Boundary Country Trekking's
Tall Pines Yurt in Grand Marais, Minnesota
The Tall Pines Yurt is located on the edge of the Boundary Waters near a
stand of old growth white pines and on Hooker Lake, named by some comic
loggers. Half of the lake is in the Boundary Waters. The Tall Pines,
twenty-foot housekeeping yurt, is attractively furnished and is set-up to
accommodate up to four people, sleeping on a futon and bunk beds. Additional
cots or bunk beds can be brought in for larger groups. The yurt is heated by
a wood stove / fireplace, has overhead gas lighting and a camp kitchen with
pots, pans, dishes, utensils, cook stove, dining table and chairs. Ask us
about making camp coffee. Outside is an attached deck. A firepit, charcoal
grill and most importantly, a Finnish sauna are nearby. Outhouse is located
near the yurt also.
Hooker Lake is a natural
environmental lake, requiring a significant setback for any structure. Over
the years forest growth has occured around the shore, which has limited the
visibility of the lake from the yurt. This lake is slowly turning into a bog
and in the summer, it's surrounded by lots of bog flowers. It is a pretty
lake, but not suitable for fishing or swimming. Yurters can drive over to
the Bed & Breakfast and fish and swim in Little Ollie Lake or portage into a
During the non-snow months you
hike in three hundred feet from the summer parking area. The trail to the
yurt connects to some of the finest mountain biking trails in the area.
Hiking trails are just out the door and a canoe is provided for your use.
During the winter the yurt is an exclusive silent sports accommodation,
accessible by a 1-kilometer ski or snowshoe trek on a groomed trail from the
Lace Ski Lake Trail or winter parking area. The eastern trailhead of the
Banadad is 2 kilometers away by skis. For the adventuresome skier, Boundary
Country Trekking offers Yurt to Yurt Skiing between the Tall Pines and Croft
Yurts along the Boundary Waters longest tracked trail: the Banadad.
In the winter, we bring in your luggage and food containers. In the summer,
you can drive to a parking area near the yurt if you drive a high clearance
vehicle. We supply and bring in your water.You bring in your drinking water
containers. Year around, we recommend a picnic cooler to hold your food and
ice. Ice is available at a local grocery, a three mile drive.
Pets welcome at the Tall Pines Yurt for a nominal fee. All our
accommodations, including the Tall Pines Yurt, are smoke free. Because the
yurts are located deep in the woods you might be visited by mice. We keep
traps in the yurts and we run the trap line often.
The Tall Pines
Boundary Country Trekking
11 Poplar Creek Drive
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Web site: www.boundarycountry.com