These facilities are owned and operated by Boundary Country Trekking. The company has conducted Adventure Trips in Northern Minnesota since 1978. Current happenings and news from Little Ollie Lake, the Gunflint Trail and BWCA are published in Boundary Country Trekking's web site newsletter, the Poplar Creek Courier.

More about our company history

Boundary Country Trekking is a proud member of the following trade associations:
  • Gunflint Trail Association
  • Grand Marais Chamber of Commerce
  • Minnesota Bed and Breakfast Association
  • Cross Country Ski Areas Association
The company is also has the following licenses and authorizations:
  • State of Minnesota: Licensed Bed and Breakfast
  • United States Forest Service: Trail Partner, BWCA Cooperator and Guide-Packer
  • Lutsen Tofte Tourism Association: Lodge to Lodge provider
Gunflint Community Blog- The Edge
See our "Blog" for more information about events and happenings as viewed from the northern edge of Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) and the Gunflint Trail. Published by Boundary Country Trekking.

Find our Adventure Trips and Secluded Lodging pages on Facebook.

Looking forward to seeing you soon in our secluded corner of the planet.

Ted and Barbara Young, Co-owners

Guesthouse sign

The Wild North
For more about Northern Minnesota,
see our "Wild North" page.

Boundary Country Trekking Statement of Sustainability

The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, 1992, stated that sustainable development, " must meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." We agree with this statement and we seek to operate our business accordingly. We believe it is the right thing to do. It is being a good corporate citizen. We also see it as good for our “bottom line”.

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.

Ted and Barbara Young, Co-owners

July 22, 2007