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Resort Description

This is the premier resort on Lutsen Mountains for location, accommodations and multi-season activities.  This all-season resort is slope-side offering ski-in/ski-out lodging. It is adjacent to the Superior National Golf Course, has direct access to the Superior National Hiking Trail and direct access to MN state snowmobile trails and to Nordic ski trails. Accommodations are available for couples looking for a romantic getaway, family vacations, family reunions, business meetings and church groups that need lodging, meeting rooms and activities all at one location.

Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, biking, birding, paddling, golfing, swimming, tennis, basketball, volleyball, horseshoes, croquet, bocce ball and the children’s playground area.  During winter, guests come for the alpine and Nordic ski access, the snowshoeing (complimentary snowshoes available) and the direct snowmobile trail access. Guests go off-site for dog sledding and sleigh rides (some transportation provided by resort).  All guests are welcome to join us around the campfire for s’mores offered nightly, all year.

What Makes Caribou Highlands Lodge Unique

  • This is the largest resort on the mountain and the largest to offer ski-in/ski-out accommodations.
  • All-season activities for all ages and all levels of ability and most are complimentary to resort guests.
  • Direct access to the Superior National Hiking Trail (summer/fall hiking and birding, and winter cross country skiing).
  • Direct access to MN State Snowmobile Trails.
  • Especially popular for weddings, family reunions and youth groups.
  • Private, whole ownership of condos, town homes and Poplar Ridge Homes available with rental management option.
  • Some pet units available by making reservation arrangements through front desk.
  • Guest participation in “Explore! with Odyssey Resorts” activities programs.
  • Free guided canoeing, tennis, volleyball, bikes, Mountain Kids Camp, movies and games.
  • Negotiated discounts to many area attractions and activities including kayaking, charter fishing and more.

Resort Facts

Year Established 1982
Physical Property Description 50+ acres nestled into the side of the Sawtooth Mountains, above the Poplar River and one mile above the shoreline of Lake Superior at Lutsen, MN.
Number of Rooms 180
Lodge Lodge features 2-story stone surround wood-burning fire place with comfortable seating for gathering or reading.
Types of Lodging4 April 2013 Lodge rooms and suites, condos, town homes and Poplar Ridge 3-4 bedroom homes.
Lodge Rooms 30 rooms, Mountain or North woods view, all have TV/DVD, microwave, mini-refrigerator and sitting area.  Fully renovated Dec. 2008.
Condos Five styles of condos to accommodate 2 to 6 guests.  All have mountain view, deck and wood-burning fireplace plus kitchen. Bed and bath floor plans vary per unit description.
Town Homes Four styles offering from two to four bedrooms.  All are three-story with a main level full kitchen, living area with wood burning fireplace, dining area, and a deck with gas grill facing Moose Mountain.  Bed and bath floor plans vary per unit description.
Poplar Ridge Homes The newest lodging at Caribou Highlands, these spacious homes were designed with four ideals in mind – luxury, comfort, privacy and space. The full kitchen opens to a great room with two-story, wood-burning stone surround fire place, and a dining area that opens to the deck with patio furniture and gas grill. Unique “lock-out” floor plan allows taking all four bedrooms (each with private bath) or splitting to a size that fits your need.
Banquet/Meeting Space Private dining room for 12.Meeting space for 80.
Resort Specialties
(best known for)
Winter: ski-in/ski-out alpine and nordicSummer: resort is well known for weddings, groups and family reunions.Free nightly smores!
Resort Amenities Indoor and outdoor (heated) pools, 3 whirlpools, 2 saunas.Moguls Grille and Tap Room, opened December 2008 Massage Center, opened summer 2009 Location! Mountainside ski-in/ski-out, direct access to Superior National Hiking Trail, Nordic ski trails, state snowmobile trails, near Superior National Golf Course above the Poplar River.

Summer Activities-all free to guests! Kids Camp (ages 4-12), guided canoeing,   tether ball, lawn games, hiking, .  Golf, charter fishing and other fee-based activities.

Winter Activities! Downhill ski-in/ski-out lodging, direct access cross country ski trails, direct access snowmobile trails, snowshoeing, dog sledding, sleigh rides.

On-Site Restaurant Moguls Grille and Tap Room
Restaurant Seating 100
Menu Breakfast, lunch and dinner with house specialties.
Banquet New meeting space for 100 people nicely accommodates weddings, family reunions, church and business groups.

What is New at the Resort

  • Free Wi-Fi throughout resort
  • Lodge renovation completed winter 2008
  • Moguls Grille and Tap Room grand opened February 2009, patio opened summer 2009
  • Spa and massage area opened summer 2009
  • Fitness area opened summer 2009
  • Multi-purpose meeting room for groups up to 100 people


1 mile off Highway 61
GPS: 470 39’15.82”N   900 42’47.45”W


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