Bringing Positive Energy to the Outdoors

Bringing Positive Energy to the Outdoors Positive Energy Outdoors is a 501(C) non-profit group, dedicated to encouraging people to expend energy in positive ways. Their efforts keep people moving even in the winter, when nature and people normally slow down. If you are staying at Larsmont Cottages and go on one of their sled dog adventures, you will soon be gliding across vast white vistas while helping others get moving as well. “All the public programming, whether it is going dog sledding,...


Larsmont Wine and Cheese Tasting: Savoring the Moment

Leisure activities come in two main varieties. Some contain heart-pounding adrenaline-filled moments like riding a roller coaster, kayaking in three foot waves, and going straight down a ski slope. Other activities like watching a sunset, reading a book, or admiring a painting are meant to be savored. “Savor” can be defined in several ways. One of the best definitions comes from Merriam-Webster Online, who say savor means “to enjoy (something) for a long time.” Wine and cheese tasting...


Indoor Fun at Larsmont

Indoor Fun at Larsmont Sometimes on vacation we want to cram as much back-to-back excitement into every moment as we can. We go from site to site, taking a route that fills as many squares on our bucket list as possible. But, sometimes we just want to relax, sit back, and take in our surroundings. That’s why Larsmont offers calm, simple activities that bring people together. “We sometimes do balloon artistry,” said Rachel Pritchard at Larsmont. “The balloon artist comes and makes figure...


You Catch It, We Cook It

On a charter fishing trip in Costa Rica, we hauled in an enormous silver fish. “Can that be eaten like sushi?” I asked in my mediocre Spanish. The crew chuckled. Not knowing how to convince them, I just asked again. When the captain realized I was serious he leapt up, dug in a compartment, and brought out both wasabi paste and soy sauce. It was the freshest fish I’ve ever eaten. Your charter captain here on Lake Superior may not be quite as accommodating, but fortunately Chef Uriah is. At...


Knife River Beach: The Stealth Beach

When you are staying at Larsmont you have beach access at your doorsteps, with amenities like the sauna and massage cottage feet from the lake. Still, there are other beaches near Larsmont with their own unique features and charms. One particularly great beach is within biking distance of Larsmont. Knife River Beach has a lot of natural features and other curiosities in a small package. This beach is only 3 miles from Larsmont and is one of the area’s best-kept secrets. The path to it is...


Castle Danger Brewery: Past Meets Present And You Get To Drink Beer

The story of beer is the story of America. Our country began as a nation of small brewers, and countless colonists brewed their own on the farm or at home. During the years after World War 2, large industrial breweries displaced most of their smaller rivals. But over the past ten years, microbreweries have exploded again, bringing a resurgence in both small-time entrepreneurship and creative flavors. Castle Danger is a new brewery just over ten minutes from Larsmont. The big red building by the...


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Massages at Larsmont

Have you ever eaten something and said if it only had a certain ingredient it would be perfect? This could be a cherry on a sundae or the wine that goes perfectly with the pasta. Getting a massage at Larsmont Cottages can be an experience that tops off an already great weekend at the resort. “Some make an appointment when they book their room. Sometimes they are here and say ‘do you have any availability tomorrow’ and we are often able to schedule an appointment for the next...


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Relaxing with Water, Earth, Air, and Fire

Chemistry students in ancient Greece had it easy. They only had four elements on their periodic table to learn–water, earth, air, and fire. Their less-than-accurate description of nature was probably the result of not having particle colliders or even Wikipedia. Although this model is flawed, it can be used to characterize the types of amenities offered at Larsmont Cottages. Here we offer relaxation through all four elements. Water Let’s start with the most obvious...


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Two Harbors Walk Through Time

The name “Two Harbors” implies the town is on water. It also suggests the history of the town probably revolves around shipping. If you are staying at Larsmont Cottages you can drive a short distance to investigate this town’s colorful history. For best results, park and get out and walk. Here you’ll find the birthplace of 3M, railroads, an old lighthouse, and more. The place to start this history tour is near the Two Harbors Light Station. To tell the story of the lighthouse...


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Local Larsmont Cottages

If you are staying at Larsmont Cottages there is a good chance you are from out of town. While the resort is a vacation in itself, you will probably want to act locally. You can check out the local outdoors, the local shops, the local beer, and of course the local food. But local food doesn’t just mean food cooked locally. It can also mean food grown locally. In recent years many have embraced the local food movement as part of sustainability. Others buy locally because of freshness and to...