May 2015

It is that time of year again when we catch ourselves coming and going. Remodeling cabins, cleaning cabins  and getting the grounds in shape.  At least this year we are doing this with no snow on the ground and no ice on the lake. Ice out was about the 17th of April. A bit early but not that far from a so called normal ice out. The lake level was very low right at ice out but it has been creeping up to a summer normal level.
There are a couple of pictures below of the renovation to cabin #5. That will be done soon and then on to #6.
There has been a lot happening around town. At least two new restaurants will be opening this spring. One is a specialty grilled cheese place in the 900 block of Sheridan St. Sounds interesting.  The Insula Restaurant is open in the former Vertin’s restaurant space at the corner of Sheridan and 2nd Ave. Renovations to several building around town have been going on including the Sheridan Street theater, hope it will be open this summer.  Also a folk school will be opening in the old Fisherman’s Head Quarters building in the 200 block of Sheridan St.
We look forward to our first guests arriving the 8th of May. Things are shaping up to be a pretty busy summer. We have posted many specials on our web site, so please check it out.

We are now taking reservations for the 2015 season.   Make sure to call soon to guarantee the cabin and week/weeks or days you prefer. Please check the web site for all the current up to date info and specials.


Take care.

Kerry and Sandy



Cabin #5 under construction.


View from Silver Rapids Bridge


Jack getting a drink from his favorite water dish, White Iron Lake.


Fishing Reports

Fishing opener is in 8 days. Look for lots of fishing report info and pictures soon.

Boundary water permits are selling out fast so please call if you have any desire for a guided trip in to Basswood Lake.
 Reservations for all BWCAW entry points can be made on a first-come, first-served basis starting 1/28/15. Reservations can be made online or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
To get further info go to   Bwcaw permit info


 If you have questions or need help in submitting a lottery or permit request please give me a call. If you want to pick up your permit at WIBR just choose us as your option as permit cooperator/issuing station.  Remember, it is always better to reserve a permit if you think you want to go on a motorized BWCAW trip. If you change your mind it only costs you $6.00. But also remember to be courteous to others who may want to use the BWCAW and cancel unwanted permits in a timely manner so they can be reissued to another party.

 Remember, we do have guides available for White Iron and trips to other lakes. I have been posting pictures in the fishing report on the web site , so check it often.

Area Events

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