Enjoy the comforts of home in a gorgeous wilderness setting. These cabins are:

  • Equipped with bathrooms and kitchens
  • Flat and Fitted sheets included, please bring your own pillows and blankets.
  • Scenically located
  • Non-smoking
  • Convenient to all activity and waterfront areas
  • Camp Map
  • Trail Map

We have several fully winterized cabins available year round that are located in both Sisu Village and Buena Vista Village. For the seasons of Fall, Winter, and Springs 2023/2024, the cabins that are available year-round are Karhu, Otava, Virta, Revontulet, Polaris, Callisto, Lyra, and Cassiopeia. Please refer to the individual cabin list below to see seasonal availability on an case by case basis.

These cabins are equipped with in-cabin Wi-fi during the fall, winter, and spring: Callisto, Cassiopeia, Cygnus, Draco, Haukka, Karhu, Kettu, Koivu, Lyra, Otava, Pegasus, Polaris, Revontulet, Setri, and Virta.

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Located in Sisu Village

Sisu is a Finnish term that has a mystical, almost magical meaning. It can be roughly translated into “strength of will, determination and perseverance.” Sisu is not momentary courage, but the ability to sustain that courage. You might call it backbone, spunk, stamina, guts or drive. The spirit of “sisu” is complementary to the core values of the YMCA—caring, honesty, responsibility and respect. Come to Camp Northern Lights and discover what “sisu” might mean for you!

The cabins in Sisu Village have Finnish nature and animal names, giving a nod to the Finns in the north woods of Minnesota. 

Susi - Capacity: 3

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-night $1,000 | 6-night $2,000
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $185 per night | Available September 6 - October 1 & Starting Memorial Day Weekend

Koivu - Capacity: 5

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-night $1,300 | 6-night $2,600
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $250 per night | Available September 6 - October 1 & Starting Memorial Day Weekend

Kettu - Capacity: 5

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-night $1,400 | 6-night $2,800
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $260 per night | Available September 6 - October 1 & Starting Memorial Day Weekend

Setri - Capacity: 5

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-night $1,300 | 6-night $2,600
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $250 per night | Available September 6 - October 1 & Starting Memorial Day Weekend

Virta - Capacity: 5

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-night $1,450 | 6-night $2,900
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $290

Haukka - Capacity: 6

  • Summer Family Camp rates: Only Available for Resource Families. Full week $150 for Resource Families
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $275 per night | Available September 6 - October 1 & Starting Memorial Day Weekend

Karhu - Capacity: 10

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-night $1,750 | 6-night $3,500
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $340 per night 

Otava - Capacity: 10

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-night $1,750 | 6-night $3,500
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $340 per night

Located in Buena Vista Village

The original resort that operated these cabins was founded in 1939, and at that time, it was called Buena Vista. It translates as “good view”—and that’s exactly what you can expect from these cabins. You’ll be able to see several constellations in the night sky of the northern hemisphere. The cabins in Buena Vista Village are named after these constellations.

Lyra - Capacity: 3

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-night $1,050 | 6-night $2,100
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $185 per night

Pegasus - Capacity: 4

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-night $1,350 | 6-night $2,700
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $250 per night | Available September 6 – October 31 & Starting Memorial Day Weekend

Ursa - Capacity: 4

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-night $1,350 | 6-night $2,700
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $250 per night | Available September 6 - October 1 & Starting Memorial Day Weekend

Aquila - Capacity: 5

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-night $1,350 | 6-night $2,700
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $235 per night | Available September 6 - October 1 & Starting Memorial Day Weekend

Cetus - Capacity: 5

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-night $1,450 | 6-night $2,900
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $255 per night | Available Labor Day Weekend

Cygnus - Capacity: 5

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-night $1,450 | 6-night $2,900
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $255 per night | Available September 6 – October 31 & Starting Memorial Day Weekend

Draco - Capacity: 5

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-night $1,400 I 6-night $2,800
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $255 per night I Available September 6 – October 31 & Starting Memorial Day Weekend

Callisto - Capacity: 11

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-night $2,000 | 6-night $4,000
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $320 per night
    Available Year-Round starting Fall 2023

Polaris - Capacity: 8

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-night $1,900 | 6-night $3,800
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $350 per night

Cassiopeia - Capacity: 12

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-night $2,250 | 6-night $4,500
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $414 per night

Revontulet - Capacity: 16

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-night $2,500 | 6-night $5,000
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $625 per night