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Winter in Ely, MN
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"After a day behind the dogs, the comforts of the  Blue Heron B&B- two fireplaces, cozy couches, good books, delicious food, and a wood-fueled sauna - met with musher approval."
Sheila Buckmaster    National Geographic Traveler
Nov/Dec 99     "Going To The Dogs" pg 124

When winter comes to Blue Heron...

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You can experience the "other" BWCA... no portages & no mosquitoes
by dog sled, snow shoe or cross country ski

Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country Ski into the wilderness on un-groomed trails & lakes, user groomed trails & of course, miles of machined groomed trails just outside the wilderness of the BWCA


Snow Shoeing

Or if you want to use alternate transportation how about Snow Shoeing into the wilderness right outside our door. By using our complimentary snow shoes or your own "shoes" on our wilderness trails & lakes you will see & hear a different BWCA wilderness.
An on-site snowshoe guide will help you set up a day of great snowshoeing! Just mention in the reservation that you would like a guide.


Dog Sledding

Each winter Blue Heron joins forces with several dogsled outfitters to put you  in the drivers seat of your own dog sled.

A Winter White World
where only the words you really need are "mush" and "whoa"
and fuel economy is measured in Milk-Bones per mile.

rdHere's how we work together each doing what we do best. The outfitter provides dogs, sleds and a guide. You experience the thrill of mushing each day
and Blue Heron provides  relaxing, at-ease evenings, excellent food and comfortable lodging.

Let us make a reservation for you, or

Reserve an adventure package by visiting these links.

White Wilderness Dog Sled Adventures

Wintergreen Dog Sled Lodge


Downhill Skiing

We're less than an hour away from Giant's Ridge downhill ski center, only two hours from Spirit Mountain in Duluth & less than three hours away from Lutsen Ski Resort
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