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

5 Silver Fox

MLS 6093854  |  $47,900


This great lot is ready for your plans. Aspen and spruce wooded lot with driveway, power and drilled well in place. Recreational trail easement at the property line. Most of the heavy lifting has been done for you. This property is a value and priced to sell.

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209 E 1st Ave Unit 3 Grand Marais, MN

MLS 6095221  |  $277,500

Sale Pending, Sale Pending

PRICE REDUCED! You’re going to love this unit. Fabulous lake view. Within walking distance to all Grand Marais amenities. Spacious two bedroom, two bath. Heated underground parking with elevator. Independence and privacy. Call today for your private showing.

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1478 Croftville Rd

MLS 6093536  |  $269,500

Sold, Sold

If you’ve been looking all summer for the perfect Lake Superior escape cabin, you’ll be glad you waited! This is a rare find on the famous Croftville Loop just north of Grand Marais. Located on the west end of the historic Croftville Cottages development, this cozy cabin has breathtaking views of the lake, along with very accessible cobblestone shoreline shouldered by magnificent rock outcroppings. When you’re in the cabin or lounging on the large deck, you might think you’re the only one on the lake! Crack open the windows, let the cool breeze drift through the cabin, and relax to the sounds of the waves lapping the stones on the beach below. This cabin comes furnished, so pack your suitcase and get ready for a restorative stay!

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6.88 East Coyote Ridge

MLS 6097459  |  $89,900

New Listing

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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5 N Broadway Grand Marais, MN 55604

MLS 6095312  |  $399,000

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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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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34 Hungry Jack Rd

MLS 6093449  |  $237,500

Sale Pending

If you’re looking for the quintessential log cabin, look no further. This inland lake property is nothing short of charm personified with three bedrooms surrounded by an open floor plan. There is 313 ft of lakeshore on 1.15 acres. Road Lake is conveniently located mid trail and close to all there is to see and do on the Gunflint Trail. This property is being sold as is and comes fully furnished as shown. Call today for your private showing.

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208 Fireweed Lane Grand Marais, MN 55604

MLS 6096162  |  $294,900

Sale Pending, Sale Pending

Fabulous Devil’s Track Lake home located in the Landing at Devil’s Track Lakehomes Association. Three bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage within 1334 sq ft. In floor heat throughout, as well as garage. Open floor-plan for easy living and entertaining. Gas fireplace. If you like to fish and snowmobile and enjoy the great outdoors this is the home for you. Close to the Cook County Airport and Sky Port Lodge and Raven Rock Grill. Shared shoreline with room for your own dock. This property also has the flexibility to be used as a nightly rental to offset expenses. Call today for your private showing.

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9 N Broadway Grand Marais, MN

MLS 6095295  |  $139,000

Sale Pending, Sale Pending

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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1886 Cty Rd 7 Grand Marais, MN

MLS 6096400  |  $412,500

Sale Pending, Sale Pending

Fabulous log home near Grand Marais. 2500 sq. ft. 4 bedroom 4 bath 2 car garage. Huge deck to entertain and enjoy the outdoors. Spacious back porch to relax with acup of coffee. There’s a beautiful towering fireplace in the living room on the main and a cozy loft for office or study on the second level. The home was originally designed as a BnB so it offers lots of flexibility to the owner. The lower level has a full kitchen and bedroom and bath. It can be used as additional living, mother-in-law space or rental unit. There’s also a large hobby space above the garage. Call today for your private showing of this great home.

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