The Jasper Company is operated by the same owners, the Beans family, who will continue to provide the same top quality service now just all under one name.
The Jasper Company will provide you with extraordinary lodging, fun-filled guided or self-guided trips into the BWCA and Quetico Parks, and delicious baked goods and coffee to start each day of your visit to Ely, Minnesota. Your trip can be as short as a day or extend it to a week or even longer. Stay in downtown Ely, enjoy our Guest House or Bay House located on Jasper Lake, or camp on a remote wilderness lake — your vacation will be personalized to meet your individual preferences. Our 30 years of experience will ensure that you return home with countless memories.
Unlike the average vacationer’s resort, Veterans on the Lake has a unique historic background for why it was founded.
In 1982, Disabled Veterans Recreation, Inc. was organized by a group of northeastern Minnesota citizens passionate about finding adequate recreational resources for veterans. Originally the Disabled Veterans Recreation, Inc., Veterans on the Lake was started for the sole purpose of creating a recreational facility for disabled veterans to enjoy vacations. As a non-profit facility, this recreational location was designed to and currently serves the needs of disabled veterans, able bodied veterans, active duty military, their families, and friends.
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.
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.
Kawishiwi Lodge & Lake On-Ely Outfitters in Ely, MN provides easy on-site BWCA canoe renting, canoe outfitting, and lodging for those who want a truly peaceful wilderness experience that avoids the hassle of renting in town.
We invite you to join us for your next Boundary Waters canoe vacation – our tranquil setting, customized BWCA canoe outfitting packages, personalized service (from Frank, Jake & Brent), and competitive outfitting rates will become part of an unsurpassable Boundary Waters vacation experience. We regularly hear from our guests that we are the best Ely-area outfitters and provide the best BWCA canoe trips, best wilderness experience, or even the best vacation they’ve ever had! Many of them return again and again
Take your family away to a log cabin by the lake at the edge of the wilderness. Or maybe to a little cottage made of fieldstone with a perfect view of the Minnesota sunset. Camp Van Vac has 25 rustic cabins on the shore of Burntside Lake in the Superior National Forest at the doorstep of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
For More Information, Please contact me, Camp Van Vac manager Nancy Tubbs, if you need additional information.
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.
Gracious hospitality, fine dining, comfortable & casually elegant log cabins & a pristine, island-dotted lake combine to give you a treasured vacation experience in the Minnesota Northwoods.
Nestled among the pines on the southern shore of Burntside Lake, Burntside is a summer resort which has been welcoming guests since 1913 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Early information shares stories of guests enjoying hospitable lodging in accommodations at what would become Burntside Lodge as early as 1911…over 100 years ago.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling us at (218) 365-3894. You may also email requests with your phone number and we will confirm by telephone.
Wilderness Wind offers the opportunity for transformative nature experiences that teach listening, connection, cooperation, and environmental responsibility.
Wilderness Wind offers Lakeside cabins and outfitting for trips into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
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!