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The Jasper Bay House is now taking reservations for the 2016 season.
This beautifully hand crafted Bay House was built from mature red and white pine logs that were harvested just 1/4 mile away down the Canadian Border Road. The trees were hauled the few hundred yards to our Jasper Lake homestead where they were cut with a portable sawmill into various sized lumber and then stacked, ricked and air dried for two years. Starting in 1993, Don raised the walls and rafters, and for three long and cold winters, he milled, molded, and planed the rough cut boards into ship lapped lumber that now grace the interior walls and also all the exterior siding for the Bay House. The kitchen cabinets were hand made, and the interior walls were sanded and varnished to a golden sheen.
The Bay House easily sleeps 6 guests (8 max) and there are dishes, bed linens, towels and washcloths provided for 8 guests. There are three upstairs bedrooms, the master bedroom has a queen bed and a single bed, and a private bathroom that has a large shower, lavatory, and toilet. The two other bedrooms each have one queen bed. The downstairs bathroom has a large tub/shower, lavatory, and toilet; plus a front loading washer and dryer.
There is a large, fully equipped kitchen with an outside L.P. gas grill. The Bay House kitchen has a full size 36 inch two door refrigerator with a bottom freezer, a 30 inch electric 5 burner range/ oven, a microwave,and a 12 cup drip coffee maker. The water supply is from a drilled well and inspected as safe by Lake County. We have a charcoal grill and smoker available upon request. (Charcoal and wood chips not incl.)
The 16 foot X 24 foot sitting area has a natural wood heating stove with plenty of firewood, and has comfortable lounging, plus a table for board games and cards for rainy days. There is a beautifully done three season window porch through a set of french doors to find peaceful seating and fantastic views of Jasper Lake. A comfy twin size day bed is located there as well.
The large dining area is located next to the kitchen and is overlooking the lake as well through a sliding glass door. The rough hewn table easily seats 8 guests.
The front deck, just off the dining room through the sliding glass door; overlooks Jasper Lake. It is 160 square feet in size with outside seating. Off the kitchen door is another 'L' shaped deck that is 192 square feet in size that faces south, west, and north.
An outside fire pit with bench seating is also available for guests to enjoy an evening campfire, roast marshmallows with the children, and enjoy a cocktail and/or a cold one. A great place to relax to try to stay awake and get a glimpse of possible northern lights.
An open air outside fish cleaning table is available as well. Three aluminum canoes with paddles, seat cushions, and life jackets come with the Bay House for guest use.
A very highly regarded fishing and canoe guide service, Jasper Creek Guide Service, Inc. (2016 marks Don Beans' 33rd. year 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, shuttling of gear and canoes to area landings, camping equipment rentals, and complete outfitting services.
We can also arrange fresh bakery products from our Jasper Company Bake Shop along with picnic lunches to be delivered to your door daily. Ask about our delicious and famous Guide's Shorelunch! Don, Jasper Creek's founding guide has prepared over 1,400 of these delicious meals for his guests in the past 32 years.
Consider 'Packaging' your stay that includes a variety of these popular services. You will not be disappointed.
This Jasper Lake Bay House is located on the very edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). This is a hand crafted home and was built from trees harvested from the surrounding forests by the owners of Jasper Company.
The Bay House has been designed with your comfort in mind and our staff can also provide you with a variety of all the little things that will make your vacation memorable. It is fully equipped for a family or group of 6 (8 max.) individuals.
Looking directly north from the front deck; the next road is approx. 75 miles away- and that's Canada's Highway 11. There's not a structure that lies between, just remote Northwoods wilderness and gorgeous views of Jasper Lake. Bring a camera and be prepared for breathtaking sunsets, possible northern lights; and the ever present family of loons, and the bald eagle that uses one of our few large white pines as a roost.
By using our Jasper Lake Bay House as a base, there are over three dozen easily accessible water bodies where guests can enjoy superb fishing, great canoeing, and fun exploring- all with a day trip. Hundreds of other pristine clear water lakes are available in the wilderness area where guests can paddle their canoe(s) on more extensive day trips or even go camping. While you are here, we can design day trips that test your physical skills with some of our 'Paddle Power Trips'.
This area is an outdoor recreation mecca. You'll enjoy swimming in these pristine lakes, and you'll find many nearby US Forest Service maintained hiking trails, and some great bicycling routes. This area is one of the finest in the country for bird watching as well.
There are a few 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 venture. Jasper Company can help you arrange these fun and informative trips. Some offer photography ideas and classes.
Did you know that Ely is coined 'Canoetown, USA', and that it is; 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 walking, 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, the town center where you can purchase fresh locally grown produce. There are many local plays that perform regularly that you can attend. When you're hungry, there is 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.
Just some activities to add to your 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? Consider a fun filled 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 is strong in the air.
Golf? Bring your clubs, there are plenty of courses within 80 miles of our Bay House. Check out WildNorthGolf on the internet.
Autumn Fishing Fun! It is found right here. Numerous lakes abound with gamefish and tempt you to try your luck. With a bucket of minnows, slip bobbers and jigs; you can explore area waters for some superb smallmouth bass angling, tangle with huge northern pike, stringer some great tasting walleyes and scrappy black crappies.
Enjoy Upland Hunting? Northeast Minnesota was rated #1 in the nation for ruffed grouse drumming counts in 2014 and we are experiencing an upswing in the cyclic grouse population. We have some great wingshooting for the thunderous Mr. Grey. Bring your pointer(s), and setter(s) and try your luck within the thousands of acres of public lands surrounding our two guest houses. Lots of ski trails, hiking trails and logging roads to walk, plus logging clearcuts and beaver slough edges that abound in beaked hazel, both green and speckled alder, young aspen, wild rose and balsam thickets.
All in all, the Ely area and surrounding Northwoods is a great place to visit and we hope you choose to hang your hat at our seasonal Jasper Lake Bay House or even our year round Jasper Lake Guest House VRBO #446338.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Rates are subject to change at any time. Well behaved dogs only, bring appropriat bedding and/or portable kennel for your dog(s).
50% non refundable deposit (Visa/ MC/ Discover) at time of reservation booking, balance due 30 days prior to trip start date.
Note:Your reservation will not be confirmed with Personal Check (PC) for approx. 2 weeks for bank clearance and
balance paid with Personal Check must be paid in full 6 weeks before trip start date - FIRM!
Limit of two pets (dogs) and $25.00 extra for each pet