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“Relaxing, Beautiful, Wonderful Trails”
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Bearskin Lodge
Reviewed 12 February 2012

I visited Bearskin Lodge in late January 2012, and in this seemingly snowless winter, there was great snow up the Gunflint Trail, and the Bearskin cross-country ski trails were the beautiful well-groomed wonderland I had experienced in the past. Our cabin was cozy, comfortable, and had everything we needed for our week-long visit. We looked out on a beautiful snow-covered landscape at the frozen lake. You have the feeling of a secluded area, though there was cut firewood right outside the door. I love the solitude and quiet of nature, skiing the trails, and watching birds outside the window coming to the feeder, but I much enjoy creature comforts of a great cabin, and Bearskin offers all of that. We love it there.

Room Tip: All of the locations are great, and there is a wide variety of options. You should pick your cabin...
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

This was our third year staying at Bearskin lodge and we absolutely love it. The skiing and weather this year were the best we've had. The trails offer everything from beginners to expert. The lodge is warm and welcoming. The cabins are perfect for a quiet getaway or to spend time catching up with old friends. We unfortunately could only stay for three days but could not stop reminding ourselves how truly fortunate we were to in such a beautiful place.

Room Tip: Not a bad room in the bunch
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

Stayed here with friends for a few days after being several other places over the last week. This was perfect.

Trails were well-groomed, snow was relatively abundant (at least compared to elsewhere), lodge hospitality was appreciated. Wouldn't change a thing, except maybe stay here longer.

Get the chili after skiing, and plan to be full. It's a lot of chili for one person. Trail Center restaurant is very close. Stop there too, it's part of the fun of being at Bearskin.

Room Tip: No rooms, just cabins. They are all different and all the ones I've seen have been nice.
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3  Thank Emily O
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Reviewed 14 January 2012

Ohhhh did we ever need a vacation. My husband and I had originally booked for September but the vacation was railroaded by car trouble of the worst kind. The kind people at Bearskin graciously let us reschedule for this trip.
We were in cabin 8, which was fortuitous as it was just a short trip to the sauna, the lodge and the trails. So that brings us to the trails. Extensive, well-groomed and marked and great skiing for miles. We took a day to ski to Rose Falls which was just amazing this time of year; like a dome of ice with a crystal waterfall beneath.
The cabin was really cozy. We fired up the woodstove and vegged apres ski, books and drinks in hand.
The chili was so good and plenty that I enjoyed it the next day for breakfast.
Anyway, we escaped and recharged in the lovely environment that is Bearskin. We will have to head back, probably in the fall, for some great paddling.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Melongroove
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

We just got home from 4 nights at Bearskin. They were the only place with decent snow, and the trails are wonderful. The team at Bearskin, along with Golden Eagle, spend a lot of time making sure everything is groomed to perfection. We lucked out with snow the final night, so had fresh conditions for our last day of skiing before heading home. Despite sharing the resort with 25 members of the St Scholastica team, we rarely encountered anyone else on the trails. The lodge and cabins are stylish, clean, and a cut above anything else in the area. Even the waxing room is great. We enjoyed it last March, and this January's trip was a fabulous Christmas present to ourselves. We used the sauna every night, and had it all to ourselves thanks to their reservation policy.

Room Tip: Cabin 5 is wonderful. We also enjoyed cabin 2 on a previous trip.
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Holly W
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Additional Information about Bearskin Lodge

Address: 124 E Bearskin Rd, Grand Marais, MN 55604-3003
Region: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
Amenities:
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 32 Speciality Lodging in Grand Marais
Price Range: $126 - $290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming lakeside accommodation that's big on cross-country skiing and hospitality. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Bearskin Hotel Grand Marais

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