Chris H – Rockford, IL

I have been traveling to the Boundary Waters area my entire life; vacationing every summer at my family’s cabin on Lake Vermillion. I developed an affinity for the area and have explored many parts of the region such as Voyagers National Park and the coastal area of Lake Superior. In recent years, I began accompanying a group of close friends who make an annual pilgrimage to the BWCA. This annual trip is not just a vacation for most of the crew that has been making this trip for the past twenty five years, and is seen by new comers as almost a religious experience for the seasoned crew. The annual trip is anticipated well in advance, and the preparation becomes as big a part of the tip as the trip itself.

The Cliff Wold’s staff plays an integral part in developing a rewarding and memorable trip beginning by calling upon second to none knowledge and experience with trip planning. The staff is able to interpret a group’s goals and wishes, accompanied with up to date and in-depth knowledge about the BWCA and Quetico, to advise a put-in point and trip route that will meet and or exceed the desires of their guests. The staff maintains superb communication with their guests in the time prior to their arrival in Ely. Any questions are met with skillful reply and genuine attentiveness to everyone’s unique requests. As with any of their services, the staff will create custom provisions for every group ranging from but not limited to transportation, menu choices, gear, and park information.

Upon your arrival in Ely the Cliff Wold’s staff becomes an extension of your group helping you to settle in and address any last minute needs that you may have all while exhibiting genuine and professional character, making a great first impression for your North woods experience. From your first day out then to your first day back, the staff is always punctual, friendly and attentive, adding quaint surprises to an already remarkable trip. If you choose to finish your trip at their Campground you will find pleasant amenities and no shortage of hot water for your first shower in a week or more. My friends and I are already planning another trip for this coming summer and look forward to many more years as guests of Cliff Wold’s.