Biking the North Shore

March 31, 2021

One of the perks with staying at Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts is that we have bikes available for guest use as part of our complimentary activities program. We also have easy access to the Gitchi-Gami State Trail, which is a paved biking path that you can ride all the way from Lutsen to Temperance River State Park. We are excited to announce that this year we purchased 20 brand new bikes to add to our fleet! They are called the Specialized Roll-Sport Low Entry and they are perfect for easy cruising while you gaze at Lake Superior.

New Bikes Outside

The other exciting news is that we have had a warmer than usual spring on the North Shore (and we are loving every minute of it)! So we already have the road bikes available for guest use, which means you can get out and enjoy the sunshine on two wheels. This is probably the first time we’ve ever had bikes available before April! It will be another month or two before we get the mountain bikes out.

New Bikes

We’ll begin our bike & hike tours on April 10th if you want to join us! These tours are complimentary for guests. We start by riding the 2.1 mile section of the Gitchi-Gami State Trail to Temperance River State Park. We then hike along the Temperance River for a little ways and check out the amazing waterfalls. It’s one of our favorite excursions!

Remember to ride responsibly, wear your helmet and we’ll see you on the trails!

No Solar Storm? No Problem!

March 23, 2021

The Northern Lights have been active in Cook County lately and we have seen beautiful photos from people who were lucky enough to witness them! Experiencing the Northern Lights is a bucket list item for most people and for good reason, they are truly sensational. However, it should be mentioned that they can be quite difficult to predict and they don’t always appear even when they are forecasted. While you can do as much as possible to prepare, you still may miss them.

Night Sky Stars

The good news is that there is still plenty of natural beauty to be found above. Cook County has some of the darkest skies in the country, allowing for incredible viewing of the stars, planets and galaxy. Last year, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (located just 20 miles from Bluefin) was designated a dark sky sanctuary by the International Dark Sky Association. It is one of only 13 such sanctuaries around the world.

Moonlight

Bluefin Bay is also an ideal location to watch the moon rise out of Lake Superior. If you have ever witnessed a full moon shine out across on a large body of water, you know how spectacular it can be. The peninsula that the Bluefin Grille sits on offers an expansive view of the eastern sky where the moonrise occurs. Moon phases are also much easier to plan a trip around, as you know where and when they will occur.

So remember – even if you miss the solar storm, you can still be awed by the visibility of the solar system at Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts.

St. Patrick’s Day Medallion Hunt

March 17, 2021

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts! Today we will be hosting a medallion hunt for our guests. Will it be your lucky day? The prize is a $100 gift card!

St. Patrick's Day Medallion

Here are the official rules.

  • The medallion will be hidden on the grounds at Bluefin Bay, Surfside OR Temperance Landing. Guests searching for the medallion must stay on Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts properties.
  • The medallion will be in plain reach. Under no circumstances should guests climb, dig, or swim to find the medallion.
  • Participants must be a registered guest of one of Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts three properties.
  • Clues will be given at 8am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm in the Bluefin Bay Guest Services Building and on Bluefin Bay’s social media platforms.
  • Once found guests must return the medallion immediately to the front desk in the Guest Services building located at Bluefin Bay Resort.
  • First person to touch the medallion will be declared the winner. Any contention will result in the forfeiture of the prize.
  • Prize will be a $100 gift card to Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts.

Here is the first clue.

Thank you for participating! I do not want to keep you waiting. Search on all three of the resort grounds. You may have to search like hounds. I am sure to be in plain sight. Be sure to go now while you have first light.

Outdoor Pool Tour + FAQs

March 9, 2021

The outdoor pool at Bluefin Bay is one of our most popular amenities in the winter. We thought it would be fun to do a little tour for those that may be thinking about staying at Bluefin Bay for the first time. Before we do that, we want to touch base on a couple frequently asked questions about the outdoor pool.

    • Question: Can any guests use the outdoor pool?
      • Answer: The outdoor pool is available to guests staying at the Bluefin Bay property. Guests of Surfside and Temperance Landing must use the indoor pool at Surfside.
    • Question: Are there capacity limitations at the outdoor pool?
      • Answer: Yes, due to Covid-19 restrictions, there are capacity limitations. Currently 8 people are allowed to use the pool and 4 are allowed to use the hot tub at one time. We also ask that you limit your time in the outdoor pool area to 30 minutes.
    • Question: Are there reservations available for time slots?
      • Answer: We are not currently managing reservations for the pool areas. If you are wondering about availability, you can contact Guest Services (dial “0” from your in-room phone) and they can check the pool cameras and let you know if there are people there.

Here’s the tour!

Lodging Tour Mondays

March 2, 2021

From suites to condos to luxury log homes, we have plenty of lodging options to choose from at Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts. Whether you’re traveling with your extended family or it’s just you and your pup, we have a unit that will suit you perfectly.

To help give you an idea of what each option entails, we started Lodging Tour Mondays. During the tours, we do informal walk throughs of units at Bluefin Bay, Surfside and Temperance Landing. This gives you an opportunity to see inside different units and ask questions. We have covered a dozen units so far and we add a new video every Monday. You can see all of the videos here, and be sure to follow us on Facebook or Instagram, or subscribe to our YouTube Channel so that you are notified each time we upload new videos.