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4.3 out of 5

"This is a great location to all the parks and hikes in the area. It was not full service, but we don’t go up north for a fancy hotel experience. Anyt ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 25 Oct 2021

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Hotel Description

Hotel near Superior National Forest in Tofte

On lake

Within 6 miles (10 km) of this Tofte hotel, you'll find North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum and Superior National Golf Course. Lutsen Mountains is within 6 miles (10 km) and Gunflint Hills Golf Course is within 32 miles (52 km).

Property Amenities

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. A picnic area and a safe deposit box are also provided.

Free WiFi, balconies

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 22 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Balconies and hair dryers are also available.

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Lake View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Lake View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Traditional Single Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Lake View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Cliff Dweller on Lake Superior ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Cliff Dweller on Lake Superior

Everyone (11) Couples (2) Family (2)
5 out of 5
This is a great location to all the parks and hikes in the area. It was not full service, but we don’t go up north for a fancy hotel experience. Anything you needed could be gotten. There was a feeling of rustic while feeling comfortable. The owners are very helpful and friendly. I’m going back next year.

Posted by , from ST CLOUD on Oct 25, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 22, 2021

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5 out of 5
The proximity to the lake was amazing. Property owners/managers were fantastic.

Posted by on Aug 17, 2021

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 11, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 7, 2021

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5 out of 5
The views are awesome, rooms are clean and quiet.

Posted by , from Minneapolis on Sep 22, 2020

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5 out of 5
Balconies overlooking Lake Superior! Quiet and great hospitality

Posted by on Sep 14, 2019

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5 out of 5
Love the view of Lake Superior, cleanliness of facility, And really enjoyed the breakfast

Posted by on Sep 4, 2019

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5 out of 5
Amazing property right over the water of Lake Superior. The owners are amazing and have done great things with the renovating the property. The rooms are nicely done and very comfortable. Every time we go they have it updated a little bit more. Highly recommend the property!

Posted by on May 19, 2019

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3 out of 5

ok room for the cost

Pros: Patio facing the lake.
Cons: they need to add air conditioning for sleep!
Location: Lutsen, Grand Marais, State Parks
If you are here to sleep only it's a ok hotel. It has the bare minimum's however doesn't have air conditioning. I realize it's northern MN so usually not necessary but sometimes you need it.

Posted by , from MN on Aug 6, 2018

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About the The Cliff Dweller on Lake Superior

Location 6452 West US Highway 61, Tofte, MN 55615

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to March 1 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Property Features

The Cliff Dweller on Lake Superior offers its guests a picnic area, coffee/tea in a common area, and a front desk safe. Public spaces have free WiFi. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Tofte hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 22 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Front-desk safe
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Cliff Dweller on Lake Superior offers 22 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. This Tofte hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels.

  • Private balcony
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 6 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 6 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 72 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 8:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards and cash

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and cash.

For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • No gap period between guest stays

Hotel Names

  • Cliff Dweller Lake Superior
  • Cliff Dweller Lake Superior Hotel
  • Cliff Dweller Lake Superior Hotel Tofte
  • Cliff Dweller Lake Superior Tofte
  • The Cliff Dweller On Superior
  • The Cliff Dweller on Lake Superior Hotel
  • The Cliff Dweller on Lake Superior Tofte
  • The Cliff Dweller on Lake Superior Hotel Tofte

You should know

  • Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.