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River Point Resort & Outfitting Co.

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River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. is located on a magnificent private peninsula on the South Kawishwi River and Birch Lake with direct paddle access to the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area for canoe trip adventures. Two hours from Duluth, MN and 10 minutes from the quaint town of Ely, MN makes River Point the perfect place to enjoy lodging and activities while staying at the resort, or the best location to begin a BWCA canoe trip at entry point #32. At the resort enjoy full marina service, rental boats, motors, and pontoon boats, complimentary fish cleaning, Bait and Tackle Shop, guide service, and friendly staff knowledgeable in all things fishing and more. New sauna, private Trail of Reflections hiking trail, sand beaches, free kayaks, rafts. River Point Outfitting Co. offers canoe outfitting for complete trips into the wilderness, or if you need only a canoe, we can help! Trip Routing with expert routers, maps, fishing advice, fine food, bunkhouses, and safe van transport.
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12007 River Point Road PO Box 397, Ely, MN 55731
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Chisholm Airport57 mi
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River Point is one of those hidden gems that surprises you and creates a lifetime memory that exceeds ones expectations. The "cabin" we stayed in (Riverview) was beautiful...the attention to detail and appointments are exceptional..the views..picturesque...the passion and
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This resort is undeniably beautiful and more upscale than you will typically find in the area. But their communication (internal to outfitter and external to customers) is very poor. This is a place for people from the cities who want a "taste" of northern Minnesota and don't
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Stayed in Hideaway. Nice clean cabin. Excellent view of lake from screen porch and kitchen. We will probably come back again as we have been doing research on other resorts in northern minnesota and River Point has everything we like. Screen porch and private dock and lake
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Stay 4 nights in one of the Chalet, Windsong; The chalet is nicely furniture; nice size bedroom/bathroon; a nice kitchen, small living room, and a deck with grill included. Very comfortable and clean; it includes kitchen utensils so you can cook at home if that is what you
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My husband and I planned our honeymoon trip over a weekend. We booked a room as well as the honeymoon package. The honeymoon package was 600.00, not including the cost of the villa we stayed in. The villa itself was nice; air conditioner worked great, however there were ants in
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A short walk out the front of The Point is "the point". I caught fish from the boulder.
Immaculately Clean, seriously folks.
Hi Steve Gumins, This is Jane, owner of River Point. We are most pleased that your group of five persons stayed with us for just the one night, August 22, following your canoe trip into the BWCA. You came with one more person than what was reserved, but fortunately the Villa had five beds, including the sleeper sofa in the living room. So, this spacious two bedroom did work out well, plus it had a large bath with a huge whirlpool tub and shower. Something to enjoy after bathing in the lakes. I checked you into the Stoneridge Villa, which is lakefront. I am a bit confused by your comments, as there is nothing to obstruct the beautiful view to the east from this upper level Villa, which has an extra vantage point. There is a short piece of lawn out front, and then the small drive (which is only used to access the Villas to unload, as you are aware) and then more green lawn with the fire pit at water's edge. All total 140 feet to the water's edge with an unobstructed view (exactly like the photo on the website). Certainly loads closer than the Grand Ely lodge's is to Shagwa Lake, which you indicated you usually stay at. Both my husband, Steve, and I thought you and your family were delightful and were most happy to speak with you.Steve remembers that you called before coming out and he answered your questions regarding our Guest Laundry facilities onsite. He explained that we had two washers and only one operational dryer, as the other had just malfunctioned just this week. I heard his part of the conversation with you, and truthfully, in my opinion, there was nothing unfriendly or unhelpful about what he said.He simply wanted you to know in advance that the time for drying your soiled clothes would take longer. So, once again, i am confused by your comments, but if you found anything offensive, we are most sorry for that. And, we wish you well on your future canoe trips to the Ely area and your lodging stay, where ever you may go to. Best regards, Jane Koschak
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"Chalet rooms do not have lake views. Only cabins do."
"Log Cabin is quiet and peaceful. There is a fire ring right below the cabin where you can sit and listen to the loons in the evening!"
"I have only stayed in the bunkhouse....I rough it!"
"This is not a hotel.....it is a resort on a 17 mile long lake where it meets a river...."
"We had one of the "Chalets". There are quite a few stairs to go up, so it wouldn't be the choice for someone who isn't in very good shape."
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