You can enjoy this traditional cedar paneled north woods chalet year round and be charmed in every season. Nordkapp, which means "North Cape" in Norwegian, is conveniently located near skiing, hiking trails, and mountain biking trails. Lutsen Mountains Ski Resort and Summer Recreation Center and the Superior National at Lutsen Golf Course are just an 8-mile drive away, which makes Nordkapp a great place to stay in every season. Enjoy the many dining options available within a short drive of this charming and much loved Lake Superior home.
Start your morning with a cup coffee on your private Lake Superior viewing deck and watch for passing ships while listening to the waves crash against the cliffs below you. Although there is no lake access, the views from this home are absolutely breathtaking and unobstructed by other homes. Then cap off your day with a sauna, a Scandinavian staple popular on the North Shore, and curl up in front of the wood stove in the living room for game night or a movie.
The cozy interior features a bedroom with a queen bed and 3 twin beds in the open sleeping loft. This layout is great for families with older children or friends traveling together on a ski trip. There is just a nice vibe when you enter Nordkapp.
At Nordkapp you are just a short drive away from the beautiful Oberg Mountain Scenic Overlook and hiking trail, a must-see during leaf changing season. Head down the shore and check out Temperance River State Park or head up the shore and you will find Cascade River State Park - both great for hiking and enjoying some beautiful waterfalls. The Gitchi Gami Bike Trail is nearby and runs along Highway 61. The trail is enjoyed by bikers and walkers alike, taking a scenic ride or stroll along Lake Superior's shoreline. The Lutsen Mountains recreation area is just 10-miles away and offers both winter and summer activities including skiing, the alpine slide, and a scenic gondola up to the Moose Mountain Summit. Enjoy the many restaurants and live music offered year-round on the mountain, as well. Be sure to take a day trip up to Grand Marais to enjoy the quaint town and its many small shops and unique restaurants. Whether you've come to relax or come to explore and have an adventure, Nordkapp is a great home base!
This clifftop home can only be truly appreciated from an aerial view! Check out our aerial tour:
Lake Superior Views
Lake – Lake Superior
Lake Access – None
Large Deck with Deck Furniture
Charcoal Grill (charcoal not provided)
Close to Lutsen Mountain
Kitchen - Dishes, Pots, Flatware Provided
TV – SAT/DVD/VHS
Road to Property and Driveway May Be Icy in Winter
4-Wheel Drive Vehicle Recommended
Bedroom 1 – 1 Queen - Main Level
Bedroom 2 – 3 Twin Beds - Loft (No Door)
Sleeper Sofa - Living Room
Bathroom 1 – Half Bath – Main Floor/Master Bedroom
We came up in a snow storm in the dark and had some trouble finding Nordkapp so we called the emergency number. The staff person on call answered immediately, asked a few questions and was able to straighten us out. She knew exactly where we were and how to get us to Nordkapp, quickly. Great service.
Great location, great view. Nordkapp had everything we needed, was clean and comfortable. The sauna is a real bonus.
Reviewed: Nov 29, 2018
We really enjoyed the property. We decided to use the sleeper sofa rather than the loft and it was extremely comfortable.
Reviewed: Oct 17, 2018
I called the office on Friday about kindling and then talked to them on Saturday ...but the firewood supplier apparently didnt have any. But they were very nice to me on the phone they did give us some firestarters but that really wasnt what we needed but everyone was real pleasant on the phone! I have absolutely nothing negative to say about the rental experience.
The location was easy to find and the whole rental process was very easy. The house is a little out dated but was pretty clean. Could do some vacuuming in between the couch and the patio door though! The view from la lookout deck on the edge of the cliff was fabulous and it was great to be able to hear the crashing waves with the patio door open. It would be nice if kindling would be supplied its difficult to get a fire going without kindling but we were able to rip off bark from the logs and get it going! Called and asked for kindling but apparently nobody had any. It was really enjoyable to have some relaxing nature sounds playing in the CD player so we appreciated that . The bed was a little uncomfortable we thought. But we enjoyed our stay. Thank you.
North Saint Paul, US
Reviewed: Sep 23, 2018
Beautiful property, fabulous location and thoughtful amenities. Loved staying at Nordkapp and looking forward to visiting again.
Reviewed: Aug 24, 2018
Very clean, great location, relaxed setting. Very easy booking and check in/out process.
Reviewed: Aug 1, 2018
Everyone is always so nice.
Nordkapp is always perfect. My favorite place.
Cottage Grove, US
Reviewed: Jul 24, 2018
The process was very easy. Communication was great. No issues at all.
We really enjoyed ourselves at the Nordkapp cabin. The view from the deck was fantastic. Perfect size for the four of us. We will be staying here again next year if we head to the North shore. Great location close to all the falls. Perfect.
Coon Rapids, US
Reviewed: Jun 11, 2018
We have rented from Cascade Vacation Rentals for quite a few years - it's always a good experience. Check in/out is convenient, the properties are well tended for, and can't beat the location (we always rent lake view/access).
