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Caribou Highlands Lodge

371 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen, MN 55612
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Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Lutsen
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I guess summer is off-season, but the place was nearly full. The condo we stayed in was clean and functional. The mattress on the bed is worn out -- peaks and valleys, lumps and bumps. The hallway light outside our door had a dead bulb all weekend, even after I told a maintenance man. Our building was marked pet and... More

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St Paul Minnesota Usa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have stayed here before in the Townhomes. The townhome we stayed in had a few maintenance issues that needed addressing as well as wifi issues. The canoe guide had quit an hour before we arrived, so no canoeing, and one of the hot tubs was being reroofed, and the restaurant was only open one of the nights we were... More

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent, quick family getaway at Caribou Highlands from July 16 to 18th. We stayed in a 1 bedroom condo. The condo had a large balcony and functional kitchen. Our room had some updated decor, but it's northern MN, so don't expect ultra-modern. The outdoor pool was great for the kids and was very quiet (since we stayed... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For the July 4th holiday I had reserved a Nordic Whirlpool condo for one week. When I reserved I was informed there was also both indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, an award winning restaurant/pub that would be open daily for lunch and dinner and the room would have a private balcony. When we arrived the parking lots were... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outdoors and Indoors were well maintained. The 4 bed room suite we stayed with friends was great! Well furnished with microwave and fridge in every bed room and all appliances worked. The TVs in all rooms must be upgraded to a larger size. They were all 30" or less. They should be at least 42". Tennis courts were not maintained.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the "Nordic Whirlpool Condo" . There was not a sitting area...the whirlpool took up most of the room. The fireplace was screwed shut with a sign that said "out of order". There was an inadequate no. of towels and facecloths for a 3 night stay, and no cleaning service or offer of more. The carpet in the... More

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St. Cloud, MN
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We came to this area for my fiance's birthday. we wanted to try kyacking and come up to the North Shore. I picked this hotel because there was a restaurant/bar on site and they offered free kyack lessons. When we arrived at 8, we were told the restaurant bar closed at 8...what??? we were told it would be closed the... More

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Kimberly N, Manager at Caribou Highlands Lodge, responded to this review

Oh, No! That does not make for a very enjoyable vacation. I would love to have you back during a time that we could make sure you can get on the Poplar River canoeing, and dine in our restaurant. Please give me a call so we can make that happen. Sorry for your troubles. More

Paynesville, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We have been to this resort a total of 3 times. Twice in the winter a few years ago, and most recently , beginning of June. The website advertises 2 hot tubs and 2 pools. All 3 times we have been there both hot tubs have not worked or have been "waiting for parts." I'm not sure they were ever... More

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Kimberly N, Manager at Caribou Highlands Lodge, responded to this review

Thank-you for reviewing our property! I am happy to inform you that we have done some renovations in our Pool area recently, and will complete the renovation in the Town-home Spa in the next couple weeks. Please give me a call so that we may discuss how you may enjoy these new updates. I am so sorry that you were... More

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Caribou is an annual tradition, each year at check in I question why. Staff is efficient enough but over friendliness is lacking, strain to get them to acknowledge your presence upon arrival. Grounds need some sprucing up, in our room the water spout ( fire ) had rust running down the wall. Must have had some problems, as in the... More

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Kimberly N, Manager at Caribou Highlands Lodge, responded to this review

On the North Shore, during May it is considered quiet time for businesses and resorts. During this time rates are reduced at resorts to encourage bookings with limited hours and for those properties that do maintenance work as well. This year we had additional challenges as our ski season was extended and we were not able to accomplish all that... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Upon arrival and getting to our room we noticed there was no soap/shampoo. The toilet was dirty and the toilet paper roll had poop on the side of it. The front desk was less than concerned with this when brought to their attention. Housekeeping was not done at 5pm when leaving for dinner the first night. Mind you we informed... More

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Jennifer G, Manager at Caribou Highlands Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your past stay with us. We value your feedback and I want to reassure you these issues have all been brought to the attention of department managers for correction. I sincerely apologize for the experience you had during your stay and I hope you will give us a chance to make it up to you. As... More

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Address: 371 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen, MN 55612
Location: United States > Minnesota > Lutsen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Caribou Highlands Hotel Lutsen
Caribou Highlands Resort

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Welcome to Caribou Highlands Lodge on Lutsen Mountains, Minnesota's and the Midwest's largest ski destination located at the tallest mountain in the Midwest. Caribou Highlands is Minnesota's favorite ski resort. Our location nestled in amongst the Sawtooth Mountains just one mile inland from Lake Superior's North Shore, offers great views and a unique ski experience. Where else can you get big skiing and enjoy the unbroken Lake Superior horizon at the same time.The mountain views as enjoyed from our lodge rooms, condos, townhomes and spacious four-bedroom Poplar Ridge log homes are magnificent. Take the mountain gondola to the top of Moose Mountain and enjoy the breathtaking vistas of wide open water of Lake Superior.A Minnesota Family Ski ResortOnce you arrive at Caribou Highlands family ski resort in Lutsen, you'll find so much to do that there's no need to drive further. We have many resort activities that are offered as complimentary guest services, and are included in the very popular Explore! program. One of our most popular activities is the Mountain Kids Camp where kids are entertained with games and activities that are both challenging and fun. With so many choices of activities, it's nice to know there are also many ways to relax. There are three spa areas at the resort and an indoor pool. ... more   less 
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