Cathy's Cove is in a great location with a beautiful cascading waterfall and a private cove on Lake Superior.

Amazing views from this extremely private retreat located near Lutsen Mountain, Superior National Golf Course, Gitchi Gami Bike Trail, and more.

  4 guests
  1 bedroom
  1 bathrooms
  Allows Pets

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Location: Tofte

Cathy's Cove is a recently redecorated, private North Shore Retreat on an idyllic section of Lake Superior Shoreline.  The cabin sits on 425 feet of ledge rock shoreline and is directly on the Gitchi Gami Bike Trail.  You will love the small seasonal waterfall that drops 30-40 feet into the cove below, which is visible from the cabin's deck.

This cozy little one bedroom, one bathroom, one story cabin sits on 3 acres providing a peaceful, serene getaway on Lake Superior's North Shore.  On the western side of the property you will find a staircase leading to the ledge rock "peninsula" down to a private, seasonal waterfall.  This is a shoreline that is truly unique to Cathy's Cove.

At Cathy's Cove 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, Cathy's Cove is a great home base!

Pets are welcome with prior approval and an additional fee.  2 pet maximum.


  • Lake View
  • Lake – Lake Superior
  • Lake Access – Moderate to Difficult -  Staircase
  • Shoreline – Ledge Rock – 425ft
  • Campfires on Beach Permitted 
  • Lakeview Deck
  • Near Lutsen Ski and Recreation Area
  • On Gitchi Gami Bike Trail
  • Gas "Woodstove" Fireplace
  • Charcoal Grill (charcoal and starter not provided)
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen - Dishes, Pots, Flatware Provided
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • TV with DVD player (no satellite)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Telephone (No Long Distance)
  • Pets Welcome
  • Driveway May be Icy During Winter Months
  • 4-Wheel Drive Vehicle is Recommended in Winter

