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“Started off Great, Room for Improvement” 3 of 5 stars
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Larsmont Cottages on Lake Superior
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Two Harbors
Certificate of Excellence
Chaska, Minnesota
1 review
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“Started off Great, Room for Improvement”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed in a one-bedroom lakeside cottage in late Oct. This is one of the first-floor cottages. The cottage was wonderful, well-appointed and just big enough to be roomy while still being cozy. Very clean, and whoever chose materials and decor did a fantastic job and is to be commended. Top-notch view of Lake Superior and steps from the water and rocky beach area and it was awesome being able to see and hear the waves from the cottage and bedroom. The grounds are in excellent condition and are well-kept, and the beachfront area provides great views and an enjoyable walk around the resort property. The location south of Two Harbors also makes easy travels to state parks, hiking, and Grand Marais to the north, and a quick drive to Duluth to the south. We started off great but little things started to bring the stay down. The cottages are within a single building, with a communal fire pit/chairs that are intended to be shared. I know this is the norm for resorts in the area, but keep it in mind if you're looking for something more secluded. Note there are only a couple of chairs and maybe a loveseat for each building, and buildings like ours had at least 4 cottages/suites in them. We were lucky to get a half-hour alone by the fire one evening as it was constantly being occupied by a family from another neighboring unit, who rudely left their trash (including the free s'mores kits), beer cans, and towels there the whole time, and used all the supplied firewood repeatedly. I picked up their beer cans a few time since it seemed no one else was going to. It would be nice if the management offered sign-up times for use to be fair to everyone as it appears another family in the upper unit never did get to enjoy it, and not everyone is comfortable asking strangers to give up their spot so they can have a turn. Upstairs guests are easily heard running around, which is not a huge issue but will grate at you a bit if you're looking for something quiet. The Ledge Rock Grille had a great breakfast but very poor dinner, especially for the prices (think $20 entree of pre-prepared wedding reception food and you've got it). Head to another local cafe or down to Duluth (try Canal Park Brewery) and save yourself the disappointment and some money. While trying to get a drink at the small bar area, we waited about 15 minutes seated at the bar while multiple staffers passed by and ignored us. Granted, they were not bartenders, but they could have offered to flag someone down and when I did try to get someones attention she blew right by. Once the bartender came back service was prompt, but she gossiped with other employees right in front of us while they degraded other employees who weren't there and complained about various job aspects, which was lacking in professionalism and courtesy; talk all you want amongst yourselves, but in front of guests is a bad play. All in all, it was an enjoyable stay, but there's room for improvement and we'll try another resort next time around.

Room Tip: At the end of our stay we noticed our cottage was only one of two that had true blinds to totally bl...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We wanted a last minute "getaway" to see the fall colors in the Duluth/Two Harbors area. We were pleasantly surprise by the charm of these cottages. We stayed in a Lakeside cottage suite. It was not a large room, but very cozy and adequate for our needs, as we were not in the room much of the time. It had a very small balcony, which had it been a little larger with a couple of chairs would have made it perfect to enjoy the lake views. It was very clean and had a small kitchenette with microwave, fridge, plates, glasses, silverware and wine opener. Probably the most enjoyable thing was the fire pit by the lakeshore. Incredibly peaceful sitting by the fire, hearing the waves gently coming in and enjoying a glass of wine at night and a cup of coffee in the morning. Overall - we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We would definitely come back.

