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Apex, North Carolina
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4 reviews
Reviewed March 31, 2016

We had no idea what to expect when we decided to go dog sledding. With two young children, we were a bit nervous it would be outside our comfort zone...but it was a wonderful weekend. Paul and Sue Schurke are wonderfully warm and they set the tone for the lodge and leadership for the amazing guides. We loved being in... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Reviewed March 23, 2016

Hippo here at the Wintergreen Lodge in Ely, Minnesota 31 Jan - 3 Feb 2016 Now this was an adventure: 27 miles in three days with an overnight out under the stars! Dog Sledding at the Wintergreen Lodge was a fantasy come true! Gee - Turn Right, Haw - Turn Left are just some of the things you will learn.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

The kids wanted snow, the wife doesn't like skiing, and I wanted nature. We got more than we could have dreamt of at Wintergreen. Our wonderful guide cooked breakfast in our cabin each morning, then off into a wondrous, primeval landscape which beggars the imagination if you have not seen it. The sledding part was a little intimidating at first... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed January 14, 2016

We were a bit disappointed at first to be housed in an overflow cabin. The main lodge is lovely and comfy. Our cabin had spotty heat, our back bedroom was cold and very little water pressure made the promised hot showers very difficult. The food brought over from the main lodge was okay but not gourmet. On the upside, we... More 

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schurke, Owner at Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your thoughtful & forthright review. We're delighted you enjoyed your Wintergreen Dogsled Vacation experience. We're also grateful to you for alerting us to the heat/water pressure issues in the 'overflow lodge'. We'll alert the owners of that facility immediately to those glitches. We certainly wish we could have accommodated you here at our own lodge &... More 

Wisconsin
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Reviewed March 28, 2015

Thank you Wintergreen for the wonderful resort experience. We truly had a great time. The scenery was beautiful, the food fantastic, the company so enjoyable and, of course, the sled doggies! –such loving, strong, energetic, devoted, tenacious bundles of furry life – thank you for taking us into your world. We loved it! We are also feeling smarter, for the... More 

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Walnut Creek, California, United States
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Reviewed August 25, 2014

My extended family recently spent a week at Wintergreen as part of a reunion of sorts. We had a fantastic stay in a place that suited us perfectly. The lodge is a little eclectic, and it's not a fancy place... but it was very clean, very well appointed, and run by two of the nicest people you will ever meet.... More 

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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73 reviews
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

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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Hudson
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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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2 Thank roblc57
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
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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
1 review
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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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ranked by MPR among "Minnesota's Best Lodges" and by PBS among "America's Best Adventure Lodges," Wintergreen is the nation's premier recreational dogsledding center and (since 1987!) the only lodge devoted exclusively to dogsled vacation fun. From December through March, Wintergreen provides lodge-based dog sledding vacation packages and dogsled camping trips. Mush your own team of our friendly Canadian Eskimo dogs on beautiful northwoods trails with training by our expert guides. You'll be in good hands: National Geographic Adventure ranks Wintergreen as "Best in the Business" and it's directed by Paul Schurke, recipient of the "Explorers Award", "Adventurer of the Year Award," and "Environmental Hero" award. 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 enjoy mushing your own dogteam on spectacular wilderness trails each day accompanied by our guides & naturalists. Each evening you'll enjoy great Northwoods cabins and mouth-watering 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 led by Wintergreen director & polar explorer Paul Schurke and are ranked by Outside Magazine as "the adventurers of a lifetime". Wintergreen Dogsled Vacations are open to all ages: no experience needed, warm clothing & boots available in all sizes, discounts for kids, youth, family & groups. Feed your soul with REAL fun. Canned vacations are like canned food -- uninspiring. You deserve an authentic experience to recharge and rejuvenate. While ski trips are as common as clover the world over, there's only one dogsled vacation package. That's here at Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge. Refresh and relax in the sparkling snowscape of a northwoods winter. Enjoy our fun-loving guides, sumptuous meals, lovely lodging and our furry 4-legged friends. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge

Address: 1101 Ring Rock Road, Ely, MN 55731
Location: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Price Range: $50 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Wintergreen Dogsled Hotel Ely
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“Go with 7 friends or more and you will have the entire Lodge to yourself.”
  • Excellent Room! Top floor off the laundry room.
 of 5 bubbles PigHippoMomster, Mar 23, 2016 | Read review
“see review, don't stay in "overflow" cabin.”
 of 5 bubbles vjw2016, Jan 14, 2016 | Read review
“Listen to your guides.... (-;”
 of 5 bubbles roblc57, Mar 27, 2014 | Read review
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