Things to do!

Make the Most of your Stay at Alesches'!

Alesches' caters to both the weekend or weekday visitor, whether they are here to look for that special Minnesota bird, canoe or kayak the St. Louis River or just visit relatives or friends nearby.

  • Outdoors - Hiking trails, kayaking/canoeing on the St. Louis River, wildflowers, nature photography, hunting, fishing, snowshoeing, skiing, snowmobiling and more.
  • Indoors - Alesches' is a great place to relax and recharge. Whether you're into individual activities or getting together with a group for crafting such as quilting, scrapbooking, knitting, etc. Alesches' has a wide variety of accommodations to fit individual or group activities.

Birding - Alesches is located in near the Sax-Zim Bog which is one of the top birding spots in Minnesota. The Northern GoshawkSharp-tailed GrouseRuffed GrouseGreat Gray OwlBlack-backed WoodpeckerBlack-billed MagpieGray JayBoreal Chickadee, and Red-breasted Nuthatch are just a few of the permanent residents found year round in the bog, with more species visible in either the winter or summer months. It's a great spot to bird-watch and photograph both birds and other native wildlife. For more information on birding in the area, view our Birding page.

Private Guided Tour, January 10-12, 2020

Join Judd Brink from MN Backyard Birds and Claudia Allene from for a private guided tour through the Sax-Zim Bog January 10-12, 2020. This tour includes guide, lodging, transportation, and some meals. Please see the postcards below for more details.