A Home Away From Home
Lodge & Canoe Outfitters
Lake Superior Area
Grand Manais, MN
Camping, Cabins, or Villas
A Rustic Quiet Getaway from Every Day in the North.
Reserve your quiet lake shore cabin on the edge of the BWCA.
Have fun fishing, boating, hiking, and fishing… and more fishing.
(Did we mention fishing?)
In the fall it’s a great place to drive “Up North” to view the Fall colors!
Call now to schedule your stay!
Dogs are welcome too!
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Brandt family business since 1931.
Stay Your Way
We offer camping in our bunkhouses, your RV’s, or tent spots. We have 6 multiple person cabins available. If you would like to upgrade your stay our beautiful villa town homes are the option for you.
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.
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Our Larger Luxury Villas
Our villas are a great way for a family to get away and a weekend of bonding. Everyone will stay in one of our luxury villas. We offer 4 great cottage options.
- Cedar Villa 1
- Cedar Villa 2
- Cedar Villa 3
- Cedar Villa 4
No matter your goals, we have a villa for you.
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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.
My husband and I come here in October for the last 2 years and we love it! Scenic, quiet. The cabins are great. Last year we checked in late and our cabin was not clean. The owners provide us a townhouse for our stay for the price of our cabin. This customer service was unexpected and over/beyond what we expected!!!!! We will continue to come here annually.
Fiber Optic WiFi
Our super fast WiFi service is available. It’s only within range from the Lodge.
All of our cottages and villas come with parking and guest parking is available.
We offer quality
Each cottage and villa comes with
Long Main Dock
You can dock your boat or you can rent one of ours. We also have a new pontoon boat available for rent.
We have the only sandy beach on Poplar Lake. There is also swim raft short distance from main dock.
Checkin & Checkout
Check-in: 3:00 p.m. (call if later than 8:00 p.m.)
Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
* 60 – day notice required for refund on all cancellations with a $50 service cancellation fee. ( unless rescheduled within one year)
For cancellations within 30 days of arrival, we offer a refund only if we are able to fill the entire cancellation.
No other refunds possible.
Due to our small size and remoteness, cancellations significantly affect us.
To avoid any misunderstanding, you will be charged for the days you reserve.
Please check your dates carefully.
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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.
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.”
“Hands down our favorite meal every trip to The town of Grand Marais. The fish is fresh and perfectly grilled, paired with a delicious fresh salad and wild rice that’s out of this world!”
“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.
Local Organizations / Programs
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center on the Gunflint Trail
Canoeing, Boating, & 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, Licenses, & 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.
Wildlife & 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.