Cliff Wold’s Outfitting Co. has been serving Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and Quetico Provincial Park canoe trippers since 1961.
Experience and knowledge, combined with an unwavering commitment to value and personal service, makes Cliff Wold’s the canoe outfitter of choice for many groups. From planning to packing, we can help with every aspect of your wilderness canoe trip. Our complete canoe outfitting package includes all the lightweight camping and canoeing equipment you need for an enjoyable trip, plus a delicious menu of deluxe custom-packed meals.
We also offer partial canoe outfitting services for those who need a canoe or some additional equipment. Whether you’re a first-timer or a veteran to the canoe trails, we’re here to help ensure your wilderness canoe trip is a success. When you choose Cliff Wold’s, you’ve chosen the best!
Immerse yourself in Northern Minnesota comfort at Grand Ely Lodge Resort & Conference Center, a stunning choice in Ely, MN hotels. Located in the scenic Up North wilderness, our four-season resort boasts comfortable, spacious lodgings and stunning panoramic views of Shagawa Lake. Whether you’ve come to Ely for a family vacation, a much-deserved getaway, or a productive business retreat, Grand Ely Lodge Resort & Conference Center provides a much-needed escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The Grand Ely Lodge experience starts with our wide array of services and amenities. Take a refreshing dip in our indoor pool, or warm up and soothe tired muscles in our whirlpool and sauna. Traveling with children is easy and fun—entertain the kids with hours of fun outdoors or in our on-site game room. After days spent snowshoeing or afternoons spent hiking the Trezona Trail, you can enjoy all-day dining at the Evergreen Restaurant and refreshing beverages with a view at the Antlers Lounge; at both restaurants, children ten and under eat for free at every meal. After activities, you’ll love to unwind in our guest rooms, boasting the most comfortable and relaxing accommodations among Ely, MN resorts.
Are you tired of complicated commercial vacations that are so fast paced and exhausting you need a vacation after your vacation? Then you need a BWCA Wilderness Canoe Trip!
Contact us today to schedule an Adventure at an Affordable Price!
Let’s start with a proper introduction. We’re the Ott family – Gene, Jane, Nick (son) and Danielle, (daughter in law) and we acquired the property in 2000. Originally from Northeast Iowa, we had been scout leaders and Boundary Waters Minnesota camping enthusiasts for several years when the opportunity arose to make a lifestyle change that simply delighted us. Since that time, we have built an outfitting service that, we believe, is one of the best in the area. In addition to outfitting services, we have authentic log cabins, right on Fall Lake for non-campers to experience great fishing and conveniently explore the Ely area.
Our cabins and lodge (with bunkhouse) have an amazing history. The cabins were originally built and located up on Pipestone Bay on Basswood Lake. When Congress declared “The Wilderness Act of 1964, all buildings needed to be either moved or burnt to the ground, restoring the natural wilderness. Shortly after, each log was labeled, deconstructed, floated up through Newton Lake to Fall Lake and put back together, like a complex jigsaw puzzle. Can you imagine the planning and the work to accomplish this?
We’re honored by every guest that chooses Packsack and promise to make every effort to build a wilderness experience that best matches your wishes.
We help you reduce your stress! Good Fishing, Art classes, Nice Cabins
Fish are biting! Art classes are in full swing! Our waterfall is making beautiful white noise and the loons are calling in 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!
Whether preparing for a trip into the BWCAW, or just wanting to experience Ely, the Adventure Inn will offer you clean and comfy, eco-friendly lodging. Our staff will make sure your rooms are immaculate, the coffee locally sourced and steaming, and the pastries made right here in Ely. Down pillows and duvets will snuggle you at night, along with our organic cotton sheets. We offer dog friendly accommodations as well.
Timber Trail Lodge located on a chain of four interconnected lakes with direct access to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Timber Trail Lodge offers both deluxe and economy priced cabins, excellent fishing, 11,000 acres of water to explore, a natural sand beach, children’s activities, and Boundary Waters Canoeing Adventures all within easy access to the many recreational activities offered in Ely, Minnesota. When considering a Minnesota Resort vacation we hope you will consider Timber Trail Lodge and Boundary Waters Outfitters.
With access to 4 lakes, this laid-back, year-round resort in the Superior National Forest was built in 1919, and is 4 miles from the International Wolf Center.
Simple 2- to 8-bedroom cabins have mini-fridges, microwaves and coffeemakers, plus lake views, fire pits and decks. Suites feature 1 or 2 bedrooms, and add full kitchens and/or covered decks.
Our rustic bar serves up a great Bloody Mary and homemade pizzas. Other amenities include a 40-person sauna, a swimming beach, fishing docks, and a marina with boat rentals. There’s also a fish-cleaning house, a game room and a playground.
Canoe Country Outfitters is conveniently located in downtown Ely, plus we maintain a private canoe base on Moose Lake (20 miles east of Ely). From these two locations we are able to quickly service all area trip starting points. We have outfitted more people and have been under the same family management longer than any other outfitter, so no one can match our experience and knowledge of the area.
Entry permits are required to travel through this area and we’ll make the application in your behalf. These permits are very limited, so early planning is a must.
A colored brochure, rates, and free map will be sent upon request. We look forward to assisting you in setting up a trip!