Let the Lake Work Its Magic

Set on a Beautiful Cliff Above Lake Superior

10 Minutes From Lutsen Mountains Ski Area

Direct Trail Access to Gitchi-Gami Bike Trail

25 Minutes From Charming Town of Grand Marais 

Our rooms

Two Double Beds

  • Two Happy Sleeper Beds
  • Lake View with Balcony 
  • Microwave and Mini Refrigerator
  • Small Sitting Area

One King Bed

  • Happy Sleeper Bed
  • Lake View with Balcony
  • Microwave and Mini Refrigerator
  • Small Sitting Area

Accessible King Bed

  • Happy Sleeper Bed
  • Lake View with Balcony
  • Microwave and Mini Refrigerator
  • Small Sitting Area
  • Bathroom with Grab Bars
  • Ground Floor-Easy Access 

Let the Lake Work its Magic and Let the Forest Work its Wonders

The Cliff Dweller is pleased to welcome you to the rugged beauty of Minnesota's North Shore. Cliff Dweller is perched cliff side on the edge of the lake in the heart of the Minnesota’s North Shore, and offers a unique combination of comfort and style with 22 south facing guest rooms.

With its stunning lake views, cozy accommodations, and peaceful atmosphere, the Cliff Dweller on Lake Superior offers perfect lakefront retreat.

About Us

The Cliff Dweller is nestled on the edge of beautiful Lake Superior and offers sweeping views of the vast lake, perfect for unwinding and taking in awe-inspiring scenery. Spend your days hiking the rugged trails nearby, enjoying a range of outdoor activities such as hiking or kayaking and fishing on the inland lakes, then come back to the cozy accommodations at the Cliff Dweller for a restful night.

Each room has a walk-out balcony with dramatic 180-degree views of the big lake and Sawtooth Mountains shoreline to the west. The whisper or roar of the waves on the rocks below will surely lull you to sleep, and help you relax and unwind.

  • Exceptional

    Host was extremely friendly and helpful! Location and view were great. Room was clean and bed was comfortable. Super great stay!!!

    - Michael, Booking.com

  • Amazing staff and perfect views!

    Beautiful property located right on the lakefront. Comfortable, clean, rustic-themed rooms have gorgeous views of the lake and a wonderful deck on which to enjoy them. They offer a lovely start-your-day-off-on-the-right-note coffee/tea/hot chocolate and delicious pastry mini breakfast in a sunroom overlooking the lake. Angelia, at the front desk and everywhere, is professional, friendly, and always available to make sure your stay is perfect. 

    - Leslie, Booking.com

  • Will stay again

    Great front desk customer service, very clean rooms. The view from my room was amazing! Close to Lutsen! I will stay here again when in the area.

    - Joel B., Google Reviews

  • Convenient and clean

    The room was very clean and comfortable. Had our own deck, even with it being a bit chilly, sat out on it during the afternoon and enjoyed the lake being right there. Chatted with the main staff member who was wonderful and it was obvious she took great pride in how things are run at the hotel. Would definitely stay again when in the area. So conveniently located to Lutsen and all the other beautiful attractions along the shore.

    - Elaine H., Google Reviews

  • Great view and clean room

    I have stayed here twice now, and will definitely stay here in the future when we visit. The rooms are clean, simple, and have great lakeside views of Lake Superior.

    - Lori E., Google Reviews

  • Friendly staff and excellent location

    Staff was super friendly and helpful to find local hiking destinations and amenities. The rooms are spacious, extremely clean, and the view cannot be beat! I’ve stayed in a lot of hotels on the north shore, you won’t find a better one than this!

    - Erin S., Google Reviews

  • Great place to stay

    Great hosts running the hotel. Very comfortable accommodations with rooms overlooking Lake Superior from their balcony. The fresh cool breeze off the lake at night comes wafting through the screen making for a beautiful sleep. Our group stayed for a few days - hiking, kayaking and biking in the area. There are some good places to eat in the area as well.

    - George H., TripAdvisor

  • Clean and comfortable

    Family owned and operated motel. They are committed to providing clean rooms and comfort. Ask the front desk for a coffee maker if you need one in your room. We really enjoyed sitting on the balcony and looking out over the lake.

    - HappyMinsky, TripAdvisor

  • Lovely lake views for all

    Our room was impeccably clean and had a wonderful view of Lake Superior. There is a microwave and mini-fridge in the room. We enjoyed leaving the patio doors open to hear the waves on the rocks, but when closed, they provided impressive sound proofing from a thunderstorm. Yes, the moon (and lightning storm!) views over the lake are spectacular. 

    - MNtravels09, TripAdvisor