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Into the Brush Winter Art Class-In Studio at Northwind Lodge Schedule

Winter Art Class Schedule

Tuesday & Friday is just a travel day for guests who are staying here to attend the class.

We are very flexible and will try to accommodate you if the times don’t work.

Class participants are NOT required to stay at Northwind Lodge

  • During this 2 day class you will:
  •  Learn & apply basic painting techniques.
  •  Finish a painting on canvas.
  •  Relax in the beautiful surroundings of the northwoods.
  •  Have fun and be creative.

This Class will be held at Northwind Lodge located 15 miles northeast of Ely, MN, 2267 Fernberg Rd.   2 Day Program includes: 8 hours of instruction, all painting supplies, after-class independent painting time if desired, discount code for take-home supplies.  Meals not included.  Class participants may want to bring lunch.

 Up to 4 person max for each class

ALL for $150 per person.

Guesthaus – Comfortable, housekeeping, apartment-style unit located below Joe & Paula Baltich’s home complete with private driveway and entrance.  Sleeps up to 4 in two bedrooms.  Featuring two bedrooms, the Guesthaus is equipped with two double beds one single in it.   Located about 150 feet from the art studio building.  This unit comes with satellite TV, range, refrigerator, microwave, basic cooking and eating utensils, bathroom with shower, toilet and lavatory.  Bedding is provided.   Please bring your own towels.   Many of our guests request this rental year after year.

Rate is $69.95/night per person plus taxes.

Call 218-365-5489 to reserve a spot in the painting class.

October 5, 2018

I am REALLY becoming a total climate change skeptic in the terms used by our panicky social engineers.  No kidding the climate is changing!  It’s getting colder earlier like it did in the days of my youth.   We had snow during the last days of  September – this year and last year.  The leaves have not left the trees and all the brush has fallen over with heavy snow taking them down.  Curt is going to be really busy with nippers this fall (winter). “Fall”, my derriere!

We count on October to do things that we cannot do when guests are present like dropping trees, roofing, and major carpentry issues.  We usually need to get this kind of work done before everything freezes up.   Que sardonic LOL! Ugh! – I’m not ready for winter…..

Public Painting Classes Schedule August/September 2018

Hey Picasso!  Here’s the Into The Brush painting class schedule for during the next 30 days.  Come join us for a fun time with brush in hand and paint on palette.  (Sometimes people get that mixed up so wear an old shirt when you come.)  We are located at the Fernberg Gallery which is 15 miles NE of Ely on a nice, asphalt road.  Think of us being on Ely’s main street but only 15 miles out of town.  Easy to find.  Takes about 20 minutes to get here.

Check out the various painting topics offered and sign up by giving us a call.   All materials provided in each class.  Reservations are required for each class.  If you show up without reservations, please don’t be upset if you can’t have a seat or the class was cancelled and you didn’t know it.   If you have a question, you can call us (218-365-5489), private message us in Facebook by searching Into The Brush and hitting the “Message” button, OR send an email to: intothebrush@gmail.com

Click Here for Class Dates, Times and Costs

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Fall Cabin Specials

 It’s a great time to visit us at Northwind Lodge and take advantage of our Fall Cabin Specials!

Fall weather is very calming particularly when walking around and taking in the brisk and fresh air.  The scenery is beautiful with deepening blue of the sky along with tones of red and orange, the yellowing leaves and all new changes that come about in this wonderful time of year!

Come enjoy fall fishing on beautiful Jasper Lake.  Take painting classes at the Fernberg Gallery a short walk from your cabin.  Learn how to put “fall”
on canvas with a brush.  Making lots of color meet each other in a brilliant display is just plain fun.  Painting it like yoga without all the stretching.  We still breathe, however.  You can almost feel your blood pressure drop as you slow down and enjoy the feel of canvas meeting your brush.  Everybody can do it.

Treetop Haus and Guest Haus:

Weekly Rate only $499.00 (Regular rate is $699.00)  Boat and FREE motor rental included with week rental. $175.00 Value

Nightly Rate Only $69.95 a night with a minimum of 2 consecutive nights required. (Boat included and Motor is Extra with less than week stay)

Base rate is for 2 people and $10.00 a nite extra person up to 4 max.


Cabin #2:

Weekly Rate Now $699.00!  (Reg. price is $899.00) Boat and FREE Motor rental included. ($175.00 Value)

Nightly Rate Only $99.95 a night with a minimum of 2 consecutive nights required. (Boat included and Motor is Extra with less than week stay)

Base rate is for 4 people and $10.00 a nite extra per person 6 max.


