Cedar 1

Cedar 1 has four queen beds in three separate rooms upstairs and a full bath, downstairs is a king-size bed and a second full bath, a full kitchen and a full living room with a gas fireplace, and sliding glass doors to your deck. The bay area is only 15 feet from the end of your deck. This unit has an open stairway, so we warn that this unit can be hard for kids under 3. However, the playground is right outside if you have slightly older children this is a great place to be because you can sit on your own deck and watch them play. You can charcoal grill on your deck and watch as the older children take a canoe out on Poplar Lake. There is a cast iron drum style grill right off the deck.


  • Open year round
  • Great for fishing parties or snowmobile groups
  • Deck is literally 15 feet off the shoreline – closest to beach.
  • Closest to Playground
  • Open Stairway
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Queen Beds

King Bed

Private Bathes


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.