Welcome to a Secluded Gunflint Trail Lodging 

 Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B and Lake Cabin

Nestled in Minnesota' Northwoods this  Gunflint Trail Lodging is a short drive from Grand Marais. Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B and Lake Cabin overlooks a canoe only lake and next to the Boundary Water (BWCA). Here you find elegant rooms, delicious breakfast, canoe into the Boundary Waters from our private dock, ski the BWCA's longest tracked trail,   hiking trails and biking trail from this Gunflint trail lodging front door. The B&B is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts or guests looking to get away from it all for a few days. Come to Poplar Creek and claim a piece of the great outdoors. Relax and restore in the midst of beautiful natural backdrops, nature and warm hospitality.

View Aerial Video of Lakes and creek around Poplar Creek B&B  on the edge of the Boundary Waters.

Our two bed room Little Ollie Lake Cabin has its own dock and canoe. From the dock canoe into the  Boundary Waters.  The cabin has full equipped kitchen, wood fired stove, sauna and satellite TV

These Northwood lodging strike the perfect balance of getting away from it all without going off the grid, Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B and cabin offers our guests an array of classic comforts and modern conveniences:

  • Moose viewing
  • Summer Canoe and Mountain Bike Rental
  • Winter snowshoe rental
  • Skiing, Snowshoeing and Hiking  Trails at our front doors
  • BWCA Canoe entry points from our docks
  • Hospitable innkeepers

Minnesota’s Premier Wilderness Adventure Accommodation


Begin in 1979 with dog sledding and later yurt to yurt skiing to the construction of the Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B and Cabin is a true Northwoods story. The B&B and cabin have accommodations to suit a variety of tastes. For those looking to reconnect, relax and restore, we offer remoteness without sacrificing comfort. Both are overlooking the quiet canoe-only Little Ollie Lake on property next to the Boundary Waters Wilderness area.

And for the true outdoor enthusiast, rain or shine, summer or winter t--we offer two wilderness Yurts. Both yurts are on BWCA lakes. These Gunflint lodgings are all located in Northern Minnesota, on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA), offering easy access to Grand Marais and the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Into The Wild: Outdoor Adventure

Located in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Our Gunflint Trail Lodging - Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B and Cabins are just off Gunflint Trail, a National Scenic Byway near Grand Marais. Our prime location in the heart of the wild affords us and our guest’s access to candid quiet morning canoe rides, birding, moose viewing, hiking, biking and endless winter skiing on the Banadad Ski Trail.

Whether you’re here in summer, winter, fall or spring, there’s always new territory to explore and experience to obtain. Available at Poplar Creek are:

Green Friendly

We believe in preserving the land that surrounds us and because of that, Poplar Creek is a proud supporter of local and national efforts to become green friendly. A member of both Minnesota B&B Green Journey and a Trip Advisor Green Leaders Award recipient, we strive each day to give back. Being green is a part of our fabric and we encourage guests to take part in the movement to maintain our environment. If you’re looking to give a little back, our team at Poplar Creek can help you connect with Service Projects going on in the BWCA. See our statement of Sustainability (scroll down).

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates are available for the Poplar Creek Guesthouse, Little Ollie Cabin or for any of our exciting adventure programs. Call 800-322-8327 for additional information or to purchase a Gift Certificate. (Gift Certificates start at $50.)

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