Testimonials


A WORD FROM PACKSACK CANOE TRIPS & LOG CABINS GUESTS:

 

“Thanks for setting everything up as well as you did and taking care of our every need. It was a most memorable trip and one we will look back fondly on for many years.”

Jim, Mike & Rob Arnold, Oelwein, IA

 

“Thank you so much for your excellent and very personalized services. We all feel that you are more than just a vendor of services, but also true friends.”

Mike Emerson & Five Pines Gang, Berrien Center, MI

 

“A beautiful area full of history and views that are not seen anywhere else in the world. I am already looking forward to next year.”

Joe Glass, St. Paul, MN

 

“Coming to Ely each year has accomplished exactly what a vacation in the northwoods should (in our minds)…escape from the fast lane, time with old friends, peacefulness, solitude & some challenging fishing.”

Dan & Jean Turk, Deforest, WI

 

“Great trip! Caught our limit & ate our limit in walleyes. It is so relaxing & comfortable here. Gene & Jane are the greatest hosts! The view of the lake, beautiful breeze and stargazing at night were highlights as well.”

Ray, Paula & Eric Wanders, West Chicago, IL

 

“We fell in love with the cabin when we walked in – perfect for the get-a-way week we were looking for.”

Scott & Beth Ann Spisak, Ft. Wayne, IN

 

“The cabins are great and – the beds were fantastic – the fishing was good – but just being here is awesome.”

Robbie Wolfe & Shawn Dillard, Bettendorf, IA

 

“Many thanks for putting together our great journey across the Quetico. We really enjoyed seeing new lakes, moose, deer, eagles, and osprey. Plus, the steaks and chops were excellent.”

Olin Mefford, Florence AL

 

“Thank you and your staff for a wonderful trip and outing in the Boundary Waters. The memories are great.”

Kleven Israelsen

 

“I just returned home from a trip with Troop 95 and I wanted to let you know I thought you did a fantastic job outfitting our 2 crews. Your entire staff was very helpful and friendly towards us. I have done several trips with various outfitters throughout the BWCA/Quetico and I am telling everyone I know about you guys! I’ll be sure to use your services again in the future.”

Mat Tipperreiter, Assistant Scoutmaster, Medinah, IL

 

“We had such a great time up there – we told everyone about you both – and that you are the best – the girls are ready to do it again – I cannot thank you both enough for making our trip and experience such a great time – and the weather was great too – I will never forget it – and what I learned and of course being with my friends and my daughter.”

Debbie Grimmer, Girl Scout Troop 344, Woodbury, MN

 

“You helped make it a wonderful week with your equipment. God obviously did the rest.”

Jim & Sophia Abenante, Epiphany Lutheran Church, Elmhurst, IL

 

We have spent an idyllic four days relaxing at beautiful Fall Lake.”

Bernard & Sue White, Mallorytown, Ontario, Canada

 

“The sun is shining brightly across Fall Lake, the boats are rocking gently against the docks, the light fluffy clouds of Northern Minnesota are floating gently by and a pair of loons are singing to each other in the distance. Life is good in the Boundary Waters, and it is made especially so by the perpetual “Over-The-Top hospitality of Gene & Jane; the Finest Outfitters in the BWCAW.”

John & Sue Thurston, N. Palm Beach, FL

 

“After spending a week here, Joyce and I simply do not want to leave. Life just doesn’t get much better than it has been the last few days. The natural beauty, the wildlife and the great hospitality of Gene & Jane have just been super! Looking forward to coming back!”

Rick & Joyce Seward, Ord, NE

 

“We love this place. The quietness and peacefulness of the lake. Spending quality time with our family and our friends in Cabin 1 & Cabin 3. Gene & Jane, thanks again for this special place and being wonderful hosts.”

Andy, Margaret & John Dusold, Wilmington, IL

 

“A beautiful week – we watched late summer turn to fall. The leaves turned color before our eyes. Thanks for the hospitality and quiet.”

Chuck & Mary Beth Ehrenberg, Fergus Falls, MN