North Shore Spring Break Pro-Tip #1: Relax

North Shore Spring Break Pro-Tip #1: Relax School is stressful. Whether you’re a teacher, the parent of a student, or a faculty member – relaxation should be priority number 1 this Spring Break. And believe us, we know how to relax. Enjoy our guide to the most relaxing North Shore Spring Break possible. Be one with the North Shore’s natural beauty Breathe the crisp winter air, listen to Lake Superior’s waves lapping and ice heaving, Watch the sun move slowly across the sky.…


4 Snowshoe Spots Worth Exploring

  There is a sense of peacefulness 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. We rent snowshoes free to all our guests, and if you’re not staying with us you can rent them at Ski Hut in Duluth. Here are a few of our favorite places to go. Please be considerate and don’t snowshoe on cross-country…


Nick's Guide to Snowshoeing at Split Rock Lighthouse

Snowshoeing at Split Rock Lighthouse Split Rock Lighthouse is easily my favorite place to snowshoe after a fresh snow, I highly recommend checking it out for yourself! – Nick H., Front Desk Manager 23 Miles North of Larsmont Cottages What to Bring Snowshoes, trekking poles are helpful for the bigger hills. Winter Trail MapNick's Guide to Snowshoeing at Split Rock…


Snowshoeing With the SHTA – 2019

Snowshoeing With the SHTA – 2019 Snowshoeing is a fun way to explore the winter and is even sort of a team sport. It is fun to do with others because of the company and because the more people who have walked the same path as you the easier it is. The Superior Hiking Trail Association (SHTA) offers free guided hikes year-round. January through March they lead people down the trails on snowshoes. This is a fun way to get introduced to or return to…


Experience the Holidays at Larsmont Cottages

The holiday season is upon us, and we can hardly wait! Just take a look at all of the fun we’ve got in store for you! Mitten Tree Bring in a warm scarf, hat or pair of mittens to hang on our Mitten Tree. Warm weather gear will be donated for distribution our North Shore neighbors in need. Deck the Resort We’ll be decorating the main lodge and grounds on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. You’re invited to join in the decorating or celebrate the coming season with hot cocoa, hot…


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Larsmont Mitten Tree

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. -Amy LV    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 local…


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Summer Fun in Two Harbors - 2018 Edition

Summer Fun in Two Harbors - 2018 Edition Two Harbors Tours Ongoing, Unique Summer Tours: North Shore Scenic Cruises Mon., Tues., Thurs., Friday at 1 pm Sat. 11am & 2:30pm, Sun 11am $30/person Brewery Tours Fridays and Saturdays | 30 min tours | $3/person TwoHarborss Light Station Tours Monday through Saturday 10 am - 6 pm Sunday 10 am - 4 am | $5/person Architecture Antiques Thurs., Friday, Sat., Sun., Monday 10 am - 5 pm Flavorful Events Lake County Fair  August 16th - August 19th |…


The Secret to Successful Management Retreats

The Secret to Successful Management Retreats Retreats are a crucial part of your business strategy. Getting away from the office for a couple of days each year allows you to reflect on your big picture goals and clearly see what needs to be done. In an era where work is often done remotely, connecting face to face is powerful. And there’s something about short “sprints” that makes them more productive than an average workweek. Whether you’re launching a new product or planning your next year,…


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…