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.
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!
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.
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.