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Cindy Beans

Member since: 2012
Speaks english

Hand Crafted From the Surrounding Forest * Perfect for Family & Groups * Fishing

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of the Ely vacation house rental

Superb Angling/ BWCA/ Quetico Park/ Outdoor Adventure Base/ Canoeing/ Hiking


Taking Summer 2016 Reservations NOW!

We Have great Off Season Rates for Autumn fishing, hunting, and canoeing; and for the Winter Holiday season. How about a late winter/early spring get away?


What to do now-

WE HAVE SNOW! Which means Wintertime Fun!

Ely's 2016 WINTER FESTVAL- February 4- 14

Ice Fishing for walleye, northern pike. lake trout, splake, and crappies. Local guides available for hire as are ice fishing shacks and portable fish houses rentals.

Dogsledding - Several well known dog mushing companies in the area. Call for more details. Receive 10% off our Guest House Rate (2 night minimal rental) when reserving a local dog sledding business.

X-country skiing- Excellent groomed trails nearby, and an endless assortment of back country skiing options

Snowshoeing- the best there is, head any direction from the cabin door.

This beautifully hand crafted guest house was built from mature red and white pine logs that we cut from the Lake One forests and then had hauled the few miles to our Jasper Lake homestead. The Guest House easily sleeps 9 guests but there are dishes, bed linens, towels and washcloths provided for up to 12 guests. Two downstairs bedrooms, one with a Full size Bed, another with two Twin Beds. Upstairs three Full beds and two Twin beds along with a half bathroom. Downstairs bathroom has a washer and dryer. There is a fully equipped kitchen with an outside L.P. gas grill. We have a charcoal grill and smoker available upon request. (Charcoal and wood chips not incl.) The sitting area has a real wood heating fireplace, and the dining area is located in the sun room overlooking the lake. A small breakfast table is available directly off the kitchen area. The front deck overlooks Jasper Lake; is 400 square feet in size with a large picnic table. An outside fire pit with benches is also available for guest to enjoy an evening campfire. An open air outside fish cleaning table is available as well. Three aluminum canoes with paddles, seat cushions, and life jackets come with the cabin for guest use.

A very highly regarded fishing and canoe guide service (2016 marks the 34th. season that Don Beans has been serving the lake country vacationer) is available on premises along with additional outdoor oriented services: fishing and day trip packages; additional canoes, kevlar canoe upgrade, towboat service to remote BWCA and Quetico Park wilderness access points including the Canada border, vehicle shuttling of gear and canoes to area landings, camping equipment rentals, and complete outfitting services. We can also arrange fresh bakery products from the Jasper Company Bake Shop and picnic lunches to be delivered to your door daily. Ask about our popular and famous Guide's Shorelunch, a standard served with all guided day trips! Consider 'Packaging' your stay that includes a variety of these popular services.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Cindy Beans (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks english


Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
16.5 Miles
Several in the Ely area
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Ely Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
HWY 169
Nearest Restaurant
16.5 Miles
Many Fine Dining Establishments
Nearest Ski
Back Country X-Country/ Groomed @ Hidden Valley
Car: recommended

Our Guest House is located on the very edge of the BWCA Wilderness. It is fully equipped and our staff will do their best to provide all the little things that will make your vacation memorable.

It is very easy to access by vehicle, but looking north from the large front deck; the next road is 80 miles away, that's Canada's Highway 11, just miles of Northwoods and gorgeous views of Jasper Lake.

Using this as your base, there are over 36 easily accessible water bodies where you can enjoy superb fishing, great canoeing, and fun exploring ... in just a day trip. Many other pristine clear water lakes are available in the wilderness area where guests can paddle their canoe and/ or choose to go camping. So many outdoor adventure options to choose from, like testing your physical skills and take a 'Paddle Power Trip' for a day trip. You'll also enjoy swimming in these pristine lakes, and find many nearby US Forest Service maintained hiking trails, and great bicycling routes. This area is also one of the finest in the entire country for bird watching.

Ely is a winter wonderland too. The town officially rings in the 'Winter Season' on Thanksgiving night. All the shops open their doors and turn on their Christmas lights- welcoming visitors and the Christmas season. The lakes soon begin to freeze over and the forests get cloaked in a blanket of snow as Old Man Winter pushes Jack Frost southward.

Well groomed snowmobile trails crisscross northern Minnesota, from Minneapolis and Grand Rapids, with Ely as a major hub along the way. Come and visit, and you'll find that snowmobiles become the preferred choice of travel with many locals.

Like to Cross Country Ski? Both well groomed trails and back country skiing are available. Ely does have ski shops and winter apparel stores. Don't overlook the quality snowshoeing either.

Once we're in Winter's grip, Ely quickly becomes Dog Sled Capital, USA. These are fun filled trips - either by the day or overnight camping. There are several quality winter dog sled businesses ready to take you on this must do adventure.

