About Us

We believe slowing down is not only important, it is necessary to live a fulfilling and happy life.  Husband and wife designed, built and owned, we are proud to say we are a small family business and care deeply about each & every guest we have the honor of hosting. 

When you stay with us at any of our properties, you will notice the thoughtfulness, love and time poured into every single detail. Many items in our cabins or on our properties are hand made, locally sourced and earth friendly. Each and every detail has been designed specifically to help you feel a deep sense of calm, warmth, rejuvenation and a newfound clarity within your life.

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About Us

Driven by our love for nature and urban creativity, we returned to our Minnesota roots, fusing the wild with unique design. From a cozy Austin condo filled with local art and serene vibes, we launched into a venture that reshaped our lives. Chris, once a therapist, and Kelsey, an Austin home designer, found passion in crafting special spaces for guests globally.

Now, we're proud owners of Minnesota's first tiny cabins on stilts, adjacent to the renowned Cuyuna's outdoor adventures. Through our venture, Still Resorts, we've worked with and befriended countless locals, constantly innovating and expanding. We advocate for a life enriched by nature's healing and connections, inviting you to pause, breathe, and rediscover what's essential. Join us and embrace your next adventure.

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The Tofte Experience

Where nature & design collide

Driven by our passion for travel, unique experiences and love for the wild outdoors we've created spaces which encourage both movement in nature, deep rest and reflection.

Our spaces are designed to make you feel right at home yet awaken your senses, allowing you to feel far away from anything you have experienced before.

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Our Story

Chris and Kelsey grew up knowing one another but went their separate ways after high school. They reconnected at age 30 while Chris was practicing Physical Therapy and Kelsey was in real estate. Their love for good coffee, amazing food, travel, wilderness exploration and of course friends, family and animals brought them together and they began to get excited about making their dreams come true. Kelsey's very first home renovation was in Austin,  TX in 2013 and from then on, she was hooked.

Kelsey had adopted her dog Enzo in 2013 in Austin, TX and then they adopted their second 100lb dog, Vuk together in 2018. Their third pup, Otter entered their pack in February 2024 during their Florida home renovation. They passed an adoption event and just couldn't say no.

Combining their decade-long expertise in home renovation and hospitality, ventured into creating nature-immersed getaways that foster both mental and physical rejuvenation. They are fully hands on and most of their accommodations are dog friendly so you don't have to leave your best friend behind on your adventures outdoors. The spaces they create are inspired from their personal travels and are filled with some of the most unique and thoughtful, unexpected touches. You truly feel warm, welcomed and at home in all of their properties.

Their journey began in 2018 with a bold move North in their 30ft Georgie Boy Swinger 1990s motorhome which led them to finding and purchasing the land which eventually became Cuyuna Cove. They worked on remodeling a 1920s mining home right in Crosby while building Cuyuna Cove themselves from the ground up. After 2 years of non stop work, they opened their custom cabins on stilts at Cuyuna Cove to guests in 2020 during the midst of the pandemic. Cuyuna Cove is a commercial property in Crosby, MN with a sauna, 5 year round cabins and new seasonal Bungalow glamping cabins which opened in Spring 2024. They have hosted thousands of guests at Cuyuna Cove and are passionate about being creating the most unique and memorable guest experience.

Their love for the North Shore led them to finding the perfect 17 picturesque acres in Tofte, MN overlooking mighty Lake Superior and just 5 minutes to Lutsen, MN. Their location is perfectly located to hike Oberg Mountain,  Superior National forest, mountain biking, paved trail biking/walking, skiing at Lustsen Mountain, day trips to Grand Marais, the Boundary Waters, Gun Flint trail and so much more!  Committing to intricate design details, they lived in a tent while envisioning their custom Tofte Trails cabins. They cleared the land themselves and designed every aspect of the property and the cabins. With gorgeous custom glass, one of a kind reclaimed barn wood and stunning modern amenities throughout, you cannot find another upscale cabin experience like Tofte Trails anywhere. It truly is a getaway for the soul, mind &  body.

