We are typically hotel goers, but were attracted to the numerous naturalist activities and availability of the canoes and kayaks at anytime so we decided to try a Canoer Cabin since it was so much less than the other cabins. It was just built in 2012 and still had that "fresh wood" smell. Very clean, beds were great, got several mosquitoes in the upper bunks, bottom bunk sleepers were fine. The power was out when we got there so we drove to the launch very close for the porta-poddy. The power was restored within an hour but they never got their WIFI. Unfortunately my husband had some last minute real estate offer to deal with that required Internet, so we drive to the Trail Center in the evening and morning (15 miles one way) to get Internet, therefore we ate at the Trail Center so we don't have any experience with the food. We planned 3 nights but checked out after the first night. The power and Internet issues were out of their hands. The place was very clean. We were uncomfortable walking to the toilet at night, especially since other guests reported seeing a small black bear in the area every day while they were there. It was just too much for us. Others would probably be ok. I felt the cabin was everything they advertised it to be. It just wasn't for us. We did use the kayaks and a canoe and the dock hand was very helpful and friendly. Bonnie was great to email us the activity schedule before our visit.
- 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