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“Perfect Romantic Getaway”

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Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters
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5 reviews
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“Perfect Romantic Getaway”
Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here last weekend and couldn't have felt more welcomed in this cozy, family run resort. We stayed in cabin 20, which was absolutely perfect with a wood burning fireplace, jacuzzi shower and lakefront view. We were truly relaxed and "away from it all" with the gorgeous views of Gunflint lake. We did an hour long horseback ride, and while both of us were beginners, Molly and Elyssa couldn't have been better in teaching us how to properly handle our horses. The hiking was beyond beautiful and we would highly recommend a boat rental to fish the lake and to get to Bridal Falls to hike. The Sunday night BBQ is not to be missed with smoked chicken, ribs and salmon (not to mention the to die for homemade blueberry BBQ sauce)! Our cabin had a kitchenette but the lodge is also an awesome choice with fabulous chef options and a bar with great craft beer selections. We will most definitely be back, and recommending to our friends!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

We had a nice time despite our rainy, end-of-May weekend. Definitely a great Northwoods getaway. Our cabin w/2 BR was spacious, pleasant, clean, comfortable and secure. I was comfortable as mom and daughter guests. We made use of the kitchen, bringing groceries and only went to restaurant on Sunday for the all-can eat BBQ, which was delicious with great service. The kitchen had limited hot water, so we boiled for dish-washing, though I had plenty for a shower. I noticed this was a comment by some other readers. It didn't bother us. We wanted a camping experience without a tent, so boiling some water up is nothing to complain about. They had the fireplace stocked and ready to go, which we enjoyed on this still cool, rainy weekend. The resort is not meant to be the Ritz, but it is hardly rustic, and we were pleasantly surprised. The staff were all very friendly and casual, which we appreciate. The naturalist accommodated us for hiking after the original group canceled and we showed up, forgetting about the sign-up sheet. She was very friendly and informative. They offer a lot of activities, just make sure you ask about schedules, as not all activities in the web site are available the days you are staying and are subject to change, so be a bit flexible. Horseback-riding, we were told for example on the phone reservation, you'd want to see about scheduling a week in advance of your stay to make sure. We had decided not to do this, yet its a nice fyi to plan for. I had read Justine Kerfoot's book years ago, and this resort was on my list to get to, and I was pleased to have stayed while Bruce and Sue were still there to meet, as the lodge is up for sale. There is a lot of history in this resort, and you can see the years of development that are there. It is a family-run resort, so think family when you go! Grounds were well kept, nicely landscaped, boats, canoes, kayaks available for use of guests, and pet friendly. We definitely recommend and would return for more summer boating and the winter activities look fun too. Enjoy!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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GunflintGuy, Owner at Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Thank you for your comments and I am glad to hear most things were to your liking. I have followed up on your comment about needing more hot water in the kitchen sink and have taken care of it, so it will not be an issue in the future.
I hope you can work Gunflint into your schedule again in the future.
Thanks, Bruce Kerfoot, your Gunflint Host
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

We didn't stay at Gunflint Lodge, but we enjoyed their horseback riding. Our lady guides were very informative and they know their job. They taught us how to rid, control and treat a horse. The price for an hour rid was very reasonable, considering that there is no other horse stables in the area. The weather was cooperating and trail was nice.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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River Falls, Wisconsin
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

We stayed in one of the Romantic Cabins in May, arriving when there was still ice on the lake. We absolutely loved our long weekend here. The cabin was great, from the pier fireplace and pine panelling to the hot tub to the bed, everything was excellent. Oh, the view from the big windows, through the cedars? The lake entertained us constantly with absolute calm, gentle ripples, gorgeous sunsets. We heard grouse and woodpeckers and so many bird calls. The hiking trails allowed us to exercise our dogs - when they weren't staring out the window at ducks and bluejays and chipmunks. Dinners were delicious and the server was so responsive to any little request. Good wines! This lodge is so well run. They have a naturalist, horseback riding, zip lines, and oh yes, fishing!

Room Tip: We liked having a kitchen in our Romantic Cabin to be self sufficient for breakfast and lunch. But t...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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GunflintGuy, Owner at Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Thank you for your kind comments. The ice has finally cleared the lake and the lake trout and walleye fishing is great. More of our migrating birds have arrived and today our spring order of 4,000 flowers arrive, so we have all hands on board to start with the planting. In a few weeks the whole grounds will have blooming plants everywhere.
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Longville, Minnesota
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Reviewed May 17, 2014

2 of my very good friends and I spent Mother's Day on the canopy tour at the Gunflint with 2 of the greatest guides ever! Andrew and Cassie. They kept us sane and encouraged us to get past our fears and do the ZIP! It was awesome! This was followed by wine and snacks at our cabin. The hospitality, great food and wonderful hosts can't be beat. Cabin 1 has an outdoor hot tub just right for relaxing and laughing with great friends. Can't wait to get up there again.

Room Tip: Cabin 1 has an outdoor hot tub! We always request this cabin,
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

My friend and I arrived on Friday late afternoon. We had taken advantage of a Crowd Cut offer awhile back and really didn't know how far Gunflint Lodge was from what we knew Grand Marais to be...
So pleasantly surprised by the welcome we received! The front desk staff were so friendly. I have never written a review online before but because of our experience of the owner, Bruce, helping us "relearn" the game of cribbage while in the lodge...well it was wonderful because for one thing he never once made us feel like we should know who is was and he even refrained from introducing himself as the owner. We were just very impressed with the staff and ownership and surprised to learn it is for sale. It is sad to see a family tradition being sold.
Grand Marais is beautiful. Venturing into the National Forest was thrilling .... I could see Canada from my cabin! :-)

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

we have been spending new years on Gunflint trail for the past 4 years. we went to Gunflint lodge this feb, instead of Jan. what a beautiful place! we enjoyed the snow as much as we enjoyed the summer time! the cabins are very comfortable! Bruce offered every winter guests free breakfast nd happy hour appetizer during their stay. We skied, snowshoed, watched wolf hunt in real life, made candles, dreamcatchers, and went on a night hike to howl to the wolves. we love the Gunflint TrIal and we love Gunflint Lodge! With the groupon, the cost was affordable!

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters
Address: 143 S Gunflint Lk, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 32 Specialty Lodging in Grand Marais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All-inclusive luxury cabins in the Minnesota Northwoods on the historic Gunflint Trail bordering the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Lakeside cabins with fireplaces accommodate 2-14 people and many have in-room saunas or spa pools. Activities include canoeing, hiking, fishing guides, guided Naturalist activities, swimming, horse back riding, full meal service, and the Towering Pines Canopy Tour. Winter activities include cross country skiing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, snow shoeing and ice fishing. Lakeside patio dining, full-service bar, and massage therapist are available. Featured in "1,000 Places to See Before You Die-U.S. & Canada." Always Pet Friendly. ... more   less 
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