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Orlando, Florida
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2 reviews
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“A great place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

We stayed at Loon Lake Lodge this winter. They only have one cabin in the winter and it was amazing. The perfect balance of rustic charm from the 70 year old cabin with the sleeping comforts of a luxury hotel. Owners, Tom and Terry have furnished the bedrooms with exceptional matresses and linens that make you never want to crawl out of bed. But if you do there are plenty of places to go hiking using the snowshoes provided with the cabin. Or if your the type that would prefer staying in reading by the fire this is the place for you. With the firewood pile provided just feet from the front door and a great view of the lake through the picture window (not to mention the active bird house just outside the window) all you need to do is start the coffee and get your book. Personally I think winter is the perfect time to visit Loon Lake Lodge because of having only the one cabin available you feel like there is no one around for miles.Can't wait to make this trip again for a longer visit.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

This was the second year I stayed at Loon Lake Lodge with my husband and his family. We had very different weather each time but still had plenty to do. The first night there we were warmly greeted by the owners and got settled in. During our time there we took hikes to Crab Lake and up the road, went fishing, played games in the main lodge, had wonderful dinners and breakfasts prepared by the owners each day; and thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet to ourselves in our cabins. One morning I woke at 4:45am and only had to open my eyes to watch the sunrise over the Loon Lake from the comfort of my bed (one of numerous advantages -the views everywhere!). I cannot wait to come back to stay again. Gracious hosts, beautiful surroundings and a lot of time to do whatever interests you. Terry and Tom will make you feel very welcomed!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Lowden, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2010

Me and my husband decided to rent a cabin and do something different this year for vacation. I had talked with Tom(the owner) a few times before we had decided to book the cabin for a week. He had set our mind at ease.
The cabins were very quaint and very clean!! It was perfect for us!! The bed was comfortable and it had everything furnished in the kitchen that we needed.
We rented the cabin during a week of a cold front, so we were only able to go fishing a couple days. The couple days that we did go, we caught enough to eat, and it was awesome!!!
The nights were cold, but amazing sitting on the deck, listening to the wolves and elk!!!!
Loon Lake is the perfect getaway if you want to get away for society!! No phones, tv or lots of people!! It was an experience that we will definetely do again!
Tom and Terry were great hosts. If you needed anything, they were there!
We traved around to some of the other resorts and they all seemed busy and noisy, Loon Lake is very peaceful and relaxing. We highly recommend it and will be visiting it again real soon!!!!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed our two days here and wish it could have been for longer. Tom and Terry and wonderful people who make you feel so very welcome and can't do enough for you. The location on the lake is superb and the atmosphere wonderful.

The cabins are charming and rustic, which is how they are meant to be - our cabin was cute, cozy, very clean and comfortable; the bathroom was new and the bed very comfy. Breakfast in the lodge was tasty and filling (you must try the pancakes!) and set us up for the day.

We just loved it and if ever back in the area would stay nowhere else.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Madrid, España
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2010

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I grew up in Minnesota, but it had been over 15 years since I returned to the Gunflint area. We were not disappointed with our choice of lodgings! Much of the area burned in 2007, but this lodge and its immediate surrounding area was completely untouched.

Tom and Terry (the owners) are incredibly nice, wonderful people. They gave us lots of hints about where to hike and were so helpful to us...Tom even showed us how to light the grill for supper one night! We had a delicious Walleye dinner at the lodge as well. It was peaceful and beautiful. The view of the lake from our cabin was breath taking and the sound of the loon's call was haunting in a serene beautiful way. The amount of animals and birds hanging around is a good indication of the !spirit" of Loon Lake. On the property we saw a small black bear and an incredible Bald Eagle. We were thrilled with just about everything.
The cabins themselves are spartan, clean and very functional. Doors swing shut to avoid bugs getting in but have a magnet to hold them open. The kitchen is full- everything you need. On the deck there's a grill. We only found one tiny spider in the whole cabin!
A heartfelt strong recommendation! A few of the best days we have ever had on vacation!

Español:
La mejor decisión que tomamos en este viaje fue ir a Loon Lake Lodge. La zona ardió en 2007, pero las instalaciones y area alreadedor de las cabañas no fueron afectados. Es una propiedad preciosa, sileciosa, tranquila, y serena. Vimos una cantidad de pájaros, ardillas, animalitos, loons (el pato oficial de Minnesota que canta por la noche- pone los pelos de punta!) UN OSOS, y una aguila real pescando.

Los propietarios son personas amables y estupendas! Tom y Terry nos trataron con mucho cariño y nos ayudaron con todo lo que hicimos. Tom cocina de fábula- comimos el mejor Walleye (pescado de la zona) que había probado jamás.

Las cabañas son espartanas y muy limpias. La cocina es completa- muy cómoda. Hay una barbacoa en el porche, donde por la noche ves las estrellas y escuchas los loons cantando en el lago. Impresionante. Muy relajante, ideal unos 3 días románticos. Hay mucho que hacer en la zona...sólo tiene que preguntarles a Tom y Terry!

Altamente recomendado- de toda corazón.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Duluth, MN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2009

I have stayed many times at Loon Lake Lodge and each time I am taken away from the ordinary hustle, bustle of modern living. The historic cabins, although old, are always kept clean and functional inside. The relaxed atmosphere in a beautiful setting make it a great place to just relax and read a book. However, being located in the middle of the Gunflint trail mean that you have easy access to day trips that provide unbelieveable beauty and adventure. I have taken spectatcular hikes and canoe trips within minutes of the lodge. Some of my favorite are: hikes to Bridal Falls, Honeymoon Bluff, canoe trips to Rose Lake and Johnson Falls. After a day of great adventure, you can come back and have a quiet evening that includes a great meal at the Lodge. I highly recommend staying at Loon Lake Lodge.

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with friends
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6 Thank JlatourDuluth_MN
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Property: Loon Lake Lodge
Address: 65 Loon Lake Rd, Grand Marais, MN 55604-3008
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
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Ranked #5 of 31 Specialty Lodging in Grand Marais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Derek, Andrea and Dax welcome you, your family, and friends to relax in our original log cabins built in the 1920's and 1930's. We have 8 cabins, all unique in their own way, and a restaurant that serves breakfast and dinner. We also offer a pontoon boat, fishing boats, canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards. Come for the fishing, hiking, and general enjoyment that mother nature provides! ... more   less 
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