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Caribou Highlands Lodge

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Indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool, sun loungers
Townhome, 4 Bedrooms (Poplar Ridge) | WiFi, bed sheets
Dinner served
Executive Townhome | Bathroom | Combined shower/tub, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Overview of Caribou Highlands Lodge

Caribou Highlands Lodge

2.5 star property
8.0 out of 10 Very Good
8.0/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Pet friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
371 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen, MN, 55612

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLutsen Mountains7 min walk
  • Popular LocationNorth Shore Winery18 min walk
  • Popular LocationSuperior National Golf Course3 min drive
  • AirportGrand Marais, MN (GRM-Cook County)45 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Lutsen, Caribou Highlands Lodge is in a rural area and next to a golf course. Lutsen Mountains and North Shore Winery are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Superior National Forest and Ray Berglund State Wayside. Kayaking and canoeing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours and mountain biking nearby.

What's nearby

  • Lutsen Mountains - 7 min walk
  • North Shore Winery - 18 min walk
  • Superior National Golf Course - 3 min drive
  • Oberg Mountain Loop - 13 min drive
  • Caribou Lake - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Duluth, MN (DLH-Duluth Intl.) - 131 min drive


  • Papa Charlie's Saloon & Grill - 8 min walk
  • North Shore Winery And Sawtooth Mountain Cider - 2 min drive
  • Fika Coffee - 4 min drive
  • Lutsen Scandinavian Lakeside Dining Room - 3 min drive
  • Poplar River Pub - 3 min drive

About this property

Caribou Highlands Lodge

Hotel adjacent to a golf course
You can look forward to 27 holes of golf, a grocery/convenience store, and a terrace at Caribou Highlands Lodge. Hit the slopes at this hotel offering ski-in/ski-out access, a free ski shuttle, and downhill skiing. For some rest and relaxation, visit the hot tub. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Moguls Grille & Tap Room, the onsite family restaurant. Enjoy the gym, as well as activities like snowshoeing. In addition to a garden and a playground, guests can connect to in-room WiFi, with speed of 250+ Mbps (good for 3–5 people or up to 10 devices).
Other perks include:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool and an indoor pool, with a waterslide and sun loungers
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), bicycle tour information, and a gift shop
  • Meeting rooms, barbecue grills, and concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance, coffee/tea in the lobby, and a water dispenser
  • Guest reviews speak well of the dining options, overall value, and helpful staff
Room features
All 118 rooms boast comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like WiFi. Guests reviews say good things about the clean rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • LED light bulbs, refrigerators, and microwaves



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi
  • In-room WiFi speed: 250+ Mbps (good for 3–5 people or up to 10 devices)

Parking and transportation

  • Free ski shuttle
  • Limited onsite parking (max 1 space per unit)

Food and drink

  • Weekend cooked-to-order breakfast available 8:00 AM–noon for a fee: USD 4–17 per person
  • A bar/lounge
  • A restaurant
  • Coffee and tea in common areas

Restaurants on site

  • Moguls Grille & Tap Room

Things to do

  • 27 holes of golf
  • Bicycle tours
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Downhill skiing
  • Free children's club
  • Gym
  • Indoor pool
  • Playground
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Ski storage
  • Ski-in/ski-out access
  • Snowshoeing
  • Spa tub
  • Waterslide

Family friendly

  • Children's games
  • Fenced pool
  • Free children's club
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • In-room microwave
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Indoor pool
  • Playground
  • Pool gate
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Waterslide


  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Limited-hour front desk
  • Lockers
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Change of bedsheets on request
  • Change of towels on request
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping on request
  • Tour and ticket assistance

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool loungers
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Visual alarms in hallways


  • At least 10% of profits reinvested in community and sustainability
  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Local artist showcase
  • Local culture and ecosystem education
  • Locally-owned and organized tours and activities
  • Vegetarian dining options

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV with cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant dining guides


  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Free local calls
  • LED lighting
  • Phone
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 4:30 PM - 10 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 21


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 35.00 per accommodation, per day
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
Pets cannot be left unattended
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: 10 percent of room rate
The resort fee includes:
  • Bicycle storage
  • Business center/computer access
  • Concierge service
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • Lending library access
  • Parking
  • Pool access
  • Self parking
  • Ski storage
  • Spa tub access

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: approximately USD 4–17 per person
  • Pet fee: USD 35.00 per accommodation, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
The seasonal pool will be open from June to August
Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Reservations are required for golf tee times; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Caribou Highlands
Caribou Highlands Lodge
Caribou Highlands Lodge Lutsen
Caribou Highlands Lutsen
Caribou Lodge
Caribou Highlands Hotel Lutsen
Caribou Highlands Resort
Caribou Highlands Resort
Caribou Highlands Lodge Hotel
Caribou Highlands Hotel Lutsen
Caribou Highlands Lodge Lutsen
Caribou Highlands Lodge Hotel Lutsen

Frequently asked questions

Does Caribou Highlands Lodge have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool. Pool access is from 9:00 AM–10:00 PM.