In 2023, as they finished up the new Bungalows at Cuyuna  Cove they they made the decision to purchase a charming 1930s beach home with a massive 1/3 acre tropical, fenced in yard and pool in St. Petersburg, Fl. The home is nestled off a red brick road and is walking distance to the beach and the historic Waterfront District of Gulfport, Fl.  They spent months remodeling the home &  guest house themselves and opened the home to guests via Airbnb Spring 2024.  

Passionate outdoors enthusiasts who cherish connections, both with nature and guests, they continually seek inspiration from their travels, always eager to bring unique experiences to their cabins, all while enjoying great food and coffee and inspiring designs on all of their adventures.

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World Class Cabins and Amenities

Where it all began

Our prime locations are nestled in nature yet close to adventures, coffee, food & more!

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Meandering North, above crashing waves and jagged Lake Superior rock cliffs are our 5 stunning new cabins on our private 17 acres adorned with 140 year old reclaimed barn wood. Our prime location allows you to cozy up just minutes to Lutsen Mountains, Oberg Mountain, coffee shops, restaurants and endless year round North Shore adventures.

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Cuyuna Cove

Nestled on the edge of Historic Main Street in Crosby MN, our custom built cabins on stilts are the perfect solo or couples red dirt getaway and connect directly to globally ranked Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area mountain bike trails & pristine mine lakes for year round adventures (plus our redwood sauna).

The finished product

Tofte Trails

The five cabins at Tofte Trails were completed on August 15th 2023. Tofte Trails is our newest project that encompasses all the nature that Tofte has to offer.

What a journey it has been! The best part of it all? Getting to know and meet so many amazing guests.

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The finished product

Cuyuna Cove

Our one of a kind, trail-connected cabins are built on stilts and are designed for outdoor adventure followed by relaxation in every season.

Indulge in views from bed out the floor to ceiling glass wall, spa-inspired bathroom, natural light, kitchenette, private patio, grill, access to fire pits/sauna and more.

About the owners, Kelsey & Chris

Simply put, we love the outdoors. After years of living in the city, we began to realize we felt our best in nature, moving our bodies. It was the one thing that could truly calm our minds and allow us to breathe deeply. But, we also loved the creativity and uniqueness of certain spaces that came with living in a city.
After years of living and working away from Minnesota, we decided to come home and start on the journey of our dreams, combining nature with elements of natural design to bring guests on an unforgettable experience for the mind, body and soul.
Rewind to 2016, our very first getaway was a small condo in downtown Austin. Little did we know this would be the catalyst to the change in our careers and lives. At the time, Chris worked full time as a physical therapist and had opened his own clinic. Kelsey worked in real estate and had been renovating and designing homes in Austin for guests.
When we closed on the condo, we filled it with West Texas art, calming plants and decor and it truly is a sanctuary from the bustling city outside. We learned quickly that we loved creating spaces and getting to know guests from across the world.
Fast forward years later, our dream was to bring this feeling home to Minnesota. We purchased 3 acres on the edge of historic Main Street Crosby and with the help of friends, family and a bank loan, we moved home and built Minnesota's first tiny cabins on stilts which have direct access to Cuyuna's globally ranked outdoor adventures.
For over a decade now, we have been hosting thousands of guests, building, renovating, designing and managing unique spaces and experiences throughout the US.
We now own and operate our small business, Still Resorts, together with the hard work and help of local families in the community. We are incredibly grateful to have such amazing humans working beside us but also to be able to become close friends and build lasting relationships with so many of them.
We love what we do and are always coming up with new, creative and beautiful ways to enhance our current getaways along with building new spaces for our guests to reconnect with themselves and loved ones. We believe we can all start to live a life full of richness and begin to heal both our mental and physical health with the help of nature and through the journey of connection. Giving ourselves permission to slow down is the first step. We cannot wait to have you come stay with us and rediscover what matters most to you.

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A Note from Chris & Kelsey

“We cannot thank you enough for coming to stay in our custom cabins in beautiful Tofte, Minnesota. We’re so lucky to call the North Shore of MN and Lake Superior our ‘home away from home’.  Our goal in building Tofte Trails is that you’ll have a rejuvenating getaway filled with adventure, nature and connecting to yourself and loved ones. Memories made in Tofte will truly last a lifetime and beyond! Enjoy every moment.”

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A Cabin Oasis on the North Shore.

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