HAND CRAFTED FROM THE SURROUNDING FORESTS

Cindy Beans

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Three Bedrooms W/ 1 And 1/2 Bathrooms. Superb Angling & Outdoor Adventure Base

This beautifully hand crafted guest house was built from big red and white pine logs that we cut from the Lake One forests and 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 Queen 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.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Cindy Beans (Owner)
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About Cindy Beans

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.

Cindy Beans purchased this house in 1990

Why Cindy Beans 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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Hand Crafted From the Surrounding Forests
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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Hand Crafted From the Surrounding Forests
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+1 218 365 6010
Ely Minnesota
Flossmoor, IL/USA
5

Wonderful Weekend

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful way to spend a long weekend! From the moment we were picked by Don and taken to the Guest House, your mood elevates and you begin to relax. The accommodations at the Guest House are exceptional - clean and well-furnished with noticeable details. And, a washer and dryer!! Once you step out onto the deck to enjoy that first evening glass of wine, it becomes apparent that you are in the north woods. It is so peaceful, tranquil, and quiet, and the scenery overlooking the lake is spectacular. Every morning we were up and ready to face a full day of fishing - not, however, without first enjoying one of the bakery's delicious muffins supplied to us every morning. After several 'catches' it was time to pull up to a campsite and set up for the shore lunch. Obviously, the fish couldn't be any fresher, but Don's preparation of all that went with the fish was absolutely delicious all the way through - you guessed it - wonderful desserts from the bakery. We fished the rest of every afternoon with very full bellies!

I would highly recommend staying at the Jasper Lake Guest House any chance you get. Don is an experienced fisherman with a great knowledge of the area. And just a really nice guy. We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. I have as much fun as you two. We sure appreciate your kind words regarding our guest house and our guided fishing trips. See you next year! - Don
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Hand Crafted From the Surrounding Forests
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p446338vb
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Ely Minnesota
Cleveland, MN
5

Feddema Family

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed here for a couple years now and it is excellent. The fishing, the hospitality, the food, everything is awesome. We look forward to coming every year. The Bean's are super nice and will do anything for you to have a good stay. If your looking for a good time, good fishing, and great adventure definitely come here,
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful feedback. Your group is a lot of fun, but they're growing up way too fast. It's a joy to see them learning and enjoying the outdoors and we're glad to be a part of that. Next year will be here faster than you think. See you all then. -Don
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Ely Minnesota
La Porte City, IA
5

Gates Family

  • 5 of 5
If you are currently looking for a place to discover the boundary waters stop looking and book your vacation in this cabin. We had a one week stay at the cabin and can't find a way to be happier. Mr. Beans and his entire family made us feel like we were one of the family. The Cabin provides perfect comfort and is supplied so all you have to do is visit the grocery store and you are ready to go. Don stopped down to make sure the next days plans were set and we had no issues every single day we were there. We have 3 kids ages 12, 8 and 7 and they all loved fishing with Don and Matt on our first day up there. Last day at the cabin Matt and Cindy took us out fishing and again we had a great day. We try to go to a different place of the Country every year and the kids are already trying to find a way for us to go back so we can fish with Don, Matt and Cindy again, but we found fishing to be just a part of this experience. When we got back home and shared our Boundary Water experience with family and friends the kids were so excited to tell everyone how we had a shore lunch, how Matt slowed the tow boat down so we could see all the bald eagles, how much fun we had taking fishing trips with the whole family and just having fun talking on the lake. We caught more fish than we needed to, but even if all you get done is sitting in canoe viewing this amazing place, and meeting this family you will be happy with your experience. Bottom line you might be able to find a nicer place to stay I did not see the entire area, but good luck finding a family operation that will provide you the value this amazing family did for us. Book the cabin then tell these guys to take you out on the lake and guide you or they will drop the canoes off and let you spend the day. It costs extra, but when I got back I had a friend remind me what it cost him to go to Disneyland. This was a way more valuable experience for the entire family we will never go to Disneyland we will go back to Ely, MN and fish with Don. Thank You Don, Matt, and Cindy we could not have had a better time. Jason, Jen, Hannah, Aubrey, and Tyler "your bobber is down"
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Ely Minnesota
Maple Grove, MN
5

Molkenthin family

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful relaxing vacation at the Jasper Lake house. We enjoyed sitting out on the large deck enjoying the scenery and sounds of nature. We had a great fishing adventure with Don and he kept to his word on us bringing back walleye and we did!

