Thanksgiving is a time to really enjoy being with your family and reflect on all that there is to be thankful for. What better place to do that than in the outdoors in beautiful Northern Minnesota? This year, we have everything you need to have a stress free, carefree holiday with your family. So, put down the oven mitt and come stay with us!

1. Caribou Highlands LodgeThanksgiving Feast and Family Weekend Special Offer

 Stay with us and your weekend package will include:

  • 50% off lodging
  • Access to all weekend activities
  • Thanksgiving Buffet
  • Only a two-night minimum

 Moguls Grille & Tap Room – Thanksgiving Buffet

 Gather at Caribou Highlands Lodge’s signature restaurant, Moguls Grille & Tap Room, right on the edge of Moose Mountain in Lutsen, Minnesota for a slope-side dining experience this Thanksgiving. Ski into the restaurant in between runs for a classic meal. Seasonal savory menu highlights include a dockside smoked lake trout spread with French bread, turkey pecan apple pasta, homemade cranberry sauce, Applewood-smoked, chef-carved turkey, honey baked ham, black angus prime rib and more followed by delectable desserts such as the fall cobbler. The buffet will be available from 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please refer to Moguls’ website here or give us call at (218) 663-3020.



skiing at Lutsen Mountains

And to top it off, snow has arrived in the Lusten Moutains, 12 inches in fact! Lutsen Mountains is projecting up to 4 lifts and 15 runs to be open for Thanksgiving weekend and to make that even better …

 2.Lutsen Mountains – Free Ski Friday:

 In accordance with REI’s #OptOutside campaign on Black Friday, Lusten Mountains will be offering Free skiing on November 24, 2017.

 “In 2015 REI stores across the country eschewed the craziness of Black Friday shopping, closed their stores and encouraged employees and customers to #OptOutside. It became a movement and in the past two years, nearly 8 million people spent the day enjoying the outdoors. Now in its third-year #OptOutside is gaining momentum with user-generated content featuring all the great ways and places to spend the day outside. Lutsen Mountains is a proud supporter of the movement and will be offering a Free Ski Day on Friday, November 24th as one of those great ways to spend the day outdoors.”

Lift tickets at Lutsen Mountains will be free on Friday, November 24th for all who register in advance. Non-skiers can register for a free gondola ride to the Summit Chalet and scenic overlooks on Moose Mountain. To participate in the #OptOutside movement, go to, take the pledge, share with the social community and join us for a Free Ski Friday, November 24th. For more information on how to obtain your ticket, please visit their website here.

If skiing isn’t your thing, Caribou Highlands will be offering a number of additional activities:

 3.Thanksgiving Weekend Activities:


  • 4-6pm Cider & Cookies in the Lobby
  • 7pm  Turkey Bingo
  • 8pm Bonfire & S’mores


  • 11-4pm Thanksgiving Buffet
  • at Moguls (included in your package)
  • 8pm Bonfire & S’mores


  • 9am Wreath Making – Learn How & take yours home!
  • 11am Kid’s Holiday Crafts
  • 2-5pm Kid’s Camp (4-12 Years Old) – scavenger hunt, big screen movie, crafts and games!
  • 2-5pm Progressive Sip & Shop Shuttle – we’ll leave the resort at 2pm, and bring you around to the area gift shops, where there will be a holiday cocktail or sipper at each location! Yes, we have kids camp scheduled at this time so you mom’s are free!
  • 8pm Bonfire & S’mores


  • 9am Guided Snowshoe Hike
  • 11am Holiday Crafting for all ages
  • 2-6pm Light Up Lutsen Join us in our little village of downtown Lutsen for food, drinks, Santa and sales. Then, we will light up the whole town at once!
  • 7-8pm Turkey Bingo– fun and prizes for the whole family!
  • 8pm Bonfire & S’mores