People naturally feel romantic when they’re bathed in mood lighting, whether it’s the twinkle of fireflies, a full moon in a starry sky, or a slow, glowing flow of lava oozing through a downtown thoroughfare. Heat up the mood with today’s Groupon to Cove Point Lodge in Beaver Bay. Choose between the following options:
- For $99, you get a one-night lodge-stay package for two, valid Sunday–Thursday (a $185 value).
- For $139, you get a one-night lodge-stay package for two, valid Friday–Saturday (a $225 value).<p>
Each one-night lodge stay package includes the following: * One-night stay in a Lakeview Lodge Room (a $109 value Sunday–Thursday; a $149 value Friday–Saturday) * Dining credit for two entrees (up to a $46 total value) * Bottle of champagne (a $15 value) * Box of Cove Point chocolates (a $15 value)<p>
White-trimmed red and yellow cottages stand amid snow-capped mountains and towering pine trees, recalling a remote European village. But the charming, Scandinavian-style dwellings that make up Cozy Point Lodge are situated instead on Minnesota’s scenic North Shore, each positioned to overlook the crashing waves of Lake Superior. All possess a bucolic charm and sit positioned for rugged exploration of the nearby landscape, but each cottage is also interspersed with luxurious touches and modern comforts.
In Cove Point Lodge’s great room, wooden skis perch above a massive natural-stone fireplace, where patrons can initiate a game of chess. Meanwhile, the Lakeview Lodge Room features sweeping vistas of Lake Superior’s cobblestone beaches and nods to the inn’s woodsy surroundings with its hickory furniture handcrafted by artsy beavers. To unwind, guests can nibble chocolate and sip champagne or soothe muscles with a relaxing Coveside massage.
The next morning, fresh fruit and pickled herring make up the spread of a Scandinavian-style breakfast. Of the extensive seasonal dinner menu, highlights are pan-seared chicken norway ($18) and creamy Lucca pasta ($17). Lodgers can also rent snowshoes to trudge past waterfalls and cliffs on the nearby Superior trail.
Stretching along Lake Superior and into Canada, Minnesota’s North Shore boasts a diverse topography that lends itself to outdoor recreation; in winter, vacationers can ski or snowboard. Lake Superior and its surrounding streams invite fishermen to cast out for wild Atlantic salmon or estranged pet goldfish. Along the coast, historic Split Rock Lighthouse overlooks crashing surf and pays homage to the area’s shipping background with historic exhibits. Near Cove Point Lodge is Beaver Bay Village, whose historic buildings now house quaint shops and restaurants.