Hygge (pronounced “HOO-gah”) is a Danish word for enjoying life’s simple pleasures. At Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts, this concept is woven into everything we do. We love cozy spaces with stunning Lake Superior views and embracing outdoor adventures with lots of fresh air. Hygge promotes emotional and physical wellbeing and gives us a sense of togetherness and contentment.
Here are some ways to get into the Hygge spirit on your next trip:
The Sugarbush Trail Association will be hosting a Candlelit Ski and Snowshoe event on February 19th from 6 – 8 p.m. This charming night time activity really showcases the romance of a snow covered forest.
Wedding & Events Update
It goes without saying that it’s been a tricky 12 months for wedding and event planners. Because of all of the confusion of this past year, we wanted to post an update on what the Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts is currently planning in regards to events. In everything we do, the health and safety of our resort guests, staff and the community remains our top priority.
We’ll start by saying that our hearts go out to all of the couples that are navigating this pandemic while trying to plan their very special day. We have been doing our best to offer clear and consistent communication to our already booked wedding couples, but we know that it hasn’t been easy for you.
Moving forward, we’ll be hosting events for 40 people or less. Our ceremony locations include Tofte Cove or the Beach Patio near Bluefin Grille. There are two choices for your reception dinner: the Shore Room at Bluefin Grille (up to 16 people) or the Superior Room upstairs at Bluefin Grille (up to 40 people). For more information on prices and menus, click here.
Lastly, as a result of higher than usual occupancy across the Bluefin Bay Resorts, we recommend that you contact our Guest Services department to check for lodging availability before inquiring about event and wedding services.
Salt and HEPA – A Dining Update from Bluefin Grille + Coho Café
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.
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.
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!
Dining at Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts
Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts offers three unique dining experiences to please your palate and your senses. And, yes, all have lake views! This summer, our chefs and the Food & Beverage team have been busy adding some new summer menu items to all dining locations. In addition, all three restaurant venues have received upgrades including a major renovation at the Bluefin Grille.
The Newly Renovated Bluefin Grille
There are many new additions to the Bluefin Grille menu this summer. Bluefin Prime New York Strip, Kobe Guajillo Burger, Pan Seared Scallops, and a Stuffed Chicken Roulade just to name a few. Experience the Bluefin Grille’s sophisticated yet casual atmosphere while savoring the most breathtaking views available on the North Shore of Lake Superior
Coho Cafe & Bakery
Kick back and relax with an espresso or your favorite glass of wine in our casual, yet chic North Shore bistro. Sample the award-winning pizza, fresh homemade bread, or one of our specialty soups or salads. Top it all off with something sweet and sumptuous. Open seven-days-a-week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Coho Cafe fare is available to eat in or take out. Walleye Tacos, Crepes, and a Chicken & Pineapple Quesadilla are a few of our favorite new menu items.
Waves of Superior Cafe
Located at Surfside on Lake Superior, Waves of Superior Café offers breathtaking views of Lake Superior in a sunny, serene setting that complements our signature Waves of Superior Spa. Enjoy light, healthy fare from our Chef-driven menus featuring the freshest offerings of the Minnesota seasons. Open seasonally serving breakfast, and lunch, Waves of Superior Café is a nice stop after your spa treatment, workout or hike. The new Almond Blueberry Pancakes, Tex Mex Burrito, and Chicken Enchilada Wrap are quickly becoming guest favorites. Waves of Superior Cafe also recently received beautiful updates to the indoor dining space.
Here at Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts, we are embracing Spring and the ‘Season of Change’. The entire Bluefin Grille restaurant will be receiving a beautiful renovation between April 14th and the 24th. Including, a fresh new color palette, new lighting, and the addition of some fun features. We invite you to come for a visit and check it out when we reopen on Thursday, April 25th!
During the renovations, the Bluefin Grille will be closed but Coho Cafe & Bakery will be open daily 8am-9pm for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In addition, Coho Cafe is also the perfect place to grab a morning coffee or afternoon sweet treat. Ice cream, anyone? Dine in with the full menu while enjoying a glass of wine or beer, grab a meal or snack to go, or order one of the gourmet take-and-bake pizzas.
Waves of Superior Cafe at Surfside will be opening for the season Thursday, May 23rd! Enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Superior in a sunny, serene setting that complements our signature Waves of Superior Spa.
