For the winter adventurer in you
If you love dog sledding — or have always wanted to try it — this winter adventure weekend is right up your alley. This four-night package gives you three days of north woods action. It includes several dog sled rides, plus an opportunity for cross country skiing on our groomed trails and snowshoeing in the back basin.
The dog sled rides travel through the surrounding forest or out on the lake, depending on the snow and ice conditions. We'll mix them up if at all possible.
On your second or third rides you'll be invited to take your turn mushing if you're up to the adventure (our musher is still with you as a passenger in the sled) … shades of Jack London and adventures of the far north.
Our 75 km of cross country ski trails are some of the best in the Midwest. Most are double tracked (a couple for skate skiing and one pet friendly). Many of them start right behind our activity center.
In addition, we have dedicated snowshoe trails taking you through the heavy forest into thick cedar swamps and up aspen hillsides. You'll have breathtaking views overlooking Gunflint Lake and the Canadian shore.
All your meals are included. Big omelets or homemade blueberry pancakes for breakfast — and lots of other choices. Soups, deli style sandwiches and fresh salads for lunch. A happy hour with appetizers, and then on to a tasty dinner in the lodge.
As you walk back to your cabin you'll be able to see if the northern lights are blazing away. And you might hear the wolves howling from their habitat up in the surrounding hills.
This Dog Mushing Special includes: four nights accommodations in a lakeside fireplace cabin, all meals, dog sled rides (one ride each day), cross country skis and snowshoes, plus several guided naturalist activities.