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Poplar Haus is the embodiment of the Northwoods dream.

We are situated 32 miles outside of Grand Marais on the historic Gunflint Trail in Minnesota. We are just outside the crown jewels of the Minnesota Northwoods, offering lodging on the very edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. We are open year round and welcome guests with all sorts of interest, be it to hunker down for a restful stay in one of our six cabins, or to get out and explore all that our neighboring wilderness has to offer.

We have six cabins on-site, four sitting on the edge of Poplar Lake, two tucked into the privacy of the woods on our property. Each cabin features a different theme and a different number of bedrooms to accommodate your party, and are equipped with full kitchenettes and grills so that you can have all the comforts of home cooking during your stay. Additionally, we have a full restaurant / bar in our lodge, with some of the finest food you will find anywhere in the North! We also have camp sites for the outdoor enthusiast which you can make your own!

Poplar Haus is owned and operated by married couple Bryan Gerrard & Stacey Palmer who decided that they wanted to be a part of the rich history of the Gunflint Trail which has been greeting visitors for years on end. We welcome all visitors and aim to be a memorable and unique experience that our guests will want to return to with their friends and families year after year for generations to come.

We also have the only liquor store on the entire Gunflint Trail and keep stock of fine craft brews, domestic beers, wine and spirits!

Meet the neighbors!

Trail Center Lodge:

Hungry Jack Lodge:

Clearwater Lodge:

Nor’Wester Lodge:

Rockwood Lodge and Outfitters

Bearskin Lodge:

Big Bear Lodge:

Things to do on and around the Gunflint Trail


What time is check-in/check-out?

Check-in is at 3pm, and check-out is at 10am.

What are your cabin prices?

Cabins range from 129-239 per night and fluctuate seasonally as well as weekends and holidays

What should I bring?

While we do have a liquor store on site, the nearest grocery store is 31 miles away in Grand Marais so any food you plan to cook should be purchased before you arrive

We are a remote resort that can see a lot of various changes in weather etc so our advice even though you are staying in a cabin is to plan like you are going camping. In the winter, the cabins can occasionally be a bit chilly if it is -20 below zero! Things like warm socks & sweaters, maybe your favorite fuzzy blanket or anything you need to stay cozy are recommended. In the summer, rain gear is a must as you never know when a short shower can pop up out of nowhere! Bug spray and sunscreen always important as well.

Headlamps/flashlights are always good to have as there is very little artificial light up here and the nights can be very dark. Makes for amazing stargazing!

Can I bring my boat/canoe?

Yes you are free to launch your own boat or canoe out of our property. Otherwise we have free kayaks and canoes for our guests to use.

Are you pet friendly?

Yes. Our pet fee is $20 per night for your well behaved fur babies 🙂

Is your restaurant open?

Yes! You can find the menu on the Restaurant page here.

Do you have Wifi?

Yes the main lodge has wifi and it also makes it to a couple of the cabins.


Firewood in the winter is free for cabin guests with woodburning stoves. In the summer your first bundle is on us and they are $5 each afterward

I saw that you are offering a recent promotion, can I receive a price adjustment on my existing booking?

Unfortunately we cannot apply specials or discounts to existing bookings.

What is your cancellation policy?

Full amount required at time of reservation by online booking

Cancel 30 days prior to reservation – Full Refund

30-7 days prior to reservation 50% Refund

7 days prior to reservation date – No Refund

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