Thank you to Don and his family for being so helpful and making our stay very comfortable.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Good Evening to the whole family!
Thank you for the wonderful response here on VRBO, we sure enjoyed your stay with us as well. It was a pleasure taking you fishing, even the rain storm was alright; it made the walleyes bite. Again, thank you for the visit and we hope to see you 'Up North' again. - Don Beans
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Ely Minnesota
Long Prairie, Minnesota
5

Late to bed, early to rise, fish all day without all the lies.

  • 5 of 5
I'll review a few of the things about this stay to better break down the fun.

First; the cabin. The cabin is spectacular, Don has made a gem of a stay out in the woods here and its growing. The facilites are excellent, the view is superb and the hospitality is five star. The cabin is situated just 15 minutes outside of Ely, it has very comfortable and clean arrangement for 12 people. The place is full of window which we really like to have open to hear the loons. We did have a cold rainy day and started a fire in the fireplace which was lovely. We also had our 91 year old granny with us who was able to easily come and go from restroom to bathroom. All handicap accessable/


Hospitality-Don and Matt are at every beckon call and really made us feel at home. If we did have a request they were answered in short order. Don had wood for campfires at the ready and a fryer for fish on our doorstep even bafore the fish were filleted, which Don and Matt also did.

Fishing- Jasper lake seems to be good for a bit of light fishing, its very pretty for sight seeing. We did spot a moose a dusk when we took a boat ride around the lake for fun. Don and Matt do guide and gave us great tips for our non guided trips that we took. We caught pike and small mouth and one very nice 27 inch walleye. Don and Matt charged very reasonably for a tow to another lake and helped us portage our canoe once we got there.

Ely- this is a fun little town to eat and shop if you have never been to before. Lots of things for the non-fisher people to do. The cabin is just a short trip away.

All in all this was a great stay and we hope to plan a trip here every year!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank You for the very nice posting regarding our Jasper Lake Guest House and our personal service. We are glad you had such a great experience and we enjoyed having you and your group visit. We'll look forward to next year's visit and Matt and I will get you into more area lakes to fish and explore.
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Ely Minnesota
hinsdale illinois
5

SIMPLY THE BEST ALL AROUND PACKAGE IN THE NORTHWOODS BAR NONE......

  • 5 of 5
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE BEST NORTHWOODS EXPERINCE YOU CAN STOP RIGHT HERE, JASPER CREEK OUTFITTERS AND DON GIVES IT ALL. I HAVE BEEN A CUSTOMER FOR 20 PLUS YEARS, AND THIS OUTFITTER IS THE BEST. THE ACCOMIDATIONS ARE BETTER THAN MOST HOMES, AND THE FISHING IS OFF THE CHARTS. I AM A HUNTING AND FISHING FANATIC, OBESSED YOU COULD SAY. I AM HARD TO PLEASE AND MY EXPECTATIONS ARE OFF THE CHARTS. THESE GUYS EXCEED EVERY TIME. HATS OFF TO THEM. IF YOUR SERIOUS ABOUT CATCHING FISH AND HAVING A GREAT EXPERINCE YOU NEED TO FISH JUST ONCE WITH DON. THE GUEST HOUSE HAS 100 MILLION DOLLAR VIEWS OVER JASPER LAKE, MANY EVENINGS ARE SPENT ON THE DECK WITH A FINE GLASS OF WINE AND A GREAT CIGAR WATCHING SUNSETS.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

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

This cabin is located on the very edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Our hand hewn guest house was built from the surrounding forests by owner, Don Beans. The guest house has all the little things that will make your vacation memorable from a family sized crock-pot to a variety of board games ready to entertain on rainy days.

