January 6-8, 2017
The Gunflint Trail is a land blessed with stunning beauty. We have glacially sculpted cliffs, boreal forests, and an immense network of lakes and streams. We are blessed with cold weather and snow here. The Gunflint Mail Run Sled Dog Race celebrates our heritage of Voyageur trappers and hearty pioneers, including Justine Kerfoot, who founded Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters 90 years ago and used her own sled dog team to navigate the Northern winters here.
The Gunflint Mail Run Sled Dog Race is a continuous race consisting of two legs of equal distance, separated by a mandatory layover. There are two classes in the race: a 12-dog,110-mile race and an 8-dog, 70-mile race. Come visit us in Cook County, Minnesota on January 7th and 8th, 2017 to experience this spectacular race. For more information, please see the Gunflint Mail Run webpage.
This three day package will give you the opportunity to watch the race, as well as to meet our onsite musher and Guflint Mail Run competitor Adam Treeful, and his team of sled dogs. Arrive on Friday to meet Adam and his team of dogs from 2:00 to 5:00. Adam will be demoing dog mushing, answer your questions, and may even have time to give you a quick ride with his team.
On Saturday, you may choose to eat meals in our Lodge, or we will pack you a breakfast to go and a bag lunch to take with you to the race if you want to get an early start. When you return from watching the race, you will enjoy a hot meal in front of the fire place of our dining room and can return to your cabin to relax in front of a fire or in your in-room sauna or whirlpool.
Sunday morning we will feed you breakfast in the Lodge or you may take a pack breakfast with you to watch the end of the race and the Awards Ceremony.
The Gunflint Mail Run package includes:
Two nights accommodations in a lakeside fireplace cabin
All meals from Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast
Meet the Musher event Friday afternoon with Adam Treeful
Cross Country skis, snowshoe, and Nordic kicksled rental included
Guided Naturalist activities
$299 per person, dual occupancy, best cabin available
Add on an additional night (Thursday or Sunday) and one-hour dog sled ride for an additional $209 per person, per night