We booked a one bedroom lakeside cottage for a one night stay, and I was sad leaving this place. It was like heaven on earth. The room looked EXACTLY as the photos shown,except I thought the whole place was even cozier than what the photos showed. I was glad i spent the xtra money for the lakeside as we were really close and had a wonderful view, although the lakeview rooms really are only set back about 40 feet or so, and still have great views as well. The one bedroom is basically a 3 bedroom cottage that has the upper level locked off, so there may be someone above you in a suite room or basic room upstairs. We did have people in the rooms above us,during our stay, but we barely knew we were there. We could hear their jacuzzi tub filling with water, but that is all we heard during the whole stay. Knowing what the suite room looked like from the website photos, I did have a hard time knowing that gorgeous room was so close but not included in the one bedroom. I did ask at the front desk for a tour of an open suite, but they were all booked up which was a bummer!!
The whole resort is just beautiful- the lodge and the restaurant, pool room, sauna, massage cottage which offers hot stone massages...everything is just awesome. The shoreline is incredible with the rocky/cobblestone beaches. There are free smores nightly up by the lodge at the campfire, or you can gather around one of the firepits by the shore and just sit there and listen to the waves crashing against the shore. There is not a firepit in front of each cabin however due to DNR regulations. You share one with your neighbors, and there is a stock of firewood right by each one, and adirondack chairs. The firepits were pretty quiet during our stay, we only saw 3 other people the entire night. I could have sat there the entire night with a glass of wine just watching the beautiful lake and their were no mosquitoes at all!
When we arrived, we noticed we only 2 towels and there were 4 of us, so we asked a worker who was riding around in a little golf cart with loads of towels to bring us more and she said she would, be we never did get those towels, so we had to run up to the main lodge the next morning and get some, but other than that small inconvenience, the staff were all very nice..especially a young man we we encountered a couple of times who literally went out of his way to help us out and make us feel welcome. I wish I had caught his name.
Some neat things i enjoyed...they have minnesota cookbooks sitting on the counter by the stove that had some good recipes...there is a nice larsmont cottages guestbook so you can write in your experiences, and read about the other people that have stayed in the cottage.There is a telescope in the cottage for you to look in the distance for ships etc. There are no mowed lawns behind the cabins, it is rather just grassy areas with trails from cabin to cabin and down to the shore. Very rustic. The patios have a nice table and chairs, and a love seat type rocker, and of course a gas grill. The restaurant has grill packages available with meat and veggies etc... if you want to grill but didn't bring any groceries with you. The kiitchen had basically everything you need to cook except for cooking spray and the actual food. They did have salt and pepper and sugar etc..however. Don't bring any guests to dinner however lol because there were exactly 4 forks, spoons, etc and that was it!! The total cost of our room was $272 including tax, and we cooked all our own meals to help justify the cost of the room, and really enjoyed eating that in front of the cozy fireplace.
If you are thinking maybe a place like this is out of your budget, i can say that it really was worth every penny because you just don't get this kind of experience in a motel room. It's not just somewhere to sleep..it is serenity, and peaceful, and cozy, and you feel like you are at the ocean..and we all dream of staying in a home by the beach. My actual home is on a lake, but it is nothing compared to being on Lake Superior.
All in all, a wonderful experience in a beautiful place..so beautiful that I stayed up until 2 in the morning just soaking it all in...staring at the beautiful decor, and ambience....like i said...I was in heaven. I am trying to talk my hubby into becoming an owner!
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