Resort Couple Needed - Cook County, MN

Resort Couple Needed - Cook County, MN

Posted: 3/10/2019 - 7:51 pm

Live where you love to be, on the edge of the BWCA wilderness in far northern Minnesota.  We are hiring seasonal or full-time, year-round employees with many all-purpose skills to start in June. Are you that "do-it-all" resort employee?  Can you answer questions at the front desk, take a reservation over the phone, put a pie in the oven to bake and then head off to help clean and prepare a cabin for arrival?  Are you handy with tools, able to lift a canoe, and good at conversing with guests? Do you like variety and have some of the skills listed above?  Would you make the most of your days off by canoeing, hiking, camping or exploring in the north woods?  (Active outdoors people are so happy here.) Salary and start date negotiable. On site, non-smoking cabins and apartments with a lake view available for staff.

  • Front Desk/Guest Services/Housekeeping combo job:  Could be filled by a student on a college schedule or by someone who wants to stay longer to explore canoe country. Fun job with a great deal of daily variety. Saturday and Sunday are generally spent working with a friendly group to clean cabins, but your other work days might include teaching a crafts or nature class, answering phones, reading emails, answer canoe route or hiking questions,or helping guests with a canoe trip.  Attention to detail, excellent communication skills, a positive attitude, and a good work ethic are the required skills. Everybody does everything here, so flexibility and the ability to get along with others is essential.
  • Maintenance/Outfitting/Outdoor Resort employee:  Could be filled on a college schedule or by someone who wants to stay longer to explore canoe country. Fun job for an independent, self-starter who likes to be outside for most of the day, makes good decisions about time use, will get a lot done in a day, and can stay focused on tasks in spite of interruptions. Responsible for the campground, canoe and boat rentals, mowing and trimming, as well as simple regular resort maintenance.  This person needs to be able to lift heavy items, use a few tools, and help with whatever else is needed, whether it be at the front desk or cleaning a cabin. 

These positions can be filled by a couple if both people in the pair fill some of our employee needs.  Not only does it help us with our housing situation, but we also find that couples are the happiest employees here because they come with a built-in friend who also likes to spend time outdoors. While the resort couple position often appeals to retired couples, our jobs are very physically active. At least one person in the couple needs to be able to lift canoes and motors and do some heavy outdoor work. The front desk person often runs up and down steps 20+ times a day, and housekeeping is like a few hours at the gym. These positions are best suited to people who love a daily work-out in their job.

We are a northern Minnesota, Gunflint Trail, year-round family resort on the edge of the BWCA, known for our 77K of ski trails in the winter and our beautiful canoeing & kayaking in other seasons. We are located 26 miles from Grand Marais, Minnesota, in the heart of the Superior National Forest. Our location does not have cell phone service or TV, and internet service is minimal. This is a location that is ideal for people who love to be in the Northwoods, rather than in a city. 


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