The first day of autumn may have only been a couple of days ago, but already we are seeing the vibrant fall colors showing themselves throughout
Honeymoon Trail near Lutsen
the North Shore. The colors down by the lake are still working their way from green to a soft yellow, but head inland just a couple of miles and you will be greeted by bright oranges and fire engine reds!
The poplars and tamaracks are bursting with light yellows, while the maples are transitioning from orange to red. According to our Activity Guides, they are putting fall colors at about 30-40% peak and are estimating that we will be at peak within a couple of weeks.
If you haven’t made plans to venture up to join the show, now is the time! The weather is gorgeous (a couple days of rain are in the forecast) and the rest of the week into early next week is forecasted to be in the high 50s/low 60s. The dip in temperature from the past few days of 75-80 degrees is sure to push the colors closer to peak.
Week of Sep 25 weather in Lutsen, MN
There are plenty of trails and roads nearby the resort where you can either take a hike or drive the backroads to view the colors. The gondola at Lutsen Mountains is also a must-do! Taking you high above the tree line, the views from the gondola and on top of Moose Mountain are spectacular.
White Sky Rock Overlook
Fall Colors Lodging Special
If you’re looking for a lodging, check out our Fall Colors Package which runs now through October 18th. The package includes two nights of lodging, breakfast each day and one dinner entrée in our Lakeside Dining Room – starting at $174/night.
Once again we will be having a Thanksgiving Day Buffet in our Lakeside Dining Room on Thursday, November 24th. Chef Rob and his culinary team have created a delicious menu that is sure to satisfy all! We will have four seatings; 12-noon, 2 pm, 4 pm, and 6 pm, however, both the 2 pm and 4 pm seatings have been filled. There is still availability for our noon and 6 pm seatings.
Join us for a culinary adventure featuring dishes inspired by the flavors of a Minnesota harvest paired with wines from the Mondavi family and the newly opened North Shore Winery. The weekend is comprised of three events; a Friday evening reception, a six-course dinner on Saturday, followed by a Sunday jazz brunch. Space is limited and this event fills up quickly. Call 844.373.8817 to register today!
Friday Evening Reception | 8 pm | $45 per person
Chuck Corliss, sommelier and winemaker of the recently opened North Shore Winery will join us as our guest as he presents a series of beverages produced at the winery. Our Executive Chef Rob Wells, along with his culinary team will prepare three delicious courses to pair with North Shore Winery’s beverages.
We are excited to have guest Chef, Judi Barsness join in the menu collaboration for Saturday evening as she and Chef Rob present six “chef duet” courses. Within each course, Chef Judi and Rob will develop complimentary food pairings that not only are in harmony with each other but also with the renowned flavors of the Mondavi wines that will be served. Michel Krevenas, Luxury Wine Director from Constellation Brands will be joining us in celebration of Mondavi’s 50th anniversary.
Get ready to celebrate the North Shore Music Association’s 26th Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend this coming Friday – Sunday, November 4-6! This is a one-of-a-kind weekend as the resort is filled with the nation’s best bluegrass players and instructors. It’s a unique mix of music, along with interactive workshops, plus a concert on Saturday night.
This year’s featured instructor is Jim Hurst from Nashville. Over the past three decades, he’s performed with artists including Holly Dun, Trisha Yearwood, Sara Evans and Missy Raines. Hurst joined Claire Lynch and the Front Porch String Band in 1995, and during that time he met Raines. The two of them formed the duet “Jim Hurst and Missy Raines” and recorded two albums that won them the International Bluegrass Music Awards for Guitar Player of the Year and Bass Player of the Year in both 2001 and 2002. Over the years, Jim has also maintained a strong solo career and taught workshops all over the country. In 2015 he was nominated for Guitar Player of the Year by IBMA. He has won numerous awards for his work.
We are excited to announce details for this year’s Fall Food and Wine Event. The weekend will be comprised of three events; a Friday evening reception, a six-course dinner on Saturday, followed by a Sunday jazz brunch.
This Fall’s culinary adventure will feature dishes inspired by the flavors of a Minnesota harvest paired with wines from the Mondavi family and the newly opened North Shore Winery. We also look forward to welcoming guest chef, Judi Barsness as she teams up with our executive chef, Rob Wells in developing and presenting a series of “chef duet” courses.