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Northern Lights Lodge

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Room & Suite (71)
Pool & Beach (13)
9089 Highway 21, Ely, MN 55731 See on map
Free Internet
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed
3 Star accommodation
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All reviews bear island lake fun activities repeat visitors numerous activities mile drive great place for families ping pong ely area beautiful view of the lake no charge year after year northern minnesota next year marie jr gnomes kayaking
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

Husband and I spent a child-free three day weekend and although the weather wasn't the best, the resort had plenty for us to do if it was too choppy to be out on our kayaks. Owners were super helpful and let us check in and...More

Thank Krissy I
Response from Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights LodgeResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you for reviewing your stay with Northern Lights Lodge Krissy. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon. Enjoy the rest of the summer and get those kayaks out on the water!

Reviewed 6 August 2018

We spent 5 days @ Northern Lights Lodge and could not have had a more relaxing week. We missed TV but survived nicely without it! Wi-Fi is available in the Lodge and on the large patio. Our lakefront suite was "cabin like" and very comfortable....More

Thank Nancy S
Response from Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights LodgeResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you for your thoughtful review Nancy! It was such a pleasure getting to know you both. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Take care!

Reviewed 11 June 2018

Place was very clean and quiet. Lots of things for kids to do. I would recommend anyone with a family go there. Owner was were very accommodating. Don't forget to check out local attractions that are mentioned in their lodge guide.

Thank Dave K
Response from Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights LodgeResponded 14 June 2018

Thank you for staying with us Dave. I'm happy to hear that you all enjoyed your time spent back in the Ely area and we appreciate your TripAdvisor review. Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a year end getaway spot to relax and enjoy the winter season, and found exactly what we needed at Northern Lights Resort... The owners immediately made us feel at home and did everything possible to share as much information about the...More

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Response from Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights LodgeResponded 3 January 2018

Thank you for reviewing Northern Lights Lodge on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your taking time out of your busy schedule to do this. We enjoyed visiting with the family and loved your winter enthusiasm--you were all absolutely passionate about winter and did not let the cold...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

We just spent a wonderful week at Northern Lights Lodge. We have 3 kids and they enjoy all the activities on the grounds, including always looking for the ducks! This is our fifth year visiting and each year continue to enjoy and relax during our...More

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Response from Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights LodgeResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for the review Heather! Vacations always seem to go by so quickly and this year was no exception! I know that Gary enjoyed spending time with everyone. The ducks are certainly a highlight--this week the kids have found 67 so far. Our family...More

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Maximize your vacation days all year long at Northern Lights Lodge for an experience of a purely unforgettable nature! Guests will share in the classic Minnesota resort experience on the shores of Bear More Island Lake on the edge of BWCAW. Our charming cabins and suites are the perfect place to relax after experiencing every seasonal wilderness adventure your heart desires: fishing, canoeing, kayaking, boating, swimming, birding, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, hunting and more! Less
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Free Parking
Free Internet
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
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USD 485 - USD 485 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United States > Minnesota > Ely
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
USD 485 - USD 485 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United States > Minnesota > Ely
Traveller (47)
Room & Suite (71)
Pool & Beach (13)
Dining (2)
Family and Play Areas (30)
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Abby B
4 October 2015|
Response from Marie V | Property representative |
Hello Abby -- our classic seasonal cabins are more "rustic". What travel/stay dates are you considering? Our classic cabins were closed today for the coming winter season. We have 3 other cabins and 4 suites available... More
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"Some of the suites had many steep stairs in order to access the entryway; however, the views were wonderful."
17 Apr. 2017
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"The web site is very helpful, full of useful information and REAL photos of the cabins. If you have..."
7 Apr. 2017
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"There seems to be a nice variety of lodging options. The suites are lovely, traditional cabins and newer..."
27 Jan. 2017
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"I found the resort's website to be very comprehensive and appreciated that the cabin photos online were..."
23 Jan. 2017
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