We spent three days here during the first week of January, 2012. There were 6 of us, 3 adults and 3 teenage kids. We stayed in a 3 bedroom townhome which was the perfect size for us. We found the service was amazing. We had a bit of a mixup with our lift tickets, but Trisha at the front desk took time on her day off to sort it out first thing in the morning so we could hit the slopes. She also went to the post office on her day off to pick up a couple packages for us! Now that's service!
We all loved the ski in/out option although figuring out what to do with our shoes when we skied out from the ski rental place and then wanted to finish at our condo was a bit confusing but we worked it out. The kids loved the freedom of choosing where to ski on their own and going back for food whenever they were hungry. We enjoyed that as well.
The service was great. The staff built campfires for free s'more roasting whenever you wanted, and supplies the fixins for it too. At one point, we didn't have matches in our townhome, and a call to the front desk resulted in a knock on our door 10 minutes later and voila, we had matches!
The hot tubs and pools have really, really strong chlorine, but it was still nice after a day on the slopes.
We also ate in Moguls restaurant, and the food was fantastic. The service was slow one night, but really quick the next, and on the slow service night, our fantastic server adjusted our bill for us, which was unexpected but appreciated!
Overall, we loved this place. Our townhome showed a bit of wear and tear, but nothing major and the service and convenience was terrific. We'd go back tomorrow!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Caribou Highlands Hotel Lutsen
- Caribou Highlands Resort