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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.

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Amenities
Open Dates
  • May 12 to Oct 31
Property Size
  • 13 units
Nearby City
  • Grand Marias
Nearby Water
  • Boundary Waters
General
  • Gift Shop
  • Pack N Play
  • Sauna
Room
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Full Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Picnic Tables
  • Refrigerator
Activities
  • 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
Services
  • 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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