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Loons on Jasper Lake, Ely MNNorthwind Lodge is your vacation resort in northeastern Minnesota on beautiful Jasper lake, Ely Minnesota offering family vacations, fishing, honeymoons, family reunions, hiking, kayaking and canoeing. Jasper lake is 195 acres, very private and quiet.

Here you will find many rewarding pleasures. Freshly caught fish that make for the perfect meal. Hiking through the dense pines and birch trees. Watching the sunset and then the sparkling stars at night you might even see the northern lights. Then there are the loons who call all night long, seagulls coasting overhead and magnificent eagles traversing our clear blue skies over Jasper Lake. Just listening 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. Northwind lodge is a beautiful place to steal away from it all.

Ely Minnesota is the gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and it's not very far from Northwind Lodge. You can canoe into the Boundary Waters for the day or we can help you plan an overnight experience since we are surrounded by six Boundary Water entry points from from 3 to 15 minutes away. You are only limited by your ambition.

For most of our guests fishing is a prime interest! Jasper Lake is noted for exceptional fishing in throughout different times of the summer. Walleyes are best caught in the early season in May and June when the water is cold. Smallmouth bass can be caught on top-water lures as the lake warms up in the early part of the season and usually until late September. . Northern pike can be caught throughout the summer. Crappies and bluegills can be had in the shallows at various spots on the lake. Fishing licenses, seasonal live bait, and many, many quality lures are all available in store which is Red Rock.

Looking for a quiet, secluded Ely Minnesota resort? We have just the Ely MN lodging you are looking for! At Northwind Lodge, you will find our cabins exceptionally clean, our grounds well kept, and our friendly staff eager to make your Minnesota vacation as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. We are a family owned resort since 1939 and we would like to make your vacation the most memorable you have had. So stop looking for your place to stay in Ely MN because we are what you are looking for. Hope to see you here at Northwind Lodge.

New for 2014: Northwind Lodge's blog: Life on a Minnesota Resort featuring Northwind Lodge history, stories, and current events

 

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...

jasper Lake Smallmouth Bass
Sittin' on the dock at Northwind Lodge
Ready to go fishing - Ely MN
Jasper Lake Walleye
Portaging a canoe in the BWCA at Lake One
Jasper Lake Walleyes - Northwind Lodge
Fishing with Grampa up at Ely
Northwind Lodge dock 4:30 AM
Everybody has fun fishing
Wood Lake Walleye - Northwind Lodge
Coming in from fishing at Northwind Lodge
Wood lake Northern Pike - Northwind Lodge
Storm passed by at Northwind Lodge Ely, MN
Lookin' for smallies at Northwind Lodge Ely MN
Bluegill from Jasper Lake - Northwind Lodge Ely MN

 

Northwind Lodge is a GREAT place to stay but only if you like to have fun!
Call or Click for cabin availability at 218-365-5489

 

Come on up and stay with us!

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

 

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