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“Evening Fires on Lake Superior”
Review of Fenstad's Resort

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Fenstad's Resort
Reviewed 16 October 2016

My family has visited almost every summer since my daughter was 5 and she is now 35. It has a great beach, great access to other sites along the North Shore and the charming Little Marais River which runs through the site to the Lake. The most memorable experience is seating around a campfire and viewing either a full moon rising over the lake or gazing at the Milky Way. This a a family cabin resort with cabins relatively private.

Room Tip: Best cabins are on the other side of the Little Marais from the office
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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 July 2015

The resort is wonderful. A variety of cabins located along the shores of Lake Superior. Our cabin was right on the rock beach and along side a small creek that joined with the lake right in front of cabin. The view was amazing. We saw loons and seagulls daily right in front of the cabin. Ships were visible in the distance. The cabin was clean and had all of the comforts of home. Towels and bedding are provided, but you do need to bring your own toiletries. Charcoal grill is provided, but bring your own charcoal. Firewood is available to purchase for a fire on the beach. There were families, couples and groups of people in the other cabins, but the resort is very quiet. There are bridges and trails that can be hiked around the resort. The office is only open 1 to 2 hours per day, but there is a number posted for any service needs. The resort hosts are quiet but very nice and accommodating.

Room Tip: All cabins have lake views, but some are closer to the lake.
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  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

My family and i have been coming to fenstads almost every summer I've been alive. I grew up here. I love everything about this place. It's right in the lake and you can go hiking on the trails to pick raspberries or hiking up the river to find pools of waters to swim in. My sister and I always had fun catching minnows and tadpoles in the shallow ponds. You can climb the cliffs that overlook lake superior during the day and have peaceful bonfires at night looking up at the beautiful stars. My cousin had a boat so we could go fishing and after we would watch my uncle fillet the fish and feed the rest to the seagulls. If you're looking for a beautiful relaxing stay in nature .. fenstads is your place !

Stayed: April 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 September 2014

We stayed a week in September 2012, a week in September 2013 and we leave Saturday September 20th for two weeks this year.
If you can't find a little piece of heaven on earth here, you need to STAY in the city. And if you really need an air mattress and a microwave oh and OMG NO TV...Please just stay home. We live on the ocean in Palm Coast Florida and the drive is worth every hour of the two day trip. Make yourself a reservation and then go and make beautiful memories. OH, if you happen to drop something and it rolls under the bed, go ahead reach under and retrieve it. You'll find no cobwebs or spiders OR dirt. Just a clean wooden floor. B.Trent. Palm Coast, Flordia

B.Trent Palm Coast Flordia

Room Tip: They all face the lake
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  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

We've been coming here off and on for 35 years, in the last dozen years in both July and September. Fabulous setting. Rustic housekeeping cabins are clean and comfortable, all with lake views. If you have to have a pool, wifi, tv...look elsewhere. We wouldn't go anywhere else. Owners are shy, not surly. Great location for exploring the north woods since it's midway between Duluth and Canadian border.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Susan W
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Additional Information about Fenstad's Resort

Address: 6572 Highway 61, Silver Bay, MN 55614-4221
Region: United States > Minnesota > Silver Bay
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Ranked #2 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Silver Bay
Number of rooms: 15

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