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
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.
Reviewed: Nov 9, 2016
Ultimate relaxation! The deck, the wood stove, jacuzzi, the sauna, were perfect for stress free respite. Nordcapp is wonderful for a solo retreat, the view of the lake exquisite. Nordcapp is the "North Cape" in Norwegian, an area on its furthest north coast. Fishing grounds for my grandfather and his father in Norway, so the name is special to me. Cabin was clean, and had everything I needed, even lots of firewood.
Cappuccino machine for extra luxury! Right off the bike trail, nice for walking if you don't bike. On a high cliff, so perhaps not for small toddlers, older kids would know to be careful.
St Paul, US
Reviewed: Sep 19, 2016
Liked the view, two decks, roominess, sauna, very clean and comfortable.
Only thing I would do is replace the carpet with wood or tile flooring.
Reviewed: Jul 26, 2016
Nordkapp is a great location on the Gitchee Gami trail, near the Temperance River and a short drive from Lutsen. It was very easy to find, and we appreciated the ease of using a lockbox to enter the property. We would stay here again. The deck provides a great view of Lake Superior, but it is on a cliff so there is no direct lake access. The kitchen is well equipped, and furnishings are comfortable. We had the misfortune of vacationing here on a day with a heat index of 100, and the electric storage heaters made it impossible to keep the heat out of the house by closing it up for the day. We survived with the provided box fans, some ice cream, and a stroll along a rocky beach up the road near Grand Marais. This was unusually warm weather, so I don't think this would typically be a problem. A strong thunderstorm also moved through the area during our stay, and although we didn't need it I appreciated that there was a clearly marked power outage supply box in the laundry room.
Reviewed: Jul 18, 2016
We loved our north shore vacation with this as a home base. It had everything we wanted: lake views, fireplace, full kitchen...it was perfect. It was also very secluded, with trees all around so it felt like you were all alone on the lake, which was perfect.
Reviewed: Jul 10, 2016
Location is wonderful - easy access to many state parks and to shops in Tofte, Lutsen and Grand Marias. Really enjoy staying at Nordkapp. This is our second stay and love the views and peace and quiet of the place.
St. Paul, US
Reviewed: Jun 26, 2016
We loved the view and sense of privacy. It was very comfortable for 2 people and had all we needed.
Northfield , US
Reviewed: May 17, 2016
The home was very cozy with a beautiful view. We liked the proximity to Lutsen and all the other destinations we set out to enjoy. We did not see any staff or have a need to visit with staff. We booked our rental on line and used a lock box to obtain the key to the property.
Reviewed: Apr 15, 2016
Cozy with a great view. Good sound system and wifi so I could connect Pandora directly to speakers.
Reviewed: Dec 28, 2015
Loved it all!!
Reviewed: Dec 31, 2014
A lovely property with gorgeous views of the lake. Warm and cozy on a winter trip.
Reviewed: Dec 16, 2014
Been here many times in the past, this place is the best!
Reviewed: Nov 20, 2014
We loved the home. It was cozy and just perfect for the two of us. It's the second time we've stayed at Nordkapp and love the location. We come up to the North Shore to hike and the location is is great for hitting numeraous state parks and the SHT. We enjoyed the place so much we even rented it once for our son and daughter in law to spend there honeymoon there. This trip was our thirty year anniversery and it could not have been a better trip.
Reviewed: Oct 29, 2014
Reviewed: Aug 29, 2014
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2014
Reviewed: Jul 16, 2014
Nordkapp is beautiful. It was very convenient to be able to do a load of laundry when it was needed. We had a lovely and very relaxing stay and hated to leave!
Reviewed: Feb 19, 2014
Nice remodel to kitchen area since we were there last. Sauna Is small, but awesome. Nice to have a washer/dryer. Views amazing!
Eden Prairie, US
Reviewed: Oct 5, 2013
Reviewed: Oct 1, 2013
I couldn't imagine a more perfect cabin to enjoy the North Shore in. Nordkapp has the perfect mix of modern amenities while still maintaining a traditional, cozy cabin feel. There are large windows covering the entire back of the cabin that allow a constant, spectacular view of the lake and surrounding forest. I couldn't get enough of it! We kept the patio door open through our entire stay so we could hear the crashing waves outside. Amazing. We also enjoyed the cliffside deck, which puts you right on top of the crashing waves with a beautiful view of the rocky shore.
I also liked the location of the cabin. Although it's fairly close to other buildings it felt extremely private. Tofte has a lot of great dining options but we made the trek to Grand Marais several times. Grand Marais is a 25 minute drive in good conditions, which is a little far but definitely doable.
The cabin had everything we needed. Games, books, puzzles, kitchen utensils and dishes, DVD player, etc. My husband and I are picky about mattresses but the master bed was very comfortable. We didn't use the sauna but it's a nice amenity to have. The cabin also has a really nice stereo with surround sound. We brought a cable to connect our devices.
We will definitely be returning to this gem of a cabin!