We are a family-owned and operated resort. Golden Eagle Lodge operates as a resort and campground in the summer, and a nordic ski center in the winter. We are located 27 miles outside of Grand Marais in North-Eastern Minnesota. We are the only resort on Flour Lake and have direct access to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA).
Nestled in the Superior National Forest on the edge of the BWCA, nature is our playground. Hiking, fishing, and canoeing are some of the most popular outdoor activities in our area, but the list goes on. We encourage all staff to enjoy the wilderness and to take advantage of the opportunities our area offers.
To get you out there, a typical work week consists of five 8-hour workdays with two consecutive days off, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the area. We offer free use of most rental equipment including motor boats, canoes, and kayaks in the summer, and all cross-country ski equipment in the winter.
For available positions for this 2023 summer season, please scroll down the page for both position information and a link to our online application.
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Flour Lake is ideal for recreating, being small enough to canoe, kayak, and paddle board on, but big enough to support a healthy fish population. We maintain one of the largest cross country ski trail systems in Minnesota, and in the summer, these trails are great for fat tire and mountain biking. Additionally, nearby roads boast some very fast gravel for gravel biking and trail running! We are a dark sky sanctuary, making our night skies some of the darkest in the world – perfect for any aspiring photographer! Wildlife viewing, berry picking, and foraging occupy many summer and fall afternoons. Hang a hammock under a few of our many white or red pines and enjoy the amphitheater of the Boreal Forest. There is something for every outdoor enthusiast at Golden Eagle Lodge.
We typically employ a total of 6-8 employees and value an upbeat work environment. All of our employees receive some cross-training in multiple work areas, with job descriptions being tailored to each employee’s strengths. We are looking for applicants with great people skills who are detail oriented, physically active, and independent and self-motivated.
All staff are offered discounted housing at a flat rate of $5 per day, or about $150 per month. This covers all room expenses and utilities including trash, water, electric, and internet. The whole resort, including staff housing, is equipped with 100mbps highspeed Wi-Fi. Employee housing is located in a large shared building with a shared common area, kitchen, and dining area. Each employee will have their own private bedroom and bathroom with locks for each. The staff house also offers a covered deck, private yard, and a charcoal grill. There are raised beds in the backyard if anyone is interested in maintaining a garden. Coin laundry is available in staff housing for $1 per wash load – dryer use is free. Additional employee perks include paid major holidays, PTO, and simple IRA retirement plan.
Employees must have their own vehicle. While our staff lives on site and can walk to work, we are located 45 minutes or 27 miles from the nearest town, and everyone needs to be able to take care of themselves independently. There is no public transportation on the Gunflint Trail. Many things can be ordered via Amazon, Walmart, and other online retailers, but simply put, not everything can be done this way and trips to town are an occasional necessity.
If you are interested in employment, please fill out our online application completely. All interviews are scheduled based on review of a completed job application. Please be prepared to provide three job references.
After a job interview and reference check, all applicants will be background checked prior to any job offer being made.
For further information or questions, call Golden Eagle Lodge at 218-388-2203 or send us an email at jobs @ golden-eagle.com
We pride in providing guests with a high-quality Northwoods experience. This includes keeping cabins well-kept and impeccably clean, both inside and out. We expect our staff to pay attention to even the smallest details and help us uphold our high standards in the cabins and around the resort property.
Those applying for housekeeping positions will be given tasks that center around housekeeping and guest services. These includes the following:
- Work as a team to clean cabins
– Make beds
– Clean bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and living areas
– Sweep decks and porches
– Clean grills and wood stoves
– Restock wood and kindling boxes
– Wash windows as needed
- Wash and fold laundry
- Maintain and clean the bathhouse
- Provide general guest services at the front desk.
If individuals demonstrate proficiency at the front desk, both in positive guest interactions and attention to detail, more front desk responsibilities will be assigned.
At times, all staff may be asked to step in and help with other duties. This might include, but is not limited to: Lawn mowing, boat cleaning, wood splitting/stacking/bundling, campground maintenance, fish house cleaning, tree limbing, and trail maintenance. All staff, including the owners of Golden Eagle Lodge, assist with housekeeping.
Golden Eagle Lodge takes pride in providing guests with a high-quality Northwoods experience. This includes maintaining impeccably-kept resort grounds and providing a seamless experience at the docks. We expect our staff to pay attention to even the smallest details and help us uphold our high standards at the docks and around the resort property.
Those applying for dock attendant and grounds maintenance positions will be given primarily outdoor projects. These projects will center around boat rentals, grounds maintenance, and general outdoor tasks, including, but not limited to:
- Prepare motorized and non-motorized watercraft for rentals
- Provide instruction and assistance to customers regarding the use and operation of rental equipment
- Check rental equipment in and out, clean, and put away, before and after every rental
- Monitor and log equipment use and report and record any damages to management
- Package and care for bait
- Clean fish house daily
- Mow lawns, weed whip, and rake when necessary
- Check campsites and clean fire pits between each guest
- Pick up trash and recycling from receptacles around the resort daily
- Split, stack, and bundle firewood
- Limb and chip around the resort where needed
Individuals applying for this job must be capable of lifting 50-100lbs, and experience operating boats and motors is preferred. Good communication and customer service skills are required.
At times, all staff may be asked to step in and help with other duties. All staff, including the owners of Golden Eagle Lodge, assist with housekeeping. However, this position will be primarily outdoors and have more limited housekeeping duties.