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Canned vacations are like canned food -- uninspiring. You deserve an authentic experience to recharge and rejuvenate. While ski trips are as common as clover the world over, there's only one dogsled vacation package. That's here at Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge. Refresh and relax in the sparkling snowscape of a northwoods winter. Enjoy our fun-loving guides, sumptuous meals, lovely lodging and our furry 4-legged friends.

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We've been around 35 years! we offer many dogsledding options, from day trips to camping adventures to Arctic expeditions. But here's our most popular (& cushy!) offering, just for you, no experience needed (see below):

Deluxe 4-Night Dogsled Vacation Package

  • Offered each p.m. Wed. to a.m. Sun. Dec. thru March
  • Suited for couples or pairs (up to 6 guests max per trip)
  • Features 3 days of guided "Mush Your Own Team" dogsledding
  • Includes all meals, lodging, guides, dogteams, gear
  • Open to complete beginners & all ages, from youth to seniors!

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And There's More....

4nighttrip.jpg Your itinerary includes a visit to Ely's famous International Wolf Center, a chance to try some skiing, snowshoeing & our Finnish wood-fired sauna, northwoods stories around the fireplace, and, with a little luck, a view of the magical dancing Aurora in our stunning night sky.

But our beloved dogs are sure to steal the show: they're friendly, handsome, love to be petted and love to pull.

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We're tucked away in a place National Geographic ranks among the most beautiful on the planet. But you'll have no trouble getting here. Flights from anywhere connect through Minneapolis to Duluth. Ely Shuttle Service will whisk you from there to our winter wonderland.

And you'll have no trouble preparing for your trip. Warm & Cozy Clothing Company has rental parkas, snow pants & boots waiting for you in all sizes.

Our Founders Paul and Susan SchurkeYou'll be in good, warm hands. Susan designs & produces her own line of award-winning Wintergreen apparel. Paul, an author & educator, received the "Explorers Award" and Outside Magazine's "Adventurer of the Year" award and the "Environmental Hero" award by the national Wilderness Society. Their Wintergreen guide team has been heaped with accolades by National Geographic, Good Morning America, NBC Today Show, Public Television and Public Radio:

  • Minnesota's "Top 10 Lodges,"
  • America's "Top 6 Adventure Lodges,"
  • "10 Best Adventure Travel Bargains”
  • "Top 10 Small Outdoor Businesses"

Paul is also a nationally-recognized speaker whose motivational and adventure talks have been featured by the National Association of Campus Activities.  Learn more about Paul's 2015 speaking presentations HERE

We give 1% of our sales and at least 1% of our time to preserving wild & beautiful places and enabling disadvantaged people to visit them.

Happy Trails!

Happy Trails Ready to enjoy what our guests repeatedly tell us is their "best vacation ever"? Click here for more details on our Deluxe Dogsled Vacation or call us at 877-753-3386 (877 Sled Fun). If Yukon answers, tell him you're looking for one of our 2- legged staff. Or if you'd like to peruse our whole array of dogsledding options, click here for our homepage. We hope to share a Wintergreen experience with you!

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