Creating a Happy, Colorful, Handmade Home & life on the shores of lake superior

December 31, 2010

Review of Surfside on Lake Superior (Tofte MN)

For the last week I have been secretly blogging from a vacation rental on the shores of Lake Superior.  Although we don't celebrate Christmas anymore, we do enjoy spending time together during the holidays.  Instead of gift giving and turkey eating, my parents, husband and I tend to travel this time of year.  Last year and this year have been spent in a gorgeous rented townhome on Lake Superior, called Surfside.  It's located in Tofte, MN and it's one of our favorite places to stay. 

The homes are decorated beautifully, but what I find really inspiring is the world around them.  I took tons of pictures of the ice, lake and sun setting.  I want to pick a half dozen or so to frame, and hang them in a row in the main bathroom (above the towel bar - see bathroom pics here).

Here's a look a the inside of our rental at Surfside.

Review of Surfside Rental Townhome in Tofte MN
Where to Stay on Lake Superior
Photos of Surfside Rental Townhomes on Lake Superior

The units were, at one point (not sure if they still are) available for purchase as a time share, but we go the cheaper route and just rent a townhouse for a week or so.  Surfside is beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean - with so much more space than a standard hotel room.  We can each be in our own little area, but the open concept space invites us to get together and hang out!

Beautiful Rental Home on Lake Superior for Holidays

Where to Stay in Tofte MN

The area around Tofte MN is beautiful and there are a ton of fun activities - we went dog sledding!  It's a short drive to Grand Marais, MN, where we love poking into local shops and art gallery.  There are a ton of delicious restaurants as well.  Duluth MN is a couple hours away, but still a very doable day trip for shopping.

Dog Sledding in Tofte MN

Mostly, though, we just love to unwind at Surfside!  We go for walks, binge watch TV, play board games, and read a lot.  There's even an onsite spa and pool, just steps away!  It's such a peaceful place and we always start the year feeling refreshed thanks to our vacation at Surfside.

Lake Superior Sight Seeing
Lake Superior Waves Crashing Against Shore
Lake Superior, Tofte MN
Where to Vacation on Lake Superior
Inky Blue Lake Superior in Winter
Ice and Lake Superior
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  1. Hi! I just stumbled on your blog and I've been popping around reading different posts, and I've just gotta say, you've made me want to go to Superior in the winter! My family goes every 4th of july (Munising MI), but I haven't been there in the winter since I was a kid. I'll probably have to fix that now.

    Also, love your blog! (from a fellow Finn)

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