Winter Fun for Everyone!

December 30, 2022

winter snowshoe
The North Shore is on pace to break snow totals for the 2022-2023 season. Because of this, if you love to ski at Lutsen Mountains or cross-country ski the almost endless trail systems in Cook County, it’s been an epic start to the season. In fact, we even offer guided cross-country ski tours with complimentary equipment rentals to our guests.  If skiing isn’t your thing, or to add in some active recovery days, we also provide an awesome variety of complimentary adventures and activities for our guests.

Complimentary Winter Activities & Adventures

Snowshoe or Winter Hikes. Hop in a shuttle and head to a  local trail system for a guided hike through the winter forests of the North Shore.

We offer many different hiking experiences each week: Temperance River, Leveaux Mountain, Oberg Mountain, Carlton Peak, Cascade River State Park, Lookout Mountain, Lake Agnes, Sugarloaf Cove, Tower Overlook (new this year!), Dyer’s Creek, Section 13 Cliffs, High Falls and Shovel Point at Tettegouche State Park, George Crosby Manitou State Park, and there’s even a Bonfire Hike complete with s’mores!

Each hike is unique and offers a special experience in the surrounding wilderness. In addition, a variety of distances and difficulties provides options for everyone from families and beginners to experienced hikers. When the trails are nice and packed we’ll winter hike and provide ice trekkers if needed. When the snow is deep and fresh we’ll equip everyone with snowshoes!

Yoga. If you want to continue with your regular yoga practice while on vacation or just want to give it a try, then you won’t want to miss this class! During class, a yoga instructor will lead you through coordinated movement and breath to flow from pose to pose. All skill levels and ages 12+ are welcome.

Craft Classes. Feeling creative? Give your body a rest from the outdoor adventures and sign-up for one of our craft classes. For instance, try an Introduction to Wood Burning or Paint a Mini Canvas class. Roll up your sleeves and get crafty with us, we’ll have all the supplies you need!

Ice Skating. Our outdoor ice rinks (lit at night) provide the opportunity to skate without even leaving the resort. We also offer free hockey and figure skate rentals, plus hockey sticks, nets and pucks.

Nightly Bonfire & S’mores. Unwind each night with a bonfire and s’mores. While here, view the beautiful night sky and gather with loved ones to plan the next day’s adventures.

✅ Check out all the winter hikes, skiing, yoga and craft classes offered this season HERE. 



Waves of Superior Cafe is Open!

December 14, 2022

baked goods at waves of superior cafe
Waves of Superior Cafe at Surfside is open and the perfect spot to fuel during a day of outdoor winter fun (or time spent unwinding at the Waves of Superior Spa). It’s even located close to the Surfside ice rink that’s available to all guests.

We’re excited to announce some new menu items like pizzas, quiche, breakfast sandwiches, and daily soup. Relax and take in the spectacular views of Lake Superior from the sunny, inviting cafe space. We also have board games available…get cozy and stay awhile! In addition to dine-in, we invite you to stop by to pick up food for your daily activities or your room – including yummy baked goods, trail sandwiches, and sweet treats!

waves of superior cafe pizza and wine with a view of lake superiorCafe Hours & Menu:

The cafe is open daily 9am-6pm

See the Menu here

Come and try another unique dining experience at Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts. Cheers!





Plan Your Winter Escape!

December 2, 2022

couple on a snowshoe hike
It’s time to start planning your post-holiday winter escape. A trip to Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts is the perfect way to celebrate all things winter!

Make the most of a winter getaway with special offers and packages

  • Winter 4 for 3 Special Stay four nights and receive one of those nights completely FREE! Valid Dates: Jan. 1-April 9th, 2023, excluding MLK and President’s Day Weekend
  • Ski & Stay Packages  Love to downhill ski at Lutsen Mountains and stay at the Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts? Book a Ski & Stay Package for the best deal.

cross country ski - group activityThings to do this winter

  • Browse our Activity Calendar and join us on a complimentary guided adventure!
  • As a guest, you can check out complimentary cross-country skis, snowshoes, ice trekkers, and ice skates.
  • Carve fresh powder at Lutsen Mountains, or glide along groomed cross-country ski trails.
  • Fuel your days with warm drinks (or drinks that warm you up!) and cozy meals from the Coho Cafe & Bakery and the Bluefin Grille, or grab and go from Waves of Superior Cafe
  • Visit our seasonal Things To Do and Area Attractions pages for a list of winter favorites and local attractions. There’s something for everyone! 
  • After a full day of winter fun,  curl up with a good book or play a board game with loved ones around a warm fire. Ease tired muscles with a soak in the pool, hot tub, or sauna.  For the ultimate in relaxation, book a hot stone massage or facial treatment at the Waves of Superior Spa.

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