Our Food and Beverage team is also busy crafting and designing a few new menu items for the summer season at all restaurants. Stay tuned on social media for featured menu highlights as we roll out the new offerings.
Celebrate spring with us at one of these upcoming dining events:
Easter Brunch! Waves Cafe at Surfside on Lake Superior. Join us for an exquisite buffet on Sunday, April 21 from 10am – 2pm.
Mother’s Day Brunch! Waves Cafe at Surfside on Lake Superior. Sunday, May 12th.
For questions and reservation on any of these events please call: 218-663-6200 or 800-258-3346
Dine Around at Bluefin Bay!
At Bluefin Bay, we believe great dining is an important part of a memorable vacation. We’re rolling out delicious summer menus with plenty of local flavors at all three of our unique restaurants:
BLUEFIN GRILLE: Experience the Bluefin Grille’s sophisticated yet casual atmosphere while savoring the most breathtaking views on the Shore at this two-level restaurant located on the main Bluefin Bay property. The Bluefin Grille is open daily 8 am-9 pm with a Happy Hour from 3-5 pm, a Late Night Menu from 9-11 pm, Bar hours until at least 11 pm, and on a warm summer day, you’ll love the waters edge patio for dining until 5 pm.
We are now offering a Breakfast Buffet daily from 8-11am! Learn more about a discount for pre-purchasing breakfast vouchers or book a Bed and Breakfast Package to enjoy the convenience and savings of combining bed & breakfast.
COHO CAFÉ & BAKERY: Kick back and relax with an espresso or your favorite glass of wine in our casual, yet chic North Shore Bistro. Sample the award-winning pizza, fresh homemade bread, specialty soups and salads, or pastries and desserts. Open seven-days-a-week from 7am-9pm for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Coho Cafe fare is available to eat in or take out. Coho Café is also your Grab-n-Go location. Pre-made sandwiches on homemade bread, gourmet salamis and cheeses, crackers, energy bars, bottled drinks, and more are available. Perfect for a picnic on the beach, tossing in a backpack for a mid-hike fuel, or happy hour in your room. We are now also offering Mimosas and Sake Bloody Marys seven days a week!
WAVES OF SUPERIOR CAFE: Located at Surfside on Lake Superior, Waves of Superior Café offers breathtaking views of Lake Superior in a sunny, serene setting that complements our signature Waves of Superior Spa.
We are open for the season daily from 8am-3pm serving breakfast, and brunch, Waves of Superior Café is a nice stop after your spa treatment, workout or hike. Grab something and go or sit in and enjoy the view from our deck. Contact us about hosting a catered event in our open-cafe space.
Cravings: Coho Café & Bakery
Whether you are stopping by to relax and stay awhile, zipping in for a coffee fix, strolling by during a morning or afternoon walk and need a sweet treat, or if you are looking for some tasty goodies to take back to your room, this will be your go-to place in the Lutsen-Tofte area. Open 7 days a week, here are the Top 5 reasons we love Coho Café & Bakery:
Take and Bake! In addition to our dine-in menu for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and pizza, we offer our full pizza menu available as take and bake. You’ll love this option to enjoy any of our gourmet specialty pizzas in your unit on your own time. Our full menu is also available as take out. Mealtime on vacation should be easy, relaxed, and delicious – we’re here to help!
Grab-n-Go! Looking for some hearty fuel for the day’s adventures? Need to pick up some snacks for cocktail hour in your room? Stop by Coho Café! Pre-made sandwiches on homemade bread, gourmet salamis and cheeses, crackers, energy bars, bottled drinks, and more are available. Perfect for a picnic on the beach, tossing in a backpack for a mid-hike fuel, or happy hour in your room.
Coffee and Tea! A fresh cup of Duluth Coffee Company coffee is always a lovely way to start the day. Or, how about a specialty espresso drink made with beans from Alakef Coffee Roasters? We also offer an assortment of fine teas and other hot and cold specialty drinks.
Mimosas and Sake Bloody Marys! We know that morning coffee occasionally runs right into cocktail hour. We have you covered and are now offering Mimosas and Sake Bloody Marys seven days a week! A nice wine and beer selection is also available to help round out any meal.