Northern Minnesota offers an abundance of year-round recreation and leisure activities. We are a perfect stop on your trip to the legendary Superior Hiking Trail or the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Only 3 miles away, Giant’s Ridge offers 60km of world-class nordic ski trails, packed snowshoe trails, 35 alpine runs and a challenging snowboard terrain park. In the summer months, the resort is equally appealing for its two breathtaking golf courses, and hiking, mountain biking and paddling routes. Cyclists can ride the paved Mesabi Bike Trail which winds through almost 100 miles of the historic iron range, or enjoy the smooth back roads to Lake Superior 60 miles away. Embarrass Lake, just a 5 minute walk from our door, offers sandy beaches, lake swimming and miles of paddling.
Spend a day perusing the shops in the nearby communities of Ely, Duluth, and Virginia. Learn area history as you visit interpretive centers of Chisholm’s Iron World, the Tower-Sudan Underground Mine, Ely’s International Wolf Center, or the Splitrock Lighthouse on Lake Superior. Dine in one of the iron range towns and enjoy a well-deserved massage or spa treatment before you head home.
Despite all these activities in the area, however, many visitors have found our guest house so inviting that they prefer to stay on-site for much of their vacation. Enjoy our well-appointed guest house for cooking, reading, or napping on a comfy sofa. Or venture outside for some chill-axing around a campfire or lounging in a beach chair along the riverbanks. Did we mention the optional in-house spa and massage packages…?