Temperance Landing summer – A bit quieter pace

Temperance Landing SummerWhat a beautiful summer morning at Temperance Landing! This morning’s walk around the property was a reminder that — of the three Bluefin Bay resorts in the family — Temperance Landing has a bit slower, more laid-back and quieter pace.

The rocky beach at Temperance Landing is the perfect place to enjoy morning coffee. Perch yourself on a big rock and take in Lake Superior’s expansive beauty. This morning Temperance was sunny and serene. The Temperance Landing Summer Beachbirds were chirping good morning as gentle Lake Superior  waves lapped softly at the shoreline under the warm July sun.

Temperance Landing joined the Bluefin Bay Family in 2006. The property is nestled on the edge of Lake Superior and set against the backdrop of the Sawtooth Mountains in Schroeder, MN. And, yes, it gets its name from nearby Temperance River State Park.

Luxury log homes on Lake Superior

Temperance Landing ResortIf you don’t know Temperance, you’re in for a treat. Our Temperance Landing three-story log homes boast two-and-half-story vaulted ceilings, Ponderosa Pine log walls, a grand ledgerock stone fireplace, a whirlpool tub, granite and tile shower, a grand porch overlooking the lake, and incredible Lake Superior views!

The three-bedroom, three-bathroom log homes are warm and inviting, and a great way to escape from our hectic — and maybe somewhat crazy right now — lives.

The sheer size and character of these log homes, as well as the breathtaking location, make them feel more like a solo rental you might find on VRBO. But, guests at Temperance Landing also get the benefits of the Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts amenities, including access to the Surfside pool, hot tub, sauna and fitness area, plus complimentary outdoor equipment and guest activities. (That’s if you can break away from your perch on the rock enjoying your coffee by the big lake!)

Families, groups of friends and couples’ groups love Temperance Landing as it comfortably sleeps 6-8 people. There is plenty of quiet space, as well as “hang-out together” space. In fact, each couple can have their own floor! The full kitchen, dining area and grand porch overlooking the lake also make it great for entertaining.

Off the beaten path in Temperance Landing’s backyard

For guests who want to avoid people and explore the quieter, off the beaten path version of the North Shore, Temperance Landing is perfect. The resort is steps from the Gitchi Gami Bike Trail where you can hop on the trail and go (by bike or foot) all the way to Bluefin Bay (about 3 miles) and beyond.

A lovely walk or ride along the Gitchi Gami takes you to Temperance River State Park — which is less than a mile from the resort. Be sure to leave time to hike along the Temperance River and explore this great state park. [Note: This one does get a little crowded in the summer.]

Father Baraga’s Cross is another gem off the beaten path that is less than .25 mile from Temperance Landing. From Temperance, walk to Baraga Cross Road and then meander the .25 mile to the breathtaking Lake Superior shoreline where you can explore. A giant granite cross commemorates missionary Frederic Baraga’s safe passage across an angry Lake Superior in 1846. Read more here.

Check out this photo gallery of Temperance Landing & Father Baraga’s Cross.

 

Activity Spotlight: Bike and Hike!

Biking at Temperance River State ParkIf you like to bike and hike then this resort activity is for you! We combined two of our guests’ favorite activities into one and even threw in some waterfall viewing to create the Temperance River Bike & Hike guided activity.

This family-friendly activity starts with a ride along a 2.1-mile section of the paved Gitchi-Gami State Trail. Along the trail, we’ll ride through a northern forest containing birch, balsam, and spruce trees. Once we arrive at the beautiful Temperance River State Park, our activity staff will guide you along a river trail to catch breathtaking views of the many waterfalls the river has to offer. After hiking you’ll enjoy a relaxing bike ride back to Bluefin Bay which is a gentle down sloping path for an easy and rewarding way to finish the trip!

As a guest at Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts, you have complimentary bike rentals or you may bring your own. There are many great bike trails from paved to single-track mountain bike trails to check out all along Minnesota’s North Shore. During your stay, stop by the front desk or the Activity Center for detailed maps and tips for heading out on your own biking adventure.