We stayed at the Hungry Jack Lodge the last week of September of this year when the fall colors were peaking. It far exceeded are expectations. We stayed in the Wolf cabin which sits on a small hill overlooking the lake. Every cabin has it's own dock. The cabin reminded me of the cabins we would stay in up north when I was a kid. It was clean and in good repair.It was not luxurious, and I was happy about that. I don't go up north - especially to the Boundary Waters area - to feel like I am living at home. However, if rustic is not your cup of tea, they do have several updated cabins that are very nice and feel more like a home than a cabin. The Wolf cabin was nice, made of logs. It had a small kitchen with a full size refrigerator and apartment size stove that overlooked the lake, a combo living/bedroom with two queen beds and a couch. The beds and some of the log furniture in the cabin is original to the resort and those pieces are beautiful .The bathroom was nice with a tub and shower. There was a bar/eating area between the living area and the kitchen. And there was a nice gas fireplace that kept the cabin cozy and warm. It also had a small deck that held two heavy wood adirondack chairs and a small table. I loved it. They offer meal plans and we chose to get our breakfast and supper at the lodge - Bingo! we got that right! The food was incredible. Ericka is a wonderful cook - amazing actually - and every meal had generous portions. We did not go hungry.
The lodge is huge, made of logs with a big front porch and a large deck in back that overlooks the lake. There is a living room with a big stone fireplace and overstuffed sofas and chairs; there are books to read and games and puzzles you can use. The dining area has beautiful hickory tables and chairs and large windows that over look the deck and lake. There is a very nice bar and game room below with a flat screen TV for watching sports. This area walks out to a covered patio and then on to the lawn and lake. There are also some more heavy wooden adirondack chairs that sit out by the beach. There is a separate small building with his and hers saunas just to the left of the walkout. Forrest, the owner, is a friendly and helpful young man, not to mention handsome. He sat and talked with us a while about the history of the resort, activities in the area, advice about hiking trails etc. We rented a fishing boat one day and found he has very nice boats and motors, as well as canoes and kayaks you can rent. The boat had a fish finder in it and we were amazed at how many fish are in that lake!
We had a wonderful relaxing time and we highly recommend the Hungry Jack Lodge. We will definitely return.