Is Caribou Highlands Lodge pet-friendly?

Yes, dogs are allowed at this property. There's a fee of USD 35.00 per accommodation, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Caribou Highlands Lodge?

Limited spots are available.

What time is check-in at Caribou Highlands Lodge?

Check-in is from 4:30 PM - 10 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Caribou Highlands Lodge?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Caribou Highlands Lodge located?

Located next to a golf course, this Lutsen hotel offers ski-in/ski-out access within 1 mi (2 km) of Superior National Forest, Lutsen Mountains, and North Shore Winery. Superior National Golf Course and Lake Superior are also within 3 mi (5 km).



Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 126 out of 359 reviews" "
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Rating 6 - Okay. 66 out of 359 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Poor. 27 out of 359 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Terrible. 7 out of 359 reviews" "
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Good

Kelly David

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
I think the front desk staff was friendly and nice. The person helping me printed my lift passes, but when I asked him about rentals he just said they would take care of it at the shop. He didn't mention to me that I needed one of the documents he printed for that, but rather mentioned it was my backup in case I lost any of the passes. That paper would have likely saved us 30-40 mins of time and frustration right away in the morning. I was disappointed that the outdoor pool was not working. Also I was a bit disappointed that some of the areas around the entries by our building B weren't salted and were so extremely slippery. I loved the pool and hot tub. I loved our room's view and I slept pretty good. I could not figure out how to turn the heating temperature down (both two wall thermostats were turned down and it was still pretty hot so cracked the door open one night). The shuttle was really great- picked us up within a minute of calling and got us right up front to the rental line. Our room wasn't as beat up at all as I had expected based on the reviews. It wasn't perfect, but nothing was really dirty or broken. Overall our time was very enjoyable and I would consider coming back. The price was still very high for what you get, so that would be the hesitation.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2023

8/10 Good


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great location for exploring Lutsen Mountain
This was our second stay at Caribou Highlands. The location is great if you're skiing Lutsen - you can get on/off the lower bridge run near the property (take it down to the bridge lift and be on the hills for the day). They also offer shuttles to the main ticket/gondola area. We stayed in the lodge and it appears they've updated the rooms since our last stay (August, 2020). The rooms have a fridge/freezer (with a separate freezer, not the tiny ones in typical dorm fridges) and Keurig. They offer a lot of complimentary activities for families/kids (e.g., ice skating, crafts, hot cider, bonfires). They also had complimentary waffles in the lobby each morning, which was unexpected and much appreciated before a day of skiing. All of the staff we interacted with were very friendly and helpful. My one complaint was the gym didn't open until 8am and needed a deep cleaning.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2023

6/10 Okay


Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

8/10 Good


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great property and very friendly staff. Some staffing issues present but all hotels seem to be going through that. No breakfast served, kitchen slower if you have a big group and gym and pool don’t open until 9a. We will stay again. The location was perfect and rooms were comfortable.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great Location, Great Stay!
We enjoyed the location of the townhome and the ability to easily access the ski slopes. Note that, while its advertised as ski-in, ski-out, access from the townhomes is via an ungroomed trail at the end of each complex. Depending on which complex you're in it could be a small adventure to get to the Moose Access trail, especially for novice skiers or kids. We ended up walking about 200' to an easier, more accessible access. Still easier than loading up the car and driving to the slopes! Our townhome was well equipped, and two parking spots are provided right outside the door. Note that one of the bedrooms was lofted - this wasn't an issue for us but could be for others. While we didn't use it, there was a balcony with a grill provided. Shopping and restaurant options are limited nearby (not the resorts fault - it's a remote location) so make sure to meal plan accordingly - we ended up dining out for two nights and cooking for two. Overall, a strong recommend for the location alone.
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2022

6/10 Okay


Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities
Staff was friendly...the room was apparently smoked in prior to us, so they OVER sprayed an air fresher where it was uncomfortable. When we brought this up, all the front desk offered was 'open the window' it was 14 degrees out. No room swap option

6/10 Okay


Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Hidea bed very uncomfortable.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

4/10 Poor


Traveled with partner
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The restaurant was cozy. Our room was dark & cold. I wish it would have been made clear about bringing our own coffee at least so we could have that in the morning. It’s not fun to check in & then go shopping for food.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

6/10 Okay


Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Cleanliness
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
A little outdated but the views are so beautiful! And great stuff!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

General hotel information

Reasons to Book
Onsite Restaurant/Bar & Nice Bathroom
Star Rating
Nearest Airport
Duluth, MN (DLH-Duluth Intl.)
371 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen, MN