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Refreshing Up North Vacations on the Shores of Gunflint Lake!

Heston's Lodge is the perfect Northern Minnesota getaway. Family-owned and operated, guests can be sure that their family will be welcomed warmly to the resort. Each of the charming cabins have been designed to be the perfect getaway, and are situated on the shores of Gunflint Lake. Choose the cabin that's right for you, from the Birch Cabin with a fire pit to the White Pine Cabin with a large porch, the right lodging is just around the bend. There are plenty of activities to keep you busy, like hiking, fishing, and canoeing. You can also spend your time relaxing and taking in all the natural beauty around you. Witness spectacular sunsets, a night sky full of stars, and even occasionally the northern lights!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 7 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Grand Marais
  • Nearby Water Gunflint Lake
  • Open Dates All Year


The whole family will cherish their time at Heston's Lodge, where there's always something to do. Located on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Heston's Lodge puts you just minutes away from popular outdoor activities all year round. Explore the waters on a canoeing trip, take the kids out to cast their first line, or keep your feet firmly on the ground and discover the forested surroundings on a hike and indulge in a delicious picnic within the beautiful wilderness. The possibilities are truly endless and you're guaranteed to find something the whole family will love!


Enjoy all the beauty of nature during your stay at Heston's Lodge. Gunflint Lake offers spectacular views and is located just steps away from the lodge so you can easily spend a day on the waters as you fish, swim, or go boating. Be sure to bring your camera, the famed Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is just at the edge of the lodge. If you'd rather keep your feet on the solid ground, then many of the surrounding nature trails are sure to call your name. Explore the area on an invigorating hiking trip!


During your stay at Heston's Lodge, spend some time fishing on Gunflint Lake. The lake is teeming with walleye, lake trout, northern pike and smallmouth bass. Take the whole family out in a boat, or enjoy a quiet afternoon to yourself. If traveling during the colder months, drill a hole into the the frozen ground and go ice fishing - trout season opens in mid-January! You could catch a record breaking fish! Then, retire to your cabin for a good night's sleep.


Head to Heston's Lodge for the perfect romantic retreat! Outdoor lovers will get a kick out of this place, located near the famed Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness area. Go on an adventure and try out white water rafting, cast your line together and go fishing, or simply enjoy a relaxing retreat in the outdoors. At night, watch the stars in the night sky together.


Explore the winter paradise of Heston's Lodge with over 75 kilometers of cross-country ski trails beginning right at the property. Groomed with a Pisten-Bully groomer, the season typically lasts from late December to well into March. An Upper Gunflint Trail ski pass is required, which is available right in the lodge.


Gunflint Lake offers so much to enhance your vacation experience at Heston's Lodge. The kids will love swimming or building sandcastles on the beach, even hopping aboard a boat for their first ever fishing trip! For something a little more relaxing, just unwind on the shore with a picnic and a good book. The waters of Gunflint Lake also provide beautiful views for guests to enjoy!

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

Stay in complete comfort on the shores of Gunflint Lake! Each of the cabins at Heston's Lodge are fully outfitted for housekeeping, and feature kitchens, microwaves, refrigerators, and some even have fire pits! Aside from the White Pine Cabin, which features one bedroom and a sleeping loft, each has two or three bedrooms. These secluded cabins are the perfect shelter after a day of wilderness exploration.

  • Gift Shop
  • Sauna
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Full Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Hunting and Shooting
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Canoeing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Snowmobiling
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Plan your next group event at Heston's Lodge.

Bring your group to the scenic comfort of Heston's Lodge. Cabins feature up to three bedrooms, and multiple cabins can accommodate larger groups! Inquire now!

For more information please call +1 (888) 327 - 0909 or Send Inquiry.

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Nearest Airports

  • Atikokan Municipal Airport (YIB) / 63.8 miles
  • Thunder Bay Airport (YQT) / 66.4 miles
  • Ignace Municipal Airport (ZUC) / 103.5 miles

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

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