Kerfoots and Gunflint Lodge honored by Minnesota Resort & Campground Association
The Minnesota Resort & Campground Association has inducted Bruce and Sue Kerfoot of Gunflint Lodge into its Hospitality Hall of Fame. They were honored during the Resort Association’s Fall Conference Oct. 22 at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa.
The Hospitality Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of Minnesota's resort and campground industry and are deemed "legends" by their peers. The award honors lifetime achievement and exemplary leadership in the industry.
Bruce and Sue took over the resort from Bruce’s mother, Justine, in the late 1960s and transformed it into an upscale year-round full service resort. They winterized the main lodge in the early 1990s and began to cater to the cross country ski crowd.
Today the resort offers classic cabins, luxurious lakeside cabins and romantic cottages, as well as bunkhouses and rustic cabins for canoers who enjoy the Kerfoots’ other business, Gunflint Northwoods Outfitters.
Last year the Kerfoots developed the Towering Pines Canopy Tour at their resort to rave reviews and much publicity.
After 45 years of running Gunflint Lodge together, Bruce and Sue have decided to put the resort up for sale. They said they feel fortunate to have spent 45 years in a business that they enjoyed in a place that they love with all their heart.