New resort to build dome and treehouse cabins in Minnesota


I came across a picture of this new resort along Lake Superior and was so intrigued! It looks like such a cool place to stay. It’s north of Two Harbors, Minnesota, and the plan is to build domed cabins and treehouses on the 23-acre resort.

There are some great places to stay along Lake Superior (at the bottom of this article you can take a look at some of them) with amazing views, but I feel like this new resort will have higher level views, especially the domes. And that’s kind of what the developer of this new complex was looking for.

John Leupke is the developer and he is part of a company called The Harbor, LLC. He spoke with the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and said, “‘The North Shore has always been a special place (for me)'”, but he has traveled there since he was a child and “notice that most resorts have remained unchanged and that the area had few new resort options.” That’s why he was pushed to open his own unique luxury resort.

Part of John’s goal with this resort is privacy. So all cabins in the dome will have their own hot tubs, for example. Soaking in a hot tub while overlooking Lake Superior sounds awesome! Additionally, the dome and treehouse cabins will vary in size depending on the number of people staying. They will range from 500 square feet to 1,500 square feet.

There are three phases in the construction project and the plan is to start the final phase in 2023. I would absolutely stay here again, it looks like a very unique place to stay and certainly not like anything else in the area that I have seen .


10 Great Places to Stay on Lake Superior in Minnesota

These are listed according to where they land on a map. Number 1 is closest to Duluth through number 10 which is in the Grand Marais. At the bottom is a map showing each location.


1. Point Lighthouse

Credit: Beacon Pointe

Credit: Beacon Pointe

Our first spot is Beacon Pointe in Duluth. It’s only 35 yards from Canal Park, so if you’re interested in exploring downtown Duluth, this might be the perfect place to stay. A two-bedroom condo starts at $436.14 per night. This is the most expensive option but offers the most space for a family trip.


2. Dodge Log Lodges

Credit: Dodges Log Lodges

Credit: Dodges Log Lodges

Also in Duluth, but a little further north than Beacon Pointe, is Dodges Log Lodges. They have all kinds of cabins you can stay in. They are just separated by trees, but that still gives you some privacy. The Superior Cabin, which has two bedrooms, starts at $326 Sunday through Thursday and goes up to $366 Friday and Saturday. These are summer rates and there are smaller, cheaper cabins available. There is also a 3 night minimum here.


3. The Larsmont chalets

Credit: Larsmont Cottages

Credit: Larsmont Cottages

Larsmont Cottages is in Two Harbors and is definitely a more expensive option. The Lakeside 2-Bedroom Cottage starts at $461 per night and can go up to $799, so it’s definitely not the cheapest option out of these 10. If we instead look at the Lakeside Suite, which sleeps 1 at 2 people, it starts at $305 per night.


4. Breezy Point Cabins

Credit: Breezy Point Cabins

Credit: Breezy Point Cabins

I would say Breezy Point at Two Harbors is a pretty well known place to stay on Lake Superior. And it makes sense, these are awesome looking cabins! A two-bedroom cabin starts at $234 per night. Or if you’re ok with a 1 bedroom which can still sleep up to 4 people, this one starts at $208 per night.


5. Superior Resort

Credit: Superior Shores Resort

Credit: Superior Shores Resort

Superior Shores Resort in the northern part of Two Harbors has rooms you can stay in that are similar to your typical hotel room, which they call guest rooms. But if you’re looking for less of a hotel vibe and really want to get away from it all, their 2-bedroom condos start at $487.33 per night. The cheapest option I have found is a bed and breakfast which still sleeps 4 starting at $154 per night.


6. Superior Grand Lodge

Credit: Grand Superior Lodge

Credit: Grand Superior Lodge

Even further north but still technically in Two Harbors is the Grand Superior Lodge. They also have a lot of “guest rooms” options but also cabin options. Their two-bedroom log cabin starts at $369 per night. Their cheapest “guest room” which sleeps up to 4 people starts at $219 per night.


7. Cove Point Lodge

Credit: Cove Point Lodge

Credit: Cove Point Lodge

In Beaver Bay, you can stay at the Cove Point Lodge. Looks like they have beautiful lake views from the cottages, which is exactly what you would want on a Lake Superior vacation! Their rates start at $199 per night.


8. Bluefin Tuna Bay

Credit: Bluefin Bay

Credit: Bluefin Bay

Bluefin Bay in Tofte is another name I think a lot of people would recognize. They have their resort location, but also just a few yards away is their Surfside location where you can rent a townhouse on Lake Superior. They also have another location called Temperance. Of the three, it seems their cheapest option for 4 people starts at $345 per night.


9. Lutsen Resort

Credit: Lutsen Resort

Credit: Lutsen Resort

If you go further north you come to Lutsen and Lutsen Resort. On their homepage it says rates start at $149 per night, but I’m sure that’s the winter price and for rooms that only sleep 2 people. When I looked at June, the cheapest option for 4 people was $249 per night.


10. East Bay Suites

Credit: East Bay Suites

Credit: East Bay Suites

Finally, at the very top of Grand Marais (which is beautiful but definitely a hike) is East Bay Suites. Their Studio Deluxe room which, you guessed it, sleeps 4, starts at $193.67 per night. Or if you want a little more space, their 2 bedroom starts at $247.67 per night.


You can’t go wrong, Lake Superior is a beautiful place wherever you are!

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