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Owatonna, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Haven't been up here for four years and wanted to try it again before it gets too cold. They have new owners now but everything was pretty much the same. Had a 2 bedroom cabin this time. Was nice but outdated. Needs new furniture. Not enough snow to ski yet but we hiked alot. Was beautiful! Got fresh snow while...

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West Fargo, North Dakota
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was by far one of the most relaxing weekends my husband & I have had in a long time. Absolutely loved our cabin! Lakeside wooden chairs surrounded by trees just steps from our door was such a nice touch. We enjoyed dinner both evenings at the Red Bistro restaurant on property. Easy walking distance from our cabin. Great food...

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Brainerd, Minnesota
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We spent a couple of beautiful nights and days at Gunflint Lodge. We had a very nice cabin on the lake side and dined at the lodge where my daughter raved about the Walleye Chowder - which I have to agree is amazing. The service and staff were very attentive and friendly. We also did a horse trail ride which...

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GunflintOwner, Owner at Gunflint Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Your daughter has good taste--the Walleye Chowder is a classic here at Gunflint Lodge! We're glad you enjoyed your stay here and look forward to seeing you again this winter.

DeSoto, Texas
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We have wanted to visit for years and finally found the time and good weather. Plenty of scheduled activities and hiking trails but a little chilly for swimming and too windy for boat fishing so we enjoyed the peace and quiet. We used the meal plan and very much enjoyed the fine dinners and adequate breakfasts. But we decided that...

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GunflintOwner, Owner at Gunflint Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Gunflint Lodge. Weather can be unpredictable this time of year in northern Minnesota, so we're glad you enjoyed the fire place cabins, dining options, and our many hiking trails. We look forward to seeing you again in warmer weather!

Pearl City, Illinois
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The best wilderness lodging I've experienced. First class romantic cabins with many modern accoutrements such as steam shower, hot tub, king sized bed, washer & dryer and full kitchen. The only thing that might have been nice for the few down times would have been a TV or wifi. But absent that their movies/DVDs were a good second. The lodging...

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GunflintOwner, Owner at Gunflint Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and will pass your compliments along to our excellent staff.

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Located 43 miles up the Gunflint Trail from Grand Marais, MN this gorgeous tranquil lodge sits on the south side of Gunflint Lake. Very easy access by car. Main lodge contains the restaurant and check in facilities. Cottages are well maintained. Ours had a gas fireplace, sauna, and full kitchen. Furnishings and carpets are a bit warm, but still very...

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jtfred, Manager at Gunflint Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and took advantage of what Gunflint has to offer. We hope you will come again to visit us soon!

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 23 September 2016

So disappointing. The cabin was filthy - greasy dustballs in every corner, a carpet so stained it was repulsive, a dead spider in the tub... No other room was available so after 2 nights we took off to find something better. I took pictures but not sure if there's a place here to post them. Also, the food was below...

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jtfred, Owner at Gunflint Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback. We are sorry you stay didn't meet the high standards we have for our guests experiences. We take this feedback seriously and will review your comments with our housekeeping staff to assure we address these issues.

Cincinnati, OH
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Our extended family of 9 had dinner on the patio. It was the perfect end to a perfect vacation; excellent food and outstanding service. Feeding the ducks on the beach of the lodge totally engaged our 3 year old while parents and grandparents enjoyed the view and the dinner. We'll be back.

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GunflintOwner, Owner at Gunflint Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your vacation at Gunflint Lodge and Outfitters. We hope to see you again soon!

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Couldn't ask for a better place to make great memories. We stayed 8/18-8/21. 9 of us in adjoining cabins. Will admit they could use some updating but most of our time was spent doing the great activities available. Wolf howling, horseback riding, massage-which was fabulous, canoeing, took out a motor boat and of course the zip lining. If ever there...

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GunflintOwner, Owner at Gunflint Lodge, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your family vacation at Gunflint Lodge and Outfitters. Our staff really go out of their way to make sure every guest has a great time and I will pass your compliments along to them. We enjoyed meeting you and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

So, My husband and I made reservations for Horseback Riding, So the day of we drove there and it took us three hours to get there. Filled out all the paperwork, went up to the stables, was told that everyone had to step on a scale before we went on the ride. Well as soon as I stepped on the...

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GunflintOwner, Owner at Gunflint Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you were not able to participate in the horseback ride at Gunflint Lodge and Outfitters. Please understand that the 240 pound weight limit is for the safety of our guests as well as our horses. This requirement is clearly posted on our website, as well as covered by our front desk...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxury family accommodations on the Canadian Border in northern Minnesota adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Cabins accommodate 2-10 people. Activities include canoeing, hiking, guided naturalist activities, swimming, horse back riding, full meal service, and the new Towering Pines Canopy Tour. Special programs for "Becoming a Boundary Waters Family." ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gunflint Lodge

Address: 143 S Gunflint Lk, Grand Marais, MN 55604-3009
Region: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
Price Range: $227 - $535 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gunflint Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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“Take the time to ask questions about the cabin styles & setups when you make reservations to meet your needs.”
 of 5 bubbles dayinthesun28, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The staff is very knowledgeable and will list all the options.”
 of 5 bubbles runderdahl, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Request a cottage with a full kitchen and/or gas fireplace”
 of 5 bubbles t-bonetraveller, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“You may want to avoid the "Learn about the Moon," experience. Nice fellow, but a bit of a snooze.”
 of 5 bubbles BeerPig, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are rustic, comfortable. All are close to each other, so you do not really avoid others.”
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