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Hand Crafted from the Surrounding Forests

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'Handcrafted from the surrounding forests.' Rough hewned and shiplapped boards.

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
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  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1 THRU WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4 is AVAILABLE! (Depart by 10 am August 5)
This beautifully hand crafted guest house was built from mature red and white pine logs that we cut from the Lake One forests and then had hauled the few miles to our Jasper Lake homestead. The Guest House easily sleeps 9 guests but there are dishes, bed linens, towels and washcloths provided for up to 12 guests. Two downstairs bedrooms, one with a Full size Bed, another with two Twin Beds. Upstairs three Full beds and two Twin beds along with a half bathroom. Downstairs bathroom has a washer and dryer. There is a fully equipped kitchen with an outside L.P. gas grill. We have a charcoal grill and smoker available upon request. (Charcoal and wood chips not incl.) The sitting area has a real wood heating fireplace, and the dining area is located in the sun room overlooking the lake. A small breakfast table is available directly off the kitchen area. The front deck overlooks Jasper Lake; is 400 square feet in size with a large picnic table. An outside fire pit with benches is also available for guest to enjoy an evening campfire. An open air outside fish cleaning table is available as well. Three aluminum canoes with paddles, seat cushions, and life jackets come with the cabin for guest use.

A very highly regarded fishing and canoe guide service (2014 marks the 31rst. year serving the lake country vacationer) is available on premises along with additional outdoor oriented services: fishing and day trip packages; additional canoes, kevlar canoe upgrade, towboat service to remote BWCA and Quetico Park wilderness access points including the Canada border, shuttling of gear and canoes to area landings, camping equipment rentals, and complete outfitting services. We can also arrange fresh bakery products from the Jasper Company Bake Shop and picnic lunches to be delivered to your door daily. Ask about our popular and famous Guide's Shorelunch! Consider 'Packaging' your stay that includes a variety of these popular services.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 1994 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must have an adult over the age of 21. The adult is the party leader and must have the current credit card on file....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The Northwoods is a great playground for all children. Time spent with a child in a wilderness setting is educational. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

  • Main Floor Bedroom #1: 2 twin/ single

    Sleeps up to 2...moreless

  • Second Floor: 3 double, 2 twin/ single

    Sleeps up to 8...moreless

  • Main Floor Bedroom #2: 1 double

    Sleeps up to 2...moreless

  • The large second floor bedroom is divided by a half bathroom and the two separate main floor bedrooms share the large main bathroom which contains a washer and dryer....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Second Floor Bathroom: toilet

    Has a toilet and handwashing sink, plus extra linen storage....moreless

  • Main Floor Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Has a sink, washer & dryer...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our handcrafted Jasper Lake Rental properties is just one facet of our outdoor adventure based operation- Jasper Company. Guide Services, Equipment Rentals, Outfitted Canoe Trips, Canoe Rentals, and Tow Boat Service are also offered to all of our guests for additional fees. We want to re- emphasize what a wide range of packaged BWCA wilderness and Superior National Forest trips are available to you. This is 'Canoe Country' and the number of lakes that can be paddled and portaged into is incredible by using our Guest House/ Bay House as your base. By reserving our tow boat service, the number of accessible lakes easily triples. If you are a fitness and athletic guru, the 'Power Trips' that we can offer are challenging. We have guided many hundreds of guests for thousands of days in the past 30 plus years. The smallmouth bass fishing is outstanding and tasty walleyes regularly grace the tin plates of our traditional Northwoods shorelunches. Come Visit Us!...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    Yes with a pretty good assortment of DVD's available...moreless

  • Games:

    Assorted Board Games and Cards available...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    The Guest House sits high on a bluff approximately one hundred yards from the lake. Our 8 acre parcel of lakeshore has a driveway and then a 60 foot path to the lake. ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Our Jasper Lake shoreline is an all downhill walk on a driveway from the Guest House. Three canoes are included with the Guest House rental....moreless

  • Rural:

    We are located next to the BWCA wilderness. From the north facing deck, the next road is Canada's HWY 11, north of Quetico Provincial Park. Eighty plus miles of remote wilderness lies between....moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    When using our Jasper Lake Guest House as a winter base, guests can strap on a pair of back country skis or snowshoes and take off on your winter journey in any direction by trail or bush wacking. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Only 156 acres in size, Jasper Lake is a quiet and peaceful sky blue gem. A pleasant afternoon breeze drifts across the large north facing deck overlooking the lake. The view is spectacular. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large round oak table in front sun room, plus a breakfast table off the kitchen area for up to 4 guests. An outside picnic table is available as well....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Front load electric...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    A 40,000 btu wood heating fireplace with plenty of split firewood available....moreless

