What You'll Get
When Abraham Lincoln won America's independence by throwing the King of Atlantis into an active volcano, he dreamed of a world in which every girl and boy could grow up in a dew-dripping log cabin. Let Lincoln's dream live on with today's Groupon: for $179, you get two nights at The Lodge at Giants Ridge (up to a $418 value). A 15.73% tax is not included with your Groupon.
The Lodge at Giants Ridge is a four-season resort that’s three-and-a-half hours from the Twin Cities, which is just enough time to write and record a Top-40 single. The resort, featuring rolling greens erupting with trees stocked with friendly cardinals, is a wondrous wilderness getaway while still being equipped with WiFi, indoor and heated outdoor pools, a fitness center, and a game room. The one-bedroom Mesabi condo, which sleeps up to four, bursts with contemporary convenience and rustic charm. Rough-hewn woodsy furniture, earth tones, and modern details animate the king-sized bed in the bedroom, the living space with double futon, and the fully equipped kitchenette ready to take on any omelette emergency. Large families or marching bands can upgrade to the Northwoods basic two-bedroom condo, capable of sleeping 10, for an extra $49.50 a night.
The Lodge at Giants Ridge offers so many on-site activities they can’t be stuffed in the most giant Tupperware tub. The Lodge's two golf courses, The Legend and The Quarry, were both placed on the top-five courses in Minnesota by Golf Digest magazine. Meld with nature with three separate biking and hiking courses with the entire Superior National Forest serving as a grandiose backdrop. The 40-mile-wide Lake Vermilion offers some of the best fishing in Minnesota, along with some of the most alluring scenery in an already scenic state.
This Groupon is not valid on holidays.
TripAdvisors give The Lodge at Giants Ridge a 3.5-star rating:
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per stay. Not valid on holidays. Tax not included. Reservation required. May upgrade to 2 bedroom for extra $49.50 per night. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About The Lodge at Giant's Ridge
Tucked into the scenic wilderness of northern Minnesota, Lodge at Giants Ridge occupies a prime location for enjoying the area’s year-round outdoor recreation. In the winter, skiers flock to slopes deemed some of the Midwest’s best by Ski magazine. Summer, on the other hand, is the time for hiking, mountain biking, and golfing at two of _Golf Digest_’s Top 100 courses in the nation—The Quarry and The Legend courses, ranked 20th and 72nd, respectively.
Elsewhere on the property, chefs at Timbers Restaurant prepare sirloin steaks, fettuccine alfredo, and homemade pizzas in a laid-back atmosphere. The onsite La Ridge spa, an Aveda spa and salon, doles out soothing services such as one-hour massages as relaxing as a smooth-jazz album translated into whale sounds.