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Blue Heron Bed & Breakfast

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827 Kawishiwi Trail, Ely, MN 55731
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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McLean, VA
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182 reviews 182 reviews
41 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Blue Heron is in a perfect location- it's just a few paddle strokes, ski kicks, or snowshoe steps away from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. A legal entry point for the park, it's hard to imagine staying any closer. The hosts Mark and Dawn are very friendly and welcomed us into their B&B with large tasty breakfasts, charming... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It is a place to visit!! It is perfect for a winter break: frozen lakes, sauna, fantastic breakfasts and northern lights (if you are lucky). Everything makes you feel relaxed and warm. The owners are very welcoming!

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Stillwater, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

This was our second stay in as many months at Blue Heron. Mark and Dawn are great hosts making you feel right at home. Breakfasts are creative and tasty and there are always fresh cookies, coffee and different teas ready for the making. Having direct, anytime access to kayaks and canoes is a definite bonus when it is included with... More 

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St Louis
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Blue Heron B&B July 19-22nd. It was our second time there. It was truly an amazing experience. We had heard there were new owners and hoped we would be taken care of as well this year as we were last year. We were far from disappointed. It's like Mark and Dawn have been... More 

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Kendallville, Indiana
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

We couldn't have asked for a better getaway in our BWCA vacation. Dawn and Mark are warm, welcoming, and helpful...not to mention excellent cooks! Each breakfast was fabulous--from wild rice quiche and peach scones to pumpkin waffles, raspberry pancakes, made-to-order eggs, and eggs benedict! The Blue Heron is cozy, charming, and located right on Farm Lake, just outside the Boundary... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I've never slept so well and eaten so well visiting the BWCA before! This so very much beats lugging around gear, donating blood to insects, and sleeping on rocks. And honestly, there were less people out on the lake here than on any of my previous BWCA trips. This B & B has very recently come under new ownership, and... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Blue Heron sits on the the edge of a lake in the boundary waters of Minnesota. The house is large, comfortable and decorated to fit completely with its environment in the woods. Visitors can canoe the lake, hike or just enjoy the scenery without taking a step off the property. Dawn and Mark are friendly, helpful hosts. They know the... More 

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Home away from home. That's how we felt staying at the Blue Heron. Mark and Dawn made us feel so comfortable from the minute we arrived. I loved our room and I was most impressed by the cleanliness and physical comforts. We will definitely make the Blue a Heron B&B a destination again !

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14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We had a wonderful time at the Blue Heron Bed and Breakfast. It is so beautiful and peaceful there, we did NOT want to leave. I am still watching their webcam, trying to take myself back there. Dawn is a wonderful cook, and she and Mark and Scott are all so warm and loving. The room was beautiful, too. (My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a charming B&B on the edge of the BWCA. We were able to get a feel of the Boundary Waters while having some of the comforts of home. Mark and Dawn were wonderful engaging hosts providing knowledge of the area and yummy breakfast. The rooms were charming and comfortable.

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Address: 827 Kawishiwi Trail, Ely, MN 55731
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Number of rooms: 5

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