Girls Gone North Weekend Recap

Our 10th Annual Girls Gone North Weekend has come and gone. This year’s event theme was “Creativity is Cool (And Fun)!” We  invited you to bring out your creative side as you enjoyed special time with your gal pals on the North Shore.  For our signature event, we partnered with Cheers Pablo to host a complimentary Paint & Sip. This event was a great success! It was incredible to see everyone’s creative side come out as the instructors led us step-by-step through the process of creating an amazing painting of the beloved northern lights. What fun!

Guided hikes were another popular activity this year. Participants enjoyed beautiful snowy hikes and stunning views on popular trails like Carlton Peak, Caribou Falls, and Sugarloaf Cove. The scheduled trips to the local North Shore Winery were a big hit. This was a special event for Girls Gone North participants only and included a shuttle to the winery, a wine tasting, a souvenir wine glass, signature chocolate, and a tour of the winery. Fun was had by all as we experienced a taste of Lutsen! Participants this weekend also made visits to our Waves of Superior Spa, a yoga class, Friday Night Happy Hour, and lots of time to just relax and have girl time!

We gathered so many fun photos from this year’s Girls Gone North Weekend and are sharing them in a Facebook Photo Gallery that you can view here. Enjoy!

We hope to see you for next year’s Girls Gone North Weekend November 9-11, 2018!

Keep Calm. Girls Weekend is Almost Here!

Girls Gone North 2016 - Bluefin Bay Family of ResortsThe 10th Annual Girls Gone North weekend is coming up November 10-12. We know you may need a little time away before the busy holiday season is upon us, so get your girls together for this fun weekend on the North Shore! We guarantee that on at least one weekend per year at the Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts, girls rule!

This year we invite you to bring out your creative side as you enjoy special time with your gal pals. For our signature event, we’re partnering with Cheers Pablo to host a complimentary Paint & Sip on Saturday evening.

Relaxation, quality time with your favorite gals, and time away from your normal routine are what this weekend is all about. Here are a few more fun and memorable activities you’ll be able to enjoy during your stay:

  • Happy Hour at the Bluefin Grille: Start the weekend our right with drink specials and light snacks you and your girls!
  • Guided Hikes: Sign up for guided hikes throughout the weekend to explore some of our favorite local trails and spectacular views.
  • Waves of Superior Spa Treatments: Receive 15% off spa treatments during your stay! Please book appointments in advance.
  • North Shore Winery Tasting & Tour with Shuttle: Enjoy special pricing that includes a tasting and a souvenir glass.
  • Yoga: Sign-up for morning yoga for a peaceful and balanced start to your day. All levels welcome.
  • Paint & Sip Event: Take home a fun North Shore painting of your very own, and enjoy some complimentary wine and cheese. We’ve invited Cheers Pablo to join us for Girls Gone North Weekend to host a special complimentary Paint & Sip event for up to 80 women in the Surfside Lakeside ballroom. All you need to do is pre-register and show up ready for some fun.

Check out the full weekend Activity Schedule for more details.

Girls Gone North Weekend Lodging Deal:

To make your weekend both fun and affordable, we’re offering a spectacular Girls Gone North Lodging Deal. Stay two nights at 15% off or three nights and receive one of those nights completely FREE! Book Now or call 800-258-3346 to make your reservations!Girls Gone North 2016 - Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts

Calling All Craft Beer, Wine and Cider Lovers!

Local Craft Beer, Wine and Cider Makers!

While staying at Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts you’ll have many opportunities to experience the flavors, sights, and sounds of the North Shore. Our local breweries, wine, and cider makers create unique products that are crafted with experience and showcase the place they call home – Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior. Here are the fantastic, not-to-miss places you’ll find within a 30-minute drive of the resort.

Voyageur Brewing Company

You’ll find this brewery and taproom in downtown Grand Marais creating signature and seasonal craft beers year-round. Their lovely pub menu will keep you going as you enjoy a flight or a pint (or two!). You’ll enjoy – Brewery Tours, Lower Deck and Roof-top Seating Options, Live Music, Views of Lake Superior!

Bonus: Enjoy a Voyageur Brewing Company beer on tap at our Bluefin Grille or by the bottle at Coho Café & Bakery.

Gunflint Tavern

Located in downtown Grand Marais overlooking the harbor, the Gunflint Tavern opened in 1998 serving microbrews and a full menu which is known for its ethnic fare. They poured their first house-made beer in 2014 and have been creating signature flavors ever since while showcasing their creative, definitive style. During your visit be sure to head across the hall to The Raven, their pub specializing in fine spirits and specialty drinks. You’ll enjoy – Rooftop Seating, Live Music, Views of Lake Superior!

North Shore Winery and the Sawtooth Mountain Cider House

Experience a taste of Lutsen! This delightful winery and cider house is located halfway up the Ski Hill Road that leads to Lutsen Mountains Ski and Summer recreation area. The North Shore winery celebrated their first year of business in July and have already maximized their wine and cider-making capabilities and increased production by seventy-five percent. A sure sign that their products are delicious! The tasting room offers tasting flights, carafe, glass, and bottle purchases of wine and hard ciders. The tasting room also offers a selection of Minnesota crafted cheeses and cured meats. You’ll enjoy –  Outdoor seating, Live Music, Tours!

Bonus: Sign-up for a North Shore Winery Shuttle as part of our complimentary resort activities! Also, look for our very own Bluefin Bay wine served at the Bluefin Grille, created especially for us by the North Shore Winery.


Check out this awesome Land of 10,000 Drinks map. An interactive Minnesota brewery, distillery, winery and cidery map brought to you by Growler Magazine. A great tool for discovering many other fun places to visit during your travels to the North Shore. Cheers!