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Searching for Spring? We’ve got Waterfalls and Maple Syrup!

The past weekend’s snow blasted most of Minnesota, including the North Shore, and has us all asking, “WHERE IS SPRING?!” Up here in Northeastern Minnesota, we love some spring snow. It helps to stretch out the spring skiing season and once it starts melting in a couple days, it will add to the dramatic rush […]


Annual Calendar Contest

Neon Skies Lenny Palmer, Des Moines, IAEach year, we invite guests to submit their prize photos of the Bluefin Bay resorts and the North Shore area to our annual calendar contest. This year, we making it a family affair and inviting guests of all three Bluefin Bay resorts to enter.

The 23rd Annual Bluefin Bay Calendar Contest is underway for the 2018 calendar. All entries are due by June 30, 2017.



FishwrapperThe Fishwrapper is Bluefin Bay’s bi-annual newsletter, published in print and online. Stay up to date on news and happenings at the Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts, check out our seasonal specials, upcoming calendar of events, and more.



  • Awards & Accolades

Over the years, Bluefin Bay has earned high marks from guests, the industry, and our peers. But it is pleasing our guests that matters most and their accolades that make us most proud. To all our special guests, we say thank you.

  • 2017 Best of the Lake, Best Lodging, Lake Superior Magazine (2017)
  • BEST of North Shore Experiences Award for Lodging, North Shore Experiences, Voter’s Choice, 2015
  • Waves of Superior Spa wins BEST of North Shore Experiences Award for Rejuve, North Shore Experiences, Voter’s Choice, 2015
  • Best Romantic Getaway, Duluth Reader, Reader’s Choice, Jan. 2015
  • Favorite Resort for a Girlfriends’ Getaway, Minnesota Women’s Press, 2015
  • Top Minnesota North Shore Resort 2014, Resorts & Lodges.Com, 2014
  • Best Overnight Stay, Lake Superior Magazine, 2014
  • Best Honeymoon Resort, Minnesota Bride Magazine (seven years in a row: 2005-2011)
  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, 2014
  • Resort Property of the Year, Minnesota Innkeepers Association
  • Resort Property of the Year, Minnesota Lodging Association
  • Minnesota’s Favorite Resort, Readers of Minnesota Monthly Magazine
  • Best Minnesota Resort, Minnesota Bride Magazine
  • Official Best Resort in Minnesota, MediaWorld USA
  • Minnesota’s Most Romantic Resort, Mpls. St. Paul Magazine
  • Favorite Romantic Spot, Minnesota Monthly Magazine
  • Best Romantic Resort, Lake Superior Magazine
  • Most Romantic Resort in Minnesota, Star Tribune
  • Best Spot for Kids, Lake Superior Magazine
  • “A Perfect Family Retreat,” Outside Magazine
  • Minnesota’s Top Wedding Resort, 2009, Resorts&Lodges.com
  • Top Minnesota North Shore Resort, 2010, Resorts&Lodges.com
  • Best Overnight Stay, 2012, Lake Superior Magazine
  • Best Lodging View, 2012, Lake Superior Magazine
  • Restaurant Awards
  • Bluefin Grille wins BEST of North Shore Experiences Award for Dining, North Shore Experiences, Voter’s Choice, 2015
  • Coho Café – Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014
  • The Bluefin Grille – Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014
  • The Bluefin Grille, voted “Minnesota’s Favorite Resort Restaurant,” by readers of Minnesota Monthly Magazine
  • The Bluefin Grille, “A restaurant worth the drive,” Mpls. St. Paul Magazine
  • Coho Café & Bakery, Grand Prize, Statewide Pizza Contest, Minnesota Restaurant Association
  • The Bluefin Grille, “Best View from a Restaurant”, 2012, Lake Superior Magazine