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Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters
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Reviewed 2 February 2012

Haven't stayed at the lodge yet, but looking forward to. There are sauna's in the rooms that are for 4 plus guests. did have lunch in January 2012, and not one to have fried foods, I did indulge in the fried ( I use this term loosely ) polluck, the fish and chips plate. Lightly breaded, I think using panko (?) so, so delicious. The "chips" english for french fries, was as good, nothing greasy, just juicy deliciousness. It's been a long time since I enjoyed a wonderful, lunch. I wish I lived closer, I would definitely be a regular! The view was spectacular, Canada is on the other side of the lake, and deer, wild deer come right up to you for a handful of corn kernnels! Now that was worth the visit - having wild deer come up to the window so you can get a birds eye view of these lovely creatures.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Aneesa K
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

If you want a couple of days or a week, this is the place to go. We have only been there in the winter months, once in March and the last one this December, but we have no doubt that it is great no matter what the weather. Secluded, comfortable, great scenery, wonderful skiing and hiking and even dog sled rides. Also, pet friendly! We had one of the romantic cabins and it was fantastic. Fed and watched the pine grosbeaks, chickadees, blue jays, gray jays, red squirrels and deer. The huge windows were great for bird watching. Didn't have enough snow to ski this last time we went, but were able to hike most trails and worked up quite an appetite. The lodge has great food...have only had lunch and appetizers so far, but heard the breakfasts were very hearty and good too. Very good naturalist program also. We went on an animal footprint hike through the woods and learned lots of interesting, historical facts about the area. The staff was very helpful and friendly and took care of all of our needs. It takes a little bit to get there, but well worth the trip. Can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: Romantic cabins have complete kitchens and a whirlpool tub, if you don't need the whirlpool tub...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank scooterpieMinnesota
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

They definitely take care of you here! Gunflint trail area is one of the most beautiful areas of the country, summer or winter. The lodge has a lot of amazing history to it. Stayed in the winter and classic skied most of their own trails during the day. They have plenty of trail so you can get a few unique rides in right out of your cabin - they even fixed us bag lunches. Plus they have shelters and the trails are well-marked. The lodge is a great spot to grab a beer and the food is all very good. Had a lot of fun with the bartender and staff. Saw and heard timber wolves a few times over the few days we were there too! And obviously there is plenty of deer around. The cabins are more than comfortable. Hot tub, sauna, comfy living room with fireplace, it was one of the best weeks of the year for us!

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Doug M
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

Another wonderful experience at Gunflint Lodge! The cabin was immaculate, huge and so comfortable! The dining experience as always was delicious and first rate. And, of course, the service is what sets this place apart! From the front desk to the dining room to housekeeping, everyone went out of their way to make sure we had a wonderful time! Thank you, Gunflint!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank debpaige
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Reviewed 11 December 2011

Cabins are great, food and service outstanding! We have been here several times in both summer and winter. Summer is a fantastic time to stay here . Hiking at Gunflint Lodge is great and the staff is ready to provide tips to other great trails on the Gunflint trail. Explore the BWCA with a canoe provided by the lodge and see waterfalls and lakes and an abundance of wildlife, Winter is wonderful at Gunflint lodge with the deer right outside your cabin window, step outside and feed them. Cross country skiing is awesome. Beautiful to walk out on the frozen lake to see the sky so full of stars ..maybe even the northern lights- with the snow twinkling in the starlight. The staff at the lodge is one of the best I've ever encountered, friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. The food is beyond expectation, want to have a romantic dinner in the cabin? They deliver!! Planning my next stay soon, after all it's winter again. You'll be so glad you found Gunflint Lodge!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Cheyennie
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Reviewed 5 December 2011

I would definitely recommend Gunflint. We had a great weekend enjoying the fresh air and quiet. Lots of activities to participate in although I would want to come back in the summer so we could canoe and enjoy the water more.

The on site restaurants are very good and had excellent service. In hindsight I would have brought more snack food for the cabin b/c aside from the restaurants there are no other dining options.

Overall it was well worth the trip up and would go again.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Laxw09
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Reviewed 27 November 2011

My family and I just returned from a wonderful 5 day vacation at the Gunflint Lodge. Words can't express how amazing it was! The food was fantastic! The cabin was perfect! And the staff is amazing! We had 3 adults, 4 children and 2 dogs. This cabin was more than spacious! We enjoyed a wood burning fire each and every day/night - in between visits to our outdoor hot tub. The staff was incredible! All 4 children (ages 6-12) enjoyed the activies led by the lodge. My favorite craft was making our own Christmas wreath! The staff was so great with the kids. These organized activities gave us adults a chance to relax while the children were having a blast! What a wonderful memory for all of us! Bruce and Sue sure made us feel like family - even down to the hug goodbye =)
Gunflint Lodge....we can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank Heather H
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Additional Information about Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters

Address: 143 S Gunflint Lk, Grand Marais, MN 55604-3009
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Region: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 32 Speciality Lodging in Grand Marais
Price Range: £171 - £298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All-inclusive lakeside cabins in the Minnesota Northwoods on the historic Gunflint Trail bordering the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Lakeside cabins with fireplaces accommodate 2-14 people and many have in-room saunas or spa pools. Activities include canoeing, hiking, fishing guides, guided Naturalist activities, swimming, horse back riding, full meal service, and the Towering Pines Canopy Tour. Winter activities include cross country skiing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, snow shoeing and ice fishing. Lakeside patio dining, full-service bar, and massage therapist are available. Featured in "1,000 Places to See Before You Die-U.S. & Canada." Always Pet Friendly. ... more   less 
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