Cascade Lodge

Cascade Lodge. (Image: Zenith City Press)

Cascade Lodge is located about nine miles southwest of Grand Marais and just east of the Cascade River on land Edward Ogilvie purchased in 1922. He opened the lodge in 1927, also offering summer housing in three cabins. The first lodge building was torn down just twelve years later to make room for a grander structure (above), which was expanded in 1957. Business took off after the North Shore Road was fully paved in 1933 and a boost was provided by the promotion of the North Shore as “America’s Hay Fever Haven.” When the Lutsen Ski area opened in 1948, the Lodge stayed open year round.