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March 2017 News

This past month has been pretty eventful with many different things going on. The unusually warm weather for this time of year made walking around the Snow Sculpture Symposium enjoyable. It did however cause the sculptures to deteriorate a little faster but all in all it was great to see so many people out and about. […]

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White Iron Beach Resort Fishing Report

Late winter Ice

The good  ice has hung on much longer than anticipated. There is  alot of folks still venturing out on most area lakes for crappies and some trout.  The next week or so will start some deterioration so be careful out there. I have not posted any pictures lately so here are a few.

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The History of White Iron Beach Resort,  100 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. Ninety-seven  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 22 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.