Wednesday, March 28, 2012


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"

Our solar panels are cranking the hot water. Even on overcast days we still recover some heat. It has been a godsend to send that hot water through our radiators, infloor heat and through the tap. Some days, I had to resort to using all hot water to do laundry. What gift from the sun.

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 light pollution here! And you might get lucky with the Boreal lights.