Ely is more than your classic small town, offering a wide variety of great shopping, dining, art, rentals and more. Ely also has some extremely popular attractions including the The North American Bear Center , International Wolf Center, Soudan Underground Mine, Bois Forte Heritage Center and Cultural Museum Center and some natural wonders like the Kawishiwi Falls and The Historic Pillow Rock. Ely should be at the top of every list when selecting your next Minnesota vacation.
Just twenty miles north of Ely a secluded private drive leads you further into the Superior National Forest to Lodge of Whispering Pines on Big Lake. Poised among tall pine, picturesque birch, spruce, balsam, and aspen, you realize you are encircled by the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and are now guests of the deer, moose, black bear, timber wolves, loons, and all the other wild creatures that inhabit northern Minnesota’s truly natural park.
Knotted Pine Inn offers modern cabins that are heated and furnished and include showers, linens, towels, cooking and eating utensils. Fishing – Walleye, Northern, Crappie, Trout & Muskie Cabin Lodging. BWCA cooperator, canoe rentals, outfitting and shuttle service. The Knotted Pine Inn is located on Highway 1 only 5-1/2 miles NW of Isabella 28 miles from U.S. //Highway 61, 35 miles Southeast of Ely.
Burntside Lodge is the oldest remaining guest lodge in the Ely, Minnesota area. Nestled among the pines on the southern shore of Burntside Lake, Burntside is a summer resort which has been welcoming guests since 1913 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Early information shares stories of guests enjoying hospitable lodging in accommodations at what would become Burntside Lodge as early as 1911…over 100 years ago.
Northwind Lodge is a family owned/operated summer vacation resort near Ely, Minnesota and has been operated by the Baltich family since the year the first cabin was build in 1939 by grandparents Frank & Mary Baltich. Then Joe (Sr.) & Paula Baltich took the reins, and currently Joe (Jr.) & Annette Baltich are at the helm.
Get Away Shores is a year-round lake cabin, surrounded with nature on a perfectly clear spring-fed lake. The Superior National Forest is renowned for hiking, birding, biking and sailing. Extensive snowmobiling and cross country ski trails are around us. The Flathorn-Gegoka groomed ski-trails are a few minutes away.
Take your family away to a log cabin by the lake at the edge of the wilderness. Or maybe to a little cottage made of fieldstone with a perfect view of the Minnesota sunset. Camp Van Vac has 25 rustic cabins on the shore of Burntside Lake in the Superior National Forest at the doorstep of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
One-of-a-kind family vacations await at White Iron Beach Resort, where our cabins overlook beautiful White Iron Lake near Ely, Minnesota, making ours one of the finest northern Minnesota fishing resorts! Surrounded by the Superior National Forest and offering easy access to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and outstanding fishing, White Iron Beach Resort is the ideal setting for an unforgettable Minnesota getaway!
Trolling for a Boundary Waters Outfitter or Ely Resort? There are many Outfitters and Resorts around the Boundary Waters and Ely MN, but only Moose Track Adventures takes the #1 spot on Trip Advisors. We handle it all – we are a Boundary Waters Outfitter and Canoe Guide Service, Fishing Guides, and have a resort with lakeside cabins and campground.
Nestled on the shores of Shagawa Lake in Ely, Minnesota, Lady Bug Lodge Resort is ready to make your vacation vision a reality. Whether you are searching for a peaceful getaway or an exhilarating fishing adventure, allow us to fulfill your dream. We have over 35 years of experience in the resort/marina business. Activities for the kids to Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness guided tours, Lady Bug Lodge has it all!
Situated at the very edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA), Smitty’s On Snowbank offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore this wilderness wonderland. Choose between Fishing, Hunting, Hiking, Cross-country Skiing, Canoeing and more. Come alone or bring your family and friends. We have accommodations to meet any need from Motel rooms and Housekeeping Suites to Private Cabins. Come and forget your cares and rediscover nature in all its wonder.
A family resort nestled in a calm bay of White Iron Lake. Choose from 11 deluxe, two- to four-bedroom, smoke-free lakeside or lakeview cabins under towering old-growth cedars and pines. The Retreats has everything for a memorable resort vacation in the North Woods. Only minutes from dining and shopping in downtown Ely.
Welcome to Big Lake Wilderness Lodge. Surrounded by the Superior National Forest and easy walking or paddling distance to the famed Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, we are the most remote drive-in resort in northern Minnesota. Here you’re sure to enjoy the near-by hiking trails, kayaking, paddle boating, canoing, FISHING, or just sitting lakeside and taking in the view.
Stony Ridge Resort is a family operated resort located just north of Ely, on the south side of Shagawa Lake. Stony Ridge offers rustic log cabins with the modern conveniences of home. We also offer RV and tent sites with water and electric hook-ups and of course, an awesome view of scenic Shagawa Lake. Shagawa Lake is a 2000 acre designated Walleye lake with no slots. It is stocked every 3 years with an average of 2.9 million fry. It also has very strong natural reproduction; this would explain the DNR’s 29.11 Walleyes per gill net!
La Tourell’s is the closest resort and canoe trip outfitter to Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) and Ontario’s Quetico Park. We welcome you to all we have to offer. For three generations our family has been helping people enjoy our area’s spectacular fishing, beautiful lakes, and abundant wildlife. Whether you are here to set out on a canoeing adventure on our countless miles of wilderness waterways or are looking forward to a comfortable stay in our cabins.
