About Odyssey Resorts

Odyssey Resorts and Development is the state’s largest developer of resort properties and the leader in fractional vacation home ownership.  At Odyssey Resorts, we’re committed to delivering exceptional hospitality and impeccable service. This assurance to guests has been maintained since our founding in 1997 and is promised to every new face and old friend that walks through our doors.

Odyssey Resorts is privately managed with nearly 300 employees, dedicated to serving our 90,000+ annual guests and homeowners. Social responsibility is a tenet practiced daily, as well as realized through larger-scale efforts throughout the year.

The North Shore of Lake Superior is an unrivaled destination. It is an ideal place to celebrate longstanding traditions and to make new memories. We accentuate the best of what the area has to offer at each one of our six boutique resort properties, offering truly unique vacation experiences.

Properties 

Explore our collection of inspiring destinations and discover a vacation that’s beyond compare. Designed to accommodate guests’ varying ambitions, each property offers a wholly unique experience.

Beacon Pointe

Founded in 2009 Classic hotel rooms and condominiums with the closest-possible proximity to Lake Superior in Duluth. Indoor pool, sauna, hot tub and fitness center. Coffee in-room from Duluth Coffee Company. Ten-minute walk to the heart of Duluth and Canal Park.

Breezy Point

Located in Two Harbors, 12 pristine cabins overlooking Lake Superior. Cabins were conceived in the 1930s and recently renovated to maintain the original architectural style yet modern comfort. Dog-friendly lodging options.

Larsmont Cottages

Located in Two Harbors and opened in 2005, variety of luxury vacation homes along and near the waters of Lake Superior. Ledge Rock Grille and unique Chef’s Table offering located on property.  Massage services and Finnish sauna located on property.

Grand Superior Lodge

Located in Two Harbors, classic log homes and cabins along and near the waters of Lake Superior. Splashing Rock Restaurant & Catering located on property. Wedding and event venue located on property. Massage and wellness services offered at resort.

Caribou Highlands Lodge

Vacation homes and condominiums, nestled at Lutsen within the Sawtooth Mountains along the North Shore of Lake Superior. Moguls Grille, Tap Room and Woodlands Spa located on property.  A slope-side, full amenity, ski-in, ski-out resort.

East Bay Suites

Amazing lakeside suites in Grand Marais, along the shore of Lake Superior. Dog-friendly lodging options.  Artist Point less than a half mile from your door. World’s Best Donuts located across the street. “Really—they’re the best!”

Robert Ryan

CEO/Founder Odyssey Resorts & Development, Inc., Duluth, Minnesota

For more than 40 years Bob Ryan, President/Owner of Odyssey Resorts & Development, has been involved in the creation of many of the finest vacation home developments communities in Minnesota.

Ryan founded the company, which has grown to include numerous North Shore resort and vacation home properties, in 1997: Caribou Highlands Lodge, Lutsen; Grand Superior Lodge, Castle Danger; Crow Creek Homes near Gooseberry Falls State Park; Larsmont Cottages on Lake Superior, near Two Harbors; Trapper’s Landing Lodge on Leech Lake; and, most recently, Breezy Point Cabins on Lake Superior, near Two Harbors. Prior to founding Odyssey, he was instrumental in developing Izaty’s Lodge on Lake Mille Lacs and Sugar Lake Lodge near Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

Ryan made social and environmental stewardship and responsibility one of the founding principles of Odyssey Resorts.  Odyssey’s financial stewardship include many important northland entities as noted below.

“The North Shore is a very special place for me and my family, and I want the next generation to enjoy the same peace and beauty that we have been so fortunate to experience,” Bob said. “I am so proud of our employees for donating their time, talents and resources. Their contributions truly reflect our company value of stewardship.”

He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and lives in Duluth with his wife. He was a Trustee at the College of St. Scholastica for nine years and is now Trustee Emeritus.  Ryan also served on the Board of the Miller Dwan Health Systems Foundation and is currently serving on the board of One Roof Housing.

Social Responsibility 

Social responsibility and donation are core tenants of the Odyssey Resorts philosophy, demonstrated through a welcoming presence, impeccable service and luxury lodging throughout our collection of inspired destinations. Odyssey Resorts is also dedicated to preserving the beauty of the North Shore setting that hosts us and giving back to the communities where we live and work.

This dedication is practiced through a variety of events and initiatives. For example, every spring at our Grand Marais property, East Bay Suites, we celebrate Earth Day by inviting guests and members of the community to assist in cleaning up the Lake Superior shoreline. In addition to community events like these, each year Odyssey donates 8 percent of our pre-tax profits to local charities.

In 2018 alone, Odyssey supported 20 different organizations, including North Shore Health Care Foundation, Superior Hiking Trail, North Shore Folk House, College of St. Scholastica and One Roof Housing, among others. In addition, Odyssey has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars in lodging and dining certificates to charitable organizations throughout Minnesota.

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