The Perfect Fall Travel Destination

The Perfect Fall Travel Destination

Can be found on the North Shore!

Fall is here and settling in. That’s reason to be excited!

And no place better captures the essence of the fall season than Minnesota’s North Shore.

Choose from 6 different Odyssey Resorts

Odyssey Resorts is your gateway to experiencing the best qualities of fall. From colorful-outdoor landscapes to seasonal activities to local charm, the North Shore has got it all. Our travel destinations are hubs to explore the area’s best, making it the perfect setting for a fall retreat that’s fun for the whole family.

Fall Colors and Beautiful Outdoor Landscapes

The North Shore is home to breathtaking natural lands and vast wilderness, inspiring sights year-round. But when autumn begins is when the area truly comes alive. Forests take on a crimson and golden glow as leaves change color throughout the season. And the vast array of trails, parks and overlooks provide wonderful views to take in these gorgeous, amazing sights. Each of our resorts are located nearby unique fall settings to explore and capture photos.

Local Charm

Welcoming communities and small towns dot the North Shore landscape. They’re home to authentic charms and one-of-a-kind experiences. There are many local traditions, family-owned shops and significant historical sites to explore.

Seasonal Activities and Events

The fall is bursting with seasonal activities and events. The list includes live music, engaging art, foodie attractions, and much more. Seasonal highlights like the Duluth Hot Air Balloon Festival, Lake Superior 20/20 and Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour mean there’s plenty to look forward to this season. Check out the activity calendars for our family of properties to see what unique activities are taking place in your neck of the woods.

The North Shore is the perfect fall travel destination. And Odyssey Resorts is your guide to experiencing the season’s best. Book a stay and enjoy what Autumn has to offer.

Header Photo: “Autumn Shores at Tetegouche” by Dennis O’Hara – Northern Images Photography
Photo Gallery: Contestant Submissions from Choose Your Odyssey Photo Contest.


Back-To-School Travel to Close Summer Break

Back-To-School Travel

Now’s the time to bring the family to the North Shore before the schoolyear begins.

It’s hard to believe but soon enough, the kids will be back in the classroom and summer will end. But it’s not impossible to squeeze in a last-minute family trip before the kids are back at school. Odyssey’s family-friendly resorts are filled with some extra bonding moments for the end-of-summer-blues and you have 6 very unique reosorts to pick from!

Choose from 6 different Odyssey Resorts

Odyssey Resorts are perfect settings to enjoy the summer season’s very best. Your travels will provide laughs, lasting memories, and lots for student(s) to talk about at school. Each of our resort destinations are located near beautiful wilderness, entertainment options for all ages, and historic landmarks that amaze.

The Great Outdoors

Students need the opportunity to take a breath, to smell the flowers and enjoy the great outdoors before the demands of school and extracurricular activities take hold. The natural landscapes that surround our properties are great areas to explore. Spending quality time in these wilderness settings can be inspiring and restorative. A break from distraction, immersed in nature is one of our favorite ways to prepare for a new school year.

Entertainment for All Ages

Before hitting the books and working hard, it’s nice to allot some time for activities you enjoy. Odyssey Resorts is the perfect location to find entertainment for all ages. A sprawling art scene, recreational fun, nightlife and restaurants are just a few of the options to choose from. We recommend checking your resort’s events calendar for the many interesting one-of-a-kind events that occur throughout the year.

History and Landmarks

The North Shore of Lake Superior is the perfect setting for a history lesson. The area

Is home to many famous landmarks to visit. The whole family will be enjoy touring sites and exploring the area’s rich traditions and legacy.

As the summer comes to a close, there’s time for one final trip before the season ends. Back-to-school travel with Odyssey Resorts will set up students and families for fun and success.


Sauna Days at Larsmont Cottages

Rejuvenate and relax the body, mind, and spirit with a Saunacation

Join Larsmont Cottages April 19-21 for a weekend of excellent food and drink, live music, exploration and relaxation at Sauna Days. This festival is the perfect event to kick off to spring on the North Shore.

Guests will learn sauna etiquette from like-minded enthusiasts, sample authentic Finnish food and drink and cool down with a plunge into Lake Superior. The purchase of a ticket comes with dedicated time in one of the 4 on-property saunas, a bonfire with a live performance by Woodblind and smorgasbord buffet dinner prepared by Larsmont Cottages’ executive chef Simon Gilna.

In addition, the Sauna Times podcast will be on property Saturday to record a live episode and local brewery Ursa Minor Brewing will be pouring four beers all weekend, including one specially brewed for the event and Aquavit from Duluth’s own Vikre Distillery.


