Aspen Wood

Aspen Wood is very, very woodsy style cottage. inside it has been redone in knotty pine as well as the furniture. It has a queen bed and two single beds, as well as a tub/shower/bath. The living area is slightly smaller and the bedrooms slightly larger than Spruce Haven Cottage.  This cottage has its own dock and deck and is a bit closer to the lake than Spruce Haven Cottage. This cottage is the same price as Spruce Haven but the difference is this cabin has larger bedrooms but it has a smaller, more intimate living area, complete with a wood-burning stove, its own deck and its own dock and just off the deck is a cast iron drum style charcoal grill.


  • Cottage located just steps off the shoreline.
  • Great view of the island.
  • Firepit just off the lake shore.
  • Wood burning fireplace.

Queen Bed

Twin Beds

Private Bath


Beautiful cabins along the Gunflint Trail. It is about 30-45 minutes from the town, which makes it the perfect escape. We stayed at the Towering Pines cabin and it was clean and comfortable. Even the beds were comfortable, which is one of my top priorities when traveling. Beautiful fireplace and the cabin overlooks Poplar Lake. Couldn’t ask for a better spot to rejuvenate and relax. 

They are dog friendly (big and small dogs!). The staff were very helpful and took the time to explain and provide information. The lodge is closed during the winter months, but told us they could possibly open a cabin if we wanted to stay. Perfect place for snowshoeing and a hiker’s dream. There are literally a hundred of miles of trails. We saw plenty of wildlife and enjoyed the fresh air. If I could give them 100 stars, I would.

Linnea C.

I really like the Nor’wester Lodge up on the Gunflint Trail, Carl and Luana are really nice.  Clean cabins right on the edge of the Poplar lake.  It was quiet and relaxing, great place to have a campfire and sit around and joke and laugh.  Charlie the black lab was great to play with the tennis ball.  My brother brought his Vistabule camper and loved the lake side camping spot they got to stay in.

Jay B.