Jasper Lake Near Ely MN - cabin rentals near Ely, MN

Enduring being stuck at Northwind Lodge, Ely MN

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

Ugh – this is what June looks like at Northwind Lodge near Ely, MN.

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June Internet CABIN Specials

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

Cabin #2:

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


Cabin #3:

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. 


Cabin #4:

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


Cabin #5:

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. 


Cabin #6:

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


Cabin #7:

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


Cabin #8:

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! 1-218-365-5489 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

Reduce your Stress – Art Program Special

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.

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Mobile Paint Party-New at Northwind Lodge

Unleash your inner Picasso!   Host a paint party in your home!  With a group size of only four people or more, you can all be painting rocks for two hours of fun and something different to do!  All materials and instruction provided by Joe Baltich of Into The Brush.  This is a social/educational fun time for your family and friends.  Flexible scheduling is available so you can usually host a class during the day or evening plus on weekends.  Call to find a time that fits.   218-365-5489.  Please leave a message if we aren’t there.   Email: Intothebrush@gmail.com

 

Rates per 2 Hour Class per individual person:

4 Painter (minimum)

Rock Party:   $40         Canvas Party:  $45       Wineglass Party  $45

5-6 Painters 

Rock Party:   $37         Canvas Party:  $43        Wineglass Party  $43

7-8  Painters

Rock Party:     $33       Canvas Party:  $40      Wineglass Party  $40

10+ Painters

Rock Party:     $30       Canvas Party:  $38      Wineglass Party  $38

The Fine Print

$50 deposit is required at least three days prior to the event.   Deposits are applied to total cost.  Deposits are NOT refundable in the event of a party cancellation or for any other reason.   You CAN reschedule for a different date.   If a group size falls below the initial group reservation, the price will convert to the next lower group size price range.  In other words, if you made a Rock Party  reservation for  5 at the listed rate of $37 and only four show up to the event, the rate will go up to the 4 Painter rate of $40 each.   The minimum party price is Four (4) paying participants.

Serving the Ely Area – 55731 zip code 10 mile radius.  Call for mileage/travel rates beyond 10 miles from Ely.  

So, wanna do something really fun and creative in your home this week or month?  Give us a call and schedule a Mobile Paint Party by Into The Brush.

Guaranteed to be a great time!

WARNING:  Painting fine art can be addictive, plus therapeutic, relaxing, and immensely satisfying.  Don’t blame us if you find yourself wanting recommendations on what to buy and how to get started in painting on your own!  And this beats the absolute HECK out of adult coloring books!!!!

We also can do this here at Northwind Lodge call us to set up your painting party-we are very flexible

Call now!  218-365-5489 

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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.