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2017 LODGING PARTNERS
Art House B & B
- 10% discount with coupon code
A creative space for artists, adventurers, everyone!
218-370-1625 Bear Track Outfitting Company & Bally Creek Cabins
- 5% discount to Art Colony students and use of canoe in summer
BWCAW canoe & sea-kayak rentals, cabin lodging, gift shop, charters
218-387-1162 | 1-800-795-8068 Best Western Plus Superior Inn
On the shore of Lake Superior in downtown Grand Marais
218-387-2240 Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts
We bring you closer to the lake and to each other
800-258-3346 Cascade Lodge on Lake Superior
All trails lead to Cascade Lodge, Restaurant and Pub!
218-387-1112 Cascade Vacation Rentals
Managing 155 privately-owned and unique homes available for nightly rental
218-663-7971 Croftville Road Cottages
Four season luxury cottages on the shore of Lake Superior
218-387-1790 Eagle Ridge Resort at Lutsen Mountains
- 10% discount for Art Colony students on their Best Rate or qualifying lodging special
Your base camp for adventure
800-360-7666 East Bay Suites
Lakeview suites in the heart of town on Lake Superior
800-414-2807 Ella's Inn
- Art Colony Rate: $65+ taxes per night per room
Ella’s welcomes Art Colony attendees – your home away from home
218-387-3131 Grand Marais Recreation Area
Great student housing—you just have to BYO house
218-387-1712 Harbor Inn Hotel
- 10% discount for students
Downtown location, great harbor view, and Wi-Fi
218-387-1191 Hungry Jack Outfitters
Lakeside cabins, BWCAW day trips, and overnight adventures
218-388-2275 Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior
Iconic Lake Superior Resort providing hospitality since 1885.
218-663-7212 Mangy Moose Motel
- 10% discount for students
Dave and Don welcome you to the Moose!
218-387-2975 Naniboujou Lodge & Restaurant
Quiet Elegance on Lake Superior – A place to come home to
218-387-2688 Nelson’s Travelers Rest Cabins & Motel
- 10% discount on stays of 5 days or more
Reasonable, inspiring, close, cabins and motel: “Where guests become friends”
Artfully restored bungalow featuring locally handcrafted cabinetry, furniture and art.
218-387-1874 Opel's Lakeside Cabins
New Hillside House, east of Grand Marais overlooking Lake Superior
218-663-7971 Outpost Motel
Lakeview motel rooms and kitchenette suites. Inspiring environment; reasonable rates.
218-387-1833 Pincushion Trails Inn
Artful views; art on the walls; the artists’ residence!
218-387-2009 Spirit Haven
- Stays of over 7 days will receive a 5% discount
Byron Bradley’s idyllic retreat at Lake Superior’s edge
218-370-1024 Thomsonite Beach Inn & Suites
- 10% discount, lodging only
Spectacular views with this Lake Superior lodging gem.
2017 BUSINESS PARTNERS
Angry Trout Café
Open seasonally from May - October
218-387-1265 Betsy Bowen Gallery & Studios
Betsy's hand-printed woodcuts and books, plus multiple working art studios
218-387-1992 Birchbark Books & Gifts
New and used books; unique gifts, clothing, toys, and more!
218-387-2315 Blue Water Cafe
The meeting place in Grand Marais
218-387-1597 Buck's Hardware
We appreciate our local arts culture
218-387-2280 Como Oil & Propane - A Thompson Gas Company
Delivering a lot more than fuel
218-387-1165 Cook County Historical Society
Bringing Cook County history to life since 1924
218-387-2883 Cook County Whole Foods Co-op
Community owned for a sustainable future
218-387-2503 Crooked Spoon Café
Contemporary American cuisine taken down the crooked path
218-387-2779 Dockside Fish Market
Fresh & smoked fish, fish n chips, deli, chowders, beer & wine
218-387-2906 Drury Lane Books
Books for book lovers
218-387-3370 Frykman Art Studio
Specializing in site-specific art in glass, metal, and wood
Grand Marais Municipal Liquor Store
The North Shore's finest selection of beers and wines.
