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Cross River Lodge

196 N. Gunflint Lake Road, Grand Marais, MN 55604 (Formerly Moosehorn Lodge)
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Cross River Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Hampshire, Illinois, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just finished our 3rd vacation at Cross River Lodge, and have already booked for next year. We've made this a destination for an annual family reunion and are already counting down the days until next summer's trip. John and Rose are the ultimate hosts, they have a wonderful way of making everyone feel welcome.

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Indianola, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had such an amazing time at Cross River Lodge! Our suite was spotless and decorated so nicely! John and Rose are such wonderful people, so knowledgeable and so helpful! Had so much fun just visiting with them! John's breakfast every morning was AMAZING!! So glad that this is the place we chose to stay. We plan to come back... More

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Jordan, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

The only way to make a sad drive back home from a week at Cross River Lodge a little more tolerable is to share with everyone about how wonderful our stay was yet again. This was our second year with John and Rose at Cross River and we booked for next year before leaving. I have been coming to the... More

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Naperville, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

My husband and I have never experienced the Boundary Waters area in Minnesota and wanted to be in the center of it all, this was the perfect place. We were in the midst of all the best trails, the beauty and the best spot to hear the loons and catch a possible glimpse of a moose. We stayed in the... More

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Northfield, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

My husband and I have stayed at many different cabins at resorts or lodges in northern Minnesota. Cross River Lodge tops all of them by far, for many reasons. The beautiful cabin was top notch in all categories. The complete attention to detail is very evident the second you step through the front door. The cabin was extremely clean, and... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

From the minute you walk into the lodge you are aware this is a special place...like being in someone's home, warm & cozy. My husband and I had never been there before and were the first of our group of 7 adults to arrive. John met us with this terrific smile, like we were already old friends and gave us... More

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Savage, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is a place where you can rent a cabin or a suite... I loved it it was quiet, beautifully remodeled and more then we could ever have asked for. John and Rose are just wonderful!!! They gave great advise on where to go and what is best to see. The cabins can sleep mostly between 2-8 depending on the... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

For the past twelve years - we have been visiting our favorite lodge on the Gunflint Trail. It never disappoints; it just gets better and better each year we visit!! The former Moosehorn Lodge - now Cross River Lodge - owned by Rose and John, along with their friends, Ken and Linda - is by far the most peaceful and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We had the best time...what a wonderful place. John and Rose are wonderful hosts. The cabins are clean and updated. The lodge is warm and inviting. The breakfasts were delicious and presented beautifully! And the best part for me is that they are so dog friendly. We love bringing our dog with us and they made it so easy. Gunflint... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Seriously, Travelers- this is the ONLY place to go on the Gunflint Trail. If you want the serene and wild beauty of the Gunflint area with all the comforts of home, plus more you didn't even know you wanted, check out Cross River Lodge. We've lived in Minnesota for over 20 years, and spent loads of time on Lake Superior,... More

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Address: 196 N. Gunflint Lake Road, Grand Marais, MN 55604 (Formerly Moosehorn Lodge)
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
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John and Rose want to welcome you to our wilderness paradise and find some relaxation. We can point you towards whatever it is you are looking to do...or maybe it's a new adventure for your exploration. Sudbury Meteorite Ejecta field very near lodge. No liquor license but BYOB and it is welcome in the lodge. Come sit by our historic fireplace or on our screened porch and relax...We have suites above the lodge and cabins available. We have a "no surprise" pricing policy. Our price plus sales and lodging tax is the price. NO RESORT OR HIDDEN FEES! Hope to see you soon! ... more   less 
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