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Bearskin Lodge
Reviewed 17 August 2012

We stayed at Bearskin for the first time a few weeks ago. We brought a large family group that ranged in ages from about 2 to 60 years old. Everyone had a blast and hopes to return at some point or another. The accommodations are nice, clean and comfortable. The location is out of this world and their great staff is the icing on the cake! They were full of great advice, extremely friendly and probably very tolerant of our group (did I mention we brought two two-year-olds?). Top notch. Not to be missed!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

I would give this place a better review if it were not for the "you're bothering me" attitude from the staff member we asked for assistance. Not very nice or welcoming and frankly not somewhere I would spend my money again.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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2  Thank MNTravelLove
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BearskinLodge, Owner at Bearskin Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2012

We're so sorry one of our employees did not meet your expectations. If you look back at our other reviews, normally the wonderful level of assistance our guests and visitors receive at Bearskin is one of our strong points. We work very hard at being helpful and usually we succeed.

We'd love it if you would take a few minutes to email us or call to let us know more details about when you were here and what occurred during your disappointing interaction. Perhaps we can learn from that moment and make sure that something similar, whatever it was, doesn't happen again.

Bearskin offers a beautiful and very unique resort experience, staffed with people who are known for going out of their way to be helpful. We hope you'll give us another try sometime in the future. We'd like another chance to demonstrate our more typical high level of guest service.

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Reviewed 31 July 2012

An amazing fourth year here. We decided to stay in a two-story Lodge Unit this year, as we had a group of five of us. We were very pleased with the roominess of these units. The cabins are awesome, but we wanted to try something different in a two-floor arrangement this year with two teenagers and a pre-schooler. As always, immaculate upon our arrival. Beautiful modern kitchen, new appliances, shiny glasses and plenty of cookware. Three bedroom, two full bathrooms, upstairs deck and downstairs deck. There are four lodge units together, but we never were bothered by any noise from the other units, but this resort is a place many people come to because of the quiet and peacefulness of it all. The view was out of this world from our unit. The deck was perfect for having that glass of Gunflint Red Wine in the evenings after a day of playing in the kayaks and canoes in the water. There is a wooded path that guides you downhill to your own dock. A short stroll in the opposite direction brings you to a sandy beach for swimming and sandcastles.

The children enjoyed being in close proximity to the main lodge (down the hall) to quickly join in the daily naturalist activities. You can plan a full day here or a lazy day. A day on the water, or a day reading or participating in the relaxing daily activities for children and adults alike. You can make it what you want in this serene environment.

I think I said this in a previous review of this resort, but to me this location is a "feeling", it's emotional...I don't think it would ever matter which unit or cabin you stay in, you will always "feel" this special place in your heart. It's a "must stay".

Room Tip: We have stayed in Cabin 8, Great, close to beach, Cabin 6 is a short walk down a lovely level lake p...
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

Bearskin lodge is FANTASTIC! Our cabin was super super clean, decorated very nicely, beds were very comfortable, & even the shower was awesome. Our own full kitchen with dining had everything imaginable - even cookie sheets and the private dock was icing on the cake! My son and I went up there to try and see a moose and we got to watch a moose for over 45 minutes! Me the Mom of our family, with my son, I felt very safe with no worries at Bearskin lodge! We hiked many of the trails usually 3 times a day, right on the bearskin property and enjoyed seeing the wildlife. The Bearskin sauna & hot tub afterwards was a fun treat! If you want a nice clean updated cabin with everything you need and friendly staff - stay at the Bearskin Lodge!

Room Tip: We liked Cabin 8, it was super clean and nice to be close to the lodge/hot tub/sauna.
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 June 2012

My boyfriend and I (23 and 25 yrs) stayed at Bearskin Lodge for 4 nights in February. In the 8 years we have dated, this was one of out favorite trips (and we have been a lot of places). Some of our best memories happened here - cross country skiing, seeing wildlife and a couple moose, feeding the birds, hot tubing, dog sledding, snowshoeing, cooking and hanging out in our little perfect cabin. There is a never ending list of things to do here and the best part is, your in the middle of the forest and nobody can bother you. The staff here are also excellent. There was a really bad blizzard heading our way the day we were suppose to leave. The staff was worried about us driving back in our Honda Civic, so they offered us a free night stay (unfortunately we had to both go back to work in the morning, so had to pass). When we got our car completely stuck, they were more than happy to pull us (they also probably enjoyed a good laugh afterward). Thank you so much for such a great time, we will without a doubt be back!!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

We were worried when there was still no snow in Grand Marais, but just over the ridge on the Gunflint Trail, it was plentiful. We woke up the first morning to 0 degrees, bright sun, and 77 km of groomed cross country ski trails to explore. What a beautiful winter wonderland it was after this brown quasi-winter! We had a cozy cabin with everything needed for cooking our meals. I loved the antlers and moose art on the walls. Also loved having our own bird feeder to watch. We dined in the lodge on Valentine's night, and the food was very good. Thanks to the owners and staff there for a relaxing winter getaway. The best part was seeing two moose on the Gunflint Trail on our way out. Yippee! My first Minnesota moose!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

My husband and I had such a great time at Bearskin Lodge over Thanksgiving week. It's a great place to get away and relax in the cabin or make the most of the beautiful woods around the area. The fresh bread on arrival was a delicious surprise and the pies they offer are fantastic!! There are lots of trails to hike/snowshoe to work off the pie. Every cabin overlooks the beautiful lake and has its own dock which would be great for a summer visit. We can't wait to visit again!

Room Tip: We were the only ones there for a few days so they let us check out the other cabins. All are nice b...
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bearskin Lodge

Address: 124 E Bearskin Rd, Grand Marais, MN 55604-3003
Region: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
Amenities:
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Ranked #9 of 32 Speciality Lodging in Grand Marais
Price Range: £74 - £171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming lakeside accommodation that's big on cross-country skiing and hospitality. ... more   less 
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Bearskin Hotel Grand Marais

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