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Knoxville, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rockwood Lodge helped me organize a 2 day backpacking trip along the Boarder Route Trail (BRT) in the Boundary Waters of MN. A few days before I was supposed to leave for Rockwood Lodge they called me and let me know the trail I was supposed to hike down had been covered up by a storm. They helped me find... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a bunkhouse at Rockwood prior to entering the Boundary Waters. It was the best bunkhouse I've stayed in. Each bunkhouse had it's own bathroom with shower and heater. Rockwood is located on Poplar at the center point of the Gunflint, so even though they don't serve food, Trail Center and other nearby resorts do. The owner Carl... More 

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carl_madsen, Owner at Rockwood Lodge and Outfitters, responded to this review

Thanks Tim we hope to see you again! More 

Horton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

We stayed at a cabin at Rockwood in 2011, 2012, and 2015, each time with our granddaughter. We have already booked our cabin for August of 2016, so that should tell anyone reading this that we like it there! We are all looking forward to our week on Poplar Lake! The new owners, Carl and Stephanie, appear to be very... More 

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carl_madsen, Owner at Rockwood Lodge and Outfitters, responded to this review

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

We've stayed at Rockwood Lodge several times in past summers. We love the rustic experience of the cabins and the whole serenity of the place. They do an excellent job of outfitting us for a quality BWCA experience and we've always felt prepared and ready for anything. Staff are friendly and helpful. We will definitely return again.

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carl_madsen, Owner at Rockwood Lodge and Outfitters, responded to this review

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Clearwater Beac
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We stayed in cabin 3 and were greeted by the owners at check in. The cabin itself was dated but charming. I did walk into a cobweb walking into the bathroom which was not pleasant upon first arriving. There is definitely room for updates at this resort but the setting itself on the lake was very pleasant. I hope pride... More 

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carl_madsen, Owner at Rockwood Lodge and Outfitters, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback- We purchased the resort in November 2015 and have a lot of short and long term goals. Pride in ownership is very strong! As you mentioned the setting is amazing, we are on the north shore of Poplar lake, with a gorgeous view towards the south. We have update plans for each of the cabins,... More 

Hutchinson, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Mike was very helpful in getting our BWCA permit and helping plan the route. The canoe was nice (Kevlar). Food pack was overloaded with goodies, perhaps a bit too much so (I had to carry it). Water purification system was nice, but should include a bottle or jug that meshes with the screw cap connector.

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carl_madsen, Owner at Rockwood Lodge and Outfitters, responded to this review

Quist17- We have the bottle adaptors now and new gravity water filtration systems. They are awesome. It's hard to tell how much a person will eat, and it's also hard not to error on giving too much food, but I totally understand on taking only what you need. Those packs can get heavy! We are new owners, Mike and Lin... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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27 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

For the second year we stayed in Cabin 4. We had a full house, my husband and I, our 2 year old and my in-laws. Plenty of sleeping space and relaxation space. Nothing fancy but for a week it is just fine. I wouldn't mind if they got new mattresses and linens, they are pretty worn out, but not the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Just got back from a week-long stay in Cabin 4 and had a wonderful time. We would highly recommend it for an up-north vacation. Poplar Lake is a wonderful lake to explore and with a canoe provided with the rental, and very reasonable rates for boat rental we got out an explored it. Joe provided great fishing advice, and Mike... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Planned our BWCA trip using Rockwood Lodge as our launching point towards Entry point 47. We arrived a little later than we expected, somewhere around 10 PM. They had information posted on the door to guide us to our bunkhouse and then informed us they would see us in the morning. The bunkhouse was perfect. Beds, toilet, shower, and a... More 

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Highland Park, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Rockwwod lodge cabin #5 13 years ago. It was rustic and cozy and right on the water. This time # 5 was rented so we stayed in another cabin. Sitting on the dock at dusk was fabulous. There was a canuoe available to us. The owners were so friendly. Although it looks a little... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rockwood is a unique and historic resort on the Gunflint Trail on the Eastern half of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Located on the 31st mile of the 57 mile long Gunflint Trail, we actually have a section of the original gravel trail that goes through our resort! Even the Lodge (built between 1926 and 1932) is an original building, hand crafted from native Pine with a large meeting room and gift shop next to the front counter. The Outfitting building shares the same area and is a complete outfitters for beginners to seasoned pros. High quality Kevlar, Royalex and Aluminum canoes, bent shaft paddles, high quality tents and sleeping bags are all available for your trip. We carry enough food for your entire group so you don’t have to spend your time preparing for your trip. We even have a bunkhouse with showers in each room, so you can drive up late the night before and still get a good nights sleep and one last shower before heading into the Boundary Waters. Day trips are a great way to get started or for those of us who are not interested in a tent; rent one of our cabins for a couple nights; each cabin comes with a canoe, which you can take into the BWCAW, bring a lunch and come back home each night to sleep in a warm bed and enjoy a warm shower. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rockwood Lodge and Outfitters

Address: 50 Rockwood Rd., Grand Marais, MN 55604
Location: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
Price Range: $40 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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