The entire globe has been challenged due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s no different here in northern Minnesota.

Limited staff has been one of the biggest obstacles caused by COVID-19 for all businesses on the North Shore. Our regular staff comes from all over the United States, as well as all around the world. In recent years we have had crew members join us from Turkey, Mexico, Jamaica, Romania, the Dominican Republic, and Peru. Now, with travel bans lifted, we are excited to welcome our international staff back for the summer of 2022. Thanks to the return of our regular summer staff, operations have largely returned to normal here at Cascade Vacation Rentals. This also means that linens are once again included!

COVID-19 Linen Policy Has Ended!

For the past two years guests have been required to bring linens due to our staffing shortages and the struggles with linen services on the North Shore. Thanks to the opening of the North Shore Laundry Services, we are once again happy to be providing linens in your vacation rental. As of May 2022 our COVID-19 linen policy has ended. Only our rustic cabins that have never offered linen services (Sandy Beach and Portage House) will need to bring their own linens.

North Shore Laundry Services

Since the pandemic began, we have thought long and hard how to avoid being in this situation again and one of the ways we are addressing it is by partnering with Cascade Lodge and building a commercial laundry facility we’re calling North Shore Laundry Services. We feel by investing in our company and the local area, all who are struggling with laundry and linens, that we can become stronger together. We anticipate the building will be completed sometime in early January with beta testing on our processes finished by late March, early April. The building is up, insulated and we are working on the interior and stocking it. We’ve hired a US manager and are working to fill other positions as we speak. Our target to be fully open and operational is May 2022!

Welcome Back!

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Send us an email to [email protected] or give us a call at (877) 415-8974.

Welcome back to Lake Superior’s North Shore!