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Adventure Inn

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Certificate of Excellence
Adventure Inn is an earth-friendly, sustainable motel that is dedicated to reducing their energy foot print while providing comfort to their guests. A family run motel. We now have a brand new energy efficient solar thermal building with earthy comfort in mind. Quiet, comfortable with platform beds, hand made furniture,down blankets and pillows. We also have 2 brand new jacuzzi suites. The old economy building no longer exists and we are in the process of rennovating the 10 yr old back building.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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53Somewhat walkable
Grade: 53 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
40Room tips
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Went to Ely for a few days to bring my relative back to Texas. I received a very nice room that looked like it had been renovated. The bathroom looked updated and was very clean. Bed was comfortable. Even though it was below zero outside, my room stayed comfortably warm. They
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Response from Sueedgington, Owner at Adventure Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind words. We do try hard to make improvements every year. Also, we do have some of the best cleaning staff in town. Everyone here at the Adventure Inn is dedicated to making your stay as comfortable as possible.
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We stayed here in July 2018 after a week in the BWCA. We had the big room with four queens for 6 of us, and I've not slept more comfortably in any other bed at any hotel. The sheets and pillows are not usual industry sheets, soft and comfortable like you'd put in your own home.
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I was a longer term visitor while volunteering at the nearby North American Bear Center. The rooms are comfortable and clean plus the verandah areas outside are excellent for drinking your morning coffee (provided in the lobby every morning). The owners and staff are friendly
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Response from Sueedgington, Owner at Adventure Inn
Responded 14 Dec. 2018
Thank you for your kind words. All of us at the Adventure Inn do care about our guests and their comforts. We are not a fancy full service hotel (Ely is remote) but try hard to make your stay a good one. We especially appreciate volunteers for both the International wolf Center and for the North american Bear center. To travel this distance to volunteer for either institution is dedication at it's best. Thank you again for your kind words.
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Stayed in Ely an extra night after a canoe trip and decided to try Adventure Inn. I was very happy with my stay. Nice, tiled floors in entry and bathroom, clean carpet in rest of room. Sheets and pillows were fresh and clean. The comforter has a pattern on it and, when you first
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Response from Sueedgington, Owner at Adventure Inn
Responded 12 Oct. 2018
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We regularly wash the duvet covers, so no worries there. We do not have an ice machine (energy hogs and harbors of bacteria) but do have ice and ice buckets in our office. I am happy to hear your stay was comfortable and that you would stay with us again.
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We needed a quick overnight stay and we happened on to this Inn. We got the last room they had - with 4 queen sized beds. The room was a little quirky with the bathroom sink out in the room and the shower/tub room very small but it was really clean and the place was adorable.
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Response from Sueedgington, Owner at Adventure Inn
Responded 8 Oct. 2018
Thank you for your review. The room is very large with 4 Queen beds set up for large families or groups. The sink has a large counter with a large mirror for people to spread out a bit. The bathroom is small. Slated for a remodel this winter. replacing the tub shower with a larger tiled shower and toilet. Should be a better fit for such a large room. We do not offer a hot protein breakfast. Just locally sourced pastries and scones. Also hot water for a large assortment of teas and hot chocolate. Our office is a bit small to offer much more plus as a small "mom and pop". do not have the ability to build a commercial kitchen and meet all the health code standards. We do not get much call for decaf coffee so only offer it in a single serve instant option. There are few close restaurants that offer a hot protein breakfast. The Front Porch is the delightful cafe which also offers hot breakfast options as well. I am glad you enjoyed your stay.
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I've been in neither but have stayed in "The Squirrel's Nest". It's cute with a quilt with squirrels on it and other themed furnishings. I always stay with them and really have liked this hotel over the years. Definitely go to the wolf center. It's really cool. I have not been to the Dorthy Molter museum but hear it is very nice. My favorite outfitter is Redrock but others probably are as good. This is a fabulous town and place and expect you will have a great time.
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"Second floor of the main building, faces away from the parking lot. Very quiet."
"several steps to get to the upstairs rooms"
"Do not recommend"
"The upstairs rooms are newer, possibly quieter, get a back of the lot room so you don't have street noise."
"Request a room in the new building."
USD 102 - USD 136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesMinnesotaEly
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