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A classic North Shore getaway.
A classic North Shore getaway. The rolling waves of Lake Superior. The deep North woods. Ancient mountains. The backdrop for a vacation that is equal parts recreation and relaxation.
It’s time for a vacation centered around you.
It’s time for a vacation centered around you. In addition to world class lodging and dining, Lutsen offers daily classes on traditional North woods recreational activities.
A classic North Shore getaway.
A classic North Shore getaway. The rolling waves of Lake Superior. The deep North woods. Ancient mountains. The backdrop for a vacation that is equal parts recreation and relaxation.
An unforgettable escape. A brand new beginning.
An unforgettable escape. A brand new beginning. Whether it’s your honeymoon, a romantic vacation or a family holiday, come connect with the one you love.
Things heat up when the snow starts to fly.
Things heat up when the snow starts to fly. A roaring wood fire warms the body after a day of downhill skiing at the Midwest’s largest ski area, or cross-country skiing over 200km of trails.
Lutsen Resort

Lutsen Resort
on Lake Superior

The resort offers vacationers a wide choice of lakeside accommodations the historic Scandinavian lodge, hand-crafted log cabins, luxury condos & sea-side villas. The Lodge houses a casual fine-dining lakeside rsstaurant with a Wine Spectator Magazine award for its wine list, a pub, pool/whirlpool/sauna complex and banquet & meeting space for group events. The National Geographic Traveler Magazine chose Lutsen Resort of its "Stay List" for its commitment to a "sense of place", stewardship and community.

Your lodging includes many complimentary amenities and activities such as guided hikes & sea-kayaking tours, nature programs, fly-fishing classes, yoga, kid's activities, pitch and putt golf course, disc golf and much more. Winter activities include guided snowshoe and xc ski tours, shuttles to the nearby ski hill and live music. There are a wealth of nearby activities for adults and kids alike.

Lutsen Resort is a great place for a relaxing time, a romantic getaway or family time together. You can get a massage, enjoy an evening beach campfire, enjoy an in-room whirlpool or fireplace, have a candlelit dinner or sit quietly and enjoy the amazing presence of Lake Superior. The small community of Grand Marias offers a great mix of art galleries, shopping and dining.

Lutsen Resort - Historic Lodge

Our History

Minnesota’s oldest resort, Lutsen Resort, traces its roots to 1885 when the rugged natural beauty of Lake Superior’s North Shore prompted Charles Axel Nelson, a young Swedish immigrant who was a commercial fisherman plying the shore, to establish his homestead overlooking the lake. He called it "Lutsen."

Lutsen began to attract visitors who came to enjoy the rustic wilderness setting. Known as a friendly haven for weary travelers, the family home evolved into one of Minnesota's favorite destinations.



Scott Harrison and Nancy Burns Scott Harrison and
Nancy Burns

Meet Your Hosts

In 1988, the Nelson family sold the resort to husband & wife, Scott Harrison & Nancy Burns, whose roots in northeastern Minnesota go back four generations. You will find the tradition of warm hospitality with a Scandinavian flavor continues today.