I spent a couple nights at the Larsmont cottages on the north shore of Lake Superior this past week. I have stayed at a number of resorts on the north shore, but would highly recommend Larsmont.
The cottages are a fractional ownership timeshare, but can also be rented by the night (1 BR, 2 BR and 3 BR). The cottages are three years old and very modern in their decorations and facilities. The cottages are mostly within 50 feet of Lake Superior and you can listen to the waves crash up on the rocks as you go to sleep(very relaxing). The facility has a pool, hot tub, outdoor sauna(yes you can roll in the snow) and a restaurant with good to great meals.
I would recommend the cottages for a family, company or couple looking to get out of the Twin Cities for a couple days.