Bearskin Lodge, established in 1925, is located in the scenic wilderness area off Minnesota’s famed Gunflint Trail, near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Situated in the Superior National Forest on a BWCAW entry point lake, Bearskin is truly a secluded “wilderness lodge” — a place where guests can experience living in the northwoods, but with a few amenities. The Lodge is open all year and is a premier destination for family vacations, romantic getaways, fishing trips and especially, cross country skiing. Our 77 km of groomed ski trails are among the best in the Upper Midwest.
Bearskin fills a niche that is unique in the Minnesota resort market. Our guests are generally people who want to have a BWCA type of experience, but don’t want to sleep on a rock. We do not have TVs or phones in the cabins, and cell phone service is unavailable. There is excellent internet service in the Main Lodge, but when you walk out of the Lodge you and your children are disconnected from the rest of the world. You can connect with each other instead. Our guests repeatedly tell us this is one of the things they love about Bearskin.
Our resort is extremely quiet, even in the busy season. We have chosen not to allow pets, and as a result we have extraordinarily good wildlife viewing around the cabins. It is not uncommon to see a moose, bear, or fox right out your window.