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1101 Ring Rock Road, Ely, MN 55731
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Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge
Ranked #6 of 29 Specialty lodging in Ely
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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was by far one of the best trips my husband and I have taken. We had so much fun! I am not a big skier but we wanted to do a winter vacation that was action packed. This was it! Our guide Dave was incredible. He has been doing this for a while now and was an amazing guide.... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is a definite outdoor adventure,and on that note exceptional. We went with high expectations of a new outdoor adventure and were not at all disappointed with that aspect of it. The lodge and chef part were a non item for us on this trip, and a bit over hyped in our experience. We got farmed out to another resort... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Sitting back at my desk my 1st day back from my Wintergreen dogsledding camping trip and finding it difficult to keep the great memories of the outing from interfering with my duties. Seems like I should be packing the sled and harnessing up the dogs about now instead of this! Cannot say enough good things about Wintergreen's operation. Our guides... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

My daughter asked me for an adventure for Christmas and we went to Wintergreen for dogsledding. We've been home for 3 days and I can't stop thinking or talking about the trip. When I think of the memories we made I just smile. Our guides, Max, Jacob and Goose we're fantastic. They truly enjoy their jobs and made it special... More

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Seattle, WA
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Our family is looking forward to our third Wintergreen Dogsled Vacation this 2014 snow season. Our three kids (7, 9 & 13) tell us it's the most fun they've ever had! They're especially looking forward to helping train in the yearling sled dogs that were born when we were there last year and to meeting Belle's 6 new pups born... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

The total experience was awesome. The dogs, the sledding, our guides, the food, the lodging, and the other guests who stayed at our cabin made the whole experience great. To see how pulling sleds is so engrained in the dogs was truly impressive. Their howling and singing that they broke into every time we approached them could be heard across... More

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Sonoma, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

My husband's 50th birthday was coming up and I surprised him with a 4 night "best" dogsledding lodge based package. We have Siberian huskies so we were excited to see Paul Schurke's Canadian Inuit dogs in action. His dogsledding tour was rated on National Geographic's 2012 Ultimate Adventure Bucket List. I can't recommend these guys highly enough. They make sure... More

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Plainfield, Indiana
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

Mere words can not describe the experience. The smell, comraderie, excitement and sound of the dogs is electrifying and addictive. And this is said by someone who really does not like dogs. I came alone on the first trip of the year for the 4-day lodge to lodge trip and had a wonderful time. The food is excellent. You can... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

I went on a 4 night lodge based dogsled vacation and had a blast. I went as a solo traveller and was welcomed by the other guests and guides. The cabin was super comfy, the food was super delicious and the guides were so knowledgeable and gracious. What an incredible opportunity to learn about mushing, sleds and dogs. The staff... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

My husband and I had an amazing experience dog sledding with Wintergreen. What piqued our interest was watching Samantha Brown dog sledding with Wintergreen on the Travel Channel. I then proceeded to check out other outfitters from Ely to Grand Marais. After a lot of research Wintergreen is clearly in a class of their own versus other outfitters. They have... More

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Address: 1101 Ring Rock Road, Ely, MN 55731
Location: United States > Minnesota > Ely
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Also Known As:
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For 30 years, Wintergreen has provided lodge-based dog sledding vacations and dogsled camping trips. Mush your own team of our friendly Canadian Eskimo dogs on beautiful northwoods trails with training by our expert guides. Lovely lakeshore lodging & fine meals by our French chef. Open to all ages, no experience needed, clothing & boots available. Youth, family & group discounts. Cited as "best in the business" by National Geographic Adventure. Mush a team of our friendly, beautiful Eskimo dogs in northern Minnesota's spectacular border country on guided vacation trips. You'll be in good hands-- Wintergreen is the nation's only lodge devoted exclusively to dog sledding and it's directed by Paul Schurke, one of the top winter skills experts. Winter is what we're all about -- we do it very well! Wintergreen offers a dog sledding experience to suit all ages and interests: Our Lodge-based Dogsled Vacation Packages are suited for persons ages 8 to 80 and require no experience or gear. On these unique get-aways, you'll drive a dogteam on wilderness trails each day accompanied by our guides & naturalists. Each evening you'll enjoy great northwoods cabins and great meals. Offered in 3- or 4-night itineraries, standard or deluxe packages. Our Beginning Dogsled Camping Trips are 5-night comprehensive winter camping courses suited for complete beginners. You'll spend your first two nights at Wintergreen learning dogsledding, snowshoeing, skiing and winter camping skills. Then with our guides you'll enjoy a 3-day, 2-night trek exploring the boundary wilderness -- capped off with a final festive evening back at Wintergreen. Lots of learning and lots of fun. Our Advanced Camping Trips and our Arctic Treks get you deeper into the wilderness by dogsled, ski and snowshoe, and offer more in-depth skills instruction. These 1- to 2-week trips are suited for persons who've had previous summer or winter camping experience. They are truly outstanding adventures and they're often led by Wintergreen director Paul Schurke. ... more   less 
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