Salt and HEPA – A Dining Update from Bluefin Grille + Coho Café

October 28, 2020

We recognize that dining options are an important part of your decision to stay with us. There have been a few small changes at the Bluefin Grille and Coho Café & 

Bakery that we wanted to share with you this week. Please know that this information is current as of October 28th, 2020 but is subject to change. You can check out the dining page on our website for the most current information.
Hepa Filter Bluefin Grille
Safety Protocols

We look forward to having you dine with us this winter! We’ve purchased HEPA air purifiers for both the Bluefin Grille and Coho Café and are also installing ionization technology in the existing ventilation systems, both of which will improve air quality and safety. Tables inside both restaurants have been appropriately spaced according to capacity and social distancing guidelines. If you are planning to dine at Bluefin Grille, please make a reservation in advance. This can be done by calling us at 218-663-6200 or via Open Table. You can also order online for takeout.

New Menus for Coho Café and Bluefin Grille

Both restaurants have switched over to new menus. Check them out!

New Hours for Coho Café

Coho Café has adjusted to Winter Hours. This means the restaurant will be open from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. We thank you for understanding.

Thanksgiving at Bluefin Grille

The holidays will be a bit different this year! We just published our Thanksgiving Day menu. Reservations for Thanksgiving dinner will be available from 12-6pm and can be made online via Open Table or by calling us at 218-663-6200. Be sure to make your reservations early as we do expect it to fill up.

We hope this information helps you know what to expect when planning your stay at Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this new service level and work to keep everyone safe and healthy!

 

A Season of Contrasts

October 21, 2020

The closing of MEA weekend always brings about a feeling of a new season on the North Shore. It represents a quieter time with stormy, sometimes tumultuous weather. There is a cold chill in the air as we all recognize winter knocking on our door. It is also a time when we lower our nightly lodging rates and begin our Gales 3 for 2 offer. When you stay three nights or more at any of our resorts – Bluefin Bay, Surfside or Temperance Landing – receive one of those nights (midweek night) completely free!

We hear from many of our return guests that it’s their favorite time of year to visit Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts. They appreciate the peaceful, calm feeling around the area. These days, that sense of tranquility is more attractive than ever before.

November Gales

In contrast to the serene atmosphere around the resort, the Great Lake tends to kick things up a notch this time of year. In late Fall, low-pressure systems pass over Lake Superior which result in stronger winds. Sometimes they can reach up to 50 miles per hour, with gusts up to 100 miles per hour. These wind patterns can result in large waves on our Great Lake, known as the Gales of November. The Gales are notorious and they are truly a sight to be seen, heard and felt. Combine fewer crowds with lower rates plus the potential for a dramatic display on Lake Superior and you have one exceptional season.

Trick or Treat Yo’ Self

October 14, 2020

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays at Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts. Creative costumes, scary movies, tasty treats – what’s not to love? We love it so much that we like to kick off the Halloween Skeletoncelebrations early on MEA weekend.

So if you are visiting us this weekend, get ready for a spook-tacular time! We will have a pumpkin carving contest for guests. But be warned – we take these kinds of things pretty seriously around here. There are over $300 in prizes. You can pick up your pumpkin and carving tools at Guest Services beginning on Friday. We will be judging and presenting prizes to the winners on Sunday October 18th.

Not coming up for MEA weekend? Join us for Halloweekend! We have a staff costume contest each year and we love when guests join in on the fun.

We will also be beginning a few new activities in the coming weeks. Firstly, we’re bringing back Bonfire Hikes starting on on October 24th. These hikes are usually about 2 miles round trip and are complete with a bonfire and s’mores! Perfect for family-friendly excursions. Secondly, we are introducing a brand new activity that we like to call Guided Wood Burning Class. In this activity, we’ll use hot irons to burn fun designs into round slices of wood. You can create a fun souvenir (think coaster or holiday ornament) or create a gift for someone else. Lastly, we’ll be starting Guided Painting Classes on October 19th.  In this class we will be painting a 3” by 4” canvas and we’ll focus on a simple North Shore landscape.

Wood Burning Class

There are plenty of reasons to come visit Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts in the coming weeks! And don’t forget, our Gales 3 for 2 special begins October 18th. Happy Halloween, everyone! Remember to eat, drink and be scary!

 

Fall Color Report: October 6 – Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts

October 6, 2020

For this week’s Fall Color report, we couldn’t resist telling you about the delightful scene at our different properties: Bluefin Bay, Surfside on Lake Superior and Temperance Landing on Lake Superior. The DNR’s Fall Color map shows that the North Shore area is past peak, but near the lake the leaves tend to hang around a bit longer than they do inland. It makes for a magnificent view from the guest rooms, pool areas and Bluefin Grille. The dark blue of Lake Superior is the perfect contrast against the yellows and golds. We also begin to see a bit more wave action in October on the big lake. Here are updates from all 3 of our resorts.

 

Fall Color Bluefin BayBluefin Bay

Whether you select a stunning lakeside suite, multi-bedroom condo, or a guestroom overlooking the ancient Sawtooth Mountains, you’ll get a front row seat to one of nature’s greatest shows. At Bluefin Bay, we bring you closer to the lake, and to each other.

 

Fall Color at Surfside

Surfside on Lake Superior

Dramatic angles, vaulted pine ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, vast expanses of glass, in-suite fireplaces, double whirlpool tubs, glass and tile showers, and more balconies and patios than any other resort on Minnesota’s North Shore – are all right here waiting for you.

 

Fall Color Temperance Landing

Temperance Landing on Lake Superior

There is perhaps nothing as warm and inviting as a log home for escape from our hectic, fast-paced lives. Place it on Lake Superior’s North Shore and you’ve got the perfect destination for family vacations, a couples’ retreat or friends’ getaway.

 

 

This will be our last Fall Color report for 2020. We’ve received questions from guests wondering if the colors changed earlier this year than usual. The answer is yes! You can view maps from previous years on the DNR’s fall color page on their website, which we found to be very interesting!

Fall Color Map Comparison,