SAUNA DAYS WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday

Check-in at 4:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception from 5-6:30 p.m.

Bonfire & S’mores from dusk ‘til 11 p.m.

Live Music Starts at 6 p.m.

Sauna Lover’s Social Hour 

 

Saturday

Wakeup Wave Dash & Polar Plunge in Lake Superior

Bloody Mary Breakfast featuring Vikre Aquavit liquor

Scheduled Sauna Time Begins at 8 a.m. in either the mobile Hiki Hut sauna, Custom Lines Barrel Saunas or the Larsmont’s authentic Finnish sauna

Guided Waterfall Hike at 10 a.m.

Live Music by Woodblind starting at 12.

Live Sauna Times Podcast recording at 1 p.m.

Sauna Seminar at 3:30 p.m.

Smorgasboard at 6 p.m.A banquet of Scandinavian delicacies served buffet-style, prepared by Chef Simon Gilna.

Bonfire & S’mores from dusk ‘til 11 p.m.

Live Music Starts at 8 p.m.

 

For more information on Sauna Days or to book your stay, visit our website. LINK: saunadays.com


What our Guests have to say about our Finnish Sauna

We know our sauna is top of the line, but you don’t have to take our word for it

We were so happy to be able to go to the sauna every morning of our stay! – Benjamin D.

We had a great dinner there, our room was fantastic, but we really loved the sauna. – Mark A.

Sauna and outdoor hot tub were PERFECT for a cold April stay. – Sandy L.


A Round of Golf at Legendary Superior National

Caribou Highlands is the perfect place to stay for a golf getaway on the North Shore. The resort is beside one of Minnesota’s best courses, Superior National. Come play “the Cadillac of Minnesota Golf Courses” and then relax and restore at Caribou Highlands.

The world-class course underwent a $4.6 million renovation. The layout rolls through the Poplar River Valley and gives golfers the chance to sightsee while they swing their clubs through three distinct nine-hole setups. The gorgeous setting is tucked between the Sawtooth Mountains and Lake Superior, and pairs untamed beauty with unparalleled play among inspiring Northwoods landscapes.

After your round, head back to the Highlands to restore for another day of play.

Back on property, you can relax and recount your game—recount the good shots and the bad and strategize for the next day’s round at Moguls Grille and Tap Room.

Stay and Play at Caribou Highlands

Learn more about Superior National



Dog-Friendly Travel at Odyssey Resorts

Odyssey Resorts offer several North Shore properties perfect for traveling with your dog. Our dog-friendly accommodations at Caribou Highlands Lodge, Grand Superior Lodge, East Bay Suites provide timeless travel experiences that are sure to have tails wagging.

The North Shore’s natural charm and our resorts’ scenic settings offer the ideal atmosphere for “man’s best friend.” Rest easy and enjoy resort and nearby activities for both you and your furry companion.

Hit the trails or peacefully walk one of the many paths. The Superior Hiking Trail and eight North Shore state parks make great dog-friendly activities. Gunflint Dog Park is a different option for pups to run off leash and play. The arena is an ideal location for dogs to socialize in a spacious setting safe from traffic.

You can also hang out with your dog on site, resting peacefully beside the shore. Each one of our dog-friendly properties offer locations to unwind, outside of your room and in the Great Outdoors. Superior views of the lake’s vast expanse are a treat you and your pooch can both enjoy.

Or, get creative and seek out unique activities with your pooch companion. We’re amazed by the innovative adventures we often hear from guests. Examples include dog-friendly dining at Voyageur Brewing Company and delving into the Dog Days of Winter ski race. There are plenty of authentic and one-of-kind activities for our two and four-legged friends.

Dog-Friendly Vacation Reviews

I was recommended East Bay Suites by a friend, so I had decent expectations coming in. Having said that, those expectations were met and exceeded. I was most impressed with the fact that EB Suites takes being “dog friendly” seriously and not just a token marketing checkmark. Dogbag stations, muddy paw rags, “pooch package” offering, and a supply of pet sheets for furniture raise the bar for us when comparing future lodging anywhere! Staff was awesome and very attentive.

– TripAdvisor Review for East Bay Suites

Great view, nice log cabin themed lakeside rentals, dog friendly and a very accommodating staff.

– Google Review for Grand Superior Lodge

My wife and I loved Caribou Highlands, but not as much as our dog did!
We were in a dog-friendly condo, and spent a lot of time enjoying area hiking trails. All three of us will be back soon.

– Internal survey response for Caribou Highlands Lodge