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Surfside on Lake Superior

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Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

My new favorite place on the shore! Wonderful family weekend at Surfside. All the windows and natural light in the condo is beautiful. Very spacious. Kitchen had everything we needed. Our son loved the pool and camp fire. Can't wait to return.

Thank HJS11
Duluth, Minnesota
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Waters of Superior Spa deserves to be ranked #1 resort spa in the state (Star Tribune). The ambience is peaceful and refreshing and the service outstanding with attentive staff. It adds a rejuvenating touch to our stays at Surfside. Well deserved Congratulations to the staff!

Thank PJM315
Chanhassen, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

We had a great time staying at Surfside so much so my wife is looking into purchasing. The accommodations exceeded expectations. Expecting my in laws to join us we decided to try Surfside for a bit more room versus our mainstay Bluefin Bay when visiting the north shore. Surfside offered 3 levels of living space all with fantastic views of...

1Thank PJ W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We love going up to the north shore and unwinding and relaxing and Surfside is the perfect destination. The warm and inviting fireplace, vaulted ceilings with great lake views. Relaxing in the jacuzzi tub listening to water hitting the rocks. Just a very relaxing place to spend some down time.

1Thank mnwild2015
Cold Spring, Minnesota
Reviewed 21 February 2016

This was a perfect destination to gather with our family and celebrate Valentine's Day and Presidents day long weekend, celebrate a family member's birthday, along with having friends enjoy their first experience at Surfside on Superior. Our friends ended up booking a stay later in the year. The accommodations were exceptional and we experienced the spa one morning. After several...

Thank emk401
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Another wonderful stay at Surfside- this is our 4th stay and we have never been disappointed. From check-in, to the property itself, to the wonderful views- our stays have always been a wonderful peaceful, quiet retreat. The Surfside townhomes are spacious 3 level retreats- the top level 2 bedroom unit has wonderful vaulted ceilings with lakeside breathtaking views that allow...

Thank Grch
Reviewed 12 November 2015

This was our first time at Surfside, though we have been visiting the North Shore in early November for several years. Our past accommodations have always been very nice, but the Surfside upper unit A definitely had the most and the best views of the lake and shore that I've seen. The living room windows are huge, the dining room...

Thank ToledoMisspeaches
Spirit Lake, Iowa
Reviewed 30 October 2015

The Surfside property itself was wonderful however our reservation was inaccurate. On the website they list a three night minimum stay. Unfortunately, I called to make the reservation as I specifically wanted an end unit. I requested a three night stay and was given a confirmation number. On our third day there we drove several hours South and received a...

4Thank TheSchnells
BluefinGM, Manager at Surfside on Lake Superior, responded to this review

This reservation was made for two nights, even though there was a 3 night minimum that weekend, because there was only an opening for two nights available in that unit. An e-mail confirmation was sent confirming the same. We contacted the guest via cell phone while they were hiking and told them that we had no choice, but to move...

Savage, Minnesota
Reviewed 28 October 2015

My family has taken several trips to Surfside over the past several years as it's our favorite place on the north shore. We stayed in Unit 9 which has beautiful views of the bay and rocky shoreline. We had amazing weather for October. The one day it rained for a few minutes was followed by a brilliant rainbow stretching across...

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

We celebrated our anniversary over the first weekend in October. We love Surfside, and the fall foliage on the North Shore made it even better. To top it off, it was windy, so we we got to see some really good waves! Sunday brunch at the Waves of Superior Cafe was excellent. We're already looking forward to our next visit!

1Thank usable_stuff

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of the Lutsen/Tofte area, just a three-and-a-half-hour drive from the Twin Cities. Surfside on Lake Superior™ is set against the backdrop of the Sawtooth Mountains, surrounded by Lake Superior and the magnificent Superior National Forest. Surfside combines all the comforts of a luxury vacation on the North Shore, with the rewards and benefits of owning a second home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Surfside on Lake Superior

Address: Highway 61, Tofte, MN 55615
Region: United States > Minnesota > Tofte
Hotel Class:4 star — Surfside on Lake Superior 4*
Number of rooms: 26
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“Rent an entire townhouse (3000 & sleeps 8), the main level plus loft (sleeps 6) or just the lower level suite (sleeps 2 with a jacuzzi).”
  • View from our townhouse
 of 5 bubbles MotherOfTheBride0114, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Be sure to find the trail to lead you to the beach!”
  • Giant tub and comfy chairs in Master Suite
  • Master Suite bed and kitchenette
 of 5 bubbles Simbet, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Can't go wrong: they're all ON the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles F2552GMbrianm, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for end units for quiet seclusion and privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles 385chrissys, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“end rooms seem to have better views & south side is newer”
 of 5 bubbles sparky157, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
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