An overview of our cabins and what is included in your Gunflint vacation.
Our Classic Cabins, Lake Homes and Romantic Cottages all have a stone fireplace and many have a private sauna, hot tub and washer/dryer. Nearly all have a full kitchen as well. Your firewood is stacked in your entry way, and your first fire is laid out waiting for you. All linens and bedding are provided, including oversized towels. Each cabin has either a charcoal or gas grill outside.
Our cabins vary in size from one to four bedrooms and nearly all have a full bathroom for each bedroom. Housekeepers stop by each day to change your towels and check on any needs you might have, including the firewood supply.
The Pow Wow Lodge is a unique rental with five bedrooms, three baths, a huge living room with a stone fireplace, game room, well-stocked gourmet kitchen, garage, active TV, wireless internet, three-season BBQ porch, rock garden with picnic table, and a lake side sitting porch. It’s perfect for a large family or group coming up together. It can fit up to 10 people comfortably.
Jacques Cabin (Classic cabin #3) Back many years ago Florence and Lee Jacques spent the winter with us writing and illustrating for their upcoming books and dioramas in major museums. This cabin oozes with the history of Gunflint going all the way back to 1928, and at this point it is the oldest remaining cabin at the resort. You will be very comfortable in this cabin, but it best fits guests who like a historic building.
The Rustic Canoer Cabins (built in 2012) have one room with a twin over a double, plus a set of bunk beds. They have a refrigerator, microwave, radiant heat, an overhead fan, screened-in porch and outside BBQ area. The cabins are a short walk from the bathrooms. These are seasonal cabins, open from early May to mid-October. (Everything else is open year-around.)
All our Adventure Activities are included with a cabin rental.
In the summer our two naturalist/guides lead more than 30 activities each week. They range from nature hikes, to short canoe trips, to animal searches in the evening, to kid’s fishing fun, to wolf howling, and more. We have a 20-foot Voyageur Canoe for some fun group paddles with one of our guides.
In the winter we have one naturalist on staff who offers activities five days a week (Tuesday-Saturday). Winter activities include cross country ski trips, snowshoeing, wolf howling, candle making, dream catchers and native American lore.
All these activities vary by the week and season depending on what’s happening in the forest.
Canoes, kayaks, and stand up boards are included, and available for your use at anytime during your stay. During the swimming season we also have tubes for the kids. All fish filleting and freezing is included without charge. Winter packages include cross country skis and snowshoes.
Other rental opportunities
Hiking, Skiing, and Snowshoeing- We have several scenic hiking trails that lead right out our back yard to take you to Lonely Lake and scenic overlooks along the high cliffs. We maintain these trails for our guests.
At the main lodge you are always welcome to free coffee, tea or hot chocolate. In addition we try to keep a full jar of home-baked cookies waiting for you. We have a decent inventory of DVDs and CDs and they are all free for you to use.
The lodge has free wi-fi if you just have to check in with the big world. However we have limited bandwidth, since the only connection we can get at the moment is via satellite. That means we can run out of service if folks are skyping, or downloading videos.
Feeding the Critters– In the entryway of the lodge are two big bins of corn and sunflower seeds. Our local population of ducks and birds in the summer, and birds and deer in the winter have come to expect the guests to feed them! The ducks are down by the lake, of course. There are bird feeders at the cabins, and the deer will often peek right in your window if you’ve forgotten to supply their corn next to your cabin.
May 8 through Nov 1 our dining room is open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Breakfast is offered from 7:00 to 11:30 a.m., when we switch over to our Bistro menu for the rest of the day.
From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. we add six dinner specials of the day in the summer and over the winter weekends. Midweek days in the winter we have two or three dinner specials in addition to the entire Bistro menu.
During the winter season, from Nov 2 to May 7, our dining room is open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Our regular cabin rates and our themed packages include full breakfasts from December 20 to March 27, Easter Sunday.