Paul & Susan Schurke founded and built Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge in 1989 and live nearby with their 3 grown children, Bria,...More information +
Paul & Susan Schurke founded and built Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge in 1989 and live nearby with their 3 grown children, Bria, Peter & Berit. Susan also founded Wintergreen Northern Wear, an outdoor apparel maker & design shop in Ely, and Paul is an arctic adventurer who has authored two books and received the "Adventurer of the Year" award and the "Explorers Award." Paul, Sue & and their kids are happy to provide Wintergreen guests with tours of the sled dog kennel and stories of their arctic adventures, including their North Pole expeditions. Paul & Sue are also environmental and sustainable living advocates and serve on the boards of the Friends of the Boundary Waters and Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness. They are currently installing thermal solar panels on their lodge and home. Bria guides for the National Outdoor Leadership School, Peter attends St. Scholastica College, & Berit is entering Carelton College. Paul's alma mater is St. Johns University, Sue's is St. Olaf.
6 BR / 5 BA / Sleeps 12
Left on Sep 23, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
We had the most wonderful time! Paul and Sue made us feel incredibly welcome and at home. We felt as though we were visiting family...family that we really like!! And your sled dogs, I could write pages about them. I looked into the eyes of one of them and could see such depth and purity. Sharing that time with them was such a unique experience...thank you. We can't wait to visit again soon…