Facilities

Enjoy the woods, waterfront, dining room, trading post and all the activities the Northwoods has to offer.

Over the years we have built some very nice guest cabins and have an extensive variety of nature adventure programs. We have more than enough to build you an exciting Northwoods adventure vacation.

Main Lodge

Our version of a friendly warm country inn in the Northwoods, which includes our reception area, a comfortable lounge with easy furniture overlooking the lake, 3 dining areas, a small bar area and an extensive gift shop.

Dining Facilities

Justine’s lakeside restaurant is hosted in our main lodge. With daytime views of Gunflint Lake and dinner by the fireside, meals are served all day long- summer from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and winter from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can’t beat summer dining on the patio!

Waterfront

Two floating docks accommodate both lodge and guest boats. Dockage is free for all guests bringing their own equipment. Our boats are 15′ with 20 h.p. electric start motors, and include landing nets, minnow buckets and padded seats with back rests. Adjacent to the docks we have a nice sand beach with a gentle slope for wading, swimming and feeding the ducks.

Cabins

24 cabins are spread out along the lake shore on both sides of the lodge. We have about 1,500′ of lake frontage so the cabins are all in a nice woods setting. These 24 cabins are all open year around and each one has a rock fireplace, 1 to 5 bedrooms, usually a full bath for each bedroom, most with a full kitchen and many with a sauna and a spa/tub. All have either a gas or charcoal BBQ. They are all pine paneled, decorated with memorabilia of the northwoods, and have either king or queen sized beds. Seasonal summer Voyageur cabins lie just behind our Outfitters.

Interpretive Naturalist Programs

Staff naturalists lead daily activities in the woods, on the lakes, and in their naturalist activity center. Most activities deal with the northwoods, our history, our geology, our wild life, our plant life and more. In the summer we offer around 25+ activities each week and in the winter we have at least 15 activities each week.

Fishing

Fishing still remains one of the primary activities here in the northwoods. We are blessed with 4 species of game fish- walleye, lake trout, northern pike and smallmouth bass. Here in northeastern Minnesota we have some of the deep rocky lakes native to the Lake Trout. Then we have plenty of lakes with habitat suitable for walleye, smallies and northerns. The state record walleye came from Saganaga Lake, one of our primary fishing lakes.

We have our own full time fishing guides who take guests out for either a 1/2 day or a full day of fishing. Opt for either a shore lunch with your morning catch, or take more time to fish with a packed lunch!

Riding Stable

From early May to mid October we offer horseback rides through the Superior National Forest. Join our wranglers on a one hour trail ride, fit for all experience levels! The minimum age for riders is 7 (accompanied by an adult) and the maximum weight is 240lbs per rider.

Towering Pines Canopy Tour

A beautiful scenic 2+ hour trip is offered, zipping from platform to platform high in huge white pine trees. Two highly trained sky guides lead small groups through the course, with outstanding views across the lake and into Canada, overlooking Lonely Lake, and with views of the high cliffs and the valley habitat below. Ages 10+ are welcome with weights of 75lbs to 240lbs.

Hiking trail complex

Hiking trails start right behind our outfitters headquarters. One takes you to the high cliffs, another to Lonely Lake, another to the cedar swamp, another is called the Hidden Trail, and the long trail along the top of the ridge is the South Rim trail.

Winter Activities

Our winter program is built around cross country skiing, snowshoeing ice fishing, and snowmobiling. We have over 60 km of groomed ski trails (we set tracks with a big Piston Bully groomer). Some have two traditional lanes, while other have a traditional and a skating lane. Special snowshoeing trails meander through the back basin, and access for the snowmobile trails is right next door.