Awards and Accolades - East Bay Suites Hotel Resort in Grand Marais, MN

Awards and Accolades

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Best Midwestern Small Town

Grand Marais was USA Today’s Readers’ Choice for the Best Midwestern Small Town in 2017. While we’ve always known we’re in a great town – it’s wonderful to get the national recognition this award brings us.

http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-midwestern-small-town/

2016 Certificate of Excellence

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period, as well as a business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/TripAdvisorInsights/n2628/travelers-have-spoken-2016-certificate-excellence

2015 Certificate of Excellence

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period, as well as a business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site.

http://ir.tripadvisor.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=913798

Hall of Fame – 5 Years of Excellence

TripAdvisor celebrated its Certificate of Excellence’s 5-year anniversary, with a special honor for properties that have won the award all five years. These Hall of Fame businesses deserve to be especially proud, and we are. But we’re more thankful to our guests for all of the rave reviews.

Star Tribune

Best of Minnesota: Best Lake Superior Views – East Bay Suites

“With simple modern décor and generous windows, you could pretend you’re on a houseboat with these close-to-the-shore rooms. Nice bonus: An easy stroll to Artist’s Point for sunset, downtown restaurants and pubs, or the almost-next-door co-op for meals to go. With East Bay’s balconies and patios, you can’t get a much better breakfast view. ”

http://www.startribune.com/best-lake-superior-views-east-bay-suites/303435161/

Star Tribune

Best of Minnesota: Best small town for a creative escape – Grand Marais

“Whether or not you try a class at North House Folk School or Grand Marais Art Colony, you can soak up the creative ambience with the Sivertson and Boreal Light Imagery galleries, Betsy Bowen’s woodcut studio, arty eateries such as the Pie Place Café, and leave a stacked rock sculpture at Artists’ Point.”

http://www.startribune.com/best-small-town-for-a-creative-escape-grand-marais/303435121/

Coolest Small Town

10 Coolest Small Towns in America – 1. Grand Marais, MN

“Located on the north shore of Lake Superior along the border of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Grand Marais is Budget Travel’s Coolest Small Town in America for 2015. With a population of only 1,351, Grand Marais is a great example of that something extra small towns often have — in this case, a very happening outdoors scene right alongside music and contemporary art.”

http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/06/travel/feat-budget-travel-america-coolest-small-towns-2015/index.html

Outside

America’s 32 Best Trails: Best Trail for Donating Blood – The Superior Hiking Trail

“The 282-mile Superior Hiking Trail follows the spine of the ancient Sawtooth Mountains from Duluth, Minnesota, to the Canadian border. The mosquitoes are often thick, so plan accordingly: the empty trails through birch forests, side trips along rivers that lead to towering waterfalls, and views of Lake Superior are worth it. The 82 backcountry sites along the way are first come, first served, and free.”

http://www.outsideonline.com/1930556/americas-32-best-trails

Matador Network

America’s 20 Coolest Outdoor Town: 13. Grand Marais, MN

“Summer outdoor recreation revolves around freshwater lakes — from massive Lake Superior to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness — so bring your paddle. Over 100 miles of cross-country ski trails are enough to fill many winter days, but downhill skiers can also hit up nearby Lutsen Mountain, one of the midwest’s most-legit ski hills.”

http://matadornetwork.com/trips/americas-20-coolest-towns-outdoor-adventure/

The Culture Trip

The 10 Most Beautiful Towns in the Midwest: Grand Marais, MN

“This inviting and cultural vibrant harbor village is a renowned artist colony, a destination many creative call home for its infinite natural beauty and inspirational atmosphere. The town’s countless musicians, artists photographers and artisans provide endless artistic ambiance to what has been dubbed ‘America’s Coolest Small Town’ by Budget Travel Magazine. Whether you are watching Marais’s famous otters play on the dock or enjoying fresh Lake Superior fish al fresco at one of the town’s picturesque outdoor café’s, Grand Marais is sure to charm.”

http://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/articles/the-10-most-beautiful-towns-in-the-midwest/

Vacation Ideas

Best Under-the-Radar Family Destinations in the U.S.: Grand Marais, MN

“Grand Marais is a lovely harbor town nestled on the shores of Lake Superior against the backdrop of the majestic Sawtooth Mountains in Minnesota. The town is bursting with great scenery, local art, and a diverse choice of adventures. The town’s natural beauty has long attracted artists from afar to capture it, and is home to the renowned North House Folk School, as well as a range of restaurants, cafés, and shops. Explore the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on a canoeing trip, or drive along Lake Superior to Grand Portage State Park to see the breathtaking High Falls, the highest waterfall in Minnesota… ”

http://vacationidea.com/family/best-under-the-radar-family-destinations-us.html

First We Feast

19 Bucket-List Doughnut Shops to Visit Before You Die: World’s Best Donuts, Grand Marais, MN

“World’s Best is all about the family and the people they serve… The lakefront, the family, the coffee room, the incredible doughnuts NEVER served cold or old, will never disappoint. ”

http://firstwefeast.com/eat/best-donut-shops-in-america/

Coastal Living

Top 10 Artists Colonies: Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais, Minnesota

“You’ll find Minnesota’s oldest artists colony in a renovated church on Lake Superior’s North Shore. Since its beginning in 1947, Grand Marais Art Colony has worked to educate artists of all skill levels. The nonprofit group offers classes in glasswork, book art, ceramics, printmaking, painting, and mixed media. Each summer, it sponsors the Grand Marais Arts Festival so you can take a masterpiece home. ”

http://www.coastalliving.com/travel/top-10/top-10-artists-colonies

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  • ”We stayed in a lakeside deluxe suite and had a great view of Lake Superior and could hear the waves....wonderful!”

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  • ”The most amazing part about staying at the East Bay Suites was the view from our room.”

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  • ”Full kitchen and a gorgeous view to Lake Superior. Waking to the crashing waves totally rocks, great way to start any day !”

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