Amidst the depths of winter,  journey to the epic frozen shore of Lake Superior for a weekend to rejuvenate, recharge, and celebrate the season of hibernation / integration with movement,  meditation,  music,  and relaxation.

Each season has wisdom we can draw from. Winter in the northern hemisphere is no different.  A challenging season and often quite literally brutal in temperature,  we travel inwards for reflection and repose.  A short getaway can serve as a pick-me-up to stoke the creative fire.  Connect with interesting and inspiring people,  enjoy practicing yoga asana,  guided meditation and pranayama (conscious breath work) techniques,  as well as writing practice for self discovery.  Top that with delicious food at Ledge Rock Grille,  a sauna and outdoor hot tub,  incredible views of Lake Superior,  and an intuitive collage & concert experience with your host (awarded Best Songwriter 2020 in City Pages) and hopefully you’ll walk away with a changed perspective and a little extra spark in your heart.

Winter life along Gitchi gami is epic and mystical.  The largest lake in the world by surface area with ten percent of the world’s fresh water, covering 82,000 sq km (31,700 sq mi), hosting an accumulation of over 350 shipwrecks.  The beauty of winter shines in rainbow prisms of light on the snow,  in dangling crystalline icicles,  in frost on the window,  and the uniqueness of a snowflake.  The beauty presents itself with the sounds of ice sheets clinking with subtle waves,  or the immense waves that run with the storms that draw great lakes surfers from all around the midwest.  This season prepares the earth for newness. It reminds us of our humanity and preciousness.  What seems still and silent is potent in its dormancy.

The people that make this place their home are hearty (as in full of Heart) and fierce,  and it is this Heart and Fierceness under the waxing winter moon that we will tap into, connecting body,  breath, and spirit.

Come as you are.  No previous yoga, meditation,  or art experience required. Everything is optional.  All are welcome (not just a women’s retreat). Cannot wait to welcome you to one of the most unique and powerful landscapes on this earth!

Always know that everything is optional ~ choose your own adventure!  Itinerary subject to change,  however this is the general flow.  A printed itinerary will be given to you upon arrival.  All group activities will take place in the Lake Room.

Friday, February 3rd 

4:30p Check in

5-7p Dinner at your leisure at Ledge Rock Grille or in your own space

7:15p Warm welcome,  grounding & gentle yoga asana (posture) practice & yoga nidra (sleep of the yogi)

9/9:30p Sweetest dreams!

Saturday, February 4th 

Light breakfast on your own (please note,  Ledge Rock Grille is not open until 10am so please bring what you may require)

9a Check ins (sharing is optional), yoga asana practice for the heart,  pranayama (seated breath work),  meditation,  writing practice

11:30a Brunch on your own

Free time ~ Sauna,  hot tub,  read,  write,  rest,  hike,  shopping in Duluth or Two Harbors,  schedule a massage

4p Aligning your creative process with the moon

5:30p Dinner on your own

7:15p The intuitive art of collage + live musical performance & stories by your host Mary Bue

9/9:30p Sweet dreams

Sunday,  February 5th

Light breakfast on your own

9a Slow Flow Yoga asana + meditation for compassion to yourself,  loved ones, and all beings + fond farewells

11a Check out

Larsmont Cottages is located along the shores of Lake Superior in Two Harbors, Minnesota, just north of Duluth,  approximately 3 hours from the Twin Cities metro. 

“Whether looking for peace and tranquility, or a launch point for North Shore adventure, Larsmont Cottages on Lake Superior is your place to celebrate the immense beauty and scale of our planet’s greatest lake. Our North Shore cottages are tucked away in 40 acres of private woods, south of Two Harbors, MN, with 1,300 feet of Lake Superior beachfront shoreline.’

The lodging will be within three bedroom Lakeside Cottages right along the lake shore. 

All rooms are private with en suite bath, ranging from comfy hotel room vibes to epic full-size apartment with fireplace,  balcony or patio (which is still sweet even though freezing in February),  and jacuzzi. 

Please note that while the rooms & bathrooms are private,  there is some shared common space in hallways.  Spaces can be privatized / sectioned off for a small additional fee.

Each retreat package rate is per person (with exception of 1 Bedroom Cottage with an additional person rate for the sleeper sofa if desired).  

Retreat package rate includes:

  • $100 gift card for meals / drinks at Ledge Rock Grille
  • 4 yoga practices / workshops
  • Private concert with your retreat host Mary Bue
  • Collage making materials
  • Special welcome gift 

Guest Room 

~ 1 Queen Bed with en suite bath. Newly remodeled in 2021 with kitchenette,  mini-fridge, HD TV, coffee maker, microwave 


Lakeside Cottage Suite

~ 1 king bed,  en suite bath ~ Lake view, balcony, mini-fridge, fireplace, jacuzzi, microwave

~ $899

1 Bedroom Lakeside Cottage 

~ Sale! Two for one ❤️Additional person rate for sleeper sofa waived.  $1099 for two people ❤️

~ 1 king bed, 1 sleeper sofa*,  1 full bath & 1 half bath ~ Lakeview, patio,  full kitchen, fireplace, grill

~ $1099


We are SO grateful for your interest in joining this retreat experience to Two Harbors.  To reserve your spot and learn about payment options (digital & check), please email Mary at marybue (no spaces) OR at the contact form here.

