Even our BFFs—best furry friends—need a vacation, right? Those trusted canine companions work overtime, too. If you’re searching for a Lutsen-area vacation spot that is dog-friendly, here’s a hint…look no further than our pro-pup condo 142C at Caribou Highlands. In fact, the resort boasts 29 units – from condos to town homes to lodge rooms – that warmly open their doors to doggies. 

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Carson in Grand Marais, MN

Carson agrees, that’s tail-waggin’ news because there comes a time in every dog’s life when unplugging is greatly needed. When a pup-pup can punch out and freely chase sniffs throughout the woods and waters of wide-open and wonderful northern Minnesota. On a typical vacation day, his schedule may look something like this…

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Wake up, have breakfast, hike and swim to your heart’s content…

“Swimming” at Caribou Lake, Lutsen, MN

Nap till rested. Pause for a belly rub…

Waiting for a belly rub at 142C, overlooking Moose Mountain at Lutsen, MN

Then, head outside enjoy the beautiful scenery and good company with your sibs…


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Let your mom take a few photos for the memory books…



Even a portrait or two…

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Relaxing after a busy day hiking along Lutsen Mountains
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Winter fun!

And, ok, yes. Selfies, now and then are OK…

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Tag along when your humans head out to see something new and exciting, like the iconic Gunflint Lodge. Carson recommends vacationing peeps also check out the Go Dog North Shore Facebook page for a round-up of pup-friendly fun activities.

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And, when you’re tuckered out, snuggle in close to your besties…


And relax.


A few of our best furry friends who have stayed with us over the years would agree, after a busy day of adventures, such as fishing, hiking the fresh snow along Lutsen Mountains or visiting Grand Portage

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BWCA photograph captured by Amanda Freund.
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Hiking Lutsen Mountains in the winter.

it’s good to unwind, North-Shore style, right Jasmine and Stella..?

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Relaxing fireside in 142C at Caribou Highlands, Lutsen’s pet-friendly resort.
Waiting to hit the trail to the BWCA!

If you’re interested in checking out 142C or any of the other 28 pro-pooch units, contact Caribou Highlands and ask about reserving our condo or one of their pet-friendly rooms. We hope you’ll enjoy!


Signing off to discover the next adventure!

xo Carson and family

This story first appeared on From Lutsen with Love in July 2018. All reflections and most images are my own, with the exception of Stella’s photographs, taken by my lovely niece Amanda Freund – check out her blog here



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