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WINTER 2014

Winter Vacations

Lutsen Mountains Adds New High Speed Chair Lift

EXPLORE! the North Shore Duluth to Grand Marais

Duluth | lake superior | Lutsen | grand Marais | leech lake


BEACON POINTE | IN DULUTH | PAGE 3

ON THE SHORE. IN DULUTH. Move in, stretch out, relax and have fun.

QUICK RESORT FACTS

With the lake view and condo-hotel amenities, Beacon Pointe offers a relaxed adult atmosphere to have fun, your way. Visit around the open kitchen island and watch through your floor-to-ceiling windows as the ships navigate the harbor. A unique benefit is knowing your car is safely tucked in the underground parking space!

Romantic Getaways

For outdoor fun, sign up for a free “Learn to Ski and Board” lesson at Spirit Mountain on January 12 and 26 or get caught up in the excitement watching the dogs take off for this year’s John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon on Sunday, January 26th. We also recommend the “Candlelight Ski, Skate and Snowshoe” at Hartley Nature Center on February 8 (they rent equipment at the center). For indoor events, consider the Renegade Theatre: Jan 23-25, a night with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra presenting “Wicked Divas”, or see Justin Moore in concert with Randy Houser and Josh Thompson on Feb 1st. Anyone can do a date night, but how about a date weekend? Consider including the popular romance package when booking your reservation!

Day trips up the North Shore Exploring Duluth •

Continental Breakfast

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Lake Superior and Duluth’s Lakewalk

Indoor Swimming Pool, Sauna

and Whirlpool •

Exercise Room

FREE Wireless Internet

Massage Services

Underground Parking

FREE TO WINTER GUESTS (dates/time vary - check schedules at front desk)

Spacious condos, Spectacular views in Duluth Beacon Pointe Resort is a lakefront condo resort on Duluth’s famed Lakewalk.

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Bonfires and s’mores

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Snowshoes

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Movies

amazing views, enjoy a day on the water, a

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Continental Breakfast

night on the town, and nothing but luxurious

Contemporary lodging on Lake Superior with

lodging in between. Dine, hike, shop and enjoy theatre. You are just a stroll away from all that’s happening in Duluth.

SPECIALS & PACKAGES 877.462.3226 | BeaconPointeDuluth.com


PAGE 4 | EAST BAY SUITES | IN GRAND MARAIS

A STUNNING WINTER LAKE VIEW You might think that a dazzling blue lake view is the same regardless of season. Not true. The sky appears more brilliant and the water, depending on the temperature and time of day, presents to the eye more depth. We love our lake in all seasons, and winter is exceptionally beautiful, especially when you’re only fifteen steps from the shore. Your view from East Bay Suites also takes in Artists’ Point which is a very different look this time of year. Its craggy rock and snow covered trees add great contrast to the sky and water.

QUICK RESORT FACTS Couples Getaways Arts/Shopping/Dining Enjoying a Harbor Town •

On Lake Superior in Grand Marais

Lakeside gathering room with fireplace

Pet friendly

FREE TO WINTER GUESTS (dates/time vary - check schedules at front desk)

Spectacular Views in the Heart of Grand Marais East Bay Suites sits in the heart of it all: on Lake Superior; at the base of the Sawtooth Mountains; a short drive to the Gunflint Trail and pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area; and just steps from your favorite local shops and restaurants. It’s the perfect blend of outdoor recreation, unique shopping and culture.

SPECIALS & PACKAGES 877.361.8601 | EastBaySuites.com

But what is there to do in Grand Marais in the winter? Downhill skiers and snowboarders love the balance of beauty and rates compared to locations closer to Lutsen Mountains Ski Area. Snowmobilers know they can access trails through town and come home to warm, homelike accommodations. And just because it’s winter doesn’t prevent a good bonfire with s’mores on the beach! (We think they actually taste a little “roastier and sweeter” in the winter.)

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Bonfires and s’mores

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Snowshoes

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Movie, Book, Puzzle and Game Library

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Yoga

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Wii Console and Games

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WiFi & Guest Computer

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Free Pass to NEW YMCA Pool and Gym Popcorn, Hot Chocolate and Cider in Stone’s Throw

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Kids’ activities

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Shuttles to Lutsen Mountains


PAGE 5 | CARIBOU HIGHL ANDS LODGE | ON LUTSEN MOUNTAINS

SKI LUTSEN. STAY CARIBOU. MORE WAYS TO STAY

QUICK RESORT FACTS

Caribou Highlands Lodge is the original authentic ski lodge resort on Lutsen Mountains. With a full service lodge, six styles of condos to sleep up to six, four styles of townhomes to sleep up to ten, and our Poplar Ridge Homes that sleep up to twelve – there is a perfect amount of space and room features to suit all couples, friends and families.