How about icefishing? You'll have hundreds of lakes to auger holes and search for crappies, bluegills, yellow perch, walleyes, northern pike and lake trout. Local guides, eager and willing, are available along with comfy ice house rentals.

There are a few year round naturalists in the Ely area that would enjoy taking you out on a nature hike, a paddle, or a drive to show you Northwoods sights and wildlife. Many of these educational outings can be arranged as a half day or full day ventures.

Jasper Company can help you arrange these informative trips. Some offer photography ideas and classes.

During the ice free months, Ely is coined 'Canoetown, USA'; but Ely is also a wonderful, quaint small town with a grand reputation for the arts. Museums, studios and galleries abound and arts and craft stores are found everywhere. Just find a place to park your car and start walkin. Ely isn't big in size, just big in things to do! On any summer Tuesday night, the air is serenaded by the sound of 'Ely's Tuesday Night Live'; as local musicians take to the sidewalks and perform their talents. There is also a Farmers Market at Whiteside Park, where you can purchase fresh locally grown produce. There are also many local plays that perform regularly. When you're hungry, there's no shortage of great places to dine; from breakfasts to lunches to dinners; and a few bakeries and coffee shops to quench that sweet tooth and Java fix in between. You'll find local pubs and even a microbrewery where you can enjoy a cold one, visit with friends, or catch that ball game on the tube.

Have a Bucket List? - visit the International Wolf Center, the North American Bear Center, the Dorothy Molter Museum, the Soudan Underground Mine, Bois Forte Heritage Center and Cultural Museum, Ely Arts and Heritage Center, Sisu Heritage Homestead Tours, etc...

Gambling? You bet! Consider a fun evening at the Fortune Bay Casino located just 22 miles south of Ely on beautiful Lake Vermilion. Enjoy great food, lots of drinks, and the scent of money in the air.

Golf? ...bring your clubs. There are plenty of courses within 80 miles of our guest house. Check out WildNorthGolf on the internet.

Autumn Fishing? Numerous lakes abound with gamefish and tempt you to try your luck. With a bucket of minnows, slip bobbers and jigs; you can explore local waters for superb smallmouth bass angling, tangle with huge northern pike, stringer great tasting walleyes and scrappy black crappies.

Upland Hunting? NE Minnesota was rated #1 nationally for 2014 ruffed grouse drumming counts. We're experiencing an upswing in the cyclic grouse population. Bring your dogs and try your wingshooting skills within the thousands of acres of public lands surrounding our two guest houses. There's trails, logging roads and clearcuts, and beaver slough edges that abound in beaked hazel, alders, young aspen, wild rose and balsam thickets


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Ely, Minnesota

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Autumn Season
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$67
Tax Rate 10.38%

7.375% MN Sales Tax & 3% Ely Lodge Tax = 10.375% total tax. Rates are subject to change at any time until deposit received. Weekend Rates listed. 2 pets (dogs only) max. Contact us for shorter stays not starting on a Saturday. Consider packaging Jasper Company's canoeing, outfitting, fishing, tow boat, & guide services to maximize your experience!

Cash, Personal Check, Credit Card (Mastercard/Visa/Discover)
50% due at reservation, balance due 30 days prior to start date for basic cabin rental. PC does not hold reservation until bank confirmed, allow approx. two weeks. Package trips that include guide service, equipment rentals, and outfitting will be invoiced for payment before departure.

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Ely

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1994 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Second Floor Bathroom - toilet , Has a toilet and handwashing sink, plus extra linen storage.
    Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , Has a sink, washer & dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main Floor Bedroom #1 - 2 twin/ single , Sleeps up to 2
    Second Floor - 3 double , 2 twin/ single , Sleeps up to 8
    Main Floor Bedroom #2 - 1 double , Sleeps up to 2
  • The large second floor bedroom is divided by a half bathroom and the two separate main floor bedrooms share the large main bathroom which contains a washer and dryer.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 7 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Our handcrafted Jasper Lake Rental properties is just one facet of our outdoor adventure based operation- Jasper Company. Guide Services, Equipment Rentals, Outfitted Canoe Trips, Canoe Rentals, and Tow Boat Service are also offered to all of our guests for additional fees. We want to re- emphasize what a wide range of packaged BWCA wilderness and Superior National Forest trips are available to you. This is 'Canoe Country' and the number of lakes that can be paddled and portaged into is incredible by using our Guest House/ Bay House as your base. By reserving our tow boat service, the number of accessible lakes easily triples. If you are a fitness and athletic guru, the 'Power Trips' that we can offer are challenging. We have guided many hundreds of guests for thousands of days in the past 30 plus years. The smallmouth bass fishing is outstanding and tasty walleyes regularly grace the tin plates of our traditional Northwoods shorelunches. Come Visit Us!