Planning your wilderness adventure starts here. We’re your source for northern Minnesota tourism information and guidance. We’ve curated this extensive list of dining, local services and shopping opportunities to help our visitors craft the perfect Cook County getaway.

Local businesses are essential to Cook County. They contribute to our culture and delight our visitors with extensive knowledge and expertise to share. If you have any questions along the way, we, and our local business owners, will be more than happy to help.

Browse our local service listing below. You can narrow your search by the communities you plan to visit. Be sure to click the Visit Cook County compass to add ideas to your trip planner. You can find and review your trip planner anytime under Plan – Trip Planner.

Narrow Local Service Results By:

Papa Charlie’s Tavern at Lutsen Mountains

Enjoy family dining in our mountain view dining room or relax in the expansive bar. In the summer months enjoy outdoor deck dining with spectacular ...

+ Read More

Island View Dining & Antler’s Lounge

The Island View Dining Room at Grand Portage Lodge & Casino serves comfort food with a beautiful view of Lake Superior. Open daily, for breakfast, ...

+ Read More

Nor’wester Lodge and Canoe Outfitters

Nor'wester Lodge & Canoe Outfitters has been one of the most unforgettable Northern Minnesota vacation spots for over 80 years. Located on the historic Gunflint Trail ...

+ Read More

Bearskin Lodge & Wilderness Outfitters

Sometimes, the best way to reconnect is to disconnect. How is it that when you set out to leave the world behind, the world is ...

+ Read More

Extended Stay Deal

July 30, 2019 - December 31, 2020
Save 15% on your lodging and receive a $50 Grocery Credit to Whole Foods Co-op, right next door, when you book a week (7+Days) or longer at East Bay Suites on Lake Superior!

This special is available seven days a week May 1, 2019, through Dec 24, 2024.

+ Read More

The Strand Waterfront Dining & Wine Bar at Lutsen Resort

Located in the Lodge at Lutsen Resort, The Strand Waterfront Dining & Wine Bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. “Strand” means shore in ...

+ Read More

Justine’s Dining Room at Gunflint Lodge

    Justine’s at Gunflint Lodge offers authentic lodge dining with fireplace, full-service bar and patio featuring a panoramic view of Gunflint Lake. Serving ...

+ Read More

Nor’Wester Lodge Gift Shop

Your full service store on the trail. We have clothing, gear, souvenirs, groceries, bait, fuel & licenses. Our watercraft rentals include canoes, paddleboats, a pontoon ...

+ Read More

Seagull Canoe Outfitters & Cabins

From our base on Seagull Lake, we are pleased to offer you decades of experience, unparalleled attention to detail, ultra-high quality gear, delicious food, vast ...

+ Read More

Moguls Grille & Tap Room

Slope-side ski-in/ski-out restaurant and tap room. Also accessible by snowmobile and hiking trails. Full menu of American Cuisine. Inside fireplace dining or outdoor patio.

Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters

Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters is Your Home in the Northwoods. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, family reunion, or outdoor adventure, you’ll find ...

+ Read More

  • Visit Website
  • Contact

Gunflint Lodge Therapeutic Massage

Gunflint Lodge offers therapeutic massage. Our masseusse offers four styles of massages: Swedish, Thai, Deep Tissue and Therapeutic. One hour and one and half hour ...

+ Read More

Joynes Ben Franklin Department Store

Just what does Ben Franklin Department store sell? Way more than you think! Joynes houses an amazing variety of clothing, footwear, camping supplies, housewares, books ...

+ Read More

Buck’s Hardware

A general mercantile: we have licenses, bait, sporting goods, fuel, pet supplies, household goods, garden, paint and other hardware needs.