With the warmer weather comes new carpets, new paint and new mattresses.
The biggest challenge is to find carpets w/o formaldehyde! Try it sometime. We seach high and low for easy care carpet without the odor. No VOC paint is easy enough as there are now more regulations on how much VOCs can be available and there are great paints without. I highly recommend Behr paint from Home Depot. No odor, no headache and best of all, beautiful finish, coverage and colors.
We are redoing our 2 bedroom Kitchen Suites right now and opting for a soft brown. We also have added sound barriers to the floor to aid in keeping the folks downstairs from hearing activity above them.
My spring bulbs that I planted last fall are peeking out of the ground right now and I am so very excited to get my flower beds growing, along with adding large pots of flowers. I have put a shout out to friends for "donations" of hostas to start my Hosta garden. Sharing plants with friends is like sharing hugs every day. As I work in the beds, I always think of the person who gifted a particular plant. I also like to reciprocate in kind to share the "love"
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Sunday, January 1, 2012
What a wonderful way to start the New Year. Sasha and Andre skiing with their dad as the snow falls. We want to thank all of our guests for chosing the Adventure Inn as their "home away from home" when they visit Ely. We hope to see all of you again.
Yes, Ely has snow and sad to say one of the few place in Minnesota able to say that. What crazy weather we have. Winter is so mild this year. We have about 6-10 inches of snow, depending where you measure and it is a beautiful sight. Soft, powdery white and glistening. Grateful for having what we do. We can ski, snow shoe and hike in the forest folowing tracks of wolves, deer and other animals. Our ice is thick and strong and very little slush for wonderfully long BWCA treks with our ski's. Back country skiing at its best. If you love the BWCA in the summer, come and see it in the wintertime. Quiet, air so clean and crisp, and the night skies.....no light pollution here! And you might get lucky with the Boreal lights.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Photos compliments of Bill Irish
Friday, August 19, 2011
We have reduced our water and electrical usage while we have increased our occupancy rate. The risk we took in building seems to be paying off, in large account to all of you... our wonderful Adventure Inn guests! Many thanks for your patronage and support.
We are now featuring some of our local art in our hallways. Ely is blessed with so much talent and we are honored to have a sampling grace our walls. Please feel free to look and even take something home.
We now plan on renovating as we can afford to, the back building. We would like to make changes to make the back building more energy efficient as well. Winter projects for Mark for many winters to come.
Summer in Ely has been hot. Timely rains but not quite enough as the lakes and rivers are low. Fishing has been good this summer and even I, have been able to bring walleyes to the boat and put up some good fighting with a northern or 2. Our farmers market is a hit and growing larger and Tuesday night life has been a great success as well.
Now that we are on the downward slope of summer, I look forward to another great season in Ely. Fall.
cooler temps, no bugs, mists on the lake, birds in migratory patterns. Please do consider visitng Ely in the Fall.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Our tables and some of our beds are made from recycled white pine from the Old Globe grain elevator that was built in the 1880's. The old growth white pine was harvested from our area so in a sense, the wood has returned to its "roots". A creative and passionate fellow, Seth has designed and built our furniture. Please check out his website and designs. www.ingvaldbuilds.com He is passionate about using all reclaimed lumber in his designs.