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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed at Silver Rapids Lodge for 10 days in late August, BT will never return. The "resort" is in serious need of investment in its infrastructure. The road ways are virtually dangerous for driving, the motel and cabins are dated at best and the rental boats are marginal. While the owner is friendly and courteous, he does not deliver... More 

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Thank Rich S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The furniture in our cabin (Teepee) was very uncomfortable. When I sat on the sleeper sofa, I sank in about six inches. I had to put two back cushions under the seat cushion in order to sit on the sofa. The chair in the room was not much better. The mattress on the bed on the main floor needs to... More 

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1 Thank Nancy O
Huntsville, Alabama
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38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Silver Rapids Lodge has cabins and a campground. We stayed in the campground. Ely is a wonderful place for people who like to fish. The campground is right on the water. It is a good place to kayak, canoe and/or fish. But the campground is very tight and the parking is inadequate. Sometimes a car has to move in order... More 

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1 Thank Corrie C
Washburn, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Made reservations for our 36' motor home and were told that yes they had a spot that would accommodate our rig. What a lie that was!! The road going up to is was over grown with trees that scraped the side of our coach plugged with parked cars and the roads are broken down black top and others just gravel... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 1 August 2016

terrible place to stay Sites were so close to each other its hard to back a pop-up in. We rented a pontoon very crappy equipment it kept breaking down on else leaking gas and oil. you have to replaced gas on anything you use at 6 dollars a gallon they do not tell you that when you rent it out.

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Twin Cities, MN
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay. The cabin was a little dated. I would bring my own kitchen necessities. Surroundings are beautiful. The lodge has a great Bloody Mary. Food is very expensive (only pizzas that are said to be home made but are frozen). The young guys helping with boat fuel were always friendly. It was hit & miss at the... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We stay at Silver Rapids every year. This year we had 2 couples who had never been to the Ely area camping with us. Everyone was blown away by the campsites, right on the lake. The shower house was nice and clean. The bar and restaurant were great, great food and great drinks. The staff was phenomenal! We had blown... More 

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Thank Denise L
United States
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47 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

If you are coming to get away from the city, fish, camp, spend a weekend away from it all then why want a 5 star resort? This place is better the staff is excellent, they have a HUGE sauna, great views of the lakes/lake access. This lodge has charm! There is a bar/restaurant in the main area. If you use... More 

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Thank Jessica R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Had a chance to stay here and a few chances to grab a drink. Nice accommodations. Dated, but clean and functional cabins. You're up North, on the footstep of the Boundary Waters. This isn't a luxury resort and it's not trying to be. That's part of why it's nice. Enjoy it. Not to mention staff is friendly and they have... More 

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1 Thank Justin H
Minneapolis
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Yes the property is in need of some work but the people that work there are friendly, knowledgeable, & helpful. I have spent 7 summers there as a seasonal RV site holder and soon will be spending my eighth summer. First off you are in Ely Gods Country that being said leave your cell phone and computers home...commune with nature.... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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Additional Information about Silver Rapids Lodge

Address: 459 Kawishiwi Trl, Ely, MN 55731-8194
Region: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Price Range: $85 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Silver Rapids Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Ask about the condition of the furniture before you book a cabin or room in their lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles nancyo820, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go elsewhere”
 of 5 bubbles Dennis3120, 6 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Ask for current pictures of any cabin you plan on renting (inside and out).”
 of 5 bubbles AneeterB, 23 Jul 2014 | Read review
“No WIFI, which was all we could ask for!”
 of 5 bubbles AKkotzian79, 12 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Pick the two story cabin that is next to the boat docks! It has a great view!”
 of 5 bubbles kendrab482, 4 Sep 2012 | Read review
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