First, the good stuff. We won a bid for a two night stay at Cove Point Lodge from the Star Tribune. The check in was quick, painless and very professional. The hotel lobby was dominated by a massive fireplace that radiated wonderful heat as you stood by it. It felt sooo good doing the foggy, rainy afternoon of our arrival. Our room was spacious with a nice sitting area facing the window. Our room overlooked Lake Superior and when the window was open you could hear the waves crash on the rocks. Very cool. The bed was queen sized and Jeanne and I buried ourselves under the duvet, as we cuddled together in the cool evening. Jeanne took a walk to the point near the hotel and reported loads of warblers skirting about. It was interesting watching the fog cover the nearby homes and then release their grip allowing us to view them again. Breakfast was included and was very good. Scrambled eggs, Canadian bacon, coffee, a variety of breads and rolls as well as very European cut meats and cheeses.
Dinner was a great disappointment to me. I had soup, salad and beef tips. The soup was over salted which took away from its flavor. I ordered beef tips, and the waitress (who was very good) asked how I wanted them done so I was surprised when she brought me "beef tips" in the form of well done pot roast over a large piece of polenta. The polenta did not add anything to the meal. As the pot roast sat on this island of potenta I could actually see it dry up. It was a massive disappointment. Jeanne had soup, again too salty, and a delicious salmon steak. We paid $50 for the two meals and did not get our money's worth.
Bottom line... The hotel is great and we recommend it to anyone interested in a north shore experience but eat elsewhere.
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- Also Known As:
- Cove Point Hotel Beaver Bay
- Cove Point Beaver Bay