North Shore Glamping Comes to Beaver Bay This Month
North Shore Camping Co. is opening a new “glampground” in Beaver Bay May 12. Located on the inland side of Highway 61, number 4595, on a ridge overlooking Lake Superior. Camping North Shore offers 10 fully equipped glamping sites. Glampers will find an inviting facility that includes all the amenities, from bedding (and beds) to cookware, firepits, heaters and lighting. Glampers have easy access to the Superior Hiking Trail and biking on the Gitchi-Gami State Trail.
North Shore camping is powered by Cove Point Lodge which is just across the highway according to a press release it issued. Kate Williams, General Manager for Cove Point and Project Manager for the glampground, said that they will be ready for guests on opening day. She said North Shore Camping embraces the Scandinavian concept of open air-air living.
Glamping combines the words glamorous and camping. It describes a style of camping with amenities and resort-style services not usually associated with "traditional" or backcountry camping. Coming to the forefront early this century, glamping is popular with tourists and families seeking comfortable accommodations and services while enjoying the outdoor parts of camping. Glamping is not “roughing it.”
Williams said that arriving guests will park at the Base Lodge on the north side of the highway. The entrance is marked by two large, red Adirondack chairs. Staff will load guest’s luggage on to a side-by-side and drive them to their designated site. The Base Lodge contains the camp store, bathrooms and showers. Wifi service is available at the Base Lodge.
Glampers will enjoy a “Camp Cocktail Hour” at 6 pm each evening and gather with fellow glampers at the nightly campfire circle. They may also enjoy the solitude of their own campfire at their site with the complimentary bundles of firewood, delivered each afternoon.
An onsite naturalist will have daily activities for guests highlighting the flora and fauna of the North Shore.
Glampers may also avail themselves of amenities at Cove Point Lodge, from fine dining to hot tubs and sauna, not to mention spectacular views of Lake Superior.
Upon opening, each tent will accommodate up to four people. “And we’re very dog friendly,” Williams said.
While the group is focused on opening day, they have an eye on the future. “We’re working out what we want to do long term,” Williams said.
Daily rates at North Shore Camping will range from $179 to $289 per night. Further information may be found at northshorecampingco.com. Reservations may be made online or call 218-414-7733.