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Category Archives: Classic Blue Ribbon Resorts
One of my all-time favorite places to visit is the historic Douglas Lodge, located on Lake Itasca at Itasca State Park in north central Minnesota. (Lake Itasca is the official source of the Mississippi River.) While few log structures built … Continue reading
In October, I had the pleasure of presenting a program on early tourism at the 2013 Minnesota Resort and Campground Association Fall Conference and Expo held at Grand View Lodge’s Gull Lake Center. It is interesting to see how a … Continue reading
About fifty miles up the Gunflint Trail, northwest of Grand Marais, there exists one of the most famous lodges in northern Minnesota: Gunflint Lodge on Gunflint Lake. While most resorts have changed hands many times over the years, including the … Continue reading
For the second in a series of blog entries on Classic Blue Ribbon Resort, I have selected Chase on the Lake (click here for the definition, then click the back arrow to return). When the New Chase Hotel was built on … Continue reading
Highlighting Early Resorts: As my book, The Early Resorts of Minnesota, reaches a larger audience and my website blogs accumulate, I am adding a special blog feature called “Classic Blue Ribbon Resorts.” A Classic Blue Ribbon Resort will be defined … Continue reading