Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, and he'll give another man a fish for a day. Pay it forward with today's Groupon for Gold Mine Resort in Orr. Choose among the following options:
• For $270, you get a three-night stay for two in a one– or two-bedroom cabin (a $300 value) and boat rental (a $240 value; a $540 total value).
• For $360, you get a four-night stay for two in a one- or two-bedroom cabin (a $400 value) and boat rental (a $320 value; a $720 total value).
• For $630, you get a seven-night stay for two in a one- or two-bedroom cabin (a $700 value) and boat rental (a $560 value; a $1,260 total value).
Tucked away deep in northern Minnesota's Superior National Forest, Gold Mine Camp's far-flung location and bountiful waterways attract wayfarers with the promise of angling adventure. Snuggled in cabins near waterways including the placid Vermillion River, two portage waterfalls, and numerous lakes and streams, guests motor across 17 miles of navigable river behind the controls of a 25-horsepower motorboat. Baited hooks entice walleye, smallmouth bass, northern pike, and a diverse cast of fish. Moose and deer play peek-a-boo behind sun-dappled trees, and eagles and osprey play badminton overhead. Return from excursions to the comforting confines of rustic cabins, unwinding with amenities such as full kitchens, plush blankets, and hot showers. Although air-drying helps to attune bodies to nature and prevent spoons from wrinkling, guests should pack their own bath and dish towels.
Gold Mine Camp's remote location helps guests to enjoy untouched wilderness without inciting turf wars with warring resorts. Guests may purchase fish-wooing bait on the grounds but should arrive with a fishing license in hand; they can be purchased at Minnesota gas stations and bait stores and online.
Gold Mine Camp
Gold Mine Camp occupies a secluded spot along the Vermillion River, deep in Minnesota's Superior National Forest. It's an ideal spot for truly getting away from it all. There's no cell phone service, and about the only sound you'll hear is the casting of a reel or the call of an eagle circling overhead.
Walleye, bass, and northern pike fill the 49-mile-long river, which connects Lake Vermillion and Crane Lake. The river is slow moving and tranquil, in keeping with the pace of things at camp. In addition to the abundant fishing, there are a number of hiking trails that wind through the forest. It's not uncommon to see wildlife such as moose and deer roasting marshmallows over an open fire.
After a day on the river or trails, guests retreat to lakeside log cabins located near a handful of barbecue grills and a cleaning house for preparing the day's catch. Some of the two- and three-bedroom cabins can accommodate as many as eight guests, and all of them are outfitted with a full kitchen.
7036 Goldmine Rd.
Orr, Minnesota 55771Get Directions