Where has the summer gone! The Minnesota State Fair dominates the scene in late August and the kids will be back in school in early September. At the same time we slide into Indian Summer in the north country-- with the fall color, migrating flocks of geese, moose viewing, nice sunny fall days for good hiking, and cool evenings for good fireplace time.
The walleye and bass fishing continues on through September. In addition, the last few days of the month often have outstanding lake trout fishing, as they come up on the reefs on Gunflint Lake to spawn (the trout season closes the last day of September).
The fall color should peak from mid September to early October. The first showing is the hard maple down along the north shore of Lake Superior. Then come the golds of the birch up along the Gunflint Trail (our back yard, so to speak) and along with them come the brilliant reds of the moose maple. Lastly will be the yellows of the aspen and the larch.
Here are direct links to all our Current packages and General rates and a Romantic Getaway Package.
Special features in coming weeks:
Fall Adventure Package
Sep 7-12 and 21-26
Peak of Fall Color Package
Sep 21- Oct 1
Lake Trout Fishing Package
Sep 26-Oct 1
Moose Viewing Package
We are not sure how far ahead you are planning your personal schedule but this is the first announcememt of a Thank You Weekend we are hosting November 7-9. This weekend is just before we welcome Veterans and their families to a free vacation as our Thank You for their services. The plan is that everyone coming for the weekend will bring a small gift for the Veterans Sunday arrival, and decorate your cabin to create a special welcome to them- making you a part of our Veterans Thank You event.
Part of the main lodge for dining and your social time
The cozy living room in one of our Romantic Cabins right on the lake
Towering Pines Canopy Tour
This is one of our most fun activities. Each trip is a 2+ hour experience, led by two sky guides. You soar between huge white pine trees, from platform to platform. This activity does not require skill or physical strength, just a twinkle in your eye and something to mark off your bucket list.
The views are awesome, with something new at each station. You overlook Lonely Lake, the high cliffs, a big cedar swamp, Gunflint Lake and the route of the Voyageurs, and the Canadian hills to the north. For more detailed Canopy Tour info.
As we host honeymoons and weddings, we have a variety of packages for your consideration
Honeymoon Packages, Elopement Package Small Wedding Package
A small apology of the moment--we are experiencing difficulty in maintaining a dependable internet connection through our satellite feed, so don't count on getting your morning fix of messages. Broad band is on it's way but it will be next summer before it is activated. We now have buried cable right to the property but the company is short of splicers and installers.
May 30, 2014
Our stay here was better than we thought it would be. We couldn't have asked for a better honeymoon. The staff was very welcoming and friendly, especially Cassi, Missy, April, Vince, Mandy, Elise, Dave, Steve and Mike. Thank you guys so much. We will be coming back again.
Josh and Steffani
We have eaten in a lot of restaurants all over the world. This is some of the best food we have ever had. You should be very proud. You wouldn't get this service, food, or experience most places. You nailed it. We never zip lined either, and it was amazing. You have some real professionals. What an amazing vacation, Thank you. We will be back.
Ashley and Kelly from Aberdeen, SD
Sue and I invite you to relax in one of our lakeside fireplace cabins, feast in our dining rooms, and play in our outdoors. A vacation to the Gunflint highlands of northern Minnesota is unique. The area is remote and pristine, where we have more wildlife (deer, moose, eagles, beaver, etc.) than people. Our northwoods, just 6 hours north of the Twin Cities, continues to exist in a time of urban sprawl and expanding suburbs. Words alone cannot do it justice and the only way to understand the Gunflint area is by experiencing it first hand. Here at Gunflint moose encounters and deer sightings are more common than a visit by your neighbors.
It would be our pleasure to welcome you and your family to our resort, which we hope will become your new "home in the woods".
Bruce and Sue Kerfoot, your hosts
And our leadership team:
Dave Schudy - Front Office Manager
Bonnie Schudy - Outfitting General Manager
Marilyn Kufahl - Asst Mgr Front Office and Group Sales
Don Kufahl - Food and Beverage Manager
Sheryl Hindermann - Outfitting Asst Mgr. and H.R.
Casey Schneider - Towering Pines Canopy Tour Manager