My wife and I went to the resort for a three night stay on Sunday-Wed. We located a great value online which included $75 dollars in gift certificates to Moguls Restaurant. We paid approx $100 dollars a night for the room, which was an incredible value.
The Good: The hotel has an amazing location with breathtaking views. You are able to ski out of this resort which is a great perk. The room we stayed in appeared to be recently remodeled. It was beautiful and tastefully done. The room was clean.
The pool and workout facilities were adequate and expected for this type of resort. We have no kids but this would be a good place if you did as they have both an indoor and outdoor pool. Also noticed pre planned activities for kids. The Wi-fi connection was great and free, almost unheard of for hotels these days. The front desk also offered complimentary snow shows. Give them a try it is fun.
The average: Moguls restaurant has many items to choose from(Including above average wine selection and phenomenal beer selection). From prime rib to burgers you will be able to find anything you desire. I believe they are going for a high end food quality. Some of the items were good but others including the ribs were poorly done. It was clear the ribs were reheated from the day before or earlier in the evening. That being said the service (John) was phenomenal. I would recommend giving this place a shot but know it is probably hit or miss. We used our gift certificates so really we had nothing to complain about.
After a afternoon of cross country skiing we tried a cafe in the town of Tofte called Coho. It was fantastic. A bit expensive but all homemade and fresh ingredients made it worth it. Just another option.
- 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