Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B and Cabin are nestled in Minnesota's northwoods along the Gunflint Trail Scenic Byway's' and on a quiet canoe only lake overlooking the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) a short 32 miles from the Lake Superior North Shore town of Grand Marais - canoe, fish and swim. Moose and bird watching. This Gunflint Trail lodging includes whirlpool, fireplaces, WiFi, in-room phones, guest kitchens. The Banadad cross country ski trail- the BWCA's longest tracked Nordic ski trail, snowshoeing, mountain biking, hiking trails. Birding are out the front door. Moose viewing and other wildlife viewing.
Bed and Breakfast Style
Northwood's Nordic exterior with carved corner post. Inside squared hewed beams and carved post were used in the construction of the living room. The b& b is furnished with mission furnishing.
Breakfast Style ServedGourmet Breakfast
Seasons OpenOpen year round
Range of Rates$120+
While we are in business to make a living, our business also has a long-standing commitment to preserving and protecting our local neighborhood along the Gunflint Trail and our larger community in northeast Minnesota. We support controlled-sustainable growth but only when such growth does not violate the "authenticity" of our community.
We support our local community by hiring staff and by purchasing of our supplies locally, as much as possible. We believe in treating our neighbor's life styles, businesses and professions with respect. We support paying our employees a decent wage-- well above the dismal minimum wage.
While our company supports and practices, environmentally preferred purchasing, energy conservation, recycling, and the USFS's "leave no trace" program and so on, we understand that such individual acts are meaningless gestures in relation to the environmental peril facing our planet.
While we understand neither our business nor us, alone, are going to change the world, we will attempt to do are part by striving to develop a "carbon neutral " business model. We continue to strive to sustain and preserve our small corner of this planet. Globally and nationally, we support actions necessary to address what, we feel, are the two most pressing issues facing our planet today- global climate change, and poverty.
For more information on what we are doing to become a more sustainable business go to our Sustainable Business Practices Implementation Plan. Note: we consider this "Statement of Sustainability and our "Sustainable Business Practices Implementation Plan" as "works in progress." It is our intention to regularly review and alter these documents as additional and/or more pertinent actions are brought to our attention.
Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes
Our family has has property on Gunflint Trail for 60 years we purchased the land where our B&B is located about 1990. We designed and build the B&B in 2001 and have operated this business ever since.