Facilities

Enjoy the forest views, hiking trails, waterfront, dining room, trading post and all the activities the Northwoods has to offer.

Gunflint Lodge offers comfortable lakeside cabins and an extensive variety of nature and adventure programs to help you plan an exciting wilderness adventure or a relaxing North Woods vacation.

Main Lodge

The North Wood version of a friendly, warm country inn, the Lodge includes a reception area, a comfortable lounge with easy furniture overlooking the lake, indoor and outdoor 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. You can’t beat summer dining on the patio!

Waterfront

Two floating docks accommodate both the Lodge fleet and guest boats. Dockage is free for all guests bringing their own equipment. Fishing boats, guide boats and pontoons are available to rent and canoes, kayaks and paddleboards are complimentary with your stay. Adjacent to the docks we have a nice sand beach with a gentle slope for wading, swimming and feeding the ducks.

Cabins

25 cabins are spread out along the lake shore on both sides of the Lodge. With about 1,500 feet of lake frontage, the cabins are all in a nice wooded setting. These 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 or hot tub. All have either a gas or charcoal BBQ. They are all pine paneled, decorated with memorabilia of the North Woods, and have either king or queen sized beds. Seasonal summer Voyageur cabins with a forest view 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, local wildlife and plant life and more.

Fishing

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

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 trail ride, fit for all experience levels! The minimum age for riders is 7 (accompanied by an adult) and the maximum weight is 240 lbs per rider.

Towering Pines Canopy Tour

A beautiful scenic 2+ hour trip is offered, zipping from platform to platform high among the 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 75 lbs to 240 lbs.

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 programs are 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 skate lane. Snowshoe trails meander through the back basin, and access for the snowmobile trails is right out our backdoor.