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A cozy cabin retreat for rest and creativity

Firefly  is a cozy rental cabin intended for rest and creativity, located in Tofte, MN. With a glimmer-sized view of Lake Superior, it is 90 mins north of Duluth, 30 mins south of Grand Marais. It is 1 block from Coho Cafe and Blue Fin Bay Resort where you can literally hop-skip-jump to Lake Superior's Public Access walkways, including a stunning rocky beach, as well as enjoy breakfast/lunch/dessert at Coho Cafe, and happy hour/dinner/music/seasonal fire pits at Blue Fin Bay Resort and Restaurant. There is also a combination gas station/liquor store and a stocked grocery store with meat/fish/produce, and any convenience you could possibly need. This little Firefly cabin is also on the main Sawbill Trail road leading to Boundary Waters Canoe Area, across the street from a Superior biking trail, and 20 miles from Lutsen Ski resort.

Perfect for solo adventures and couples, this is a prime little spot for jumping off into adventure, and also a perfect cozy cabin to tuck into. The cabin is a beautifully crafted 16'x16' timber frame that sits on 2 acres of private land with parking next to the cabin. Firefly has surrounding windows with a view of Lake Superior, pine forest, and wildflowers come summertime. There is a queen-size bed, a kitchen equipped for cooking, a dining/work table, two comfy lounge chairs, an indoor gas fireplace with a thermostat, an outdoor grill and fire pit (seasonal), and a super cute outhouse (heat lamp linked to internal cabin flip switch, and yoga mat toilet seat during the winter time to prevent a frozen bum!).

There is a fresh water well and 2-gallon water jugs that you fill and bring into the cabin. The jugs have a spigot and serve as faucets over the kitchen sink making it easy to clean dishes/self-wash etc. It empties into a grey water bucket under the sink which is dumped when full. 

A SAUNA was added April 2020, with a shower bucket inside, so you can take a sauna or heat the room and take a nice warm bucket shower. 

There's also POOL/HOT TUB/SAUNA/SHOWER access at local hotels:  You can pay $5 for access to pool/sauna/hot tub/showers at Lutsen Resort (9 mi), or Americinn (0.5 mi away!).

For further inquiries, please reach out to me on the contact page of this website. 


Here is the airbnb link for reservations:


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Thanks for your interest!

warmly, founder and owner, 

Tamara Ober

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