Gunflint Northwoods Outfitters

Four-, Six-, or Seven-Night Outfitted Canoe Trip with Lodging at Gunflint Lodge in the Minnesota Northwoods

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Northwoods Canoe Trip with Lodging

Northern Minnesota’s Northwoods region encompasses 1 million acres of wilderness, including more than 1,000 clear-water lakes. During this outfitted canoe trip hosted by Gunflint Northwoods Outfitters, you’ll explore the Northwoods landscape and view abundant wildlife while camping in the forest. You can choose a four-, six-, or seven-night trip; each option includes at least one night of private bunk lodging at Gunflint Lodge.

Each canoe package includes:

  • Royalex canoes with portaging yokes, paddles, and life vests
  • Eureka tents, full-zipper sleeping bags, and packs
  • Meals, snacks, and beverages, which are selected by passengers before the trip
  • Cooking equipment including a frying pan, a coffeepot, plates, and utensils
  • Assorted toiletries
  • Maps and permit reservations with the US Forest Service

Nearly 50 canoe routes wind through the wilderness. Staff members can help you plan an itinerary based on your skill level and the duration of your trip. One of the most beginner-friendly routes goes through Caribou Lake, where you can fish for bass and walleye or watch for moose in the surrounding woodlands. Seasoned boaters can head to Banadad Lake via a series of waterways linked by small rapids. The campsites here are rustic and remote—you might even hear a pack of timber wolves howling nearby.

Gunflint Lodge

Gunflint Lodge sits along a 60-mile paved road that runs past glacier lakes and pine forests. You’ll spend one, two, or three nights in a private bunkhouse room here, depending on the length of your canoe trip. Each room has access to a shared central shower house. Some packages include add-ons such as a two-hour canopy tour, guided naturalist activities, and a breakfast in the lodge dining room (check the What You Get section for a detailed breakdown of what each package includes). For all other meals, head to one of the lodge’s onsite restaurants for local specialties.

What You Get

  • Canoe trip with private bunk lodging. Options include 4-, 6-, and 7-night packages for adults and children aged 4–12. Click here to see all options.

Note: all options are priced per person and valid toward a group package (at least two Groupons required; minimum two adults per trip).

Included in all options:

  • Canoes, paddles, life vests, tents, packs, food, and cooking equipment
  • Maps, route planning, and permit reservation with the US Forest Service
  • Car parking and posttrip shower

Included in 4-night package:

  • First night's lodging in private bunkhouse room
  • 4-day, 3-night, completely outfitted Boundary Waters canoe trip

Included in 6-night package:

  • First 2 nights' and last night's lodging in private bunkhouse room
  • Canoe use and guided naturalist activities for 1 day before the canoe trip
  • Two-hour Towering Pines canopy tour (must be at least 10 years old)
  • 4-day, 3-night, completely outfitted Boundary Waters canoe trip

Included in 7-night package:

  • First and last nights' lodging in private bunkhouse room
  • 6-day, 5-night, completely outfitted Boundary Waters canoe trip
  • Last morning’s breakfast in the lodge dining room


Policies and Fees

Book by: 9/13/13
Travel by: 10/20/13

  • Cancellation policy and fees: 30-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 8.25% tax not included
  • Additional fees: basic permit fee of $6.00 plus $16 per adult and $8 per child not included

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

Amenities

  • Shared central shower house
  • Maps and permit reservations with the US Forest Service
  • Complimentary car parking
  • Transportation to and from appropriate landings

The Fine Print

  • Book by 9/13/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 10/20/13
  • Limit 9 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts
  • Limit 9 per visit
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 30-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in and 4 or older to stay
  • Minimum two adults required per trip
  • Must sign waiver
  • Credit card required at booking
  • 8.25% tax and basic permit fee of $6.00 plus $16 per adult and $8 per child not included
  • Permits are not transferrable or refundable.

Other Details

Room Details

Bunkhouse Room

  • Two twin bunk beds
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Lodge Policies

  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for an additional $10 per night.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 160 miles from Duluth International Airport (DLH)
  • By car: about 150 miles northeast of Duluth
  • By shuttle: during the canoe trip, the package includes all transportation to and from the appropriate landings.

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