Gunflint Lodge - Minnesota family, fishing and honeymoon resort
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The Minnespolis Star Tribune has just named us the Best Wilderness Resort for 2015 in all of Minnesota

Grand Marais has been named the 2014 Coolest Small Town in America
by Budget Travel

Lynn O'Rourke Hayes, writing for the Dallas Morning News, has named us one of the
top 5 places in the U.S. for Family Getaways

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A Minnesota Vacation in the true northwoods
on the Gunflint Trail - north of Grand Marais
Pets are most welcome

Families - Fishermen - Honeymoons
Fishing, canoeing, hiking, swimming, guided nature activities, and the
Towering Pines Canopy Tour


Gunflint is a classy resort nestled into the heavy forest on the south shore of Gunflint Lake.  Lakeside fireplace cabins, ranging in size from one to five bedroom are scattered along the shore adjacent to the main lodge where the registration and dining room is located.

The cabins are very nice and comfortable, with all having a fireplace in the living room, nice sleeping queen and king sized beds, full kitchens, private saunas, and many have a washer/dryer and a spa tub.

Meals in the dining room start at 7 a.m. and continue non-stop to 10 p.m.  Full breakfast choices are offered until 11:30 a.m. and then the menu moves on to a full bistro menu of big hamburgers, deli style sandwiches, fresh salads, chowders, soups, appetizers and desserts.  From 5:30 to 8:00 an additional 7 full dinner entrees are offered.  Wine, beer and cocktails are also available.

Activities range from the kids feeding corn to the ducks at the sand beach to guided fishing trips for nice catches of walleye, lake trout, smallmouth bass and northern pike.  Then there are over 25 weekly Naturalist Adventure programs offered, horseback rides, hiking trails, and trips on the Towering Pines Canopy Tour for you to enjoy.

One of our Special Packages is our

3 night Romantic Getaway

A Getaway to a Special Place in the Northwoods

Let us treat you to a fabulous three-night getaway with someone special in your life. Our all-inclusive package is so loaded with options, the hardest choice you'll have to make is which one to choose next.

A feature of your drive north to Gunflint is the North Shore drive along Lake Superior which is one of the most scenic drives in the Midwest. Then you can stop in our small Scandinavian town of Grand Marais for some shopping befoe starting your drive into the backcountry along the Gunflint Trail, a federally-designated Scenic Byway, until you arrive at Gunflint Lodge.

We'll have a beautiful lakeside fireplace cabin waiting for you, nicely decorated with all the comfortable amenities. Many of them have spas and saunas. All your meals are included. We'll even deliver your breakfasts right to your cabin if you like. At 5:00 p.m. we will deliver appetizers and wine to your cabin for you to enjoy before coming up to the lodge for a tasty dinner.

You'll have time to relax, sleep in, canoe, hike, go boating, horseback riding, or take a ride on the Towering Pines Canopy Tour. In addition to all that, you can choose from a variety of guided naturalist activities that include hikes, cookouts, animal searches, talks on the voyageurs and Native Americans, sunset cruises and much more.

This Romantic Couples Getaway includes: three nights accommodations, all meals, guided naturalist activities, boat, motor, canoes, kayaks, horseback riding and a trip on the Towering Pines Canopy Tour.

(The horseback riding and the Canopy Tour have a 240-pound maximum weight limit.) 

To Oct 31
$569.00 per adult in a classic cabin
$689.00 per adult in a lake home or romantic cabin

Sales Tax and Service Charge are additional

A Special Flash announcement
Each fall we partner with the North House Folk School in
their annual auction. It has over 120 vacations and hand made crafts.
A sneak peak starts Sep 3 and the bidding starts Sep 11
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All of our summer vacations and packages

One of our featured packages:

Massages are now available
Karlie Campbell has joined us as a full time massage therapist and offers Swedish Massages,
Thai Massages, Deep Tissue Massages, and Oncology Massages

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

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Gunflint Lodge

Award of Excellence

Rated by over 160 guests
2013, 2014, and 2015
Award of Excellence

And our leadership team:

Dave Schudy - Front Office Manager
Sheryl Hindermann- Outfitting General Manager
Marilyn Kufahl - Asst Mgr Front Office and Group Sales
Don Kufahl - Food and Beverage Manager

We are a proud founding member of the
Distinctive Lodges group

Honeymoon at Gunflint Lodge- a Minnesota resort


Thank you for making my dads 90th birthday absolutly fantastic! The staff helped make everything happen effortlessly with a personal touch. My dad is still raving about the hospitality at Gunflint Lodge--from our lake home and cabin to the grounds to the food, you created a perfect and memorable 90th birthday for my dad and our family. Thanks again. We look forward to seeing you soon. Feb 2014 The Swanson family

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