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,…


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Four top games to play while traveling to Larsmont Cottages!

Are you driving to Larsmont from out of town? Will you be driving 2-3 hours to stay at our place? If so, chances are high of you owning either a Droid or IPhone. And if that’s the case, here are some top games to play while traveling! Candy Crush. The goal of this game is to move horizontally or vertically swapping the positions of adjacent candies, to create sets of three or more candies of the same color. (think Tetris just more modern and advanced) Candy Crush is a fun, yet addictive game…


Top 10 musical artists to listen to when driving to North Shore!

Do you ever find yourself wondering what types of music to listen to while you drive? Is the good-ole-radio getting old? Is ITunes not exciting anymore?  Fear not, for here are 10 great artists and songs to listen to while you travel to the North Shore. The Eagles - Hotel California. Absolute classic! Need we say more? Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama. Sure to make your mood more upbeat! Proclaimers - I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) If you don’t groove to this 90’s classic, check your pulse. Lenny…


Beware! Spend less time on Ivan your Iphone!

Do you spend so much time on your iphone that your family and friends give your iphone a nickname? Do you scroll online, surf the web and scamper about with Siri all hours of the day? Is your iphone nicknamed Ivan and is Ivan the first contact you have every morning you awake? If so, you need to spend less time on your iphone and more time anywhere! Here are a few things to do while away from Ivan, er, your iphone. Road trip! Minnesota is the 12th largest state in America. With over 86,943…


How to pack when visiting the North Shore!

We’re not gonna lie, it gets a little chilly around here during the fall season in October. Once the leaves are gone, cold weather comes and snow isn’t far behind. So what should you wear when visiting? How do we keep warm when the temps start to fall? (no pun intended) Here are a few ways to keep warm, when the temps fall! (Ok seriously, last pun) Thermal Underwear! It’s such a dangerous sounding name for clothing isn’t it! But it’s oh so warm! Wearing long thermal underwear will keeps the…


Don’t miss out! 3 reasons to sign up for our specials!

During the fall season not only are the leaves falling but our rates are falling as well!  At Larsmont Cottages, there are many incentives to help save you time and money. No need to check other discount websites. No need to run around on the web looking for the best deal and certainly no need to call around examining rates. How special are our deals? How much will I save? See below to be blown away! Buy one, get one 50% off! With our Fall Colors Special, stay with us from October 1-October 3,…


Outstanding! 5 places to keep warm this fall near Larsmont Cottages!

During the cool fall evenings, you’ll need a place to keep warm, with some equally warm beverages, during your stay at Larsmont Cottages. At the Ledge Rock Grille, we have a fabulous selection of red wines to warm your soul. Enjoy a nice red wine choice in pinot noir, merlot or cabernet. However, if you’re looking for something equally as warm, be sure and venture to nearby Two Harbors and enjoy a wonderful cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Where is the best place to enjoy this, you ask?…


Warning! Too much Relaxation in our All-Season Hot tub!

Fewer things in life relax the body more than a relaxing hot tub and a Finnish Sauna. (See previous weeks post!) The unwinding after a long break between vacations or after a stressful season of life can be unbelievably healthy. Where does this happen? Where can I get the best of both of these worlds? Where do joy, serenity and calm collide? Where? At Larsmont Cottages, we serve you with our environment of fun, relaxation and low-stress. We have a one-of-a-kind amenity by offering you an…


Dinner by Chef Lenny Russo at Ledge Rock Grille

Ledge Rock Grille at Larsmont Cottages is delighted introduce Thursdays at the Ledge – Bold Adventures in Dining. Every Thursday we’ll host a bold dining experience at the North Shore’s finest restaurant. Follow us on Facebook or Google+ to stay up to date. Thursday’s on the Ledge Kickoff event: Chef Lenny Russo at Ledge Rock Grille Chef Lenny Russo’s Awards 3 time James Beard Finalist 5 time James Beard Semi-Finalist Best Local Chef 2007 Best Chef 2011 A few of the many awards for Chef…


Freak out with our authentic Finnish Sauna!! What is it? Find out here!

Let’s get a couple things straight. Sauna is pronounced Sow-na. And the ONLY authentic Finnish Sauna, located at a North Shore resort, is at Larsmont Cottages. What is an authentic Finnish Sauna you ask? Prepare to get invited, excited and educated on the steaming subject of an authentic Finnish Sauna. So what is it? An authentic Finnish Sauna is an awesome blend of warmth and relaxation, steeped in Finnish tradition. An authentic Finnish sauna has a few specific properties. First, it’s…