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Solbakken resort evaluation

I awoke Easter Sunday to the waves crashing as though we were camping along the coastline somewhere. The day before, the lake had been as still as a blue ice rink, so smooth I in some cases might not differentiate where the water satisfied the sky. This, of all locations I’ve traveled, is where I am the most content.

I went to different areas on the north shore of Lake exceptional 12 or 13 times as a kid. My household as well as I always brought our golden retriever along. Some years, when one dog’s life overlapped another, we brought two pets.

Last weekend was the second trip to Solbakken resort my sweetheart Josh, my mutt Ace as well as I have made. I would definitely travel with just one of them, however having both along made the trip even better.

It’s an eight-hour drive from Fargo, N.D., to Lutsen, Minn. Not worth it, some would say. eight hours might get us as far southwest as the Black Hills of South Dakota or as far south as Lincoln, Neb. however we selected to go east as well as then north. I stated east very first since we actually went as far east as we might as well as then north one more 94 miles to our bit resort.

To get to Solbakken resort from Duluth, Minn., go north on highway 61 for about 94 miles. The resort is just north of Lutsen, on the best side of the road.

Some travelers most likely never go even more north than Duluth, as well as that is OK. just seeing the biggest of lakes is sufficient for most. however even more north you can walk along the exceptional Hiking Trail, a 205-mile path that stretches from two Harbors, Minn., to Canada. You likewise discover the limit Waters Canoe area which covers much more than 1 million acres, a location where tourists take canoes into unaltered wilderness.

Dozens, perhaps even 100 resorts line the Minnesota shoreline of Lake Superior. I’ve stayed at my fair share of them – Bluefin Bay, Thomsonite beach Inn & Suites, Solbakken resort as well as others.

Bluefin Bay is a excellent resort. It’s buildings are open as well as clean, as well as a few of its spaces enable dogs. The issue for me is the restricted privacy, as well as all over you step you prevent a stack a canine crap. Thomsonite beach was a resort I liked as a kid. however because then – most likely for great reasons – it’s altered its pet policy. staying there is now out of the concern for me.

Solbakken resort is the absolute finest dog-friendly resort on Lake Superior. It’s one of the only canine friendly locations remaining.

See the top banner picture that’s been on my blog for much more than a year? That’s my mutt checking out the shoreline at Solbakken resort in October 2007. He was 19 months old then. I didn’t have a canine blog yet.

A year as well as a half later, Josh, Ace as well as I lastly returned. Why it took us so long to get available again, I don’t know. Life, I suppose, kept getting in the way.

Although I’ve checked out exactly how some people think about Solbakken as well rustic – there are no couches, no TVs as well as no DVD players – it’s all a matter of perspective. After a day of cross country skiing, hiking or mountain biking, I can’t believe of anything much better than retreating to a comfortable cabin with a fire, heat, a fridge, microwave, a shower, dishwasher as well as a bed.

Benefits to Solbakken Resort:

Private, comfortable cabins

Hearing the waves from your cabin

Reasonable rates ($50 to $230 per night)

Lower rates during value season as well as midweek

Wood burning fireplaces

All required kitchen area supplies as well as linens provided

Wireless Web gain access to in the lobby

Dogs welcome ($10 per night)

The finest view


Cross country skis as well as snowshoes available

Hot tub as well as sauna

Public journals for guests to compose in

No TVs

Admittedly, Solbakken is ideal for my style, however so this evaluation isn’t sickeningly positive …

Here’s what I’d like to see added:

A station or two offering canine pick-up bags

A big indication on highway 61 so people can discover the resort easier

Guest journals in the cabins tell tales of honeymoons, trips as well as ski trips. much of the exact same rings out from page to page in the journals dating back to 1990 or so:

“Who needs TV when you got your own huge screen best out the door?”

“My good friends went south for spring break, however I went north.”

“We drank a great deal of wine.”

“We’ve been packed this whole trip. även nu.”

“The brandy was flowing.”

And there are numerous stories of visitors grateful for the possibility to bring their dogs. The people who bring their animals – at least in my experience – have quiet, well-behaved dogs that don’t necessarily requirement to be leashed, although the resort needs det. Ägarna hämtar också efter sina hundar. Jag har inte sett en turd på fastigheten.

Min mutt var verkligen inte det allra bästa uppföret sig för alla hundar vi såg. Han släppte några av sina utdragna, låga tjut när han såg en förbipasserande Rottweiler-valp samt senare en Husky.

Aktiviteter för många på Solbakken inkluderar sannolikt att sitta runt en inomhus eller utanför eld, läsa, prata, skriva, dricka, spela brädspel eller kort, grilla, vandring, längdskidåkning, ta foton, simma, cykla och bara sitta lika som Avlindning på däcket – något vi gjorde i timmar.

Som Josh uttalade om Solbakken, ”Det är vad det är. Det är en tillflyktsort från vår digitala värld. Det är vad vi använder det för. ”

Han har rätt. Vad det än handlar om Solbakken, något fortsätter att dra oss tillbaka.

För mycket mer information om Solbakken Resort eller för att boka, se, e -post eller telefonsamtal 1.800.435.3950. Solbakken Resort finns på 4874 W. Highway 61 i Lutssen, MN 55612. Alla bilder nedan togs på Solbakkens egendom.

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