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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


What a difference a warm spring week makes in how fast the snow melts and the lakes start to open up. Although we still have ice on Gunflint at the moment, we do have a yard stick for when it should open. For the last 50 years Gunflint opened up 2 weeks after the North Brule river opened where it crosses the lower Gunflint Trail. It opened April 15th this year, so we expect Gunflint to open around May 1st. That will give us plenty of time to get our docks in and boats ready for the opening of fishing on May 9th.

We have a special package for Mother's Day weekend and the fishing season opener-May 8-10. The season opens on May 9th for walleye, northern, smallmouth bass and lake trout (on the border lakes).

One of the real treats in our spring fishing is with the lake trout. They are native to Gunflint and are fairly easy to catch. We troll along the rocky shores in shallow water during May and early June, and most of them run 3 to 8 pounds. Our staff will fillet them for you, or you are welcome to have our kitchen prepare them for your dinner.

Our Featured Spring Package

Mother's Day/Fishing Opening Weekend Package

May 8-10

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

Other packages in coming weeks:

Red Neck Weekend

May 1-3

Walleye and Lake Trout Package

May 8-22

All our spring and summer vacations and packages


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

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
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Award of Excellence

Award of Excellence
2013 and 2014

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

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