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How to Get to Your Dogsled Adventure

We love visitors, we ask that you please call ahead to request a tour if you are coming to the lodge without a trip reservation. Guests with reservations, please check with us first if you want to come earlier than your designated check-in time. You must be accompanied by a Wintergreen staff member to enter the kennel. The property also includes a private residence.

Double-check your exact starting location and check-in time on your trip itinerary at one of the following locations. Unless otherwise noted, all day trips start at Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge

Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge

1101 Ring Rock Rd

Ely, MN 55731

*PARKING After you pass the dog yard on the right, you will arrive at a large circle parking lot. Please park rear end in (in the event you need to be towed or battery jumped). There is limited parking so please be courteous of others and park tight. There are sleds available to tow your gear to the lodge. Feel free to call us at 218-349-6128 when you arrive and we can help you bring in your gear. Note, expect loose dogs to greet you. 

Timber Trail Lodge

629 Kawishiwi Trail

Ely, MN 55731

Recommended driving route

We recommend driving to Ely through Virginia, MN via 35 W to 169 N as this route is most reliably plowed during the winter. Expect 90 minutes of travel time to lodge once you go through Virginia, MN. Add 30 minutes to your planned arrival time if you are picking up rental clothing. 

Please be cautious while driving on rural roads, especially Ring Rock Rd. It can be icy, with sharp turns. The recommended speed limit is 15 mph during the winter on dirt roads in Ely. Please drive slowly on the Wintergreen Lodge driveway and expect to share the road with dog teams. There may also be loose dogs. 

We recommend All all-wheel drive and winter tires. 

If you do get stuck while driving, here are local tow options:

Tony’s Towing: (218) 365-4473

Ely Auto Service: (218) 365-5994


Closest options include:

Hibbing Regional Airport (1.5 hrs from lodge)

Duluth International Airport (2.5 hrs from lodge)

Minneapolis Airport (4.5 hours from the lodge) 

All airports have taxi service and car rental options. See details below.


Groome Shuttle (MSP airport to Duluth)

Landline (MSP airport to Duluth)

Taxi Services

Ely: Ely Ride Service 218-288-7433  (Duluth airport to Ely $225 for two people one way)

Duluth: Allied Taxi Duluth 218-722-3311

Hibbing: Range Taxi Service 218-966-6699. 

Car Rental

National rental car brands are available at all airports & a discounted local option: ACAR,, 218-722-4181 (your discount code: SLED)


If you are joining a trip with other unknown parties, if interested we can connect you with other travelers if you would like to inquire about ride-sharing or carpooling