Before you witness spectacular sunsets and views of Big Lake from your Lakefront cabin, you’ll be treated to a secluded drive through the Superior National Forest along the Echo Trail - Along granite cliff roadways that hug the edge of wilderness landscapes to you - you'll experience an awakening to your natural surroundings and an enlightening of your spirit. The noise, the crowds are left behind, and traffic seems nonexistent. Your vacation has already begun. Just twenty miles north of Ely a secluded private drive leads you further into the Superior National Forest to Lodge of Whispering Pines on Big Lake. Poised among tall pine, picturesque birch, spruce, balsam, and aspen, you realize you are encircled by the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and are now guests of the deer, moose, black bear, timber wolves, loons, and all the other wild creatures that inhabit northern Minnesota's truly natural park.
We are celebrating our 80th Anniversary! Our entire family (which includes moose, deer, timberwolves, bald eagles, black bears and other wild creatures) welcomes you to our paddler's and angler's paradise.
...Plan a relaxing get away today…
W e offer 10 beautiful cabins from one to three bedrooms, most of our lakefront cabins have screened porches and all cabins have flat screen televisions, a complete kitchen and full bath with tub and or shower. A boat dock, Adirondack chairs, picnic table, charcoal or gas grills, campfire rings - perfect for both romantic getaways and larger groups that want to split up, business conferences, meetings, and receptions.
Our property is surrounded by the BWCAW (Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness), Enjoy activities like hiking, Biking & Stand up paddle boarding, Fishing, wildlife viewing. The photography during Fall is amazing!
Our gift shop and store is brimmed with unique hand-made crafts and convenient grocery items. You can you also buy live bait & tackle right at the resort.
This will be one of your most-memorable vacations: swim at our natural sand beach; participate in naturalist activities and children’s programs. Enjoy free use of the Adirondack chairs along the lake front, kayaks, canoes, even a traditional wood-fired Sauna. Leave the noise and the crowds behind.
Big Lake is 2000 acre and has numerous large islands and secluded bays - the shoreline has been virtually undeveloped. It is one of the top walleye fishing lakes in the state. We are near Hegman Lake where centuries-old pictographs can be viewed and photographed.
We also have five Campsites at the resort, four lakefront sites and one wooded site. Our campsites are located along the lakeshore and each are separated trees for your seclusion. Each of the Whispering Pines Campsites have water, electric, picnic tables, barbeque grills and campfire rings and great views of Big Lake. We have a bath house with private showers, private toilet facilities and a traditional wood fired sauna to relax in.
Your ultimate vacation includes fishing top rated Big Lake for Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, and Jumbo Perch.
It would be our pleasure to welcome you to Lodge of Whispering Pines this year!
We are here to help you get the most out of your precious vacation days!
Woohoo! We are offering vacation rental special(s)
Ask about our spring and fall cabin specials, Boundary Waters Day trips, massage and dinner gift certificates, Walleye fishing / pontoon fishing party packages. We are also a Family-Friendly complete (or partial) outfitter.
Here's just a few of many reviews:
John Skildum: My family and I had a great stay at Whispering Pines. The attention to detail is fantastic from lights on at arrival to a friendly fishing suggestion. The cabins are truly spectacular -- real log cabin construction with beautiful finishes. Plenty of open space for family activities after a day outside. We're excited about coming back again next year!
David Roettger: We have been here a few times over the years renting the cabins. One of our favorite places to go.
Jane Brees: We stayed here this summer - absolutely beautiful!
Steve Ripple: August 15. We had an amazing week at Whispering Pines - too bad it had to end. Can't wait to come back again next year.
Sheryl Preston-Hardy: — 5 star. The Lodge of Whispering Pines has a special place in my heart, went there on family trips as a kid and just recently went back with my son. You know it's a magical place when your son says "I hope that place is still going when I have a family." He can't wait to go back.