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Blue Heron Bed & Breakfast

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827 Kawishiwi Trail, Ely, MN 55731
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,240 reviews
158 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is located next to the lake, a few feet away from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness entrance - South Farm Lake. It's a great location. Free of motor boats (only 3 permits per day). You can enjoy the wildlife and scenery. Guests can use the canoes and kayaks for free. Rooms are cozy and comfy. Breakfast is... More 

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Minneapolis
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just leaving B&B. Just a great time. Located on serene location lakeside. Room was wonderful lots of areas to relax and read. Mark and Dawn are thoughtful and fun hosts. Breakfast each morning was delicious. Perfect two nights for us. A few miles outside Ely but that just adds to the atmosphere. Don't miss the puppies Monroe and Ziggy. We... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mark and Dawn are in their second year of running the Blue Herron and they are doing a marvelous job. Mark is a very friendly and helpful proprietor who takes great care of you and the property. It's beautifully landscaped next to the water and the interior is well kept with all the Northwoods charm that you would expect. Service... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My husband and I have stayed in two different rooms at the Blue Heron, and both experiences have been relaxing and comfortable. The breakfasts are beyond compare, and Mark and Dawn are friendly and generous hosts.

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BlueHeronBnB, Owner at Blue Heron Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed the breakfasts and your time her at the Blue Heron. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you, Mark and Dawn More 

st paul
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I have been staying at different places near Ely for about 48 years and I am so glad to have found this B and B. My wife needs a great bed and really appreciates a quality place to stay when we travel and this place fits us really well. As a matter of fact, my wife says this is the... More 

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Grand Island, Nebraska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My husband has been to the Boundary Waters several times and wanted to show it to me. He likes to camp. I prefer a bed and a shower. We compromised with a bed and breakfast next to the BWCAW. The Blue Heron is literally just yards away. It sits on Farm Lake, and you can easily paddle into South Farm... More 

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Had a great time at the B&B last weekend, Mark and Dawn are wonderful, generous hosts, making us feel so at home. The food and the accommodations were wonderful - Dawn is a fabulous cook, loved our breakfasts overlooking the lake and watching all of the birds and seeing a wolf cross the lake. Loved everything about the outdoor setting,... More 

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Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

We brought our dogs and wanted beautiful scenery and relaxation. We found that and more. The owners are attentive to detail and passionate about their business. Breakfasts, cookies and amenities were wonderful. We enjoyed our stay and will be back.

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McLean, VA
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41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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