Voted MN Best Ski Resort

MORE REASONS TO STAY CARIBOU Caribou Highlands Lodge takes winter seriously – and offers fun for everyone! Kids’ programs allow them time to play while parents ski hard or schedule the much needed massage time. Couples and friends have daily après-ski specials and on Fridays and Saturdays live entertainment. Late night at Moguls Tap Room is the mountain location for end-of-day relaxation. And if you still want more, leave the driving to us and take our shuttle.

Voted Official Best Ski Resort in Minnesota

Mountain Kids’ Camp •

Ski-In/Ski-Out Lodging on Lutsen Mountains

Ski locker with every room

Pets welcome with phone reservation

•  Indoor

Pool, 2 Saunas and 3 Whirlpools

•  M oguls

Grille & Tap Room with Après-ski

FREE TO WINTER GUESTS (dates/time vary - check schedules at front desk)

Premier Resort on Lutsen Mountains

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Bonfires and s’mores

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Snowshoes

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Movie and Game Library

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Mountain Kids’ Camp

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Evening horse-drawn sleigh rides

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Naturalist Program

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Community Bingo

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Guest shuttles to Papa Charlies

Poplar Ridge log homes are magnificent. The

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WiFi and Guest Computer

vistas of Lake Superior from the top of Moose

Caribou Highlands Lodge is the largest ski-in/ ski-out resort on the mountain. The mountain views from our lodge rooms, condos, townhomes, and spacious four-bedroom

Mountain are breathtaking.

SPECIALS & SKI PACKAGES 888.697.7507 | CaribouHighlands.com


Lutsen Mountains’ authentic Ski-in & Ski-out alpine resort. There is only one Lutsen Mountains. And Caribou Highlands is the only slopeside lodge designed to live up to your heightened expectations, featuring upscale dining and amenities. Blanketed in classic après-ski style. And staffed by professionals committed to exceeding your loftiest expectations. Oh, yes. Winter is upon us. And not a moment too soon.

caribouhighlands.com


GRAND SUPERIOR LODGE | ON L AKE SUPERIOR | PAGE 9

OUTDOOR BEAUTY. INDOOR LUXURY. ROMANTIC. NOSTALGIC. NOT RUSTIC. There is something picturesque about a hot beverage being enjoyed by a roaring fire inside the warm walls of a log cabin or lake home looking out at the magnificent beauty of Lake Superior.

programs, Gooseberry Falls State Park is a quick two miles away. Check out a pair of snow shoes (free) for everyone in your party and get outdoors (moonlit nights are especially fun).

QUICK RESORT FACTS Romantic Getaways

INDOOR LUXURY

Weddings/Honeymoons/Anniversaries

There are many options for accommodations; whether it be couples seeking romance, friends who enjoy getting away, or families who want a lifetime of memories for all generations, the perfect amount of space and comforts are available. Choose the number of rooms you’d like, then ask about the options: wood or gas fireplace, full kitchen or kitchenette, with or without in-room whirlpool tub. Our reservations specialist will help select the perfect accommodations for your getaway. Nothing rustic about it.

Exploring State Parks •

BLU Ice Bar & Splashing Rock Restaurant

Gift Shop

Indoor Swimming Pool, Whirlpool and Sauna

1,500' of Lake Superior Shoreline

Exercise Room

A Luxury Log Resort on Lake Superior

FREE TO WINTER GUESTS

Refresh, relax, restore, reconnect... this is

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what awaits your arrival at Grand Superior

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Bonfires and s’mores

Lodge. Located on the North Shore of

OUTDOOR FUN

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Snowshoes

Lake Superior, just over three hours from

The lake always offers a place to explore right out your door. And, even in winter, there are fire pits that guests enjoy throughout the day or into the evening. For hiking adventures, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and naturalist

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Movie and Game Library

Minneapolis/St. Paul. A genuine log lodge,

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WiFi & Guest computer

pet-friendly cabins, and lakeside log homes

NEW STAR HARBOR BALLROOM

on 1,500 feet of shoreline make it the perfect all-season getaway destination.

