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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cabins are always stocked with wood, there are free adventure gear rentals, complimentary breakfasts, free guided outdoor activities (Thanks, John!), and incredible vistas! What more do you need in a couples retreat?

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jtfred, Owner at Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Joey! We're glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope you can come back to visit again soon! John

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a long weekend enjoying the amazing seclusion surrounded by nature. The cabin was comfortable and an easy walk to the lodge. Using the sauna after a long day of hiking was awesome! All the staff we interacted with were friendly and knowledgeable. I love winter, so it was a great vacation to take advantage of the lodges perfect location...

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jtfred, Owner at Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters, responded to this review

We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! It truly is a special place in the winter. You can do as much as you want or just relax in your cabin or the lodge. We hope you can come visit again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cozy cabin, unlimited split firewood, good food in the lodge, Mandy was our server several times and so attentive. I can't forget to mention the stars, oh my goodness, the stars were spectacular. Before bed we went out and laid down on the ice on the lake to take it all in. The big dipper was the biggest and lowest...

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jtfred, Owner at Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Jennifer! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Mandy and Karlie really work to make our guest's visit special as do all of our staff. It's great that you decided to try the ski trails! It is a great way to get out into the woods and see our beautiful area. I think we...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

New owners purchased the Gunflint after almost 100 years. The new owners were open and willing to hear what we had to say ( we visit annually). The staff, many of them the same, seemed very happy and energized. Concerns were immediately addressed. We are so happy because we think our tradition will be able to continue.

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jtfred, Owner at Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Patty! We're glad your stay was as good as you have come to expect from Gunflint Lodge. We are eager to hear feedback and ideas from our guests on how to make Gunflint even better. Most of the staff are still with us and are doing a fantastic job of taking care of our customers. We...

Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love winter at the Gunflint Lodge, there is always way more snow than anywhere else in the state, cookies & hot chocolate, we used the fireplace so much, they brought us a ton of extra wood; no charge! We saw deer right in front of our cabin in the early morning almost every day. We've never done many activities,...

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jtfred, Owner at Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We're glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are sorry for the issues with the TV. We are in the process of installing new sets in the cabins and we have updated the movie selections as well. We hope you can come visit again soon. Thanks again! John and Mindy

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I could tell you about the employees - Mandy the waitress and horse wrangler, Chris the amazing bartender, John the hip naturalist, Adam the musher, April, Op, and Marilyn the super friendly front desk folks, Carlie the massage therapist and waitress, and on and on and on. I could tell you about being surrounded by glorious nature and night hikes...

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jtfred, Owner at Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters, responded to this review

Wow! What a great review Jen! Thanks! I have shared your comments with all of the staff here. They are key to a great customer experience and I wanted to make sure they see what an impact they have. We are all so glad your visit with us was enjoyable. I can tell that you really "get" what a stay...

Maple Grove, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We have been visiting the Gunflint lodge since 2001...our honeymoon. Have been summer & winter visitors. The food is always excellent, cabins are nice, beds are comfortable. Prices are on the high end, but you get what you pay for. The staff is always helpful & friendly. Adam is a hidden gem as a fishing guide/dog sled musher/Boundary waters guide....

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jtfred, Owner at Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review! You are very correct that Adam is a gem. Even with your list of his talents you missed a couple. Adam is also an accomplished chef (he cooks for our wine and gourmet food weekend and Thanksgiving feast), and he officiates at weddings that take place at Gunflint Lodge. He's our Renaissance man. We intend...

Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This was our first trip to the Gunflint Lodge and it was very enjoyable. We took advantage of many of the naturalist activities-amazing they have a naturalist on staff through the winter!! This helped keep our very active son busy learning new things. Jon was will to answer all his questions. Mandy was our server everyday and felt like a...

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jtfred, Owner at Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! It was nice meeting you and your son. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope you can come again soon! Hope you were able to see that moose on your way out. Thanks again!

Owatonna, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via 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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jtfred, Owner at Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere at Gunflint. It is a great time of year to have some fun outside and then relax by the fire. We hope you will come visit us again soon!

West Fargo, North Dakota
Reviewed 29 November 2016

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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jtfred, Owner at Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to disconnect and relax. We hope you can come up and visit us again soon!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • 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 & Outfitters

Address: 143 S. Gunflint Lake, Grand Marais, MN 55604
Region: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
Price Range: $220 - $520 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Also Known As:
Gunflint Hotel Grand Marais
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“We were in # 25, one of the couples cabin, large, efficiency style, but two separate living spaces”
 of 5 bubbles jenniferbZ9129VJ, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The rooms are a variety of sizes so you can pick what you want.”
 of 5 bubbles Pattymcp, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All cabins have a lakeside view, depends on what your looking for.”
 of 5 bubbles dmkrusito, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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