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Clearwater Historic Lodge

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774 Clearwater Road, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Stacy, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Warm, relaxing atmosphere in a historic lodge. The service was great. The Monday evening cookout was a delicious surprise and breakfast the following morning provided an excellent sendoff for a trip into the BWCA.

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We (my wife and I and our three kids ages 5, 8, & 10) stayed two nights at the Clearwater Lodge and it was just right for a Northwoods stay for us. The cabin is beautiful and though updated with modern comforts still has all its character you can even still see the 100-year-old axe marks in the logs in... More 

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Queens, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We used this place as an outfitter before, and it was great to be back again. They understand that we had some of our own gear and were flexible enough to make it affordable to rent the canoes we needed, and then provided us with the extra gear that filled in where we had "gaps". We stayed at the bunkhouse... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Clearwater Lodge is THE place to stay if you are looking for some peace and quiet. Set right on the lake with a beautiful view of the Palisades, the lodge gives you everything you need to "re center" yourself while breaking from the hectic pace of the world. Homey, clean rooms with a "cabin" feel welcome you, with a delicious... More 

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Minnetrista
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a very relaxing stay at Clearwater Lodge. Weather was up and down, but being able to stay at the lodge gave us the opportunity to adjust our activities to the weather. There are lots of things to do in the area if the weather isn't cooperating. We especially enjoyed the Great breakfasts, and the relaxed atmosphere.

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A delightful stay over three days. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff, who are personable, friendly and very helpful. A lovely old fashioned lodge with all the conveniences of modern life. We couldn't have asked for a better setting, plus some delicious breakfasts and wonderful baking that came out of the kitchen!

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Faribault, Mn
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got to experience three of the services offered at Clearwater Historic Lodge--the bunkhouse before our canoe trip, canoe rental, and a night in one of the cabins. Everything about our visit met or exceeded our expectations. The couple that manages the resort are very friendly and helpful and the atmosphere is very relaxed. I would definitely recommend as a... More 

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am almost reluctant to tell the world how wonderful Clearwater Lodge is—because for me this is the best of the best and I want it for myself! (I have visited all the other resorts on the Gunflint.) However, with all the loving work that the new manager has put into this, I just have to point out what a... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you for another wonderful year at our favorite place near the BWCA. Your gracious hospitality, beautiful setting and historic cabins make for a perfect family vacation. Having come for 30 years, we loved being part of the Lodge's 100 year celebration. As we drove home, we commented that you just can't buy history like that. Thank you all, for... More 

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a charming place that matches the "classic" image of a north woods lodge, this is it! The folks running this enterprise are lovingly maintaining the property, valuing and preserving its 100-year history. Located midway up the Gunflint Trail on one of Minnesota's most pristine lakes, it's close to numerous hiking trails that offer a variety of... More 

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