June Internet Cabin Specials

When you want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, why not come hide among the trees and along a pretty north woods lake just five miles south of the border?  Northwind Lodge is a Minnesota Family Resort and perfect for YOUR family! You need to come here and decompress.

Treetop Haus Special From May 29th June 10th:

Weekly Rate Reg $599.00 now only  $479.99  and the

Nightly Reg rate is $99.00 now only $79.00 with a 2 nite minimum stay.

2 people included and $10.00 a nite per person up to 4 people.


Cabin #2 Special From May 30th through June 1st and June 4th -June 9th

 Nightly rate is Reg $139.00 now only $104.00 with a 2 nite minimum stay.   4 people included and $10.00 a nite per person up to 6 people.


Cabin #3 Special From June 4th – June 10th:

Weekly Rate Reg $599.00 now only  $479.00  and the

Nightly reg  rate is $99.00 now only $79.00 with a 2 nite minimum stay.

2 people included and $10.00 a nite per person up to 3 people.


Cabin #4 Special From May 30th through June 10th:

Weekly Rate Reg $799.00 now only  $699.00  and the

Nightly rate is$ 149.99 now only $109.00 with a 2 nite minimum stay.   3 people included and $10.00  extra a nite per person up to 4 people.


Cabin #5 Special From May 30th through June 10th:

Weekly Rate Reg $649.00 now only $599.00  and the Nightly rate is$ 108.00 now only $89.00 with a 2 nite minimum stay.  2 people max.


Cabin #6 Special From June 3rd – June 10th:

Weekly Rate Reg $849.00 now only  $769.00  and the Nightly reg  rate is $149.00 now only $129.00 with a 2 nite minimum stay.   4 people included and $10.00  extra a nite per person up to 6 people.


Cabin #7  Special From May 29th through June 8th:

Weekly Rate Reg $699.00 now only  $599.00  and the

Nightly reg rate is $117.00 now only  $89.99 with a 2 nite minimum stay.   3 people included and $10.00  extra a nite per person up to 4 people.


Cabin #8 Special From May 29th through June 10th:

Weekly Rate Reg $949.00 now only  $839.00  and the

Nightly reg rate is$158.00 now only $134.00 with a 2 nite minimum stay.   4 people included and $10.00  extra a nite per person up to 8 people.


Boat is included and motors are extra:

Weekly Motor rate reg. $175.00 now only $125.00

Daily Motor Rate Reg. 35.00 now only $25.00


Guset Special From May 29th June 10th:

Weekly Rate Reg $599.00 now only  $479.99  and the

Nightly Reg rate is $99.00 now only $79.00 with a 2 nite minimum stay.

2 people included and $10.00 a nite per person up to 4 people.

Taxes are not included in the above rates.

Please call us at 218-365-5489 to make your reservation and if you have any questions.

We look forward to see you this spring for your vacation.

These rates apply to all new reservation from May 25th – June 10th, 2017

Northwind Lodge Fun

Last Minute Memorial Weekend Specials

 

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Jasper Creek Falls at Ely, MN

You need to come up to Ely this weekend to be hide among the trees and listen to the sound of Jasper Creek soothing sounds. You need to come here and decompress.

Cabin #3 $79.95 a night for 2 people.  Boat & motor Included RENTED

Cabin #5 $79.95 a night for 2 people.  Boat & Motor included. RENTED

Cabin #8 $89.95 for the 2- 4 people and $10.00 extra for each person up to 8.  Boat & motor included.

Treetop Haus $72.95 for 2 people and $10.00 extra a nite for up to 4 people.  Boat & Motor Included

Guest Haus $72.95 for 2 people and $10.00 extra a nite for up to 4 people.  Boat & Motor Included

*sales tax and lodging tax extra.

Call us at 1-218-365-5489 to make a reservation.

These rates are for new reservations 5/23/17 until 5/29/17

 

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Srping Snow at Northwind Lodge Ely mn

Where did Spring go?

The robins are running around asking the same question.  Northern Minnesota at its finest. Snow will not stop us from getting the resort ready for opening on May 13th.  Spring cleaning is starting next week.  Have no worries everything will be done!

Srping Snow at Northwind Lodge Ely mn

On a positive note the lake is open and opening fishing starts the same day.  You need to come up and do a little fishing and then relax to the sounds of Jasper Creek and the singing loons.

Jasper Creek in April Snow Storm

Have your reservation already…great!  If not, call us today to make yours at 218-365-5489.  Share with your friends and spread the word!

