Historic Gunflint Lodge resort up for sale after 84 years of Kerfoot family ownership

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: October 27, 2013 - 5:56 PM

DULUTH, Minn. — The historic Gunflint Lodge resort in northern Minnesota is on the market.

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cluke2Oct. 27, 13 4:41 PM

Sad to see the Kerfoots go. They took it back over from their children a few years ago as the younger ones moved back to the East Coast to pursue other career interests. We've had some wonderful times at that place over the years. I hope a new owner takes over and continues the tradition.

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rvjesseOct. 27, 13 4:54 PM

Best of everything to the Kerfoot's. It is sad but father time does not stop for any of us.

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johndontOct. 27, 13 4:56 PM

The BWCA is one of the wonderful places on this planet. A special thanks to the Kerfoot family for helping visitors to this area over the years.

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ti1310Oct. 27, 13 6:06 PM

purchasing this property might be a good use of legacy funds...

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marcuskelleyOct. 27, 13 7:26 PM

Use of legacy funds to purchase this land is an interesting idea. If it was done to assure the property would remain a resort available to all Minnesotans; that might make sense.

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envy5000Oct. 27, 13 7:33 PM

I think that the Lodge should be converted to a public lodge and preserved for generations. One major challenge would be how to accommodate the existing condo and timeshare owners.

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greatxOct. 27, 13 8:30 PM

Maybe the DNR should just take it over, they got their fingers in everything else.

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noggnbloggnOct. 27, 13 8:43 PM

Legacy Funds were conceived by Mark Dayton's former wife, a Weyerhouser. She is rich enough to buy the place several times over, and to finance Dayton's political campaigns. Perhaps she could hire someone to run it, rather than get Minnesota's taxpayers to chip in for a pet project. Let the marketplace work -- are we not still a capitalist society? Only in a Liberal's mind would it seem 'normal' to use government to buy a private enterprise for 'preservation'. Even Mt. Vernon, which has true historic value, is run semi-privately, and not by the government. It not only tells George Washington's story, but it is expected to turn a profit too.

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slalom1Oct. 27, 13 9:08 PM

If you wanted to see the entire concept destroyed you would consider government ownership and management.

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thisisinsaneOct. 27, 13 9:18 PM

noggnbloggn - Umm, just a little correction here....Mark Dayton's first wife was not a Weyerhouser (sic). She is a Rockefeller.

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