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Clearwater Historic Lodge

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I HIGHLY recommend Clearwater Historic Lodge to anyone looking for a place to get away from it all. This is the perfect destination for anyone seeking to enjoy the beautiful scenic BWCA wilderness of northern Minnesota. I absolutely loved Clearwater Historic Lodge! It was the perfect spot for myself and my friends during our Boundary Waters trip. As a lodge,... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I had a wonderful time staying at Clearwater. It is a great jumping off point for day trips around the Boundary Waters. On days we weren't paddling, we enjoyed the easily accessible hikes in the area. The staff here were very friendly and gave helpful recommendations for things to do and see in the area. Our cabin... More 

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I used Clearwater Lodge for their outfitting and lodging services for a group of 12. Erik and the entire staff were super nice and great to work with; extremely accommodating - thank you! Erik helped with our route planning for a 5-day canoe trip and even shuttled us to a local restaurant. Our visit was awesome, I highly recommend Clearwater... More 

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Thank Alex W
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We used to camp in the Gunflint trail area at least once a year before we had kids. This was our first year back after 6 years and we decided to stay at the Clear Water Lodge with our kids to make it easier for ourselves. We got there late but we're really impressed with how wonderful we were greeted... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for a long weekend at one of the bed and breakfast rooms. We had a great time hiking and canoeing in the BWCA. During our first night, we saw the Northern Lights while sitting around the camp fire. Pretty amazing!

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Saint Cloud
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From the great staff who are always there to help to the comfortable cabins that let you get lost in the woods if that's what you want or paddle your way to that special spot that you will remember always. The Clearwater Lodge has the history of outfitting trips into the BWCA. The lodge can tell you the history of... More 

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Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We loved the cabin and deck and lakeshore. The rooms in the cabin were clean and the amenities and decorations were exceptional. The breakfast and scones were super too. Thank you so much for a relaxing 2 days!

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Raymore Mo 64083
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we stayed the night in bunkhouse 1 before going into the bwca. The bunkhouse was clean and towels were provided which was nice. The lighting could have been a bit better. The old lodge was done very well in keeping with the rustic charm, and offered complimentary coffee, tea, cocoa and cider, as well a cozy fire in the evenings.... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clearwater is an incredible resort near the BWCA. The staff is incredible, the accommodations are nice and the location is perfect. I will keep coming back in the summers to come! I highly recommend it to anyone looking to do day trips into the BWCA as well.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we walked in and they said "Welcome Home" to checking out in the morning, it was a relaxing, clean and fun time. The room was very clean. The breakfast was so good and it made the whole lodge smell great. I enjoyed the quiet morning watching the sun rise while sitting on the dock.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clearwater Historic Lodge

Address: 774 Clearwater Rd, Grand Marais, MN 55604-3031
Location: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
Price Range: $80 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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