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Clearwater Historic Lodge

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774 Clearwater Road, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Nothing fancy, just a wooden bunkhouse out in the woods. The place does not have any heat, so be sure to bring warm clothes and a good sleeping bag. Also, if you like any support for sleeping, be prepared to inflate a mattress as the bunk beds do not have any supportive surfaces. On a positive note, the bathrooms are... More 

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Wayzata, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Clearwater Lodge is an historic lodge that is emblematic of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Our family has been coming here every September for 26 years! The lodge is always being updated but keeping in mind it's historic nature and all updates maintain it's character. We lodge here our first night, have a great breakfast the next day and get... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We stayed in the bunkhouse before embarking on a canoe trip into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. I have stayed in many bunkhouses over the years. This was the best bunkhouse experience I have had because; the bunkhouse had an bathroom and they had a great breakfast in the lodge. Every other bunkhouse entails a walk to an outhouse, or... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Absolutely love this place. It was our first time staying. It's quiet, secluded, and peaceful. The cabin was warm and cozy, the beds were more comfortable than any we have slept on in a hotel. Perfect balance of the amenities of home with the great outdoors. We plan to return many times over.

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St. Paul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Our trip started in early October and only went a few days, but the staff was kind and helpful throughout. The bunkhouse was perfect, although the space heater provided did short circuit the electricity when we turned it on, so be cautious.The facilities were all clean and ample for the five of us. The breakfast was a delicious home-cooked greasy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We have been going to Clearwater Historic Lodge for over 10 years. We try to make it every year, it is a wonderful experience and the staff is great. If you want to relax in natures pristine environment this is the place to go.

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Castle Pines, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic! The people running the lodge and outfitting are great. Our group got the complete outfitting package and everything we needed was supplied. What a great week on the water. Erik and his wife made sure that meals (including gluten free) were high quality and nutritional. They understand that your burning a lot calories every day. Great job guys. We... More 

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Elk River, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I utilized Clearwater Outfitter for my first solo trip into the bwca. From the first time I called until I left their parking lot I felt I was in capable hands. Eric and his lovely wife happily answered all my novice questions (and there were many). They were extremely flexible with their schedule and helped me rearrange a trip at... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We enjoyed our return to Clearwater and plan to make this part of our next trip to the BWCA. I think what I enjoy most is the sense that we're truly in the heart of the wilderness without TV, no cell phone and few sounds of boat motors. Our family experience began in 1936 with Mom and Dad, passing on... More 

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Raleigh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We had a lovely stay in one of the cabins. It was a lovely quiet place to stay with walking access to multiple hikes and a great lake to canoe. The staff was helpful and the fresh bread and cookies were great.

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