Gunflint Lodge goes on the market

The owners of the historic 100-acre Gunflint Lodge near Grand Marais have decided to sell.

The northern Minnesota resort has been in owner Bruce Kerfoot's family for more than eight decades. The 74-year-old says he has no one to pass the business on to. He and his wife hope to find a buyer who will pay an asking price of $6.7 million and be willing to preserve the resort's traditions.

"This is not an imminent happening," Kerfoot said. "We will probably continue to be the host here at Gunflint for some time because there are not candidates of multitude knocking at our door to pick up the property."

The Lodge had its highest revenues ever this past year, Kerfoot said.

"We hope to find a new proprietor that will carry on some of the same values that we have shared with our visitors. That basically means a great deal of interpretation and enjoyment from the point of view of the north woods and the wildlife and the heritage that we have up here."

Kerfoot succeeded his mother as Lodge proprietor in the 1960s.

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