The McCloughan family has owned Bearskin Lodge since 2007, and we’re here to stay. We love where we live.
Sue and Bob were teachers in the Twin Cities with a lifelong attachment to the BWCAW and wilderness canoeing. We’ve traveled thousands of miles in a canoe. The move up north was a challenging transition, but we’re now pretty entrenched in the Cook County lifestyle after all these years.
Our son Quinn and his wife, Kate Vernon, founded Bearskin Wilderness Outfitters, our outfitting branch. They are in the process of gradually taking over operations of the resort. When Kate and Quinn aren’t at work, they are often paddling in the summer or cross-country skiing in the winter. They’ve traveled extensively in the BWCAW and Quetico, but also enjoy exploring the less well-known lakes and rivers of Ontario.