Looking north from the large 400 sq. foot deck; the next road is 80 plus miles away- and that's Canada's Highway 11. There's not a structure that lies between, just remote Northwoods wilderness and gorgeous views of Jasper Lake. Be prepared for breathtaking sunsets.

From this Guest House base, there are over three dozen easily accessible water bodies where guests can enjoy superb fishing, great canoeing, and fun exploring- all in just a day trip. Hundreds of other pristine clear water lakes are available in the wilderness area where guests can paddle their canoe and go camping. Reserving our beautiful hand crafted guest house will offer you many outdoor adventure options to choose from.

This area is an outdoor recreation mecca. You'll enjoy swimming in these pristine lakes, and you'll find many nearby US Forest Service maintained hiking trails, and some great bicycling routes. This area is one of the finest in the country for bird watching as well.

Yes, 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 guests, visitors, and of course- Jack Frost. Soon afterwards the lakes freeze over and the forests get cloaked in a blanket of snow.

Take note- Well groomed snowmobile trails crisscross northern Minnesota, and Ely is a major hub. Come and visit, and you'll find that snowmobiles become the preferred choice of travel with many locals.

Do you like to Cross Country Ski? Add in the Northwoods. 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.

Did you know- 'Ely is coined the Dog Sled Capital'. These are fun filled trips - by the day, overnight, camping. There are several high quality winter dog sled businesses ready to take you on that adventure. Put this on your Bucket List!

How about wetting a line through the ice? Ice fishermen have literally hundreds of lakes to drill 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.

Ely is a wonderful, quaint small town with a 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 walking, Ely isn't big in size, just big in things to do! On any summer Tuesday night; the air is serenaded by musicians performing on the sidewalks - coined 'Ely's Tuesday Night Live'. There are many local plays that perform regularly. You'll get hungry and there are 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 a microbrewery to enjoy a cold one, visit with friends, or catch that game on the tube.

All in all, the Ely area and surrounding Northwoods is a great place to visit and we hope you choose to hang your hat at our Jasper Lake Guest House.

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Availability & Rates

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Ely House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn Colors
Sep 13 2014 - Oct 3 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$240
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,512
 
 
Late Autumn
Oct 4 2014 - Nov 21 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,260
 
 
Winter/Holiday Season
Nov 22 2014 - Mar 6 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$240
From
$260
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,428
 
 
Late Winter
Mar 7 2015 - May 8 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$190
$1,197
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$270
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,890
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 9.88%
Notes Taxes are 6.875% MN Sales Tax and 3% Ely Lodging Tax combined for 9.875% total tax charge. Rates are subject to change at any time until confirmation with a credit card and deposit received. Weekend Rates are listed. Contact us with shorter stays not starting on a Saturday. Consider packaging some of our other services provided by the Jasper Company during your reservation.
Cash, Personal Check, Money Order, Credit Card (Mastercard/Visa)
$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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Amenities

Amenities

Ely House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1994 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Stove ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Oven ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Second Floor Bathroom - toilet , Has a toilet and handwashing sink, plus extra linen storage.
    Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , Has a sink, washer & dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main Floor Bedroom #1 - 2 twin/ single , Sleeps up to 2
    Main Floor Bedroom #2 - 1 queen , Sleeps up to 2
    Second Floor - 3 double , 2 twin/ single , Sleeps up to 8
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • 7 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • hunting
Notes:
Our handcrafted Jasper Lake Guest House is just one facet of our outdoor adventure based operation. Guide Services, Equipment Rentals, Outfitted Canoe Trips, Canoe Rentals, and Tow Boat Service are also offered. A wide range of package trips are available.
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