Holiday Weekends

Get into the holiday spirit with our special Holiday Weekends at Gunflint Lodge!

Deck the Lodge with boughs of holly (and lights, and wreaths, and Santas too!)

December 6-8 & December 13-15, 2019

We love including our guests in projects around the lodge from time to time. This is the weekend we start to make the lodge come alive for the upcoming Christmas season. If Christmas is “your thing” you won’t want to miss out on this fun event.

We have two big trees to decorate and over 1,000 feet of garland to hang. The Santa and nativity collections need to be arranged, and the lights need to be hung. We’ll all pitch in together for a few hours starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. By the time we finish the lodge will be a winter wonderland.

On the first weekend of December, we’ll focus on decorating the Lodge with the garlands, Christmas trees, lights, nativity and Santa collections. On the second weekend of December, we’ll focus on wreath making for the Lodge. On either weekend you are also welcome to make a fresh balsam wreath for yourself too, a fragrant reminder of your time here that will last throughout the holiday season.

The Holiday Decorating Weekend package includes:

  • Two nights’ accommodation in a lakeside cabin with fireplace
  • All meals from dinner Friday evening through breakfast Sunday morning
  • Use of hiking trails and guided Naturalist activities
  • Snowshoe and cross-country ski rental (weather permitting)

Starting at $109 per night, per person in a 1 or 2 Bedroom Classic Cabin

$139 per person, per night in a Romantic Cabin

$119 per person, per night in a Gunflint Lake Home

$79 per child, ages 4-12, children under 4 are free

Package info coming soon. Stay tuned for more details!

Holiday cookie decorating without all the hassle!

December 6-8 & December 13-15, 2019

Here is the perfect opportunity to spend time with your friends and family decorating cookies and preparing for the holidays without all the muss and fuss of mixing and cutting and baking. We’ll take care of all that so all you have is the fun—icing and sprinkling and eating—not to mention talking and laughing and reconnecting!

Saturday Santa’s elves will set up a workshop in the Lodge with a selection of sugar cookies already cut and baked into all your favorite holiday shapes, along with all the icing, sprinkles, and other decorating supplies you’ll need. You’ll be able to decorate throughout the day at your own pace. And when you’re not decorating your cookies, you can join us in decking the halls (this is also a Christmas decorating weekend), and join in all of the Naturalist activities, including wreath making. Come make Gunflint a part of your holiday tradition!

The Cookie Decorating Weekend package includes:

  • Two nights’ accommodation in a lakeside cabin with fireplace
  • All meals from dinner Friday evening through breakfast Sunday morning
  • Cookies, icing, and sprinkles for decorating
  • Use of hiking trails and guided Naturalist activities, including making a wreath to take home!
  • Snowshoe and cross-country ski rental (weather permitting)
  • Christmas music, festivities and merriment galore

Weekend package pricing:

Starting at $109 per night, per person in a 1 or 2 Bedroom Classic Cabin

$139 per person, per night in a Romantic Cabin

$119 per person, per night in a Gunflint Lake Home

$79 per child, ages 4-12, children under 4 are free

Make your own Christmas wreath and take home a piece of the Northwoods!

December 6-8 & December 13-15, 2019

Get a group of friends and family together and head up North to make a wreath with fresh balsam boughs to take home.  Our Naturalist will show you how to use our wreath making machine, and help create your very own wreath.

While you’re here, we will be finishing up decorating the Lodge for the winter and you are invited to help with that project if you are interested.  We hang garlands, put out our Santa collection, and decorate two Christmas trees.  And of course, you can enjoy the hiking trails lacked through the back basin behind the Lodge.  If snow conditions permit, you’ll also be able to snowshoe and cross-country ski on the groomed trails.

The Wreath-Making Package includes:

  • Two nights’ accommodation in a lakeside cabin with fireplace
  • All meals from dinner Friday evening through breakfast Sunday morning
  • Materials and instruction to create a holiday wreath
  • Use of hiking trails and guided Naturalist activities
  • Snowshoe and cross-country ski rental (weather permitting)

Weekend package pricing:

Starting at $109 per night, per person in a 1 or 2 Bedroom Classic Cabin

$139 per person, per night in a Romantic Cabin

$119 per person, per night in a Gunflint Lake Home

$79 per child, ages 4-12, children under 4 are free