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Where to stay when visiting the Sax-Zim Bog?

Lodging Accommodations

–Regional Hotels

Many folks stay in Duluth (45 minute drive to Sax-Zim). The newly renovated Days Inn/Miller Hill Mall offers a “birder’s discount.” Call for current rate. (The 22-23 winter rate was $80 plus tax.)

If you’re looking to stay at a hotel in the heart of the Duluth waterfront within walking distance of many restaurants and shops, you can check out the hotels in Canal Park.  The South Pier Inn in this location offers a “birder’s discount” of 15%. Valid Sunday-Thursday, November-April. Not valid with other offers. Excludes Panoramic Suites. Must book by calling 218-786-9007 and mentioning Birder Rate.

Another option in Duluth is the Radisson Harborview.
They offer a “birders discount” as well. Rates are: $79.00 Sunday to Thursday $99.00 Friday and Saturday. The Radisson Harborview is a full service hotel located in downtown Duluth just off I-35. Two restaurants are also located on the property, JJ Astor revolving restaurant and Bowery Bros Pub. To book at the discount rate call 1-800-333-3333 and provide account #165340.

If you’d like to stay a bit closer and North of the Bog, the Eveleth Super 8 is a good choice.

The Super 8 in Cloquet is about a half hour from the south end of the Bog. Call direct for a”Birder/Photographer Discount”.

The Stardust Motel, located on US Hwy 2 in Floodwood just 20 minutes south of Meadowlands, is another option for birders looking to stay closer to the Bog. Call 218-343-8874 to reserve.

–Air BnB and other Rentals

The only lodging in the Sax-Zim Bog is Alesches Accommodations , which is just north of Meadowlands, MN on CR5. If you are looking for a quiet get-away, lodging for area bird-watching, small-group craft weekend, winter snowmobiling, or visiting friends or relatives in the area, we may have what you need. Alesches’ is located near Meadowlands, MN – just forty-five minutes northwest of Duluth and twenty-five minutes southeast of Hibbing

“It’s like coming home, I love it here.” —Quote from our guest Paul, wildlife photographer from Seattle about Alesches.

Another option near Eveleth, and even closer to the bog, is to rent a birder-friendly  guest home on 21 acres through AirBnb.

An option for unique (and green!) lodging is Green Gate Guesthouses near Biwabik…BUT it is about an hour north of the Bog.

Adorable cabin on a pond in Saginaw is only a half hour from the Bog. It is called the Lily Pond Retreat and it can house 6 folks in 3 bedrooms (4 beds total). See the AirBnB listing.

Pine Beach Resort wrote… “Are you looking for a place to stay that feels more like a home than a hotel room? The cabins at Pine Beach Resort are warm and cozy, the Wi-Fi is on and ready, the bird feeders are full and hung, all we need are some birders.  Let me introduce myself; my name is Kim Osterhoudt and I have owned and operated Pine Beach Resort in the wonderful little town of Side Lake, MN. since 1994.  Pine Beach is about 45 to 50 minutes north of Sax-Zim Bog, with a lovely drive between the two.” More details here or at their website

Steel Properties at Ironrangevacation.com offers a multiple lodging options in Hibbing, MN.

LouAnn Rands offers a guest house for rent in Cotton, MN. Email louann.rands@gmail.com Call 218-409-5233.

Stolhammerhus is a two bedroom cottage outside of Hibbing set on a 17 acre woods. Email stolhammerhus@gmail.com for direct bookings or through Airbnb @ http://www.airbnb.com/h/stolhammerhus.

Misty Shoals Haven is lakefront cabin located located 2 miles from Hwy 53 on the south end of Eveleth. The owners live on the property but there is still plenty of privacy. Email fullmoonescapes22@gmail.com or call 218-410-3946.

Here is a listing for a recently completed eco and family friendly yurt in Meadowlands. Located right off of Hwy 133 just east Meadowlands and 6 miles south of the birding center the yurt sits on over 40 acres, with access to some trails, direct access the state trail, and access to the Whiteface river. We get all the birds at our property and we’d love to share our spot with other nature enthusiasts. 

Sunfish-Bay “Hideaway” is a two bedroom cabin 10 miles south of Hibbing on the South shore of beautiful Harriet Lake. You can book through Airbnb @  Hibbing, Sunfish Bay – Hideaway


This one is just under 5 miles north of Mary Lou’s Feeders out in the country on 5 acres. Updated with a modern feel. This 3 bedroom, 5 acre home is all yours! Stay in this quiet serene space all while enjoying the view of Barber Creek, and various types of wildlife.


Camping near the Sax-Zim Bog

Car camping/RV parking allowed at McDavitt Township Recreation Area located on Park Drive off of Norway Ridge Road in the north end of the Bog. (see Sax-Zim Birding Map for location). Park in parking area near hockey rink and warming shack. Outhouses nearby. NO WATER OR HOOKUPS. To inquire, call 218-780-5498.

Eveleth Veterans Campground at 4392 Miller Trunk Rd, Eveleth, MN 55734 Phone(218) 744-7491. See their brochure here.

West 40 RV Park located in Gilbert is a 40 min drive from Sax-Zim Bog and is open for RVs and camping through October 31st.

Up North Adventure Vans in Eveleth, MN offers luxury all-season camper van rentals. Email info@upnorthadventurevans.com. Call 218-404-0399. upnorthadventurevans.com

The Northern Nest offers a camper for rent on a private lot in Iron, MN. Just bring food and clothes. Call 218-780-7478 or email thenorthernnestmn@gmail.com. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/870190394844375958?preview_for_ml=true&source_impression_id=p3_1682432695_IsvRNqMkCgmMXudG