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“"Batfin Bay Resort"” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior

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Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Tofte
Certificate of Excellence
tucson, az
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“"Batfin Bay Resort"”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2005

Had a BAT in our room!! Not once, but TWICE!! Hotel desk clerk arranged for us to stay at nicest suite at the American Inn across the road. He also gave us a bottle of champagne for our troubles. This all went down between 11:00 pm and 1:00 am in the morning. Unfortunately, the American Inn's nicest 'suite' smelled like too many snowmobilers had gotten drunk and urinated all over the suite..not Bluefin's fault, but gross nonetheless. I highly recommend Bluefin for a romantic dinner overlooking Lake Superior. Resort does not deserve glowing reviews it's gotten over the years...its tired and mediocre grounds are nothing to write home about...COULD SOMEBODY PLEASE BUILD A DECENT, CLEAN, ELEGANT RESORT UP NORTH!! I'LL SHOW YOU THE MONEY, IF YOU'LL SHOW ME THE PLACE I CAN STAY!!!

  • Stayed September 2001
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2005

We spent a four day vacation at Bluefin Bay and loved it. We stayed in a Superior Guestroom which had two seperate bedrooms with a huge bathroom and fridge/microwave. It was spectacular! The view of Lake Superior from the comfy chairs in front of the large windows was awesome. There is nothing like a good view of the water with a crackling fire in the fireplace next to you! It has a couple of restaurants that have really great food. You can park right in front of your door - very convenient. The indoor pool is nice. The indoor hot tub is large and also very relaxing. We didn't try the outdoor pool because we were there in early June and the temp right off the lake is still too cool to swim outdoors. It's a short drive to Superior National (golfing) and many hiking trails. I highly recommend this resort!

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Rochester, MN
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2004

Bluefin was incredible! My new husband and I stayed there almost a year ago now for our honeymoon. We had such a busy week before the wedding that this was just what we needed.

The staff were freindly and helpful. Our room was very large and it looked out on to Lake Superior.
It was really breathtaking. Each night we would light a fire in our fireplace and leave the windows open so that we could hear the waves hit land just below our porch. The moon was full that week and we would watch it come up out our windows.

We tried many different places to eat in the area along with the hotel dining areas, all were good. Waterfalls were plentiful and were usually easy to hike to, this was one of our favorite activities.
We also tried kayaking for the first time and our instructor was wonderful. I had a massage one day and another day we went on a sailboat ride and met two very nice couples.

I cannot wait to go back and relive our wonderful time there.

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Ettrick, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2003

My son and I stayed here after a week in the Boundary Waters, although ours was the ONLY vehicle in the parking area with a canoe on top, we felt very welcomed here. The accomodations were beautiful and I will return with my wife at a later date for an extended stay.

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Baltimore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2003

My wife and I just returned from a 3-night stay at the Blufin. The area is wonderful! Cool nights and pleasant days. The view from our room was superb. We looked out on beautiful Lake Superior.The room had a fireplace and a 2-person jacuzzi that was great. The furniture was beginning to show some wear but overall, it was fine.The property has both an indoor and outdoor pool that were small but quite nice. The outdoor pool is heated & surrounded by glass. We thought the water temperature in the outdoor pool could've been a tad warmer, but one can still enjoy it. The main restaurant was not as good as we thought it would be--the food was average at best. However, we did enjoy a very good pizza in the bakery/deli restaurant.If you enjoy State parks, Minnesota has 72--the jewel of which is Tettegouche--hike the Shovel Point trail--at the end is a beautiful view with sea caves--when we were there, fog was starting to roll in--it was really lovely!

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Property: Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior
Address: 7192 W Highway 61, Tofte, MN 55615-8615
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Tofte
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Tofte
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior 4*
Number of rooms: 133
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior is unmatched in its intimate proximity to the largest freshwater lake in the world – Lake Superior. The stunning views, warm and friendly hospitality, award-winning restaurants, and a full-service resort with complimentary outdoor equipment and activities are the hallmarks of Bluefin Bay. Choose from hotel suites, or one, two or three bedroom condos on the lake. Our restaurants, the Bluefin Grille and Coho Café and Bakery also overlook the lake. ... more   less 
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