We’re a cozy little yarn shop, just off the beaten path, filled with natural fiber yarns. Our shop has been here since 1978 and has a very interesting history. Visit our website for class schedules, retreats, kits, and gift cards.
Sisu (si’-soo) : A unique Finnish term meaning the ability to persevere through difficult times.
Spirit of the Wilderness is a family owned business. Steve, Kathy and Ginny offer you the expertise and enthusiasm that comes with over 30 years of canoeing and outfitting in the BWCA and Quetico.
Our reputation, quality equipment, and educational approach to outfitting are some of the reasons people give for booking our services. We’ve introduced many folks to their first taste of the Northwoods – and watched as they develop skills to go it alone – but they keep using our services, year after year.
We invite you to explore the BWCA or Quetico and allow Spirit of the Wilderness to outfit your needs. Visit our website for more information on Canoe Rentals, Guided Trips, Live Bait, Tackle & Gear.
Steger Mukluks and Moccasins are manufactured in Ely, Minnesota. We proudly make the warmest and most comfortable winter boots and moccasins in the world right here in Minnesota! Thank You for coming back year after year to buy our wonderful footwear! Patti Steger & The Mukluk Crew
Sweet Fern Soap Company created products are long lasting, consumable made with high quality ingredients, in small batches and proudly made in Ely, Minnesota. Our products are inspired by the Northwoods of northern Minnesota and from travels around the world.
The Art Corner is an artist’s paradise located right on the main drag as you enter Ely. We carry a wide variety of professional and student grade art and craft supplies. The Art Corner’s goal is to inspire and nurture everyone’s artist within through their motto “Be Creative, Think Young.”
Visitors don’t expect a town as small as Ely to have the depth of art and craft supplies that this store carries. The Art Corner has gained a reputation as being “the place” to get what you need from metal leafing to Arches watercolor sheets. It’s where you can find brands like Golden, Daniel Smith, Princeton, Tim Holtz, and more.
The J.D. Mills Company is a Northwoods lifestyle store, established in 1901, in Ely, MN. Ely is a casual town where dressing up means putting on a pair of khaki twill slacks or your best pair of jeans with a nice shirt or blouse.
Mills carries clothes for men and women which are rugged enough for the outdoors, yet look great for going out on the town or to a special event in the Northland. Mills carries apparel and footwear for men and women. Jeans and casual slacks, rugged outdoor pants, shirts in a variety of textures and fabrications, sweaters, jackets, socks, shoes and boots.
Mills specializes in natural fiber cotton and or wool apparel and outerwear, carrying super soft long underwear in washable merino wool, merino wool socks, wool pants, shirts and jackets. You may also find some great synthetic technical clothing for the outdoors.
We also have a fine selection on headwear. Summer and winter for protection from the sun or cold; knit caps, wool hats and wool felt outback hats. Gloves and mitts too!
Our major brands for wool goods are Pendleton, Filson, Woolrich, Stormy Kromer, Minus33 and Wigwam socks.
Mills footwear department has a good selection of comfortable casual shoes and boots for town and the outdoors. Merrell, Keen, Clarks and Nunn Bush are the major lines carried in the store.
Voltz Technologies is a full service computer shop located in Ely, Minnesota. We offer a wide range of products and services to keep your computer and technology items running smoothly. Our personalized business services are second to none providing you with everything from server support to secure firewall protection.
At Voltz, you will find a team of dedicated support specialists that have over 70 years combined experience, which they use daily to keep today’s technology running as it should.
With over 100 years of combined experience in the Lumber Industry, serving not only the Ely area but also Illinois, Central and Southern Minnesota, the staff at Voyageur Lumber has just about seen it all. This combination of experience and adaptability is Vital in an ever changing Industry and an ever changing world. So, whether you’re looking to build your dream Rustic Getaway or an Energy Efficient Green Building, you can count on Voyageur Lumber to answer your questions and provide you with the materials and service you need.
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