After navigating floating platform staircases, dodging living-room-level bosses, and searching for randomly appearing bathroom keys, most homeowners come to regret purchasing houses built by video-game designers. Today's Groupon offers respite from the chaos: for $189, you get two nights in a one-bedroom suite (up to a $418 value) at The Lodge at Giants Ridge, located in Biwabik near Superior National Forest. This Groupon does not include the 15.73% tax, and is not valid on holidays or holiday weekends.
The Lodge at Giants Ridge treats burned-out office workers and city-dwellers to a picturesque forest retreat in northern Minnesota that is neither made of gingerbread nor infested with witches. Groupon customers will get to rest their weary brain-cases in a one-bedroom suite for two nights in any of The Lodge's wood-decorated Mesabi condominiums, which includes a king-size bed, a living area with a double futon, and a fully equipped kitchenette for late-night cravings of goulash and turkey legs. By day, guests can relish the resort's luxurious amenities, which include a fitness center, outdoor and indoor pools, phone-pole jousting arenas, and tennis and volleyball courts. Golfers, meanwhile, can marvel at picturesque tee shots at one of The Lodge's two Golf Digest–acclaimed golf courses—the 7,000-yard Quarry (ranked #1 public course in Minnesota, #20 public course in the U.S.) and the forest-nestled Legend (#3 in Minnesota, #72 in the U.S.). Otherwise, bike and hike along one of the 2,000+ lakes and rivers in the Superior National Forest or whitewater raft through dense forests along the St. Louis River. Architectural enthusiasts can tour Duluth's majestic 39-room 1908 Glensheen Mansion candelabra in hand, while hockey fans can imagine they've tamed Wayne Gretzky's Hulk persona at the world's largest authentic hockey stick in Eveleth.
Today's Groupon also gets you 50% off any Aveda spa services during your stay at The Lodge, so you can indulge in a much-deserved spa pedicure after a busy day of bird-watching, birdie-making, and Birdman-shouting. Groupon room-and-boarders can also choose to upgrade their suite to a regular Northwoods two-bedroom condo (an extra $49.50 per night), a Northwoods condo with a view ($59.50 per night), or one with a view and a fireplace ($69.50 per night). Treat a loved one to a romantic getaway that doesn't involve dozens of police cars in hot pursuit with today's Groupon to The Lodge at Giants Ridge.
Though reviews are limited, The Lodge at Giants Ridge gets a 3.5-owl-eye average from TripAdvisors.
- My son and I had a great week of skiing at Giant's Ridge. The resort is right at the bottom of the hill, so you could put your skis on right outside the door. The room was spacious and clean. – freezing1
- My girlfriends and I stayed at this hotel and we enjoyed it a ton! The area is really neat and we rode our bikes on the paved paths and canoed on the lakes and down the creek. – CarrieLynn
- Overall it was a good stay and we will come back again. – MinnesotaBob
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.