Day Trips

The Jasper Company offers an array of high quality day trips in the BWCA and Quetico Park during all four seasons. Thirty lakes are in easy access of the Jasper Company. Day fishing trips with a traditional Northwoods Shorelunch are a Jasper Company specialty. Day trips can be guided or self-guided, the Jasper Company will outfit you with the necessary equipment and instructions to insure that your day trip is safe, fun and memorable. Don Beans has over 30 years of experience and will insure that your trip meets all of your exceptions as you enjoy the beautiful wilderness area and the Superior National Forest. Since 1986 he has prepared over 1,400 shore lunches for his guests.

Your Jasper Company guide will meet you early and review your day's plan over a cup of coffee. Your fishing gear, canoes, life jackets will then be loaded on the towboat for the trip up the Moose Lake Chain. The day will be spent enjoying the superb smallmouth bass & walleye angling. Seasonal specie select trips & early season lake trout day trips are also available. The day can also be spent fishing in Quetico Park, see more about a possible Canada trip.

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Your family can enjoy a day paddling in the BWCA or local lakes and rivers. The day can be relaxing or a rigorous adventure. Jasper Company can provide you with the equipment, shuttle service and routing so you can go on your own or Jasper Company can provide you with an expert guide. These trips are available to our guests staying at the Jasper Guest House, Jasper Bay House, A Stay Inn Ely and Jasper Lofts. Families staying elsewhere in Ely can meet their guide at the Jasper Co. Bakeshop to start the day's adventure or pick up their equipment for their day trip. Picnic lunches are available from the Jasper Co. Bakeshop.

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Local naturalists guides are available through Jasper Company for individuals interested in bird watching, geology, native flora and fauna. An experienced photographer is also available to guide shutter bugs in the Northwoods. Hiking, paddling and car trekking are all options. Trips are designed to meet the specific interests of the group.

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Jasper Company can assist our guests in planning a day trip with one of Ely's dog sledding mushers. Guest staying at the Jasper Guest House can leave for their dog sledding adventure right from their front door and travel into the BWCA for a day of winter excitement. Guests staying at the Jasper Lofts or A Stay Inn Ely can meet their dog mushers at a predetermined location and return in the evening to relax or enjoy downtown Ely.

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A day on the ice can be arranged for you by Jasper Company. You can experience the thrill of pulling tasty walleye through the ice or maybe a larger northern pike.  You can jig up lake trout, splake, brook and rainbow trout. Many guests enjoy chasing the black crappie and blue gills through the ice. A polish sausage lunch eaten on a clear crisp winter day is a unique experience - one not soon forgotten. Ice fishing can be combined with a dog sledding adventure for those who wish to fish remote lakes. Local lakes can provide an ice fishing adventure for those new to the sport.

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The Jasper Guest House, Jasper Bay House, A Stay Inn Ely and Jasper Lofts are the perfect lodging base for your hunting trips. The Ely area have grouse, white tail deer, black bear, wolf and moose hunting seasons. Jasper Company can help you plan your hunting excursions.

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This is the fine dining of the north country. Golden brown fish fillets sizzling over an open fire along side pan fried potatoes and baked beans tastes even better than it looks. Fresh baked bread and oatmeal cookies compliment this extraordinary meal. Long time customers dream of this meal all year and cannot wait to savor this fresh fish delicacy.

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Your Retreat into Northern Hospitality

The Jasper Company is operated by the same owners, the Beans family, who will continue to provide the same top quality service now just all under one name.

The Jasper Company will provide you with extraordinary lodging, fun-filled guided or self-guided trips into the BWCA and Quetico Parks, and delicious baked goods and coffee to start each day of your visit to Ely, Minnesota. Your trip can be as short as a day or extend it to a week or even longer. Stay in downtown Ely, enjoy our Guest House or Bay House located on Jasper Lake, or camp on a remote wilderness lake -- your vacation will be personalized to meet your individual preferences. Our 30 years of experience will ensure that you return home with countless memories.

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