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Northern Lights Lodge

#5 of 8 Hotels in Ely
Certificate of Excellence
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 August 2015

We needed a place that would accept pets so our choices were limited. I am sure we got the best of the bunch and one of the best available with or without pets. The owners are hard working and they go the extra mile to make this place stand out. I personally loved the gnomes peeking out among the leaves...

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

We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay here with us and we THANK YOU for sharing your vacation experience!

Eagan, Minnesota
Reviewed 29 March 2015

We went to the place in March 2015 and we were probably the only people in the lodge because it was an off season. We stayed in a suite which had a well equipped kitchen. There is no TV or WI-Fi but they have a few board games to provide entertainment in night time. There is a dock on the...

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

Thank you for your review. Congratulations, you and your friends were able to experience first hand the truly amazing peacefulness of life here in the north woods during that quieter time between the seasons here at the Resort just as I promised when you made the reservation. Your photo of the night sky is lovely. I'm glad that everyone enjoyed...

Duluth, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 March 2015

We stayed 3 nights during the winter. The lodge and grounds are nice, but lack some of those detailed finishing touches that really make a lodge a warm place to stay. Also, they do not provide towels, and the only way to know this is to actually go into your confirmation email and open the packing list document (do people...

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

Thank you for taking a moment out of your busy schedule to submit a review. I am glad that you were able to enjoy your stay with us. We are always open to suggestions and creative ideas to improve and expand upon our resort amenities. It appears you may have some thoughts in this area and I would invite you...

Eagan, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 March 2015

We stayed at Northern Lights Lodge while dogsledding in Ely. It was conveniently located and made a good base for our "adventures". We stayed in the 2 upper suites - 4 people to a suite. The suites were well equipped, very clean and excellent condition. Marie was friendly and helpful. I did a bit of snowshoeing one morning and the...

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

Thank you for taking a moment out of your busy schedule to submit a review. I am glad that you were able pursue your winter adventures and was happy to extend your check out time! I do wish that someone would have expressed the suite heat concern during your stay as it is DEFINITELY a matter that we could have...

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed 31 January 2015

Our last trip was great and the family agreed that it was nice to return to Northern Lights Lodge. We usually pick a new vacation spot each year to explore but it was great to return again. The Vogt family is so friendly, our vacation friends from last summer were back again so it was like a mini-reunion. Everyone enjoyed...

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Park Rapids, Minnesota
Reviewed 31 December 2014

This resort was a good find! We visited in the winter, so probably appreciated different things than summer guests do. We appreciated the clean, comfortable cabin (we were in cabin #12), the easily operated wood burning fireplace (both for atmosphere and good quality heat!) with an unlimited wood supply, the reliable furnace, plenty of hot water, the excellent sauna, the...

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

Thank you for your review and recommendations Jennifer. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family and I am glad that you enjoyed your winter vacation experience here in Ely. I hope that you have a GREAT summer season!

Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

This was our first times at Northern Lights and our second time in Ely. The cabin was a basic summer cabin - cute, cozy, clean and had everything we needed. We loved having a lake view and our own pier. The owners are great and provide fun activities, gnome hunting, lots of outdoor and indoor games which were well maintained...

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

Thank you for staying with us! It was a pleasure having you all here with us. I'm glad that you enjoyed Cabin 1, I personally enjoy the creek that flows along side the cabin in the spring. I'm glad that the weather held off for your day trips! We hope that you will be able to visit us again. Marie...

Milan, Tennessee
Reviewed 16 April 2014

We tried this resort last spring for the first time after years at a different Ely camp. The walleye fishing was fantastic but don't tell anyone. It took me a day or two to get used to being on a new lake and Bear Island definitely has a lot of structure. We laid into a nice, nice afternoon of bass...

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

Mike thank you for the review! The walleyes definitely treated you well--it was a great week. We'd love to have you back with the entire family.

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed 26 March 2014

My family and I ventured to Northern Minnesota for the first time last summer and we chose Northern Lights Lodge for our July vacation. Complete success and what a gem! Our cabin was perfect. Our stay was amazing. The owners were great. What more could someone ask for on a vacation? We enjoyed the experience so much that our family...

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

Becki, thank you for the great review and high praise! We enjoyed having your family here with us.

Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 27 January 2014

Our family decided to put a vacation under the Christmas tree this year and we decided to surprise the family with a trip to Ely....in the winter. We had a blast! Our research and planning was made EASY by Marie (one of the owners) and we decided to follow her advice. The resort was great and definitely kid friendly but...

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

Thank you so much! It was our pleasure having you here with us and I am so glad that you all enjoyed your stay. See you this summer.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: $203 - $281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Northern Lights Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Some of the suites had many steep stairs in order to access the entryway; however, the views were wonderful.”
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“The web site is very helpful, full of useful information and REAL photos of the cabins. If you have questions, call and talk to the owners.”
SunnieBunnieNest, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“There seems to be a nice variety of lodging options. The suites are lovely, traditional cabins and newer cabins with more amenities.”
jenharrigan64, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I found the resort's website to be very comprehensive and appreciated that the cabin photos online were true to our rental.”
cpendalton1959, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There are many cabin sizes to choose from, all close to the lake.”
533selmas, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
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