A Home Away From HomE For
Come to the Lake For Winter
Nor’Wester has direct access to snowmobile trails and all the lakes you enjoy through the summer for ice fishing. The largest groomed cross-country in the BWCA, the Banadad ski trail system is located nearby. Check out Banadad for details and maps. As always, there is miles of hiking nearby. Come explore the Gunflint Trail when it is transformed into a magical winter wonderland.
Our four Cedar Villas are our winter approved accommodation. Each one sleeps 8-10 guests, and comes with everything you need for your stay. Click on the Cedar Villas tab above for details and pricing. Start your snowmobile adventure right from your villa. Relax after a day in the crisp air in front of a fire outside or inside by your fireplace.
Marge and John Maynard, Rockford IL
We have been visiting The Nor’Wester off and on (lately mostly on) since 1988, when our daughter was 4. We have loved every cabin we’ve been in but Towering Pines is our favorite. We love the lake with the many islands to navigate around, lunches at Picnic Island, canoeing with the option of portaging, sunsets on the water, hiking, the friendly and so helpful staff who will go the extra mile, the views, the serenity, the lack of phone service which really helps us unwind, the hope of seeing moose, the loons, campfires, and even the rainy days when we stay in and read and play games. We begin anticipating our next vacation while we are driving home!
The Nor'Wester holds so many great memories for me. My parents started bringing me there for our family vacation every summer when I was just 10 years old and I feel fortunate to say I have only missed a few visits over the past 40 years. It is a place that now holds special memories for my own 3 children. Our stay is much anticipated every summer as it has become an annual gathering place for many of our extended family as well. The Nor’Wester is a family friendly resort with something for everyone to do. Our favorites every year include swimming at the sandy beach, fishing, hiking, canoeing, eagle watching and blueberry picking. If we are ever uncertain of where to fish or blueberry pick, Carl and Luana usually have suggestions! We enjoy our evenings taking in the breathtaking views of Poplar Lake from the lakeside cabins and campsites while reflecting on our day around the campfire. Every visit to this one-of-a-kind destination leaves us looking forward to the next.
Augusta Maruska, Lengby, MN
How to get a fishing license:
Online visit: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/licenses/online-sales.html, you can print immediately or save to a mobile device that you will have with you.
Local locations within a few minutes of the lodge.
Pick up on the way at most gas stations along the shore.