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Destination: Lutsen - Caribou Highlands Lodge

A Special Place


This Lake Superior resort is surrounded by the sweeping views and diverse activities of Lutsen's Sawtooth Mountains. Nestled amongst tall pines and whispering aspen, the property hosts a full scale ski lodge, condos, townhomes, log homes with hundreds of rooms to accommodate your largest events. And located just 4-1/2 hours from the Twin Cities, you'll feel a world away in this family reunion destination in the Northland.

About the resort:


Caribou Highlands Lodge is an all-season family resort where wooded trails and glorious mountains meet Lake Superior grandeur. Our front desk staff loves to help plan your family's activities of hiking, biking, canoeing and even lakeside shopping. Or they could simply point you to the Lutsen Mountain gondola for expansive open water views of Lake Superior atop Moose Mountain. Our pool and outdoor gym and courtyard area keep active children and adults alike content, while our spa pampers the folks that made the reunion happen. The resort has complimentary bicycles, canoe trips, Kid's Camp & s'more kits to enjoy by the fire.



With accommodations to fit many household budgets, families can stay in one of the lodge rooms or one of our full-kitchen condos located within the lodge proper. There are also nearby townhomes and spacious four-bedroom Poplar Ridge log homes just short walks from the main lodge. Family reunion groups can be together without ever feeling underfoot.



While many of our guest accommodations include kitchens, Caribou Highlands also has their own award-winning Moguls Grille and Tap Room that offers a warm indoor ambiance and summer patio seating. Arrange to have your reunion event meals catered on property or at a beautiful offsite location such as nearby Temperance River or Cascade River State Park. Our chef can prepare group dinners that you can take out and serve yourself, run banquet style buffets or barbecues, or even a full scale pig roast.

Gathering Spaces

Caribou Highlands Lodge has many flexible spaces, both indoors and out, for multi-purpose gatherings. In addition to using the Mountain View Room for a catered dining space, you might consider having a movie night for up to 100 people, game night with tables set up for cards and board games, or some families have had their own talent shows. Outdoor gatherings can be accommodated in the courtyard with grills and picnic tables or can include a large tent.

Explore! with Odyssey Resorts


Explore! with Odyssey Resorts is our signature activities and guest services program. When your family stays at one resort, you have access to all the activities and amenities of our other properties. Staying at Caribou Highlands? You can check out bikes at our East Bay Suites, Grand Marais location and putter around the lakeside village. Or from Grand Superior Lodge pedal up to Gooseberry Falls State Park where you can pick up the Gitche Gami paved bike trail. The Explore activities program also includes kayaks and canoes or access to add-on packages– such as sunset cruises or fishing packages. Families can split up for a day according to interests and meet up at night to tell tales around the bonfire with complimentary s'mores. Family reunion planning has never been easier.

Contact us: Phone our Family Reunion Planner at 800-642-6036 and learn about our reunion options.  There's no need to plan your family reunion alone!

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