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Hand Crafted Home from the Surrounding Forest is Perfect for Family & Groups

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


Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Remodeled & New Amenities Added for 2017 Summer Guests! Book Today!

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 accommodates 10 guests. The Guest House is fully equipped with all the amenities that your home-away-from-home needs: dishes, bed linens, towels and washcloths provided for up to 12 guests. Two downstairs bedrooms, both with one Double bed, new sheets, pillows and down comforters. Upstairs two Full beds and two Twin beds along with a half bathroom separating the spaces. A sitting area and a game table allows separate entertaining areas for larger groups. The downstairs full bathroom has a standup shower with a washer and dryer. There is a fully equipped kitchen with an outside L.P. gas grill.

The sitting area has a real wood heating fireplace, and the dining area is located in the sun room overlooking the lake. 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 and smores. 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.

Located a quick 15 minutes from Ely's city center, you can have the best of both worlds staying in the Jasper Guest House! The location is prime for trips into the coveted BWCAW but close enough to town for any and all activities and events you'd like to attend!


Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1994 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed:

    with consideration for the property & neighbors. ...moreless

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Staff


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Main Floor Bedroom #2: 1 double

    Sleeps up to 2...moreless

  • Main Floor Bedroom #1: 1 double

    Sleeps up to 2...moreless

  • Second Floor: 2 double, 2 twin/ single

    Sleeps up to 6...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


  • DVD Player:

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

  • Games:

    Assorted Board Games and Cards available...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist 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 down near the water and then a 100 foot path to the lake. ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The shoreline is a downhill walk on a driveway. Three canoes are included with the house rental. There is a small sand beach, dock and swim raft. No lifeguards are on duty. 716 feet of shoreline....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 their back country skis or snowshoes and take off on your winter journey in any direction by trail or lake....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

  • Waterfront:

    Peaceful setting with cedar trees and fir trees. Small sand beach and dock. Our boat landing is minimal at best, OK for small 12-16 foot fishing boats with smaller size motors 2hp- 25hp....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 10.375%


7.375% MN Sales Tax & 3% Ely Lodge Tax = 10.375% total tax. Rates are subject to change at any time until deposit received. Weekend Rates listed. 2 pets (dogs only) max. Contact us for shorter stays not starting on a Saturday. Consider packaging Jasper Company's canoeing, outfitting, fishing, tow boat, & guide services to maximize your experience!

Cash, Personal Check, Credit Card (Mastercard/Visa/Discover)

50% due at reservation, balance due 30 days prior to start date for basic cabin rental. PC does not hold reservation until bank confirmed, allow approx. two weeks. Package trips that include guide service, equipment rentals, and outfitting will be invoiced for payment before departure.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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100 Miles
Nearest Airport
16.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Several in the Ely area
17 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ely Golf Course
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
HWY 169
16.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many Fine Dining Establishments
Ely, MN, USA
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.

Using the Guest House 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, 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: I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Hospitality Management. In 2014, I completed a Master's degree in Sustainable Tourism Development from Arizona State University. My studies included internships with the Biltmore Estates in Asheville, North Carolina, The StockFarm Club in Hamilton, Montana and The Hotel Sofitel in Bloomington, Minnesota. I also studied Wine and Food Pairing at the Universitat de les illes Balears of Palma de Mallorca, Spain. In my free time I enjoy camping, fishing and hunting; some of my most treasured memories are from BWCA and Quetico canoe trips. Since moving back to my hometown of Ely, I have taken over the daily operations of my family's business, the Jasper Company, and am heavily involved in the Ely Chamber of Commerce and the Tourism Bureau as well as various other non-profits in our area.

Why the Owner Chose Ely, MN, USA:
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. I, along with my family have relentlessly pursued my father's 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, my father, 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 great advice. My experiences allow me to contribute to the family business an added level of hospitality and concierge services. I want you to have the best vacation possible! Let me know if you have any questions or requests and I will do my best to make them a reality. My parents, Don and Joan raised me and my siblings on this property; 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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Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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

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

  • Second Floor Bedroom / 2 Full Size Beds

    Second Floor Bedroom / 2 Full Size Beds

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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