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Caribou Highlands Lodge

Lodge or Resort
View of the Main Lodge and Outdoor pool

Welcome to Caribou Highlands Lodge, an all-season resort nestled into the Sawtooth Mountains in Lutsen, Minnesota. We are a ski-in, ski-out resort. Our family-friendly resort is located on the Poplar River just a mile off Lake Superior’s North Shore, offering a unique experience for all interests. The mountain views as enjoyed from our lodge rooms, condos, townhomes and spacious four-bedroom Poplar Ridge log homes are magnificent. The vistas of wide open water of Lake Superior from the top of Moose Mountain are breathtaking. And the walking, biking, hiking paths that offer birding and all wildlife watching are endless. Take advantage of our many on-site amenities including our indoor pool and hot tub. Caribou Highlands is the perfect place for your summer or winter adventure!

Recreational Opportunities

Something For Everyone
Caribou Highlands Lodge sits on the North Shore of Lake Superior, where anyone can find something to love. Whether your idea of a great weekend consists of hiking, biking, skiing or snowboarding, or just sitting on your patio looking out at Moose Mountain, Caribou Highlands Lodge has you covered.

Landscaped courtyard with children’s play area
Indoor pool
2 Whirlpools
Volleyball Court and Basketball Court
Bocce Ball, Horseshoes and Croquet Area
Resort Activities Summer Programs
Ski-in/ski-out convenience to Lutsen Mountains
Evening bonfires and free s’mores
Spacious lodge lobby with a massive stone wood-burning fireplace.
Complimentary movies (videos & DVDs)
Shuttle service to hiking, cross country and mountain activities
Summer & Special Event Weekends
Direct access to Superior Hiking Trail
Adjacent to Superior National Golf Course
Guided canoeing on the Poplar River
Resort computer with internet access and FREE Wi-fi throughout the resort.
Three-season heated outdoor pool is temporally closed until July 4th.

Driving Directions

From South: Take I-35 N from Minneapolis (approximately 135 miles). Take Highway 61 north from Duluth (approximately 90 miles) left on Ski Hill road (1 1/2 miles on the left).

Pet Friendly Notes

Pet Friendly Units available


Seasons Open

Four Seasons


$99 - $885


Lodge Rooms
All Lodge Rooms were part of our major lodge renovation and were newly decorated just before the ski season of 2008. The new rooms have new HVAC, bedding, furnishings, carpeting, 32″ flat screen TVs and a new fresh decor. The bathrooms were updated with new lighting, vanities with granite counter tops… all improvements to make your stay with us so much more comfortable. Lodge Rooms will still have the conveniences of DVD players, microwave, mini-refrigerator, and coffee maker.

The Caribou Highlands condominiums are all slope-side and located next to the main lodge. They overlook either our courtyard and the outdoor pool, or Bridge Run at Lutsen Mountains. Our condominiums sleep from 2-6 people depending on the size of the unit, and all have indoor access to the indoor pool and spa.

All Caribou Highlands condominiums have a full kitchen, deck, one or two baths, a sleeper sofa in the living room, TV, DVD, fireplace and great mountain views.

Our townhomes are three-story units. The main floor features a living and dining area with fireplace, deck with gas grill, TV/DVD, full kitchen and in most cases a half bath. All units have a loft bedroom with full bath and a lower bedroom with full bath. The number of bedrooms on this level varies, depending on the unit.

Poplar Ridge Homes
Poplar Ridge homes are the newest in northwoods luxury, and have been designed with four ideals in mind–luxury, comfort, privacy and space. These lodge-style homes are multi-level and can be subdivided into smaller units (by locking out certain space) if the group does not need the full unit

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