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About Bearskin Lodge

Landmark Lodging Since 1925

We were here before telephones and television, and we haven’t seen much need for them yet.

You don’t drive or hike or bike or ski all the way up the Gunflint Trail to talk to your coworkers. And if you want to know “what’s happening” you go outside. Up here, your log-cabin lodging is a walk through the woods, a stone’s throw from the water, and a world away from the work and worries of next week. So visit our world, and discover what’s beyond the Discovery Channel.

Connection to the outdoors vs. the outside world.

We’re not opposed to technology, we just don’t think it should get in the way. So while there’s a phone and internet in the main lodge, you’ll probably spend more time communicating with the folks you brought with you.

Located midway up the Gunflint Trail, Bearskin Lodge features canoeing, kayaking, cross country skiing, hiking, swimming, fishing and family fun in a pristine wilderness setting on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).

What will you find at Bearskin Lodge? Privacy in a wilderness setting. Secluded cabins deeply nestled in white pines and birch trees. Immaculate lodges and cabins in many price ranges, from classic to luxury. A healthy, active family-friendly environment.

What won’t you find at Bearskin Lodge? You won’t find video games, television or telephones in any of our accommodations. While options for communication are readily available on site, our goal at Bearskin is for you to experience the richness of the wilderness while in the comfort of our beautiful resort cabins and lodge units. (During the Covid-19 years, we installed a wilderness internet system in the cabins, which will allow you to communicate and access email from your cabin. It is not full internet service for most cabins, but generally adequate for keeping in contact. The Main Lodge is still your best location for full-service.) 

At Bearskin you will not find the corporate environment that defines an increasing number of “resorts” these days. Bearskin is a family-run business, a true Northwoods resort in the deep woods. We are big enough to offer everything you need, yet small enough to know your name. When you are a guest at Bearskin Lodge, you become part of our Bearskin family.

Outside of cabin with green trees and small grill in front

Landmark lodging since 1925.

Four luxurious lodges and 11 classic cabins offer fully-supplied kitchens, private docks on the lake and plenty of room to rest your head. They’re also a mighty fine place to put your feet up by the fire after a long hike or cross-country ski trek with the kids. See a map of the resort, cabin interior pictures, and lodging prices by clicking below.

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Are pets allowed at Bearskin? Decades ago a decision was made to keep Bearskin cabins and lodges pet-free. Our cabins stay cleaner and are more allergen-free because of this, but the real reason for the policy is that we have so much wildlife around our cabins that it’s difficult to keep dogs from barking constantly. Everyone has a more restful, relaxing visit here without worrying about the noise from the family dog. If you must travel with a pet, our front desk staff can suggest some other local resorts with “pet cabins.”

Eager to find out more about beautiful Bearskin Lodge?  There’s a wealth of information about Bearskin Lodge, Bearskin Wilderness Outfitters, and the Gunflint Trail within the pages of this website. Or you can call our friendly front desk staff at (800) 338-4170 to get answers to all your questions. Our reservation computers are on and our phones are answered from 7:30 AM to about 6:00 PM, depending on the season. During other hours or at night, email us at and we’ll get back to you  as soon as we can.