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Bearskin Lodge

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124 E Bearskin Rd, Grand Marais, MN 55604
Bearskin Lodge
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

I have been to Bearskin Lodge in all seasons since 1983. Each Thanksgiving since 1988 has been spent there. It is a special place to paddle into the Boundary Waters, to sit in the hot tub haus after paddling or skiing, to ski and hike, and to relax. The cabins and lodge rooms are each beautiful, warm and private. There... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Second time on the Gunflint and first time at Bearskin. What a fabulous weekend. The cabin was awesome. Terrific view of the lake. We hiked the Beaver Dam trail on our first day -- 9 miles of beautiful views and then the Bear Cub World Cup on the second day -- 5 miles. It snowed just enough for us to... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

Bearskin Lodge is a family run business nestled in a pine and birch forest along the bay waters of E. Bearskin Lake, 6 miles from the Canadian Border and on the edges of the BWCA. It's located right off the Gunflint Trail, a well-paved single lane road that winds up to the Lodge through a heavily wooded Superior National Forest.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

We just returned from our tenth or eleventh year at Bearskin. We have a seven year-old daughter and we stay with my parents for a total of five in Cabin #10. We like that there are no t.v.s, no smoking, and no pets in the cabins. Every year when we walk into the cabin we comment on how clean everything... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

We were first timers at the Bearskin.....and we will definately be back!! Wonderful owners & staff, quite, peaceful, beautiful, clean....not even enough words. My husband and I have NEVER had a better trip to the Gunflint Trail. Neither one of us has stayed at a nicer resort - anywhere!! We both highly recommend it to all who can go to... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

My husband and I went with my parents and in-laws in mid-August. The Bearskin Lodge is not in the town of Grand Marais, it's actually 25 miles up the Gunflint Trail. My husband's family have been going on vacation in this area for the last 30 years. It was my third trip and I am in love. This region, called... More 

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Welch, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

We just returned home from our third trip to Bearskin and stayed in Cabin 6. We previously stayed in Cabin 8. We loved Cabin 6 this year, as we had five people, and the big screen porch on the front of the cabin helped increase our personal space, and provided a great place for fresh air when we worked on... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011

Bearskin has been a favorite vacation spot of ours for many years...my husband has been going there for over 30 years and we brought our 2 month old son for his first trip. It is very quiet and peaceful. The bearskin staff is FANTASTIC! The cabins are clean, comfy, and make you feel at home. I also LOVE that the... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

My son, Uncle and I wanted to go catch some big fish, so we headed to MN. You MUST have a canoe and/or boat to fish in Northern Minnesota! We were very surprised to learn that there is NO SHORE ACCESS on the gunflint trail waters (one rare exception on Mink Lake, but still very limited at best). We had... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2011

We wanted an affordable winter vacation without airfare, so we decided to go to 3 popular Minnesota North Shore/Gunflint Trail x-c ski destinations on "deals." We bought coupons for two of them, and found a nice bargain on the third one. It gave us a chance to compare resorts. Bearskin was by far our favorite even though it was not... More 

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