February 8, 2016Dining
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...
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February 8, 2016Things to Do,Pool Sauna Hot Tub,Explore! Activities,Amenities
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...
December 30, 2015Groups
In war there are generally two types of retreats. One is where the enemy has forced you back and you fall back or maybe just run. The other type of retreat happens when you are doing well. You just may have to fall back a little and concentrate your forces before going on the attack again.
Corporate retreats come in all shapes and sized but they all have the same goal–to strengthen your team and come back stronger to accomplish tasks with a new attitude. Here are a few tips for...
December 24, 2014Things to Do,Explore! Activities,Snowshoeing
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
December 19, 2014Community
Did you see the Mitten Tree? The Mitten Tree, for you and me? Well, that same tree was on TV—on TV on channel three!
That’s enough rhyming for now (and it wasn’t actually channel three). But something about the holiday season has us feeling bouncy. We won’t go so far as to say our hearts were three sizes too small before starting our mittens, hats, scarves, and boots drive, but now, let’s just say Tiny Tim would be proud.
Chuck Paton, our general manager, decided this year to put up a...
December 10, 2014Star Gazing,The North Shore
“It was the first breath of the new moon,” novelist Diana Gabaldon wrote, “but the whole of it was visible, a perfect ball of violet and indigo cupped in a sickle of light, luminous among the stars.”
Gabaldon hasn’t stayed with us (yet), but she could be describing the weather right out our window. We’ll be experiencing a new moon December 22 along with winter solstice on the 21. The brooding lake and the crisp white snows of winter have an austere beauty but it’s under the stars...
November 20, 2014Community
May you always have a poem, like a pair of cozy mittens;
Knitted by a friend who loves you.
May your poem hold your hands through the blizzard of your living;
Every word a warm blessing.
Written by a soul you’ll never know but somehow understands.
On the Friday following Thanksgiving, we will begin what we hope will become an annual holiday tradition – a Mitten Tree – which will be located in the main lodge building at Larsmont Cottages. We will be reaching out to the...
November 7, 2014Dining
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...
October 28, 2014Things to Do,Pool Sauna Hot Tub,Explore! Activities,Amenities
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,...
September 11, 2014Things to Do,Explore! Activities,Shuttles,State Parks,Hiking,Fall Colors,The North Shore
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...