The Blue Heron Bed & Breakfast is a lakeside lodge adjoining the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) – our million acre front yard near Ely, Minnesota. At the Blue Heron you can experience all the wilderness of a canoe trip but with a king or queen size bed, private bath, and breakfast in the dining room overlooking the lake.
You can launch from our shore to canoe, fish or just laze about. By boat or by foot you can explore the nooks and crannies of our 10 acres and the BWCA… next door. Numerous trails and logging roads nearby can be used for hiking, biking, skiing, and snowshoeing. In winter we host dog sled trips. Or perhaps you’d rather ‘just be’ in a comfortable chair by the shore, on the porch or in front of the fire.
The Boathouse Brewpub is a place to gather with friends and enjoy great food and drinks. We brew a variety of beers in our in-house brewery and offer “to-go” beer growlers in glass and plastic (BWCA Approved).
Restaurant Hours: 11am-10pm
Tavern Hours: 11am-11pm
Growler Hours: 11am-10pm
Photos by Chris Ellerbroek
We are dedicated to delivering the best short-term rehabilitation services and long-term care. Our professional and dedicated rehabilitation staff provides both occupational and physical therapy. Whether your goal is to return home safely and independently or to live a fully enriched life here at Boundary Waters Care Center, we are committed to help you reach it.
Residents come to us at a challenging time in their lives, and we understand the significance of each of their situations. We strive to help every resident experience pride and the personal satisfaction of achievement.
We are committed to Caring Above and Beyond, our program for quality care and customer service, as well as values of hospitality, stewardship, integrity, respect, and humor. We would be happy to give you a private tour of Boundary Waters Care Center! Please give us a call at (218) 365-8705, and we’ll arrange it.
The Boundary Waters Journal is a quarterly magazine designed to help you plan great wilderness trips to the BWCAW and Quetico.
This quarterly magazine features trips stories from the BWCA and Quetico. Our writers and guides share detailed information and photos about their trips including fishing locations and techniques, camping tips, favorite camp sites, trip routes, seasonal information and more!
Photo Credit: Gary Hamer radiantspiritgallery.com
Built on traditional forms using long proven methods, a custom canoe by Jeanne Bourquin will carry you and future generations on many adventures across quiet waters.
Visually the lines of Bourquin canoes are similar to those of the old E.M. White canoes first produced in Maine over 100 years ago. Recently, Jeanne has been adding an Ojibway profile to her canoes, calling them Indian Otter and Indian Atkinson Traveler.
Wondering if a Wood & Canvas canoe is the right choice for you? Owner, Builder, Jeanne Bourquin answers the question, Why Wood?
Since our humble beginning almost ten years ago, we have grown our product line and our distribution area. We have put the “fun” in “functional” food, and reminded scores of people about the importance of fiber in their diet, in our own signature style.
We have had a lot of fun marketing our granola, but we’re serious when it comes to quality. Just like we learned in farming, it’s worth taking extra time and effort to do things the way we believe is best. Running this business has been far more work than we imagined, but we learn as we go and take pride in our accomplishments. We have grown the business, but the business has also grown us. Each day brings new opportunities and we’re excited for the future. We want to sincerely thank our “regular” customers for supporting us all these years!
Brandau Plumbing & Heating is a family owned and operated business established in 1989. The owner, Mike Brandau, has a Master Plumber’s license and is a certified Uponor Wirsbo installer. He oversees all the plumbing and heating operations.
Jeremiah Brandau holds a Master Plumber’s license as well and handles bidding for various projects. Jeremiah is also a Certified Wirsbo Installer.
Richard Moravitz is our third master plumber. Brandau Plumbing and Heating has been in business for over 28 years.
The Brandenburg Gallery showcases the work of Jim Brandenburg who has been National Geographic photographer for over 40 years. Jim Brandenburg is an award-winning nature photographer, filmmaker and philanthropist as well as a publisher of numerous best-sellers including Chased by the Light, Looking for the Summer and Brother Wolf.