Snowy Lutsen remains one of the most beloved winter getaway destinations in Minnesota. And historic Cascade Lodge plays an integral role in luring romance-starved couples and adventurous families to the region, regardless of the season. There’s no denying that winter is here to stay, even if a brief, albeit welcomed “pastrami summer” is headed our way. Minnesotans embrace winter’s arrival as it remains an essential season for romance, recreation, and solitude. It’s quite common for couples to compile as many winter date ideas as possible before the holidays pass in hopes of making the most of this crisp, undeniably beautiful season.
Winter Date Ideas: The North Shore Edition
In combination with the season’s general coziness, winter’s frosty aesthetic has a spellbinding impact on out-of-state visitors, especially if you plan to visit Minnesota’s jaw-dropping North Shore. It’s only a matter of days before the lake-effect snow accumulates and reaches mid-season form, effectively drawing thousands of skiers, snowshoers, and snowmobilers to the area. Many of these visitors are couples who authentically value these chilly months. Thus, we’ve pieced together 22 winter date ideas that will assuredly enhance your next getaway to Lake Superior’s Cascade Lodge.
Craft a couple of outrageous, holiday-inspired drinks in your cozy cabin. “Thrown on” a cheeky Christmas flick while you’re at it.
Stroll along Pebble Beach en route to frozen Ellingson Island (as pictured), home to the best views of world-famous Split Rock Lighthouse.
Lace ‘em up and go ice skating on the Cook County Community Center’s outdoor rink in nearby Grand Marais.
Make a snowman beside your cabin. Don’t forget the carrot, top hat, charcoal, and scarf.
Plan a surprise indoor picnic, complete with charcuterie, cheeses, crackers, champagne, and light sandwiches.
Build gingerbread houses together, even if Christmas is in the rearview mirror.
Makes s’mores, cleverly utilizing your wood-burning fireplace.
Start a two-person book club. Take turns reading and reflect for 15 minutes after each chapter. You’d be surprised how quickly you can finish an authentic page-turner.
Four-Season Lodging in Lutsen, MN
Hopefully, these 22 winter date ideas provide a proper glimpse into what makes the North Shore so incredibly enticing. Remember that Cascade Lodge boasts an on-site restaurant, many group-friendly (and pet-friendly) lodgings, and free access to neighboring Cascade River State Park. For several more winter date ideas, please visit our blog page, which touches on everything from snowshoeing to breweries and waterfalls.
Because so many Midwesterners are wholeheartedly embracing the outdoors and semi-remoteness these days, Cascade Lodge only has limited availability this winter. Please don’t hesitate to book a cabin, guest room, or luxury room, as they’re selling fast (especially on weekends and holidays). Rest assured, our online reservation system is fast and easy! Simply click the Book Now button to check availability.