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One of the best experience in my life.Great place to go with the family , great staff, beautiful... read more

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Yenissel M
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spectacular lodgings for dog lovers

We had a great time staying at Points Unknown. Our stay was in July and was a truly unique... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2019
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You’ll be immersed in the lifestyle of a north woods dog musher once you arrive at our off-grid homestead tucked away in the remote wilderness of Minnesota’s Arrowhead Region. This promises to be an experience of a lifetime! Our dogs are highly...more
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82 Irish Creek Road, Hovland, MN 55606
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best experience in my life.Great place to go with the family , great staff, beautiful place ,good atmosphere.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Linda N, Owner at Points Unknown, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing us for your adventure! We're so happy that you enjoyed yourselves.

Reviewed July 24, 2019

We had a great time staying at Points Unknown. Our stay was in July and was a truly unique experience. Despite the evening howl we found it to be a remarkably peaceful and quiet experience. I enjoyed being included on the morning dog feed before...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Linda N, Owner at Points Unknown, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2019

It was wonderful having you! Thank you for the great review. We do hope to see you this winter!

Reviewed February 28, 2019

Wonderful introduction to dog sledding and enjoying the magic of winter in the Northwoods while breaking NO sweat! Linda and her team of mushers and Huskies were great and provided an excellent trip through the snowy woods and tour of the dog kennels to meet...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Linda N, Owner at Points Unknown, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to review us, Laura! We enjoyed hosting your family.

Reviewed February 23, 2019

I spent a marvelous half a day with the dogs and mushers of Points Unknown. I discovered this gem while researching activities for further photographic opportunities after a three-day landscape photography workshop in Grand Marais, MN. A few e-mail exchanges with Linda (dog trainer, musher,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Linda N, Owner at Points Unknown, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2019

Thank you for the review, John! It was wonderful hosting you and I do hope to see you again in the future here at Points Unknown.

Reviewed August 21, 2018

I was welcomed warmly (by people, dogs & puppies!), stayed in the well-appointed guest suite for three nights, and enjoyed nearby history, hiking, and canoeing. The location is fantastic (BWCAW, waterfalls, Lake Superior). The homestead is unique (off-grid, scenic, private). The accommodations are luxurious (spacious,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 21, 2018

I enjoyed hiking and canoeing in areas I had never been before. Linda (hiking guide) and Mary Ellen (mindful paddle guide) were pleasant, professional and safety conscious. Two of the dogs joined us on the hike which was very fun. I noticed how well the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Linda N, Owner at Points Unknown, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2018

It was wonderful to host you, Mary C. We're looking forward to your return!

Reviewed February 26, 2018

We've always wanted to experience dog sledding, but not all dog sledding excursions are suitable for us as older adults with some mobility limitations. This was perfect! The Points Unknown kennel is about ten miles from Naniboujou Lodge, where we stayed as part of "Dog...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Linda N, Owner at Points Unknown, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

We're so happy to have been able to host you and equally as happy that you enjoyed your adventure with us!

Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

The new guest suite was the perfect spot for a couple friends to get away for a weekend. Our host Linda was great and had a lot of great spots for us to check out. We had an injury that limited hikes but she still...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 24, 2017

I’m still marveling at how time lost its sway over me when I participated in Points Unknown’s Mindful Paddling & Hiking Tour. I found the experience beautiful, profound, and a pure delight. I’ve lived in Minnesota for 30 years, kayaked on many lakes, rivers, and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed February 15, 2017

If you love dogs and outdoor winter activities, then this is an adventure dream come true! I took part in Points Unknown 4-day dog sledding adventure. Linda and Neil welcome you into their home and along with their assistant, Hailey, share their vast knowledge of...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Response from Linda N | Property representative |
Thanks for your inquiry! We begin offering wheeled tours when temps drop below 50 degrees as during the summer months, it is too hot for the dogs. The fall tours typically begin in October. We offer kennel tours year... More
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