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
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!
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.
Nestled on the shores of Shagawa Lake in Ely, Minnesota, Lady Bug Lodge Resort is ready to make your vacation vision a reality. Whether you are searching for a peaceful getaway or an exhilarating fishing adventure, allow us to fulfill your dream. We have over 18 years of experience in the resort/marina business.
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!
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.