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Cross River Lodge

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196 N. Gunflint Lake Road, Grand Marais, MN 55604 (Formerly Moosehorn Lodge)
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Free breakfast with your stay
Cross River Lodge
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Columbia, Missouri
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thank you John and Rose for being such wonderful hosts! The Cross River suite was the perfect romantic getaway. it had the feel of a home away from home with many thoughtful touches and a north woods rustic decor. The view from our suite was fantastic. Watched a moose swim across the lake from the balcony which was very cool.... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Why would you drive 1500 miles for a vacation? That's simple, John and Rose Schloot have created Paradise in the Wilderness. From the moment you Arrive until your departure you are treated as the center of attention for John and Rose. No request is hard for John, not even an arduous trek with the granddaughter. Our Suite(Cross River) was as... More 

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Jordan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another amazing trip to Cross River Lodge! This is our 3rd year enjoying this incredible place. John and Rose perfectly balance offering the comforts of a 5 star lodge while maintaining the focus of enjoying the untouched wilderness of Gunflint Lake and the surrounding BWCA. Our 9 and 12 year old sons look so forward to this trip every year.... More 

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Inver Grove Heights
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are plenty of places to stay along the trail, and all of these resorts and lodges are nice venues however, staying at CRL is a cut above the rest. I could have written a review on Cross River Lodge before I even booked my trip. I'm so confident that my time spent will be nothing short of awesome. Cross... More 

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Redwood Valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

WOW! The Cross River Lodge. Paradise in the wilderness!! My wife and I have been vacationing- fishing, hiking, and kayaking for many years in Northern Minnesota/Boundary waters. Each year we look for a new and better place to stay. We look for lodges that offer a warm atmosphere, good food, and friendly and accommodating hosts. After many years of bouncing... More 

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This place has it all, beauty, relaxation, wonderful host and hostess, beautiful rooms and cabins for a totally north woods experience, great food, lots to do. Fishing, hiking, canoeing and kayaking, exploring the wildlife. Friendliest place in the woods. Easy drive to The Gunflint History Museum and many other points of interest. You will not be disappointed with your stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Didn't know what to expect as they had short notice availability over a very busy weekend. What a best kept secret!!!! The owners have the gift of hospitality and serve the best breakfast you;ve ever had. Its free with your stay too! We stayed in a two bedroom unit above the lodge. It was very nicely decorated, and so was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This was our (husband and I) first time on the Gunflint. We shared a cabin (Sun & Snow) with one of our daughters, my aunt/uncle, cousin/husband and two dogs! We didn't make it up until 8:30 on Thursday and when we walked into the lodge we were immediately greeted with a big welcome and "Come on in for food and... More 

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Hallsville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We recently traveled with 2 other couples to stay at the lodge. We stayed in Wolf Den and we had a great trip. John and Rose were very accommodating. Cabin was well stocked with pots, pans, etc. Beds were super comfortable and cabin just had an overall cozy feel. John's breakfasts are phenomenal and the views are spectacular. Highly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I called a mere two weeks or so before our travel north, it was a last minute change of plans for my husband and I to get away. I got a hold of John that day on the phone and he made the place sound amazing. I had huge expectations based upon our conversation and the reviews I had read.... More 

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