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A Rustic and Relaxing Boundary Waters Experience

As the oldest and largest free-standing hand-hewn whole log structure in the region, and listed on the National Historic Registry, Clearwater Lake Lodge is a getaway unlike any other. The history is rich in the area, and you'll fall in love with the stories of the region! Originally started in 1915, this lodge offers a getaway with beautiful views of the palisades on the Gunflint Trail, and a rustic and elegant place to relax, unwind, and enjoy a little fun. Here, you'll find eight charming cabins that truly embody the spirit of the northwoods and offer amenities such as kitchens and fireplaces to make sure you can still enjoy all the comforts of home. Come and explore the Boundary Waters Canoe Area - go fishing, paddling, hiking and much more! There's simply no end to the fun you can have at Clearwater Historic Lodge!


If your family loves the great outdoors then there's no better place to enjoy a vacation than Clearwater Historic Lodge! Your cozy cabin will keep you comfortable when you wish to rest, and the variety of activities nearby will keep you busy! From fishing and paddling in the Boundary Waters to hiking along the Gunflint Trail, there's something here for everyone!


Enjoy the refreshing natural environment of the Minnesota North Shore when you stay at Clearwater Historic Lodge! Their cozy cabins offer you a place to truly getaway, where you are just minutes from the Boundary Waters and beautiful hiking trails that await for you to explore. Come discover the beauty and relaxation of this great outdoor destination!


The Boundary Waters Canoe Area is the perfect place for fishing, fishing, and more fishing. Clearwater Historic Lodge puts you right in the middle of all of it! They offer a boats, canoes, and kayaks for you to take out and hit the waters. Plus their outfitting services makes it even easier to go explore the area and make the best of your vacation!


The adventurous couple will love a getaway with Clearwater Historic Lodge! This Gunflint Trail destination offers a convenient location near hiking trails, Clearwater Lake, and the Boundary Waters! From canoeing to fishing to quiet nature walks, you and your sweetheart are sure to find something perfect for you!

Pet Friendly

Don't forget to bring along your four-legged friend when you stay at Clearwater Historic Lodge! Offering pet-friendly accommodations and great activities, Clearwater is the perfect place to getaway with you furry friend! Make sure the entire family comes along on your next vacation to Clearwater Historic Lodge!


Clearwater Historic Lodge and Canoe Outfitters makes it easy to hit the waters! Located beside the beautiful Clearwater Lake, this charming destination offers a full array of boats, canoes, and kayaks! Whether you're interested in a fishing excursion or a thrilling canoe trip, Clearwater Historic Lodge provides all that you need for an unforgettable time!


Dating back to 1915 when the lodge was originally stared by Charlie and Petra Boostrom, Clearwater Historic Lodge presents a getaway that will take you a step back in time. The lodge is the area's oldest and largest free-standing hand-hewn log structure and is listed on the National Historic Registry! For 97 years, Clearwater Lodge has been a renown resort and outfitting business on the Gunflint Trail, and today it continues to welcome guests to experience its rich history, sense of adventure, and comfortable relaxation.

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

The cabins at Clearwater Historic Lodge, are beyond compare. Whether you want to pick the newly remodeled Cabin 3 with it's private dock, or Cabin 7 with it's vaulted ceilings and full kitchen, is up to you! All of the eight cabins you can choose from have that perfect, cozy, north woods atmosphere!


Clearwater Historic Lodge offers a variety of exceptional outfitting services to make your North Shore experience unforgettable! Take out one of their canoes, kayaks, or boats, and travel the Boundary Waters with an expert guide, helping you find the perfect spots for fishing and watersports. Your experience is only as good as your gear, and at Clearwater Historic Lodge, you'll have the best!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 13 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Grand Marias
  • Nearby Water Boundary Waters
  • Open Dates May 11 to Oct 6

Nearest Airports

  • Thunder Bay Airport (YQT) / 53 miles
  • Atikokan Municipal Airport (YIB) / 75.4 miles
  • Ignace Municipal Airport (ZUC) / 111.9 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

Additional Information

  • Gift Shop
  • Pack N Play
  • Beach
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Boat Docks
  • Canoeing
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Fishing Pier(s)
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Play Ground
Room Amenities
  • Coffee Maker
  • Full Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Bocce Ball
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Free Parking
  • Fishing Guides
Languages Spoken
  • English
774 Clearwater Road Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604 United States  
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