Holiday Break at Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts

December 21, 2021

The holiday season is special and magical here on Minnesota’s North Shore. If you will be joining us over the holiday time between Christmas and New Year’s, here are a few resources to help you plan your trip!Gingerbread Contest



Please note, if you will be dining at the Bluefin Grille during the holiday break, we strongly recommend making a reservation. Reservations can be made here.

Christmas Eve:
The Bluefin Grille will be closed.Hot Chocolate at Guest Services
Coho Café will be open from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Christmas Day:
Coho Café will be closed.
Bluefin Grille will be open from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., with the bar open until 11 p.m. See the Christmas specials here.
New Years Eve:
Bluefin Grille will be open from 12 p.m. – 9 p.m., with the bar open until 11 p.m. See the New Year’s Eve specials here.

Best Selfie Spots

December 8, 2021

They say a photo is worth a thousand words and in this day and age, it’s probably worth even more! For that reason, we wanted to fill you in on the best photo opportunity locations at Bluefin Bay, Surfside and Temperance Landing.

Remember, some of the best photo ops are likely in your unit! The majority of our units have stunning Lake Superior views, wood-burning fireplaces, balconies – or all of the above! These are all fabulous spots to capture memories.

Couple Tofte Dock Bluefin Bay

For outdoor photos, we’ve created maps for each resort to make it even easier for you. The camera icon marks the best spots at each resort.

BLUEFIN BAYClick here for map

Bluefin Bay Resort is so photogenic – you can’t go wrong! We chose the following as our favorites: Tofte cove, the outdoor pool, the lake walk, the beach in front of Bluefin Grille, the rocky peninsula on the south side of the Bay and the historic Tofte dock. Also note that the ice rink at Bluefin Bay is super charming in the winter!

SURFSIDEClick here for map

Surfside Resort has an incredible shoreline that makes for beautiful photos. We suggest the shoreline on the far west side or the far east side of the resort, as that is where some of the best cliffs are. There is also a beautiful deck at Waves of Superior Spa that overlooks the resort.Romantic Couple at Surfside

TEMPERANCE LANDINGClick here for map

Temperance Landing has a unique pebble shoreline that is very photogenic. On top of that, the log cabins themselves are stunning in photos. We recommend taking photos on the rocky outcropping on the east side so you can get both the shoreline and the cabins in the background! The Finnish sauna also has a lot of character and would make for a great backdrop.

And remember! “There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.” ― Abraham Lincoln