We LOVED this property. The view is perfect (from both the balcony and the deck near the edge of the property) and the interior is cozy. Though we didn't require additional sleeping room, the loft would be perfect for older children or additional adults. You can easily fit an additional full or queen air mattress up there. We also enjoyed some of the "retro" (FULLY functional microwave, alarm clock, etc. from a previous era) - made us feel at home! Nice selection of DVD movies too. We would definitely stay here again.
Reviewed: May 5, 2018
Beautiful place! We love it!
Reviewed: Feb 13, 2018
This is our second cabin (third trip) weve rented from Cascade Vacation Rentals and all trips have met and exceeded our standards.
The cabin was amazing!! Nice and quiet, great location and central to lots of winter hiking. Appreciated the well stocked kitchen for appliances, extra pillows, firewood, etc.
Reviewed: Jan 30, 2018
Overall, great experience. Cabin was cozy and stocked with all the essentials and more. Great view of the lake.
Reviewed: Nov 28, 2017
Thanks for your help in finding a great spot for the best Thanksgiving weekend!
Loved the view especially from the cliff overlook deck. Loved the in house sauna too!
Eden Prairire, US
Reviewed: Nov 12, 2017
Office staff was great.
we have stayed at nordkapp several times and have always enjoyed our stay.
Reviewed: Nov 5, 2017
Very responsive, no problems at all.
Very beautiful site on Lake Superior. Unit was very clean. Had all the kitchen things we needed, and more. Quiet. Private. Nicely appointed.
Reviewed: Oct 13, 2017
All went well!
Neither the pictures or the description do justice to what we found at Nordkapp! We were pleasantly surprised as we drove up and saw a stand of trees on both sides of the house. Coming from the metro area, having stayed at other larger resorts on Superior, renting a stand alone house for us was a first, and we were thrilled with the privacy! With windows and a deck off the front, the view was incredible! We had coffee each morning on the small lower deck as we watched the sunrise. At night, we stood on the deck and saw a blanket of stars one can only see from a vantage point like the one we had at Nordkapp! We loved the cabin-like interior and feel with the knotty pine and woodstove, complete with lighting that created the perfect cozy setting after hiking all day. From a cheese grater to a bottle opener to a keurig, all the necessities were there. Throw in some games, a TV/DVD player, CD player, binoculars, and the extras were there as well. The kitchen included a dishwasher and granite countertops, so it was the best rustic north shore setting and feel with the modern comforts of home!
Elk River, US
Reviewed: Oct 10, 2017
Beautiful cabin and exceptionally clean and kept up. The view was spectacular.
Chisago City, US
Reviewed: Sep 24, 2017
Perfect get-away location with all imaginable amenities provided. Well thought out and cared for. A definite value for the cost. Great private location.
San Francisco, US
Reviewed: Sep 3, 2017
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2017
Very kind. Quick responses.
Nordkapp was a great cabin for our family of four. Nice kitchen. Both decks had amazing views. Location was great!
Underwood , US
Reviewed: Aug 13, 2017
No complaints at all. Everyone was pleasant.
We enjoyed everything about our stay. The cabin was clean, very comfortable and had great views of the lake. The cabin was very easy to find and the location was perfect for our plans of visiting the state parks to view all of the local waterfalls.
Saint Paul, US
Reviewed: Jun 20, 2017
The on-line reservation system is very easy to use and worked well. It was not necessary for me to talk to any team members. We didn't have any problems.
A nice place for a smaller group.
Sioux Falls, US
Reviewed: Jun 12, 2017
Polite and thorough. Thanks!
BEAUTIFUL!! The property was clean, well-supplied, and met our needs. The views were gorgeous and the proximity to things to do and see was perfect!
St Paul, US
Reviewed: Jan 3, 2017
We loved the view, how well supplied the house was and the sauna! The soft top to the mattress in the bedroom was a negative.
Reviewed: Dec 29, 2016
The house and location were lovely. Lake Superior was beautiful, and we could stare at it all we wanted from the house and from the little lookout. We loved the wood stove, but weren't interested in the sauna.
We did have a little trouble with the icy driveway. I'm not complaining, as I know this is a North Shore fact of life, but you might include parking hints in your property info, and maybe a local number for a pull out. (We got out on our own by using various techniques learned over a lifetime of driving in Minnesota.)
The Internet wasn't working, but a call to the office led to very quick help. Thanks!
The only kitchen items we would have liked would be a drainer and maybe a dishpan to allow for handwashing dishes more easily.
Reviewed: Nov 30, 2016
My friends and I had a wonderful long weekend stay at Nordkapp! We especially appreciated how well equipped the kitchen was since we cooked all of our meals there. The photos were fairly accurate, but a couple updates have been made (nice HDTV and new living room recliner). We loved taking saunas and the wood stove was so nice to use in the evenings. The property is close to others but it still feels fairly secluded which is a huge bonus. The only bummer was our inability to connect to the wifi the entire weekend, even after contacting guest services. Overall we had a fantastic time and I wouldn't hesitate to rent this cozy cabin again.