Lutsen Resort on the Superior, Lutsen, MN
We didn’t stay at the Lutsen Resort on our trek near Lake Superior, but we did stop in one evening for a meal. I believe the resort has changed ownership since then so I do not know what has changed.
The view was great, the service was very good, but the food was odd. The prices are on the higher side, but not extreme. I ordered fish because we were on Lake Superior and that seemed appropriate. I don’t know why, but Minnesotans have some sort of inability to properly cook a fish, so that it tastes good. It is not just this restaurant. I have had exactly one good fish the entire time I have lived in Minnesota. I know it isn’t the fish because we used to vacation in Minnesota when I was a kid, and the fish were delicious. Jon ordered the Swedish meatballs, again, very odd. A lot of the other items on the menu look really good. We may have just made the worst choices on the menu. The flavors were just odd.
After dinner we walked around the resort a bit and took in a sunset. The views at this resort are amazing. The placement of the resort is perfect for exploring the north shore.
The resort has a great beach right in front of it. You can take your family down and put your foot into Lake Superior. I am sure you can sun bathe on the beach during the day.
Overall, I would say, if you have some money to spend, and want an extremely nice resort, on Lake Superior, that reminds you of days gone by, this is the place. It feels like it is straight out of the fifties or earlier, when families went on a long vacation, and dressed up to go to dinner. You play hard all day, and return to your room to get cleaned up, before heading downstairs to an elegant meal. It really is a great atmosphere and an amazing location and view.