Golden Eagle Lodge is owned and operated by the Baumann family.

Our family’s love for the Gunflint Trail began back in the late 1960’s when John & Irene Baumann and their four sons would come up to the area every summer, for a month, and camp in the Flour Lake Federal Campground. Being that the campground is only a mile down the lake, they were familiar with the resort’s existence. The decision to purchase Golden Eagle Lodge was eventually made in 1976 by Dan’s parents, and Zach’s grandparents, John and Irene Baumann. Immediately, the remodeling and rebuilding work began. Golden Eagle Lodge was originally a “men’s only” resort dating back to its construction in about 1945. This concept didn’t last long, however, as the Gunflint Trail was explored by families of men, women, and children. This model was taken to heart and Golden Eagle Lodge became a family resort in the early 1950’s, which it is still to this day.

By 1982, the resort had grown from offering only four seasonal cabins to the now present eleven cabins, all of which are operational for year-round use. Dan and Teresa met in 1987 and married in the following year. Over the next 4 years, they had 3 children:  Zach, Brianna, and Jonathan. In 1994, Dan and Teresa purchased the lodge from John and Irene and operated it for the next 26 years.

In 1999, our present nine-site campground was added and opened for the first season. Cabin #3 was also removed and a new and improved Cabin #3 was constructed. Trailside Cabin #23 was also added the year prior.

In 2017, Zach married longtime friend, Ruth. On January 1, 2020, Zach and Ruth purchased Golden Eagle Lodge from Dan and Teresa. They are the third-generation owners and are enjoying life at Golden Eagle Lodge!

Our Facility

Golden Eagle Lodge sits on the quiet shores of Flour Lake.  We are the only resort and resident on the lake, which bodies over 8 miles of shoreline. The resort consists of 10 lakefront cabins, an off-shore cabin, and a private 9-site campground. This is the wilderness and the wilderness setting is embraced here – everything is spaced for privacy, both the cabins and the campsites.

The main lodge contains our office, a lounge, and a gift shop. The gift ship has various souvenirs, novelty ice cream treats, cold soft drinks, and a large selection of clothing. We have books, maps, puzzles, and games that can be taken to your cabin or campsite. Our common room, with stone fireplace, invites guests to come in and sit, enjoy coffee, tea or hot chocolate, and enjoy our peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.

Highspeed wireless fiber-optic internet is available throughout the resort, in every cabin and campsite. Our network is robust and can accommodate streaming and video calls, though there are no TV’s here and we receive no channels other than the nature channel, which plays all day, every day. There are so many things to do in this location of the world, some of today’s modern technologies are just not needed.

Our Nature Center contains many interesting items and information and is the center of our summer Nature Program. Our outdoor fire patio at the nature center is open every day and is available to all cabin guests, at any time. If you are a renting a cabin from us, we supply the firewood.

The Baumann family has been bringing family vacations to the Gunflint Trail for nearly 50 years. Our family has come to know many wonderful people from around the world who have chosen us as their wilderness destination. We are very fortunate to have a large number of repeat customers and we look forward to their yearly visits.

We feel privileged to share our special place in the woods with you.

-Zach, Ruth, and our dedicated Staff

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