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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 January 2017

As nice as the photos are that you are looking at on your screen, they don't capture just how charming this little B&B cabin on the lake is. It is right on a huge lake that was frozen and covered with snow during our stay. It made for fantastic snow shoeing. The owners, Mark and Dawn Otto, made us feel...

Thank judy b
Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 14 November 2016

First trip to Ely to Paddle the BWCA and we picked a winner. The place is located out away from town but not to far as to be a real inconvenience. Right on a beautiful lake and they have a dock. Like everyone has said in the reviews, the breakfast is one of the best I have had at any...

Thank Keith H
River Falls, Wisconsin
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Fantastic place, nestled in the woods right on the edge of the Boundary Waters. Very comfortable rooms, pleasant and abundant common spaces, quiet and peaceful. We were well taken care of. Breakfasts were delicious, and they made special accommodations for my picky diet and our pre-race breakfast needs. So above and beyond. Really nice people running this sweet spot. I...

Thank Kim T
Montpellier, France
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

It was a really good stay at Blue Heron. We came here for relaxing and canoeing and it was just perfect. We slept in a big 2 beds room with our 4 yr old son, the linen were so sweet! The pancakes were delightful for breakfast. Really warm welcoming from our guests. We all had a great time!

Thank AlexSerraD
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is a special place. The B&B is located on a lake right next to the Boundary Waters, so we kayaked into the Boundary Waters each day, and enjoyed the unspoiled beauty of the lakes. We also hiked in the area each day. But then we could relax and enjoy the B&B. It's a very comfortable, welcoming place. I felt...

Thank Tappingbursar
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Mark and Dawn are very friendly and welcoming to the Blue Heron; they create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Our first B&B experience and we were not disappointed! Canoed and kayaked the Boundary Waters, enjoyed the relaxing decks. Our room was absolutely gorgeous and the view was beautiful. Breakfast was to die for!!!!

Thank Beckie M
Simi Valley, California
Reviewed 30 July 2016

I traveled to Ely to visit my son in Ely and stayed in the So Forth Room for 5 nights. My room opened to the deck and I could see the lake. The inn is very peaceful and comfortable. Mark and Dawn are exceptionally hospitable and friendly. They also kindly welcomed my son and girlfriend at breakfast. The breakfasts were...

Thank 33093Sally16
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Overall, My husband and I had a nice stay at this B&B. I feel it's important to make note of some things that bothered us so other travelers are aware of these things as well. I did not like the semiprivate doors on the bathrooms (all the rooms had these.) I never saw this type of door anywhere before other...

Thank ChicagoGal64
BlueHeronBnB, Owner at Blue Heron Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

ChicagoGal64, Thank you for your review. We would like to clarify a few things. The doors are not semi private meaning they are half doors. They are full doors that pull out and are shutter like. they are not a solid door like in a hotel but they still give you privacy. The blinking light is our fire system that...

Reviewed 21 July 2016

My husband and I recently stayed for three days at the Blue Heron. We stayed in the "So On" room which was extremely comfortable. The over all ambience of the Blue Heron is very comfortable rustic. The B&B has kayaks and canoes available for their guests to use. Breakfast is family style with all the guests sharing a table which...

Thank sinaigirl
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 20 July 2016

I love coming to the Blue Heron B&B, we have been there several times over the past few years and I always find it a great place to relax and resource myself. Mark and Dawn are great hosts and always help to make our stay memorable. The property is located on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and...

Thank DrP-Frozz

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a 5 room Bed and Breakfast, that sits on the edge of the BWCA Wilderness. We are located on Farm Lake with South Farm Lake {which is in the Boundary Waters} just around the corner. We have canoes and kayaks for our guest to use along with a wood burning sauna. We are 7 miles from Ely,Mn. We have a lot of species of birds, deer,ducks, geese, Loons, Fox and an occasional bear. We offer a full "Country Style" Breakfast and lunches upon request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Heron Bed & Breakfast

Address: 827 Kawishiwi Trl, Ely, MN 55731-8270
Region: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Number of rooms: 5
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“The "This and That" room was great for two adults, two children.”
 of 5 bubbles 360judyb, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The large room downstairs with the King size bed is the quietest and darkest room I have every been in.”
 of 5 bubbles 590keithh, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“'So Forth' faces the lake, and opens onto the upper deck. Very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Tappingbursar, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the upper level have to share the deck. One of the rooms has a table right outside of the window, so privacy would be minimal.”
 of 5 bubbles ChicagoGal64, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“They are all good. Upper rooms have a deck.”
 of 5 bubbles Pete058, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
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