Snowmobile Rentals, Guided Tours and Private Guides

Renting a snowmobile is a great way to get out into the wilderness to explore the area. Right from the lodge property you can connect with over 200 miles of trails on the Cook County Snowmobile Trail system. You can snowmobile to the end of the Gunflint Trail or to Grand Marais and the North Shore trail system for hundreds of miles of options. The Gunflint Trail area averages over 110″ of snow per year! All of our snowmobiles can accommodate either 1 or 2 people. You can download a map of the Cook County Snowmobile Trail System here

Snowmobile Rentals

7 hour rentals run from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 3 hour rentals run from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

All snowmobile rentals include a full tank of gas ($40 value), two helmets, instructional orientation, snowmobile demo, and snowmobile trail map. Our excellent staff will give you some suggestions on where to go as well as provide some helpful tips if you are new to snowmobiling.

  • Combined driver/passenger weight must be under 400 lbs
  • Drivers must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid Driver’s License
  • A $1000 credit hold damage deposit will be applied at the time of rental to cover any damages to the equipment
  • Payment required at time of reservation. Cancellations made more than 72 hours in advance will be refunded 50%. Sorry, but no refund will be made for cancellations with less than 72 hours notice.
  • If you are a Minnesota resident born after December 31st, 1976 you will need to successfully complete the Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Course. The online course can be found at https://www.snowmobilecourse.com/usa/minnesota/. (This course will take approximately 4 hours to complete and cannot be done the morning of your snowmobile rental.)

2016 Polaris Indy Adventure

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3 hour Rental

$249sled
  • $200/sled for Gunflint overnight Guests

7 hour Rental

$349sled
  • $280/sled for Gunflint overnight Guests

Features

  • 550 Fan Cooled engine
  • 155″ Track
  • Wide powder skis
  • Two-passenger (passenger seat can be removed to make a single)
  • Electric Start
  • Reverse
  • Driver hand and thumb warmers
  • Mirrors
  • Cargo rack with saddlebags

“The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. All of our rental equipment was in excellent working condition. The staff provided us with clear directions on where the trail goes and a good point to turn around to stay in our timeline. We have not been to the Gunflint Lodge in a decade and we’re very happy to have come back. We plan to stay there again yet this winter for another snowmobile trip.” 1/17/21 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

2020 Polaris Indy Adventure – NEW This Year!

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3 hour Rental

$299sled
  • $240/sled for Gunflint overnight Guests

7 hour Rental

$399sled
  • $320/sled for Gunflint overnight Guests

Features

  • 600 Liquid Cooled engine
  • 137″ Track
  • Two-passenger (passenger seat can be removed to make a single)
  • Electric Start
  • Reverse
  • Driver hand and thumb warmers
  • Driver electric shield power outlet
  • Passenger hand warmers and wind deflectors
  • Passenger heated seat
  • Passenger electric shield power outlet

“Easy rental, new machine. Staff was great, gave good tips on trail conditions.” 1/22/21 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Guided Snowmobile Tours 

Explore the Northwoods of Minnesota by snowmobile this winter! Now offering half or full day guided tours, feel confident on the trails of Gunflint with an experienced guide leading the way.

*This tour has a minimum of two snowmobiles required for it to run. While unlikely, it is possible that it will not reach the minimum. You will be notified the morning of your tour and given the choice to cancel free of charge or to pay the minimum required.*

Offered Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. for a full day excursion or 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for a half day excursion. Half day tours will start with a 30 minute orientation, followed by roughly 3 hours of riding with intermittent breaks. Full day tours will also start with a 30 minute orientation, followed by roughly 6 hours of riding with intermittent breaks and a 1 hour lunch break at a local restaurant (so please plan ahead).

  • Drivers must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid Driver’s License
  • A $1000 credit hold damage deposit will be applied at the time of rental to cover any damages to the equipment
  • Payment required at time of reservation. Cancellations made more than 72 hours in advance will be refunded 50%. Sorry, but no refund will be made for cancellations with less than 72 hours notice.
  • If you are a Minnesota resident born after December 31st, 1976 you will need to successfully complete the Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Course. The online course can be found at https://www.snowmobilecourse.com/usa/minnesota/. (This course will take approximately 4 hours to complete and cannot be done the morning of your snowmobile tour.)

*Booking a guided tour includes your sled rental with a full tank of gas, a helmet, and guide reservation.

“A wonderful day out through beautiful trails, covered in snow. Joey, our guide was knowledgable, patient and a great resource. Highly recommended. Thank you” 1/17/21 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

2016 Polaris Indy Adventure - Full Day

$459sled
  • $390/sled for Gunflint overnight Guests

2020 Polaris Indy Adventure - Full Day

$509sled
  • $430/sled for Gunflint overnight Guests

Passenger - Full Day

$40person

2016 Polaris Indy Adventure - Half Day

$309sled
  • $260/sled for Gunflint overnight Guests

2020 Polaris Indy Adventure - Half Day

$359sled
  • $300/sled for Gunflint overnight Guests

Passenger - Half Day

$20person

Private Snowmobile Guide

A private guide can be bundled with a snowmobile rental or booked by guests with their own sleds. Having a private guide ensures you get to do what you want, with someone who knows the area. For safety reasons our guide’s limit is 4 snowmobiles and 8 people.

** THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE A SNOWMOBILE RENTAL. **

Rented snow mobiles, the lady at the outfitters was fantastic, explained everything, made sure our helmets fit, explained the trails, took us through how to operate the sleds so we felt comfortable, we had a wonderful day on the?snowmobiles. . .

Debra