A Home Away From Home
Lodge & Canoe Outfitters
Grand Marais, MN
4 Day Minimum Stay
A Rustic Quiet Getaway from Every Day in the North.
2022! 91 years as a family business!
You should reserve your quiet lake shore cottage on the edge of the BWCA to get away from the hustle of every day. You’ll have fun fishing, boating, hiking, and fishing… and more fishing. (Did we mention fishing?)
In the fall – you’ll love having a beautiful place to stay when you drive “Up North” to view the Fall colors!
Call now 1-218-388-2252 to schedule your stay!
Dogs are welcome too!
Loon and Passenger – NorWester Lodge
Stay Your Way
Townhouses, cottages and RV sites are available at this time. We shut down our tent and bunk house for the season because of concerns over COVID. You’ll love a safe getaway from your normal.
Our Sweet Escape Cottages
Our cottages are a great way for a family to get away, but still maintain their own space. We offer 6 great cottage options.
- Towering Pines
- Spruce Haven
- Balsam Grove
- Aspen Wood
- Birch View
No matter your goals, we have a cabin for you.
Prices Starting at Per Night
Our Larger Luxury Townhouses
Our townhouses are an ideal lodging solution for families and larger groups trying to get away from the hustle and bustle. We made these townhomes right close to the beach and are great for a fishing weekend with the kids or even just sitting on the deck with a cup of coffee watching the otters play and the eagles come in.
We have 4 great townhouse options each with their own special characteristics and charm.
- Cedar 1
- Cedar 2
- Cedar 3
- Cedar 4
Pontoon Rental Available
We bought the nice boat for you to be able to enjoy Poplar Lake in style. You’ll enjoy a day relaxing on the deck of the pontoon. It’s a great way to see the area.
Bring your gear, you are going to love having some success with that new lure that you should really try here on Poplar Lake. The remote location is ideal for relaxing and quiet fishing destination.
The forests are just as peaceful as the lake is here. Our large variety of trails and so many different skill levels. You can find a trail for a toddler or an adventurist.
I wish I lived closer so I could come here all the time. The GunFlint trail is the ideal vacation location. Luana is the sweetest host, she’s so knowledgable about the area and gave us so much information. It was almost a guarantee that our vacation was going to be the best we ever had.
Fiber Optic WiFi
Long Main Dock
Checkin & Checkout
Check-in: 3:00 p.m. (call if later than 8:00 p.m.)
Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
If you cancel prior to 60 days before your reservations. We provide full refunds.
If your cancellation is within 60 days of the visit. There is a $50 cancellation fee, but only if we are able fill the rental. If we are unable to fill the rental, we do not refund the cost. Alternatively however, you can reschedule the stay within one year. Our policy is pretty stringent, because of our small size and remoteness. Cancellations significantly affect our ability to stay in business.
No other refunds are possible.
To avoid any misunderstanding, here is the simple version: You will be charged for the days you reserve, so please check your dates carefully and come have a great time. We love having you.
Have a Question?
Talk to Luana or Carl
A Legendary Location!
Take the Scenic Highway 61 North Shore Drive of Lake Superior from Duluth to Grand Marais, then head up the Gunflint Trail into the heart of the Superior National Forest.
We are only 30 miles up the Gunflint Trail from Grand Marais, Minnesota, and only 2.5 miles from the Canada border.
Almost Year-Round Lodging
This Northeastern Minnesota resort offers lakeside cabin and villa accommodations, and a campground.
The location is perfect for family vacations and quiet resort getaways.
In winter, reliable snow depth from December through March creates a premier destination for snowmobiles, with miles of groomed snowmobile trails.
We have recreation for all seasons!
Just bring your hiking boots and your camera and explore!
“Stopped here twice–once for dinner and another time just for an afternoon drink. I liked being at the bar in the late afternoon before the dinner rush, having a cold Moose Drool and chatting with the friendliest bartender.”
“A hidden gem along the Gunflint Trail, the newly renovated Poplar Haus is worth the drive just for lunch.”
“We had a delicious lunch and I had a BLT that blew me away. I can’t believe how scrumptious the maple bacon tasted and the tomato was ripe sweet and juicy.”
Great tavern on the Superior North shore, lots of locals to keep you company. Tries the Asian Bowl and the Ruben Sandwich, both good. Great view of the lake, and good locally brewed beer!
43rd Annual Gunflint Trail Canoe Races July 17th 2019
Blueberries will be measured by weight, and must be picked fresh and not store bought. Berry pickers will be able to submit their biggest blueberry at Nor’Wester Lodge!
The Gunflint Mail Run Sled Dog Race is a continuous race consisting of two legs of equal distance, separated by a mandatory layover.
The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is the longest sled dog race in the lower 48 states.
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center on the Gunflint Trail
Canoeing, Boating, and Snowmobiling
Fishing and sport boats, and canoes.
Whether paddling alone on a river or packing heavy for an extended group expedition, you’re off to a great start in a Northstar.
Have your cake and eat it too…light and tough in one canoe!
For people who know and love canoes.
Includes information about regulations, permits, safety, and trails.
Regulations, Licensing, and Permits
For more information on the BWCAW
For permit information and BWCAW rules and regulations.
Join The Movement. See What’s Happening With Leave No Trace In Every Park.
Regulations, permits, and license information for hunting, fishing, boating, snowmobiling, skiing, and more.
Local Wildlife and Wildflowers
This site is about moose-seeing moose in the wild, collecting moose products, learning about moose habitat, diet, behavior and ecology and seeing how the “metaphor” of moose can make lives better and happier.
The International Association for Bear Research and Management (IBA) is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the conservation of all species of bears.
This site focuses on improving the understanding and appreciation of North American bears www.bear.org
Promoting the welfare of the black bear through better understanding.
Teaching the World about Wolves.
Information and photographs of a variety of animals, including lynx, wolves, and bears.