Romantic Getaway at Larsmont

There is nothing like a romantic getaway to help you reconnect and rediscover your relationship. It is all about doing things you enjoy together, which often differs between couples. One couple may enjoy going on adrenaline-pumping adventures and another may prefer extreme forms of relaxation. Larsmont has plenty to offer both types of couple. For couples who really connect and have fun through physical activities, there is much to choose from. The rugged and incredibly scenic Superior Hiking...


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Fall Color Drives from Larsmont Cottages

Larsmont Cottages is a perfect base camp from which to explore the fall foliage. From here it is an easy drive to explore the colorful hills around Gooseberry Falls and Tettegouche State Park. It is also an easy trip to explore the somewhat more urban hills of Duluth. While there are great views of fall colors in the flat areas along the shore, there are good reasons to head to the hills. The ridgeline that runs parallel to the shore belongs to a special vegetation zone perfect for colorful...


All Ages Fun When Staying at Larsmont Cottages

Larsmont Cottages is a great location for every age group, from adults looking for some privacy to small children looking to have fun. The property is designed to give everyone their space and quiet while providing plenty of activities.  Here are activities divided by age level, from activities everyone can enjoy to those that are better for adults or kids. Activities For the Whole Family Swimming in the pools Larsmont has an indoor pool. So, people who need water wings and those who don’t...


view from trail

Superior Hiking Trail Entrances Close to Larsmont

  Most of the best hiking is on the Superior Hiking Trail. Here you’ll find stunning views such as those found in the Stewart River and Silver Creek River Valleys. Some sections of the trail are more rugged than others. Wherever you go, you usually will be going through thick woods and passing by whitewater rapids. There are a number of entrances to choose from, some with rougher and easier topography. You can start out and hike for about half the time you want to be out that day and...


Gooseberry Falls

6 Must-See Waterfalls

Lester River – Duluth, MN (16.8 mi) Located in Duluth, Minnesota at 61st Avenue East and Superior Street, the Lester Park River is the perfect place to spend an afternoon walking the trails, having a picnic and taking in natures beauty without having to drive up the North Shore. Tischer Creek – Duluth, MN (19.6 mi)   Tischer Creek, which is located within Congdon Park, offers visitors the opportunity to experience its waterfalls either on the trails alongside the creek or up above...


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...