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Blue Heron Bed & Breakfast

827 Kawishiwi Trail, Ely, MN 55731
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Blue Heron Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 3 Ely B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We feel so blessed to have discovered The Blue Heron B&B! It is, by far, the best B&B we have stayed at in the US. We stayed 4 nights in the "Other" room on the ground floor. It was perfect! We are an older couple who enjoy a great atmosphere, & we definitely got that here. Although Mark & Dawn... More

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Gordon, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We celebrated our 17th Wedding anniversary with a two night stay. It was our first visit here but hopefully not our last. It was an absolutely wonderful experience from the warm welcome of Dawn and Mark, to our long Minnesota/Wisconsin good-byes. The breakfasts were scrumptious and we found new friends over the breaking of bread. The beds were comfy and... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We spent three nights at The Blue Heron, in the So Forth room. Comfy bed, a small table to write postcards, and direct access to the upper deck made it a cozy spot to relax only steps from the BWCA. Delicious breakfasts included almond cream scones with home made lemon curd, pumpkin waffles with orange-pecan butter, and local specialty Zups... More

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Burnsville, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

This was one of the most relaxing get-a-ways we have ever been on! We had never stayed at a b&b before so we were a little unsure of what we were getting into. We knew we needed a dog friendly place to bring our sled dogs and indoor dogs while we were in town for a race. Dawn and Mark... More

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Saint Paul, MN
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Blue Heron is about a 20-minute drive from town and worth every mile. Located in a quiet and beautiful area. At night when I stood on the porch outside my bedroom it was the deafening silence one reads about but rarely experiences. It was so dark every star was visible. Dawn and Mark are welcoming, friendly, so gracious; wonderful hosts... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We had a wonderfully relaxing weekend at the Blue Heron B&B. Dawn and Mark foster a warm, casual and friendly vibe with their inn and its guests. We skied, hiked and shoe-shoed into the BWCAW from the inn and relaxed in their sauna at the end of the day. Dawn's breakfasts are delicious!

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Kearney, Nebraska
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

It was dark and cold, and the snow crunched under our tires as we drove down the long lane towards Blue Heron. We had never stayed at a B&B before, and being the introverts we are, one has to wonder why we did. Then the porch lights came on, and Mark and Dawn welcomed us into the warmth of the... More

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Elk River, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

Stayed between Christmas and New Year's 2013 for three nights with a day of dogsledding. The atmosphere of this bed and breakfast was, simply put, comfortable and cozy. The new proprietors, Dawn and Mark, are more than accommodating and provided graciously for our every need. It was negative 35 on two consecutive nights and Mark worked tirelessly to help get... More

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Address: 827 Kawishiwi Trail, Ely, MN 55731
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Ely

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