A Blend of Farmhouse Charm, Local Fresh Food,
Northwoods Adventure and Finnish Heritage
Located just 30 minutes from Ely, Minnesota, Northern Comfort Bed & Breakfast is a traditional Finnish homestead tucked into 17 acres of pines in Embarrass, Minnesota, a pocket of the state that is rich in Finnish and Scandinavian tradition. Spend the day enjoying the great outdoors and rich history of Minnesota’s Iron Range and then come back to the farm to relax with a glass of wine in our gazebo or enjoy our wood-burning sauna.
About the Farm
Built in 1901, Northern Comfort Bed & Breakfast started as a Finnish boarding house in 1910 and retains that historic feel, including examples of the hand-hewn log buildings that make Embarrass one of America’s 16 Uncommon Places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
We are located in northern Minnesota’s Iron Range, with convenient access to Giants Ridge ski slopes, Ely, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and Lake Vermilion.
The bed and breakfast includes five guest rooms and suites with an eclectic collection of vintage, primitive finds and antiques with cozy beds for a great night’s sleep. Each room features free wi-fi, plush robes and a selection of hand poured soaps made right here on the farm.
Make yourself at home in the living room and enjoy a book, play a game, or just relax by the fireplace and chat with new friends. Explore the farm — over 17 acres — full of wildlife such as deer, moose, bald eagles, and birds. Stroll through the yard, visit the Northern Comfort flock of chickens and enjoy the screened gazebo.
Enjoy fresh ground Starbuck’s coffee brewed for early risers followed by a gourmet farmhouse breakfast made with local ingredients, whenever possible. Grab and go continental options for those who need to leave extra-early!
Our rooms range from $99 to $134 a night which includes a farmhouse breakfast for two.
Events and Celebrations
Northern Comfort is an unforgettable place for a family reunion, parent’s ‘vacation’, girls getaway quilt retreat, and everything in between. Host a meeting or retreat in our fully refurbished barn, available daily or for multi-day events.
Rejuvenate in our traditional wood-burning Finnish Sauna ($15 per room per night.) An important part of life for Finnish people, the sauna is a place where one can relax both physically and mentally.
On the Farm
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