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 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.
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Frank Lehto Like so many others, Frank’s love of fishing drew him to the North Shore. His first job in high school was at the End of the Trail Lodge on the Gunflint Trail in the summer of 1974, and he knew he had to find a way back someday. After completing twelve years in the Navy, Frank moved back to Minnesota to pursue a postal career. After a stint in Nashwauk and Two Harbors as Post Master, Frank moved to Grand Marais in 1999 to take the helm until his retirement in 2016. Frank called Lutsen home for almost twenty years until last fall when he and his wife Becky moved “south” to an inland lake near Two Harbors. He still loves to fish, but also has a passion for building hot rods, as well as snowboarding and skiing at Lutsen Mountains. As a Realtor® he’s excited for the opportunity to share his knowledge of the North Shore!

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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

6.88 East Coyote Ridge

MLS 6097459  |  $89,900

Sale Pending

Fabulous 6.88 acre Lake Superior view lot close to Grand Marais. Road in to build site. Electric nearby. Bring your ideas.

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X5 Cty Rd 7 Grand Marais, MN 55604

MLS 6099380  |  $65,000

New Listing

Beautiful 5.9 acre residential lot on highly desirable County Rd 7. Close proximity to Grand Marais. Ready for someone to build their new home.

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XXX E 7th Ave

MLS 6098146  |  $59,500

New Listing

Great residential lot awaiting your future home. There are very few available lots in Grand Marais. City water and sewer is ready tobe connected at curb. Located on a quiet dead end street. Call today for your private showing.

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237 Camp 20 Rd Hovland, MN

MLS 6099807  |  $490,000

Sale Pending

Super crisp and well maintained 1500+ sq ft home situated on over 48 acres of private nature preserve. Step across the patio and you’ll soon be relaxing in your fully enclosed hot tub complete with postcard views. Approximately 5K of all season trails. Perfect for Hiking, Hunting, ATV, X-Country Skiing, Mountain Biking, Horse Riding, Dog Sledding, you name it! Walking through the fields and meadows on this property might make you want to sing The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Music! Did we mention the fully equipped workshop? Huge 40 X 28 ft heated workshop comes complete with almost every woodworking machine you can think of. Features a 10 ft garage door and lean-to for additional storage. This property also includes a 40 x 28 ft garage complete with office, rec-room and storage space. Tractor, 4-wheeler and riding lawn-mower included.

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109 Tom Overlook Trail Tom Lake Hovland, MN

MLS 6098700  |  $299,900

New Listing, New Listing

This is the lake cabin people dream about! White cedar log cabin with bunkhouse. Huge wrap around deck to enjoy the lake breezes. Open concept, living room, kitchen, dining room with lots of windows to let in the view. There’s a master bedroom with a small spare bedroom. Don’t miss the bunkhouse/sauna/outhouse/storage building built by local craftsman. The bunk house can sleep another 4 to 6 people and host an evening game of cribbage. The bunkhouse includes a county certified outhouse. The sauna becomes an evening gathering spot after a day of playing in and on the lake, or hunting the local wild life trails. The gas generator and solar panel will helpto keep the lights on! While this place was built as a seasonal cabin it heats well in the winter for ice fishing and snowmobile adventures. Tom Lake is known for an abundance of walleyes. Catch fish right off your private dock in the shadow of white pines and cedars. Don’t miss this one! Call today for your private showing.

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X2 W 3rd St Grand Marais, MN 55604

MLS 6100150  |  $69,900

Sale Pending

Fabulous residential lot just waiting for your plans. Water and sewer at the curb. Wetlands delineated. Call today for your private showing.

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5 N Broadway Grand Marais, MN 55604

MLS 6095312  |  $389,000

New Price

Rare opportunity in downtown Grand Marais. If you’re looking for a building to start your own business, expand your current business, or to start a restaurant of your own, look no further. Over 2500 sq. ft. in size with a large patio for additional seating or expansion. Walk in freezer and cooler, as well as additional restaurant equipment included in sale. Call today for your private showing.

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XXX Sucker Lake Road Nashwauk, MN

MLS 6096525  |  $139,900


Build your cabin or year-round home on this beautiful, private, large lakeshore parcel with incredible sunset views! Catch walleye, northern pike, bass and panfish, or enjoy a day of swimming in the clear, clean waters of this gem of a lake. Beach features hard sand bottom. This land was part of an old Finnish farmstead dating back to the 1930s, and features a vintage barn with a metal roof that has salvageable timbers. Access is off a township maintained road less than 1/2 mile from asphalt County Rd 614; electric and fiber-optic internet are at the road. Impressive mix of massive old oak, maple, pine and birch throughout the property. Many options for building sites, including an amazing birch knoll peninsula. Your up North getaway is waiting for you! Additional adjoining 35 acres of mixed upland woods and meadows is available!

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9 N Broadway Grand Marais, MN

MLS 6095295  |  $139,000

One of the few commercial lots left in downtown Grand Marais. High traffic area with fabulous exposure. Located next to the Municipal parking lot and across from the Cook County Whole Foods Co-op parking lot on N Broadway between Hwy 61 and Wisconsin St. with 50 feet of street frontage and 82 feet deep at 4100 sq. ft. Infinite possibilities. In subdivision process.

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17.81 East Coyote Ridge

MLS 6097455  |  $99,900

New Listing

Very nice piece of land bordered by a small creek to the south. Close to town and private. Small creek running diagonal thru the east portion. Electric close by. Bring your ideas.

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X28 W 2nd St Grand Marais, MN 55604

MLS 6099385  |  $45,000

New Listing

Level wooded lot in Grand Marais awaiting someone to build their dream home. The woods also offer an element of privacy not often found in Grand Marais.

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7 W Wisconsin St Grand Marais, MN 55604

MLS 6100518  |  $499,900

New Listing

Location Location Location. 3700+ sq ft commercial building in the heart of main street Grand Marais. Located between World’s Best Donuts and Joyne’s Ben Franklin on the sunny side of the street. Maximum exposure to large volumes of pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Large south facing windows. Split level in the rear 1/3 of the building for addition commercial and storage space. Handy semi-trailer height delivery doorway off of alley way. This building has been the home of Sven and Ole’s Pizza for over 40 years. Building only for sale.

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X20 Cty Rd 60

MLS 6098387  |  $89,900

Sale Pending

Beautiful 19+ acre parcels off County Road 60. A mix of birch, spruce and maples to the north. Nice acreage for a homestead or hunting.

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