Superior shoreline running north of the city is popular throughout the year with visitors looking for a taste of lakefront life, and it's particularly popular in the summer. For cabins on Lake Superior along the Minnesota shore, you could also try searching in the towns of Two Harbor, Tofte, and Lutsen.

Cabins in Two Harbors, Tofte, and Lutsen

Two Harbors, Tofte, and Lutsen all offer gorgeous sandy beaches, stunning natural beauty, and easy access to Lake Superior. Some of the cabins available even feature direct lake access, which is pretty much the dream when it comes to lakeside living. Cabins here come in all shapes and sizes, with something for every type of vacation and group. So, whether you’re after something with plenty of space and beds for a family reunion, or something a little more intimate for just the 2 of you, you’re sure to find the perfect Lake Superior cabin that suits your needs.