Dining at Bearskin Lodge


Loon Lake Lodge Cafe at

Bearskin Lodge


There’s nothing quite like a long, lingering meal on a cold winter’s night.  This year Chef Derek Hofeldt, from the Loon Lake Diamond Willow restaurant, will be returning to cook at Bearskin Lodge during the winter season.

Loon Lake’s restaurant offers top-notch dining on the Gunflint Trail during the summer, until their closing date in September. This winter, Derek is bringing the Loon Lake menu to Bearskin every Saturday from January 4 to March 7.  The food is exceptional, and very reasonably priced.

We did this in 2018 and 2019.  Guests gave the food and the experience rave reviews. Loon Lake Cafe at Bearskin Lodge is open to all: Bearskin guests, local residents, as well as guests of other resorts. Reservations are needed, as our restaurant is small, with limited seating.  Before you arrive, we will send you a menu to choose from; you select your dinner options beforehand. Dining seating times are at 6:00 PM, 6:15 PM; and 6:30 PM.




Winter 2020 Menu


Dates for Loon Lake Cafe at Bearskin Lodge in 2020:

  • Saturday, January 18 (MLK–Guest reservations only until 1/12, reservations open to anyone after that date)
  • Saturday, January 25
  • Saturday, February 1
  • Saturday, February 8
  • Saturday, February 15 (President’s weekend — Guest reservations only until 2/9, reservations open to anyone after that date)
  • Saturday, February 22
  • Saturday, February 29
  • Saturday, March 7

To reserve, call us at (800) 338-4170 or e-mail stay@bearskin.com

We will need to know the number of people in your group, your e-mail address (to send you the menu) and phone number, and info on where you will be staying.  If you are a Bearskin guest, nothing additional is needed.  If you are a guest at a neighboring resort or a local resident, we might ask for a credit card deposit if you have a large group.  If you decide to cancel your Bearskin reservation, please give us plenty of notice so that we have time to rebook your spot and so we haven’t already started preparing your meal.


Dining options for other dates

Ask our staff for dining suggestions, or check out the options on this page for alternate dining options. We offer Take & Bake Pizza at all times, as well as soup or chili from 11 AM- 4 PM most days.  Expand your Gunflint Trail/Grand Marais experience by exploring other resorts and restaurants nearby.









No dining during your visit?  Click here for info on our Take & Bake Pizzas, and other lodge dining options.  Or explore the area and get a taste of the great northwoods by dining at one of the many fun little local restaurants. See the list of “Other Local Dining Options” here.