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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In addition to the outstanding service and absolutely lovely cabins, they have now added a most delicious breakfast each morning included in the cost. John and Rose keep you wanting to come back for more because of their open nature and great personalities. Thank you once again for an outstanding two weeks. We have no hesitation about returning in the... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family has been coming to Cross River Lodge for the last 4 years and this year we extended our trip to 10 days and it still wasn't long enough! The hospitality of John, Rose and their staff is second to none. The breakfast is fantastic and the rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable. It is the most relaxing vacation... More 

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Hastings, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a beautiful place. John was sooo nice and welcoming. Great people. I have nothing bad to say about this place. The only reason I gave 4 stars is because when I made the reservation I said this was my first time. I'm disappointed that I wasn't told there was NO cell phone service, that I should of gone to... More 

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Johhhhn, Owner at Cross River Lodge, responded to this review

For not spending a night with us, I will accept this as a great review! We are indeed located right next to the BWCAW which means Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Yes...WILDERNESS! This is where our guests come to disconnect from the digital world. Yes...we do have limited internet in the lodge via satellite and we have a large screen... More 

Spicer, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at Cross River Lodge for 3 nights after our wedding a couple years ago and it was one of the best decisions we could have made. Cross River was perfect for getting away, enjoying nature, and spending some quiet time together. We felt welcomed even before we arrived as John & Rose were so pleasant... More 

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Wentzville, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drive to the Cross River Lodge may seem long to some, but when I put it perspective, it took 45 minutes from Grand Marais. Less then the time I spend commuting 1 way everyday! But, make sure you stock up on groceries before you go so that you don't have to make the drive back. Situated right on Gunflint... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Northern Minnesota offers the stunning beauty of unspoiled forests and lakes. Quality lodging options have been dominated by larger operations (notably Gunflight Inn). In steps, Cross River Lodge that offers friendly Lodge keepers John and Rose with tasteful and recently renovated lodging on the shores of the grand Gunflint Lake at bargain rates. Our 4 day stay was a welcome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

John is a great chef, I dont wake up early on my days off, but I had my alarm set for 8 am on this vacation just so I could have a cooked to order breakfast. John really works wonders in the kitchen. Get the omelette with everything, it's life changing. John and Rose are fa kind couple that really... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Our 4th year visiting the Cross River Lodge on the Gunflint Trail. Our family has been vacationing here the past 4 summers and cannot wait to come back year after year. John and Rose do an outstanding job day in and day out and make every one of their guests feel welcome and at home. It's hard to come up... More 

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Johhhhn, Owner at Cross River Lodge, responded to this review

Rose and I just don't know how to thank all of you for these wonderful reviews. We do work hard to make everything as nice as we can possibly make it. Our original business plan almost 6 years ago was 3 words and still holds true to this day...hospitality, cleanliness and value. Thanks to you all! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The suite was luxuriously comfortable, with attention to details like providing quality binoculars, microwave popcorn, and utensils to make the most of the kitchenette. This on top of an excellent bed, a whirlpool tub, furniture that invites you to relax, and an unparalleled view from the deck. Beyond that, a personalized breakfast awaits you every morning, where John makes you... More 

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Hampshire, Illinois, United States
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This past week was our fourth time up at Cross River, and every year more and more family members join us because we can't stop talking about the wonderful time we have up there! The cabins are immaculate and comfortable, John, Rose, Linda and Mike go out of their way to make us feel at home. Each morning John will... More 

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