SPECIALS & PACKAGES 888.277.8316 | GrandSuperior.com


PAGE 10 | TRAPPER’S L ANDING | ON LEECH L AKE

WINTER’S PARADISE FISH. SLED. SLEEP. The bite started as soon as the first houses went out in mid-December! As our guest, you are welcome to use the lake access for no charge and bring your own portable house, or we offer the option of a well-equipped, heated and ready-to-go rental. Even the holes will be drilled and waiting for your bait to lure a walleye or northern pike. Rent for half-day, full day or late night. See our ice fishing packages for special pricing.

Family Vacation Resort on Leech Lake Trapper’s Landing Lodge is nestled on the south shore of Leech Lake in Walker, Minnesota, and offers more than the classic family resort vacation with its prime location, luxury accommodations, and activities to enjoy all year round. Established in 2007, the resort claims 1,600 feet of Leech Lake shoreline and a private marina.

SPECIALS & PACKAGES 877.289.6316 | TrappersLandingLodge.com

If you’re not fishing, try our sleds. Trapper’s has two Ski Doo GTX 550 snowmobiles to rent this year, both are two person sleds. Ahhh, at the end of the day, refresh in your steam shower or soak in your jacuzzi tub, relax by the fire, and then rest well in your lakeside town home.

BEACHFIRE BAR & GAME ROOM Now open every Friday and Saturday night through the winter season, gather around the bar for cocktails and tap beer while plugging the juke box and playing pool, cribbage and darts. We serve our own Lodge Pizza and complimentary popcorn.

QUICK RESORT FACTS Walleye Fishing Family Vacations Leech Lake Getaways •

Guided fishing (lake and ice)

Lake Access for Ice Fishing

Pet-friendly units available

Lakeside Sauna

BeachFire Bar & Gameroom

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Fish house rentals

Snowmobile rentals

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Bonfires and s’mores

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Snowshoes

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Lighted Pond Skating

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Sledding Hill and Sleds

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Movie and Game Library

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WiFi & Guest computer


L ARSMONT COT TAGES | ON L AKE SUPERIOR | PAGE 11

A FOOD AND WINE, DINING DESTINATION COUPLES DINING Take “date night” to a new level with a weekend planned around dinner for two at the Chef’s Table. This is a relaxed, six-course excursion through culinary heaven. You’ll be seated at the open kitchen with direct interaction with the Chef for tastings of select appetizers through a delectable dessert.

QUICK RESORT FACTS Romantic Getaways Family Vacations •

Indoor Swimming Pool

Lakeside Massage Cottage

Four Season Outdoor Whirlpool

Wood-burning Sauna

•  Ledge •

Rock Grille

Exercise Room

FREE TO WINTER GUESTS (dates/time vary - check schedules at front desk)

LEDGE ROCK INTRODUCES NEW KIDS’ MENU Family dining has just gotten friendlier at Ledge Rock Grille! In our casual dining environment, kids are always welcome and comfortable. Now we have a new menu to offer that is more kid-friendly and parent-approved. And here’s something new for parents to really love – kids eat free 4-6pm with accompanying dining adult.

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Snowshoes

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Kids’ Camp

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Yoga

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Popcorn & movie nights for kids

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Sledding Hill and Sleds

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Movie and Game Library

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WiFi & Guest computer

A Lakeside Cottage Resort on Lake Superior Inspired by traditional Scandinavian fishing villages, Larsmont Cottages is tucked away on 40 acres of private woods with 1,300 feet of Lake Superior shoreline. Our finely crafted cottages have exquisite interior design highlighting the unique qualities of Lake Superior’s incredible shoreline. It’s the details that make this resort one-of-a-kind.

SPECIALS & PACKAGES 877.807.1812 | LarsmontCottages.com


EXPLORE! WITH ODYSSEY RESORTS.

T H E ODY S SE Y COL L EC T ION

888.697.7507 CaribouHighlands.com

877.289.6316 TrappersLandingLodge.com

877.807.1812 LarsmontCottages.com

877.361.8601 EastBaySuites.com

877.462.3226 BeaconPointeDuluth.com

888.277.8316 GrandSuperior.com

THE ODYSSEY EXPERIENCE.

Where you choose to journey in life speaks volumes about who you are. At Odyssey Resorts

we do more to ensure that your story is a real page-turner. From the North Shore of Lake Superior to the banks of Leech Lake, we offer access to a select collection of some of Minnesota’s most inspiring destinations. Luxury resorts featuring upscale amenities, wide-ranging activities, and a personality all their own. Each designed, inside and out, with your creature comforts and varied ambitions in mind. And serviced by individuals committed to delivering a vacation experience of epic proportions.


Odyssey Resorts Winter 2014 Newsletter