Holiday Season Availability (Updates as of 11/23/2013)
The dates between December 26 – January 4, as well as the dates for President’s Weekend, usually fill up at check-out time during the previous year. It only requires a $50 deposit to hold a cabin, so most people rebook. However, in September and October we ask for larger deposits to finalize the reservations. Deposits are due in mid-October. Usually a few people find that their plans have changed. If you’re dreaming of a winter XC-ski or snowshoeing holiday during the Christmas break, keep checking back here. As deposits come in, we’ll see if there are likely to be any new holiday openings.
Cabins 6, 7; Lodges 2 and 4
Celebrate Christmas and the after Christmas week at Bearskin Lodge
Cabin 1 is open until 12/27; opens again 12/31 – 1/2
Cabin 2 opens 12/31
Cabin 6 opens 12/31
Cabin 7 is open until 12/26; opens again 12/31
Cabin 8 is open until 12/26; opens again 1/1 – 1/3
Cabin 10 is open until 12/27; open again 12/31 – 1/2
Lodges 1, 3, and 4 are open until 12/26
Lodge 2 is open until 12/28
New Year’s Eve Openings
Cabins 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, and 10 are open on December 31, for varying numbers of days afterwards
Martin Luther King Weekend
Cabins 2, 8, 9, 10, and 11
Cabins 2, 9; Lodges 2 and 4
We still have many great options available for Summer 2014. Make your plans now to get the best summer dates.
General summer availability info: lA 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. 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 precise information.
During peak season (June 24 – August 25) most Bearskin cabins are rented for full weeks. Cabin 8 and Lodge 4 are always available for shorter stays. All cabins can be reserved for stays of 3+ days between July 7 – July 14. (If you are thinking about next year, we always open up the week after July 4th week for shorter stays.) We also may open up cabins for shorter stays if they are still unbooked 2-3 weeks before the dates.
To truly experience the Gunflint Trail area wilderness ambience, 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.
If your schedule means you need to visit for a shorter time than a week, talk to our front desk staff about options. We can frequently make something work for you, especially if you have some date flexibility.
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 in mid-summer?
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. For a one night stay 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. One night openings often may be arranged for groups who are renting canoes and gear from Bearskin Wilderness Outfitters.