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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just got back home after a three night stay with the family! I have to say, if there was one word I would use to describe our experience, it would be COMFORTABLE. Everything is easy, non-rushed, and very relaxing. The cabin was well equipped, the floors shining, and the beds as comfy as they get. Our hosts this weekend, owners... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Jack Pine cabin and it was great! Newly remodeled and very nice! Rose and John are delightful hosts. John made breakfast to order each day and it was delicious! The grounds are very well kept. There are canoes and kayaks to use and fishing boats and a pontoon to rent. Plenty of hiking trails nearby. The... More

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Palatine, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Cross River Lodge and we were pleasantly surprised, although having spoken to Rose on the phone I expected she and John to be incredibly nice people. Well Rose and John were wonderful hosts, and they were fun people. We stayed at the newly updated Sun and Snow Cabin which had wonderful views. It was... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is by far the best lodge we have been to - and we have been to many. It is a slice if heaven in the Northwoods of Minnesota. This is a place where you go for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. The scenery is breathtaking, the fishing is amazing, the lodge is beautiful, everything is quiet and serene. The owners... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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13 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Just can't get enough of visiting "Paradise on Earth." This is our 14th summer of visiting this beautiful resort. Each year is better than the last (if that is possible?). This is BY FAR the greatest resort on the G-Trail. Unsurpassed in beauty, accommodations and hosts - who could ask for more...? Each guest is treated to the most fabulous... More

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Hampshire, Illinois, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 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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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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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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