Just got back from a week in the Boundary Waters with my son at Clearwater Lodge. FANTASTIC TRIP! Adam and his staff have really put something together that they should be very proud of. We signed up for a complete outfit package for 2 nights on the lakes. If you've never been out fishing on a remote lake after sunset with a moon overhead, listening to the gurgling "blub, blub, blub, blub, blub" of a black jitterbug with the call of loons echoing across the water, then having your lure SLAMMED by northern pike almost as long as your arm, then you haven't lived the good life!!! The lodge is very nice! We stayed in Suite A. Very roomy with full bath and complete kitchen including fridge, stove, microwave, pots, pans, utensils, glasses. The breakfasts were very good too. GREAT pancakes. This is great place to go for a family trip. The first thing Adam does is sit down with you to find out what YOU want out of the trip, then makes recommendations that will help you achieve those goals. The gear was first rate. Nice, light Kevlar canoes and camping equipment. The Trail Center, just a short drive away on the Gunflint Trail, is a GREAT place to have dinner. We had the 8 oz. filet with bleu cheese sauce and hashbrowns on our last night. OUTSTANDING! If you've ever wanted to experience complete solitude in an absolutely beautiful setting, then you can't go wrong staying here. Highly recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Clearwater Historic Lodge and Canoe Outfitters is oldest resort and outfitter on the Gunflint Trail. The main lodge is listed on the National Historic Registry and has 5 bed and breakfast rooms. The resort also offers 8 lakeside cabins, all with kitchens, bathrooms and private docks. The 5 bunkhouse accommodations for those entering the Boundary Waters Canoe Area provide a great option for the night before a canoe trip. Motorboat, canoe, kayak and paddle board rentals available. ... more less