My family enjoyed their stay at Clearwater Lodge immensely. I was looking for a place on the Gunflint Trail that would offer access to all the hiking and fishing the area has to offer. Also, it had to be a location that would please my niece and nephew, who had never experienced that part of Minnesota. The kids loved it right away, as did my mom, who made the journey with us. The lodge itself is a beautiful historic building that sits on a lovely lake. The rooms were clean, and Suite A was perfect for our group. Breakfast was a great way to begin the day - marvelous pancakes! We bought some of the tasty bread they sell at the lodge as well. The owners and staff were friendly to all of us, and very informative when my nephew asked them where and how he could catch the next big fish. My niece had a great time visiting with the owners' kids. Though we had a full agenda, we wished we could do more. There are so many things to do in the area, and the lodge is a good central location for all of them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Clearwater Historic Lodge and Canoe Outfitters is oldest resort and outfitter on the Gunflint Trail. The main lodge is listed on the National Historic Registry and has 5 bed and breakfast rooms. The resort also offers 8 lakeside cabins, all with kitchens, bathrooms and private docks. The 5 bunkhouse accommodations for those entering the Boundary Waters Canoe Area provide a great option for the night before a canoe trip. Motorboat, canoe, kayak and paddle board rentals available. ... more less