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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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Hot Tubs, Fires, and Saunas: Warming Up In Winter

Even on the coldest day of winter, you can enjoy being outside by the icy waters of Lake Superior. That’s right. With proper preparation, you can be in the winter wonderland and bask in warmness at the same time. One place to do this is Larsmont Cottages. Let Larsmont’s own Garrett Erickson be your guide. “I like to be a liaison and promote hot tubs and saunaing in general,” said Garrett. This ambassador of heat has built many of his own saunas. He is just the person to...


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Ancient Relaxation

Sauna and Hot Tub Near the Lake “Life without sauna,” former Finnish prime minister Urho Kekkonen once said, “seems to me impossible.” And while some go for years without this experience, we more or less agree. A life without a little sauna in it is not quite complete. What is a sauna? Those of you who grew up in Northern Minnesota already know, but for the uninitiated, it’s a wooden room where you go to experience the deepest relaxation of your life. The room is heated to preference,...


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Why the last half of August is the best time to visit!

Late August is the best time to visit Lake Superior. Gorgeous weather, fewer people, and tons of activities. To help “paint the picture” of what your stay could look like, we’ve put together a little narrative with some sample itineraries to get your imagination going! Give us a call to book your August getaway! 1-866-687-5634 As you outstretch your arms your mouth gaps open as a yawn passes, the sunrays are peaking in through the window; you can feel their warmth, as you lay cocooned in...


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Four Snowshoe Spots Worth Exploring

There is an austere beauty to being outdoors in winter. Soft snow casts its hush over the woods, so that you can hear your own breath. All is still, except for the occasional rabbit darting by or bird wheeling overhead. It’s beautiful and somber all at the same time. Even the Victorian novelist George Meredith was not immune to its joys:  “Just got back from a beautiful eve of winter solstice snowshoeing. My heart was lost and enlivened by both the hush of the mountainous snow world and a...


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5 Reasons Why You NEED to Indulge In Our Massage Services!

Massages come at a premium when living in Minnesota, during the winter months. When it is SO cold outside, you often times have zero motivation to venture out! Consider the benefits of a night’s stay at Larsmont Cottages to enjoy our integrated wellness experience. Here are some valuable reasons why Larsmont Cottages massage services are calling your name! Massages Relieve Stress: We live in a stressful world today. The American Institute of Stress states that 46% of American’s suffer from...


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Amazing Resort and Hotel Amenities With Wow Factor, Part I!

Winter can be brutal in Minnesota, especially on the north shore! So in this Part I of a two part blog series, we’re going to tell you about how you can enjoy over 18 different amenities while staying with Larsmont Cottages! Here are 3 stupendous ways to relax while enjoying the winter waves! Onsite Resort Amenities We have both onsite and offsite resort activities to pass the time. Here are a few. Full Sized Indoor Swimming Pool: Who doesn’t like swimming in a pool, with the average temp...


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3 ways winter waves can relax you!

The winter can be brutal in northern Minnesota, especially on the north shore along Lake Superior. When the weather is nipping at our noses, we can revel in relaxation while lodging along the lake. Here are 3 stupendous ways to relax while enjoying the winter waves! FIREPLACE IN YOUR COTTAGE OR ROOM The fireplaces in our rooms are just heavenly. The tranquility of the atmosphere inside, knowing the waves are crashing outside is nothing short of magic. (once the kids and family are settled down...


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5 Reasons You Would Be Crazy Not to Vacation on the North Shore in November

While summer and winter are both fantastic times to visit the North Shore of Lake Superior, the in-between months can be amazing as well. Here are our 5 favorite reasons to stay at Larsmont Cottages this month. ALL SEASON Outdoor Hot Tub Just off the main lodge is our wind-blocked, all-season hot tub. It’s the perfect place to stay warm while enjoying a cocktail with that special someone, or a group of friends. Fireplaces + Amazing Views Whether it’s a Lakeside Suite or 1 Bedroom...