Laying within the Superior National Forest, Pine Point Lodge is located six miles east of Ely, Minnesota, and only 14 miles from the Canadian border. It is a special place, blessed with beautiful vistas and a prevailing fresh, on-shore breeze. Here on the fringe of the world famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), our guests enjoy varied opportunities for quality water recreation.
A boat ride across Snowbank Lake to a secluded bay on its eastern shore brings you to our private wilderness cabins and lodge. There are no nearby developments — only nine Wilderness Bay cabins on its half-mile of scenic shoreline. Scattered amongst the pines, each cabin at Wilderness Bay offers a unique vacation experience. Our original cabins were built in the 1930’s and 40’s, additional cabins have been built and renovations have been made. Each cabin has modern kitchen and bathroom facilities, screened porch, fire pit, grill, and private dock.
One of the finest Minnesota Resorts hugging the shoreline of beautiful Birch Lake and 10 minutes from the quaint town of Ely, the “Naturally Superior” setting of River Point Resort® & Outfitting Co. offers what no other “Up North” destination can. An incredible secluded wilderness peninsula, the unspoiled shoreline of 20-mile long Birch Lake, a direct paddle to the amazing million acre Boundary Waters, and a magic all its own.
Our guests will share that classic Minnesota resort experience whether vacationing in one of our newest deluxe accommodations, a vacation home style cabin, or a traditional and classic north woods cabin. If your family is ready to explore northern Minnesota, then we invite you to plan your next Minnesota vacation right here in Ely with us on Bear Island Lake in the heart of the Superior National Forest.
What sets Garden Lake Resort apart from other Ely cabin rentals and Minnesota resorts? Our family-owned and operated resort offers the best in modern comforts and conveniences. Let our 41 years of experience in resort hospitality provide you with a memorable Minnesota resort vacation experience.
Shagawa Inn is located on Shagawa Lake in Ely, Minnesota. The resort offers many Accommodations for its guests. There are also many Activities in the area and around the resort for our guests to see and visit. Shagawa Inn also offers an nice comfortable Campground area to relax and enjoy quiet evenings by the lake.
We are a family owned-and-operated resort just for fishermen and their families, located just 7 miles from Ely, Minnesota along the scenic Echo Trail, and is the only resort on Little Long Lake. Echo Shores is located in the heart of the Superior National Forest and adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Silver Rapids Lodge is located in the heart of Minnesota’s Superior National Forest at the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). We are one of the most historic resorts in the Ely MN area with establishment in 1919. Located just 4 miles from Ely, Silver Rapids offers year round accommodations with lakeside cabins, motel suites and campgrounds.
CANOE COUNTRY CABINS & CAMPGROUND is located 20 miles northeast of Ely on Moose Lake, gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and famous Basswood Lake. Once you leave our docks you’ll enter a vast wilderness lake region void of any resorts, roads, or private cabins.
Immerse yourself in Northern Minnesota comfort at Grand Ely Lodge Resort & Conference Center, a stunning choice in Ely, MN hotels. Located in the scenic Up North wilderness, our four-season resort boasts comfortable, spacious lodgings and stunning panoramic views of Shagawa Lake. Whether you’ve come to Ely for a family vacation, a much-deserved getaway, or a productive business retreat, Grand Ely Lodge Resort & Conference Center provides a much-needed escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Looking for the best rental cabins in Minnesota or the best Minnesota fishing resort? Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats is located on Birch Lake near Ely Minnesota and the Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area (BWCA). We are a completely modern Minnesota resort (with both cabins and houseboats!) located deep in the heart of the Superior National Forest.
Timber Wolf Lodge is one of the oldest and finest Ely Minnesota Resorts, featuring cabin rentals and one of the best Good Sam certified RV campgrounds in Minnesota. Located on Bear Island Lake, Timber Wolf Lodge is one of the most popular Ely Minnesota fishing resorts with excellent walleye, northern pike, bass and crappie fishing.
Fenske Lake Resort Cabins is a secluded, peaceful vacation resort near Ely, MN just off the Echo Trail with true Northwoods charm – a perfect place for your vacation. Knotty pine cabins right on the water’s edge are surrounded by woods, wildlife and nature.
You’re at the start of a nearly boundless adventure at the edge of the BWCA.
Timber Trail Lodge is a premier four-season Northern Minnesota family resort offering modern accommodations with direct Boundary Waters access for those who wish to incorporate a wilderness adventure into their Minnesota resorts vacation. Located just seven miles from Ely, Minnesota, Timber Trail Lodge sits on the south shore of Farm Lake, one of four interconnected lakes offering both motorized boating and Boundary Waters canoeing experiences, and surrounded by over one million acres of wilderness.
Northernair is the only resort on pristine Mitchell Lake, which gives us the luxury of a very private lake. We have the only boat launch on the lake, and it is restricted to our guests only. There is no public access to Mitchell Lake. This keeps the lake quiet, and the fishing fantastic. Located in the heart of Superior National Forest, and just 4 miles from downtown Ely.
The Kawishiwi Lodge grounds – adjoining the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) in the Superior National Forest – offers a serene, peaceful, one-of-a-kind wilderness experience and allows you to be right on location for your trip departure the next morning or to have a cozy place to rest after staying overnight and tackling those portages.
We at PackSack absolutely adore the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), as well as Ely and the surrounding area. This area is so rich in adventure, spectacular scenery, incredible fishing, geologic history, wildlife and pristine wilderness. We make every attempt to impart our enthusiasm and passion for the Boundary Waters Minnesota to every guest, treating this place and each guest as a wonderful gift to be cherished – every day!