We’ve got you covered — pick from the best resorts on the North Shore, and more!
Whether you’re in search of the best North Shore resorts, are eager to experience the iconic Brainerd Lakes area, or simply need to press reset in a comfortable, serene, lakeside space all your own, you have options with Odyssey Resorts.
With such an easy booking process, the hardest thing about setting up your excursion to Northern Minnesota is choosing a resort from the wide variety of wonderful settings and amenities. If you’re having trouble picking one out, here’s your starting point! Use this personalized quiz to help narrow down the best family resorts in MN.
Keep track of your answers to the multiple-choice questions below — there will be an answer key at the end to find out which resort is your best match!
You’ve just come back from a long day with family. Where do you go to get some alone time?
A. Relaxing in a sauna or hot tub
B. Sitting on the dock with a good book
C. Solo skiing down the slopes
D. Watching the waves roll in along the lakeshore
You’re planning to go out to eat — what do you look for in a restaurant?
A. A nice meal with an even nicer view
B. A wide variety of options on the menu
C. The best chicken wings around paired with a cold beer
D. Having a whole city’s worth of options to choose from
You want to do something active to feel energized and inspired. What do you pick as an activity?
A. Getting on the water with a canoe or kayak
B. Playing a few rounds of golf
C. Going on a guided hike through the beautiful scenery
D. Sight-seeing along the waterfront and visiting shops
Who are you traveling with?
A. Me, myself and I (maybe my pet too)
B. The whole friend group or a large family
C. Just my immediate family
D. My significant other
After a long day spent making memories, what style of lodging do you find most comfortable?
A. A pet-friendly cabin with historic charm
B. An upscale lakeside home with new amenities
C. A villa on the sea with waves crashing outside your window
D. A sleek condo overlooking the lively downtown
Time to tally up your score!
IF YOU PICKED MOSTLY As, Odyssey Resorts’ options in Two Harbors are likely your best match for relaxation, adventure, and quality time. Considered to be among the best MN family resorts, the Two Harbors region includes group-ready Grand Superior Lodge, cozy, pet-friendly Breezy Point Cabins, and luxurious Larsmont Cottages, which includes a dedicated massage cottage as well as an authentic Finnish sauna. Also at Larsmont, there’s the Ledge Rock Grille, known for the spectacular view of the North Shore. If you prefer to eat on the go, then there’s no better option than Grand Superior Grill’s menu of tasty items crafted with both takeout or sit-down in mind.
IF YOU PICKED MOSTLY Bs, Ruttger’s Bay Lake Resort is for you. One of the best resorts in Brainerd and the greater Midwest, Ruttger’s is nestled in the famed Minnesota lake country. You’ll have your pick of beautiful lakes to fish or water ski on during the summer months and during winter it transforms into a snowmobiling hotspot. There’s also no lack of shopping options with six different shops on resort grounds – a selection that appeals to every taste. Plus, the gorgeous golf courses there offer a total of 27 holes to stretch your skills. If you’re looking for something to eat, there’s a variety of options for you to choose from, including White Oak Grill, located on the golf course or Ruby’s on the Lake (closed during the winter months) that combines rustic charm with delicious dining.
IF YOU PICKED MOSTLY Cs, the resorts in the Lutsen region are for you. They include the inland resorts, Mountain Inn and Caribou Highlands or venture closer to the water with Lutsen Sea Villas. From delicious food with a view of the Sawtooth Mountains at Moguls Grille to being a hub for outdoor adventures, our properties located in Lutsen are your perfect match.
IF YOU PICKED MOSTLY Ds, you’ll find yourself right at home at Beacon Pointe, among the best resorts in Duluth. Located just outside the heart of the city, this resort is located in a quiet, private lakeside area with close proximity to adventure, entertainment, and a variety of good eats.
IF YOU PICKED A MIX OF As, Bs, Cs, OR Ds, get ready to experience a little bit of everything in Grand Marais at East Bay Suites. Embrace the beauty of this small Northern Minnesota gem, known for cold temps, kind community, and local art. You’ll find picturesque views, delicious food, and pet-friendly lodging so your best friend can tag along. It doesn’t get better than that!
Ready to book an unforgettable stay?
Find offers here and start planning a getaway you won’t forget, that matches what you’re looking for.