BlueBerry BarnBurner is on This Thursday

7-27-2017  Right at Northwind Lodge in the store, is our epoch Blueberry Barnburner Sale!  One day only with super savings that you can’t even find on the internet!  Check out Joe’s artwork, plus the NEW Rambo Electric Fat-Tire Bike.  Plenty of cool stuff awaits for a worthwhile trip out on the Fernberg Road.  We’ll see you then!

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Fishing’s Fine at Northwind Lodge!

Boy, we’ve been having a GREAT summer this 2017!  Big fish, little fish, middle fish – everybody’s livin’ the dream!  We’ve been having all this fun despite the weather not really cooperating with us.  Lots of rain, but the fish remain undeterred as well as our great guests!    These are just June 2017 photo’s by our guests at Northwind Lodge!

Check here for last minute cabin deals – If you don’t come up and stay, you’ll be missing all the fun!  Start with Cabin Specials here!

 

Art Painting Workshop Summer Booking Special

Learn the Basics of Painting with a Summer Art Painting Workshop at Northwind Lodge and Into The Brush!

Just imagine spending time outside looking at our beautiful wilderness and then coming back to the studio to paint what you saw.  Yes, you can do it!   It’s great fun and the best way to try your hand at painting in a relaxed, casual environment which also serves as your vacation as well!

Sign up now and give painting in our beautiful wilderness a try!  Bring your friends along!  Into The Brush will take you into the woods and on to the canvas back at the studio!

Plan #1:  One person attends the  Art Workshop and you either bring your spouse or a friend and they stay for free.  While you are at the classes they can go fishing, hiking, canoeing kayaking, or just sit and relax.

Regular $770 for a 4 nite/5 day stay  Now Only $599.00*

*(3% lodging tax in not included with the price that would be extra)

Plan #2:  Two people attend the Art Workshop.  When not in class you can enjoy fishing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking or just sit and relax.

Regular $1265 for a 4 nite/5 day stay  Now Only $799.00*

That would be only $399.50 each!

*(3% lodging tax in not included with the price that would be extra)

All materials and instruction provided.  Bring yourself and prepare to paint.

Call 1-800-280-1078 to book your program!

Read more about our exciting programming at IntoTheBrush.org 

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Cabin #4 Super Special!

Escape to Northern Minnesota this summer!  Northwind Lodge is your place for families & friends.

We’re offering  special rates for cabin rentals. Contact us today to book your vacation while you still can at these GREAT rates!  218-265-5489.

Limit Time Starting July 15th through July 22th

 Cabin #4

Weekly Rate $1029.00 (Reg $1199.00) for the first  2 people and $10 extra each additional person up to 4 total. 

Free Boat and Motor Included in the weekly rate a Value is $175.00

 

Nightly Rate $139.95 (Reg $197.00) for the first 2 people and $10 extra each additional person up to 4 total.

Free Boat and Motor is extra

The fish are biting, the water’s fine, the wilderness is clean!  Give us a call, now!
218-365-5489

Only for new reservations starting July 8th 2017!

The Wood Lake Experience at Northwind Lodge

Wood Lake is a BWCA lake which means no motors, cans, bottles, and you have to fill out a day-use permit at the head of the portage.   The portage is moderately rugged and 210 rods long.  A rod is 16.5 feet according to the King’s measuring system of a zillion years ago.  Translation:  The Wood Lake Portage is about .58 miles long one way.  It’s all downhill going in and all downhill  uphill coming back.  There are rocks and mud and logs and on occasion, bug who help you walk.  Once you are on the lake and in a Northwind Lodge rowboat.  everything levels out plus the bugs usually stay on shore at the portage namely – to help you get back out.  If that sounds horrible, it’s really not.  Take your time.  Wear some bug dope but don’t slather it on automatically like so many people do.  Have it handy and if you need it, apply it while on the portage.

Once on Wood, you will need to follow a river with no current for about 3/4 of a mile to get to the actual lake to fish.  Wood can have some rather spectacular fishing.  On the lake itself, you will see no man made structures of any kind.  We’ve actually had a few people literally freak-out by this, but that is the actual beauty of the lake.  And for those Boundary Waters zealots who thank the government for the lack of man-made structure – Wood Lake has NEVER had a permanent, man-made structure on it.  We used to be able to use little motors on it but they took that away in 1978 under RARE II, (a last-minute rider to the Boundary Waters law PL 95-495) which was signed by Carter and designed to take Northwind Lodge & Deer Trail Lodge out completely -I am now convinced.  Well, guess what?  We’re still here….but I digress…

Fishing from a row-boat actually ended up with us traveling  much farther into Wood Lake which is 453 acres in size,  with no fear and a little bit of planning.   Back when we had motors, we used to have to watch our available gasoline and our range ended up being limited.   The thought at the time was that if we ran out of gas, we would have to do the “impossible” and row all the way back to the portage. (Impossible and a super-human feat, we thought!)   In 1978, we discovered that we could actually row much farther in a day than the motor would take us plus instead of cranking up and moving to the other side of the lake when biting was slow, we worked our current spots harder and branched out from there.  By changing our technique, we actually ended up catching more fish with less weight and extra concerns even when it was really rough.  We also learned a heck of a lot about boat handling in wind.  People who only use motors really don’t know a heck of a lot – no offense – in controlling a boat when the motor conks out.   (They are so screwed while bobbing helplessly in the whitecaps!)  Relying on that motor all the time, especially in a wilderness situation, can be a false sense of security.  Don’t misunderstand me, however.  I find nothing wrong with a motor on the back of a boat, but there is a heck of a lot to be said about having your oars and knowing your abilities.  With that in mind, go to Wood Lake and plan on spending the day, taking your time and fishing all along the way. Do not plan on “fishing here” and then decide to crank up and go to the other side of the lake to try it there.  Because you are rowing and moving slowly but steadily, you fish while you move and you never know what you may discover or catch along the way.  Without all the running around people do with outboards, you actually spend more time with your lines in the water which ultimately improves your catch.

So, consider taking a trip into the designated wilderness for a day when staying at Northwind Lodge.  It will be a memorable experience and sometimes cold and wet – but your won’t forget it.   NOTE:  Wood Lake rental boats are only available for registered guests of Northwind Lodge.

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Thanks to Rob and Jake Croushore for the great pics of their recent trip to Wood!