The best value on the Gunflint Trail. Great cabin with upgraded appliances, personable and very friendly owners, beautiful secluded location, and overall everything you could want from a northwoods vacation. We enjoyed the freshly made complimentary breakfast every morning (the biscuits and gravy were the best I have ever had!). The freshly baked cookies and lemonade in the afternoons were also a treat for the family. There is wi fi in the Lodge, but it was nice to be out of touch with the world for a week as there is no cell reception in the area. We rented the pontoon for the day and cruised the lake, discovering many of the trails and the hidden gems in the forrest. Obviously no AC in the cabins (youd be hard pressed to find cabins with AC anywhere past Grand Marais) but the breeze off the lake kept everything cool in the evening and overnight. We spent an afternoon blueberry picking on one of the trails around the cabin and really took on quite a haul. Tasty! There are also canoes and kayaks we enjoyed (no charge) on a first come first served basis. We rented the Jack Pine cabin which had 4 bedrooms and it was quite spacious for 6 adults and 2 children. Overall, we were shocked at such a great stay for so little compared to the other resorts on Gunflint and other surrounding lakes. Granted other resorts have scheduled events and activities, Cross River is more for guests who are self sufficient in the boundary waters and like to explore on their own. But John (owner) is extremely knowledgable of the area an can give great recommendations if needed. We are already planning out our 2013 summer vacation and looking forward to another week spent at Cross River Lodge!
- 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