Late Fall Isn’t Too Late For Your Fall Getaway

Notes From the 3rd Floor

Lutsen Resort’s Blog

Last week we filmed our fall video shoot here at Lutsen Resort. The timing was tricky. The idea was that the second week of October would mean leaves were changing color down near Lake Superior but also sticking to their red, orange and yellow glory inland on the Sawtooth Mountains. In anticipation of the shoot, a nervous marketing director (me) was checking the weather daily. Of course, I was hoping that we would have a beautiful blue-sky day to showcase this heavenly time of year. Meanwhile, the forecast showed rain and a lot of wind and the nerves continued.

On Wednesday, day two of filming, I was reminded that rain and wind are not a bad combination here on the North Shore. In fact, it can be a really great combination. I don’t use the word epic often, but we really did have an epic wave day at Lutsen Resort. It was one of those days that remind you that Lake Superior is more of a sea than a lake. The water was turning over so greatly that it was brown from being stirred up with the bottom of the lake. We even found a dock that hadn’t been seen in over 20 years (read more on that here). The rain meant that the mighty Poplar River was flowing at full volume.

Drone filming

Day 2 of Filming – Can you spy the drone?

Needless to say, this made for some incredible drone footage that we cannot wait to share with you. There’s no denying that the fall colors are stunning. We won’t argue with you on that. But late fall with its wavy storms, unpredictable weather and November (also October) gales must not be forgotten. It is truly a sight to savor. Also – shameless plug here – did you know that Lutsen Resort has the best wave watching lobby on the North Shore?

Lobby View

One of the views from our lobby

In addition to great wave watching, late fall is also a prime time for hiking. Fallen leaves means you can see for miles through the boreal forest. And have you ever experienced a first snowfall while in the middle of the woods? It’s pure magic, like being inside a snow globe.

Lastly, Lutsen Resort has over 150 fireplaces. 152 to be exact. Is there anything better than cuddling up next to a fireplace with a good book and a cup of coffee or a glass of wine? I think not. So, have I persuaded you yet? Come join us for a late fall vacation! Escape before the mayhem of the holiday season sets in. Take some time to appreciate the natural wonders this time of year has to offer.

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