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Historic Gunflint Trail Lodging

Nothing helps you sleep more deeply than fresh air, soft beds and starlight in the window.

Pisten Bully groomer on Bearskin ski trail

Historic Gunflint Trail Lodging

More than 77 K of beautifully groomed cross-country ski trails through the deep woods. This is how cross-country skiing was meant to be.

Wilderness & Luxury, Creatures & Comfort

Beautiful Northwoods lodging located at the edge of the BWCA Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.


Sometimes the best way to reconnect is to disconnect.

How is it that when you set out to leave the world behind, the world is exactly what you discover? Lakes, trees, trails, a canoe in the water, and an outfitter to set you up. All right here by your Bearskin Lodge cabin on Minnesota’s famed Gunflint Trail. Nestled in the pristine woods of northeastern Minnesota between Lake Superior and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA wilderness). As far as you can get from the rest of the world.

“Of the many lodges strung out along the Gunflint, north of Grand Marais, Bearskin most elegantly combines the pleasures of wilderness and luxury, creatures and comfort”

— Minnesota Monthly
Moose in the flowers at Bearskin Lodge

Year-Round Discovery

Summer at Bearskin

Hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing, swimming, relaxing — your options for outdoor activities at beautiful Bearskin Lodge are as countless as the brilliant stars in our summer sky.

Moose swimming in lake on lake on a cloudy fall day. Photo by Terry McNeil

Updated fall openings here

Fall is easily the most beautiful season on the Gunflint Trail for hiking, photography, moose and wildlife viewing and just generally relaxing.

Winter at Bearskin

Experience a real Minnesota winter again. Our location midway up the Gunflint Trail is in the perfect sweet spot for receiving significant snowfall every year.

Close-up of a maple leaf turning red. Photo by Travis Novitsky.

Fall Travel Planning Guide

All of September and October are outstanding times to visit the Gunflint Trail and the North Shore.

Stay at Bearskin Lodge

Find your perfect getaway on the Gunflint Trail.