Set near the headwaters of the Poplar River in heart of Maple syrup country; there are countless wilderness adventures beginning from the steps of this cabin. A short walk brings you to Barker Lake and biking/hiking trails run adjacent to the property while the rest of the Lutsen area amenities are less than a 15 minute drive away. This handcrafted rustic retreat is set up as a one bedroom studio with a sleeping loft. Bring your own linens (sleeping bags), towels and toiletries (meaning all paper products, including toilet paper). You’ll love the two-seater outhouse – the views are outstanding.
There is no housekeeping or electricity (guests clean the unit upon departure). You want to bring in your own water (however, in a pinch there is water available from an artesian spring). This cabin is perfect for guests who can appreciate the solitude and beauty of the Northern Minnesota wilderness. Nothing but the occasional wilderness creature (deer, wolves, the beloved red squirrel, etc.) disrupts the otherwise quiet landscape. A truly inspirational getaway. *Year-round accommodations available. Gas stove for heat. Firewood is NOT provided for outdoor fire-ring.
Pets are welcome with prior approval. 2 pet maximum.
Activities and Special Interests
This property provides access to the following activities and special interests:
» Group and Reunion
» State National Parks
» Cross Country Skiing
Other Activities and Interests:
» Pets Allowed
» Cable/Dish TV
» Full Kitchen
Reviewed: May 30, 2018
Always very helpful when I called to ask questions and book the reservation.
We loved the property. We are outdoorsy people who typically would go camping, but have found that with the addition of our dog, it is challenging to go camping with our dog and expect to still do the same activities that we would like to do (fishing/canoeing, site-seeing, etc). We loved the idea of renting the Poplar Valley Cabin because it is rustic enough (and affordable!) to keep true to our outdoorsy nature, but gave us a place to securely leave our dog when we wanted to do activities that would be easier without him. Recommendations: 1) Clean the outhouse... I know its and outhouse, but it'd be a little bit more enjoyable to use if it wasn't as gross as it is... 2) Leave instructions for the gas fireplace - we couldn't figure out how to turn it on 3) Fix holes in screens with new screens, not tape. The tape is a good quick fix, but hopefully the cabin will get some some new screens for the windows.