Aaaahhhhh, Peace at last...No traffic, no hurry, no stress...You really CAN get away from it all & just BE...The sounds of nature are calling; water, woods, wildlife, WOW! Doing everything or doing nothing, it's totally up to you! Savor the solitude; embrace the adventure...It's all right here! Connection to nature is the ideal way to nourish, replenish, & recharge! Start now, and experience the northwoods in the comfort of Northwind Lodge in Ely, MN!
You can travel all over the state of Minnesota and see lots of neat stuff, but when it comes to lodging near Ely, MN and spending your precious vacation time, it's pretty hard to beat living tucked away in a comfy cabin, nestled in the woods at Northwind Lodge. We're a wilderness resort with clean, private housekeeping cabins, modern amenities, & low environmental impact. Located 15 miles NE of Ely, MN on the Fernberg road, we're immediately adjacent to the world-renowned Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The coolest resort BEYOND the "coolest small town in America" says "WELCOME!"
It's getting harder to find a nice smaller resort with cabins tucked away in the woods these days, but our resort guests at Northwind Lodge find just that with our cozy housekeeping cabins and the "off-the-beaten-path" setting. Our resort is hidden but easily accessible. Most of our resort guests stay for a week from Saturday to Saturday. They spend a lot of time on Jasper lake fishing, plus paddling kayaks and canoes, hiking trails in the area, and making the occasional trip to Ely for different sights and activities. It is not unusual for our lodge guests to never go to town for their entire stay, choosing instead to spend their time fishing off the docks, swimming at the beach, reading a good book, or just enjoying the soothing sounds of Jasper Creek as it makes it's way through the lodge grounds. Many of our resort guests have gotten to know each other over the years and make their stay a yearly reunion of old & new friends and family. Unique to Northwind Lodge is a beautiful creek runs right through our heavily wooded property with our very own waterfall to boot. The quaint falls of Jasper Creek is probably one the most photographed waterfalls in the Ely, Minnesota area and serves as a backdrop to 60+ years of our cherished resort guests. If you are looking for a great place to stay in Ely, MN, Northwind Lodge is a really great place to call "your home away from home" for many years to come.
Fun and Private Setting
Northwind Lodge guests have within their own walking distance things to do and see that simply are not available at other resorts. There is a distinctive feeling of privacy that isn't always present at other resorts. Northwind Lodge owns about 3500 ft of rustic lakeshore on Jasper lake.The entire north shore of Jasper Lake is Minnesota state land and there are only a few folks living down the shore (east) from us. Fortunately, our lake, Jasper, is blessed with good neighbors who respect the lake for its size (195 acres) and we really don't experience the noise and distractions associated with water skiing, personal watercraft or other such activities which are generally found on larger lakes. Likewise, Northwind Lodge and our resort guests prefer to pursue quieter activities such as fishing kayaking, canoeing, water biking, and paddleboats. Unfortunately, we are unable to control overly-excited, whooping guests immediately after they land a 4.5 lb. (or larger) smallmouth (or other fish) of their lifetime. We apologize in advance for any potentially off-color language that may slip out while catching one's breath after 10 minutes of rod-doubling, heart-pounding, screaming-drag-adrenaline surges that run through the boat. Fortunately, if one's reel catches fire as the drag plays out, we offer the biggest area selection of fishing reels in our very unique store, Red Rock which also serves as our lodge office and check in. Sometimes these things can't be helped when the right-sized fish happens along. The past several years have proven excellent fishing for many Jasper Lake visitors.
Our store, Red Rock offers over 3500 square feet of retail space in a large, beautiful building, Red Rock Wilderness Store continues to be a focal point for resort guests and Ely MN area visitors seeking everything from Souris River Canoes to over 25,000 fishing lures, plus 400-500 book titles, ice cream treats, and much, much, more! ...more information about Red Rock Wilderness Store...
Northwind Lodge is a GREAT place to stay but only if you like to have fun!
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Nearly 90% of our customers return to Northwind Lodge each season. We've come to know all of our guests, plus their kids, and their grandkids and even some great-grandkids. Many generations of people have stayed here over the years and listened to the falls of Jasper Creek as the creek divides the resort into two halves providing a lot of soothing white noise you just can't find nowadays.. Many of our guests have overslept by several hours thinking that it was raining out only to find that the sun is shining and the creek is lulling them to relax and forget about those day to day obligations and distractions in your real life back home. Then there are the loons who call all night long, seagulls coasting overhead and magnificent eagles traversing our clear blue skies over Jasper Lake. Northwind lodge is a beautiful place to steal away from it all. Call us for up-to-date reservation availability at 218-365-5489