Dining at Bearskin Lodge

Welcome, Loon Lake Lodge Cafe!


Loon Lake Cafe is coming to Bearskin Lodge on Saturdays this winter!

For more than a decade Loon Lake Lodge has offered fun, casual dining to summer Gunflint Trail visitors.  A favorite of both locals and travelers, each year the restaurant closes as soon as heat is needed in the fall and reopens again when it’s warm enough.  Winter travelers never even know this delightful dining spot is there!

Bearskin and Loon Lake have partnered this year to bring winter guests a taste of summer on the Gunflint Trail. Loon Lake’s Derek Hofeldt will be cooking at Bearskin in January and February, featuring favorite items from the Loon Lake menu.

As always at both Bearskin and Loon Lake, reservations are needed ahead of time.  Our small dining space fills up early, so we encourage you to give us a call or email us well ahead of time to reserve your spot. Menu options will appear on this page shortly and will also be emailed directly to all guests with reservations. Vegetarian and vegan choices will be available.  Seatings are at 6:oo PM, 6:15 PM, and 6:30 PM.

We’re going to experiment with some of Derek’s best-loved menu options and change it up a bit during the season, so you can enjoy more than one visit to the Loon Lake Cafe at Bearskin Lodge.

Loon Lake Cafe at Bearskin Lodge dates:

  • Saturday, January 20
  • Saturday, January 27 (FULL)
  • Saturday, February 3
  • Saturday, February 10
  • Saturday, February 17 (President’s)
  • Sunday, February 18 (President’s) — if there is enough demand for both nights
  • Saturday, February 24
  • Saturday, March 3



No dining during your visit?  Click here for info on our Take & Bake Pizzas, and other lodge dining options.  Or explore the area and get a taste of the great northwoods by dining at one of the many fun little local restaurants.