Pricing is per person* which includes the following:

  • Friday & Saturday night lodging 
  • All programming & materials ~ 4 yoga practices,  live musical performance,  art instruction & materials,  and a little gift bag 💙
  • $100 Gift card to be used for dining & beverages at Ledge Rock Grille … or future experiences within any Odyssey Resort stay ~ Dinner entrees range from $20-30,  brunch from $16-20 (essentially covers 4 meals,  or you could cook in your cottage if you have chosen a suite with a full kitchen and save the card for drinks,  gifts in the gift shop,  etc).


As soon as you know you’d like to join,  kindly send a deposit to hold your space

~ $200 (non-refundable) – You can pay your deposit HERE if you like!

The Deposit is included in the full rate fee,  so subtract $200 from your remaining balance from whatever package you choose.

Retreat Package Rates listed are in full (including / prior to deposit).

Payment plans available upon request.

Guest Room 

~ 1 Queen Bed with en suite bath. Newly remodeled in 2021 with kitchenette,  mini-fridge, HD TV, coffee maker, microwave 


Lakeside Cottage Suite

~ 1 king bed,  en suite bath ~ Lake view, balcony, mini-fridge, fireplace, jacuzzi, microwave

~ $899

1 Bedroom Lakeside Cottage

~ 1 king bed, 1 sleeper sofa**,  1 full bath & 1 half bath ~ Lakeview, patio,  full kitchen, fireplace, grill

 SALE!  $1099 for two people ~ additional guest fee waived ❤️

** Prices are per person,  however if you’re interested in sharing a bed with your partner,  spouse,  bestie,  please do reach out to inquire about a partial retreat package discount.

Please note that preferred payment options are check,  Apple Pay, or Zelle. A small fee will be added for PayPal or Venmo due to their admin charges.  Deposit can be placed here with credit card and the rest can be arranged within 24 hours.

Full payment for earlybird specials due by December 31st 2022. 

Full payment for regular rate due by January 15th, 2023.

If rooms available after 1/15,  full payment due within 24 hours after deposit until 1/31. 


As the retreat approaches,  you will receive an informative email with more information about ,  getting there,  what to pack, etc.  You’ll also receive a waiver of liability to sign,  knowing that you choosing to participate in this experience at your own risk.


Full refund (minus deposit) before December 31st 2022

No refunds after January 15th, 2023

No cancellations due to inclement weather, as per policy of Odyssey Resorts / Larsmont Cottages.

If retreat is cancelled by the host,  a full refund will be granted.

If retreat is cancelled by the guest (self-canceled) after January 15th, 2023,  partial refunds will be considered for extreme circumstances.  Kindly recognize that you are choosing to participate at your own risk.  Travel insurance with a “cancel for any reason” policy highly recommended.

If retreat is cancelled by the guest (self-canceled) and the guest can find a replacement for their spot within their close friend & family network,  this option can be explored with host.  It is not the responsibility of the host to re-sell a guest’s retreat package. Resell of the retreat package to the general public is not allowed.

Thank you so much for your patience in reading and understanding the fine print!

Larsmont Cottages

596 Larsmont Way,  Two Harbors, MN 55616


Closest airports:

Minneapolis / St. Paul International Airport ~ 180 miles

Duluth International Airport ~ 38 miles

There are a few shuttles from MSP to the Duluth airport after which a taxi can be arranged for out of region guests.

About your retreat guide Mary Bue

I am a songwriter, traveler,  Nada Yogi, adventure seeker, retreat guide, former yoga studio owner, and yoga instructor since 2009. Grateful to be named “Best Songwriter” of 2020 by City Pages and have been writing music and performing since 1998,  with 8 albums out now. Based out of Minneapolis, I roam this beautiful world as much as possible and since closing my yoga studio have taken to guiding these magical retreats – to Bali,  to Malta,  to Taos,  to Italy …  I believe deeply in the richness of a creative life that is ever unfolding. One doesn’t have to play an instrument, write a novel, paint like Frida, or write like Mary Oliver to live a creative life. Every moment that unfolds offers opportunities to make something beautiful. While this may seem like a lot of pressure, rest in knowing that potential is ever unfolding, even in the silent and restorative times (like sleeping!).

I look forward to sharing this beautiful & inspiring place with you. Please let me know if you have ANY questions. I am pretty much an open book (most of which can be discovered in this website or listening to my music!). Contact me via the contact link here or at marybue @