Here’s what I have to put up with every day when working at Northwind Lodge. I’m installing new front windows in Cabin 3, and this is what I am forced to look at every, single, day. Be thankful that you too, are NOT here having to endure this. You get to look at crowds, and cars, and buildings. All I get to look at is nothing. No noise, no distractions, no robberies, no murders, no great WIFI….just this lake and those pesky loons calling in the background. It’s tough to take.
If you would like to spend your time being miserable – ya poor lug – give us a call at 218-365-5489
Third & Fourth Generation Guides will outfit you for your fishing trip and we’ll help you and your family get started on the right foot. Fish for walleye’s, bass, and northern pike. Learn how to fish our region and experience wilderness fishing at its finest with a veteran guide.
Wood Lake Guided Trips
1.) $290 per day with Bernie. Bait and tackle included – 2 person limit
2.) $250 per day with Dan. Bait and tackle is included – 2 person limit
Groups of four will need to hire both guides for the same day or go on two different day trips with one guide as the rowing can be difficult for some people to keep up with the guide boat particularly if rough weather develops.
Your guide will maneuver a rowing boat or canoe on Wood lake which is a Boundary Waters Canoe Area wilderness lake. There are no homes or structures of any kind in the BWCA. This trip will requires a walk in on a portage. 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.
Fall Lake Only – 4 Hour, half-day trip
$200 for 2 people and $20 for each extra person up to 4 total. Bait and tackle is provided and you may bring your own tackle to try as well.
Pack your own lunch. No cans or bottles as this trip can cross into the BWCA.
Basswood – All Day
You must have a BWCA day-use motor permit. If you do not have a permit, the guide can attempt to find a permit tag (it’s confusing and difficult government mumbo-jumbo) to see if a Basswood trip is possible during the time you are here. Otherwise, for long-term reservations, please secure a day-use motor permit to Basswood in advance at recreation.gov (click link). Sorry, you must make a reservation in your own name. We cannot do that service for you. Day-use motor permits are severely limited and hard to obtain.
$350 for 2 people and extra $25 each extra person up to 4 total. Bait and tackle is provided and you may also bring your own to try.
This trip is in the BWCA. Pack your own lunch and remember that no metal cans or glass bottles are allowed. Plastic bottles are OK, but must be packed out.
What To Bring
For all guided trips you are required to bring your own fishing rods and reels, rain gear and appropriate clothing for the temperatures at that time. Flip flops are never recommended and Crocs are not suitable footwear for portaging. Preferably, closed toe footwear is recommended such as a running shoe or hiking boot. We also recommend full length pants over shorts as sometimes there can be insects. It makes for a more comfortable adventure.
Reserving a Trip
Advance reservations are always welcomed 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 do to guide commitments. We will do our best to get you on the water for a great day out out on the water.
Payment in full at the time of the trip reservation is required – Sorry, there are no refunds for trip cancellations.
Call 218-365-5489 to make your guided trip reservation.
Fish are biting! Art classes are in full swing! Our waterfall is making beautiful white noise and the loons are calling the background! What more does one need for a great, relaxing time away from traffic, crowds, and stress? Call now to get in on these cabin rental deals. They won’t be here forever! 218-365-5489
Check out the cabin rental rates for GREAT R & R below!
Note: The following prices are good through June 22nd 2019.*
*Only new reservations for these special rates beginning 6/8/19
Weekly Rate $1129 Now $929 for the first 4 people and includes a Boat and Free Motor Value of $175.00. $60.00 a night extra per person up to 6 people
Nightly Rate $189 Now $139 for the first 4 people and includes a Boat and Motor. $10 a night extra per person up to 6 people
Weekly Rate $999 Now $799 for the first 2 people and includes a Boat and Free Motor Value of $175.00.
Nightly Rate $159 Now $119 for the first 2 people and includes a Boat and Motor.
Weekly Rate $1199 Now $999 for the first 3 people and includes a Boat and Free Motor Value of $175.00. $60.00 a night extra per person up to 4 people
Nightly Rate $199 Now $149 for the first 3 people and includes a Boat and Motor. $10 a night extra per person up to 4 people
Weekly Rate $1019 Now $810 for the 2 people and includes a Boat and Free Motor Value of $175.00
Nightly Rate $169 Now $129 for the 2 people and includes a Boat and Motor.
Weekly Rate $1249 Now $1029 for the first 4 people and includes a Boat and Free Motor Value of $175.00. $60.00 a night extra per person up to 6 people
Nightly Rate $209 Now $159 for the first 4 people and includes a Boat and Motor. $10 a night extra per person up to 6 people
Weekly Rate $999 Now $719 for the first 3 people and includes a Boat and Free Motor Value of $175.00. $60.00 a night extra per person up to 4 people
Nightly Rate $166 Now $129 for the first 3 people and includes a Boat and Motor. $10 a night extra per person up to 4 people
Weekly Rate $1349 Now $1129 for the first 4 people and includes a Boat and Motor. $50.00 a night extra per person up to 8 people
Nightly Rate $225 Now $169 for the first 4 people and includes a Boat and Free Motor Value of $175.00. $10 a night extra per person up to 8 people
2 night minimum is required for the above nightly rates
You have free use of kayaks, SUP’s, beach canoe and paddleboats.
After a fun day,
enjoy a campfire down at the lake.
Call Northwind Lodge NOW!
for your reservation!
We are in and out this time of year. Please leave a call-back number if we happen to miss you!
This special is good for only new reservations starting 6/11/2019
“Feel new again in Ely, Minnesota’s outdoor recreation paradise Vacations are about jumping out of what’s normal and into an adventure that makes us feel new again — and that’s what brings people back to Ely, Minnesota, year after year. This outdoor recreation paradise sits in one of the most beautiful places in North America, among unspoiled lakes and forests, atop a glacier-carved landscape filled with attractions from the quirky to the breathtakingly sublime — every one of them an opportunity to leave it all behind for the Ely experience.”
Relax, unwind and renew with Sudha Carolyn Lundeen at Northwind Lodge in Ely, Mn. Aug 17th through the 24th. Be nurtured and renewed by the beauty of the land and water of the BWCAW, daily yoga & meditation, hiking, paddling, Nature Crafts, Forest bathing, solo and quiet times. For more details contact Sudha at firstname.lastname@example.org
Into The Brush is an art program to teach people how to paint using our fabulously beautiful Boundary Waters wilderness as our subject. Lessons taught by Ely artist, Joe Baltich.
In appreciation for your checking us out, we’ll deduct 10% from the cost of all regular programming options except the Micro Art Classes (first-time students to Into The Brush) when you reserve. Just mention the promo code “Reduce your Stress” at the time of reservation.
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!