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Boundary Country Trekking

· Grand Marais, Cook, Minnesota
Hosted by Ted And Barbara Y.
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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. Over the past twenty years hundreds of skiers traveling the Banadad Ski Trail have found our yurts to be comfortable winter lodging. Now you can enjoy the comfort of a wilderness yurt all year round at the new Tall Pines Yurt. Do not forget to bring your sense of adventure. Inside the yurt Members of the Minnehaha Academy Ski Team 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 nearby lake. 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. During the winter, the Tall PInes yurt is not available on weekends or holidays, until one week before a weekend or holiday. The Tall PInes yurt is available for yurt to yurt resevations only for weekends and holidays. 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 mice trap line often.General information: Tall Pines yurt is nestled in Minnesota's north woods, overlooking remote small BWCA (wilderness) bog/lake.  Very secluded surrounded by the forest.  BEGINNING APRIL 1, 2022, OUR YURT WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE. MINNESOTA DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES NEEDS TO USE THE LAND FOR FUTURE LOGGING AND OUR YURT IS IN THE WOODS. THE LEASE WILL NOT BE RENEWED. NOTES ON OUR RESPONSE TO COVID 19:  How do we protect us, our employees and guests at the yurt. The yurts are disinfected and sanitized, swept out and cleaned between each reservation. That means the mattresses, pillows, all surfaces, outhhouse and sauna are disinfected. At this time, we also ask guests to bring their own sleeping bags and towels. We provide water in a refillable coleman cooler. Extra water in 5 gallon jugs to refill the Coleman water cooler; paper plates and cups and plastic utensils, sanitized pillow and mattress covers.  All for the safety of our guests.  Then we leave the yurts for 24 hours before another guests checks in. We wear masks and practice social distancing when showing the guests how to use the yurts. Summer reservations: Tall Pines yurt is nestled in Minnesota's north woods, overlooking remote small BWCA (wilderness) bog/lake. Car access to other BWCA lakes. This Campers yurt comes with a canoe, firepit, wood heated sauna, outhouse. Bunks have mattresses, one futon. Tall Pines yurt has Table/chairs. Wood heated. LP lights (we now have a bright battery operated camp lantern to replace the LP lights) and gas stove with oven, dish soap, hand sanitizer,  pots/pans, toilet paper. You bring a picnic cooler with ice to keep your food cold. Yurt can accommodate six persons. Hiking and Mountain Biking Trails out the door. Please take a look at the great photos taken by a guest and his family who stayed here twice. One km drive to the yurt from check in. The road to the yurt is very rough and rocky. If you have a pickup truck that is great. At this time we are using an ATV to bring in your gear.  Winter reservations: Tall Pines yurt is nestled in Minnesota's north woods, overlooking remote small BWCA (wilderness) bog/lake. Easy access to ski trails. This Campers yurt comes with an outdoor firepit, wood heated sauna, outhouse. Bunks have mattresses, one futon. Tall Pines yurt has Table/chairs. Wood heated. Battery operated camp light and gas stove with oven, dish soap, hand sanitizer,  pots/pans, toilet paper. You bring a picnic cooler with ice to keep your food cold. Yurt can accommodate six persons. Ski Trails out the door. Please take a look at the great photos taken by a guest and his family who stayed here twice. You ski in one km and your gear is shuttled to yurt by yurt host. Dogs allowed: $22.48/night $44.96 each maximum. Our rates include taxes. Taxes are distributed to state of Minnesota and our local county. Winter: Ski Yurt to Yurt , one night at Tall Pines and the other at Croft yurt, car and gear shuttles. Please email or call for more information. 
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12 ratings · 7 reviews
Megan M.recommends
November 5, 2021
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Great Fall Trip
We had a great time! I am not much of a camper so compromised with my husband to do the yurt stay. It was perfect for us because there was very little we needed to bring. We brought our dogs and they also had a blast. It was the perfect time of year because it was a little cold but toasty inside with the wood stove and we made a lot of campfires with s’mores!
Katie L.recommends
October 18, 2021
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Lovely getaway with friends
The Tall Pines Yurt has everything you need for a nice, rustic, quiet getaway with friends or family. The bunk beds have thick, comfortable mattresses, the yurt has a fully functioning stove and oven, the wood burning stove kept us nice and warm… the yurt is right on a small, quiet lake that has a (somewhat tricky to spot!) access point to a portage to the BWCA and is near all of the wonderful hikes and thrills of the GFT. We didn’t use the sauna (which I am sad about!) but it is CUTE. This yurt isn’t fancy and it’s not quite glamping, if that’s what you’re looking for, but it is a fantastic way to get some quality time in with the GFT and the north woods. We had a great time and Barbara was a wonderful host.
Andy D.recommends
June 7, 2021
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We enjoyed our stay. Our standard Toyota Highlander wasn't quite enough to make it all the way to the yurt, but Barbara helped us by transporting our things for us. And then it was only a 5-minute walk back to the vehicle whenever we wanted to access it. The wood fired sauna is incredible. This was a late May stay. I'm looking forward to returning in other seasons.
Patrice W.recommends
October 18, 2020
Tall Pines Wilderness Rustic Yurt
We had a lovely stay at the Tall Pines Yurt! It's very secluded, next to a cute little lake/pond. Our dogs had a great time too :) Our hosts, Barbara and Ted, were fantastic! Highly recommend!
Marta D.recommends
July 4, 2020
Tall Pines Wilderness Rustic Yurt
Simple Solitude
The Tall Pines Yurt is a hidden gem off the Gunflint Trail! Tucked back in the woods, this was the perfect place of solitude and escape. The yurt was very comfortable and spacious, and the canoe on the bog was a treat to enjoy! This is a lovely place to visit if you're looking to fully unplug from life for a few days.
Nikolas Z.recommends
December 13, 2019
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Great yurt getaway
The drive was gorgeous, the directions they gave were perfect since GPS is a bit tough to get close to their B&B. Barbara was a great host and checked us in quickly and provided ski passes that the DNR can inspect($6). The yurt was fantastic. Their groundskeeper had warmed it up for us before we got there. We followed him down the snowmobile trail to the yurt, maybe a 20 minutes of skiing to get there. He showed us how the lights, fire heater and stove worked, pointed out the sauna and outhouse and recommended not walking on the lake which was a little path away from our yurt. Everything was perfect. They provded sleeping bags and sleeping bag liners & pillows. Pots and pans and plate & utensils as well. They showed us which trails were groomed so we could ski and it was a breathtaking and unforgettable experience. We will definitely be back.
Grand Marais, Cook, Minnesota, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, and Michif Piyii (Métis) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Ted And Barbara Y.

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