Bearskin Lodge - Gunflint Trail

2- or 3-Night Stay with $50 Resort Credit at Bearskin Lodge in Grand Marais, MN

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Hotel at a Glance: Bearskin Lodge

Peace and quiet are valued commodities at Bearskin Lodge. There are no televisions, video games, or telephones in any of the cabins—people come to Bearskin to unplug and unwind. It's easy to do here—the lodge sits about halfway up the Gunflint Trail, a 57-mile roadway that runs from Lake Superior to the lakes of northern Minnesota, secluded amid white pine and birch trees on the banks of East Bearskin Lake. If you do need to communicate with the outside world, though, the main lodge has both a telephone and WiFi.

  • Classic accommodations: 11 cabins and four lodges, each with a private porch or deck, fireplace, and full kitchen
  • Summer and fall activities: Boating, fishing for walleye and lake trout, canoeing and kayaking on the Boundary Waters, and hiking
  • Winter activities: Ice skating, cross-country skiing on 77 miles of trails, and dog sledding
  • Local wildlife: Moose, wolves, foxes, black bears, loons, beavers, otters and bald eagles can often be spotted during the summer and fall.
  • It's okay if you forget your toothbrush: You can pick up groceries, fishing gear, and souvenirs at the gift shop in the main lodge.

Grand Marais, Minnesota: Small, Harbor Town on the Gunflint Trail

The harbor is central to life in the northern Minnesota town of Grand Marais. For one, it connects the small, coastal town to Lake Superior, which is popular for boating and fishing. The harbor also keeps turbulent waters at bay with its inner break wall and historic lighthouse. You can also get some tasty fresh fish here. Try Dockside Fish Market, which sits right along the harbor, which sells bluefin herring, lake trout, and whitefish, all freshly caught in Lake Superior.

To see even more of the area, hop on the Gunflint Trail. This 57-mile scenic roadway runs north from Grand Marais, along picturesque boreal forests and glacial lakes. Secluded campgrounds, lodges, and forested hiking trails line the way.

At the northern reach of the Gunflint Trail lies the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, a one-million-acre wilderness reserve with more than 1,200 miles of canoeing trails and off-the-beaten-path campgrounds. There are strict visitor maximums and camping and canoeing regulations here, which have helped keep the reserve ultra-pristine—National Geographic Traveler magazine named it one of "50 Places of a Lifetime" in its "Paradise Found" category.

What You Get

Stay for two in any cabin or lodge with $50 resort credit, valid for travel 10/23/13–12/20/13

  • Option 1: $259 for a two-night stay, check-in any day (up to a $528 value)
  • Option 2: $369 for a three-night stay, check-in any day (up to a $767 value)

Stay for two in any cabin or lodge with $50 resort credit, valid for travel 9/10/13–10/22/13 or 1/5/14–4/1/14

  • Option 3: $289 for a two-night stay, check-in Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $594 value)
  • Option 4: $399 for a three-night stay, check-in Sunday–Tuesday (up to an $866 value)


Policies and Fees

Book by: 11/8/13

  • Blackout dates: Not valid 10/16/13, 10/17/13, 11/1/13, 11/2/13, or 11/28–11/30/13
  • Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations are subject to a $30 fee; 60-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies.
  • Taxes: 11.875% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Five-person hot tub
  • Sauna
  • WiFi in main lodge
  • Boat, canoe, and kayak rentals in summer
  • Cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals in winter
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The Fine Print

  • Book by 11/8/13 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 9/10/13-10/22/13 and 1/5/14-4/1/14, or 10/23/13-12/20/13, depending on option purchased
  • Not valid 10/16, 10/17, 11/1, 11/2 or 11/28-11/30
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to a $30 fee; 60-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21+ to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promo value in 1 visit
  • Resort credit valid only toward equipment rental or return visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 11.875% tax not included
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

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All Cabins and Lodges

  • Bedding varies by type
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: varies by type
  • Adding occupants above standard: $35 per night for each additional guest 16 and older; $30 per night for each additional guest 15 and younger

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 10 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: may be available for free, based on availability
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms may be available at booking or check in
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 140 miles from Duluth International Airport (DLH)

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