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Nothing fancy but super-convenient, clean, close to the action around Lutsen, and run by a very nice and efficient couple.

Perfect location, super friendly staff, unbeatable lake views balcony from your room. Affordable price, and very clean. Top level rooms are nicer inside with the wood in walls, cabin style.

Friendly people, clean rooms, excellent views. I would strongly recommend this little gem as a central point on your trip up the amazing North Shore!

the view was beautiful, great location, lots of activities in this area, !!!

Location was great to ski Lutsen. Gorgeous views of the lake! The owners are very friendly. Nice to have the continental breakfast. Their isn't allot of places open for breakfast.

We enjoyed staying here except for the bad experience of not being able to reach the manager late night as our keys were not working. The Good: Great views of the lake from the balcony Beds were comfortable Rooms clean Wood paneling gave a nice northwoods atmosphere Nice breakfast - Waffles, eggs, bread, coffee, cereal, great view of Lake Superior Parking is close as property is small The Bad: We had to wait 40 minutes in the cold for the manager to respond as our key cards would not work after hours. We were losing hope and started to call other hotels but nothing was available. Finally, he returned our call about 12:30am. We had made arrangements to arrive late and the key was left in the lobby entrance. He suggested we may have invalidated the key cards by putting it next to a phone or something magnetic but I gave one key immediately to another person and did not have my phone with from the time I picked up the key to going to the door. I don't fault the hotel for that but the key disappointment was that they didn't answer the phone for 40 minutes. Hotels need to have staff available. What if we were reporting a fire? Finally, only a verbal 'sorry' was given, like it really didn't matter. But they should have at least offered a discount or something tangible to show they value customers. Disappointing.

The owners are helpful and accommodating. The view is great. The breakfast is very good, with a nice view of Lake Superior.

Balcony overlooking lake in each room was great. Nice continental breakfast. Friendly staff.

We loved the classical music in the lobby and breakfast area! The breakfast was great. The view of the lake was beautiful, along with the seagull that sat for hours on the remnants of a birch tree just in front of our room. The small balcony brought us closer to nature. The owners were very nice and friendly. The value was outstanding! The only negative (and that was not about the motel itself) was the many birch trees in the area that were "topped off". Was that disease or weather?

Nice clean rooms with good breakfast. Beautiful views and very friendly owners.

Beautiful view of the lake, saw 2 eagles on rocks below having a meal, Lady at desk very pleasant (think she was owner) did have trouble with getting heat to work, would have liked some kind of meat at breakfast, overall was a good stay for the price.

Great. View is awesome and a good value for the north shore area. Location is very centeral for all state parks.

While the place isn't fancy, it's clean, the owners are very friendly, and each room has its own deck and beautiful lake view. It's privately located and near hiking, biking, skiing, and not too far from Grand Marais. I am eager to come back and see the evolution of the hotel as the (fairly) new owners continue with their planned improvements. Above all, though, is the chance to sit quietly so close to the Lake. Next time I'll plan more time for hanging out on my room's deck!

Each balcony overlooks Lake Superior. Beautiful and peaceful!

This hotel has a very friendly and helpful owner. The view of Lake Superior from the room’s balcony is phenomenal. The room is comfortable and the breakfast room is nice.

West US Highway 61 Tofte MN

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

The Cliff Dweller on Lake Superior places you within a 5-minute drive of North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum and within a 10-minute drive of other popular attractions like Superior National Golf Course. This 22-room hotel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like balconies, refrigerators, and microwaves.


Rooms

All of The Cliff Dweller on Lake Superior's 22 heated rooms provide balconies, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Hair dryers are also standard.


Property features

Guests of The Cliff Dweller on Lake Superior enjoy free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a picnic area. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Friendly staff can provide front-desk service during limited hours, and also offer advice about sightseeing.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Lake View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Lake View

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Traditional Single Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Lake View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Cliff Dweller on Lake Superior

Everyone (16) Couples (15) Family (12) Friends (3) Other (1)
5
Everyone

Nothing fancy but super-convenient, clean, close to the action around Lutsen, and run by a very nice and efficient couple.

By on Mar 6, 2021

5
Everyone

By on Jul 18, 2020

4
Family Friends Family

Perfect location, super friendly staff, unbeatable lake views balcony from your room. Affordable price, and very clean. Top level rooms are nicer inside with the wood in walls, cabin style.

By , from Twin Cities, MN on Jul 18, 2020

5
Family

Friendly people, clean rooms, excellent views. I would strongly recommend this little gem as a central point on your trip up the amazing North Shore!

By , from Salt Lake City, Utah on Jul 15, 2020

5
Partner Couples

the view was beautiful, great location, lots of activities in this area, !!!

By on Jun 20, 2020

5
Family

Location was great to ski Lutsen. Gorgeous views of the lake! The owners are very friendly. Nice to have the continental breakfast. Their isn't allot of places open for breakfast.

By , from Shakopee on Mar 17, 2020

2
Friends

We enjoyed staying here except for the bad experience of not being able to reach the manager late night as our keys were not working. The Good: Great views of the lake from the balcony Beds were comfortable Rooms clean Wood paneling gave a nice northwoods atmosphere Nice breakfast - Waffles, eggs, bread, coffee, cereal, great view of Lake Superior Parking is close as property is small The Bad: We had to wait 40 minutes in the cold for the manager to respond as our key cards would not work after hours. We were losing hope and started to call other hotels but nothing was available. Finally, he returned our call about 12:30am. We had made arrangements to arrive late and the key was left in the lobby entrance. He suggested we may have invalidated the key cards by putting it next to a phone or something magnetic but I gave one key immediately to another person and did not have my phone with from the time I picked up the key to going to the door. I don't fault the hotel for that but the key disappointment was that they didn't answer the phone for 40 minutes. Hotels need to have staff available. What if we were reporting a fire? Finally, only a verbal 'sorry' was given, like it really didn't matter. But they should have at least offered a discount or something tangible to show they value customers. Disappointing.

By , from Chicago on Mar 12, 2020

5
Everyone

By on Mar 9, 2020

4
Partner Couples

The owners are helpful and accommodating. The view is great. The breakfast is very good, with a nice view of Lake Superior.

By on Sep 8, 2019

4
Everyone

By on Sep 4, 2019

The Cliff Dweller on Lake Superior

6452 West US Highway 61, Tofte, MN 55615
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