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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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...
Are you looking for a great destination for your Martin Luther King weekend vacation?
Look no further: Larsmont Cottages is where you want to be.
In addition to superior accommodations we’ve got a great variety of family friendly activities at the resort.
Sledding hill (sleds provided)
Snowshoeing (complimentary snowshoe rental for guests)
Campfires & s’mores
Snow toys and outdoor games
Kid’s Crafts and Mystery Crafts
Sunday Morning Yoga
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,...
Two Harbors to Illgen City via Beaver Bay
This drive takes you through the hardwood forests of the North Shore’s back country. You’ll see a variety of trees (and colorful leaves) including oak, maple, basswood and pines. From Hwy 61 drive north on Co. Rd. 3 to Lax Lake Road (Co. Rd. 4). Turn south and continue on to Illgen City.
Hike Castle Danger to Gooseberry Falls
This eight and a half mile hike along the Superior Hiking Trail has some tremendous overlooks including: Wolf Rock, Crow...
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...
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!
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...
All roads might lead to Rome, but all trails lead to Two Harbors. Our fair town has ended up as the gateway to the Superior Hiking Trail, a 296-mile footpath that leads from Duluth to the border of Canada. Two Harbors is a doable drive from Minneapolis (2 hours and fifty minutes), Fargo (5 hours), Ashland (2 hours), or Thunder Bay (just over 3 hours). You can drive up after work, get a good night’s rest, and start hiking in the morning (we do have delicious pancakes, if you need to fuel up...
“Are our souls a waterfall, a true Niagara or a smile, a flirt of an angel?”
Romanian philosopher Sorin Cerin asked this years ago, but it feels particularly relevant today. The land is shaking off winter like a long sleep and the waterfalls are beginning to roar.
We’re blessed here in the north country. We’re fairly sheltered from the kinds of natural disasters that afflict other areas—you won’t see tornados or hurricanes or earthquakes up here. That said, we experience climate in...
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...