Availability Updates (updated 7/15/2014)

Popular Summer Dates | Availability
Weekly rentals and assorted shorter rentals for high demand summer dates.

We have lots of openings for short stays in early June.  Look at pictures, floor plans, and rates for each cabin by clicking here.

Weekly rental openings; short stay openings.

  • Beginning Saturday, 7/19:  Cabin 8 is open  7/19 – 7/23.
  • Beginning Sunday, 7/20:  Cabin 10
  • Beginning Saturday, 7/26: Cabin 1
  • Beginning Sunday, 7/27:  Lodge 2 open 7/28 to 7/30.
  • Beginning Saturday, 8/2: Cabin 5
  • Beginning Sunday, 8/3: Full!
  • Beginning Saturday, 8/9: Cabin 1 open 8/9 to 8/11 and 8/14 to 8/ 16.
  • Beginning Sunday, 8/10: Lodge 2 open 8/10 – 8/12.
  • Beginning Saturday, 8/16: Full!
  • Beginning Sunday, 8/17:  Cabin 11, Lodge 3 open 8/21 – 8/30
  • Beginning Saturday, 8/24: End weekly rentals, many openings for the end of August.
  • Labor Day Weekend – Cabin 4 and Cabin 9


General summer availability info:   A large percentage of Bearskin cabins and lodges are reserved one year ahead of time for prime summer dates, but we always end up with a few changes and cancellations over time.  As we get close to summer, this page is regularly updated with a listing of current openings. You can also use the availability box in the upper right-hand corner of the pages to check your options.  Or give us a call for the most accurate current information.

During peak season (June 21 – August 22) most Bearskin cabins are rented for full weeks.  Cabin 8 and Lodge 4 are always available for shorter stays. We usually open up cabins for shorter stays if they are still unbooked 2-3 weeks before the dates. If you need specific dates for a shorter stay, call us — we might be able to make it work, especially if your dates include the first or last half of a full week. Sometimes we can break weeks in two parts, especially if the dates you want don’t come out of the middle of the week. Talk to our front desk staff about options. We can frequently make something work for you, especially if you have some date flexibility.

How long should you stay?  To truly experience the Gunflint Trail area wilderness ambiance, especially if you make a lengthy drive to get here,  it helps to be here long enough to slow down and begin to appreciate our unique environment.  Our policy is for summer rentals to be for 3 or more nights. Sometimes we do end up with 2 day gaps in reservations that we make available.  If you need a rental for only one night, we suggest that you stay in one of the many motels in Grand Marais.  Remember that most guests will spend the better part of a day driving to get here, with an equally long drive to get home; give yourself ample time to enjoy your destination!

Take a peek at each cabin and see rates for your dates by clicking here


Can I stay at Bearskin for less than a full week?

Yes!  But you may have to reserve early to get the shorter stay cabins at popular times in mid-summer.  Full week rentals are in force for many (but not all) cabins during the busiest, high-demand times of summer. Don’t let the number of days  worry you if you are a fall, winter, spring or early summer traveler; this is strictly a mid-summer, busy season policy for our most popular summer cabins.

Cabin 8 and Lodge 4 can usually be rented for shorter stays, even during peak summer dates.  We prefer 3 night minimum stays, as it gives you enough time to enjoy our area; sometimes we have 2 night openings available.  Single night openings are rare; providing one night of lodging is a different kind of business than we offer here at Bearskin.

One night openings often may be arranged for groups of people who are renting canoes and gear from Bearskin Wilderness Outfitters.  For other one night stays we encourage you to call one of the many nice motels in Grand Marais, who are in business for the purpose of single night lodging.