Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge1101 Ringrock Rd
Ely, MN 55731
Since 1987, Wintergreen has provided lodge-based dog sledding vacations and dogsled camping trips. Mush your own team of our friendly Canadian Eskimo dogs on beautiful northwoods trails with training by our expert guides. Lovely lakeshore lodging & fine meals by our house chef. Open to all ages, no experience needed, clothing & boots available. Youth, family & group discounts. Cited as "best in the business" by National Geographic Adventure.
Mush a team of our friendly, beautiful Eskimo dogs in northern Minnesota's spectacular border country on guided vacation trips. You'll be in good hands-- Wintergreen is the nation's only lodge devoted exclusively to dog sledding and it's directed by Paul Schurke, one of the top winter skills experts. Winter is what we're all about -- we do it very well! Wintergreen offers a dog sledding experience to suit all ages and interests: Our Lodge-to-Lodge Dogsled Vacation Packages are suited for persons ages 8 to 80 and require no experience or gear. On these unique get-aways, you'll drive a dogteam on wilderness trails each day accompanied by our guides & naturalists. Each evening you'll enjoy great northwoods cabins and fine meals prepared by our chef. Offered in 3- or 4-night itineraries, standard or deluxe packages.Our Beginning Dogsled Camping Trips are 5-night comprehensive winter camping courses suited for complete beginners. You'll spend your first two nights at Wintergreen learning dogsledding, snowshoeing, skiing and winter camping skills. Then with our guides you'll enjoy a 3-day, 2-night trek exploring the boundary wilderness -- capped off with a final festive evening back at Wintergreen. Lots of learning and lots of fun.Our Advanced Camping Trips and our Arctic Treks get you deeper into the wilderness by dogsled, ski and snowshoe, and offer more in-depth skills instruction. These 1- to 2-week trips are suited for persons who've had previous summer or winter camping experience. They are truly outstanding adventures and they're often led by Wintergreen director Paul Schurke.
all-inclusive vacation package available (food, lodging, guides, gear, dogs, etc).
- Eco-friendly landscape/facility design
- Eco-friendly purchasing practices
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Organic or local food & beverage choices
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Water conservation/wastewater management plan
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 13 reviews
I've always wanted to go dog sledding. Although, my idea was to go for a few hours and say I did it. For my 60th birthday my wife gave me a four day trip to Wintergreen with my son, and I am sure...
— Coopers_Crew, January 24, 2020
Awesome experience for the Entire Family. We spent Christmas with Wintergreen this year and it was a great Holiday. We had 3 sleds for a family of five and a 5 Star Guide (Brian), The Dogs (Mother...
— Gina G, March 29, 2019
Despite my apprehension about sleeping outdoors in single digits on a frozen lake, I would strongly recommend Wintergreens beginners dog sled camping trip in the boundary waters. The scenery was...
— dktiemann, December 23, 2018
This was one of the most fun vacations we've had in a long time. Mornings we were welcomed to come along and feed and water the dogs. Then after a delicious breakfast we set harnessed our dogs and...
— Steve J, January 14, 2016
I planned this trip for my two young children and I. From the very first email response from Paul to my initial inquiry, I knew it would be good. BUT, I didn't know HOW good! Paul, Susan, Jerritt...
— Amy F, March 10, 2015