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The Alder Inn is located in a building that was instrumental in the the early days of Babbitt Minnesota.  The building was originally built by Reserve Mining as a "staff house" for those visiting or working at the newly opened mine. When the mine closed in the 1980's, the building was purchased and re-purposed as a private Inn. The current owners, Billie & Mike Rouse came to the BWCAW for their honeymoon in 1976 and fell in love with the lakes and woods of northeastern Minnesota and moved to Birch Lake in 1991. In 1995, they purchased the Alder Inn and have enjoyed hosting guests ever since!

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THE Property

The Alder Inn is located on almost three acres of land on the edge of town. There is a lot of room to stretch your legs or park your cars and trailers. We are located near to a paved bike path, a public beach, cross country ski trails, two public boat launches, a park and picnic area, as well as ATV and Snowmobile trails. 

Large Common Room
with a Common Kitchen
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Birch Lake Nearby
Bike Path Nearby
Superior National Forest Nearby
Hot Showers

"Love the area ... and love this small but comfortable hotel ... I highly recommend it!" 

"What a great location and accommodations! Thanks for a your clean and inviting rooms!

"This place has the friendliest staff of any place I have ever stayed. Lot's of fun!"

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