Wolf Cabin is Wilderness Wind's smallest and most secluded cabin on the shore of Lake Armstrong. This adorable one bedroom cabin with kitchenette and kitchen table is at the end of the road and is quiet and private but has access to all the amenities of the Wilderness Wind resort. The kitchen sink has cold running water and a half refrigerator, a stove, and a microwave. Hot showers, lavatory sinks, and latrine toilets are a short walk though lively birch woods in the bathhouse. Down the grassy path in front is the swimming area with lakeside seating for sunset viewing, access to canoes and kayaks, and a fire pit for bonfires. This cabin is a special intimate place for a couple looking for a romantic getaway from which to base hiking and biking on the Mesabi Trail and day trip canoeing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Shopping for apparel, outdoor gear, and local art can be found in Ely as well as some really fine quality dining experiences. Want to get away alone and get in tough with nature and your quiet side? This a great solo cabin for journaling, photography day trips, working on art or planning projects, catching up on your reading, or just plain relaxing in a beautiful natural setting.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 - 3 nights
Wolf Cabin sleeps 2 in a secluded setting on the shore of Lake Armstrong.
Owner / Property Manager
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 15, 2018
About Owner / Property Manager
Wilderness Wind is owned and operated by Chicago Voyagers, a nonprofit that provides outdoor active experiences to urban youth that would not otherwise have access to such opportunities. Youth participate in biking, hiking, rock climbing, camping, and river and lake canoe paddling trips. Included are trips into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness that include wilderness canoeing, portaging, outdoor meal preparation, camping, wayfinding, and appreciation of the unique habitats of the BWCAW. Kids develop self confidence and are specifically taught leadership and teamwork skills. Your stay at our cabin helps support these programs! Thanks!
Owner / Property Manager purchased this Cabin in 2015
Why Owner / Property Manager chose Ely
Staying at our rustic cabins offers guests a chance to experience the same flora and fauna of the Boundary Waters that the youth participants experience but with the comfort of comfortable beds, kitchens, and nearby hot showers and toilets in the bath house. Guests can paddle canoes on the lake and enjoy a campfire, hear the call of loons, enjoy sunsets over the water, and in doing so, feel a little closer to our natural world.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The cabin was all we needed for comfort and privacy. The lake was breathtaking especially the beautiful sunsets. Enjoyed watching the ducks, muskrats and listening to the loons singing. We were treated like family by everyone in camp. Great experience and certainly worth coming back, which we will do.
Great place with a great purpose
We have been going up to Ely for many years but had never heard of Wilderness Wind. Simple and clean, laid back with a great location for visiting the BWCA. We loved having a group from Chicago Voyagers " in camp" with us and appreciate the opportunity Wilderness Wind is providing young people to get out into the woods. We will be back.
Perfect for a weekend away
My husband and I came to the Ely area for a weekend away. We chose Wilderness Wind randomly for the price and location. I'm so glad we did! We loved our Wolf cabin. It has just what you need including a beautiful view of the lake form the cabin window. We were greeted warmly and knew the basics from reading the binder in the cabin. We used the kayaks that are available to guests to zoom around the lake. We saw loons and other water fowl. The group campfire each night brought most guests together to talk or just look out on the sunset. We will definitely be back!
We shall return!!
The wolf cabin was the coolest of them all for the two of us. One room, one bed, range, mic, refrigerator. Lots of windows ( nice breeze). We left the windows open the entire stay. We've never stayed on a lake before so this was pretty nice. Didn't see Sasquatch but we saw Loons! At Jay's advice, our first bicycle ride took us through a small tunel of trees and onto an old railroad bed where we found lots of rasberries,(picked and ate 'em). Another ride on a hunk of the Mesabi trail, we found lots of blue berries,(picked and ate 'em). We really like the area up here. Jay's a cool cat to shoot the breeze with as is Dan-who we met the last night there! We learned alot obout the place from these two guys. Mighty layed back and we like that! You'll have to experience it yourself to find out what a cool place this is! Thanks alot Jay for the evening breeze shootin' sessions!
Charming getaway, close to outdoor activities, but cozy enough to stay put all day.
This is a charming one-room cabin nestled in the back of an old resort that was recently taken on by a nonprofit, Chicago Voyagers. The resort is very laid back, but offers nightly gatherings at a group campfire with at least one of the camp hosts.
I loved staying in Wolf cabin, as it was set back from the rest of the property, and still had a lake view to wake up to. The building itself has a rustic design that made me feel I was in a different era. There is electricity and water, but the sink only pours cold water, and the sink drain empties outside into a 5 gallon bucket that you must periodically empty. The bathhouse does have hot/cold faucets and showers, but the toilets are latrine style (vault style). I wasn't aware of this until we arrived, but it wasn't a problem at all for us. I counted, and the bathhouse was about 50 steps from the cabin door, along a cleared trail. They also provide towels and linens, though we had brought our own. I was extremely impressed with all the hooks hanging in both the cabin and bathhouse--it made it easy to manage 5 days worth of 2 people's clothes in a small space.
While there, we had free use of the resort's canoes and kayaks. We canoed the lake at sunset and kayaked in the early morning. We sat on the dock reading, and enjoyed cooking in the little kitchen. It had everything we needed for pans/plates/utensils, plus coffeemaker.
At night we were treated to the sounds of thunderstorms, which was my favorite aspect. This place is a hidden gem that touched us with its beauty and peacefulness. I only hope it won't book up too soon next year, as we can't wait to go back.
We loved it here...so beautiful and the cabin is quaint. Hospitality by Jay and Dan was great-felt very welcoming-they always made sure we had all we needed.
We definitely will return!
Wonderful—Lake Armstrong is always available to you anytime 😎