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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.

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Accommodations

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.

Activities

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.

Getting Here

Northern Comfort is located about an hour and a half north of Duluth, Minnesota.

The Innkeepers

Your hosts are Patty and Jeff Brower, who live onsite in the innkeeper’s apartment — close enough to make sure you have what you need without getting in your way.

Gourmet Breakfasts

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!

Prices and Policies

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.

Pamper Yourself

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.

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On the Farm

See what’s happening around the farm.

Taking a Sauna at Northern Comfort

Anyone who has visited northern Minnesota knows that we're pretty serious when it comes to our saunas! A traditional Finnish fixture on many homesteads, the sauna was the first structure built and was where the family would live while the 'big house' was finished. The...
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[local events] Fun things to do at Northern Comfort this Summer

Summer is our favorite time of year here on the farm. Not only do we have a full house with guests, but it's the time of year where we get to play outside, grow things and enjoy the lovely northern Minnesota summers. Plus, this summer we have the extra fun of our new...
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What to Expect When Staying at Northern Comfort Bed and Breakfast

Since taking over as innkeepers at Northern Comfort, we've loved getting to know all of our guests. Some are long-time friends of the Inn and familiar with how things work. We also have many new guests who are experiencing a B&B for the first time. Some of our...
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[local treats] Ely’s Old Fashioned Candy

There's a fun, new candy shop in town that you should definitely include in your plans during your visit to Northern Comfort.  Ely's Old Fashioned Candy is a new addition to the main drag in downtown Ely. Just steps away from one of our favorite...
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Summer on the Farm

We love taking pictures here on the farm! If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook you'll likely see these (and more) as soon as we snap them. But it's fun to have them all in one place, too, right? ...
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Instagram

 Please, sir, might I have another mealworm? #chickensofinstagram #crazychickenlady #summerliving #farmlife  Today's haul. Those pink and green buttons are going to be hard to use #buttonhoarder #waitingfortheperfectproject #vintage #antiques
 First tomatoes of the year!   #summerliving #summerveggies #farmlife #growingveggies #garden  The results of the chive and vinegar experiment. We soaked chive blossoms in white wine and apple cider vinegar for 3 weeks. Pretty colors and I tested the white wine version on my lunch - salad made with spring greens, pea shoots, parsley, pine nuts, pumpkins seeds, blue cheese and wild mushroom and sage EVOO FROM @stauntonoliveoilco. YUMMY! #vinegarette #chives #puttingupherbs
 Morning coffee with Biscuit and the chickens. Biscuit got pecked. He's laying low. #chickensofinstagram #crazychickenlady #catsofinstagram #gingercat  Next concoction: orange peel, vanilla bean, cinnamon stick and vinegar. No chemical cleaner. And pretty! #naturalcleaning
 Working on key fobs for the rooms in the B&B... so excited to finish! #vintagefarmhouse #silverplated #lifeonthefarm #vintagestyle #diy  Lavender, mint and rose petals packed in vinegar with a bit of lavender essential oil. I'm making to spray in the coop but might steal for the house. #naturalcleaning #crazychickenlady #mint #lavender
 So pleased that Ikea switched from white to beige for the basic slipcover. ❤️ our 'new' sofa! #ikea #ektorp #lofalletbeige #slipcover #farmhousestyle #vintage #vintagefarmhouse  Happy 4th of July from the farm! We made strawberry jam and had a cookout. #4thofjuly #porchsitting #homemadejam #canningseason #farmlife #strawberryjam

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Northern Comfort Bed and Breakfast

4776 Waisanen Road, Embarrass, MN 55732 
hello@northerncomfortmn.com  |  +218-984-2014

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