  • Heating:

    Outside wood fired boiler (by staff only!) provides forced air heat to guest house....moreless

  • Internet:

    free, no passwords. Can be fickle do to our remote location....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    For up to 12 guests...moreless

  • Living Room:

    One Sofa and seat face television and fire place. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample amount and right outside guest house. Boat trailer parking as well....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell phone service may or may not work....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    For up to 12 guests...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Top loading electric...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup electric...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Serving for up to 12 guests (dinner plates, salad/dessert plates, forks, spoons, butter and steak knives, bowls, mugs and glasses. There are serving dishes, mixing bowls and bake ware as well. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped for up to 12 people. There is a crock-pot, electric frying pan, hand held mixer, a rice cooker, a coffeemaker, and toaster. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Large wall mount above the stove....moreless

  • Oven:

    traditional electric oven found below 30' stove top....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We provide salt, pepper, coffee filters, dish, hand washing and laundry soap. We also have paper products such as toilet paper, paper towels and napkins. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    One standard size refrigerator with top freezer is located in the kitchen. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    30 inch electric...moreless

  • Toaster:

    2 slice...moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    A small 14 foot skiff with oars and anchor is available on Jasper Lake. Jasper Company does not rent outboard motors. Feel free to bring your own. (9.9 hp max. for this skiff)...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large 400 sq. foot deck off North side with picnic table plus there is an 8 X 16 foot covered porch off the south side....moreless

  • Golf:

    Ely Golf Course is located 17 miles away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Jasper Company has outdoor and water related equipment to rent. Guest House rental include 3 aluminum canoes with paddles, and life preservers. This is canoe country....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Located outside the south entrance is a wonderful fire pit area. There is a gravel walkway with two benches. Grab a cold one and talk of the day's events over the campfire....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    LP Gas Grill w/ Burner comes with the Guest House. A Charcoal Smoker available upon request. L.P. gas is provided....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    There is a Hand Built Wood Fired Cedar Sauna w/ Dressing Room. Use must be scheduled with owner and use is completely the choice of the customer. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn Colors
Sep 19 - Oct 13, 2015
3 night min stay
$245 $275
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,625

Changeover Day: Saturday


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $232 Nightly

MEA WeekEnd
Oct 14 - Oct 17, 2015
4 night min stay

$1,200
flat fee
Late Autumn
Oct 18 - Nov 6, 2015
3 night min stay
$200
$1,275

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $182 Nightly

1rst Week Deer Season
Nov 7 - Nov 13, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,299
flat fee
2nd Week Deer Season
Nov 15 - Nov 21, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,299
flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$285 $350
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,995

Changeover Day: Saturday


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $285 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 9.875%

Notes:

6.875% MN Sales Tax & 3% Ely Lodge Tax = 9.875% total tax. Rates are subject to change at any time until deposit received. Weekend Rates listed. 2 pets max. Contact us with shorter stays not starting on a Saturday. Consider packaging Jasper Company's canoeing, outfitting, fishing, tow boat, & guide services to maximize your experience!

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$500.00 down at reservation non-refundable, balance due on arrival for basic cabin rental. Packaged trips that include guide service, equipment rentals, and outfitting have different payment terms. Call or e-mail for more information.


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Location

100 Miles
Nearest Airport
Duluth
17 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Several in the Ely area
17 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ely Golf Course
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
HWY 169
17 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many Fine Dining Establishments
Ely
Nearest Ski
Back Country X-Country/ Groomed @ Hidden Valley

Car: Recommended

Our Guest House is located on the very edge of the BWCA Wilderness. It is fully equipped and our staff will do their best to provide all the little things that will make your vacation memorable.

It is very easy to access by vehicle, but looking north from the large front deck; the next road is 80 miles away, that's Canada's Highway 11, just miles of Northwoods and gorgeous views of Jasper Lake.

Using this as your base, there are over 36 easily accessible water bodies where you can enjoy superb fishing, great canoeing, and fun exploring ... in just a day trip. Many other pristine clear water lakes are available in the wilderness area where guests can paddle their canoe and/ or choose to go camping. So many outdoor adventure options to choose from, like testing your physical skills and take a 'Paddle Power Trip' for a day trip. You'll also enjoy swimming in these pristine lakes, and find many nearby US Forest Service maintained hiking trails, and great bicycling routes. This area is also one of the finest in the entire country for bird watching.

Ely is a winter wonderland too. The town officially rings in the 'Winter Season' on Thanksgiving night. All the shops open their doors and turn on their Christmas lights- welcoming visitors and the Christmas season. The lakes soon begin to freeze over and the forests get cloaked in a blanket of snow as Old Man Winter pushes Jack Frost southward.

