Me and a buddy went up to fish Gunflint Lake on our search for lake trout and stayed in one of the 2 bedroom A frames.
Were they the Hyatt? Nope. Did I expect them to be? Nope.
For those that I have never traveled to this end of the earth, YOU ARE GOING TO THE END OF THE EARTH! :-) Your cell phone WILL NOT work after you are about 10 miles out of Grand Marais , there is almost no stores down the whole trail, etc. This is rustic backwoods country with a few modern conveniences.
** PRO TIP ** If you're not prepared with your food / alcohol you will learn quickly about the laws of supply and demand so either bring what you need or bring extra cash. ($4 box of Kraft Macaroni anyone?)
All that said, the Gunflint Trail is a beautiful drive and the location of the resort is on the best lake on the Gunflint Trail. The cabin itself is well cabiny but well kept - by cabiny I mean that it has basic indoor out door carpet (come on why would they want nice stuff with families full of kids and dogs going to drag all the outdoors in) and basic (nice) interiors. The beds were amazingly good and we felt well rested. There was a nice gas fire place in the cabin and most things you could need to cook meals in the kitchen. There is a tv but there is no tv service so bring dvd's if you are into that. Overall we had no complaints at all about the accommodations but if your a city slicker just understand that these are not five star accommodations but they sure beat a tent any day :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ma & Pa resort & campground 43 miles up the Gunflint Trail National scenic Byway. Year round cabins, summer camping, family and pet friendly. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gunflint Pines Hotel Campgrounds