Room Tip: Absolutely choose a Lakeview room. The guest rooms look out onto the parking lot - which what is th...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

For the price, we were extremely disappointed in our room, the cleanliness and ammenties very much to be desired.
Had expectations of this romantic room. Instead we experienced bird excrement all over the patio door which looks out onto the Lake, cobwebs, dust, less than clean carpets, dishes.
Not impressed at all, and the coaches soar o be very new, so we were very surprised that the room was not cleaner.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

My family and I spent this past summer vacation up on the northern shore of MN touring the whole area and I have to say this resort was my favorite part of the trip. The cottage was spacious yet cozy and equipped with all the luxuries of home. The fire pit right outside our patio was great for our night time s'mores and the rocky beach provided hours of entertainment for the kids to play. I loved early mornings sitting on the beach and watching the sun rise and late night walks along the shore to and from the hotel lobby were beautiful as well. I would love to spend more time there in the future.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Lakeville, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We stayed at the Larsmont Cottages for a long anniversary weekend and really enjoyed ourselves. The resort is much newer than any other property in the area and along a nice quiet piece of lakeshore on Scenic Hwy 61. The cottages are a little close together so you do not have as much privacy as some other places. We stayed in the Guest Room Non-Lakeview and it was TINY!! Please be aware when booking and it's just fine if you're planning on spending no time in your room. It's a queen size bed and it takes up the majority of the room and the bathroom is within 1 step of the bed with just a pedestal sink/toilet/tub. The communal fire pits along the shoreline are great but you have to get there early to get a spot or else end up at the larger one by lodge with no lakeview. Also, the restaurant has good food but fairly pricey so we only ate there for our anniversary and went into Duluth the rest of the nights. The staff were very nice and always asking if we needed help. All in all I would get back but upgrade rooms.

Room Tip: Go for the upgraded lakeview guest room if you don't want an actual cottage/cabin. The non-lake...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We just returned from one of several trips we've made to the North Shore this summer. Each time we stayed in a different cabin or resort. Our son, his wife, and 2 children had just been to Larsmont Cottages a couple of weeks ago and asked us to join them when they returned. They also invited long time friends of ours to the party!

We stayed in a 3 bedroom cottage that provided the perfect setting for three lovely days and nights. The "cottage" itself was wonderful with comfortable beds, a well appointed kitchen, a sitting room with fireplace and TV/Sound system. The dining area gave us lots of seating for our meals as well as the perfect spot for late night card games.

The swimming pool and sauna added relaxation and sitting by a lakeside bonfire as the sun set was the ultimate in relaxation.

If you have an opportunity to stay at Larsmont, you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: We had made a last minute reservation so were not able to get a lakeside cabin. Next time we will pl...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Saint Michael, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We went to two harbors for our honeymoon. I originally had looked into bluefin bay and superior shores before I had found larsmont cottages. I booked this resort based on the newly built construction, excellent reviews, and location - our main destination being Gooseberry falls. We were very impressed and pleased with our experience here. We enjoyed sleeping with our windows open while laying by our fire. We spent time in the two person jacuzzi which was big enough to fit both of us comfortably. My advice would be not to forget to bring extra votive candles to spice up the honeymoon! It was wonderful and very romantic. We also enjoyed massages at the massage cottage which were the best we ever had experience. We loved the breakfast at the lodge although I was a bit disappointed when I had to pay $4 for two eggs. The waiter had told me that the eggs were cage free organic which I could have done without for thatprice. The service was excellent though and our server Mike remembered us the next day and was nice to talk to. He gave us recommendations on what to do and where to go in town. It was Our room was 352 it was a lakeview honeymoon suite with a king bed, kitchenette (microwave, silverware, plates, fridge etc.. It was quiet and close walk to the lodge, restraunt, massage cottage. There were also nice chairs that sat our at a point which no other cottages had. I also really liked the smores packet they give complimentary. They also willingly start a bonfire for you all you have to do is ask.

Overall I would recommend this to any couples or honeymooners.

Room Tip: 352. Quiet. close walk to lodge and massage suite. Chairs that are located on a point which no oth...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: Larsmont Cottages on Lake Superior
Address: 596 Larsmont Way, Two Harbors, MN 55616
Location: United States > Minnesota > Two Harbors
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Two Harbors
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Hotel Class:3 star — Larsmont Cottages on Lake Superior 3*
Number of rooms: 120
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