Three of us rented a canoe from Clearwater Lodge for a 5 day trip. We stayed in a bunkhouse the night before we started the adventure. We woke up in the morning and ate a great breakfast before we started paddling. The last day we also stayed in the bunkhouse before the long drive home the next day. We were ready for a hot shower! The fishing was great. We ate fish every night for supper. There is a lot of history with Clearwater Lodge. We really enjoyed visiting with Adam and his family. They are a young hardworking couple living the dream of being self employed owning their own business. I especially respect the way they want to raise their kids playing outside, enjoying the outdoors. We don't see enough of this anymore. This is the 3rd boundary waters trip, first at Clearwater. We will be a repeat customer.
- 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