17 12, 2020

Outdoor Winter Events

2021-02-15T19:14:06+00:00Activities & Attractions, COVID-19, Events & Holidays, News & Updates|

Like we saw in 2020, 2021 events will look very different. This includes outdoor winter events such as the Norpine Fat Bike Classic. This week we introduce you to two opportunities on the North Shore to get outside in a safe, physically distant way so that you can still enjoy the North Shore beauty this winter. Bearskin Virtual Nordic Race Series Our first of the outdoor winter events is the Bearskin Virtual Nordic Race Series. From the Bearskin Nordic Series Website: "The Bearskin Virtual Nordic Race Series is a season-long Nordic ski event. Throughout each month skiers will race a [...]

3 12, 2020

Dining Options During Dial Back


UPDATE: Dial Back MN expired on January 11. Most restaurants have now re-opened for indoor dining. This page will be kept up as a reference for those still wanting to do carry-out ordering. Heading up to the North Shore between now and the end of Governor Walz's "Dial Back MN"? Navigating your dining options during this time may be confusing. Many restaurants have decided to close through the month of December. Others are open and anxiously awaiting your dining order! Dining local while here is a great way to support the local economy and keep these hard-working restaurants in business [...]

19 11, 2020

Dial Back Minnesota: COVID-19 Changes Effective November 20, 2020


On November 18, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announces changes to COVID-19 restrictions due to rising cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota. This is being referred to as "Dial Back Minnesota". If you are planning a trip to the North Shore, these changes may affect some of your plans, primarily in regards to dining. Here is the infographic regarding the new regulations that will affect the entire State of Minnesota and run from Friday, November 20 at 11:59 PM until December 18. How might this affect your trip? First, we want to make it clear that Cascade Vacation Rentals can continue to [...]

15 07, 2020

Minnesota Enacts Face Covering Mandate

2021-09-30T18:44:47+00:00COVID-19, News & Updates|

On Wednesday, July 22 Governor Tim Walz announced a state-wide mask mandate that took effect on Saturday, July 25. Here we will address when and where you will need to wear a mask per the state mandate and how that pertains to your trip to the North Shore. Below is a summary of how this mandate may affect your trip to the North Shore. It is not all-inclusive of the mandate, which you can read here. If driving from another state that doesn't have a mask mandate, be aware that once your cross in Minnesota you will need to abide [...]

3 07, 2020

A Different Kind of Fourth of July

2021-02-25T16:50:12+00:00COVID-19, News & Updates|

Fourth of July Weekend has arrived! Of course, the Fourth of July in 2020 is going to be a bit different than Fourth of Julys past. Of course, we are still in the midst of a pandemic, and the North Shore, especially Cook County, is continue strong efforts to keep COVID-19 at bay. With only one confirmed case, the area has not experienced the influx of cases, and would like to keep it that way. It can get hard to maintain social distancing amongst crowd of visitors in popular areas, so here are a few tips and tricks we [...]

18 06, 2020

Big Changes Coming to Grand Marais

2021-09-03T15:58:26+00:00COVID-19, News & Updates|

There are big changes coming to Grand Marais! Minnesota is now on Phase 3 of re-opening, which means indoor dining can resume if restaurants choose to, at a limited capacity. Bluewater Cafe, Gunflint Tavern, My Sister's Place, Voyageur Brewing, and others in the county are slowly opening indoor dining options. Outdoor dining options are also available at several restaurants. Speaking of dining- two new restaurants have recently opened in Grand Marais! The Fisherman's Daughter at Dockside Dockside is under new ownership and has been renamed The Fisherman's Daughter. It celebrated its opening day Wednesday, June 17. Order at the window [...]

21 05, 2020

Be Smart About Being Safe

2021-09-30T19:48:11+00:00COVID-19, News & Updates|

The Stay at Home Order has officially ended in the State of Minnesota. The motto for the summer of 2020 is now Be Smart About Being Safe. So what does this mean for a trip to the North Shore? Let's take a look! Dining Options - Curbside, Takeout, Outdoor, and Indoor Dining Options Available Governor Tim Walz announced that restaurants will be able to host outdoor seating starting June 1 and indoor dining starting June 10, provided that social distancing is in place along with some other guidelines. Of course, many Cook County restaurants have remained opened by offering curbside [...]

1 05, 2020

COVID-19 Policy Changes and Updates

2022-06-07T18:47:45+00:00COVID-19, News & Updates|

Cascade Vacation Rentals policies have largely returned back to the way they were pre-COVID, with a few exceptions. We hope your stay with us is flawless, but if for some reason you have a need for our maintenance and housekeeping staff to visit your property during your stay, we welcome you to indicate if you would prefer they wear a mask while in the home. Our staff is more than happy to accommodate your requests. 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 [...]

20 04, 2020

Event Cancellations and Business Closures

2021-09-30T20:00:15+00:00COVID-19, News & Updates|

As I am writing this, the Stay at Home orders in Minnesota is still set to expire on May 4th due to the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus Pandemic. However, exactly when and how the state will open back up remains unknown. Grandma's Marathon Has Been Canceled We continue to look to our state leaders to make important decisions on when and if to extend the closure of Cascade Vacation Rentals. At this time, we are still accepting reservations starting May 4th under our new policy. Because of the unknown involved in the current situation, several major area events have [...]

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