Minnesota Getaway Vacations – Look where you can hide for a week!

When you want to bug out of Dodge for a week, why not come hide among the trees and along a pretty northwoods lake just five miles south of the border?  Northwind Lodge is a Minnesota Family Resort and perfect for YOUR family!  Housekeeping cabins tucked away at this simple resort make this the perfect, easy-access, resort away from the crowds.  You need to come here and decompress!

Watch this short video with our Cabin Layout.  Note that I forgot Cabin 6 in the layout – dang it, anyway!  It is just below the Into The Brush Studio on your screen with a car parked next to it.

Come Stay, Come See – Pack it all in?

I have to laugh a little.  The world, under digital “assault” and influence has become a bit silly in how it seeks recreation these days.  I’m referencing the “need everything/do everything that-can-be-fit-into-a-day” crowd who kindly call to find out more about making a reservation to stay here at Northwind Lodge.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining about anything but I am marveling at what appears to me to be either a really high set of vacation expectations or a complete lack of common sense or a little of both.

We get calls from new guests who want to stay here at the lodge.  Many times, they are only willing to commit for two nights.  That’s fine – we are very happy to get them here to see what they’ve been missing for all this time.  But, in the reservation process, with knowing that Check In is usually 3:00 PM or later and Check-Out is 9 AM, two nights and about two days is not a lot of time.  Heck, you just get here and it’s time to go already.  (We hear that all the time.)

The interesting part is the initial phase of making the reservation.  Now everything is laid out in the website as to available activities here.  Nonetheless, I think they just need to hear a human say the activities roster on the phone.  As a result, they want to know what species of fish are in Jasper Lake (Large/smallmouth bass, sunfish, northerns, perch and some walleyes) plus they want to know what they are biting on (three weeks into the future – OK, we’ll guess), and if they will be catching fish (another guess – Most Certainly, Sir! – 6 to 10 hours).

Then, many need to know what the hiking options are (Blackstone/Secret Trail – 3 hours, Kawishiwi Falls Trail 1 -hour, Bass Lake Trail 3-hours) and how difficult/easy they are.  Then, they want to know what there is to do in Ely (Wolf Center – 3 hours, Bear Center- 3 hours, shopping in Ely – 3 hours).  Then they need to know what dining options there are in town (Italian – Sir G’s, Nouveau – Insula, Chocolate Moose,  American-Evergreen Restaurant, Rockwood, Steak House Gators Cheese Emporium,  Fast – Dairy Queen, Subway, and a few others I’m forgetting here.  Each restaurant will burn up about 2-3 hours of time.

After that, they need to know if they can fit in a Boundary Waters Day Canoe trip to an area that will have few people (Sure, how fast can you paddle?).  That’s another 6 hours minimum.  Many times, they will need us to rattle off all the entry points (Moose Lake, Snowbank Lake, Lake One, Ojibway Lake, Fall Lake, Wood Lake) that surround us for their consideration before deciding to pull the trigger on a two-night stay here at the lodge.

OK, at this point, knowing that it is two whole nights and about the equivalent of two daylight days, you may want to do the math and add up some of the hours.   Usually after that barrage of questions in making time-management decisions, we see people checking in, going to town to have dinner, and oversleeping the following morning by about 2 hours.  At about 11 AM, they are up and around saying they “usually don’t oversleep like this at home”.   Then, some head down to the lake and sit in the Adirondack chairs and look out across the water.  Others head out in a kayak and enjoy the day.  Then, they come in for a sandwich and later, check out our store and then take a nap.  Then, maybe a hike on the gravel road to Ojibway Lake and it’s time to grill a steak and have a beer or glass of wine.  Then a nap before bedtime.  Maybe sit by a fire at the beach.

After that, they wake up the next morning and have to check out at 9 AM.

I grew up right here and for 48 years have observed this going on for all these years.  In my opinion, two nights at a region like this is  great, but doesn’t quite hit the mark for the vast majority of vacationers.  In pre-trip decision making,  one needs to realize that in fresh air surrounded by the incredibly beautiful area called “Ely” and particularly at Northwind Lodge, the activity list usually gets chucked and time speeds up, even in a week long stay.

So, in making plans to run all over the state in a week-long whirlwind tour, give that some thought.  It’s not Wally World and Youtube and in reality,  you most likely won’t be getting a heck of a lot done in just two nights.

Stay a bit longer, plan on wasting a few of  your days snoring.  Then go paddle and hike and fish and shop and explore.