Feed your soul with REAL fun

Canned vacations are like canned food -- uninspiring. You deserve an authentic experience. Ski trips are common as can be, 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 who love to pull. We'll keep you warm, cozy & smiling! Our guests consistently rank Wintergreen as their "BEST VACATION EVER."

Sorry! WE ARE FULLY BOOKED FOR THIS SEASON. Email us if you'd like to be on our "Sneak Preview" list to receive advance notice this spring of next season's schedule & get 'first dibs' on your preferred trip date.
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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:


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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Easy to Get here & Easy to Dress for


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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Thank you for your inquiry. We will respond as soon as possible. We hope to share a Wintergreen experience with you.  Happy trails! Paul & Sue Schurke & the Wintergreen crew, toll-free 877-753-3386 (SLED FUN)




Thanks for a GREAT 2017 dogsled trips season!  We're now completing our Winter 2018 Schedule for release before the end of May.  Call or email us if you'd like to be on our 'sneak preview' list to receive an advance copy and get 'first dibs' on popular trip dates before they fill fast when we post them!  info(at)dogsledding.com  877-753-3386.


Here's why National Geographic rates our 4-night Dogsled Vacations a "Top Bucket List, Must-Do" experience:

  • You'll drive your own dogteam on a scenic variety of beautiful northwoods trails accompanied by our expert guides
  • You'll enjoy lovely lakeshore lodging with fabulous views & fireplaces
  • You'll savor mouth-watering meals: We're famous for great food!
  • Optional skiing, ski-jouring, snowshoeing, Finnish sauna & a visit to Ely's world-famous International Wolf Center 
  • Suitable for most all ages, no dogsled experience or gear needed, rental parkas & boots available in all sizes

For over 30 years, Wintergreen, Ely, MN, has offered lodge-based dog sledding vacations and dogsled camping adventures. We're the world's foremost dogsledding center & the only resort devoted exclusively to dog mushing. Follow our fun-luvin', tail-waggin' world on Facebook.

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Here's what the experts say about Wintergreen:

  • National Geographic.com says: 'Mush with the Best' at Wintergreen"
  • DigitalCity: Selected us among "Coolest Alternatives to Skiing!"
  • Outside magazine: Ranked us in "Top 10" small outdoor businesses
  • SmarterTravel.com: Ranked us in "10 Best Adventure Travel Bargains"
  • PBS-TV: Selected us among Top 6 "Adventure Lodges" 
  • Good Morning America: Rated us a "Perfect Destination" for dogsledding
  • History Channel: Filmed us for a documentary March 2016
  • Minnesota Monthly: Featured us on their cover February 2015 
  • Nikon Photo: Featured us among their Mentor Worldwide Treks 2014
  • NBC Today Show: Featured us in January 2013 Inaugural Event coverage
  • National Geographic Traveler: Featured us in November 2013
  • Minnesota Monthly: Selected us among 2011's "Top Ten" lodges
  • Travel Channel: Featured us on the "Samantha Brown Show"
  • National Geographic Traveler: Featured us as a 2009 top destination

"a Top 10 small outdoor business"


"a Top 6 U.S. adventure lodge"


"The perfect dogsled destination"


"Best in the business"


"A Top 10 Minnesota lodge"


"A Top 10 adventure bargain"

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

Happy TrailsHappy Trails!

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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