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A Rustic and Relaxing Boundary Waters Experience

With the oldest and largest free-standing hand-hewn whole log structure in Northwoods region, which is listed on the National Historic Registry, Clearwater Historic Lodge & Canoe Outfitters is a getaway unlike any other. Originally started in 1915, this lodge in the heart of Minnesota's unique Boundary Waters Canoe Area offers a quiet getaway with beautiful views of the palisades on the Gunflint Trail. Accommodations include bed-and-breakfast suites and rooms in the historic lodge as well as nine charming cabins that embody the spirit of the Northwoods, each with lake views, fully-equipped kitchens and fireplaces. The Clearwater Bakery bakes fresh fruit pies, breads and other goodies daily. While you are here, the friendly staff can provide you the equipment you need to explore via canoe day trips or more extended adventures with their complete Canoe Outfitting services. Bunkhouse accommodations also available for a night's rest before or after an extended canoe trip.

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 13 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Grand Marias
  • Nearby Water Boundary Waters
  • Open Dates May 12 to Oct 31


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 get away 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 comparison. 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 eight cabins you can choose from have that perfect, cozy, north woods atmosphere!


The cabins at Clearwater Historic Lodge, are beyond comparison. Whether you want to pick the newly remodeled Cabin 2 with it's private dock and screen porch, or Cabin 7 with it's vaulted ceilings and full kitchen, is up to you! All ten cabins you can choose from have that perfect, cozy, north woods atmosphere!

  • Gift Shop
  • Pack N Play
  • Sauna
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Full Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Picnic Tables
  • Refrigerator
  • Bocce Ball
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • 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
  • Fishing Guides
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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

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