Snowmobile Rentals & Guided Tours

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 sled 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 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 3 hour rentals run from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

All snowmobile rentals include 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. Please arrive 30 mins early for your snowmobile and map orientation so as not to impact your rental time.

  • Rentals require a completed waiver, one per participant – drivers AND passengers.
  • Combined driver/passenger weight must be under 400 lbs
  • Rental does not include gas – any necessary re-fueling will be charged to your card on file
  • All passengers must be able to grasp handholds with their hands, plant feet firmly on the footrest, and have their back fully against the backrest. (Small children who do not meet these requirements are not permited to sit in front of the driver.)
  • Drivers must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid Driver’s License on them at all times.
  • A credit hold of $1500/machine will be collected at the time of rental. The security deposit will be returned upon a damage free inspection of the machine.
  • A 25% deposit is required to secure your rental. Final payments are due at check-in the day of your adventure.
  • 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.)

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Helmets Included!

  • 2 Helmets per snowmobile included in rental. Additional helmets available for $20/each
  • Heated visors available for $15/each
  • You may bring your own helmet for use so long as it displays the DOT symbol and meets regulations
  • You can check regulations regarding helmets here: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/regulations/snowmobile/index.html
Book Your Adventure

3 hour Rental

$200sled
  • $249/sled for Day Guests

7 hour Rental

$300sled
  • $375/sled for Day 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 seat warmer
  • 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 at 9:00 a.m. for a full day excursion or 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 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). Please arrive 30 mins early for your orientation so as not to impact your guided tour time.

  • Rentals require a completed waiver, one per participant – drivers AND passengers.
  • 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 on them at all times.
  • All passengers must be able to grasp handholds with their hands, plant feet firmly on the footrest, and have their back fully against the backrest. (Small children who do not meet these requirements are not permited to sit in front of the driver.)
  • A credit hold of $1500/machine will be collected at the time of rental. The security deposit will be returned upon a damage free inspection of the machine.
  • A 25% deposit is required to secure your tour. Final payments are due at check-in the day of your adventure.
  • 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 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Book Your Adventure

Half Day Guided Tour Driver & Passenger

$329sled
  • For Gunflint Overnight Guests
  • $399/sled for Day Guests

Half Day Guided Tour Solo Driver

$309sled
  • For Gunflint Overnight Guests

Full Day Guided Tour Driver & Passenger

$475sled
  • For Gunflint Overnight Guests
  • $575/sled for Day Guests

Full Day Guided Tour Solo Driver

$435sled
  • For Gunflint Overnight Guests
Snowmobiler on winter trail

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made more than 30 days in advance will receive a 100% refund of the deposit. Cancellations made within 30 days – 72 hours will be refunded the deposit minus a software/processing fee. Cancellations made within 72 hours will forfeit the full 25% deposit. If we cancel the activity/rental for any reason, a 100% refund will be issued within 7 – 10 business days.

Lodge Overnight Guests Rates: We are pleased to offer discounted rates for overnight lodge guests. While our deposit policy is the same for all activity bookings, lodge guests will receive applicable discounted rates at the time of final billing on the day of their activity.

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