Special Time for Two
- Two nights in Ollie's Room at Poplar Creek Guesthouse
- In-room double whirlpool tub, queen bed and private bath
- Private Fireside breakfast each morning in commons room
- Trail or basket lunch (your choice) one day
- Use of canoe and/or mountain bikes in the summer and snowshoes in winter, anytime during your stay
If Ollie's room is not available, we reserve Barbara's Suite for you. Barbara's suite has a separate bedroom with queen bed; private bath. The large room has its own fireplace. Private Fireside breakfasts served in the Suite.
Rate: $355 per couple
Upon your arrival a beautiful floral basket arrangement greets you in your double whirlpool room at Poplar Creek Guesthouse.
- Champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries
- Two nights with in-room double whirlpool tub, queen bed and private bath
- Private Fireside breakfast each morning in commons room
- Four course fireside dinner at nearby local restaurant one evening
If Ollie's room is not available, we reserve Barbara's Suite for you. Barbara's suite has two rooms, a separate bedroom with queen bed, plus another room with ts own fireplace and sitting area, compact kitchen and private deck. Private Bath. Your fireside breakfasts are served in the Suite.
Trail or basket lunch (your choice) one day. Use of canoe and/or mountain bikes in the summer and snowshoes in winter, anytime during your stay. Departing gift.
Rate: $475 per couple plus taxes.
Inn to Inn Canoeing
Spend the night in Dorothy's room at Poplar Creek Guesthouse. After breakfast, canoe from Little Ollie Lake to Trail Center Lodge on Poplar Lake where you will spend the night. Canoeing distance varies with route. The most direct route is about two miles. On the longest route, you paddle six miles through the Boundary Waters and travel across four portages. The trip includes two nights lodging, breakfast two days, trail lunch one day, one canoe with paddles and life vests and car/gear shuttle between accommodations.
Rate: $195/person (two person minimum)
Room upgrade available.
Inn to Inn Around BWCA--Ely to the Gunflint Trail
Special Includes: Four nights lodging with breakfast. Two nights at the Blue Heron B & B and two nights at Poplar Creek Guesthouse B & B. Picnic lunch and map showing route between Ely and the Gunflint. Use of canoes and at both B & B's. Mountain bike use at Poplar Creek B & B.
Rate: $710/couple; $610 single person plus taxes.
Bed, Breakfast and Canoe to Rose Falls
Stay overnight in Dorothy's room at the Guesthouse and after breakfast the next day, canoe with an experienced guide to one of the Boundary Water's most spectacular areas- the Stairway Portage and waterfalls of Rose Lake. Return to the Guesthouse that afternoon for another night. Package includes two nights lodging with breakfast, canoe and guide and trail lunch.
Reserve online Rate: $275/person (two person minimum)
Room upgrade available
Bed, Breakfast and Birding in the Boreal
Bird watchers will find an astonishing variety of birds unique to the boreal forest around Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B and in the burned over Ham Lake fire area located near the B&B. The American Birding Conservancy has heralded Superior National Forest as one of 100 "Globally Important Birding Areas". With one hundred and fifty-five nesting species of birds, the Superior Forest has the greatest number of breeding birds of any National Forest in the country.
- With Birding Guide - Two Night Package for two people includes- Barbara's famous full breakfast each morning, services of a birding guide for one morning, followed by lunch at one of the Gunflint Trail's favorite restaurants: Trail Center. Free use of two birding kits (equipped with binoculars, birding area maps, and a bird book) during your stay.Special Price: $390 for 2 people
- Self Guided - Two Night Package for two includes- breakfast each morning, lunch at one of the area's favorite restaurants: Trail Center and free use of two birding kits (equipped with binoculars, birding area maps, and a bird book) during your stay.Special Price: $299 for 2 people
Lodge to Lodge and Yurt Skiing
Poplar Creek Guesthouse and Cross River Lodge; are participants in the acclaimed Boundary Country Trekking's Lodge to Lodge Ski Program. Include a Bed and Breakfast in your stay and save on lodging costs. For additional information and rates go to Lodge to Lodge Skiing.
Yurt To Yurt
Ski the Boundary Waters'(BWCA) longest tracked cross country ski trail — the Banadad Ski Trail, staying overnight in yurts. The Tall Pines Yurt is at the Banadad's eastern trailhead. The Croft Yurt and Olga Hut are near the trail's center at the Bedew Lake Yurt Camp. From the Tall Pines Yurt to the Bedew Lake Yurt Camp it is a 19 Kilometer Ski; from the Yurt Camp to the western end of the Banadad it is a 12 Kilometer ski.
For centuries, the people of the Mongolian plateau have found yurts to be comfortable, convivial dwellings. These round, peaked-roofed, canvas-covered huts are warm and cozy. Each comes equipped with a wood-fired stove, dishes and utensils, pots and pans, LP gas stove with oven, prep area, dining area, sleeping bags and bunk beds. An outhouse is nearby. The Tall Pines yurt even has a wood fired Finnish sauna. While you ski the Banadad, your gear and food are transported for you and your car is shuttled to the end of the trail.
On the Banadad Ski Adventure, the yurt host not only shuttles in your gear but brings in our food for you to reheat. The Croft yurt specialty is Meat Chili. The Tall Pines yurt specialty is the Mongolian fire pot — a delicious fondue of vegetables and meats cooked in a savory charcoal-heated broth, served with Oriental condiments by our yurt host. The Firepot is available for a minimum of six persons. Our yurt hosts do not stay overnight at the yurts.
Or can also take advantage of the cost savings of the "Yurt on Your Own" package, where you provide your own meals and tend to the camp chores.
Call 800-322-8327 for more information or reservations
Dogsled ride and B & B Stay
One or two persons per sled, plus driver
First night in Dorothy's room at Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B. Next day you drive a short distance to a nearby resort. You receive an introduction to mushing, then travel eastward towards the BWCA. Actual distance covered will depend on snow conditions, but the experience will last about an hour and a half and you will travel between 3 to 6 miles. Return to Poplar Creek Guesthouse Bed & Breakfast for your last night.
Boundary Waters Canoe Expo- June 9-10, 2018
Join us at the edge on the Boundary Waters for a two day celebration of canoeing, camping and wilderness travel
The Boundary Waters expo is a family friendly two day event featuring speakers, vendors, activities. Located on East Bearskin Lake 26 miles from Grand Marais
Our location on the edge of a beautiful BWCA lake provides a perfect opportunity to test canoes, paddles and other gear. Wet your paddle, string up a tarp, and crawl into a tent, and if you like it take it home!
Take in presentations from experts who have been there and done that. Whether you're a seasoned tripper or don't know one end of a paddle from the other, you'll learn something new at the BWCA expo.
Boundary Waters Scenery
East Bearskin lake is a gateway to the Boundary Waters Wilderness, with three portages and two entry points to choose from. Start or end your BWCA adventure at the expo
Campfire storytelling and discussions led by Cliff Jacobson and others.
A Shrimp Boil and Bake Sale, benefiting the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and the Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
And more! .
Banadad Trail Association Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner
Friday October 21, 2016. Meeting starting at 6:00 PM followed by Potluck dinner at Gunflint Community Center located just east of the Lima Grade and along the Gunflint Trail. It always a great festive event and lots of fun.
Fall Trail Maintenance
Banadad Ski Trail Maintenance Weekend - Saturday October 22, 2016
Join friends and fellow skiers clearing the Banadad Ski of the past summer's accumulation of brush and down trees. Lodging, breakfast and lunch available. Contact the Poplar Creek Guesthouse- 1-218-388-4487 for additional information