Packsack Canoe Trips & Log Cabins

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P.O. Box 780, Ely, MN 55731

129 Winton Point Rd. Winton, MN 

PackSack Canoe Trips and Log Cabins created by Nicholas Ott


"I came up here not to fish, but rather to find rest & relaxation.  And I was delighted!! 

The North woods does not disappoint. It breathed new life into me so that I  can go back and live among my tribe again. This is a beautiful treasure!  I am truly grateful to have experienced it."

Angie Briest

Gaylord, MN

"Thank you for everything! We had an amazing time and you prepared us perfectly. Thank you for your patience, flexibility and professionalism. We will see you again soon."

Bethel Luthern Church youth

Noblesville, IN

"Thank you again for your help & hospitality this past weekend with our BWCA trip. Your outfitter station was lovely, the gear fantastic, and your knowledge top notch. We will be back in years to come.

Ali Johnson

Minneapolis, MN

"Well it's been another great week up north, & were sad to leave. Caught lots of fish, had a days adventure over on Newton Lake, & saw lots of wildlife. 

Love the view from this little cabin!  Nick & Danielle are doing a great job so far & we've enjoyed getting to know them- such hard workers!

We'll take the beauty of this place home to Iowa with us & look forward to next year. We'll also take plenty of fish home!

Highlight: Jane's two and a half pound smallie, caught in Newton Lake just off the Falls- what fun!

Mark & Jane Collins

Central City, IA

"Fantastic hosts, Terrific fishing, Folks could not be more hospitable. Thanks for the great time."

Terry Frye, Rob Frye, Doug Jergens

Marion, IA

"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


"We had a great time staying here at Packsacck. Fishing and weather were a little off.  The cabin was great!  We were treated very well and everyone took good care of us. Thanks for the cookies also!"

Myrn & Shorty Hillmer

Plymouth, MN

"Thanks for helping us have a great time! Everything was in order as expected. Fishing in Jackfish was good-had to work for them. The short-cut through Hidden Bay was full of adventure and the biggest Beaver hut we have ever seen. Too bad all good things must end, and now we have to go back to work ourselves. Thanks again to our new found friends, the Otts."

Jeff Peterson, Judy Eggert

Rochester, MN

"We can't believe the week has gone by so fast. We made the most of the rainy days we had by fishing, hiking, and going into town. We totally enjoyed our 2 trips to the BWCA. We haven't been there since 1979. Thank you Nick for outfitting us to make our trips go smoothly. The beauty up there is amazing. The fishing was slow the first part of the week, and now they are biting. The next group should enjoy some nice catches! Save some for us next time!"

Steve & Rose Rosedahl

Maple Plain, MN

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