Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters

Best Summer Ever! Join your friends and coworkers to complete against other resorts in the annual Canoe Races!
Our cooks prepare meals in the kitchen, at the smoker, and even over the campfire!
Outfitters prep guests and groups for trips into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area
Wranglers lead guests and horses on a tour of the forest by horseback
Fishing Guides get guests on giant walleye
Zip above the Boreal forest on the Towering Pines Canopy Tour

Live and Work in the heart of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness!

Come for the job - love it for many reasons! Gunflint will become your home in the Northwoods.

Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters is located 43 miles up the Gunflint Trail from Grand Marais, Minnesota. (43 miles from the nearest town!) We are surrounded by over 1 million acres of wilderness in the Superior National Forest between Lake Superior and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

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About Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters

Live and work where you love to play! Come to Minnesota's Great Northwoods to experience the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and discover your adventurous spirit. Guide guests as you soar above the Boreal forest in the Towering Pines Canopy Tour. Take a child fishing for the first time. Gear folks up for a canoeing trip into the Boundary Waters! Winter brings dog sledding, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing! Be prepared to see the Northern Lights as well as moose, black bear, whitetail deer, fox, lynx, rabbit, wolves, eagles, loons, and a host of songbirds and birds of prey right outside your back door!

The Employee Experience

For nearly 100 years guests have come to Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters for vacationing and they expect to find friendly and helpful staff. They come to have a relaxing vacation and depend on you to see that they have the best time possible. We are looking for people who have a love of nature and the outdoors and want to share their passion with our guests!

Between the resort, outfitters, restaurant and bar, zipline canopy tour, and riding stable, there is a job for everyone here!  And with more than a million acres of undeveloped wilderness, hiking trails, and canoe routes right out your backdoor, there is more than enough for you to explore during your time off. While resort and outfitting work can mean long and sometimes irregular hours, we always try to schedule for 40 hours per week with two consecutive days off, although you may sometimes be called on to work overtime or fill in on a day off when business needs require it. And although you may be hired for a specific position, there are times when you may be asked to fulfill other job duties. In a resort atmosphere, we all pitch in wherever necessary to get the job done. With that in mind, we are looking for applicants who are extremely flexible and like a variety of work.

Ideal Candidate

The two most important qualities we look for in our team are a cheerful attitude and the willingness to go the extra mile. Because your teammates depend on you, reliability and honesty are paramount. And everyone interacts with guests, so a love for people, passion for nature, and heart for service are essential. 

All employees must appear neat and well groomed. We provide uniform shirts for everyone and you will need pants appropriate to the position you are hired for. A more detailed description of uniform and grooming requirements will be provided when you are hired.

Room and Board

A variety of housing options are available onsite at a highly discounted rate, including shared 2 and 4 person efficiency apartments with a private kitchen and bathroom. Some work-camp sites are available as a housing option. A $100 security deposit is required on the first day of work (returned at checkout provided move-out requirements are met). Laundry facilities are available onsite. Because of the shared living facilities, pets are not allowed in staff housing.

Internet/wi-fi is available in staff housing and the employee lounge. We do not receive any cell phone or TV reception. A TV is available in the common room and you may bring your own TV/DVD player and streaming devices if you would like.

A 25% discount is available on food in the onsite restaurant and employees can order groceries to be delivered through the kitchen. 

Employee Perks

We appreciate our employees and offer some great perks!

We encourage guests and staff to get out and explore the area on foot, by canoe or motorboat, or with our staff naturalists.  Staff benefits include 25% off purchase in our gift shops, restaurants, and immediate family overnight cabin stays.  All staff can participate in horseback trail riding and the Towering Pines Canopy Tour, and use camping gear at reduced rates for overnight hiking or camping and canoeing trips into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Recreational equipment is available for use at a minimal charge. However, all of our facilities and equipment are for the guests' use first.

  • Ditch the commute! Walk to work and avoid gas prices and wear and tear on your vehicle.
  • Excellent opportunity to meet new friends from all over the U.S. and other countries
  • Excellent opportunity to explore the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northern Minnesota.

Benefits for your family: Your parents, spouse, and children receive a 25% discount on a stay at the resort cabins or outfitters bunkhouse.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Driving Directions can be found on our website.

Bus transportation can be arranged to Grand Marais, MN and the nearest airport is in Duluth, MN. Once you get to one of those locations we can arrange transportation to get you to the resort.

For Fun

The famed Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Quetico Provincial Park of Ontario are at your doorstep! Camping, canoeing, hiking, fishing, horseback riding,'s all here for you to explore! In the winter we offer dog sledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and cross-country skiing! Find your passion no matter the season!

How to Apply

We encourage you to explore our websites and so you can see the type of vacations we offer our guests. 

Please click APPLY HERE and complete and submit our online application

The use of drugs, and the abuse or underage use of alcohol are not tolerated. A background check is required prior to employment.

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