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8 Luxury Resorts in Minnesota, Perfect for a Fall Getaway

Fall is right around the corner, and whether you’re planning a romantic getaway with your significant other, a family vacation or traveling for business, there are plenty of luxury resorts throughout the great state of Minnesota to reside in. Here are eight resorts that are perfect for a high-class getaway this fall season.

1) Surfside on Lake Superior

Location: Tofte, MN

Nearest Airport: Cook County Airport (CKC)

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Traveling up north? Forget rugged and go for ritzy. As one of the newest luxury resorts on the North Shore, Surfside on Lake Superior provides a waterfront townhome setting with dramatic views of the Great Lake. Rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, double whirlpool tubs, balconies and patios, as well as in-suite fireplaces. A stay here is the perfect way to celebrate any kind of relaxing getaway.



2) Hotel Ivy

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Nearest Airport: Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport (MSP)

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If you’re looking for more of a city vibe this fall, downtown Minneapolis is the perfect place to visit—and it doesn’t get more luxurious than at Hotel Ivy. This award-winning hotel caters to the rich, and sometimes even famous; the hotel often serves the celebrities that come through town with their $3,000-$5,000 a night penthouse suite. Those looking for a slightly lower cost are still in luck, with 136 rooms and nine suites available, featuring elegant décor, dramatic 10-foot floating ceilings, original works from local artisans, fine linens and flat panel televisions.



3) The Towers at the Kahler Grand

Location: Rochester, MN

Nearest Airport: Rochester Airport

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The most luxurious five-star hotel resort in Rochester is known as the Towers at Kahler Grand. Enjoy food, drinks and relaxation in the exclusive lounge, and retire to one of the 44 rooms, featuring modern amenities like plush Serta Elite mattresses, marbed European-style bathroom and jacuzzis. Plus, with the resort’s 24-hour concierge service, guests are provided with everything they need to make your stay enjoyable.



4) Fitger’s Inn

Location: Duluth, MN

Nearest Airport: Duluth International Airport (DLH)

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Luxury and history come together to create a special atmosphere at Fitger’s Inn, located in Duluth. Originally home to Fitger’s Brewery, the hotel was fully renovated in 2008 to offer guests a modern experience in a historic setting. Not only are the accommodations stellar, the attached Fitger’s complex offers plenty of fine dining, shopping opportunities, a brewery and museum. Take an adventure outdoors and peep the leaves at one of the many nearby state and national parks to round out your fall getaway.



5) Cragun’s Resort And Hotel On Gull Lake

Location: Brainerd, MN 

Nearest Airport: Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport (BRD)

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Cragun’s Resort and Hotel on Gull Lake is a luxury hotel and private resort, all in one. Guests can choose to stay in either a lakeside cabin for a private waterside retreat, or in one of their immaculate hotel rooms that provide panoramic views of Gull Lake. Amenities include fireplaces, an onsite spa, indoor and outdoor pools, beaches, tennis courts and a lake marina perfect for aquatic recreation.



6) Saint Paul Hotel

Location: St. Paul, MN

Nearest Airport: Downtown St. Paul Airport (STP)

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Considered one of the top hotels in the Twin Cities, and consistently ranking in the top hotels in the nation, Saint Paul Hotel provides luxurious accommodations with old-world charm and European-inspired elegance. With a great location in downtown St. Paul, this resort provides one of the finest lodging experiences in the state of Minnesota.



7) Lutsen Resort

Lutsen, MN

Nearest Airport: Grand Marais Airport (CKC)

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Opened in 1885, Lutsen Resort is the oldest continually operating hotel in the state—and for good reason—with its spacious one- and two-bedroom accommodations featuring full kitchens, living rooms, wood-burning fireplaces and large decks, guests have enjoyed a high-end vacation experience for decades. Plus, there are plenty of recreational activities that anyone can enjoy thanks to its location directly on the shore of Lake Superior. On-site dining and a full-service spa add to the luxury and charm of this family-owned resort.



8) Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center

Location: Alexandria, MN

Nearest Airport: Chandler Field Airport (AXN)

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Whether for business or personal pleasure, Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center supplies a high-end experience that doesn’t forego fun. With a championship golf course, all-season waterpark, a complete spa and restaurant, guests will never experience a dull moment. The rooms are spacious and provide views of beautiful Lake Darling, perfect for any type of getaway this autumn.



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