Beer toast

A North Shore Beer is Born – Odyssey Session Ale

Troy, Assistant General Manager at Larsmont Cottages, mills the malt for Odyssey Session Ale. Exciting news to share with you all! Odyssey Resorts & Voyageur Brewing Company partnered last month to make the ultimate beer: The Odyssey Session Ale. On a Thursday night in May, members of the…

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Family roasting marshmallows at the campfire

7 Tips for Your Next Family Reunion

1 Decide who will be the leader When putting together large affairs, like family reunions, it is natural to have a leader. This is the person who will be putting things together and calling all the far-flung relatives. In many families, it is obvious who this person will be.  Being a leader will…

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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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