218-387-1630 Grand Marais Playhouse
Creating Community through high quality theater since 1971
218-387-1284 ext 2 Grand Marais State Bank
The financial institution of choice
218-387-2441 Hedstrom Lumber Company
Providing jobs and building products for 100 years
218-387-2995 Hughie’s Taco House
Home of the Puffed Taco & other fast, fresh southwest flavors
218-387-3382 Java Moose
Serving Grand Marais residents and visitors coffee for 25 years
At the stoplight, on corner Highway 61 and Broadway
218-387-2480 Joy & Company
- 10% off on purchase of art supplies
Art supplies, locally made art and craft, antiques #createconnectcollaborate #unleashjoy
218-387-1004 Joynes Department Store and Ben Franklin
No ordinary five and dime!
218-387-2233 Kah-Nee-Tah Gallery and Cottages
Featuring Minnesota-made paintings, pottery, turned wood, glass art and more!
218-387-2585 Lake Superior Trading Post
A Grand Marais tradition since 1971
218-387-2020 Last Chance Studio & Gallery
Contemporary fine art on the North Shore
218-663-7008 Lutsen Mountains
Mountain skiing without the airfare
218-663-7281 Norshor Insurance Agency
218-387-0139 North House Folk School
An educational non-profit organization devoted to teaching traditional Northern craft
218-387-9762 North Shore Federal Credit Union
Because if you're up here, you belong here
218-387-1312 North Shore Music Association
Presenting musical performance and education in Cook County since 1985
218-387-1272 North Shore Title
Local real estate and title experts
218-387-1950 North Shore Visitor
“Best North Shore Website” – National Geographic Traveler North Shore Winery
Experience a taste of Lutsen at North Shore Winery
218-481-9280 Northern Wilds Media
For the love of the north
218-387-9475 Pro Print
Promoting sustainable printing as Northern Minnesota’s only certified green printer
218-722-9805 Sawbill Canoe Outfitters
Welcome to wilderness
218-663-7150 Sivertson Gallery
Where northern art is celebrated daily
218-387-2491 Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply
We are your Grand Marais outdoor adventure shop
218-387-3136 Upstate MN
Handcrafted home goods and gifts – northwoods meets modern in Grand Marais, MN
218-877-7802 White Pine North
Gourmet coffees & teas, northwoods gifts, candy, and sport clothing
877-387-1695 World’s Best Donuts
If you don’t like cake donuts, you haven’t tried ours!
218-387-1345 WTIP North Shore Community Radio
Weather, news, arts, culture and entertainment from Minnesota’s North Shore
2017 FOUNDATION SUPPORT
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency
The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) was incorporated in April, 1965, as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and established as a Community Action Program (CAP) for the northeast Minnesota counties of St. Louis, Lake, and Cook. Service delivery for some programs has extended to the four neighboring counties of Aitkin, Carlton, Itasca, and Koochiching.
(218) 749-2912 Arrowhead Regional Arts Council
The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council's mission is to facilitate and encourage local arts development. This mission statement grows from a conviction that the arts improve the quality of life in the region.
800-569-8134 Cook County, Minnesota
Cook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,176, making it the fifth-least populous county in Minnesota. Its county seat is Grand Marais. The Grand Portage Indian Reservation is entirely within the county.
218-387-3000 Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board
Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB) is a State of Minnesota development agency located in Eveleth, Minnesota. IRRRB's mission is to promote and invest in business, community and workforce development for the betterment of northeastern Minnesota.
IRRRB provides vital funding, including low or no interest loans, grants and loan guarantees for businesses relocating or expanding in the region. Additionally, a variety of grants are available to local units of government, education institutions, and nonprofits that promote workforce development and sustainable communities.
218-735-3000 McKnight Foundation
The McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota family foundation, seeks to improve the quality of life for present and future generations.
612-333-4220 Minnesota State Arts Board
The Minnesota State Arts Board is a state agency that stimulates and
encourages the creation, performance, and appreciation of the arts in the state.
(651) 215-1600 Visit Cook County
Life is bigger here in Cook County, MN along legendary Highway 61. Here in the tip of Minnesota’s Arrowhead, amidst the north shore of Lake Superior and the pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), you can go bigger, play harder and relax better than anywhere else in the Midwest.