Kid running at Caribou Highlands

7 TIPS TO AFFORDING A FAMILY VACATION

As a mother to a toddler, I will admit escaping for a family vacation tends to fall to the bottom of my list. The constant need for house chores, errands, non-overlapping work schedules, plus limited finances are just a few of the constraints our family faces. We seem to be bound to the…

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Packing for a ski trip

HOW TO PACK FOR A SKI TRIP

HOW TO PACK FOR A SKI TRIP   It’s ski season! Are you ready? Whether you’re going to Lutsen for a whole week with the whole family or just a weekend with a friend, packing can be the hardest part. What you’ll pack depends on who’s coming, where you’re staying, and what kind of gear you already…

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Panoramic view of Moose Mountain in Autumn

A FALL HIKE

THE CASCADE RIVER STATE PARK Minnesota is the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes, but sometimes it seems there are just as many state parks. The Cascade River State Park is popular in summer but perhaps even better in fall. At 20 minutes away from Caribou Highlands, it’s close enough for an easy drive…

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Stargazing and light painting in Northern MN

THE NORTH STARS

The Arrowhead region of Minnesota which contains Lutsen’s Caribou Highlands, has white snow and dark skies. In this area the winter is good for both downhill skiing and stargazing. Like the downhill skier, the winter astronomer needs to take certain steps to enjoy his or her activity during…

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Canoeing on the Poplar River

CANOEING VS. KAYAKING

People coming to the Arrowhead of Minnesota usually want to explore the water. This includes, of course Lake Superior, but also the many miles of inland lakes and streams. The canoe was the main vehicle for water exploration, for the original inhabitants of the area. While the kayak was originally…

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Golf

DAYTRIP FROM LUTSEN: THE TOFTE LAKE EXPERIENCE

From the high grounds around Lutsen there are many spots to view Lake Superior from a commanding vantage point. You can see far and wide from these hills. But, what if you want to experience the lake closer up? A short drive from Caribou Highlands there are two great ways to get a closer encounter…

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How to see a moose

HOW TO SPOT A MOOSE

According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, moose are the largest animal in Minnesota and average about 1,000 pounds. They are members of the deer family, but to many people they’re a lot more impressive. “[Moose] are pretty incredible creatures,” says Kjersti Vick, marketing…

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Tettegouche High Falls

THE FALLS OF TETTEGOUCHE

According to the Duluth News Tribune, the word “Tettegouche” is a French Canadian phrase meaning “meeting place.” Isn’t it fitting that the same group that brought “rendezvous” to Lake Superior brought us another word about getting together? Tettegouche State Park is about 40 minutes from Caribou…

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Overlooking the lake

TWO DAY HIKES FROM LUTSEN

When staying at Caribou Highlands there are two good hikes you can go on. Both are suited for one day hikes out and back. They are both on the same trail, but in opposite directions. The Superior Hiking Trail runs 310 miles from Duluth to the Canadian Border and passes by Lutsen. People hike up and…

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Grouse Hunting in Lutsen

HIKE & HUNT AT CARIBOU HIGHLANDS

HUNTERS! SAVE 50% ON YOUR VACATION. With our Half Price Pre-Holidays sale! With miles of nearby Hunter Walking Trails Caribou Highlands is the perfect base camp for hunters. Choose from a variety of lodging for every group size: Rooms for 2 Lodging for 3-5 Lodging for 6-12 Complimentary…

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