Cabin #3:

Weekly Rate Now $599.00!  (Reg. price is $799.00) Boat and FREE Motor rental included. ($175.00 Value)

Nightly Rate Only $79.95 a night with a minimum of 2 consecutive nights required. (Boat included and Motor is Extra with less than week stay)

Base rate is for 2 people.


Cabin #4:

Weekly Rate Now $759.00!  (Reg. price is $1099.00) Boat and FREE Motor rental included. ($175.00 Value)

Nightly Rate Only $99.95 a night with a minimum of 2 consecutive nights required. (Boat included and Motor is Extra with less than week stay)

Base rate is for 3 people and $10.00 a nite per person up 5 people max


Cabin #5:

Weekly Rate Now $599.00!  (Reg. price is $799.00) Boat and FREE Motor rental included. ($175.00 Value)

Nightly Rate Only $79.95 a night with a minimum of 2 consecutive nights required. (Boat included and Motor is Extra with less than week stay)

Base rate is for 2 people.


Cabin #6:

Weekly Rate Now $829.00!  (Reg. price is $1129.00) Boat and FREE Motor rental included. ($175.00 Value)

Nightly Rate Only $99.95 a night with a minimum of 2 consecutive nights required. (Boat included and Motor is Extra with less than week stay)

Base rate is for 4 people and $10.00 a nite person up to 6 people max


Cabin #7:

Weekly Rate Now $599.00!  (Reg. price is $799.00) Boat and FREE Motor rental included. ($175.00 Value)

Nightly Rate Only $79.95 a night with a minimum of 2 consecutive nights required. (Boat included and Motor is Extra with less than week stay)

Base rate is for 2 people and 10.00 a nite extra per person up to 4 max.


Cabin #8:

Weekly Rate Now $799.00!  (Reg. price is $1199.00) Boat and FREE Motor rental included. ($175.00 Value)

Nightly Rate Only $109.95 a night with a minimum of 2 consecutive nights required. (Boat included and Motor is Extra with less than week stay)

Base rate is for 4 people and 10.00 a nite extra per person up to 8 max.


Island Adventure:

Weekly Rate Now $649.00!  (Reg. price is $999.00) Boat and FREE Motor rental included. ($175.00 Value)

Nightly Rate Only $94.95 a night with a minimum of 2 consecutive nights required. (Boat included and Motor is Extra with less than week stay)

Base rate is for 2 people max

Fall Specials are Good ONLY for all new reservations starting 8/23/2018. Not valid on existing reservations.


Northwind Adventure Package for 2

This Adventure Package is just right for you!

Spend 2 days fishing on Jasper lake for small & large mouth bass, northern pike, perch, walleyes and bluegills or just relax and enjoy the northwoods.  Then, spend a day in the Boundary Waters wilderness with a guide looking for lunkers while enjoying the wilderness.

“Includes a Guided Wood lake fishing trip”

Your guide will take you on a wilderness adventure including portaging, and then fishing from one of our row boats in wild country.  A guided Wood lake experience is an extraordinary adventure of fishing from a row boat for excellent walleyes, northern pike and bass on a beautiful Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness lake with absolutely no structures along any of its shores.    This trip will require a walk in on a portage and your carrying light gear.*

4 day/3 night Package includes:

  • Housekeeping Cabin
  • Boat & Motor on Jasper Lake
  • 1 day guided trip to wood lake*

$599.95 for up to two ppl. 

Call Now to reserve: 218-365-5489

*Please Pack your own lunch and remember that no metal cans or glass bottles are allowed. Plastic bottles and containers are allowed but, of course, must be packed out as well. Duluth packs are available for people to help carry their day gear in the event that they do not have a day pack. PFD’s also provided as no extra charge.)

Reserving a Trip

Advance reservations required due to planning, scheduling, preparation requirements and weather accommodations.  Please reserve your trip as early as possible.  Last minute trips are possible but can be “hit-or-miss” due to guide commitments.  We will do our best to get you on the water for a great day out fishing.

Fernberg Gallery at Northwind Lodge is Underway!

Artwork is hitting the walls in Ely’s newest,- the Fernberg Road’s only, Art Gallery!   We just hung the Ensley watercolors and are waiting for photography to come in!  Other artist’s works will be displayed as well.  It’s an exciting new addition and venture for us at Northwind Lodge.  Art is always fun!

Check out the new Fernberg Gallery Website:  Fernberg Gallery

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Nancy Ensley original watercolors ( 4 matted and framed)