Well groomed snowmobile trails crisscross northern Minnesota, from Minneapolis and Grand Rapids, with Ely as a major hub along the way. Come and visit, and you'll find that snowmobiles become the preferred choice of travel with many locals.

Like to Cross Country Ski? Both well groomed trails and back country skiing are available. Ely does have ski shops and winter apparel stores. Don't overlook the quality snowshoeing either.

Once we're in Winter's grip, Ely quickly becomes Dog Sled Capital, USA. These are fun filled trips - either by the day or overnight camping. There are several quality winter dog sled businesses ready to take you on this must do adventure.

How about icefishing? You'll have hundreds of lakes to auger holes and search for crappies, bluegills, yellow perch, walleyes, northern pike and lake trout. Local guides, eager and willing, are available along with comfy ice house rentals.

There are a few year round naturalists in the Ely area that would enjoy taking you out on a nature hike, a paddle, or a drive to show you Northwoods sights and wildlife. Many of these educational outings can be arranged as a half day or full day ventures.

Jasper Company can help you arrange these informative trips. Some offer photography ideas and classes.

During the ice free months, Ely is coined 'Canoetown, USA'; but Ely is also a wonderful, quaint small town with a grand reputation for the arts. Museums, studios and galleries abound and arts and craft stores are found everywhere. Just find a place to park your car and start walkin. Ely isn't big in size, just big in things to do! On any summer Tuesday night, the air is serenaded by the sound of 'Ely's Tuesday Night Live'; as local musicians take to the sidewalks and perform their talents. There is also a Farmers Market at Whiteside Park, where you can purchase fresh locally grown produce. There are also many local plays that perform regularly. When you're hungry, there's no shortage of great places to dine; from breakfasts to lunches to dinners; and a few bakeries and coffee shops to quench that sweet tooth and Java fix in between. You'll find local pubs and even a microbrewery where you can enjoy a cold one, visit with friends, or catch that ball game on the tube.

Have a Bucket List? - visit the International Wolf Center, the North American Bear Center, the Dorothy Molter Museum, the Soudan Underground Mine, Bois Forte Heritage Center and Cultural Museum, Ely Arts and Heritage Center, Sisu Heritage Homestead Tours, etc...

Gambling? You bet! Consider a fun evening at the Fortune Bay Casino located just 22 miles south of Ely on beautiful Lake Vermilion. Enjoy great food, lots of drinks, and the scent of money in the air.

Golf? ...bring your clubs. There are plenty of courses within 80 miles of our guest house. Check out WildNorthGolf on the internet.

Autumn Fishing? Numerous lakes abound with gamefish and tempt you to try your luck. With a bucket of minnows, slip bobbers and jigs; you can explore local waters for superb smallmouth bass angling, tangle with huge northern pike, stringer great tasting walleyes and scrappy black crappies.

Upland Hunting? NE Minnesota was rated #1 nationally for 2014 ruffed grouse drumming counts. We're experiencing an upswing in the cyclic grouse population. Bring your dogs and try your wingshooting skills within the thousands of acres of public lands surrounding our two guest houses. There's trails, logging roads and clearcuts, and beaver slough edges that abound in beaked hazel, alders, young aspen, wild rose and balsam thickets

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990

About the owner: Growing up in Ohio, Don Beans was fascinated by stories written of the vast Northwoods by various authors. One author in particular were those stories written by 'Jackpine' Bob Cary. Soon after high school, Don packed his belongings and headed 'Up North' to make his living as a guide and woodsman and 'livin' off the land'. He arrived in Ely during the April '83 thaw, where he started right away working at a local outfitting company preparing for the summer season. 'When I first arrived here in April '83, the moment I saw this place called the Northwoods; the place I read so much about growing up- I knew I was home.' Through the following years he worked at various resorts and outfitters until opening his own freelance guide business in 1988. In 1990, Don purchased the Jasper Lake homestead. That same year, he married Joan Kjorsvig. Both their dreams were turned into plans and thus the work began to achieve their goals which included the building of and outdoor adventure business.

