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St. Croix
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here for the Northern Lights simply expecting a hunting lodge in the woods, but what we found was an AMAZING resort in the woods. Nestled right on the lake, the cabins are huge and well appointed. Quite comfortable and roomy the lodge was fantastic and clean. The staff was wonderful and kind, and don't get me started on the... More 

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GunflintOwner, Owner at Gunflint Lodge, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters. We do have a beautiful view of Gunflint Lake and the Northwoods. Our restaurant staff definitely aims to please with a wide selection of native foods, including blueberries, wild rice, and our famous Walleye Chowder. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Warrensburg, Missouri
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25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

About halfway along the Gunflint Trail as the pines are growing taller and the people scarcer, you come to the beautiful Gunflint Lake, which straddles the US-Canadian border. A quick turn down the dirt road leads you to this lakeside resort, straight from the Catskills or Adirondacks. It's a step back into a time when families took vacations on the... More 

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GunflintOwner, Owner at Gunflint Lodge, responded to this review

I'm glad you took the opportunity to drive up the Gunflint Trail to enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife we have here. In addition to kayaking and canoeing, we offer horse rides, hiking trails, and our Towering Canopy zipline to help our guests explore this beautiful piece of Minnesota Northwoods. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The setting of the Gunflint Lodge is spectacular. What sets Gunflint Lodge ahead of it's competitors the setting, restaurant, naturalist program and the way Gunflint encourages their guests to interact with the outdoors. The naturalist program offers a daily menu of hikes, kids activities, fishing, music, canoeing, and a myriad of other activities that could engage even the most dedicated... More 

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GunflintOwner, Owner at Gunflint Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed your time here and took advantage of the many opportunities Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters offers to experience our beautiful Minnesota Northwoods. I will certainly share your compliments with our wonderful staff here. We are thrilled to be here and are looking forward to continuing to improve our accommodations while... More 

Mishawaka, Indiana
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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband purchased an online deal for the lodge.We read the various Trip Advisor reviews and wasn't sure what to expect. It is not a luxurious resort. A bit of a hiccup with housekeeping.We would prefer to just exchange our towels ourselves as to wait for housekeeping to eventually discover the need. The cabins were adequate ,not stand alone but... More 

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GunflintOwner, Owner at Gunflint Lodge, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your visit and apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced. We offer a wide variety of cabins, ranging from one bedroom to five bedroom, and while most are standalone, we do have a duplex or two in the mix. You did catch us in our busiest season, which has led to longer wait times... More 

Grand Marais, Minnesota
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143 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little restaurant located in the lodge at Gunflint Lake resort. Service was great. Good was tasty and hot and arrived quickly. Like all restaurants on the Gunflint Trail the meals are a little pricey but their remote beautiful more than makes up up for the price. The lodge will soon change ownership. We can only hope that this wonderful... More 

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GunflintOwner, Owner at Gunflint Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed your visit. As new owners, we have been at Gunflint Lodge and Outfitters for about two months now and are enjoying meeting our guests. We certainly intend to continue to offer quality food and service that have made Gunflint a Northwoods icon for nearly 90 years. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I recently visited Gunflint Lodge for our honeymoon and couldn't be happier with our stay. They offer a great "inclusive" honeymoon package that is definitely worth the price. We stayed 5 days in one of their cabins, and it was perfect. The cabin we stayed in had a wood fireplace, and a Jacuzzi tub, and we took... More 

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GunflintOwner, Owner at Gunflint Lodge, responded to this review

Congratulations to you and your wife on your marriage! I am glad you enjoyed your honeymoon at Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters. We agree that the solitude you can enjoy here is the perfect way to spend time together after a wedding and the beautiful lake and sunsets are incredible. We look forward to seeing you both again soon! More 

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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This is one of the most wonderful places on earth if you like the wilderness. There are not a lot of luxuries, but that isn't what you go for. The meals in the Lodge were great, large portions, great taste, good value. The service by some (John and Jodi) was exceptional. The housekeeping staff we talked with were so kind,... More 

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Thank Jared L
GunflintOwner, Owner at Gunflint Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. Surrounded by the wilderness, we do offer wide variety of accommodation options, from bunk houses and rustic canoe cabins to lakeside homes and cabins, which come with one to four bedrooms (each with its own bathroom), a full kitchen and a beautiful stone fireplace. Most cabins also have a selection of hot tubs, saunas,... More 

iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Been here before and had a good experience. This time staff were lost. Nobody knew our name. Staff inappropriate...bad attitudes and talked bad about new owners and openly used profanity and crude language. Meal service had long delays. Weak service--had to request service more than once. Chairs lined up on the patio like an institution. Out of food/drink...asked us for... More 

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GunflintOwner, Owner at Gunflint Lodge, responded to this review

I’m sorry to hear that your experience didn’t live up to our high standards. Please understand that your visit came during a very busy summer stretch and some of our seasonal staff have not yet learned all our guests’ names. We regret that due to our high demand we were not able to offer you all the favorite dishes you... More 

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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

I hadn't been to the Gunflint/BWCA since childhood (decades ago!) but our family was meeting there to say goodbye to my dad who passed away last year. There isn't a more pure and serene place left around. It's so quiet, friendly, and amazingly nice to be cut off from Internet (the Lodge itself has low broadband connection). The sunsets over... More 

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MGR_Guest_Relations, Manager at Gunflint Lodge, responded to this review

Lisa, We are so sorry for your loss. We are glad you were able enjoy the serene and peaceful environment we have to offer here! Thank you for the photos and rooms tips, they are an amazing bonus to your already great feedback. We hope to see you soon :) More 

Forney, Texas
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

If you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, high demand jobs or need to spend some quality time with friends or better yet with your husband, wife or significant other - this is the place to go! No satellite so take your favorite DVDs - wifi only in the lodge - and plenty of... More 

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MGR_Guest_Relations, Manager at Gunflint Lodge, responded to this review

Kelly, We are so happy to hear of the memories you made on a trip with us. To us that is what vacations are all about, so thank you! Also, we are glad you enjoyed your fishing trip with Adam and had a chance to eat your fresh catch of the day. We hope you can get the whole family... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rustic family accommodations on the Canadian Border in northern Minnesota adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Cabins accommodate 2-10 people. Activities include canoeing, hiking, guided naturalist activities, swimming, horse back riding, full meal service, and the new Towering Pines Canopy Tour. Special programs for "Becoming a Boundary Waters Family." ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gunflint Lodge

Address: 143 S Gunflint Lk, Grand Marais, MN 55604-3009
Location: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
Price Range: $272 - $485 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gunflint Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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