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...


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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...


Fresh Fish From Hawaii

Fresh, just-caught Pacific Ocean fish in the middle of Minnesota? With modern technology, it’s easier than ever. Our friends at Norpac Fisheries in Hawaii are catching fish, slapping them on a flight, and getting them to our table less than 24 hours from the moment they were caught. That’s as fresh, or fresher, than some Lake Superior caught fish. If you’re skeptical, you’re in good company. Chef Uriah Hefter was too. When the company representative called early this year to say he could...


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Best Dining Experience: Larsmont Cottages

Our Ledge Rock Grille offers legendary dinners off the main menu. Brunch, served seven days a week until 4pm, means pancakes with cinnamon apples, honey roasted sweet potatoes with fresh herbs, eggs, and ciabatta, or spicy maple bacon panini with tomato and brie. The a la carte menu is equally good at dinner, with crab stuffed rainbow trout, braised BBQ wontons, or hickory scented filet mignon providing more than a match for hearty appetites. But true epicures should reserve the only...


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Just Do It! Leave Reviews And Help Other Guests!

Online reviews are becoming a great source of wisdom and knowledge among many of our guests. Our guests often times share about their experiences so our other guests can benefit from their wise words. Online reviews, like Google Places, social media sites, Travelocity, Tripadvisor and Yelp help connect guests in order to share information. We welcome all reviews! Good and bad alike! Next time you stay with us, leave a review online. Tell us how we did. Tell us if you would recommend staying with...


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Amazing Hotel Amenities With Wow Factor, Part 2

In our Part I of a two part blog series, we talked about 5 AMAZING onsite amenities at Larsmont Cottages. In Part II, we’re going to wow you with the other AMAZING reasons to stay with us! WARNING: you’re going to need a bib because you’ll be salivating by the end of this blog post! Reason Our Resort Rocks On the North Shore Cabin Fever in February: Ok, ok. So this isn’t an amenity, but it is one AMAZING reason to stay with Larsmont Cottages! Our cabin fever deals will help you fly the...


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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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Our secret! The 3 best meals to keep you warm this holiday!

The holiday’s and winter season are great in the Northland. Snow, Christmas music and awesome food! At Ledge Rock Grille (our amazing restaurant at Larsmont) there’s never a shortage of astounding dishes to warm your soul when it’s cold outside. Here are three outstanding palate pleasers to savor. WOOD FIRED CHICKEN! This dish is to die for! It’s a half chicken, crusted to a tri-color roast, served with fingerling potatoes and the freshest market vegetables. SO GOOD! WOOD FIRED FRENCH...


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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...


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Best menu items at Ledge Rock Grille of Larsmont Cottages!

Does a scrumptious appetizer sound appealing? Is fresh Walleye, Lake Trout or a glazed rack of lamb something you’d love to enjoy? We think so. As a matter of fact, here are some of the best menu items to enjoy at Ledge Rock Grille of Larsmont Cottages! WOOD-FIRED WALLEYE CAKES This amazing appetizer boasts Canadian walleye that is baked in an oak-fired-oven then served among dressed greens with a bit of lemon dill aioli. Sure to become an appetizer favorite! BLACKENED CRAB STUFFED RAINBOW...