Lodge at Giants Ridge

$199 for a Three-Night Stay for Up to Four at The Lodge at Giants Ridge in Minnesota (Up to $455 Value)

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Rustic Comfort in Minnesota's Scenic Northwoods

Knotty, varnished woodwork frames the lobby of The Lodge at Giants Ridge and glows warmly in the light streaming through the front windows, a stark contrast to the snowy wonderland outside. Guests returning from nearby ski slopes shed their outerwear as they make their way up the wide staircase or to the onsite Sticks Lounge for après-ski refreshments. Bordered by bucolic Sabin Lake amid Minnesota's expansive Northwoods, The Lodge at Giants Ridge furnishes pleasantly rustic quarters and year-round outdoor activities.

Spacious Mesabi one-bedroom condominiums feature a cozy living area separated from a private bedroom and bordered by a fully equipped kitchenette. A sumptuous king bed anchors the bedroom's blond wood furnishings, and up to two additional guests or one baby orca can stretch out on the double futon in the living room. For an extra fee, groups can upgrade to a doubly large Northwoods two-bedroom suite, which adds two queen beds, a double murphy bed, and an additional bathroom.

Downstairs, the laid-back Timbers Restaurant crafts sirloin steaks, fettuccine alfredo, and homemade pizzas, and Sticks Lounge compiles nachos, tangy beef skewers, and other flavorsome appetizers to prep for entrees such as fresh walleye. The onsite La Ridge, an Aveda spa and salon, ministers to weary muscles and visages with one-hour massages and facials.

Northern Minnesota: Winter Sports and Small-City Charms

In the winter, skiers and snowboarders glide across natural snow at Giants Ridge, with snowmakers enlisted to supplement Mother Nature's handiwork. Warmer weather options in nearby Superior National Forest include more than 1,500 miles of canoe routes in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area wilderness as well as hiking and biking among old-growth boreal forests.

About an hour's drive south in Duluth lies Glensheen, a 39-room mansion whose original 1908 interior remains largely intact, offering an imitable glimpse into early 20th-century midwestern life. Down the shoreline, belly-flopping river otters and black-crowned night herons entertain at the Great Lakes Aquarium, which hosts 15 exhibits' worth of amphibians, birds, aquatic animals, and sofas that have sprouted fins.

What You Get

  • Three-night stay for up to four in a Mesabi one-bedroom condominium, valid Sunday–Thursday
  • Two Starbucks drinks
  • Wax coating for one set of skis or one snowboard at Hoigaard's
  • Unlimited number of discounted $20 midweek Giants Ridge ski-lift passes

Amenities

  • Heated indoor pool and hot tub
  • Two golf courses
  • Timbers Restaurant
  • Onsite Aveda spa
  • Onsite skiing
  • Fitness center
  • Complimentary WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must complete travel by 5/27/12
  • Free wax expires 4/30/12
  • Not valid 1/20-1/22, 2/14-2/16, or 3/3-3/4
  • Limit 1/person, may buy 1 more as a gift
  • Limit 1/visit
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • $25 fee applies to all cancellations, 14-day notice required or fee of applicable 1-night stay up to amount paid for Groupon applies
  • If no notice is given, fee of Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Valid only Sunday-Thursday
  • 15.73% tax not included

Other Details

How To Book

  1. Purchase Groupon.
  2. Call The Lodge at Giants Ridge.
  3. Choose a valid date prior to 5/27/12.
  4. Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.

Room Details

  • King-size bed and double futon
  • Standard occupancy: Two
  • Maximum occupancy: Four
  • Adding occupants above standard: No charge
  • Separate living area
  • Fully equipped kitchenette

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4:30 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: Free onsite parking
  • Rollaways: Not available
  • Smoking policy: No smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: Pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: Handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: Upgrade to a Northwoods two-bedroom condominium (sleeps up to 10) for $69.50 per night.

What It's Worth

  • Three-night stay in a Mesabi one-bedroom condominium, valid Sunday–Thursday (up to $447 value)
  • Two Starbucks drinks ($8 value)
    Total value: up to $455

  • Wax coating for one set of skis or one snowboard at Hoigaard's
  • Unlimited number of discounted $20 midweek Giants Ridge ski-lift passes

Getting There

  • By plane: 71 miles from Duluth International Airport (DLH)
  • By car: About 75 miles north of Duluth

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