Grand Marais is like a charming seaside village from a child’s storybook – and East Bay, with its 30 suite-style accommodations, is your entry into the story. To get to Grand Marais, just point your vehicle north on Interstate-35 from the Twin Cities for an easy drive up the most beautiful Minnesota Highway anywhere, Scenic Highway 61 – travel time: 4 hours and 40 minutes.
About the resort:
Located on Lake Superior’s North Shore with the Gunflint Trail and the world class Superior Hiking Trail. And because East Bay Suites is just steps from town, once you park at the resort your family can take in all the sights of this highly walkable area – from beaches to the charming shops and restaurants of Main Street. Complimentary passes to the local pool and gym are available at the front desk, along with bicycles to sign out and lots of friendly advice from experienced staff to help plan the perfect activities for your family.
The resort has 30 suites with full-kitchens, fireplaces and decks overlooking beautiful Lake Superior. In the evening, a lighted walkway leads you to the beach where bonfires and s’more-making await your family. Or enjoy the fireplace with its lake view in the Stone’s Throw common area.
One Grand Marais highlight is the many fine and varied restaurants in the area serving everything from pizza to upscale locavore cuisine. The local food co-op has everything a family needs for a picnic or to make up a feast in your condo’s full kitchen. Also front desk staff will be happy to help make arrangements with a local vendor to have a meal catered and served in our causal gathering room or our meeting space.
Explore! with Odyssey Resorts:
Explore with Odyssey Resorts is our signature activities and guest services program. When your family stays at one resort, you have access to all the activities and amenities of our other properties. Staying at East Bay Suites? You can check out bikes at Caribou Highlands Lodge Lutsen location and putter around mountain trails. Or visit Grand Superior Lodge and pedal to Gooseberry Falls Minnesota State Park where you can pick up the Gitche Gami on the paved bike trail. This program also includes kayaks, canoes or access to add-on packages such as sunset cruises or fishing trips. Families can split up for a day according to interests and meet up at night to tell tales around the bonfire.
Family Reunions have never been easier.
Phone our Family Reunion Planner at 800-414-2807 and learn about our reunion options or click here to send information via email. There’s no need to plan your family reunion alone!
Groups and Weddings
Looking for a unique space for a family gathering, small group or executive retreat? East Bay Suites offers the perfect setting.
- Community Room is complete with state of the art media.
- 3 bedroom, fully furnished condominiums with luxurious, soft seating areas as well as more formal table settings for business planning, meetings and educational training days.
- We can assist in planning free time too! Whether it is shopping, recreational activities or art galleries/museum, East Bay Suites is in the heart of it all!
For more information or to plan your next event call us at 800-414-2807.
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”Extremely nice staff and go out their way to make your stay welcome.”
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”Any time I'm over stressed or tired, I remember the all the joys of staying at East Bay Suites...”
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”Great place to stay and would definitely stay here again!!!”
- David S., on TripAdvisor -
”I highly, highly recommend this location for couples, families, even probably for a single person on retreat.”
- VBR, on TripAdvisor -
”We LOVE East Bay! ... the condos are great, the location is awesome, and the staff is amazing!”
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”Fabulous Location and Views.”
- WildFan, on Trip Advisor -
”Awesome North Shore Experience. What a fabulous place, what a wonderful mini-vacation!”
- VBR, on Trip Advisor -
”Excellent Service. We've stayed here three times now and each time had excellent service.”
- Matt N, on Trip Advisor -
”Nice place, excellent views. This is our second stay at East Bay Suites and would recommend it to anyone.”
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