Minnesota has some of the most breathtaking views of nature in the country and it’s no surprise that some of our favorite weekend getaways provide the perfect opportunity to take it all in. Here’s 7 of the best places to get out of the city and relax in this great state:
Escape for the weekend at the historic Grand View Lodge Golf Resort and Spa
Since 1916, the Grand View Lodge has been welcoming guests for an unforgettable vacation. This historic resort on Gulf Lake offers various activities throughout the year. Whether it’s playing a round of golf or relaxing at the spa, guests will find the perfect escape at the Grand View Lodge.
Spend an unforgettable time at Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior
The oldest resort in Minnesota, the Lutsen was first established as a homestead in 1885. Since then this family owned and operated resort has been a favorite romantic getaway for couples and a fun place to spend a vacation with the family. It has been named “Best North Shore Resort” by Star Tribune and “Minnesota’s most romantic weekend getaway” by Yahoo Travel.
Have the perfect hideaway at Larsmont Cottages
Sitting on 40 acres of private woods, Larsmont Cottages offers the perfect hideaway in Two Harbors, Minnesota. Inspired by traditional Scandinavian fishing villages, this lovely resort offers breathtaking views of the North Shore of Lake Superior. It offers activities for any season of the year, from biking and hiking to lounging at the jacuzzi and relaxing at the sauna.
Get a glimpse of the old world at the historic St. James Hotel
Opened on Thanksgiving Day in 1875, the St. James Hotel is a Minnesota landmark in downtown Red Wing. This historic hotel offers a combination of old world service with world class amenities. Whether exploring the town or just cozying up in one of the luxurious rooms, guests will surely have a memorable experience while staying at St. James.
Explore the great outdoors at Caribou Highlands Lodge
Nestled into the Sawtooth Mountains, Caribou Highlands is the perfect place to spend a weekend whether flying solo, with a partner, or traveling with family and friends. Located in Lutsen, this popular resort offers activities all year round. Guests are guaranteed to have a grand time whether exploring the great outdoors or enjoying the complimentary amenities available in the resort.
Bring the entire family for fun and adventure at the Edgewater Hotel and Waterpark
The Edgewater Hotel and Waterpark has been a top family destination since opening in 2005. Located in Duluth, this tiki-themed resort features a 35,000 square foot indoor waterpark called the Edge and the 2,000 square foot Paradise Cove Arcade. It also offers outdoor seasonal attractions at its Tiki Adventure Island.
Step back in time at the A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast
Designed by Minneapolis architect, Edwin H. Hewitt, the A.G. Thomson House was originally built for William N. Ryerson in 1909. Today, this historic B&B found in Duluth has won numerous awards and accolades including Midwest Living Magazine’s “Best Bed & Breakfast in the Midwest” and Star Tribune’s “Best of Minnesota 2015 – Best B&B for classic elegance”. It offers seven beautifully decorated rooms, four are found at the Main House while three at the Carriage House.