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Prior Lake, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Scaffold Service as a gift to our employees take a group of about 50+ people to Caribou Highlands in Lutsen MN every year. The staff has always been incredible and vary helpful. The food is exceptional, room are very warm feeling and of course with our people they love the bar & bonfire.

Thank randysoderling
Excelsior, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traveled here with family of 5- ages 51, 49, 21, 17, 15 and the dog to spend three nights over the Thanksgiving weekend. Beautiful mountain view from deck, overlooking closed pool area. Sleeping accommodations were a little tight in 135B-one bunk bed, a queen in the upstairs open loft and an uncomfortable pull out couch in living room area. Next...

Thank HKeyho
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Our Unplanned trip to Caribou highlands was such a memorable one. we booked a room for 160$ around and it was pretty good that it has all the cooking utilities and stuff. Great Service. You can find some good movies for the night which they provide. They have numerous opt They have a restaurant too. and the good part is...

1Thank Alankrutha C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I wasn't sure what to think of Caribou Highlands after seeing such mixed reviews, but we had a great time. My girlfriend and I stayed at the poplar ridge studio for MEA weekend. The whole resort was packed, in fact it may have been completely sold out. You should know that poplar ridge townhomes consist of one large unit that...

1Thank enjmbt
North Oaks, Minnesota
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The best parts: the incredible nature, beautiful setting, the friendly staff, the good location, and it's very family-friendly. We loved playing catch out on the lawn. The MEA activities were wonderfully coordinated. The cons: no coffee in lobby (why???), and we would definitely choose another room the next time we come. Our Poplar River "ridge view" room actually was a...

1Thank ortteb1
John K, General Manager at Caribou Highlands Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for your feedback! So glad that you enjoyed the MEA activities and the resort in general. It was a beautiful weekend and so much fun! The Poplar Ridge Townhomes are 4 bedrooms in total and can be split into three separate units or any combination of the pieces. I'm sorry for the noise...

Alexandria, MN
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Came up for MEA break with our teenage boys. Hotel was nice, staff was wonderful. Rooms were nice only problem I had was the shade over the window sits so far out that alot of light comes in all the time. They had games and dvds to borrow which was really nice. This is definitely a family friendly resort. We...

1Thank Heidi B
John K, General Manager at Caribou Highlands Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us! I'm glad you had a good time and I hope we see you again next year--or before! John

Watertown, Wisconsin
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Very reasonable prices, very friendly and helpful staff. Looks like some major renovations/upgrades in progress. Can't wait to see when it's all done. 👍 Lodge has restaurant and bar on lower level, have to try Lumjack Mac on the menu. Kudos to thier chef!

1Thank tow2atm
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 13 October 2016

My finance and I stayed at Caribou Highlands for 3 nights 10/6/16 - 10/9/16 (after getting engaged on our way up from the cities). We come to the North Shore every year and typically stay with Lutsen Resort in their Poplar River Condos. Due to Lutsen Resorts increasing prices we decided to try another option. We decided on Caribou Highlands...

Thank meg_ter
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Last weekend, our group (12 ppl) went for a Fall foliage trip to Lutsen Mountains/Duluth and we stayed in 'Caribou Highlands Lodge' Rooms, Location, Amenities, look n feel , anything and everything about this place was soo perfect. The whole group enjoyed the stay more than the actual Fall colors :-) Definitely going to recommend this place to all of...

1Thank Nikhil D
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We stayed for five days at Caribou Highlands Lodge. My wife and I stayed in a condo and brought our dog. Overall, we had an excellent time here! The condo we stayed was very clean, with newer finishes and appliances. The condo has a small kitchenette, with an electric stove/range, small dishwasher, coffee maker, dishes, and some pots and pans,...

2Thank Bill-vul

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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: $193 - $318 (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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“its better to take a room with kitchen as it is with in budget”
 of 5 bubbles alankruthac, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you're on the top floor, you won't have neighbors above.”
 of 5 bubbles Bill-vul, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Town home or poplar ridge is your best bet. They are newer and spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles 765ginak, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“In the three unit lodges, I'd recommend looking at a main floor unit. They have decks.”
 of 5 bubbles jaf506, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I would advise staying in a townhome. The lodge was crap.”
 of 5 bubbles DebbieV369, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
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