Available Equipment

Ladder Toss/Lawn Golf
Frisbee Golf Discs



The fall leaves are unlike anything else you’ve ever seen. Soak up the vibrant palette of reds, oranges and yellows while you’re paddling in the BWCA, hiking the Superior Hiking Trail or fishing along the shoreline of one of our many inland lakes. Lutsen Resort offers a number of tours complimentary to our guests, detailed below.

We offer online sign-ups for activities. Simply select and open the activity listing within the calendar and follow the link to register.

For questions about the following activities, please contact our Activities Department at 218.663.6695.

Click here to view our monthly guest activities calendar.

Resort Activities


Available every evening, just ask at the front desk and we’ll get it started and you can keep it going as long as you like. We’ve also got the makings for S’mores available; you're never too young or too old to enjoy these traditional sticky delights!

9-Hole Pitch and Putt Golf

Try our 9-hole "pitch and putt" golf course. Beginning golfers love the "no pressure" situation. Clubs are available at the Activities Desk in the Lodge. No tee times required. This activity is free to our guests.

Fly Rod Rental

*Cost is a one-time fee of $25, good for the duration of your stay.* Available for guests who have participated in our Fly Fishing Introduction tour as an opportunity for guests to continue their fly fishing adventure during their stay at Lutsen Resort.

Sea Villa Playground

Located just down from the guest building in the middle of the Villas and right next to Lake Superior, this park area is a glorious spot to spend time as a family. Picnic tables and benches overlook the shore just a short walk from your unit.

Shuttle Service

Interested in hiking a point-to-point section of the Superior Hiking Trail? Our shuttle service will drop guests off at the Temperance River or Cascade State Park to hike the nearby trails. Please sign up 24 hours in advance, so we are better able to accommodate you. Call us at 218.663.6695 or stop by the Activities Desk in the Main Lodge.

Swimming Pool

Lutsen Resort has two swimming pool complexes, including hot tubs and saunas at both. Guests staying around the Lodge have access to the Lodge pool (hours are 8:30am-11pm) while Sea Villa guests can enjoy the pool at that site (hours are 9am-10pm), including a splash deck.

Cook County Attractions


The area offers a variety of biking trails including single track and gravel back roads and paved trails. No matter your experience, there are trails for everyone. Click to learn more and access maps and other biking resources.


The Boundary Waters Canoe Area runs along the U.S./Canada border. With over one million acres and over 1,000 lakes, it ranks as the second largest area within the United States' National Wilderness Preservation system. Click to learn more and access area resource information.

Day Trips

Lutsen Resort provides a great base from which to venture out to explore all the cultural, historic and recreation options of Cook County. Click to learn more about the various day trips we recommend.


Lutsen Resort was first homesteaded by a fisherman in 1885 and there is a long tradition of fishing in the area. Whether you are coming with a group of friends to fish "the big Lake" or are a family looking for a "fishing plus" experience you won’t be disappointed!


From short hikes up to vistas overlooking Lake Superior, trails along nearby rivers or day-long hikes, the variety of interesting places to explore are endless. Click to learn more and view area resources.

Rock Climbing

Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply (218.387.3136) provide guided day trips to nearby Carlton Peak.


Not far from your lodging at Lutsen Resort, you’ll find great shopping options. The Lutsen and Grand Marais area have attracted a wide range of artists who have chosen to live and work here, as well as businesses that reflect the unique features of the area.

State Parks

Within a 10-minute drive from Lutsen Resort, you'll find two of the most stunning Minnesota State Parks: Cascade River State Park and Temperance River State Park. Click to learn more about other parks in the area.

Activities Team