Dawn and Mark Otto

Your hosts, Mark and Dawn

Hi!  We’re Mark and Dawn Otto, owners of the Blue Heron Bed & Breakfast.

We are originally from Le Mars, Iowa. We chose to leave the corporate world behind us and move to the coolest place on earth, Ely, Minnesota, and the threshold of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

We bring with us the love of food and a passion for cooking. Dawn loves baking and Mark’s favorite pastime is reading food magazines and finding new recipes to try. Mark’s entire career has been in the food business so he is very knowledgeable and helpful in the kitchen.

We have two Shih Tzus, Monroe and Ziggy. They will be helping Sam on patrolling the grounds and welcoming the guests.

We are working very close with previous owners, Bill and Jo, on learning everything about the Bed and Breakfast business. We will uphold Bill and Jo’s standards of excellence including cleanliness, hospitality, and the memorable breakfast experience.

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