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The Blue Heron Bed & Breakfast

827 Kawishiwi Trl, Ely, MN 55731-8270
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Ely
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The Blue Heron Bed & Breakfast is a lakeside lodge adjoining the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) – our million acre front yard near Ely, Minnesota. At the Blue Heron you can experience all the wilderness of a canoe trip but with a king or queen size bed, private bath, and breakfast in the dining room overlooking the lake.
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William F wrote a review Jan 2021
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My wife brought me here for my birthday in November. This location is beautiful in the Winter and makes you appreciate even more how warm, inviting, and cozy the inside is. The hosts are very welcoming, kind, and make a great breakfast!
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Date of stay: November 2020
stabenow wrote a review Oct 2020
Moorhead, Minnesota5 contributions
Fall is one of our favorite times of year, so we decided to drive to Ely, Minnesota the last week of September to see the colors and enjoy the magnificent Boundary Water Canoe Area. It is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the world! The Blue Heron B&B was the perfect place to stay, nestled in the trees on the shores of Farm Lake. We enjoyed wonderful breakfasts by their big window, canoeing into BWCA and several hiking adventures. It was the perfect getaway! Thank you Tiffany and staff for making our stay perfect – and safe!
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Date of stay: September 2020
84NancyP wrote a review Sep 2020
Gulf Shores, Alabama232 contributions48 helpful votes
This place was just so peaceful. Owners were gracious and accommodating. Excellant breakfast even during Covid-19. Lots of amenities and you couldn’t ask for a nicer place to stay in area. Canoes and kayaks for use and will even help with things to do in area.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
sjr49 wrote a review Sep 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota6 contributions26 helpful votes
The BHBB offered a much needed escape from the heaviness of the Twin Cities: the increasing Covid, politics, social unrest. After speaking with Tiffany, we felt that Covid safety was a priority. With only 5 guest rooms and breakfast seating very well spaced inside and outside on the deck, we loved the ambiance of having our breakfast daily on the deck, enjoying the occasional sounds of the birds in the overall stillness and quiet of the area. With no TV as a distraction, we enjoyed evenings on our upper deck playing cards and having a glass of wine, interrupted only with an occasional loon call. We took advantage of the complimentary kayaks as we ventured into the stillness and quiet of the Boundary Waters for a few hours. The morning water was like glass, the only sound being from the paddle gently entering the water. We took an afternoon excursion to Kawishiwi Falls, which offered amazing photo opportunities. The trail leading to the falls is less than a mile round trip, but remember to wear good shoes as some sections are not for the faint of heart! The restaurants in Ely are limited. After a lovely breakfast at BHBB, we managed the rest of the day by having a cheese and fruit snack for lunch, and going to Ely for an early dinner, either outside seating at Grand Ely Lodge or take out elsewhere to enjoy on our upper deck. A small shared refrigerator on our 2nd floor was just enough to store a few daily drinks and cheese/beef snacks. In summary, BHBB definitely fit what we wanted, a few days to get away from the stress in a Covid safe and relaxing environment, with recognition of Tiffany as a welcoming and congenial host.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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heatherleas wrote a review Aug 2020
Shoreview, Minnesota16 contributions16 helpful votes
very relaxing atmosphere. Took advantage of the canoes at the B and B. Tiffany was a wonderful hostess. We were looking for a place that we could feel comfortable with covid and the Blue Heron worked.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$159 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesMinnesotaEly
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Blue Heron Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to The Blue Heron Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Kawishiwi Falls Trail (2.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Blue Heron Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Blue Heron Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Blue Heron Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Blue Heron Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Blue Heron Bed & Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Dorothy Molter Cabin (5.6 miles) and Ely Arts and Heritage Center (6.8 miles).