The Lakeside Bed & Breakfast With
A Million Acre Front Yard


The Blue Heron Bed & Breakfast is a lakeside lodge adjoining the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) –our million-acre front yard near Ely, Minnesota. At the Blue Heron you can experience all the wilderness of a canoe trip but with a king- or queen-size bed, private bath, and breakfast in the dining room overlooking the lake.

You can launch from our shore to canoe, fish or just laze about. By boat or by foot you can explore the nooks and crannies of our 10 acres and the BWCA... next door. Numerous trails and logging roads nearby can be used for hiking, biking, skiing, and snowshoeing. In winter we host dog sled trips. Or perhaps you'd rather ‘just be' in a comfortable chair by the shore, on the porch or in front of the fire.

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A Wilderness Experience

Enjoy a room with a king or queen size bed, private bath, incredible views and more! Check out our rooms below for more details or call us at 218-235-3245

"This & That" Room

Starting at $178/night
"Other" Room
Starting at$168/night
"So On" Room
Starting at $148/night
"So Forth" Room
Starting at $168/night
"Etc" Room
Starting at $178/night

Wilderness Just Outside Your Door

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is practically just off the dock at The Blue Heron. It opens up a world of unimaginable beauty and wildlife within the Superior National Forest. Beaver, lynx, otter, deer, moose and black bear are just some of the wonderful animals that can be seen. We are also located a short distance from Tettegouche State Park, Lutsen Mountains, and the North American Bear Center. Enjoy the access to this majestic wildlife when you visit The Blue Heron Bed & Breakfast. 
BWCAW The Blue Heron
"Stayed two nights and had great service and even better breakfast, the owners are very attentive to your needs. A must to see and stay. Thank you Tiffany and Chad!"
Anthony Francis
"Awesome family running it! One of our favorite places!"
Brent Carlson
"Tiffany & Chad were fantastic hosts, breakfast was delicious, the water was like glass for our canoes, we had a great stay!!"
Jane Pettinger
"Beautiful and relaxing place to stay. Accommodations are top of the line. Views of the lake and the wildlife are unbelievable. You will not be disappointed if you stay here. Owners are very considerate and hard working and will make your stay unforgettable."
Darlene W

Blue Heron Bed & Breakfast 

What our guests love the most

"We were so pleased to find a place that feels like your own cabin, complete with fishing and kayaking! Tiffany and Chad are terrific hosts, breakfasts were amazing, and there are lots of opportunities to be in the outdoors. The rooms are wonderful and we will be back for more fun! Great place for fishing & paddling in the BWCAW without sleeping on the hard ground! Thanks!"
~ Nani D. TripAdvisor

"We had an amazing time staying here. Our room was cozy, clean and had its own bath/shower. The open living areas are nice and include plenty of board games and space. It is located right on a lake and they provide kayaks, canoes, and even have poles set out if you'd like to cast a few lines. There's even a sauna available for use too. It's a short paddle into BWCA. It's only about 10 min from downtown Ely and close to many hiking and area attractions. The owners are incredibly nice and their hospitality is top notch. We will definitely be back again!" 
~ Linda Marie, Facebook