Snowmobile Rentals, Guided Tours and Private Guides

Renting a snowmobile is a great way to get out into the wilderness to explore the area. Right from the lodge property you can connect with over 200 miles of trails on the Cook County Snowmobile Trail system. You can snowmobile to the end of the Gunflint Trail or to Grand Marais and the North Shore trail system for hundreds of miles of options. The Gunflint Trail area averages over 110″ of snow per year! All of our snowmobiles can accommodate either 1 or 2 people. You can download a map of the Cook County Snowmobile Trail System here

Snowmobile Rentals

Full day rentals run from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and half day rentals run from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

All snowmobile rentals include a full tank of gas ($40 value) and helemts

  • Drivers must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid Driver’s License
  • A $1000 credit hold damage deposit will be applied at the time of rental to cover any damages to the equipment
  • Payment required at time of reservation. Cancellations made more than 72 hours in advance will be refunded 50%. Sorry, but no refund will be made for cancellations with less than 72 hours notice.
  • If you are a Minnesota resident born after December 31st, 1976 you will need to successfully complete the Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Course. The online course can be found at https://www.snowmobilecourse.com/usa/minnesota/(This course will take approximately 4 hours to complete and cannot be done the morning of your snowmobile rental.)

Polaris IQ LXT

$249Full Day

Polaris Indy Adventure

$275Full Day

Polaris IQ LXT

$199Half Day

Polaris Indy Adventure

$225Half Day

Guided Snowmobile Tours – New This Year!

Explore the Northwoods of Minnesota by snowmobile this winter!  Now offering half or full day guided tours, feel confident on the trails of Gunflint with an experienced guide leading the way.

*This tour has a minimum of two snowmobiles required for it to run. While unlikely, it is possible that it will not reach the minimum. You will be notified the morning of your tour and given the choice to cancel free of charge or to pay the minimum required.*

Offered Thursdays and Sundays at 8:30 a.m. for either a full day or half day excursion.  Half day tours will start with a 30 minute orientation, followed by roughly 3 hours of riding with intermittent breaks, and will return by 12:00 p.m. Full day tours will also start with a 30 minute orientation, followed by roughly 6 hours of riding with intermittent breaks, a 1 hour lunch break, and will return by 4:00 p.m.  You will stop at a restaurant for lunch so please plan ahead.

  • Drivers must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid Driver’s License
  • A $1000 credit hold damage deposit will be applied at the time of rental to cover any damages to the equipment
  • Payment required at time of reservation. Cancellations made more than 72 hours in advance will be refunded 50%. Sorry, but no refund will be made for cancellations with less than 72 hours notice.
  • If you are a Minnesota resident born after December 31st, 1976 you will need to successfully complete the Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Course. The online course can be found at https://www.snowmobilecourse.com/usa/minnesota/. (This course will take approximately 4 hours to complete and cannot be done the morning of your snowmobile tour.)

*Booking a guided tour includes your sled rental and guide reservation.

Polaris IQ LXT

$359Full Day

Polaris Indy Adventure

$385Full Day

Passenger

$40Full Day

Polaris IQ LXT

$259Half Day

Polaris Indy Adventure

$285Half Day

Passenger

$20Half Day

Private Snowmobile Guide

A private guide can be bundled with a snowmobile rental or booked by guests with their own sleds.  Having a private guide ensures you get to do what you want, with someone who knows the area.  For safety reasons our guide’s limit is 4 snowmobiles and 8 people.

First 2 People

$240Full Day

Additional Sled (3rd & 4th)

$60Full Day

Passenger

$40Full Day

First 2 People

$120Half Day

Additional Sled ( 3rd & 4th)

$30Half Day

Passenger

$20Half Day

Rented snow mobiles, the lady at the outfitters was fantastic, explained everything, made sure our helmets fit, explained the trails, took us through how to operate the sleds so we felt comfortable, we had a wonderful day on the snowmobiles. . .

Debra