We chose this resort based on a Crowd cut deal I found. I'm so glad we only paid half price. The website description of a luxury resort was certainly an exaggeration. The room was adequate in size, maybe slightly better than a Holiday Inn. The linens were nice and the puffy pillows added that luxury feel. The bathroom, however was far from luxury. The lighting was horrible, certainly not enough to apply make-up well. The tub/shower was your basic insert. Nothing special. I made use of the fitness center, which was nicely equipped. I walked through the indoor pool area. It was ok. The morning we were checking out the smoke alarm went off. I could smell something burning and we began getting ready to run out of the building. When I opened our door and saw that all was quite in the hall we stopped and reassessed. After determining that there was no reason to leave, we decided to call the front desk to ask what may be happening. Of course, our phone line was dead. It had been all weekend. As we were leaving, I did stop at the front desk, to let them know about the smoke alarm. The woman at the desk asked me if we had turned on the heater. Well, yes we had it on all weekend. (It was the end of September in northern Minnesota.) Her response was, "the smoke alarm will sometimes do that if the heater is turned on. It moves the dust in the room." I stated, "so it's normal for the smoke alarm to go off." "Yes", she said. Wow. I guess if I want to sleep and relax, I shouldn't stay there again.
- 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