~  Firefly  ~

A cozy cabin retreat for rest and creativity

Firefly  is a newly built 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.

While this is a prime little spot for jumping off into adventure, it is also a perfect cozy cabin to tuck into. On 2 acres of land with deer cut pine pathways sits this beautifully crafted dovetail cabin, one room ~ 16'x16', all-surrounding windows within view of the actual water of Lake Superior, pine forest, and wildflowers come summertime. Perfect for solo adventures and couples, 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 styrofoam toilet seat during the winter time to prevent a frozen bum!).

This cabin is rustic, and THERE ISN'T ANY RUNNING WATER! (check back in the springtime, as the fresh well-water on the land is actually overflowing and ready to be tapped ...). At this time, you must bring your own drinking/cleaning/cooking water (recommended 2 gallons/day, also available at the nearby convenience store). There will be a few 2 gallon water jugs serving as a faucet in the kitchen sink making it easy to clean dishes/self-wash etc., and it empties into a bucket under the sink which can be dumped when full. 

POOL/HOT TUB/SAUNA/SHOWER:  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:


Article written about Firefly : https://midwesthome.com/building-remodeling/tiny-cabins-in-the-woods-endeavor-is-booked-but-firefly-beckons/

Thanks for your interest in ~  Firefly ~

warmly, founder and owner, 

Tamara Ober