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Northern Lights Lodge

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The location was remote and very quiet, yet only 10 miles from Ely. The suite we had was very clean and attractive. It looked like a northern cabin with a gas fireplace. You had your living room, kitchen, bathroom & bedroom with a king size bed. We were very impressed, until sleeping in the bed. Neither one of us could...

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Northern_Lights_Ely, Owner at Northern Lights Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We wholeheartedly feel that a vacation should never be uncomfortable and I am so disappointed that you did not enjoy your stay! It is so unfortunate that you did not share any of your concerns during your 3 night stay as we would have addressed them. We could even have offered a different lodging option...

Duluth, Minnesota
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice cabin with large deck and path to dock. We brought our pontoon, no problems. Took a relaxing ride in one of their kayaks. Played games on our deck. Walked through a fun path with many gnomes hidden among the trees. Owners are very nice, helpful people. Watched sunset from deck. Lawn games to play on property. Grill at...

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Payneville, Kentucky
Reviewed 22 September 2016

What an experience. Wonderful cabin, beautiful location, and the owners--well what wonderful people they are. It is hard for me to describe how much I loved this place. We had a great time, heard the loons and enjoyed awesome scenery every day. The folks running this place were like finding lost relatives instead of people who just managed a resort....

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Rochester, Minnesota
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We stayed for an extended weekend in August with my sister and brother-in law who are from the area. The cabin was great, clean and had everything we needed. I have bad allergies but I was assured the cabin had little pet activity and was cleaned, they were right I could not tell if there had EVER been a dog...

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Savage, Minnesota
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Northern Lights Lodge as part of our first visit to the Ely area. The start of the trip was a bit harried. A bad storm had hit the previous night and power was out in Ely and at the lodge. Marie was more than understanding and offered to work with us, give the circumstances. We decided...

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Top quality accommodations, exceptional owners 《the Vogts》that treat you like family! Always spotless, with well kept cabins and lots of amenities. Family games and activities, also pet friendly. Nice beach on Bear Island Lake, or you can sit on the dock or lounge chairs and relax. Very peaceful and relaxing. Great in Spring, Summer, and Fall! I've stayed at several...

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Reviewed 14 June 2016

Marie and Gary have done a marvelous job of creating one of the most peaceful and professional lodging facilities in the north. First of all, their attention to detail in the cabins, suites and on the grounds are unparalleled. The suite in which we stayed was immaculate, well-appointed and well-stocked (I owned a B and B for many years and...

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Bloomington, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 June 2016

My husband and I have been regulars at this amazing gem since 2008. Not only do we enjoy our summer visits, but we also love winter at Northern Lights Lodge as well. The cabins are immaculate and the resort grounds are very tidy. You will find so many options to keep you busy and enjoying the outdoors. The owners welcome...

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Rochester, Minnesota
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a winter getaway after 9 years of staying in very rustic accommodations. I did my research and chose Northern Lights. What a great place! The suite was just as advertised, and fully stocked. Very clean, well kept, and very comfortable. The grounds are also kept up, and everything plowed and shoveled. The sauna...

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Reviewed 4 February 2016

My wife and I recently took a long weekend to have a 'winter vacation' at Northern Lights Lodge, near Ely, MN. We have vacationed there for many winter weekends, and have thoroughly enjoyed our summer family week vacations there for many years. The new snow was clean and white, and the driveway, parking areas, stairs and walkways were cleaned and...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Northern Lights Lodge

Address: 9089 Highway 21, Ely, MN 55731
Region: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Price Range: $175 - $309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Northern Lights Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Ask about the age of the mattress.”
 of 5 bubbles tomsZ1303KF, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There are many cabin sizes to choose from, all close to the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles 533selmas, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The upper-level suites”
 of 5 bubbles Q8367QXtomt, 14 Jun 2016 | Read review
“cabins are our favorite, but the suites are very nice as well”
 of 5 bubbles USA2010_10, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All of the suites and cabins have a water view, from inside and the decks. They are all modern, clean, and well supplied.”
 of 5 bubbles 573beckik, 4 Feb 2016 | Read review
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