the Visit Neighboring States Series
With so much outdoor entertainment, lodging takes on a special role along the North Shore and the Grand Superior Lodge doesn’t disappoint.
The best thing about the Grand Superior Lodge is how close you are to the water. We slept at night with the windows open, listening to the crashing waves.
Being on the water’s edge allowed for lots of fun playtime. The children met some friends and had a delightful afternoon splashing and exploring in the sunshine.
The Grand Superior Lodge has lots of extras that make your visit special! There are bikes and canoes to borrow. However, the closest bike trail is two miles away. Kids can either ride around on the sidewalks and parking lot or you have to transport the bikes yourself.
There are bonfires and S’mores every evening and a trunk full of warm fleece blankets to snuggle in.
The lodge is currently looking for a new staff member to organize their Explore Program which includes scavenger hunts around the lodge for prizes, crafts in the lobby, kid toys on the front porch, yard games and more.
Every room comes with a DVD player and you can check out movies and board games from the library. The pool area has a spa-like feel with a hot tub and sauna. There is a collection of pool toys and life jackets for kids. Bring your own goggles.
Our family of four has always stayed three nights at the lodge and received their discounted price, making our standard room total around $100-130/per night. We feel this is a great value for what the lodge offers.
Meals along the North Shore seem to be more expensive with smaller portions. For our last visit we chose to eat most of our meals in our room at the lodge.
A few hours of planning and prep before our trip made our meals a breeze. You can see in the picture above the size and capacity of the fridge. A Pampered Chef large Micro Cooker fits inside the microwave. We packed paper plates, utensils and cups for easy clean up.
- Breakfast: cereals, juice and frozen egg biscuits.
- Lunch: cold meat sandwiches or hot meat.
- Supper: Sloppy Joes, Chili, BBQ Beef sandwiches. Each of these meals were cooked ahead of time at home and frozen. It was easy to heat up the meat in the microwave at each meal. Salad for a side.
- Snacks: fresh fruit, popcorn (bag was too big for microwave), cookies, muffins, chips, trail mix, cheese and sports drinks.
Meal clean up is simple. Just wash the Micro Cooker, a serving spoon and throw away the plates. I did bring extra trash bags, a dish towel, scrubber and dish soap.
Can’t beat the view!
FYI- weekend weddings are a popular feature at this lodge and elsewhere in the area. Ask about weekend weddings if that would be an issue for your family.