Backlund Realty

Welcome to Backlund Realty

Backlund Realty is located in Grand Marais, Minnesota, a picturesque harbor village on Lake Superior’s North Shore. The surrounding area is comprised primarily of national and state forests dotted with hundreds of crystal clear lakes. The Superior Hiking Trail crosses the ridge just outside of town and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is only minutes away. Also nearby are state parks, the Lutsen Mountains ski area, miles of cross-country ski trails, snowmobile trails, and hunting and fishing areas.

terry backlund

Terry Backlund is a Grand Marais “local.” He knows just about everyone, which is very helpful when you are shopping for a home or vacation property. He’s easy to talk to and more importantly, will listen to what you have to say. When it comes to real estate he’ll give you the straight scoop.

Grand Marais is an attractive and vibrant place to raise a family or retire. It has all of the amenities you’d expect to find in a small town, and then some. For its small size, there is a surprisingly large selection of great restaurants to choose from. On the menu at many of them are locally netted, fresh Lake Superior fish. There are numerous clubs and social groups that cover an array of interests such as tennis, ATV, horseback riding and ski clubs, both downhill and cross country. Services and activities include the Cook County Hospital and Sawtooth Clinic, a county recycling center, Cook County Family YMCA, tennis courts, golf course, skate park, and a curling rink to name just a few.

For a small town, Grand Marais places a premium on culture. The community’s Arrowhead Center for the Arts hosts performances ranging from locally produced plays to national recording artists. The renowned North House Folk School attracts students from across the country with its curriculum of folk arts and crafts and construction skills. Founded in 1947, the Grand Marais Art Colony is the oldest art colony in the state. The Johnson Heritage post has continuous showings of works by local and regional artists.

Featured Listings

8550 W Hwy 61 Schroeder

MLS 6029733  |  $454,900

New Price, Price Reduced

Amazing Frank Lloyd Wright styled home overlooking Lake Superior. This four bedroom, two bath home is quality built by local craftsmen Greg Tofte and Keith Kuckler. There are numerous built-ins from hutches, dressers, buffets, shelving, desk and wet bar. A creek meanders through leading down to a cobblestone beach looking out to a rock out crop. This home has many unique features that must be seen to be appreciated. Excellent VRBO potential with the ability to sleep ten and it’s proximity to trails, skiing, golf and adventure. Call today for your private showing.


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47 Rosebush Lane Grand Marais

MLS 6032423  |  $529,000

New Listing, New Listing

Lake Superior home located on the Gold Coast just west of Grand Marais. Homes don’t get much closer to the Big Lake than this one. Large 2800 sq. ft.
one level floorplan. Recently remodeled kitchen with stainless appliances open to dining and living room. Adjacent to this, is a sunroom overlooking Lake
Superior. There’s a wrap around deck that’s so close to the waters edge you’ll feel the spray of the waves. Call today for your private showing.


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7X E. Hwy 61 Grand Marais

MLS 6031057  |  $129,000

New Listing

Great 7.7 acre Lake Superior view lot. Close to Grand Marais with access to public beach nearby. Property is divisible with power running through. Site is awaiting your dream home.


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Ravenwood Lots

MLS 6029801  |  $49,500

Motivated Seller, Motivated Seller

Ravenwood Lots. Rolling 2 to 3 acre lots close to town, yet very private. Nice mix of spruce, birch and cedar. There’s also a 1.59 acre shared open space for all association members. Priced between $49,500 and $59,500.


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4449 E. Hwy. 61 Hovland, MN

MLS 6030848  |  $397,900

New Listing, Motivated Seller

Motivated Seller. Beautiful timber-frame home with Lake Superior views. Over 2350 sq. ft. of living space. Main floor master-bedroom bath suite with two walk-in closets. Open living room dining space with fireplace. Stainless and granite kitchen features. Beautiful Brazilian cherry and Douglas fir wood floors. Lower level family-rec room with fireplace. Large detached two car garage with an amazing upper level studio and workshop space. Both measuring 22 x 16. There is also a small 13 x 11 guest cabin on the property.  Call Terry today for your private showing.


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219 1st Ave W Grand Marais

MLS 6031622  |  $257,000

Sold, Sold

Americana personified. Classic Cape Cod located in the heart of Grand Marais. Three bedroom, one bath. Hardwood floors. Gas fireplace. Extra large lot
with beautiful gardens. Call today for your private showing.


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44 Chippewa Cemetery Trail Grand Marais, MN

MLS 6029656  |  $295,000

Priced to Sell

If you’re looking for a value, this is it. Commercial light industrial. 10.87 Acres. Highly desirable and flexible property available on the edge of the Grand Marais city limits. Property is dividable to two acre minimums. Ideal property for investment, business start-up or expansion. Call today for your private showing.


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40X E. Coyote Ridge Grand Marais, MN

MLS 6029653  |  $599,000

Pincushion Mountain doesn’t hold a candle to this mountain view property. This Lake Superior view property has an incredible 360 degree view of Rock Cut, Murphy Mountain and the Sawtooth Mountain ridgeline as far as Silver Bay to the west and both Grand Marais lighthouses, Alligator Rock and Pincushion Mountain to the east. Call Today for a private showing of this one of a kind 360 view of Cook County.


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Ongstad Rd. Hovland, MN

MLS 6029661  |  $249,000

New Listing, Priced to Sell

Beautiful little private cove on 200 ft. of lake shore. Cobblestone beach. Extra large lot with over 7 acres to spread your wings. Nice mix of birch and spruce with moss covered stony bluff. Road in. Call today for your private showing.


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2679 County Rd. 7 Grand Marais

MLS 6032402  |  $269,900

New Listing, New Listing

This home is a must see. Well built and crisply maintained. Open and airy with lots of natural light. Monster loft bedroom with full bath, storage and lake
view. Main floor has two bedrooms with open floor plan coming off of a large kitchen. Lower level has a family room, laundry, bath and extra space for a
workshop or home gym. Located on highly desirable Cty Rd 7. Call today for your private showing.


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