Cozy Yurt nestled in the north woods of Ely Mn, Enjoy a Winter Odyssey

Winter Odyssey

  • 4 days dog sledding
  • 3 nights in a cozy northwoods lodge
  • 2 nights at our backcountry yurt
  • Premier style – you drive your own team the entire trip
  • Spectacular Night Run
  • Explore over 80 miles of the Superior National Forest and Boundary Waters wilderness by dog team
  • Physically active and adventurous trip
  • Perfect for individuals and couples, no previous experience needed

go into the boundary waters with a team of dogs and spend the night in a yurt

Winter Odyssey

This is it! The Ultimate Dog Sled Adventure.

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I am writing this in the summer, trying to come up with words that will entice you onto this trip. Simply put this trip will give you the exposure to dogsledding experiences the way we, who run dogs all the time, do. The diversity of terrain and types of activities is what I do when I am training a team to run a race. It is what I take my children on as I train them to be mushers. It is also a trip you will not find anywhere else. We have a perfect set up to make a trip like this happen that others do not. Below is the regular text:

The Ultimate Trip

Experience the ultimate in dog mushing: the magic of dog sledding under the night sky. The Winter Odyssey features a wide variety of sled dog experiences and four full days of mushing, all in premier style — you drive your own dog team. An overview on the first evening is followed by an introductory day trip with the sled dogs, returning to the lodge at night. Spend your first day getting aquainted with the dogs and winter, knowing you will be back at your room to readjust and relax.

The following morning, pack your overnight bag in the sled, and we’ll head out on a three-day, two-night mushing trip. Explore frozen lakes and snowy forest trails as you drive your dog team to our remote yurt camp for a two-night stay. Spend the evenings in the cozy yurt or head out for a moonlit hike and look for the northern lights. Fall asleep watching the stars through the yurt skylight or listening to the dogs answer a distant wolf call.

Enjoy the Boundary Waters Wilderness Area by Dog Sled

On your third day, remote, lively, single track routes combine with awe inspiring scenery as we glide past old growth pines, glacier-carved lakes and otter-tracked swamps. Conditions permitting, we’ll venture in to the Boundary Water’s Wilderness, making fresh tracks across remote untracked lakes and through secluded boreal forests.

Lodge & Yurt Camping

What makes the Winter Odyssey so unique is the last day of sledding. We start by doing nothing. You get the morning off to relax at the yurt, read, sleep in, go snowshoeing…by this point you’ve earned it. We’ll serve a brunch worthy of the northwoods logging camp lore. Then it is time to head out on the trail for our fourth day of mushing. We’ll pause on a secluded lake for dinner, and serve up grilled steaks (or stuffed portabellas) over a fire.

Amazing Dog Sled Night Run

As dusk gives way to the night, you’ll mush home to the kennel with that magical winter sky overhead and moon shadows dancing along the trail. As your night vision takes hold, you’ll see the world with a new lens. Some describe the night run as feeling like flying – a magical whirlwind of sensations to culminate the trip. Guests who have just completed the night run are simply in awe of the experience. Its caps the trip with a grand finale.

This trip has more diversity of dog sledding experiences than you will find anywhere else!

 

Double Occupancy Single Supplement Nights / Days 2017-2018 Dates Reservation
$2,195 /person  Group Rates: for 4 or more on solo sled trips, take 15% off per person. $210 / Person 5 / 4 Dec 27-Jan 1

Jan 7-12

Jan 21-26

 

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Trip Itinerary
  1. Group welcome dinner and trip orientation.
  2. Following breakfast, arrive at the kennel and meet your traveling companions. We’ll teach you the essentials of driving a sled, harnessing dogs and then be off on a day trip. Novices and veterans alike will gain confidence throughout the day. Return to the lodge.
  3. Travel day ending at the yurt.
  4. Travel day returning to the yurt.
  5. Sleep in, relax in the yurt, or explore the area woods – fantastic brunch followed by dogsledding the rest of the day, dinner on a lake, and mushing back to the kennel in the dark, under the moon. Dessert and stories at the kennel. Stay overnight back at the lodge.
  6. Breakfast and depart.
Group size: 3-5 guests with 1-2 guides.