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 "The Lakeside Bed & Breakfast with the Million Acre Front Yard"
Inn to Inn on the BWCAW Package
 Ely, MN to the Gunflint Trail -
 Bookend your trip at two exceptional B & B's

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Located on opposite ends of Minnesota's famed Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA), the Blue Heron Bed and Breakfast in Ely and Poplar Creek Guesthouse  on the Gunflint Trail are exceptional B & B's.

Separated by over a thousand crystal clear lakes and a million acres of forested wilderness, both B & B's offer uncompromising hospitality, quiet comfortable year round lodging and outstanding dining at the very edge of the wilderness. In addition to overnight lodging.  The two B& B's have joined together to offer an exciting new Boundary Waters experience -  

Boundary Waters Inn to Inn Vacation Adventures.

You have 2 options of driving from Inn to Inn.  May through October (only) you can take an extremely scenic forest backroads (we annotate a map) and year round you can take scenic highways # 1 and #161through Grand Maries and then up the Gunflint trail.

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Spend two nights at Ely's Blue Heron Bed and Breakfast, located on South Farm Lake at the Western Gateway to the Boundary Waters. Canoe, hike, or mountain bike right from the B&B.  From May through October you can drive from Ely to the Gunflint Trail along the southern border of the BWCAW via the scenic back roads - known by locals, wildlife and used by few others - we will annotate a Forest Service map for you. Picnic (included) beside a remote picturesque lake or creek enroute. Be sure to watch for moose along the way. On the Gunflint, the eastern Gateway to the Boundary Waters, spend two nights at Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B. While on the Gunflint hike-in to the overlook at Honeymoon Rock, mountain bike, or canoe.  Finally on your way home you travel along the incredibly beautiful North Shore Drive of Lake Superior - a National Scenic Byway. Or reverse the order Poplar Creek first and Blue Heron second.

SPECIAL INCLUDES Four nights lodging with breakfast - two nights at the Blue Heron B&B and two nights at Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B,  picnic lunch and map showing route between Ely and the Gunflint, use of canoes at at both B&B's bicycles at Poplar Creek.

Package Rate $700 / couple 4 nights double occupancy plus taxes.
*Guided hikes and/or canoe options available.

To Reserve now go to the Reservation Page and specify the Inn to Inn on the BWCAW Package. 
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SPRING - Trees bursting with new leaves and tiny forest flowers. Fast moving creeks and rivers and splashing waterfalls.
SUMMER - Warmer weather and a time for a refreshing swim in a wilderness lake and a time to pick berries, in July wild strawberry arrive followed in August by raspberries and blueberries. Late summer is also when you are likely to see a cow moose with her calf.
The FALL leaf color season runs from mid September through mid October but varies in timing in different areas of the forest and along Lake Superior. The fall Boundary Waters colors are spectacular!
WINTER - Embrace the silence of winter wilderness with its unsurpassed beauty. Wildlife viewing at its best. Ski, snowshoe or hike. Relax by a warm fire.

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