Bedrooms/Bed Sizes

  • Bedroom - Full Bed

  • Living Room - Full Futon


  • Bathroom – Shower/Tub Combo




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Osceola, US
Reviewed: May 27, 2019
We were very pleased with Cathy's Cove. The house was clean and comfortable. The lakeshore is amazing with the cove and waterfall. The path to the cove, after you get down the steps, is a bit difficult and narrow.
Ramsey, US
Reviewed: May 24, 2019
Property Manager
10/10. They were all amazing.
My wife and I stayed at Cathy's Cove for our honeymoon and we absolutely loved it. The location is great, as you can travel north or south on 61 to go hiking/exploring. We had a bonfire down in the cove by the water and it was the most peaceful experience. We would 100% return.
Minneapolis, US
Reviewed: May 2, 2019
Property Manager
Friendly and helpful.
Great place! Excellent location and right on the lake. Lived the waterfall!the cabin was cozy and just right!
Saint Paul, US
Reviewed: Jan 27, 2019
Beautiful location and very comfortable cabin. Perfect for a couple.
Afton, US
Reviewed: Oct 20, 2018
Over the years weve stayed at a few Cascade Vacation rentals with great luck. CC is a nice setting, has a nice beach, and cool waterfall. Home was clean, but we felt like we were staying at someones grand parents cabin. Limiting access from the basement strange. Id suggest sealing it or allowing access.
Elk River, US
Reviewed: Sep 5, 2018
The house is beautiful, cozy and comfortable. The cove is amazing. The deck is perfect.
Little falls , US
Reviewed: Aug 20, 2018
Property Manager
Team members were very helpful and patient with my many questions.
Just beautiful! Cathy's Cove is a cute, comfy getway. Great convenient location for traveling up or down the North shore. Even though there are neighbors and conveniences close by, you would never know, lovely and quiet. The house was perfect. The view from the deck is great. The steps down to the lake are easy enough for anybody that is reasonably mobile, but I wouldn't recommend it for tiny kids or people with mobility issues. It is definitely worth the climb.
Edina, US
Reviewed: Aug 7, 2018
Property Manager
Not much available on short notice but you found us what we were looking for
Bed was the only problem. Bathroom a bit outdated and small as well. Overall we liked it though. Great view and fun area down by the water
Reviewed: Jul 22, 2018
perfect two person cabin. the best lakeside fire spot ever!!!! a weedwhacker and a chainsaw could really improve the lot
Minneapolis, US
Reviewed: May 22, 2018
Property Manager
Beth in the office was very helpful, and contacted us several times when we were unable to find the heating remote - and sent out a maintenance man to turn on the furnace for us.
We loved Cathy's Cove - it was quaint and peaceful, the perfect place for us to celebrate our anniversary! We loved the deck and the private cove.
Minneapolis, US
Reviewed: Oct 10, 2017
Property Manager
Appreciate the frequent and timely communication.
Gorgeous spot with amazing views of the lake from inside the cabin and out on the deck. Very special to have a path down to the lake where you can nestle into the cave and get a close-up and private connection with the lake.
Minneapolis, US
Reviewed: Aug 4, 2017
Cathy's Cove had a beautiful view from the deck! It was wonderful to sit out and read a book and listen to the waves crash. The house had all of the things we needed for our stay - kitchen utensils, pots and pans, dishes, towels, linens, etc. We had a great stay!
Baltimore, US
Reviewed: May 29, 2017
Property Manager
No comment really because other than email did not have contact with anyone.
Loved the location. The house was comfortable and cute. It worked out great.
Minneapolis, US
Reviewed: Apr 24, 2017
Property Manager
The location was beautiful, very picturesque. However, the terrain would be considered difficult. The cabin itself was cozy and comfortable. There are a few issues with the home, like not being able to adjust the heat and a toilet that only flushes about half the time (maybe only 1/3 of the time). But at the same time, when you stay at a cabin, it doesn't need to be 5 stars.
Glenwood, US
Reviewed: Sep 20, 2016
Property Manager
The property is amazing. The beach area with the cove and waterfall were gorgeous and we had a hard time leaving here at the end of our stay. The cabin is older and needs some updating.
Burnsville, US
Reviewed: Aug 27, 2016
Property Manager
Loved everything about the place. The location was beautiful. The best part was the deck and the cove. The privacy was superb. What I liked the least was finding it the first time. There's a branch in the way of the blue number sign. Just minor though. Will definitely be staying again.
Bagley, US
Reviewed: Aug 21, 2016
Property Manager
We loved the cabin! The location and amenities were very good!the view was awesome!
Ramsey, US
Reviewed: Aug 7, 2016
Property Manager
We LOVED staying at Cathy's Cove! Such a private location, and your very own cove and shoreline is AWESOME! Even was decent a few days to take a dip in the lake. Also, the location is only a mile from the cafe, and general store!
Wahpeton, US
Reviewed: Jul 19, 2016
Property Manager
The cabin was very nice. The bed was comfortable, the kitchen was adequate. The deck was perfect to sit and read on looking out on the Lake, listening to the waterfall 100 feet away. The office personal was great in allowing us to drop off our bikes before the 4 pm check in so we could get to some things we needed before going grocery shopping. Just a great experience.
St. Peter, US
Reviewed: Apr 26, 2016
Property Manager
St Paul, US
Reviewed: Apr 7, 2016
Property Manager
Cathy's Cove is an amazing location!!! Felt like we had our own little retreat away from the world! The home was clean and cozy, especially with the fireplace since we had a snowstorm happening outside(!), the key lock-box was super convenient, and the pottery cups/bowls are so beautiful to use. We'll definitely return - what a treasure!!
Superior, US
Reviewed: Dec 31, 2015
Property Manager
The cabin has a beautiful view of the lake and the cove was incredible. The ice formations were an amazing sight along with the sunrises. The crackling wood fireplace made for warm and cozy evenings. Watching and hearing the waves crash into the rock point and shore was also wonderful. An added bonus was watching 4 ships pass by. The cabin included everthing that we needed. We could not have enjoyed our time there more.
Minneapolis, US
Reviewed: Jan 14, 2015
Property Manager
Brooklyn Center, US
Reviewed: Sep 22, 2014
Property Manager
This wonderful cabin is like being at a little private resort. The cabin is beautiful and the property, including the cove, is magnificent. We will be staying at Cathy's Cove again soon.
Little Canada, US
Reviewed: Sep 17, 2014
Property Manager
the house was cozy and had a great view of the lake with steps down the cliff to the water. the house was clean and tidy, well kept. All in all we had a great stay and would come recommend this to anyone.

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