We booked a deal on Crowd Cut for our weekend at the Gunflint Lodge and we could not have been happier with our stay. We were in a Classic Cabin, which was fantastic! We were thrilled to arrive and discover that we had a beautiful wood-burning fireplace stocked with all the wood and fire starters we could possibly need. There was also a kitchenette complete with dishes, silverware, utensils, wine glasses, microwave, fridge, and corkscrew. The bathroom was an open style bathroom combined with our only bedroom and we loved this. The shower was amazing with a showerhead and 4 massaging shower jets. Everything was clean and well decorated. We also had an awesome view of the lake and the night sky. In the morning we would frequently wake up and there would be deer right outside our living room window. Of everything in our cabin, we definitely enjoyed the fireplace the most! I think the only time we didn't have a fire going in our cabin was when we were sleeping!
Daytime activities are plentiful at the Gunflint. Our first day we snowshoed up to the High Cliffs for a pretty amazing view (dress warm!) and we made dream catchers in the naturalist center. Our second day we spent a few hours nordic skiing- a wonderful experience and great workout.
While there is a charcoal grill outside of most cabins they are open style grills you see at your local city park, so don't plan on grilling much in the winter. It is just too cold and windy off of the lake, I imagine in the summer it's an excellent feature though. We ate at the Bistro a couple times and Justine's for dinner once and breakfast once (our last breakfast was included in our room rate). Justine's was delicious- there was a TON of food between salad, entree, and dessert. My husband and I decided to split our meal there and the wait staff was great about this. It enabled us to enjoy our meal and get full without being completely stuffed! As everyone says you must try the Walleye Chowder!
Overall our visit to the Gunflint Lodge was exactly what we had hoped it would be and more. We cannot wait to go back!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All-inclusive luxury 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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- Also Known As:
- Gunflint Hotel Grand Marais