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Canned vacations are like canned food -- uninspiring. You deserve an authentic experience. Ski trips are common as creamed corn, but there's only one dogsled vacation package -- at Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge. Refresh, relax, rejuvinate in the sparkling snowscape of our northwoods winter. Enjoy our fun-loving guides, sumptuous meals, lovely lodging and our furry 4-legged friends. We'll keep you warm, cozy & smiling! Our guests consistently rank Wintergreen as their "BEST VACATION EVER."

FLASH NEWS We've got SNOW!  An EARLY WINTER is well underway. Book your trip now!

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For over 35 years! ...we've offered these dogsled options:

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Which to choose?  Start by considering our most popular option, which is outlined below:

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Deluxe 4-Night Dogsled Vacation Package

  • Offered each Wednesday to Sunday, December through March
  • Best suited for couples or pairs, open to complete beginners
  • Features 3 days of guided "Mush Your Own Team" dogsledding fun
  • Includes all meals, lodging, guides, dogteams, gear -- everything!

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And There's More....

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, the magical dancing Northern Lights 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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A Global Top Spot
Easy to Get here & Easy to Dress for

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National Geographic ranks our northwoods among "the world's most beautiful places." Getting here is easy. Flights from anywhere connect through Minneapolis (or Chicago) to our Duluth airport. From there, the Ely Shuttle van will bring you to our lodge (OR car rentals from Minneapolis are cheap & the drive is scenic!)

Gearing up for your trip is easy. We'll guide you through your clothing needs and, if needed, outfit you with our rental parkas, snow pants & warm boots. OR purchase our  Wintergreen Northern Wear "Made-in-Ely" 4-season jackets, pants & tops at your guest-discount pricing.  We also offer warm mitts, hats, socks & thermalwear in all sizes.

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Our Founders Paul and Susan Schurke

It's a Family Affair
(for the love of dogs!)

Meet our founders: Paul & Susan Schurke with Bria, Peter & Berit. You'll be in good, warm hands -- Susan crafts her own Wintergreen Northern Wear clothing line. Paul, an author & educator, received the "Explorers Award", Outside Magazine's "Adventurer of the Year" award & the "Environmental Hero" award by the national Wilderness Society. Wintergreen has been ranked among:

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

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"a Top 6 U.S. adventure lodge"

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"The perfect dogsled destination"

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"Best in the business"

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"A Top 10 Minnesota lodge"

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"A Top 10 adventure bargain"

Wintergreen supports preserving wildlands & enabling disadvantaged people to enjoy nature with two non-profits we helped found: SaveTheBoundaryWaters.org

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Ready to enjoy what our guests tell us is their "best vacation ever"? Call us anytime toll-free: 877-753-3386 (877 Sled Fun). If Yukon answers, tell him you're looking for one of our 2- legged staff. We hope to share a Wintergreen experience with you!

 

Contact us anytime, we’re happy to answer all your questions!

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