Heron Bed & Breakfast
(view of Blue Heron at night.)
The Blue Heron Bed & Breakfast
lakeside lodge adjoining the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
(BWCAW) - our million acre front yard. At Blue Heron you can
experience all the wilderness of a canoe trip with a king or queen size
bed, private bath and breakfast in the dining room overlooking the lake.
You can launch from our shore to canoe,
fish or just laze about. By boat or by foot you can explore the nooks
and crannies of our 10 acres and the BWCA... next door.
Numerous trails and logging roads nearby
can be used for hiking, biking, skiing, and snowshoeing. In winter we
host dog sled trips.
Or perhaps you'd rather 'just be' in a
comfortable chair by the shore, on the porch or in front of the fire.
(view into the BWCA from the upper deck.)
Blue Heron's resident canine is Sam, now age 10. He is your first host, eager guide and available as your dog's
personal fitness trainer - and yours. Bill's cat visits occasionally.
is a favorite delicatessen for moose, who have been known to peek in
the windows. They occasionally leave evidence of their nocturnal
visits on the path - watch your step.
The marsh also hosts two active beaver
houses. Its calla lilies and blue flag iris are a favorite for
Deer graze on the ledge rock just behind
the lodge. Early risers can often see deer from the bedroom windows.
There are wolf packs nearby,
occasionally seen and often heard. Bear leave tunneled paths through
the wild raspberries around the lodge.
Other unscheduled entertainment
is the family of foxes who den nearby
and a trio of otters. Their
antics have delighted us at breakfast and on canoe and ski outings.
bay is home to ducks, loons, and a family of bitterns. The blue heron
fishes our bay on its daily route and sunbathes in the view of the
dining room. In winter an ermine makes his home under the building.
pair of Eagles nested close; it is about a 10 minute paddle into the
BWCAW. If we forget to point out their nest site on the lake map,
please ask. They have very cleverly placed it behind
view-obstructing branches in tall trees. Eagle watching is a daily
treat in spring as the chicks grow incredibly fast and the patient
parents - well- run out of patience!
- Fire pit and benches available for your evening campfire
- Lower and Upper decks furnished with tables and chairs. There are lakeside chairs as well
large common areas with wood burning stoves
cater to special dietary needs (vegetarian,
lacto intol, gluten intol, food allergies, diabetic, low fat etc.)
dinners, lunches, picnics - by reservation
Canoes/paddles with life jackets and maps are included in your rate
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness's one million acres start at our
front door - 5 canoe lengths from the dock. We have permits here
for hiking, biking and skiing, some right from the parking lot, maps for other area trails available
canoe routes for full and half day trips,
or just for an hour
- WiFi throughout the building at no extra charge.
- TV-free and cell phone-free at no extra charge!
is a haven of quiet
simplicity where you can experience connectedness with wilderness and
Check in time is 3-5
pm unless other arrangements have been made
and pets by arrangement
Blue Heron B&B is a non-smoking facility
Midweek & Weekend Specials
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Accommodate Special Diets:
Low Fat, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten & Lactose Free