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Clearwater Historic Lodge

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774 Clearwater Rd, Grand Marais, MN 55604-3031
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#4 of 34 Specialty lodging in Grand Marais
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Clearwater Historic Lodge and Canoe Outfitters is oldest resort and outfitter on the Gunflint Trail. The main lodge is listed on the National Historic Registry and has 5 bed and breakfast rooms. The resort also offers 8 lakeside cabins, all with kitchens, bathrooms and private docks. The 5 bunkhouse accommodations for those entering the Boundary Waters Canoe Area provide a great option for the night before a canoe trip. Motorboat, canoe, kayak and paddle board rentals available.
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A Tripadvisor Member wrote a review Aug 4
A great last stop before your entry into the real great outdoors. Staff are very attentive to help and answer any questions. Breakfast was delicious and it’s service was quick and professional. So many activities on site, hoping Clearwater stays around for another 100 years!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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A Tripadvisor Member wrote a review Jul 2020
We are repeat guests at Clearwater Historic Lodge and are already looking forward to next year’s visit. Excellent staff that makes your stay so enjoyable. We do believe the number one staff member is the baker who made our blueberry pie! We stay in the Lodge so breakfast is included. Friends visited us while we were there so we entertained them on the large porch looking at the Lake and listening to loons. Thanks again Clearwater staff and see you next year.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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A Tripadvisor Member wrote a review Jul 2020
My wife and I did an overnight in Charlie's room then departed for BWCA the next day. This was our first time using Clearwater's outfitting services. The accommodations were very nice and the outfitting services were first rate.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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3inacanoe wrote a review Jul 2020
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We staying in Cabin #8 for a week in June and absolutely loved it. We loved the full kitchen, dock going out to Clearwater Lake and the opportunity to start our daily canoe excursions right from our cabin. We will definitely put this on the list to return! Thank you so very much!!
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Room Tip: Great place to get in touch with the wilderness and still enjoying a beautiful wilderness.
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JodiL123 wrote a review Jul 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota39 contributions18 helpful votes
I have wanted to paddle the BWCA Wilderness since I was in high school but was always nervous -- bugs, haven't camped for decades, no gear, etc. Finding Clearwater and their knowledgeable outfitter/guide, Erik, was a game-changer. We booked a fully outfitted 4 day guided trip and said we wanted a taste for what the BWCA had to offer - fishing, swimming, canoeing, the views, camping, portaging, relaxing, etc. We had an early dinner in Grand Marais before heading to the lodge where we were met by friendly staff who greeted us and welcomed us to spend the evening on the Lodge porch and then showed us the quick path to Bunkhouse 1. The porch had a nice view of the lake and was a great spot to enjoy a glass of wine, play a board game and visit with a few other guests. The bunkhouse accommodations were just what we needed after a long car ride and a great transition into the wilderness. The next morning included a delicious breakfast (we chose blueberry scones, thick sliced bacon and scrambled eggs) and then we met Erik at the outfitting post. He gave us two options for our guided trip and then we started packing up (i.e., put our clothes into packs instead of duffel bags). He had everything set and ready, even the meals. Off we went to our family adventure! We had an AMAZING time and were thankful to have good weather and such a friendly, helpful and knowledgeable guide with us. When we arrived back at Clearwater, we had an ice cold beverage "cheers" and a hot shower "ahhhh!". We couldn't have asked for a better first time BWCA experience and will be telling anyone who listens how great the Clearwater Historic Lodge and Outfitter is.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Clearwater Historic Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Clearwater Historic Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Pincushion Mountain Trail System (5.0 miles) and Honeymoon Bluff (3.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Clearwater Historic Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Clearwater Historic Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Clearwater Historic Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Clearwater Historic Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Trail Center Lodge, Hungry Jack Lodge Restaurant, and Clearwater Bakery.
Are pets allowed at Clearwater Historic Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.