Was excited to enjoy some family time at Cross River Lodge, but once we arrived, it was a disaster. We rented a pontoon which was in very poor condition and hesitated to even start a few times. When we mentioned it to John (the owner), he became very defensive and blamed us for the condition. Furthermore, the two other boats were in worse conditions! The first one (which we also rented) did not have a night light allowing us to enjoy ourselves pass sun set. The second boat was totally flooded when we got there. It was clear that the boat had some major damages resulting in the overflow of water, but that didn’t stop John from renting it out to another customer after pumping it all out. Overall, it was a terrible vacation and we do not recommend this place to anyone. Their lack of customer service and knowledge about their own personal properties (rental boats/pontoon) were only few contributions to our overall dissatisfaction. Save your money and your vacation for the cabins across the lake; Gunflint Pines or Gunflint Lodge! These were our first choices, but they were booked at the time we looked around.
The cabin itself was decent and the place offered continental breakfast which was actually the only perk about Cross River Lodge. I would not recommend this place to anyone, UNLESS you already have your own boat and looking for a cheap place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- John and Rose want to welcome you to our wilderness paradise and find some relaxation. We can point you towards whatever it is you are looking to do...or maybe it's a new adventure for your exploration. Sudbury Meteorite Ejecta field very near lodge. No liquor license but BYOB and it is welcome in the lodge. Come sit by our historic fireplace or on our screened porch and relax...We have suites above the lodge and cabins available. We have a "no surprise" pricing policy. Our price plus sales and lodging tax is the price. NO RESORT OR HIDDEN FEES! Hope to see you soon! ... more less