Northern Lights Weekend at Bearskin Lodge
Friday, May 19 – Sunday, May 21
If you love chasing the lights, or if seeing the aurora is on your bucket list, then join us for a weekend of learning about the lights.
Friday night Bearskin will have a complimentary wine and cheese reception, a time to talk about your experiences seeing the northern lights, share photos, and plan for the workshops on Saturday.
Workshops will include info on the science behind northern lights, where to view the lights all round Minnesota and on the Gunflint Trail, how to photograph the lights with whatever camera you have, suggestions for buying great gear for photographing the lights, and a tutorial on how to turn your photo something spectacular. Saturday night a group dinner will be available at the lodge for $20/person, which will be a fun way to cap off the workshop. Afterwards we’ll go out and try to catch the lights, or perhaps the stars, on the Gunflint Trail. We’ll also have cards and photographs available for sale from some of the great local northern lights photographers.
Of course, we can’t promise the lights will give a command performance while you’re here, but you never know — historically we’ve had some good shows in May in the past. And the nice thing about chasing the lights in the spring is that it can be a nice time to be out in the darkness — relatively early darkness, reasonably warm temperatures, few bugs, and the sounds of spring peepers everywhere. If you don’t have luck with the lights on this visit, after everything you’ll learn during this weekend you will be ready for the aurora whenever and wherever it does appear!
Cost: All workshop events and the wine and cheese reception included with your cabin rental, plus a $75 fee per cabin to defray some costs for our speakers. The group dinner on Saturday will be $20/person. All cabins available at the normal May rates. At this point we do not plan to open the workshops, dinner, or reception to outside guests.
Think you’re interested in chasing the aurora? Start here for some preliminary northern lights lessons to whet your curiosity.
It’s here! The lowest rates of every year begin on October 9th. Make memories at Bearskin at a bargain price.
Fall Work Weekend 2016 | $99 per person
Work weekend for 2016 is full. You can put your name on the waiting list in case anything changes at the last minute. We will start taking reservations for 2017 as soon as this weekend is over.
As always, work weekend 2015 was fun. Work weekend 2016 starts Friday, October 28, which makes it the perfect getaway for people who want something fun to do over Halloween weekend that doesn’t involve a costume. We promise to fill your trick or treat bag with a little Halloween candy!
Join the Bearskin crew for the final trimming on Bearskin’s miles and miles of wilderness Ski Trails. Check into your Bearskin cabin Friday night. Join the crew Saturday morning, October 29, on the trails for final hand trimming. Work until 1:00, then head back to your cabin for a late lunch. Join us Saturday night for dinner in the main lodge. Check-out on Sunday morning, October 30. All for only $99/person. Of course, we expect a little trail clearing work from you in exchange for the great price, but we promise the emphasis will be on the “weekend” not “work.”
Ready to tie the knot, but can’t figure out where? Have a Wilderness Wedding at Bearskin Lodge. Bearskin has a wedding officiant who is ready and willing to do your ceremony in the woods, on an island, up on a bluff, in a dog sled or, as in this classic old Bearskin photo, paddling a canoe. You make a plan, we’ll help you make it happen. Click here for more wedding info. Special rates may be available on cabin lodging for you and your wedding party.
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