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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip was unexpected, as we were part of a group that was supposed to be at a resort near the U.P. of Michigan. Plans were changed to Lutsen, and the kids loved it! The room was great, as was the service. They went above and beyond to accommodate us and did their best in all areas, including the restaurant.

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1Thank Benjamin W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reading other trip advisor reviews we notice that Caribou Highlands Townhome Unit #525 was mentioned several times as a very nice pet friendly unit that had awesome ski in/out access. We google mapped the unit and discovered that it is located literally feet away from the Moose Access run. We called the reservationist (she was awesome) and requested this unit....

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We'd give Caribou Highland 3 and a half. Our Timber Elite was spacious and nicely decorated. The wood burning fireplace was amazing! It was quiet and the amenities of the resort are nice! The ski hill was perfect for our group! The room was a bit dirty and that is one of the reasons to rate it less than perfect.

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1Thank Schwacat
Minneapolis
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

The walls are paper thin- laying in bed I could hear the conversation in the room next door. It had snowed the Saturday of our stay. The snow ended that evening at 7 pm. The maintenance crew decided to clear the parking lot of snow at 5am Sunday morning. We were woken up after a long day of skiing at...

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John K, General Manager at Caribou Highlands Lodge, responded to this review

Good morning and thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry that the snow clearing woke you. We generally don't have any maintenance crew on duty before 7 am, but they must have started early during your stay. Regardless, I have instructed them to be mindful of our guests and keep conversations down during the early hours. I'm glad you found...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Lobby is wonderful rustic Northwoods. There is a large fireplace and area to lounge. The staff at the front is nice and very helpful. The gift shop is quite large and has quality gift items, several snacks/treats and a tiny area for incidentals you may have forgot. Indoor pool area has probably seen a better day but still it was...

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1Thank 3deltas
Minnesota
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We came back after great experiences last winter and last summer. We love this place. We were lucky to book the same pet friendly Townhome. Beautiful view and super easy ski in/out. Caribou Highlands is the only ski out lodging at Lutsen that you can ski directly to Moose Mountain. We were the first skiers everyday enjoying Moose Mountain to...

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John K, General Manager at Caribou Highlands Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and for staying with us! I'm glad to hear you had a great trip! We look forward to seeing you again soon! John

Woodbury
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We made a reservation in the Alpine Condos for a ski trip, which is advertised as having indoor access to the indoor pool/spa area (important when it was -20 outside). We checked in and then made our way to the parking area outside our condo. Our parking spot was taken up by construction materials and the entry way to the...

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1Thank Erik M
John K, General Manager at Caribou Highlands Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and for staying with us. I'm sorry that the construction project impacted your stay with us. The work that was being done to the skywalk (indoor pool access) was not planned, but was necessary for the safety of our guests. I know that it was particularly cold during your stay and I'm sorry for the...

Minneapolis
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a condo with a wood burning fire place. They have an endless supply of fire wood so we had a fire every evening. The room also had a two person hot tub, which we loved. There was a full kitchen with all of the needed supplies like utensils and cookware.

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Reviewed 12 December 2016

The condo was well kept and made for great memories.The staff at the resort was great to work with very friendly. I would for sure go back again soon. Made a perfect weekend get away up the shore. Keep up the good work.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We came here in February for our annual ski trip and due to the amount of people we had, Eagle Resort was no longer an option so we up-sized to the POPLAR RIDGE 4 BEDROOM. While it looked nice on the surface, you can tell the owners of the property (yes, they are privately owned) didn't care about the guest...

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John K, General Manager at Caribou Highlands Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for staying with us last year, Chelsea! I'm sorry that the deck didn't cleared for you last year. That is a service that the management handles, not the individual owner, but it should have been done for you. They are typically cleared after each snow, and it sounds like most were, but we must...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Caribou Highlands Lodge on Lutsen Mountains, Minnesota's and the Midwest's largest ski destination located at the tallest mountain in the Midwest. Caribou Highlands is Minnesota's favorite ski resort. Our location nestled in amongst the Sawtooth Mountains just one mile inland from Lake Superior's North Shore, offers great views and a unique ski experience. Where else can you get big skiing and enjoy the unbroken Lake Superior horizon at the same time.The mountain views as enjoyed from our lodge rooms, condos, townhomes and spacious four-bedroom Poplar Ridge log homes are magnificent. Take the mountain gondola to the top of Moose Mountain and enjoy the breathtaking vistas of wide open water of Lake Superior.A Minnesota Family Ski ResortOnce you arrive at Caribou Highlands family ski resort in Lutsen, you'll find so much to do that there's no need to drive further. We have many resort activities that are offered as complimentary guest services, and are included in the very popular Explore! program. One of our most popular activities is the Mountain Kids Camp where kids are entertained with games and activities that are both challenging and fun. With so many choices of activities, it's nice to know there are also many ways to relax. There are three spa areas at the resort and an indoor pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Caribou Highlands Lodge

Address: 371 Ski Hill Road, PO Box 99, Lutsen, MN 55612
Region: United States > Minnesota > Lutsen
Price Range: $180 - $299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Caribou Highlands Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 149
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Also Known As:
Caribou Highlands Hotel Lutsen
Caribou Highlands Resort
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“In the three unit lodges, I'd recommend looking at a main floor unit. They have decks.”
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