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Clearwater Historic Lodge

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774 Clearwater Road, Grand Marais, MN 55604
Clearwater Historic Lodge
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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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Marine On St. Croix
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've stayed at Clearwater Lodge twice this summer and 10 or more times over the past 40 years. It's a favorite. The simple and clean cabins overlook the water, each with it's own private dock. We'd start our day with coffee on the dock, usually with the company of loons. The staff has been consistently courteous, helpful and flexible. The... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I have visited Clearwater Lodge many times over the past thirteen years, and our visits just keep getting better (is that even possible?)! We've done everything in between a fully outfitted family camping/canoeing trip in the BWCA wilderness to a Bed & Breakfast couple's weekend in the historic lodge. Our visits have been met with friendly, knowledgeable,... More 

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Superior, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The property is expertly run by the friendly and helpful staff. It is a lovely, serene place and well worth the cost. We enjoyed seeing and hearing the Common Loons and other wildlife. The fresh Strawberry Rhubarb pie is highly recommended. This was our first trip to Minnesota and we can't wait to return.

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Richfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Extremely convenient location on Clearwater Lake. Our large group of 9 stayed in a bunkhouse before entering the BWCA for a 4 day trip. The ability to wake up and put a canoe in without having to be shuttled 30+ mins was great. The staff was extremely helpful, nice, and accommodating. Breakfast was amazing too. Highly recommend!

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A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We soaked in the history of the Lodge and cabins, and were stunned by the natural beauty of Clearwater Lake. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Very clean and well tended, but not commercialized. Still thinking about the raisin bread French Toast. No wonder people like us reserve a year in advance!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Clearwater is an outstanding operation--a great lodge that also offers cabins and bunkhouses for those seeking to visit the Boundary Waters to relax and take in the atmosphere, or as a launch point into the wilderness for a rustic trek. The staff is extremely knowledgable and hard-working, and it shows in their conduct and the state of the facilities. As... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am one who never writes reviews, but due to the friendliness and welcoming environment that the Clearwater Historic Lodge offers, I would feel guilty not writing one. First of all, they are the easiest people to talk to. Friendly, kind, and easy going. They accommodated every need I had as a customer. They took care of everything. It was... More 

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Saint Paul
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The people here are so friendly and helpful. The setting is marvelous and the lake really is crystal clear. The cabins are spaced apart far enough so feel like you've got your own private spot on the lake. This is a perfect spot to truly get away, while still being within reach of Grand Marais when you really need a... More 

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Cloquet, Minnesota
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What an amazing and awesome place to stay!!! Upon arrival immediately felt welcome and comfortable!! A wonderful staff that is friendly and courteous! Fantastic view and a porch that is beyond relaxing!! Definately makes you want to sit and stay awhile! A home away from home!! Had a splendid day canoeing on the lake and a great dinner. Followed by... More 

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Ely
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Erik and Tori were hospitable and kind. Suite A was great! It offered a limited view of the lake and was quiet. We had privacy yet when we wanted to socialize, we went to the covered deck and chatted with other guests. We brought our own gear and canoe, but they have canoes, SUPs and kayaks for rent. We will... More 

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