Why the Owner Chose Ely:
We've all heard of 'Location, Location, and Location', and how important that is in marketing. The Jasper Lake Guest House is situated within some of the very finest angling found in the state of Minnesota, and it does overlook the finest canoe area (BWCA/ Quetico) in the country. Day trip options abound with over three dozen area lakes easily accessible, plus countless more for extended trips. Don, along with Joan and their family have relentlessly pursued their original dream and have since added various packages to their business ventures such as outfitting, equipment rental, and high quality lodging.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Early on in his guide years, Don recalls an old man approaching him one morning on a busy resort dock. The old timer eyed his as he readied a 19 square stern guide canoe for a day trip into Canada; and he commenced some small talk. Don learned that he was once a guide; a woodsman from yesteryear; and Don remember well his advice given, 'It's best to keep your guests warm and dry, keep them full of expectations, provide good honest advice, and make sure they are well fed. That's your only job. These woods and the waters will do the rest, ...the area will sell itself.' That was ,,,and still is good advice. When you're here, you'll find that this area is not just about the superb angling; but that it's really all about itself- the Northwoods. And it is impressive- the scenic views, the wildlife sightings, and it's about that relaxing feeling of experiencing pure remoteness. Jasper Lake shares in that feeling, it is a small quiet lake, a blue gem in the pine woods. Don and Joan raised their family here; they garden and grow vegetables here, they've raised chickens, enjoyed the companionship of several dogs, they hunt and fish the woods that surround them, they hike, ski and snowshoe the winter woods; and they literally built their home and lifestyle from the forests. They thoroughly enjoy the Northwoods life here and now they want to share it with you through their handcrafted Jasper Lake Guest House.


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Photos

  • 'Handcrafted from the surrounding forests.' Rough hewned and shiplapped boards.

    'Handcrafted from the surrounding forests.' Rough hewned and shiplapped boards.

  • Main Floor Bedroom w/ Two Twin Beds

    Main Floor Bedroom w/ Two Twin Beds

  • The newly remodeled Guest House kitchen. Fully equipped for twelve guests.

    The newly remodeled Guest House kitchen. Fully equipped for twelve guests.

  • Outside fire pit area is perfect for evening campfires, stories, and s'mores.

    Outside fire pit area is perfect for evening campfires, stories, and s'mores.

  • Another owner built lodge on nearby Jasper Creek. A fun day trip scenic paddle.

    Another owner built lodge on nearby Jasper Creek. A fun day trip scenic paddle.

  • Towboat loaded to take guests into the BWCA wilderness for a day fishing trip.

    Towboat loaded to take guests into the BWCA wilderness for a day fishing trip.

  • Guide and Owner, Don says, 'We have absolutely superb smallmouth bass angling.'

    Guide and Owner, Don says, 'We have absolutely superb smallmouth bass angling.'

  • These three young men with fishing gear had an incredible day on the water.

    These three young men with fishing gear had an incredible day on the water.

  • Fun Family Fishing! This youngster caught that fish on a day trip from the cabin

    Fun Family Fishing! This youngster caught that fish on a day trip from the cabin

  • The big group wanted a fish fry at the cabin. The camp guides knew where to go.

    The big group wanted a fish fry at the cabin. The camp guides knew where to go.

  • We have an ideal base for scenic autumn day trip forays into the wilderness.

    We have an ideal base for scenic autumn day trip forays into the wilderness.

  • Chickadee, our most common songbird at the feeders.

    Chickadee, our most common songbird at the feeders.

  • Main Floor Bedroom w/ One Full Size Bed

    Main Floor Bedroom w/ One Full Size Bed

  • Second Floor Bedroom / 2 Full Size Beds

    Second Floor Bedroom / 2 Full Size Beds

  • Oak Dining Table in Sun Room

    Oak Dining Table in Sun Room

  • Looking North over Jasper Lake, the next road is 80 miles away.

    Looking North over Jasper Lake, the next road is 80 miles away.

  • A loon nest on Jasper Lake. Awesome day trip adventures  with sights like this.

    A loon nest on Jasper Lake. Awesome day trip adventures with sights like this.

  • The camp canoe, ready for a day fishing trip on a nearby lake.

    The camp canoe, ready for a day fishing trip on a nearby lake.

  • Year after year, this Father & Daughter visits for the great service and fishing

    Year after year, this Father & Daughter visits for the great service and fishing

  • Don's daughter, Cindy Beans; with a September lake trout from an area lake.

    Don's daughter, Cindy Beans; with a September lake trout from an area lake.

  • Excellent Autumn angling. These 2 late October walleyes are destined for the pan

    Excellent Autumn angling. These 2 late October walleyes are destined for the pan

  • Northwoods Shorelunch! Your host, Don  has served over 1,400 in his 31 years.

    Northwoods Shorelunch! Your host, Don has served over 1,400 in his 31 years.

  • Day trip portage to a nearby lake. Fishing- Sightseeing-Exploring? Your choice!

    Day trip portage to a nearby lake. Fishing- Sightseeing-Exploring? Your choice!

  • Late winter/ Early spring icefishing for crappies- a favorite pastime.

    Late winter/ Early spring icefishing for crappies- a favorite pastime.

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