Except for the condo reservation problem we had when we arrived at the Lutsen Resort (located in Lutsen, Minnesota), our stay here was quite peaceful.
There were two occupants in our condo building, us and the person living in the unit above us. The condos don’t have full size refrigerators which was a little odd to me. But then, they aren’t full condos as one might expect — more like a room. There is no stovetop or oven. A small refrigerator, a sink, a coffee pot and a microwave — just the basics.
I’m assuming most people don’t spend a lot of time in their units — we didn’t. We were able to hear the person above us walking and moving things around — quite odd — but it didn’t bother us much.
The main lodge has a swimming pool along with a hot tub — neither of which we used while we were there as time just went by too quickly.
The main lodge also has a dining room. Now — this is one place you should definitely go to eat. The food was scrumptious, service was quick and dessert, oh my, dessert was really good. No, it was not a paleo dessert — we veered off our diet a tad.
Because we arrived on a Sunday night, there were not very many people here.
You can walk from the condo buildings to the main lodge via this bridge but it is not handicapped accessible. It’s a beautiful walk but has many steps.
The resort offers activities that are included with the lodging such as kayaking, guided hikes, evening campfires, etc. Not all of the activities are provided all the time — a lot depends on the time of year that you visit.
We had scheduled ourselves for a kayak trip but thought it would be on Lake Superior which was quite choppy so we cancelled it. Later we found out that they took the kayaking group to a small lake, Caribou Lake, which would have worked quite well. Oh well …
Sitting looking out at Lake Superior on a beautiful sunny day … so peaceful.
I’m glad we went during their “slow” time — school had started and it was a tad early for the “fall colors” so gobs of people weren’t out in large numbers.
During our three days at Lutsen Resort, we also took a couple of hikes and visited the town of Grand Marais. More on those later.
- An Autumn Getaway
- An Autumn Getaway – Day 1, Afternoon
- Hiking Around Lutsen, Minnesota
- Grand Portage State Park
- Pure Maple Syrup in Lutsen, Minnesota