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September 2017

Deck and fire pit addition off the front of the lodge! Not a bad way to spend a beautiful August evening! The great weather and a full resort continued through the first few weeks of August. As with most years the early school starts and fall sports curtailed many family vacations. Some of the unusual […]

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White Iron Beach Resort Fishing Report

Trout opener, Success!

John caught this nice laker on Burntside at about 9 am on opening morning. Looks to be about an 8 pounder.

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The History of White Iron Beach Resort,  101 years of serving our guests.

 

Ely Minnesota’s Oldest Wilderness Resort

White Iron Beach Resort was founded in 1917, making it one of the region’s earliest wilderness resorts. Even then, the small community of Ely was becoming a tourist destination. With a history rich in Ojibwe Indian culture, fur trading and iron ore mining, not to mention the natural beauty of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, makes Ely a fun and fascinating community. One hundred and one years later, White Iron Beach Resort is still in business, creating vacation memories for folks around the world. White Iron Lake, which is part of a five-lake chain that extends into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, is known for its remarkable scenery, including dense forests, islands and rocky shorelines. We invite you to go back in time and discover the White Iron Lake of yesterday, little changed in nearly a century.

And Now…

White Iron Beach has been owned us, Kerry and Sandy Davis, for the last 24 years. We both are originally from Galesburg Illinois. Our jobs took  us to Richton Park Illinois, Agoura Hills California, Frankfort Illinois and then to our home of Ely. Our interest in the resort business was spawned by several vacations to resorts with 8 other families.  Kerry got the bug first and then Sandy got on board and loves the business and people we get to meet. Our boys Chad, John and Taylor have helped us all along the way to make WIBR a real family place. Click on the photos below for a bigger image and caption.