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The Cliff Dweller on Lake Superior

US Highway 61, Lutsen, MN 55615
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had decided on another motel but switched to this one at the last minute, and very glad we did. A few dollars more than some on the inland side of highway 61, but this is the best price you're likely to find for a place on the lake side of the highway. Beautiful view, nice room, the lake literally a... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I left a night early because there were so many bugs in our room I could not stand it. ICK! The shower had a hard time finding a consistent temperature. There was no air conditioning and it was rather humid and warm. They did have a fan in the room which was helpful. Even though the bed itself was comfortable,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Sitting on the balcony sipping a glass of wine or a cold beer, the view is breathtaking and the sound of the waves lapping at the shoreline is soothing. Rooms include a refrigerator and microwave plus a hot breakfast is served each morning in the common room that also has windows overlooking Lake Superior.

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Davenport, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Value priced (for the area) family owned hotel right on the north shore of Lake Superior - views are spectacular, you feel like you are setting over the lake! All rooms have balconies or porches and refrigerators in the room. This is not a luxury hotel, there are no upscale soaps or fancy linens but it's clean, it's staffed by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Since my initial review in early 2013, I wanted to offer an update. I have stayed at Cliffdweller now in all seasons and weather. It is my "goto" place on the North Shore. The new owners still work hard to provide a great value right on the Big Water. I get a clean room, comfortable bed, sliding doors and deck... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My sister and I have stayed at The Cliffdweller for 3 years in a row and have not one thing to complain about. The owners are so very nice, the rooms are very clean, comfortable and the breakfast is very good, especially the egg dish. The views from the 2nd level corner balcony are breathtaking. There is a cute little... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

On the plus side: Beautiful view. Nice deck. Ample breakfast. Friendly host. Clean. Inexpensive. Fridge and microwave in the room. On the negative: no wifi in the room...and spotty even in the lobby. Bandwidth issues. Tofte is about to get broadband, and cliffdweller plans to get it and has already purchased routers so that all rooms have wifi. They realize... More

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I will let my email to the owners tell my story. Sent Saturday night (6/28) and have not yet received a reply. Good Evening, I'm writing to inform you of the experience my husband and I had at your establishment. We left early today (we are not fulfilling our two night stay) and fully understand that we are paying for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We arrived late last Friday, expecting a worn, older hotel for a good price. It frankly didn't matter as it was just a first stop after a long drive from the twin cities. When we arrived, the hotel staff couldn't have been friendlier and we were blown away by the views of Lake Superior. We opened the patio door and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The Cliffdweller is by far my favorite place to stay -- anywhere!! I could stay here for a week and never leave. It used to have a very nice restaurant, but when they had to replace the "plumbing" it was just too expensive. So, now they have a continental breakfast. I would highly recommend the Cliffdweller for its FABULOUS VIEW!!!!... More

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Address: US Highway 61, Lutsen, MN 55615
Location: United States > Minnesota > Lutsen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Also Known As:
Cliff Dweller Inn Of Tofte Hotel Lutsen
Cliff Dweller Lutsen
Cliff Dweller Hotel Of Tofte

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