Embrace winter in 2021
Winter on the North Shore of Lake Superior is not to be missed. We love hikes through the forest across freshly fallen snow, exhilarating dog sled rides, and quiet evenings spent in front of a warm fire.
That is why we created WinterGlow, all the best of the season in one unforgettable package. To help guests maximize their experience, we put together a guide to winter fun! All of our WinterGlow events are open to any guest of Odyssey Resorts. So, before you pack the car and head up, take a minute to check out the list of activities and amenities. Our friendly staff is also happy to answer any questions or make arrangements, to plan the perfect stay. Are you looking for tips on the best cross country ski trails or snowshoe spots in the area? An ideal winter reading list? We have you covered.
The winter village is at Caribou Highlands Lodge, right next door to Lutsen Mountains. It’s a great place to start your stay. You’ll find all kinds of safe and socially distanced activities in the village, and we’ll be adding more throughout the winter.
Go skating on the large, outdoor ice rink. Snap a photo of your group by the outdoor firepits. Challenge your friends to a game of ladder ball or snow bocce ball. Build a snowman or an ice lantern with the kids. We’re all about fresh air, rosy cheeks, and good old-fashioned fun!
Next, relax with a warm drink from our Hot Cocoa Bar and grab a bite from the Snack Shack in front of one of the outdoor fire pits.
Outdoor winter fun
As any true Minnesotan can tell you, you have to bundle up if you want to enjoy winter. So get out there – a positive attitude and a few layers are all you need for adventure!
Have you always wanted to try skijoring? Love the early mornings for the best cross-country skiing? You’re in luck. We have a full slate of outdoor activities for everyone in your group.
You can check out snowshoes or gather supplies for a bonfire and S’mores at any of our resort properties. Our front desk staff can also help you rent a fat tire bike, find a dog-sled ride, or gear up for a day on Lutsen Mountain.
Food & Drink
We offer a specially-created WinterGlow Menu at all three restaurants and at the Snack Shack at the Winter Village. Relax and warm up with one of our special meals or cocktails. Or share some hot chocolate with your friends and family after a day of skating and exploring. You’ve earned it.
Firelit snowshoe hikes
Each Saturday 1-5 PM, we're hosting a "hidden gems" tour of the North Shore. If you have always wanted to get off the beaten path and see the North Shore from a locals' point of view, this tour is for you. You'll discover some of the best spots to take photos of the sunrise over Lake Superior or spot wildlife on a secluded hike. The tour meets at Larsmont Cottages, and the front desk staff can arrange registration. If venturing off the property isn't for you, then consider joining us for a firelit snowshoe hike around the Larsmont property from 7-9 PM. You'll be sure to stay warm with hot drinks and warm firepits.
So, pack your warm coat, a good pair of boots, and get ready to experience WinterGlow – the best of an authentic North Shore winter at Odyssey Resorts!