Murder Mystery Weekend Package

What better way to get ready for Halloween then to witness (and solve) a murder mystery!

October 25 – 27, 2019

Now Includes HalloWeekend Activities!!

While Gunflint Lodge is usually a place to relax and enjoy the wilderness setting, on this weekend it won’t be quite the restful place it normally is because a murder (or two . . . let’s say three at the outside) will be committed in front of a roomful of witnesses!

The weekend of crime we partner with the Grand Marais Playhouse to bring you a murder mystery with a local twist! The plot starts Friday evening when you meet with your fellow sleuths, not all of whom are what they appear to be. Infiltrating the group are villains who will do their best to blend in, and sometimes, even work to incriminate you. The Friday reception is a good place and time to become familiar with the scheming, manipulative, deceitful and murderous people that you will be spending the weekend with.

The mystery begins on Friday evening and develops by the early afternoon on Saturday, but you’ll still have some free time to take advantage of Gunflint Lodge’s hiking trails, lakeside amenities, and guided Naturalist activities before dinner. During this time, dreadful events may occur, and you may even stumble over a dead body or two. In the best tradition of television and the movies, the chances are good that a kindly, perhaps somewhat disheveled, local detective with a possibly warped sense of humor will become involved to clarify the situation, guiding and cajoling you into thinking about the means, methods and motives of murder!

By dinner on Saturday night, you should have all the information you need to solve the murder, but just when you think you’ve got it sussed, watch out for the final twist!

Sunday breakfast at Gunflint Lodge is when it all comes together! You’ll be asked to write down your best hunch about who did what to whom, and why. (You already know how, because you’ll have seen it with your own eyes.) While you enjoy breakfast with your fellow sleuths, our detectives will select the best submitted solution, along with some of the more outlandish suggestions for the prize-giving ceremony. So grab your friends and head north for a weekend of mystery, good food, and good times!

Murder Mystery Weekend Includes:

  • Accommodations in a lakeside fireplace cabin
  • Friday night reception
  • All meals from dinner night of check-in through breakfast check-out morning
  • Participation in hosted Murder Mystery activity
  • Participation in all HalloWeekend activities
  • All guided Naturalist activities

Package Pricing

Taxes and resort fee are additional

HalloWeekend Package

Enjoy all your favorite fall activities with a spirited weekend in the Northwoods!

October 25 – 27, 2019

Spend the weekend up North enjoying your favorite fall activities. Saturday afternoon you’ll head up to the Gunflint Nature Center where you’ll carve pumpkins for our annual Jack O’Lantern contest. Later that night we’ll tell ghost stories around the camp fire, roast marshmallows for s’mores, then visit a haunted shack in the woods, all before settling in to watch a spooky Halloween movie. Popcorn, warm fires and apple cider are all included in this fun weekend in the woods!

The HalloWeekend Package includes:

  • Accommodations in a lakeside fireplace cabin
  • All meals from dinner night of check-in through breakfast check-out morning
  • Pumpkin carving, ghost stories, haunted shack, and movie night activities
  • All guided Naturalist activities

Package Pricing

Taxes and resort fee are additional

Absolutely love this place!! Just returned home from a weekend of peace…well kind of. Murder mystery weekend was phenomenal. The staff was friendly with great service. Cabin was clean and cozy, ours had a real fireplace which added so much to the feeling of being away from the hustle and bustle of life. The food was delicious. Stunning setting. And the hosts were so friendly they felt like family. I would stay here all year if I could. Definitely coming back and I highly recommend anyone would love staying here. The wolf hike is something I also recommend.

Klistie S.