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Top Gunflint Trail Lodges & Outfitters
Moose tracks are more than just an ice cream flavor - they're your treasure map to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness! Follow each cloven footprint in the snow to the only openings in Minnesota's Northwoods besides its ten thousand frozen lake tops. Wilderness trails see the best of this frozen, lake state from its Voyageur waterway interior peninsula to its Northeast Canoe Area Wilderness. Weave all the way from Grand Marais to Saganaga Lake in the famous Boundary Waters of Minnesota on the Gunflint Trail. By skis, hiking boots, or hoofprints, trek through the most beautiful corner of Minnesota from the Top Gunflint Trail Lodges and Outfitters.

Gunflint Lodge

Grand Marais, Minnesota

View Website +1 (800) 328 - 3325

Like hardy Minnesota birds that brave the winter, Gunflint Lodge is a witness to all of Minnesota's seasons. The scene is set the same, with each Classic Cabin, Gunflint Lake Home, and Romantic Cottage in its place. Yet each season provides a different experience. Join the Wilderness Adventure Program in summer and paddle hard in the new 20' Voyageur canoe, catch your limit in lake trout mid-September, or cross country ski under the snow globe of stars in a traditional Minnesota winter.

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Skip a trip to the camping store because no one knows the Boundary Waters better than Clearwater Lake Lodge! Follow the North Star home to the historic Clearwater Lake Lodge, a historic Minnesota Boundary Waters Outfitter and Lodge that combines all the best of the Northwoods: cabins, outfitter, and bed & breakfast. From canoes and tents to fishing gear, Clearwater takes care of all the details so you can spend less time filling your tackle box and more time catching adventure.


Golden Eagle Lodge

Grand Marais, Minnesota

View Website +1 (866) 307 - 2329

The unspoiled treasure trove of Northeast Minnesota's wilderness is protected by the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness line.

Cross the border and head to the unforgettable Gunflint Trail outfitter Golden Eagle Lodge, where you'll experience incredible solitude and superb relaxation. Modern housekeeping cabins and a nine-site campground bring you closer to nature as Nature Center activities, a Nordic Ski Center, and Flour Lake fishing make the map on Golden Eagle Lodge adventures.


Loon Lake Lodge

Grand Marais, Minnesota

View Website +1 (218) 388 - 2232

A trip to Loon Lake Lodge in Grand Marais offers travelers a front row seat to the beauty of the BWCA (Boundary Waters Canoe Area), home to over 50 varieties of animals and 200 species of birds. Enjoy hearty, Northern Minnesota meals in the Lodge, and enjoy the cozy comfort of your lakeside cabin featuring views of Loon Lake, private decks, gas fireplaces, and even some units with complete kitchens and eating areas. Relish the great outdoors during your next trip to the Gunflint Trail!


Heston's Lodge

Grand Marais, Minnesota

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Past the wardrobe door and the veil of waterfalls, find yourself at Minnesota's Northeast wilderness doorstep. When you are ready to get away, an adventure awaits you at Heston's Lodge on Gunflint Lake! Secluded log cabins dot the Gunflint Lake shoreline and lead a broken path to Minnesota's historical Gunflint Trail. Pass the tall pines and old cedars to a place of peace and quiet close to nature and all the activities that abound in Minnesota's Northeastern corner.


Nor'Wester Lodge & Canoe Outfitters

Grand Marais, Minnesota

View Website +1 (888) 647 - 0804

Become an authentic Nor'Wester at Nor'Wester Lodge & Canoe Outfitters! It's no surprise that this outfitter is surrounded by the groomed snowmobile trails, walleye-filled lakes, and perfect ski condition snow of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Superior National Forest. If you like hiking, this is the place to be, at the opening of Gunflint Trail and hundreds of miles of hiking trails. Lending legendary location, Nor'Wester is the ideal place to be in Northeast Minnesota!


Trout Lake Resort

Grand Marais, Minnesota

View Website +1 (800) 258 - 7688

Your first trophy catch is choosing Trout Lake Resort as your Gunflint wilderness outfitter. In the heart of the Superior National Forest, Trout Lake Resort is 12 miles up the historic Gunflint Trail. As the only resort on the lake, Trout Lake Resort enjoys true seclusion and the charm of a small, family resort in the deep Northwoods of Minnesota. Quiet cabin accommodations are situated on one of the most beautiful lakes in Northern Minnesota, where you'll catch your next big fish story!


Big Bear Lodge and Cabins

Grand Marais, Minnesota

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Come experience the rustic charm of the Gunflint Trail when you plan your Northern Minnesota getaway with Big Bear Lodge and Cabins!

Prior to 2011, Big Bear Lodge was being operated as a fine dining establishment. Now, travelers can enjoy beautiful stone fireplaces, two lounge areas, and a main room, in addition to one of the five cabins featuring a complete kitchen, outdoor fire pit, and wood-burning fireplace. Spend your days exploring the breathtaking beauty of the Gunflint Trail, or hit the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness with your kayak or canoe. Make sure to visit some of the specialty shoppes in Grand Marias!


Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B

Grand Marais, Minnesota

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The shimmering waters of Little Ollie Lake and Poplar Creek reflect the birch trees and wandering grasslands at Guesthouse B&B. Walk outside your guesthouse, cabin, or yurt and enjoy the secluded splendor of Grand Marais. Fishing, canoeing the Boundary Waters, and hiking Banadad Trail abound during the warmer months while cross country skiing offers a winter adventure option. Awake to a scrumptious breakfast of fresh fruit, juices, dessert, and more and relax in your rustic yet refined room.


Hungry Jack Lodge

Grand Marais, Minnesota

View Website +1 (866) 482 - 8351

Looking for a resort that offers unbridled luxury as well as a fantastic gateway to the Boundary Waters? Hungry Jack Lodge is for you.

Sitting a scant 2.5 miles off the Gunflint Trail, Hungry Jack Lodge holds the distinction of being the only resort on Hungry Jack Lake. It also holds the distinction of offering the convenience and comfort of a lakeside northwoods resort as well as being a top-class outfitter. For all your adventuring needs, the friendly staff of Hungry Jack will be happy to accommodate you.